Monday, 29 June 2015

ANOTHER (BOND) BABE OF THE DAY - MARTINE BESWICK...



Oh, go on then - feast your eyes on the
magnificent MARTINE BESWICK.  It's
every red-blooded man's duty.

6 comments:

DeadSpiderEye said...

Martine Beswick, yeah I've heard of her. BTW have you seen the Provis/Leigh live action pilot she was in, The Solarnauts?

Kid said...

Yeah, dreadful, innit?

DeadSpiderEye said...

It might be dreadful but I kinda like it, especially Loejick or however you spell it, he was a decent villain, well for kids anyway. Even though it's Provis's model photography that's usually cited as the main flaw in the Provis/Leigh stuff, it has a certain charm in that context.

Kid said...

Perhaps if I'd seen it as a kid, I might've had a different opinion. Funny that, eh?

TC said...

I watched the Solarnauts pilot episode, and two episodes of Space Patrol, and one of Paul Starr, on YouTube early this morning. They didn't seem (to me, anyway) any worse than a lot of shows on Saturday morning TV back then. Kids today would probably laugh at the low budgets and hokey effects.

The Leigh/Provis shows were so similar to Gerry Anderson's (Supercar, Fireball XL5, etc.) that I'm surprised that neither one sued the other.

I never saw any of the Leigh/Provis shows on TV, although I did see most of the Anderson shows back then. I've read that Space Patrol was shown on American TV, retitled "Planet Patrol." The change may have been to avoid confusion (and/or a trademark dispute) with an American 1950's sci-fi adventure TV series that had the same title.

Kid said...

Provis and Anderson used to be partners, TC (AP Productions at the start of some Anderson shows stands for Anderson/Provis, 'though they'd split by then), so perhaps they had a gentlemen's agreement not to be petty over techniques they'd developed or overseen together.

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