Wednesday, 28 September 2016


"Linda, Linda, wish you were mine"
run the words of an old song.  Very apt,
'cos any man alive would surely wish that
LINDA THORSON was his.  That
makes Linda a very popular girl!


TC said...

I always liked Linda. She was cute, but, by the time Diana Rigg left, The Avengers had probably already run its course. Somehow, it just felt like the magic was over.

Of course, it was not only The Avengers. By 1968, the fads for spy-fi and superheroes were passing. Batman, The Green Hornet, The Wild Wild West, and The Man (and Girl) From U.N.C.L.E. had all either already been cancelled, or were obviously on the way out.

Kid said...

My impression (going from memory) is that by the time Linda joined The Avengers, any pretence of realism had been completely abandoned and fantasy and surrealism held sway. The Avengers with Diana had often had elements of tongue-in-cheek, but it went into hyper-drive when Linda joined. Nothing to do with Linda of course, she was simply lumbered with it. Bond movies have always had elements of self-parody, but The final series of The Avengers took it too far and audiences soon tired of it. Writers Spooner and Clemens said, I believe, that they knew it would be the last series, so abandoned any and all restraint, and tried to be as outlandish as possible. Steed and Mrs. Peel were probably The Avengers at their best. (I did particularly fancy Linda 'though.)

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