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Canadian vs. French episodes

The Canadian vs. the French episodes:

Canadian (Complex, Gladiators, Emily, Forward Base)
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French (K is for Kill: The Tiger Awakes, Tiger by the Tail, The Lion and the Unicorn)
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Post 21 Feb 2010, 17:42

Canadian vs. French episodes

Canadian episodes of TNA better than the French ones?

Series hits a low with K is for Kill think :no:
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Post 21 Feb 2010, 18:05

Re: Canadian vs. French episodes

Why not add a lovely poll to this topic? :wink:

I have voted for the Canadian episodes, even though I find Gladiators one of the weakest episodes they ever did. (I don't think I could even be bothered to finish that episode) The K is for Kill have some really great scenes (wife swapping in broad day light, ''I'm a girl, a girl!'') but that's it for me.

I think the Avengers is just generally a show that works best within the borders of Britain. :lol:
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Post 21 Feb 2010, 18:27

Re: Canadian vs. French episodes

Mara wrote:Why not add a lovely poll to this topic? :wink:

I have voted for the Canadian episodes, even though I find Gladiators one of the weakest episodes they ever did. (I don't think I could even be bothered to finish that episode) The K is for Kill have some really great scenes (wife swapping in broad day light, ''I'm a girl, a girl!'') but that's it for me.

I think the Avengers is just generally a show that works best within the borders of Britain. :lol:


I think the Canadian episodes are better on balance, too, if only because they have more chances to redeem themselves. K is for Kill is incredibly draggy through the first half, and never should have been given a two-parter (the wife-swapping is pretty good, though, and the "I'm a girl!" Oh, and the sweet little bit where Gambit reiterates Purdey's "difficult decision: him or you" from The Midas Touch, and she smiles just the tiniest bit, with real affection. :wub: ) I really like The Lion and the Unicorn, though, but the Canadians have Forward Base, probably the best foreign-made ep, and Complex is pretty respectable. Even Emily is fun given the right mood. The Gladiators is the only really bad one (have you really never watched it to the end, Maartje? Not even for Gambit's over-the-top drop-kick?). So overall, I'd say Canada. But I would have left it in Britain if I could, yes.
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Post 22 Feb 2010, 01:19

Re: Canadian vs. French episodes

I like The Lion and the Unicorn, it's a great episode. K is for Kill isn't a great one, but it does have its funny moments such as the "wife-swapping" scene. The Canadian episodes are ok. Forward Base is really good, Complex is ok and Emily is just plain fun. The only TNA episode that I loathe is Gladiators. So based on this I'll have to vote for the Canadian episodes :happy:
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Post 22 Feb 2010, 04:29

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Go Canada! :lol:
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Post 01 Mar 2010, 13:21

Re: Canadian vs. French episodes

do you think these foreign episodes were intended for Uk filming? Emily filmed in Hertfordshire?
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Post 01 Mar 2010, 18:30

Re: Canadian vs. French episodes

shill wrote:do you think these foreign episodes were intended for Uk filming? Emily filmed in Hertfordshire?


No. They didn't write scripts that far in advance, and Brian Clemens and co. knew they were going to be filming overseas (foreign funding required it), so they would have sketched them out with the knowledge that they were going to be in France or Canada to take advantage of/make reference to the setting. The only story that wasn't constructed specifically for foreign filming was K is for Kill, which Brian Clemens wrote as a special short story for a British newspaper. It was published in installments before TNA began airing as a promotional tool. I have the original printing of the story, and Clemens clearly just tweaked a few things and recycled it. I suspect it was used to take some pressure off the scriptwriters. Otherwise I suspect all the scripts were written special.

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