A Great Place to Find Some Retro TV

I recently stumbled across the Shout! Factory TV website and thought I would share the link. Shout! Factory TV has released a number of retro TV shows on DVD over the years, and these shows can be watched on their website. These shows include Space: 1999, The Prisoner, The Saint, Sapphire and Steel, and Secret Agent.

I came across Shout! Factory TV while watching a British show from the seventies called Thriller. My brother found the DVD in a little library and showed me an episode with Jeremy Brett called "One Deadly Owner". I was immediately hooked and wanted to watch the entire series. I started watching the series on YouTube, but then I discovered that I could watch commercial-free episodes on the Shout! Factory TV website. Well...I actually had two commercials pop up the last time I watched Thriller, but it wasn't nearly as annoying as the multitude of commercials that appear on YouTube. Anywaaaaaaaay, I can recommend Thriller to anyone who enjoys mysteries and/or supernatural tales with a twist. The show actually reminds me of Sapphire and Steel, only not as strange. All of the episodes can be found here.

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Recent Cover Art by raven714

raven714 was kind enough to create this fabulous cover art for Many More Miles a couple of days ago, so I just wanted to share it:

And I neglected to share the stunning cover art that raven714 gave me for my birthday, so apologies to raven714 for that. I ended up adding the artwork below to The Reckoning and Muninn:

Thanks again for all of this AMAZING cover art, raven714! It's very much appreciated!

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RIP Paul Darrow

I was sad to hear that Paul Darrow passed away after a short illness. I got into Blake's 7 not long after I became addicted to Sherlock Holmes and Robin of Sherwood, which is probably why Blake's 7 has an enduring place in my heart. Of course, Blake's 7 wouldn't have been Blake's 7 without Paul Darrow playing the fantastically complicated and acerbic Avon. Like so many other women (and probably quite a few men), I fell for Avon and fell for him hard. I re-watched Blake's 7 not that long ago and still found that I was captivated by Paul Darrow's performance. It was hard to focus on anything else when he was on the screen.

I know many Blake's 7 fans are heartbroken by the news of Paul Darrow's passing, but I think we can take some comfort in the wonderful memories we have of Avon and other Paul Darrow roles.

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New Robin of Sherwood Novelization

For any RoS fans who haven't heard, Spiteful Puppet/Chinbeard Books is releasing their first novelization based on their Robin of Sherwood audio adventures. At the moment, the book is available for pre-order. This first book is based on The Meeting Place audio adventure, which was also a part of the recent Robin of Sherwood -- A New Adventure box set. The great thing about the novelization is that you can order it outside the UK. It's a limited edition paperback.

I really enjoyed the audio adventure, but it is very Much-centric, with only Much (Peter Llewellyn Williams) and a couple of original characters -- not that there's anything wrong with that. However, for £8.99, I really can't justify the purchase. That's about $20 CDN (before shipping and handling). If money wasn't tight, I'd be tempted because the book looks beautiful and would be a welcome addition to my bookshelf. Oh, well. I've got the audio adventure, which suits me just fine. :-)

There are two more titles that are going to be released in the near future. One is based on Sanctuary and the other is based on The Red Lord. I haven't heard either of these audio adventures, but I may not be able to resist the novelization for The Red Lord. I'll have to see what my finances are like when the book is published.

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Fic: Many More Miles

Title: Many More Miles
Author: Rusty Armour
Fandom: Robin of Sherwood
Characters: Guy of Gisburne, Robin of Loxley
Category: General
Rating: PG-13ish
Word Count: 4,153
Summary: Loxley struggles to find purpose in his new life and to understand just who he and Gisburne are anymore.
Spoilers: Some spoilers for “Seven Poor Knights from Acre,” “Alan a Dale,” “Herne’s Son,” “The Sheriff of Nottingham,” “The Cross of St. Ciricus,” and The Knights of the Apocalypse.
Notes: This is a sequel to Dissolution and a late birthday present for raven714. This probably won’t make much sense if you haven’t read the first two stories in the Sanctuary series.

This takes place after The Knights of the Apocalypse.

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Disclaimer: This story is based on Richard Carpenter's series Robin of Sherwood. The characters are the property of Richard Carpenter, Robin May, Anthony Horowitz and the RoS production team. This is also based on “The Knights of the Apocalypse” audio adventure, which was based on an original script by Richard Carpenter, directed by Robert Young and produced by Barnaby Eaton-Jones, not to mention the novel written by Jonathan Green.

This story can also be found here on AO3

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