History Series / AdamAdamantLives

4th Mar '17 12:16:27 PM comicwriter
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* {{Irony}}: In the Japan episode, Georgina is found out by the Madam of a geisha house after mugging a geisha for her clothes. The Madam chastises her for dishonoring their profession, and angrily tells her that the first step to becoming a geisha is to actually be Japanese. Neither the Madam (Mary Webster) nor the geisha Georgina mugged (Mona Chong) were played by actors of Japanese descent.


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* MuggedForDisguise: Georgina mugs a geisha for her kimono in one episode.


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* {{Yellowface}}: Madam Nagata from "More Deadly Than the Sword" is played by Mary Webster, a white Englishwoman. Likewise, Kodama from the same episode is played by Russian actor Yuri Borienko.
27th Jul '16 1:42:54 PM john_e
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* ANaziByAnyOtherName: The private security form Surveillance Services make deliberate use of Nazi imagery, down to the salutes, black uniforms and SS collar flashes.


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* PuttingOnTheReich: The private security form Surveillance Services make deliberate use of Nazi imagery, down to the salutes, black uniforms and SS collar flashes.
27th Jul '16 1:40:48 PM john_e
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Subsequent episodes established more of a formula. Either Adam or Georgina would stumble upon a plot, usually involving some technofantasy element (clothes that kill their wearers, washing powder with an addictive scent, etc.). Adam would forbid Georgina to investigate, but she would anyway. Then he would have to rescue her as well as solving the case. In the better stories they would solve it together. In episode 2 Adam employed a former seaside entertainer Willaim Simms (Jack May) as a valet. One of the show's highlights was the constant bickering between Simms and Georgina.

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Subsequent episodes established more of a formula. Either Adam or Georgina would stumble upon a plot, usually involving some technofantasy element (clothes that kill their wearers, washing powder with an addictive scent, etc.). Adam would forbid Georgina to investigate, but she would anyway. Then he would have to rescue her as well as solving the case. In the better stories they would solve it together. In episode 2 Adam employed a former seaside entertainer Willaim William Simms (Jack May) as a valet. One of the show's highlights was the constant bickering between Simms and Georgina.
13th Mar '16 4:36:01 PM ImpudentInfidel
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* DidNotThinkThisThrough: "The Last Sacrifice" and "Allah Is Not Always With You" both revolve around blackmail schemes that the blackmailer cannot possibly pull off, since they would have to actually confess to murder themselves in the process.
18th May '15 7:47:00 PM rockmanx
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* CelibateHero: Between his code of chivalry and a bad romantic past, Adam consistently avoids the advances women, and the few times he is interested in someone they are working for the villain in the episode.

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* CelibateHero: Between his code of chivalry and a bad romantic past, Adam consistently avoids the advances women, women make on him, and the few times he is interested in someone someone, they are working for the villain in the episode.
12th May '15 8:18:15 AM LondonKdS
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* CaptainErsatz: The show was initially conceived as a Swinging Sixties update of the well-known British pulp hero Sexton Blake, and when the BBC was unable to get the rights was made in a way that was virtually unchanged other than changing the character's name.
2nd Mar '15 4:08:22 PM john_e
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* GetAHoldOfYourselfMan: When Georgie falls victim to the hypnotic music in "Sing a Song of Danger", Adam has to slap her face to free her.
2nd Mar '15 1:05:20 PM john_e
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* BigRedButton: Surveillance Services' mainframe has a prominent, molly-guarded emergency shutdown button. [[SchmuckBait Its purpose is not to shut the computer down.]]
2nd Mar '15 11:47:20 AM john_e
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* ANaziByAnyOtherName: The private security form Surveillance Services make deliberate use of Nazi imagery, down to the salutes, black uniforms and SS collar flashes.
1st Mar '15 2:27:26 PM john_e
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* TheSlowPath: [[spoiler:Louise]] meets Adam again in "Black Echo", having lived through all the sixty-five years since he was frozen.


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* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: In "Black Echo", [[spoiler:Louise very literally outlives her usefulness to the Face. Her sixty-five years of faithful service count for nothing with him; he leaves her to die in Adamant's arms while he makes his getaway with his new, younger sidekick.]]
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