History Series / SapphireAndSteel

4th Sep '16 7:01:27 PM PaulA
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* GasStationOfDoom: There is a story set at an isolated gas station, but it's set in England, not the northern US.


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* GasStationOfDoom: The British equivalent is the setting of this story.
4th Sep '16 11:46:45 AM Morgenthaler
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* GasStationOfDoom: There is a story set at an isolated gas station, but it's set in England, not the northern US.
28th Apr '16 8:27:25 AM LondonKdS
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* MoodDissonance: After they have won by [[spoiler:abandoning Mr. Tully to a horrible death at best and eternal torment at worst]], Sapphire and Steel literally skip off into nothingness doing jazz hands, in what almost looks like a parody of the Series/MorecambeAndWise ending sequence.

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* MoodDissonance: After they have won by [[spoiler:abandoning Mr. Tully to a horrible death at best and eternal torment at worst]], Sapphire and Steel literally skip off into nothingness doing jazz hands, in what almost looks like a parody of the Series/MorecambeAndWise Creator/MorecambeAndWise ending sequence.
28th Apr '16 8:26:52 AM LondonKdS
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* MoodDissonance: After they have won by [[spoiler:abandoning Mr. Tully to a horrible death at best and eternal torment at worst]], Sapphire and Steel literally skip off into nothingness doing jazz hands, in what almost looks like a parody of the Series/MorecambeAndWise ending sequence.
21st Mar '16 10:39:29 AM Nentuaby
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* IDoNotDrinkWine: When offered a cocktail at a fancy dinner party, Steel says he doesn't drink. Sapphire, however, has a glass of champagne.
16th Jan '16 9:45:12 AM NOYB
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* HumansAreMorons: A view held in varying degrees by all the Elements because of how often it is humanity through whose meddling and inventiveness that creates ways for Time to start escaping and wreaking havoc. Steel sees humans as stupid, but will fight to his last breath to save them, though if what they do threatens the stability of the rest of the universe, he would not hesitate to sacrifice them as an acceptible loss; Sapphire more thinks humanity has more a [[HumansAreFlawed charming, if troublesome, flaw]] of being very imaginative and ambitious and thinks the universe would be a much poorer place without them; Gold thinks humans are straight up morons who should be wiped from the universe to save the Elements and the rest of the universe the trouble they cause; and Silver sees humans as morons for getting into and creating things of which they do not fully count the consequences, but he admires their ingenuity and inventiveness and does not particularly begrudge them the amout of work they cause him.

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* HumansAreMorons: A view held in varying degrees by all the Elements because of how often it is humanity through whose meddling and inventiveness that creates ways for Time to start escaping and wreaking havoc. Steel sees humans as stupid, but will fight to his last breath to save them, though if what they do threatens the stability of the rest of the universe, he would not hesitate to sacrifice them as an acceptible loss; Sapphire more thinks humanity has more a [[HumansAreFlawed charming, if troublesome, flaw]] of being very imaginative and ambitious and thinks the universe would be a much poorer place without them; Gold thinks humans are straight up morons who should be wiped from the universe to save the Elements and the rest of the universe the trouble they cause; and Silver sees humans as morons for getting into and creating things of which they do not fully count the consequences, but he admires their ingenuity and inventiveness and does not particularly begrudge them the amout amount of work they cause him.
20th Oct '15 1:47:51 AM LondonKdS
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* ParanoiaFuel: Any sufficiently-large assemblage of old objects can potentially summon an EldritchAbomination to destabilise the universe. Beware of museums... (An alternative interpretation of Assignments One, Three, and Five is that it's old-fashioned ''lifestyles'' or attempts to re-enact the past that cause problems, rather than simply collections, although this is not true of Assignment Four.)
20th Oct '15 1:46:58 AM LondonKdS
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* ParanoiaFuel: Any sufficiently-large assemblage of old objects can potentially summon an EldritchAbomination to destabilise the universe. Beware of museums... (An alternative interpretation of Assignments One, Three, and Five is that it's old-fashioned ''lifestyles'' or attempts to re-enact the past that cause problems, rather than simply collections, although this is not true of Assignment Four.)
18th Sep '15 7:45:09 AM skzip887
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From 2005 to 2008, Creator/BigFinish released a series of ''Sapphire & Steel'' [[AudioAdaptation audio dramas]]; unusually for Big Finish's audio ranges, the original cast did ''not'' return--bar David Collings as Silver--so Susannah Harker and Creator/DavidWarner were cast in the title roles. ([=McCallum=], a series regular on ''Series/{{NCIS}}'', was living in the [=US=]; Lumley simply declined. That said, both are on record as still fond of the series and proud of their work on it.)

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From 2005 to 2008, Creator/BigFinish released a series of ''Sapphire & Steel'' [[AudioAdaptation audio dramas]]; unusually for Big Finish's audio ranges, the original cast did ''not'' return--bar David Collings as Silver--so Susannah Harker and Creator/DavidWarner were cast in the title roles. ([=McCallum=], a series regular on ''Series/{{NCIS}}'', was living in the [=US=]; Lumley simply declined. That said, both are on record as still fond of the series and proud of their work on it.)
) The range is currently unavailable due to licensing issues.
6th Sep '15 7:41:11 PM PaulA
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''Sapphire and Steel'' (1979-1982) is a British series sitting squarely at the intersection of ScienceFantasy and {{Horror}}. It was created by ATV, one of Creator/{{ITV}}'s regional franchises, and was probably the best of ITV's several attempts to produce an [[DuelingShows answer]] to Creator/TheBBC's classic-era ''Series/DoctorWho''. The title characters, played by Creator/JoannaLumley and [[Creator/DavidMcCallum David [=McCallum=]]], are stoic inter-dimensional agents who protect... um, something. The opening monologue above is really all the explanation we ever get. Their role seems to involve preventing [[EldritchAbomination Lovecraftian horrors]] from slipping in through weak spots in time and snatching things. Exactly what this means -- or for that matter, what Sapphire and Steel ''themselves'' really are -- never quite becomes clear.

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''Sapphire and Steel'' (1979-1982) is a British series sitting squarely at the intersection of ScienceFantasy and {{Horror}}. It was created by ATV, one of Creator/{{ITV}}'s regional franchises, and was probably the best of ITV's several attempts to produce an [[DuelingShows answer]] to Creator/TheBBC's classic-era ''Series/DoctorWho''. The title characters, played by Creator/JoannaLumley and [[Creator/DavidMcCallum David [=McCallum=]]], Creator/DavidMcCallum, are stoic inter-dimensional agents who protect... um, something. The opening monologue above is really all the explanation we ever get. Their role seems to involve preventing [[EldritchAbomination Lovecraftian horrors]] from slipping in through weak spots in time and snatching things. Exactly what this means -- or for that matter, what Sapphire and Steel ''themselves'' really are -- never quite becomes clear.
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