History Series / TheSaint

3rd Sep '14 12:34:22 PM 23skidoo
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After it finished in 1969, it was followed by the TV show ''TheReturnOfTheSaint'' in 1978 starring Ian Ogilvy.
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After it finished in 1969, it was followed by the TV show ''TheReturnOfTheSaint'' in 1978 by a revival titled ''ReturnOfTheSaint'' starring Ian Ogilvy.Ogilvy. Virtually identical to the Moore series (right down to the opening narration), except for being set in the late 1970s, the revival lasted a single season. Additional attempts have been made to bring Simon back to TV, the most successful (to a degree) being a series of Australian-made TV movies that were syndicated in North America in the late 1980s.

* {{Novelization}}: Although many episodes of the series actually adapted short stories, novellas and novels already published as part of the long-running book series, a number of original episode storylines were in turn adapted as part of the Saint book series.
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* {{Novelization}}: Although many episodes of the series actually adapted short stories, novellas and novels already published as part of the long-running book series, a number of original episode storylines were in turn adapted as part of the Saint book series. Several ''Return of the Saint'' episodes were also adapted.
3rd Sep '14 12:31:56 PM 23skidoo
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* {{Novelization}}: Although many episodes of the series actually adapted short stories, novellas and novels already published as part of the long-running book series, a number of original episode storylines were in turn adapted as part of the Saint book series.
16th Jul '14 11:52:35 AM MarkLungo
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** Upon people recognising him, The Saint will often look upwards (and then often at the camera - see the illustration on this page for an example) as an animated halo appears to segue into the credits.
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** Upon people recognising him, The Saint will often look upwards (and then often at the camera - see the illustration on this page for an example) as an animated halo appears to segue into the credits.TitleSequence.
22nd Mar '14 12:42:07 PM MarkLungo
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[[caption-width-right:350:[-"Baby I can see your halo, you know you're my saving grace..."-] ]]
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[[caption-width-right:350:[-"Baby [[caption-width-right:350:[[Music/{{Beyonce}} "Baby I can see your halo, you know you're my saving grace..."-] ]] "]]]]
22nd Mar '14 12:31:05 PM MarkLungo
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The series started in 1962. Its hero is charming, intelligent, British and ready to fight the bad guys -- [[Film/JamesBond not to mention played by]] RogerMoore. We're talking, of course, about '''''The Saint'''''.
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The series started in 1962. Its hero is charming, intelligent, British and ready to fight the bad guys -- [[Film/JamesBond not to mention played by]] RogerMoore.Creator/RogerMoore. We're talking, of course, about '''''The Saint'''''.
22nd Mar '14 10:52:45 AM MarkLungo
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Moved Creator Backlash and Directed By Cast Member to new Trivia page, then deleted them.
* CreatorBacklash: To hit the hour-long runtime, some of Charteris's stories would have extra plot or padding (all the black-and-white episodes are based on short stories, novellas or even novels; the colour episodes featured more original scripts, but some were still based on published works). Harry Junkin, the script editor, would find that Charteris had left notes on the scripts saying "Fit for junkin". ** Despite this, however, Charteris would later oversee the novelisations of several TV episodes, which would be written by staff writers but published (initially) under Charteris' name. * DirectedByCastMember: Roger Moore did several episodes (and as pretty much the only regular cast member, he's the only candidate here).
6th Dec '13 6:35:57 PM WillBGood
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The series started in 1962. Its hero is charming, intelligent, British and ready to fight the bad guys -- [[Film/JamesBond not to mention played by]] Roger Moore. We're talking, of course, about '''''The Saint'''''.
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The series started in 1962. Its hero is charming, intelligent, British and ready to fight the bad guys -- [[Film/JamesBond not to mention played by]] Roger Moore.RogerMoore. We're talking, of course, about '''''The Saint'''''.
6th Jun '13 8:04:27 AM MarkLungo
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* ShoutOut: one early black and white episode features a rare case of a ''predictive'' shout out. At the end of an epsiode, a middle-aged woman tells Templar she knows who he really is: JamesBond. After this, Templar breaks the fourth wall as the Saint halo appears above his head (a rare case of this happening at the ''end'' of an episode). Moore, of course, would go on to play Bond in the 1970s, though he ''did'' appear as Bond in a spoof for a British TV show during his time as the Saint. ** Moore was also the first choice to play JamesBond in ''Dr. No'', but he was tied in to his contract to play The Saint, and they had to go with SeanConnery instead.
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* ShoutOut: one early black and white episode features a rare case of a ''predictive'' shout out. At the end of an epsiode, a middle-aged woman tells Templar she knows who he really is: JamesBond.Franchise/JamesBond. After this, Templar breaks the fourth wall as the Saint halo appears above his head (a rare case of this happening at the ''end'' of an episode). Moore, of course, would go on to play Bond in the 1970s, though he ''did'' appear as Bond in a spoof for a British TV show during his time as the Saint. ** Moore was also the first choice to play JamesBond Film/JamesBond in ''Dr. No'', ''Film/DrNo'', but he was tied in to his contract to play The Saint, and they had to go with SeanConnery instead.
21st Apr '13 10:55:14 AM Dante668
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* BizarroEpisode: Early on, The Saint would help friends and strangers. Then he started to doing the occasional espionage job for the government. Then, in "The House On Dragon's Rock", he stops a MadScientist's [[BigCreepyCrawlies giant ant and its eggs]] from taking over the world. ** The ant is, of course, a NuclearNasty. ** Incredibly, this story is actually based on an actual Leslie Charteris story from 1939, "The Man Who Liked Ants", so we can't blame that one on writers looking for filler.

* ValuesDissonance: "The Golden Journey" opens with Simon Templar suggesting that his friend could 'cure' his fiancée's spoilt brat attitude by hitting her every now and then.
13th Jan '13 6:43:51 AM DSample
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** Moore was also the first choice to play JamesBond in ''Dr. No'', but he was tied in to his contract to play The Saint, and they had to go with SeanConnery instead.
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