History Series / TheSaint

14th Nov '17 6:03:54 PM PaulA
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Aside from providing Moore with his defining pre-007 role (by the time the series came to an end in 1969, Moore was the highest-paid television actor in the world), ''Literature/TheSaint'' was also a significant milestone for Creator/LewGrade and his ITC production company; with 118 episodes, it was outlasted only by ''TheAvengers'', and enjoyed enormous success internationally. It has been credited as earning ITC as much as $350 million, and along with the aforementioned ''Avengers'' paved the way for ITC's sprawling catalogue of (usually much shorter-lived) adventure and mystery shows, including ''Series/TheChampions'', ''Series/DepartmentS'', ''Series/JasonKing'', ''Series/TheBaron'' and many others.

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Aside from providing Moore with his defining pre-007 role (by the time the series came to an end in 1969, Moore was the highest-paid television actor in the world), ''Literature/TheSaint'' ''The Saint'' was also a significant milestone for Creator/LewGrade and his ITC production company; with 118 episodes, it was outlasted only by ''TheAvengers'', ''Series/TheAvengers'', and enjoyed enormous success internationally. It has been credited as earning ITC as much as $350 million, and along with the aforementioned ''Avengers'' paved the way for ITC's sprawling catalogue of (usually much shorter-lived) adventure and mystery shows, including ''Series/TheChampions'', ''Series/DepartmentS'', ''Series/JasonKing'', ''Series/TheBaron'' and many others.
3rd Nov '17 5:14:29 AM ClintEastwood
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Aside from providing Moore with his defining pre-007 role (by the time the series came to an end in 1969, Moore was the highest-paid television actor in the world), ''TheSaint'' was also a significant milestone for LewGrade and his ITC production company; with 118 episodes, it was outlasted only by ''TheAvengers'', and enjoyed enormous success internationally. It has been credited as earning ITC as much as $350 million, and along with the aforementioned ''Avengers'' paved the way for ITC's sprawling catalogue of (usually much shorter-lived) adventure and mystery shows, including ''TheChampions'', ''DepartmentS'', ''JasonKing'', ''TheBaron'' and many others.

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Aside from providing Moore with his defining pre-007 role (by the time the series came to an end in 1969, Moore was the highest-paid television actor in the world), ''TheSaint'' ''Literature/TheSaint'' was also a significant milestone for LewGrade Creator/LewGrade and his ITC production company; with 118 episodes, it was outlasted only by ''TheAvengers'', and enjoyed enormous success internationally. It has been credited as earning ITC as much as $350 million, and along with the aforementioned ''Avengers'' paved the way for ITC's sprawling catalogue of (usually much shorter-lived) adventure and mystery shows, including ''TheChampions'', ''DepartmentS'', ''JasonKing'', ''TheBaron'' ''Series/TheChampions'', ''Series/DepartmentS'', ''Series/JasonKing'', ''Series/TheBaron'' and many others.



* NoFourthWall: The first season began each episode with Simon Templar addressing the audience and setting the scene for each week's adventure. After the show moved to color production, this was replaced by narration.



* 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: 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.

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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, episode, a middle-aged woman tells Templar she knows who he really is: 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.



* SympatheticInspectorAntagonist: Chief Inspector Teal.



--> Mobsters''': He/You can't shoot all of us!

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--> Mobsters''': He/You -->'''Mobsters''': You can't shoot all of us!
23rd Aug '17 4:30:30 PM DoctorFolly
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Aside from providing Moore with his defining pre-007 role (by the time the series came to an end in 1969, Moore was the highest-paid television actor in the world), ''TheSaint'' was also a significant milestone for LewGrade and his ITC production company; with 118 episodes, it was outlasted only by ''TheAvengers'', and enjoyed enormous success internationally. It has been credited as earning ITC as much as $350 million, and along with the aforementioned ''Avengers'' paved the way for ITC's sprawling catalogue of (usually much shorter-lived) adventure and mystery shows, including ''TheChampions'', ''DepartmentS'', ''JasonKing'', ''TheBaron'' and many others.
23rd Jul '17 6:53:17 PM WillBGood
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* ProfessorGuineaPig: Semi-averted in an episode where a man with a heart condition wanted to use cryogenics until open heart surgery was commonplace. He did several animal tests, and wanted to start human testing with somebody else, but at the end of the episode, Simon Templar escaped and a heart attack forced the man to enter his machine in emergency.

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* ProfessorGuineaPig: Semi-averted Initially averted in an episode where a man with a heart condition wanted to use cryogenics until open heart surgery was commonplace. He did several animal tests, and wanted to start human testing with somebody else, but at the end of the episode, Simon Templar escaped and a heart attack forced the man to enter his machine in emergency.
19th Jun '17 2:59:35 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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[[Franchise/TheSaint Created by Leslie Charteris]] in [[Literature/TheSaint a series of books]], Simon Templar, nicknamed The Saint ([[DontExplainTheJoke because of his initials]]), is a world-famous amateur detective who operates as a modern-day Robin Hood. Many episodes of the Moore series adapted short stories and novels from the book series.

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[[Franchise/TheSaint Created by Leslie Charteris]] in [[Literature/TheSaint a series of books]], Simon Templar, nicknamed The Saint ([[DontExplainTheJoke because of his initials]]), is a world-famous amateur detective who operates as a modern-day Robin Hood.Myth/RobinHood. Many episodes of the Moore series adapted short stories and novels from the book series.
3rd Jun '17 6:24:35 PM Malady
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* ProtagonistTitle: Simon Templar, a.k.a The Saint, is the protagonist.



* TheTheTitle



-->Mobsters: He/You can't shoot all of us!
-->Templar: Which of you wants to be a hero?

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-->Mobsters: --> Mobsters''': He/You can't shoot all of us!
-->Templar: --> '''Templar''': Which of you wants to be a hero?
27th May '17 2:11:17 AM Saveelich
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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]] Creator/RogerMoore. [[SurprisinglySimilarStories We're talking, of course]], about ''The Saint''.

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The series started in 1962. Its hero is charming, well-dressed, intelligent, British and ready to fight the bad guys--[[Film/JamesBond not to mention played by]] Creator/RogerMoore. [[SurprisinglySimilarStories We're talking, of course]], about ''The Saint''.
27th May '17 2:10:54 AM Saveelich
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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]] Creator/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]] Creator/RogerMoore. [[SurprisinglySimilarStories We're talking, of course, course]], about ''The Saint''.
27th May '17 2:09:44 AM Saveelich
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After it finished in 1969, it was followed in 1978 by a revival titled ''Series/ReturnOfTheSaint'' starring Ian 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.

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After it finished in 1969, it was followed in 1978 by a revival titled ''Series/ReturnOfTheSaint'' ''Return of the Saint'' starring Ian 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.
5th Mar '17 10:01:54 AM MarkLungo
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* PhraseCatcher: Right before the opening credits, somebody would always refer to "... the _____ Simon Templar." (Fill in the blank with 'illustrious', 'infamous', or something like that.) Which would cause Simon to glance up and note the halo appearing over his head.

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* PhraseCatcher: Right before the opening credits, somebody would always refer to "... the _____ Simon Templar." (Fill in the blank with 'illustrious', 'infamous', or something like that.) Which would cause Simon to glance up and note the halo appearing over his head.head, leading into the TitleSequence.
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