History Series / TheSaint

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.
5th Mar '17 10:00:35 AM MarkLungo
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* DeathRay: In one episode, a defecting Soviet scientist is murdered with his own weapon for the secrets of the death ray he has just invented; at the end of the episode, the killer runs away with the only working prototype; he trips, falls, drops the device, the beam accidentally activates, and....

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* DeathRay: In one episode, a defecting Soviet scientist is murdered with his own weapon for the secrets of the death ray he has just invented; at the end of the episode, the killer runs away with the only working prototype; he trips, falls, drops the device, the beam accidentally activates, [[KarmicDeath and....]]
5th Mar '17 9:59:40 AM MarkLungo
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* LargeHam: The episode "Island of Chance" has Dr. Charles Krayford (David Bauer) - a disgraced, reclusive scientist working to create a panacea to share with the world (using, of course, flasks of bubbling, coloured liquids and sundry interconnected glassware). He's utterly dedicated to his research, and earnestly chews the scenery whenever pleading his case. He goes all-out in his death scene, which ends up being rather narmy as a result.

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* LargeHam: The episode "Island of Chance" has Dr. Charles Krayford (David Bauer) - a disgraced, reclusive scientist working to create a panacea to share with the world (using, of course, [[GratuitousLaboratoryFlasks flasks of bubbling, coloured liquids and sundry interconnected glassware).glassware]]). He's utterly dedicated to his research, and earnestly chews the scenery whenever pleading his case. He goes all-out in his death scene, which ends up being rather narmy as a result.
5th Mar '17 9:57:16 AM 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]] 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. We're talking, of course, about '''''The Saint'''''.
''The Saint''.
26th Feb '17 8:56:35 AM CumbersomeTercel
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After it finished in 1969, it was followed in 1978 by a revival titled ''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 ''ReturnOfTheSaint'' ''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.



** Moore was also the first choice to play Film/JamesBond in ''Film/DrNo'', but he was tied in to his contract to play The Saint, and they had to go with SeanConnery instead.

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** Moore was also the first choice to play Film/JamesBond in ''Film/DrNo'', but he was tied in to his contract to play The Saint, and they had to go with SeanConnery Creator/SeanConnery instead.
21st Dec '16 5:05:40 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* BadassInANiceSuit: Simon Templar.



* TheCavalry: In one episode, Simon Templar actually refers to a useful group of friendly sailors as "the cavalry" after they burst in and beat up the bad guy's {{Mooks}} for him.



* GentlemanAdventurer: Simon Templar, of course.



* 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.



* RoadTripRomance: "The Golden Journey" was loosely based on this idea. Simon Templar manipulated circumstances in such a way that the spoilt, entitled fiancee of his friend would be compelled to travel rough with him and learn to be more kind and sensitive.



* 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 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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* VictoryThroughIntimidation: One episode had Simon Templar holding off a few mobsters:
-->Mobsters: He/You can't shoot all of us!
-->Templar: Which of you wants to be a hero?
* WaxMuseumMorgue: In "The Power Artists", Simon Templar has to hide a corpse in plain sight by covering it in plaster of Paris and leaving it on display in a studio. Inevitably, the sculpture gets knocked over.
20th Dec '16 6:23:53 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* AesopEnforcer: In "The Golden Journey", Simon Templar encounters his friend's beautiful, rich, and very spoilt fiancee Belinda. He sets her up for a life-changing lesson by stealing her money and possessions, leaving her no choice but to undertake a long journey with him on foot. After encountering many hardships on the way, she learns that there are more important things than money, and becomes much more pleasant.
* BlindfoldedTrip: One episode had Simon Templar made prisoner and driven around a city. Too bad they passed some locations that made very characteristic sounds.


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* CoverIdentityAnomaly: In "The Organisation Man", Templar, working undercover for British military intelligence, has infiltrated a small private army whose current assignment is to liberate a captured, high-profile spy. They're disguised in the stolen tartans of a detachment of Scottish soldiers who were due to take over guard duty, and on handover, are being inspected by the current guard commander. Their disguises are perfect (as befits a regiment known for their punctilious attention to detail), up until the point when the commander notices that they've all placed their sgian-dubh knives in the wrong sock - the right rather than the left.
* DeathRay: In one episode, a defecting Soviet scientist is murdered with his own weapon for the secrets of the death ray he has just invented; at the end of the episode, the killer runs away with the only working prototype; he trips, falls, drops the device, the beam accidentally activates, and....


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* FascinatingEyebrow: Being played Creator/RogerMoore, Simon Templar is a natural at this.
* GladiatorGames: "The Man Who Liked Lions" has Simon Templar running afoul of a thuggish Roman revivalist.
* HiredToHuntYourself: This happens to Simon Templar in the episode "To Kill a Saint". When nightclub owner Paul Verrier is tricked into believing that The Saint has tried to murder him, Templar goes to see him to try to resolve the situation. However, Verrier assumes that he's Braddock, a hitman whom Verrier has hired to kill Templar. Templar quickly adopts the role, and so becomes the hitman with a contract on himself.


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* LargeHam: The episode "Island of Chance" has Dr. Charles Krayford (David Bauer) - a disgraced, reclusive scientist working to create a panacea to share with the world (using, of course, flasks of bubbling, coloured liquids and sundry interconnected glassware). He's utterly dedicated to his research, and earnestly chews the scenery whenever pleading his case. He goes all-out in his death scene, which ends up being rather narmy as a result.
* LaserHallway: Done rather well and "realistic" in the two-part episode "The Fiction Makers", which first aired in December 1968 and was later released as a theatrical film. Instead of a hallway, it was a corridor between two fences.
* LockingMacGyverInTheStoreCupboard: In "The Master Plan", Simon Templar and GirlOfTheWeek Jean find themselves locked in a hidden cell which can only be opened by sliding a sculpture, visible through a small viewing hole, on the wall opposite the entrance. He happens to notice Jean fiddling with the beads of her necklace - by pulling the string taut, he uses it to reach the switch and release the door.
* MyGirlIsNotASlut: Patricia Holm was always ready to wait for The Saint in his early adventures.


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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.
20th Jul '16 12:02:07 PM MarkLungo
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Created by Leslie Charteris in 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 Charteris]] in [[Literature/TheSaint a series of books 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.
23rd Jun '16 1:42:24 PM Ebrbfureh
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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 guys--[[Film/JamesBond not to mention played by]] Creator/RogerMoore. We're talking, of course, about '''''The Saint'''''.
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.
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