The Avengers : Epic (1961)

Genres - Action, Adventure, Spy Film  |   Sub-Genres - Glamorized Spy Film, Prime-Time Drama [TV], Spy Show [TV]  |   Run Time - 52 min.  |   Countries - United Kingdom   |  
  • AllMovie Rating
  • User Ratings (0)
  • Your Rating

Share on

Synopsis by Hal Erickson

Despite the silliness of its premise, this Avengers episode is a winner all the way, thanks in no small part to its top-drawer supporting cast. Lured to a deserted movie studio, Emma finds herself at the mercy of demented producer Z.Z. Von Schnerk (Kenneth J. Warren) and washed-up film idols Damita Syn (Isa Miranda) and Stewart Kirby (Peter Wyngarde). The terrible trio intend to use our heroine as "star" of their latest cinematic masterpiece: "The Destruction of Mrs. Emma Peel." This time around, Steed must rescue Emma from a buzzsaw, a sequence invoking fond memories of the tied-to-the-tracks denoument in the second-season installment "The Gravediggers." Written by (who else?) Brian Clemens, "Epic" was first broadcast in England on April 1, 1967, and in America on April 14 of that same year.



espionage, stars [celebrities]