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REMAKE: The UK Avengers by PaulSizer REMAKE: The UK Avengers by PaulSizer
Finally, another REMAKE/REMODEL challenge from Warren Ellis (who is a very busy book writer nowadays, so it's nice of him to take a moment to host these). This week, THE AVENGERS. No, not the Marvel Comics group, the British spy TV series. Here's the challenge:

"THE AVENGERS. The TV show. (We will disregard the dismal film adaptation.)

The Avengers is a 1960s British television series in the Spy-Fi genre set in cold war Britain. The Avengers focused on John Steed (Patrick Macnee) and his succession of investigative partners working as government agents for the "Ministry". As the series evolved Steed's later partners were high profile, stylish women: Cathy Gale (Honor Blackman), followed by Emma Peel (Diana Rigg), and later Tara King (Linda Thorson). Later episodes increasingly incorporated elements of science fiction and fantasy, parody and British eccentricity.

Science fiction fantasy elements (a style later known as Spy-fi) emerged in stories. The duo would encounter killer robots ("The Cybernauts"), and giant alien carnivorous plants ("The Man-Eater of Surrey Green").

The Wikipedia entry for the show is actually very good.
Comedy was evident in the names and acronyms of the organizations. For example, in "The Living Dead", two rival groups examine reported ghost sightings: FOG (Friends Of Ghosts) and SMOG (Scientific Measurement Of Ghosts). "The Hidden Tiger" features the Philanthropic Union for Rescue, Relief and Recuperation of Cats PURRR led by characters named Cheshire, Manx, and Angora.


Your job is to redesign, revamp, reinvent, remake and remodel this property into something that would work for the 21st Century.

You have one week.

Begin."

So what's the patented Sizer remake formula? GENDER SWITCH. Secondary formula? RACE SWITCH. And there you go.
Also; I like putting guys into the same dumbass costumes that women comic characters are forced to wear, hence the unzipped leather onesie on Mr. Peel.
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GokuMartin Featured By Owner May 31, 2012
Great now we are ENCOURAGING shitty remakes of nostalgic properties.

Mark my words, PaulSizer: if you even consider of touching "Ghostbusters", I'm gonna be out for blood.
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PaulSizer Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Fear not; I have a keen sense of knowing what to touch and what to leave alone. Plus; I'm really more about screwing around with pre-conceived ideas than desecrating good ideas. So save that bloodlust for something like people who leave the toilet seat up. ; )
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Kerevon Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011
HA HA! Win. What's more, I can see these two as even having more or less the same relationship as the original Avengers... which may or may not make it funnier.
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PaulSizer Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Indeed! Thanks.
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rainbowblight Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011
Love the switch but I think his leather needs to be a little tighter... you know... to make him more uh... aerodynamic?
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PaulSizer Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Oh, you want EVERYTHING more "aerodynamic"! : )
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rainbowblight Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011
hey, if the skintight leather bodysuit fits, I wear it!
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PaulSizer Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Right on, sister. I KNOW you do! : )
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MissTwist Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011
I'd keep him... and her actually. *noms* Excellent work as usual.
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PaulSizer Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for keeping both of them! : )
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vandalhandle Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011  Professional General Artist
love it stylish as always
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waii-neko-shojo Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011
Man, I would watch this to see both of them in those snazzy outfits. :D Also, it's awesome to see male characters wearing ridiculously skimpy outfits for once! Kudos to you for that.
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PaulSizer Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Like it says, turnabout IS fair play. Thanks!
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fakebny123 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011
Well, I would imagine Mr Peel as Emmagan Peel.
And Ms. Steed as Jonatha Steed.
But in real life they would be portrayed by Iman and David Bowie. One can wish.
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PaulSizer Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Well cast! I dig it much, thanks for the nice words.
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kedamono-mizudori Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011
Even though he's getting a bit long in the tooth for the role, John Barrowman would do well as Mr. Peel. :)
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PaulSizer Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Cool, I like.
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LordIlpilazzo Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011  Professional General Artist
Outstanding re-imagining of an outstanding TV show (agreed on the film... blech!)

My group #Screeners is having a contest you might be interested in. Details Here: [link]

Hope you have the time (and inclination) to join in on the fun :)

R.
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superleezard Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011  Professional General Artist
Very cool, Mr. Sizer. Very cool.
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PaulSizer Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks much, Leezard!
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