John Wickham Gascoyne Beresford Steed
John Wickham Henry de Trafford Steed (as per Tim Heald)
I put together a John Steed Facts page that will give the impression that I have a lot of free time on my hands. Well, at the time I 'did' - while watching all the episodes on video tape.
Steed is one of my favorite characters - on screen and in role-play gaming. Check out my Amber pages and you will see what I mean. There are others who share my interest (see Steedophilia) in finding Steed as an Avenger or finding him elsewhere (in Crossovers). Personally, I envisioned him as a member of the royal family of Amber (from the Roger Zelazny novels), and his time was spent (as we know it) on a Cineverse Shadow Earth. In my journals, Steed lives on battling diabolical masterminds - beyond the end of the Avengers series. In this crossover, Steed is a personal investigative and enforcement agent for the crown of Amber.
question is: Who IS Steed? The following are excerpts from "The
Ultimate Avengers" by Dave Rogers - 1995, regarding Steed and Mrs.
Catherine Gale in the early episodes. This comparison helps to describe
Steed's character and style.
If you are an expert in any field, a visit from Steed and his companions is very bad. Because: 1) That means that you were somehow associated with the diabolical mastermind and you will be killed soon - to sever any links to him. 2) You have information that will aid in defeating the diabolical mastermind, and once discovered, you will be put on the hit list - to silence you. 3) You have invented something that the diabolical mastermind wants for his master plan and you will be killed during the theft. (It will usually be laying around in plain view.) 4) You learn of experts in your field who have been killed, and you just ignore any incoming phone calls. (It can't possibly be about anything important.) 5) You worked with or for one of the above and you just happen to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. (A guard, receptionist, butler, or typical Star Trek red shirt type.) 6) You refuse Steed's help or ignore his warning, and you will usually get killed just after he leaves. (Why should I be concerned about Dr. X and his so-called death machine? He's just some harmless crackpot.)
Links for Steed or Patrick Macnee:
Avengers Forever - John Steed Biography by David K. Smith.
Judith M. Galloway has "Steedophilia - the John Steed Website" and I must say, it is absolutely MARVELOUS!
Avengers Web Discussion Groups:
Join the Suburbia Avengers discussion Group at: http://suburbia.com.au/mailman/listinfo/avengers
Yahoo! Groups: 3_Stable_Mews. Owner is he_who_whispers.
Yahoo! Groups: The_New_Avengers. Owner is bromfieldhall.
Yahoo! Groups: JLC's_Avengers. Owner is Jennifer Coffin.
Yahoo! Groups: QuiteQuiteFantasticAvengers. Owner is Michael Phillips.
Yahoo! Groups: Avengers1960sFanClub. Owner is sputnik spooner.
Yahoo! Groups: Steed's Riding Club. Owner is Kristina Marie Vernon.
Yahoo! Groups: TheSecretAvengers · The Avengers: The Classic 60's TV Show. The Avengers . . . just for the sheer love of it. Particular focus is given to the relationship between John Steed with both Cathy Gale and Emma Peel. Owner is thenakedspy and Moderator is megastarlite.
Steed is poised for action!
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