On 29 November,a special meeting of the Steedumbrella fan group founders took place, at whichAleksei Sidorov,Sergei Pronin and I decided to renew the club's audio archive.In addition to a promotional audio recording of A. Sidorov's new fanfic "Behind the Fog", on the same day the author made audio recordings of his early work "A Dangerous Job" and his new comic strip "Mister Steed in a Hurry to Help". The fan group founders are also planning to make an Avengers parody video later this month, which will include a humorous 5th Series intro and a short plot snippet for which I'm preparing a script.
At the moment there is a list of performers for the 5th Series intro parody:
Aleksei Sidorov - John Steed; Denis Kirsanov - the hero's first partner; Aleksei Arsentiev - the hero's second partner. Film director and cameraman: Sergei Pronin.
10:50 Aleksei Sidorov's humorous comic"Steed in Moscow" has been published.
22:31 Published Aleksei Sidorov'sCommand «Golden Duke»,his most successful fanfic in the fan group.This is the first work of the author, which brought success not only to its creator, but also to the fan group. Updated the fan-group pages Audio Collection (added notes by Aleksei Arsentiev), Film Collection and Library. Added a new page ANECDOTES (about the Avengers in the period 1997-99).
22:31 For the first time published Aleksei Sidorov's early fanfic The Stolen Record Library. On the fanfic page you will also find interesting information about the creation of this work. Updated the Facts page of the Joanna Lumley section, where you can find out about her favorite New Avengers episode and more. The Honor Blackman filmography is complete.
Yesterday I was in Sergei Pronin's home studio, where some rare audio recordings performed by Aleksei Sidorov were discovered, including the fanfic The Maltese Bird, as well as interesting anecdotes, poems and parodies about John Steed. Hope we hear this stuff soon. Sergei Pronin plans to remaster some 1997 archives.
16:38 I returned from St. Petersburg from the Deboshirfilm festival. Tomorrow I will have a meeting with the archiver and one of the Steedumbrella fan group founders, Sergei Pronin, who will provide me with some interesting rare recordings from Aleksei Sidorov's audio library. Also, today it became known that Aleksei is finishing his fanfic Behind the Fog and plans to give it to me next week. A main event for next month is a Reunion of the four fan group founders for an audio recording by roles of the manuscript "Behind the Fog".
22:59EXCLUSIVE NEWS!The representative of the series in Moscow and one of the Steedumbrella fan group founders, Aleksei Sidorov, plans to present his new fanfic Behind the Fog about the beloved heroes in mid-December. The presentation will include a live audio recording of the work mentioned and an interesting interview in which he will share views on this Russian website and the current state of affairs around the series in Russia.
Anyone who wishes to participate in this event, please write to the website guestbook or to the email address: Rigg@bk.ru
I've also updated links to the Avengers series and its main performers. The filmographies of Patrick Macnee and Linda Thorson have been replenished with new films and TV shows.The menu section has become richer in the selection of the necessary pages, and the Diana Rigg biography has undergone minor adjustments.
Presented articles from TV Park magazine from 1994 to 1996.
17:53 The website has finally got a menu. Now, after pressing the ENTER button on the website homepage, you move to the MENU instead of the Introduction. Menu design and configuration may change over the next few days.
19:34 A new section Publications has been opened. Currently, articles from TV Park magazine from 1994 to 1997 are posted.
17:31 Published the Russian-language humorous comic Dark Lightby A. Sidorov.Please read it. These are the first Russian-language adventures of Steed and Mrs. Peel from the Steedumbrella fan club. Write your reviews in the guestbook.
Unfortunately, I, Denis Kirsanov, the webmaster of this website, have to make a forced stop. Over the next five days, I will work as a deputy in Pavilion G2-028 of the Gorbushkin Dvor. During this time, I will study a biography of Patrick Macnee and edit the existing sections. At the end of the week I plan to finish the Patrick filmography page.
16:30 The Moscow fan group has been replenished with Patrick Macnee's book autobiography "Blind in one ear".
16:00 Edited sections of the menu and added a main page of a new section Actors and Heroes.
00:10 A new page 4th series is finished and published on the website. Next, I will deal with the heroes of the series.
21:13 The6th series page is finished and added to the Avengers section.
The list of episodes of the 5th series has been published, in which, in addition to information from Wikipedia, I have added the dates of the TV premieres and production of each episode. Now I am preparing for publication the next series, which will most likely be published late in the evening.
If you have any questions or suggestions on this topic, then welcome to the Guestbook.
Today I decided to tackle the Patrick Macnee section. In addition to the standard information that I took from the Russian-language Wikipedia, I supplemented the 1960 England chapter, originally titled "Success", with new information, also placing it on the original Wikipedia page. On top of that, I've edited many of the pages in this section and hope to move on to publishing new pages 5th Series and 6th Series tomorrow. The work will go late, everyone can get acquainted with the update of the material during the current day.
Welcome to Steedumbrella – the first Russian-language website dedicated to the British TV series The Avengers.
An idea of creating the website came up recently, due to the limitations of the Wikipedia project, where the page about The Avengers could not fit all the necessary information for this major series.
A step for this work was taken yesterday and first I decided to compile all the data from the Wikipedia project into separate pages on the new website Steedumbrella. By default, I chose a simpler design and layout than I intended, but over time, the pages will take on the proper look, convenient for any user.