On Target (Avengers zine)

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Zine
Title: On Target
Publisher:
Editor(s): Dave Rogers
Date(s):
Medium: print
Fandom: Avengers
Language: English
External Links: Dead Duck fanzine index
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Contents

On Target is a zine published in England. It contains articles, interviews and photos. At least one issue contains fanfic.

Summaries from here Dead Duck.

On Target v.1 no.1 is undated.

  • Meet... The Avengers. Four pages. Dave Rogers. Brief biographies of Steed, Mrs. Gale, Mrs. Peel and Ms. King.
  • The Avengers (Hendry / Macnee 1961). Two Pages. Dave Rogers. Episode titles, broadcast dates, writers and directors for Season One.
  • The Avengers. Dave Rogers. One page. Short facts and figures round-up.
  • Curry A La Carte. Two pages. Stephen and Joy Curry. Regular information on the current activities of various Avengers luminaries.

On Target v.1 no.2

  • There But For The Grace Of... 1. Dave Rogers. One page. The casting of Honor Blackman as Cathy Gale.
  • Tid-bits. One page. Just that. Facts and factoids.
  • There But For The Grace Of... 2. Dave Rogers. One page. The casting of Linda Thorson as Tara King.
  • The Avengers: A Personal Appreciation. Paul A. Thomas. One and a half pages. Just that.
  • One Of A Kind. Stephen Nottingham. Half a page. Homage a John Steed.
  • Avengers... They're The Sweetest Men I Know. Uncredited. One page. Reprint of 1961 Ingrid Hafner interview from the TV Times.
  • Curry A La Carte. Two pages. Stephen and Joy Curry. Regular information on the current activities of various Avengers luminaries.

On Target v.1 no.3

  • Merchandise: Part One. Dave Rogers. Five pages. A guide to Avengers merchandise then known to exist.
  • Exit Emma... Enter Tara. Dave Rogers. One page. Details of Channel Four's repeats of Season Six.
  • Emma Peel, And The Essence of Charm part One. John B. Murray. Three and a half pages. A look at the character of Emma Peel.
  • Did They? Didn't They??. Adrian T. Lamb. Half a page. I'll bet this seemed fresh at the time.
  • Curry A La Carte. Two pages. Stephen and Joy Curry. Regular information on the current activities of various Avengers luminaries.

On Target v.1 no.4

  • Emma Peel And The Essence of Charm part Two. John B. Murray. Three and a half pages. A look at the character of Emma Peel.
  • Did They? Dave Rogers. One a half pages. More tedious ruminations on that question.
  • Curry A La Carte Special. Stephen and Joy Curry. Four and a half pages. Transcription of * * Honor Blackman and Patrick Macnee's appearance on the TVS local news show 'Coast To Coast'.
  • 'And Keep A Watchful Eye Open...'. Dave Rogers. Three pages. Review of The New Avengers book.

On Target v.1 no.5

  • Super Emma. Dave Rogers. Three pages. A look at the Diana Rigg 8mm production, The Mini-Killers.
  • Steed and Gambit and Purdey - The New Avengers. Dave Rogers. Three pages. The reasons for including The New Avengers in an Avengers fanzine.
  • A Feeling of Deja Vu. Dave Rogers. One page. The recycling of storylines in The Avengers.
  • 'Epic' Reviewed. Stephen Nottingham. Two pages. Review of The New Avengers book.
  • Curry A La Carte. Two pages. Stephen and Joy Curry. Regular information on the current activities of various Avengers luminaries.

On Target v.1 no.6

  • A "Shaky" Debut for The Avengers Theme. Franck Leprince. Three pages. A look at the music for The Avengers.
  • The New Avengers - 'A Three-Handed Game'. Dave Rogers. Five pages. Press reaction to the launch of The New Avengers.
  • Curry A La Carte. Three pages. Stephen and Joy Curry. Regular information on the current activities of various Avengers luminaries.

On Target v.1 no.7

  • The Theme From 'The Avengers'. Franck Leprince. Three pages. A further look at music in * The Avengers.
  • Comic Strip: The Avengers - 'The Rat Trap' Part One. Creator unknown. Two pages.
  • The Curious Case of the Countless Cuts. Dave Rogers. Five pages. Pre-broadcast cuts and never-filmed scenes from 'Never, Never Say Die'.
  • Curry A La Carte. Four pages. Stephen and Joy Curry. Regular information on the current activities of various Avengers luminaries.

On Target v.1 no.8is "The Special Tara Edition."

  • "Ra-Boom-Di-Ay"... the Sixth Season. Graham P. Williams. Five pages. An overview of the Tara years.
  • Thames Television Invites You To This Is Your Life with Eamonn Andrews. Stephen and Joy Curry. Four pages. Behind the scenes at This Is Your Life: Patrick Macnee.
  • Comic Strip: The Avengers - 'The Rat Trap' part two. Creator unknown. Two pages.
  • Emma vs. Tara: Defining the 'Avengers' Girl. Guy Clapperton. Five pages. Who really was better??.

On Target v.2 no.1 was published in 1985.

  • Cathy Gale vs. The Gong Man. Michael Goss. Five pages. Stuntmen / Judo Teachers The * * * Robinson Brothers and their influence on third season Cathy Gale.
  • Brought To Book: The Drowned Queen. Graham P. Williams. Two pages. Review of the US-only paperback.
  • File On An Avengerphile. Part One - The Stuff of Legends. Geoff Barlow. Three pages. The * Author of 'The Saga Of Happy Valley' on what attracted him to The Avengers.
  • Curry A La Carte. Stephen and Joy Curry. Regular information on the current activities of various Avengers luminaries.

On Target v.2 no.2 was published in 1985.

  • The Cybernauts. Dave Tanner. Four pages. An over view of the three episodes featuring the tin-can menaces.
  • Comic Strip: Cathy Gale. Reprint of one installment of 'The Runaway Brain' strip from Look Westward.
  • File On An Avengerphile - Part Two. Geoff Barlow. Three pages. The Author of 'The Saga * * Of Happy Valley' continues his piece on what it was that attracted him to The Avengers.
  • Brought To Book: The Eagle's Nest. Graham P. Williams. Two pages. Review of The New Avengers book.
  • Music and The Avengers. Franck Leprince. Four pages. An appraisal of Laurie Johnson's music for the original series.
  • Look, Stop Me If You've Read This, But... Graham P. Williams. Four pages. Regular opinion column.
  • Curry A La Carte. Two pages. Stephen and Joy Curry. Regular information on the current activities of various Avengers luminaries.

On Target v.2 no.3 was published in 1985.

  • Avenging The Avengers. Steve Chibnall. Three pages. Reprint of an interesting piece from the March 28 1985 issue of New Society.
  • The Quintessential Avengers?. Allan Brown. Two and a half pages. A defence of The New Avengers.
  • The Avengers - Costume Design 1966-69. Chris Clazie. Four pages. An interview with Alun Hughes (although, strangely, it contains no quotations).
  • Brought To Book: Dead Duck. Uncredited, but probably Graham P. Williams. One page. Review of The 'Patrick Macnee' penned Avengers book.
  • With Umbrella, Charm and ... Tardis? (The Avengers and Doctor Who). David Tanner. Three and a half pages. A comparison between The Avengers and Doctor Who.
  • Look, Stop Me If You've Read This, But... Graham P. Williams. One and a half pages. Regular opinion column.
  • Curry A La Carte. Two and a half pages. Stephen and Joy Curry. Regular information on the current activities of various Avengers luminaries.

On Target v.2 no.4 was published in 1986.

  • John Steed: 1922-19!!. Roger Davies. Seven pages. A fictional biography of John Steed, including information from Tim Heald's 'Authorised biography' and the tv shows.
  • The Avengers In Their Time. Nick Wood. Two and a half pages. How The Avengers was an intrinsic part of 60s culture.
  • The Avengers - Costume Design 1966-69 Part Two. Chris Clazie. Five pages. An interview with Alun Hughes (although, strangely, it contains no quotations).
  • Look, Stop Me If You've Read This, But... Graham P. Williams. Two pages. Regular opinion column.
  • Curry A La Carte. Four pages. Stephen and Joy Curry. Regular information on the current activities of various Avengers luminaries.

On Target v.3 no.1 was published in 1986.

  • Intros and Exits. Macnee-Rigg Colour Series. Uncredited, but probably Dave Rogers. Fourteen pages. A fictional biography of John Steed, including information from Tim * * * * Heald's 'Authorised biography' and the tv shows.
  • The Avengers Survey. David Tanner. Two pages. Various Avengers-related questions are answered.
  • The Avengers Files. Tim Hammell. Two pages. A review of the US 'cut and paste' magazines.
  • Trivia With A Vengeance. Uncredited. Three pages. Reprint of a piece from the September 1st 1985 issue of Newsweek.
  • Curry A La Carte. Four pages. Stephen and Joy Curry. Regular information on the current activities of various Avengers luminaries.

On Target v.3 no.2

  • Emma P. as Modesty B? Author unknown. One page. Reprinted from Comics Collector magazine. Peter (?) O'Donnell on the suitability of Diana Rigg for the part of Modesty Blaise.
  • Vengeance Is Theirs: 'On the road with Steed, Purdey and Gambit'. Doug Fetherling. Two pages. Reprinted from 'a Canadian newspaper'. Canadian overview of The Avengers.
  • A Blonde Is A New Avenger. Author unknown. Half a page. Reprinted from an unknown source (either North American or Australian). Quick overview of The New Avengers.
  • Look, Stop Me If You've Read This, But... Graham P. Williams. Two pages. Regular opinion column.
  • Exit The Avengers. David Tanner. Two and a half pages. Details the Season Four tag scenes.
  • Be Seeing You. Author unknown (could be from a later issue of En Garde). Three pages. Fanfic detailing hypothetical meeting of The Avengers and The Prisoner.
  • Time Out! Gordon Donaldson. Three pages. Reprinted from TV Guide (Canada). A contemporary look at the filming of the Canadian New Avengers episodes.
  • Karate Couture. Author unknown. Three pages. Reprinted from New Zealand TV Weekly. Review of the Alun Hughes Avengers fashion show.
  • Now Mr McSteed Shows His McKnees. Author unknown. One page. Reprinted from TV World. A look at the fashions in the episode Castle De'Ath (and at what a Scotsman wears under his kilt).
  • A Review of The Avengers Stage Show. Paul A. Thomas. Three Pages. Also includes excerpts from some press reviews.
  • Macnee On Wogan. Four pages. Transcribed by Richard Hoare. Transcription of Macnee interview from Wogan TV show of 25/2/83.

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