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As well as my love of all Science Fiction and Fantasy books and movies, and of course Pulp, I have always enjoyed Spy fiction, mainly on film and TV, but also in literature.
Now this post has been inspired by the arrival yesterday, in my letterbox, of Callan: The Monochrome Years. A much anticipated DVD set featuring the surviving episodes of the first two seasons of the Callan.
Remembering that this opening show was a one off play made in 1967, the low budget and simple sets are acceptable and actually lend the story the intimate, somewhat seedy feel that went on to characterise the whole series.
I am really looking forward to getting into the remaining 11 episodes.
While on the subject of Spy-Fi I would like to add that as much as I like the glitzy spy movies like James Bond, Flint and Matt Helm, which are fun entertainment, I really prefer the dark cold war style movies. I regularly watch The Quiller Memorandum and The Ipcress File, two of my all time favourite movies. Also I tend to prefer them to more recent spy movies such as the Bourne Trilogy or the Mission Impossible movies (although I did enjoy MI3, as it seemed more in tune with the original TV shows).