The Avengers: The Cybernauts Trilogy on Blu-ray [read more]
Mrs Peel: this set is needed
There isn't much more one can say about The Avengers, the global and stylish television trailblazer it is (by any standards), but Network do have something new to present with The Cybernauts Trilogy.
They've selected three highpoints from across the run for this special 2019 release: The Cybernauts, their 1965 robotic debut featuring Diana Rigg; the 1967 follow-up Return of the Cybernauts, again with Diana Rigg and Peter Cushing guesting in one of his most sinister roles; and, making its world High Definition debut, The New Avengers 1976 finale The Last of the Cybernauts...?? .
They've pulled the original film elements for all three episodes into the Network studio for brand new, painstaking, High Definition restorations, exclusively for this release.
There’s much more to this release, though: as well as presenting the episodes in all their uncut, restored glory, they're also presenting the option to watch each episode in its contemporary transmission context, with actual commercials in situ.
Included in the package is a 32-page booklet by celebrated television historian Andrew Pixley detailing the history of the three episodes.
This really is the last of the Cybernauts. The set is out today.