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Professor Frank N.Stone
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The Avengers "are needed" after reports that a motorist has repeatedly run over and supposedly killed the same person. Their investigations lead them to the country and the top secret Neoteric Research Unit, which is run by the appropriately-named Dr. Frank N. Stone, who has made a startlingly life-like robot of himself, so much so that Steed finds it hard to tell the two Stones apart. Written by don @ minifie-1

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31 March 1967 (USA)  »

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The so-called Ministry of Defence Neoteric Research unit, or at least its main entrance thereof, was actually that of the Haberdashers' Aske's School Elstree....just down the road from the late-lamented Elstree Studios. The gates date from the time that it was the stately home of Aldenham House. The bridge at Tykes Water (a very pretty and totally rural location in the school grounds) was extensively used for incidental shots, and also for the opening sequence in the Tara King series. See more »

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The army sergeant empties a whole magazine of machine gun bullets into the chest of the replicant leaving large holes in his jacket before he walks back into the woods, in the next shot his jacket is completely unmarked. See more »

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Whittle: Doctor James! I've killed him! I've killed him again!
Dr. Betty James: Again?
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Featured in Alex Rider: Operation Stormbreaker (2006) See more »

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Christopher Lee on The Avengers!
2 October 2006 | by (Santa Rosa, California, USA) – See all my reviews

This was quite an event for a fifteen year old boy in 1967! Hammer Fillm fans tuned in and we weren't disappointed, with Lee as a dapper scientist, Frank N. Stone, who just happens to be involved with creating robot duplicates that are indistinguishable from the real thing. This one has thrilling scenes of Lee lumbering about the countryside, stalking people who are using radio-controlled toys, drawn to the frequency and bringing a fistful of violence with him. Great fun, Emma is lovely and spunky as ever, Steed polished and urbane, and if it's not the best episode, nor even in the top ten, it's still essential viewing for any fan of horror cinema or this wonderful show from TV's golden age.


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