Sapphire- Custom
The figures of Sapphire and Steel were created using the 'clone method' employed in making most of the Doctor Who figures.
 

Miss Baines is the body of Lady Penelope with Baroness' head superimposed using photoshop.

The monstrous face is actually my own- heavily photoshopped.

Steel- Custom
Jake- Corps Police
Miss Baines- Baroness (GI Joes) and Lady Penelope (Thunderbirds)
Ghost Knight: Strongheart (Dungeons & Dragons)
Ghost: Nazi Stormtrooper (Action Force)
Ghost Faces:
Nazi Stormtrooper (Action Force), Shipwreck (GI Joes), Thalo (Clash of the Titans), Tonto (The Lone Ranger)
 
 
 

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The first two episodes were posted on the site in November and December 2002. Episode Three was delayed until early 2004. At the time it was the only non Doctor Who adventure on the AFT though several other 'shows' had been planned including Blake's 7. Unlike the Doctor Who stories, there was no 'cover'.
 

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The roots of this story can probably be traced back into every Sapphire and Steel story. A simple tale told in one setting with very few guest cast. A creature from outside time that is hiding within artefacts is reminiscent of the 'Shape' a creature that moves within photographs in the TV 'Adventure Four'. The bleak ending where Steel sacrifices Jake is a direct steal from 'Adventure Two' where Steel sends Sully to his death in a bargain with the ghosts. The dialogue and pace are intended to evoke the pace of the TV stories.

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The set is very simple- a 'brick' wall mounted on to cardboard and dressed with various paintings and artefacts held on with blutac. Given the simple nature of the story, it was shot virtually in sequence with episodes one and two being posted almost as soon as they were shot. A lack of enthusiasm for the story meant that filming stopped after Episode Two and wasn't resumed until after Christmas 2003. Episode Three appeared on the site shortly after.

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The format of the story follows that of the TV series with a 'pre titles' episode recap. It also marks an early (for the AFT) use of speech bubbles, here used in different colours to denote who is speaking. The story was originally posted as "Adventure A" in keeping with the TV series lack of episode titles.

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Sapphire and Steel is gloriously unbound by continuity. As such this story is very much stand alone and doesn't refer to any other Sapphire and Steel adventure. It presumably takes place sometime prior to Adventure Six, the last televised story where the agents are trapped forever in space and time.

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