Publicity shots of David Collings as Silver (snatched from the DVD galleries for Assignments Three and Six).
You know how in some shows there is a character who comes on and it’s like someone switched on all the lights, metaphorically? In Sapphire & Steel, that’s Silver. Only with Silver it’s literal as well as metaphorical.
Everyone needs a brilliant, shiny, flirty Element who can make light-bulbs glow. Why wouldn’t they? (That seems to be Silver’s philosophy, anyway.)
Silver/Sapphire/Steel and its component ‘ships
Elemental OT3: They’re so beautiful and mysterious and inhuman and flirty; they’re in each other’s heads and they complement each other perfectly. Even when Silver is being annoying and Steel is glaring a lot.
(And a newbie might reasonably ask: what are they doing in these pics? Well… I don’t know. Nobody does. They just each pose perfectly in relation to the other two and then move/swap places in a sort of slow unending dance while fighting Time. Occasionally there is also flirting/arguing/working stuff out. Or something.)
It is a very sad thing when people don’t realise how shiny Silver is.
(It’s okay. I have finished now. The flood of Silver pics is over.)
How to steal a necklace
and turn it into a flashy gold tea towel (not shown in this diagram). Or: if you’re human and Silver starts flirting with you, keep an eye your jewellery/light bulbs/doorknobs/any shiny thing.
Silver doesn’t understand alien concepts like “being wrong” or “people might not like me”. He’s so shiny, how can these things be possible?
Yes. Why I should never play with my S&S screencaps. My bad case of Silver-adoration returns at full strength.
(Because I had the plain version of these from the other post and I love this bit. A lot.)
It is a sad but true thing that all my terribly witty David-Collings-poses-in-doorways pics would not fit in one Tumblr post. It is even sadder that I couldn’t delete the rest and instead posted them here. (I promise this is it.)
#1. It doesn’t, however, despite appearances, enable tv detectives to find your corpse any quicker. Strange but true. #2. Also iron balustrades, but you have to stop somewhere. #4. But it’s not the same. #5. There’s almost always someone looking at him in these caps. Mostly likely with a “What the…? Okaay…” expression. #6. And also flirting, probably. #8. Sometimes you can even use doorways to leave and enter places. Really.
David Collings likes to pose in doorways. (I made this to cheer myself up. I trust it’s plain I’m not mocking too much. I think David Collings is kind of amazing. But he likes to pose in doorways. Or beside any handy pillar or post. And why not?)
#1. Probably since 1964, but I lack full pictorial evidence. #2. If I knew how to gif, Babington stroking the doorpost would probably merit one. #6. This deserves some kind of special award for marvellously-inappropriate-yet-appropriate posing in a doorway. (Why does BAFTA not recognise that as a category?) #7-10 Silver = ♥ always
My one and only OT3, let me show you.
Sapphire, Silver and Steel being all mysterious and non-human. And posing beautifully. (Joanna Lumley, David McCallum, David Collings in Assignment 6 of Sapphire & Steel.)