The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (1964–1968)

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The two top agents of the United Network Command for Law and Enforcement fight the enemies of peace, particularly the forces of THRUSH.

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 Napoleon Solo / ... (105 episodes, 1964-1968)
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 Illya Kuryakin / ... (104 episodes, 1964-1968)
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 Alexander Waverly / ... (102 episodes, 1964-1968)
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Napoleon Solo and Illya Kuryakin are the two agents of the United Network Command for Law Enforcement, who fight evil (primarily an organization of Bad people called, THRUSH) and use charm, wit, and a never ending assortment of gadgets. Ran for 4 years. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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(105 episodes)

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(Westrex Recording System)

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(season 1)| (seasons 2-4) (Metrocolor)

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The name Illya Kuryakin comes from a Broadway play written and directed by Jules Dassin. "Ilya Darling" is Dassin's musical adaptation of his earlier film "Never on Sunday," or in Greek "Pote tin Kyriaki". The irony lies in the fact that the Kuryakin character is Russian and Dassin was blacklisted for years as a suspected Communist. See more »

Goofs

The map upon Mr. Waverly's office wall is incorrect in numerous cases. For example, it shows Canada and Newfoundland to be 2 separate states. Other errors include the lack of East Pakistan and all of Indo-China is depicted as one nation by the name of 'Siam'. This map appears in various episodes. See more »

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[opening of the first few season 1 episodes]
Napoleon Solo: My name is Napoleon Solo. I'm Enforcement agent in Section 2 here. That's operations and enforcement.
Illya Kuryakin: I am Illya Kuryakin. I am also an Enforcement agent. Like my friend Napoleon, I go and I do whatever I am told to by our chief.
Mr. Alexander Waverly: Hmm? Oh, yes. Alexander Waverly. Number 1 in Section 1. In charge of this, our New York headquarters. It's from here that I send these young men on their various missions.
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Each episode's credits included a dedication to the men and women of UNCLE. See more »

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The first and the best (at times) secret agent show.
14 November 2006 | by (Baltimore, MD) – See all my reviews

This show which debuted on NBC in September 1964 was the first movie or show to cash in on what was becoming the "James Bond Phenomenon". With only two Bond films released and the blockbuster "Goldfinger" to be released in the US at Christmas time "The Man from UNCLE" was the first introduction to secret agents for many people. Each week Napoleon Solo and Illya Kuryakin saved the world or part of it from the evils of Thrush, an organization bent on world domination.It started as a cult show but quickly became a hit and at times the #1 show in the ratings to losing it's focus by the third season when it decided to copy the campy tone of the "Batman" TV show which turned off viewers who had liked the more serious tone of the first two seasons. As someone growing up in the sixties the Christmas of 1965 was flooded with secret agent toys with "The Man From UNCLE" even rivaling James Bond as far as toys and other product tie-ins. For a lot of people including myself this is their all time favorite TV show.


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