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 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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22 September 1964 (USA)  »

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Ian Fleming's Solo  »

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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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Trivia

In the book, Son of Origins, Marvel Comics editor Stan Lee revealed that the Man From UNCLE TV series was the inspiration for Nick Fury, Agent of SHIELD. The comic would inspire the inclusion of the character and agency in the Marvel movies, which led to the Agents of SHIELD tv series, nearly 50 years after UNCLE premiered. See more »

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Throughout the run of the series there was a large globe of the world used in the UNCLE office. However, it didn't appear to be current as it seemed to be from the middle of WW II. The colors for Europe seemed to reflect the conquests by the Axis powers, as well as the occupation of parts of China and southeast Asia by Japan. See more »

Quotes

Napoleon Solo: [calling on the intercom] Illya, we have a situation here that needs your special talents. Are you free?
Illya Kuryakin: [from intercom] No man is free who works for a living. But, I'm available.
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Crazy Credits

"We wish to thank the United Network Command for Law and Enforcement without whose assistance this program would not be possible." UNCLE does not exist, and never has. See more »

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Man from UNCLE is great 60's spy stuff!
16 November 2005 | by See all my reviews

I know the last user thought the episodes were just average, but you cannot judge very early 60's TV by today's standard and technology. The show was very cool, and so were Napoleon and Illya. Heck, that is why there is still a huge following forty years later.

Yes, the shows look as if they were filmed on back lot. They were. The pace and budget did not allow for on location scenes. Look at old Star Trek and you will see the same limitations.

Many shows were intended to be funny or at least tongue in cheek. The episode with Joan Collins is a riot. The agents are trying to get a low class woman to pass off as a lady. This episode, The Galatea Affair, is a take on My Fair Lady and introduces Noel Harrison as Mark Slate. OF course you will remember that his father had the task of transforming Liza Doolitle in MFL.

Try the very early pairing of Shatner and Nimoy in Project Strigas or The Ultimate Computer Affair, another great MFU episode. There were over 100 of them in this popular 60's show.


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