The mysterious Hemingway causes havoc at UNCLE headquarters in New York through various means, including tampering with the facility's water supply and electrical system. This occurs on the eve of an...
Thrush poisons Waverly, with plans to subject him to a procedure that affects the brain. The criminal organization has already experimented on others, turning a shipping magnate and a diplomat into ...
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
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The "Uncle Issue guns" were actually Walther P-38 9mm Semi-automatics. The P-38 featured a number of attachments including a scope, a barrel extension with a silencer and bi-pod and a rifle stock. These, combined with the special sound effect used when fired, gave the weapons a rather exotic mystique. A toy version was issued that included all the attachments as well as the signature triangular ID badge and an ID card. Decades later, the "Transformers" toyline featured a chrome P-38 with all attachments as the main bad guy, "Megatron". See more »
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 »
[opening of the first few season 1 episodes]
My name is Napoleon Solo. I'm Enforcement agent in Section 2 here. That's operations and enforcement.
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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A number of first-season episodes begin with a prologue in which the lead actors break the fourth wall and address the audience, explaining who they are and what they do. See more »
The Man From U.N.C.L.E. is arguably one of the greatest shows of the Sixties and definitely the best American spy show. It blended tongue in cheek humour with action and adventure for an end result that was extremely entertaining. Unfortunately, all good things cannot last. The first season (when it was still shot in black and white) and the second season (the first one shot in colour) place The Man From U.N.C.L.E. among the best television has to offer. All of this changed with the third season, when the series became so silly that watching its episodes became nearly unbearable. The show recovered somewhat in its abbreviated fourth season (it would be cancelled midway through), but by that time The Man From U.N.C.L.E. had lost its charm. Though the fourth season episodes are watchable, they lack the humour and pinache of the first two seasons. Regardless, The Man From U.N.C.L.E. is a testament to what Sixties television could do at its very finest.
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