A retired spy is reluctantly lured back into action to take down a mad scientist living on a tropical island.

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John Shackelford
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Tania Reston
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Bill Worthington
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Sharon Shackelford
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Dr. Cresus
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The Dane
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Terry Batliner
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Adm. Gunwilder
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Whitey Ullman
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Ho Chin
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Morrison
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Arubella
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A retired spy is reluctantly lured back into action to take down a mad scientist living on a tropical island.

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24 February 1978 (USA)  »

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70's spy tale for a cold winter's night
31 January 2010 | by See all my reviews

I remember tuning into this show when it first aired in February 1978. The tropical setting made for a nice visual escape from a brutal upstate NY winter. A world-weary spy in retirement is drawn back into service when he learns of the death of a former partner. Down in the tropics he meets the villainous Dr. Scorpion played by a scene-stealing Roscoe Lee Browne. I guess they were going for the "Dr. No" approach here. Small details, like the main character spending his retirement on a boat in port watching Abbot and Costello reruns, gave the typical two-dimensional super-spy a little bit of character.

I always liked Roscoe Lee Browne's performances, which is why I tuned in over 30 years ago and why I continue to remember it over 30 years later. A nice bit of super-spy, tropical escapism on a cold winter's evening...


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