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SpyTek exposes the astounding technology of espionage, and the dogged, remorse-less spies who stole the secrets. Encounter assassination tools so ingenious, they were undetectable: a gun that shot cyanide vapor and caused death upon inhalation; an umbrella whose hidden needle implanted a poisoned pellet; and a terrifying shellfish toxin, without an antidote. "The Real 007" presents an intriguing interview with Aldrich Ames, the American CIA agent who sold secrets to the Russians; plus the first-ever film tour of Moscow's KGB Museum. "The Deadly Game" brings you face-to-face with historic spy technology: powerful silencers used by British SAS agents against Nazi war criminals; the KGB's ultra-lethal cyanide guns; the CIA's supertoxins; and the armor-plated vehicles used to combat modern terrorists. "Spy vs. Spy" reveals fierce Cold War battles between enemy spies whose wit, daring, courage and technological tools fought a 40-year campaign of stealth, deception and betrayal. Watch as ... Written by Robert Lynch <docrlynch@yahoo.com>

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A documentary espionage history buffs should have
25 June 1999 | by (Tyngsborough, MA, USA) – See all my reviews

Originally broadcast on The Discovery Channel in three parts, "Spy-Tek" is a fascinating insider's look at real espionage in the US, United Kingdom, and the former USSR. It includes recreated footage of spies being caught, and exfiltrations being made, interviews with former (and current) intelligence community operatives, as well as interviews with imprisoned spies.

The individual segments are guided by an historian of espionage, linked and contrasted by clips from James Bond movies, and the entire series resonates with the comforting, silky, and unmistakable tones of Roger Moore.

The viewer can do a lot with this mini-series--students can use it in political science, history, and science courses as a source for term paper or project ideas. History of espionage buffs will want this for the extensive catalog of espionage technology detailed in it. Fans of tv and movie spies should watch this series every now and then to remind themselves what espionage is really like. And finally, it is a gripping story of people who did amazing things, with the threat of great harm to themselves always hanging over them, and the telling of the tale will keep you on the edge of your seat.


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