A Nazi scientist is sprung from a German prison, with Solo and Kuryakin in pursuit. While the scientist escapes, one of the plotters is killed. Kuryakin impersonates the man and travels to ...
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A Nazi scientist is sprung from a German prison, with Solo and Kuryakin in pursuit. While the scientist escapes, one of the plotters is killed. Kuryakin impersonates the man and travels to South America. Solo goes to the continent separately, but cannot shake a woman photographer who had been on the scene when the scientist escaped. It turns out Thrush is financing the plot, which involves a mind-control ray, which is to be used on Washington just as the president is scheduled to speak before Congress. Written by
Yet another super villain/super weapon story. This time a long distance mind controller device (that comes in a handy pocket version as well). The villains are vaguely ex-Nazis (although they wear bespoke insignia). The unimaginative plot relies on the old gimmick of coincidentally identical people: this time Illya looks exactly like the son of a dead quasi-Nazi, who had been surgically altered to look just like his father: a ridiculously improbable workaround to allow Illya to pose as an ex-Nazi despite two decades having passed since the war ended. The secondary characters are generally weaker then usual, especially the laughably blood-thirsty eponymous Gurnius. The only good parts are seeing the supercilious THRUSH agent being double-crossed (there being no honour among thieves) and the girl-of-the-week, Laugh-in's Judy Carne, in her typical 'mod' outfits.
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