The Man from U.N.C.L.E.: Season 2, Episode 3

The Ultimate Computer Affair (1 Oct. 1965)

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Thrush is developing an "ultimate computer," which, if it becomes fully operational, will mean the criminal organization even more formidable. The device is housed in a Thrush facility that... See full summary »


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Episode cast overview:
Governor Callahan (as Charlie Ruggles)
Captain Cervantes
Salty Oliver
Judith Loomis ...
Flora (as Judy Loomis)
Susan Wedell ...
Maurine Dawson ...
Paul Fierro ...
Ronald Trujillo ...
Irving Steinberg ...


Thrush is developing an "ultimate computer," which, if it becomes fully operational, will mean the criminal organization even more formidable. The device is housed in a Thrush facility that uses a South American prison as a front. Kuryakin infiltrates it as a prisoner while Solo pretends to be the husband of an international prison inspector, Salty Oliver. Written by Bill Koenig

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1 October 1965 (USA)  »

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(Westrex Recording System)



Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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In two scenes Iliya is shown whistling a tune despite holding a cigarette in his mouth at the same time, which would normally make whistling physically impossible. In the first of these scenes, he isn't even pursing his lips. See more »


Napoleon Solo: Hey, Filthy, can't you do anything right? You're supposed to be halfway home by now.
Illya Kuryakin: Me? Is it me that got himself tied up like a helpless child?
Napoleon Solo: No, it's you who blew up the wrong computer, though.
Illya Kuryakin: What?
Napoleon Solo: The real one's right here in the house.
Illya Kuryakin: [having seen said computer being wheeled into the dining room] Oh, that's what it was. How awkward.
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One Of My Favorite Episodes
9 September 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a classic TMFU episode. It has crafty and merciless villains, daring escapes, clever plots and counter plots and the ever perky Judy Carne as the "innocent" accomplice. It also has comedy and whimsy, Ilya is a blonde South American who sings, strums and whistles "Hava Negila" (!)and gets arrested to get incarcerated in a prison camp that's a Thrush cover for an installation housing "The Ultimate Computer". Napoleon uses "marriage" to the idealistic prison reformer Salty Oliver (Judy) to get in the area from the other side. The great Charlie Ruggles is a sexy senior citizen who plays strip poker with his nurses while babysitting the computer and Roger Carmel is the slippery Capt Cervantes, commandant of the camp. Solo and Ilya eventually complete their mission after Ilya rescues Salty and Solo from the bad guys. The last act ends with a bang and Charlie gets the last laugh, although it's sort of ironic. A very fine episode.

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