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In the pilot episode, UNCLE agent Napoleon Solo is assigned to foil an assassination plot by Thrush. The criminal organization's target is a delegation from the newly independent African nation, Western Natumba. The plot is under the supervision of Andrew Vulcan, a U.S. industrialist secretly working for Thrush. Solo recruits an old flame of Vulcan's as part of his plan. Written by Bill Koenig

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In 2016, Fritz Weaver, who played the series' first THRUSH villain, died about two weeks after the death of leading man Robert Vaughn. See more »

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Napoleon Solo: I've told you about the organization we're dealing with. They kill people the way people kill flies. A careless flick of the wrist; a reflex action.
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Edited into To Trap a Spy (1964) See more »

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Easy to Love
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Music by Cole Porter
Performed by orchestra at party
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Pilot
15 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I just saw this episode on cable, it was the pilot for the show. Interestingly the show was called "Solo" at the beginning of this episode. They must have subsequently renamed it "The Man from U.N.C.L.E." Leo G. Carroll did not appear in this episode. The head of U.N.C.L.E. was called Mr. Allison in this episode and was played by Will Kuluva. I notice that it notes "scenes deleted" next to his name on the "Vulcan Affair" page, but the version I saw did have Mr. Kuluva's scenes in it. David McCallum's Ilya character had a very small role in this episode. I also noticed that this episode included the scene with Solo getting shot at while behind a piece of bulletproof glass. They used this in the intro to the show in later episodes.


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