The mysterious Hemingway causes havoc at UNCLE headquarters in New York through various means, including tampering with the facility's water supply and electrical system. This occurs on the eve of an...
A diplomat seeks to heighten tensions between East and West. UNCLE is to neutralize him but not, Waverly says, in a way he becomes a "cause celebre." Solo and Kuryakin devise a con game with a false ...
The show is about doctors Marcus Welby, a general practitioner and Steven Kiley, Welby's young assistant. The two try to treat people as individuals in an age of specialized medicine and ... See full summary »
John Steed and his new accomplices Purdey and Gambit find themselves facing new and deadly dangers in the bizarre world of espionage. Mixing fantasy with a darker edge, the trio face ... See full summary »
Napoleon Solo and Illya Kuryakin are the two agents of the United Network Command for Law Enforcement, who fight evil (primarily an organization of Bad people called, THRUSH) and use charm, wit, and a never ending assortment of gadgets. Ran for 4 years.Written by
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The "Uncle Issue guns" were actually Walther P-38 9mm Semi-automatics. The P-38 featured a number of attachments including a scope, a barrel extension with a silencer and bi-pod and a rifle stock. These, combined with the special sound effect used when fired, gave the weapons a rather exotic mystique. A toy version was issued that included all the attachments as well as the signature triangular ID badge and an ID card. Decades later, the "Transformers" toyline featured a chrome P-38 with all attachments as the main bad guy, "Megatron". See more »
Throughout the run of the series there was a large globe of the world used in the UNCLE office. However, it didn't appear to be current as it seemed to be from the middle of WW II. The colors for Europe seemed to reflect the conquests by the Axis powers, as well as the occupation of parts of China and southeast Asia by Japan. See more »
Each episode's credits included a dedication to the men and women of UNCLE. See more »
The episode "The Pieces of Fate Affair" had to have all references to a lead character redubbed for European broadcast. The problem was a character named Judith Merle, a writer who is an enemy agent, was based on a real-life author named Judith Merril. Merril sued over the unauthorized use of her name, which resulted in the episode being withdrawn from syndication for 20 years. See more »
The Man From U.N.C.L.E. is arguably one of the greatest shows of the Sixties and definitely the best American spy show. It blended tongue in cheek humour with action and adventure for an end result that was extremely entertaining. Unfortunately, all good things cannot last. The first season (when it was still shot in black and white) and the second season (the first one shot in colour) place The Man From U.N.C.L.E. among the best television has to offer. All of this changed with the third season, when the series became so silly that watching its episodes became nearly unbearable. The show recovered somewhat in its abbreviated fourth season (it would be cancelled midway through), but by that time The Man From U.N.C.L.E. had lost its charm. Though the fourth season episodes are watchable, they lack the humour and pinache of the first two seasons. Regardless, The Man From U.N.C.L.E. is a testament to what Sixties television could do at its very finest.
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