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Man From U.N.C.L.E., The

ARCH CAMPERY of a non-Connery kind (well, at least until Diamonds Are Forever) wherein ROBERT “NAPOLEON SOLO” VAUGHAN and DAVID “ILYA KURYAKIN” MACALLUM go out the back of Del Floria’s tailors into the steel-lined corridors and tape spools world of the United Network Command for Law Enforcement for much battling of THRUSH (which stood for bugger all) armed only with a special gun, an ace theme by JERRY GOLDSMITH and the hopes of the free world. Episodes later stitched together to form iffy big screen affairs before begatting inferior GIRL FROM UNCLE.



  1. ansonort

    October 1, 2009 at 12:16 pm

    One episode featured both William Shatner AND Leonard Nimoy as guest stars. “Beam me up, Mr Waverley!”

  2. Richardpd

    June 25, 2023 at 10:19 pm

    Supposedly Ian Fleming was a consultant on this before his death.

    Some fans consider the first series made in Black & White to be the best as it was more serious, before the colour ones went in the campy direction Lost In Space did to compete with the likes of Batman! In didn’t really need to to this with Get Smart already sending it up!

    The scene transition that seemed to be a shot from a car driving down a road with a lot of neon signs along it speeded up it has been copied a few times. Even the title was parodied by Ben Elton for his show The Man From A.U.N.T.I.E. which I got into trouble for watching when I a bit too young!

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