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The Man From UNCLE S01E23 The Brain Killer Affair


The Man from U.N.C.L.E. is an American television series broadcast on NBC from September 22, 1964, to January 15, 1968. It follows secret agents, played by Robert Vaughn and David McCallum, who work for a secret international counter espionage and law and enforcement agency called U.N.C.L.E. Originally, co-creator Sam Rolfe wanted to leave the meaning of U.N.C.L.E. ambiguous so it could refer to either "Uncle Sam" or the United Nations. Concerns by the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer legal department about using "U.N." for commercial purposes resulted in the producers' clarification that U.N.C.L.E. was an acronym for the United Network Command for Law and Enforcement. Each episode had an "acknowledgement" to the U.N.C.L.E. in the end titles.


The series centered on a two-man troubleshooting team working for U.N.C.L.E. (United Network Command for Law and Enforcement): American Napoleon Solo (Robert Vaughn), and Soviet Illya Kuryakin (David McCallum). Leo G. Carroll played Alexander Waverly, the British head of the organization (Number One of Section One). Barbara Moore joined the cast as Lisa Rogers in the fourth season.


The series, though fictional, achieved such cultural prominence that props, costumes and documents, and a video clip are in the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library's exhibit on spies and counterspies. Similar U.N.C.L.E. exhibits are in the museums of the Central Intelligence Agency and other US agencies and organizations gathering intelligence.


U.N.C.L.E.'s adversary was T.H.R.U.S.H. (W.A.S.P. in the pilot movie - not to be confused with the World Aquatic Security Patrol from Gerry Anderson's Stingray). The original series never divulged what T.H.R.U.S.H. represented, but in several U.N.C.L.E. novels by David McDaniel, it is the Technological Hierarchy for the Removal of Undesirables and the Subjugation of Humanity,described as founded by Col. Sebastian Moran after the death of Professor Moriarty at the Reichenbach Falls in the Sherlock Holmes story, "The Final Problem".


23 "The Brain-Killer Affair" James Goldstone Archie Tegland March 8, 1965

Waverly is subjected to the effects of a brain-altering device by THRUSH. Solo must save Waverly and find the device. Elsa Lanchester and Yvonne Craig guest star. Co-starring Roosevelt Grier, Henry Beckman, Nancy Kovack and Liam Sullivan.

I was very disappointed in our agents. They dropped their guard all the time and though equipped with deadly force, they never used it when necessary and let enemy agents get the better of them. Of course in the TV world the good guy always wins. In real life the organization would have been compromised completely. 

Yvonne Craig played Batgirl and had a provocative role in the first Star Trek series. She passed away in 2015. 


The computers are quite the wonders back in the 60's. However, the women knew how to dress for success.

We see a unique pistol in the episode. They stick with the surplus German weapons. This is a M1910 Mauser. It was a 25 ACP. The 1914 and 1934 were a .32 ACP. Mr. Solo is very careless waving it around. Don't you make that sort of mistake. Always point the muzzle in a safe direction. 

Posted by Conspiracy Cafe on March 31, 2017 at 6:59 PM 52 Views