If anyone is as old… well as I am. You may remember a spy / sci-fi / adventure series called The Man from U.N.C.L.E. A series that ran from September 22, 1964, to January 15, 1968 that starred Robert Vaughn (Napoleon Solo) and David McCallum (Illya Kuryakin) as secret agents. Sort of on the vibe of James Bond and the old British Spy Fi Avengers.
Now there is going to be a theatrical release / reboot of the show that will hit the theaters in the US on August 14, 2015. The show will star Henry Cavill as Napoleon Solo and Armie Hammer as Illya Kuryakin and will be released by Warner Brothers. As of yet there are no trailers to this so I can’t give you a teaser but snooping around the net there are loads of stills which I will load and of course a plot summary that is pretty much the same from post to post. This one is from the Google search page for the show
“At the height of the Cold War, a mysterious criminal organization plans to use nuclear weapons and technology to upset the fragile balance of power between the United States and Soviet Union. CIA agent Napoleon Solo (Henry Cavill) and KGB agent Illya Kuryakin (Armie Hammer) are forced to put aside their hostilities and work together to stop the evildoers in their tracks. The duo’s only lead is the daughter of a missing German scientist, whom they must find soon to prevent a global catastrophe”
You can get some more on this from these sites
Henry Cavill personal blog page.
So you are one of those that have no clue what the show is about and may not even care. So ok now lets have some fun first a teaser for the first season of the original series and then read a bit on the show itself. Hopefully I can get some video of the series if it has not been swept into the we will repackage it to sell and no more free looks for you standard. if so then I will post them in the video section of the community page.
And some background via the one and only free only open source for all info Wikipedia.
The series consisted of 105 episodes originally screened between 1964 and 1968. It was produced by Arena Productions using the studios of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. The first season was broadcast in black-and-white.
Ian Fleming contributed to the concepts after being approached by the show’s co-creator, Norman Felton. The book The James Bond Films says Fleming proposed two characters, Napoleon Solo and April Dancer (The Girl from U.N.C.L.E.). The original name was Ian Fleming’s Solo. Robert Towne, Sherman Yellen, and Harlan Ellison wrote scripts for the series. Author Michael Avallone, who wrote the first original novelisation based upon the series (see below), is sometimes incorrectly cited as the show’s creator.
Solo was to have been the focus, but a scene featuring a Georgian (Georgia-USSR) agent named Illya Kuryakin drew enthusiasm from the fans and the agents were paired.
Solo and Kuryakin.
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 Georgian (Georgia-USSR) 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 THRUSH (WASP in the pilot movie). The original series never divulged what THRUSH 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”.
THRUSH’s aim was to conquer the world. Napoleon Solo said, in “The Green Opal Affair”, “THRUSH believes in the two-party system — the masters and the slaves,” and in the pilot episode (“The Vulcan Affair”), THRUSH “kills people the way people kill flies — a reflex action — a flick of the wrist.” So dangerous was THRUSH that governments — even those ideologically opposed, such as the United States and the USSR — had cooperated in formating and operating U.N.C.L.E. Similarly, when Solo and Kuryakin held opposing political views, the friction between them in the story was held to a minimum.
Though executive producer Norman Felton and Ian Fleming conceived Napoleon Solo, it was producer Sam Rolfe who created the U.N.C.L.E. hierarchy. Unlike national organizations like the CIA and James Bond’s MI6, U.N.C.L.E. was a global organization of agents from many countries and cultures. Illya Kuryakin was created by Rolfe as just such an agent, from the Soviet Union.
The creators decided an innocent character would be featured in each episode, giving the audience someone with whom to identify. Despite many changes over four seasons, “innocence” remained a constant — from a suburban housewife in the pilot, “The Vulcan Affair” (film version: To Trap a Spy) to those kidnapped in the final episode, “The Seven Wonders of the World Affair”.
Some photos from the new remake of Man From Uncle
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