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The show revolved around a fictional Secret International Law-Enforcement Agency, the United Network Command for Law and Enforcement; it was engaged in a constant struggle against a vast organization known as THRUSH. (The meaning of the acronym was never revealed in the series, but one of the many original novels based upon the series speculated it stood for Technological Hierarchy for the Removal of Undesirables and the Subjugation of Humanity.) THRUSH's aims were, essentially, to conquer the world. So dangerous was the threat from THRUSH that governments, even those most ideologically opposed to one another, had cooperated in the formation of U.N.C.L.E. James Bond's Ian Fleming contributed to the T.V. show's creation. ("Napoleon Solo" was originally the name of a crime boss in Fleming's Goldfinger.) Robert Towne and Harlan Ellison wrote scripts for the series, which was originally to have been titled Solo.

The stories centred around one of the organization's two-man troubleshooting teams, the American Napoleon Solo (Robert Vaughn), and the Russian Illya Kuryakin (David McCallum); they were well-trained in martial arts, and had a range of useful spy equipment, including hand held satellite communicators to keep in contact with the U.N.C.L.E. headquarters. THRUSH had an equally impressive range of weaponry, much of it only in development before being destroyed by our heroes; their most notable item was the sniperscope, enabling them to target gunfire in total darkness. A major design defect of the sniperscope was that its image intensifier's power supply emitted a distinctive whining sound when operating. This weapon was built around a US Army-surplus M1 carbine.

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Last Airing Jan 15, 1968
Premiere September 22, 1964
Episodes 105
Network NBC
Format/Time Color / 60 Minutes
Country United States
Upcoming Airs Not currently airing
 
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