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    Okay all of the great spy TV Show of the 1960's The Man Fom U.N.C.L.E , by the way created by Ian Fleming , but he had to leave to finish writing his James Bond book . I Spy the two C.I.A agents traveling around the world going after enemy agents . And of cource the British Import Danger Man , Called Secret Agent here in America . I was a big fan of all of these TV show and have them on DVD. I would be willing to discuss all of these TV shows with anybody . P.S. Patrick Magoohan was born In Astoria Queens New York not far from were I live . He was educated and brought up in Britian .

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    Thanks for starting this. I have believed that The Man From UNCLE would be an excellant new series. I have seen that it is being made into another movie and I am prepared to be dispointed. This series was way before its time and would play better today. Fighting international crime organizations and terrorists could provide alot of stories. Better than that NCIS and 24 trash that many are believing is good television. The TV execs are not too swift having missed this one which could be semi believable and include some high tech gadgets.

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    • #3
      The Man From U.N.C.L.E. was an excellent series. Robert Vaughan and David McCallum was superspies Napoleon Solo and Illya Kuriyakin. One of my favorite shows of all time.But-do you remember The Girl From U.N.C.L.E.?
      This bass guitar kills TERRORISTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      • #4
        Yeah. It only lasted a year and tried to be more comedic than the parent series. It was also known more for its fashion style of Stephanie Powers than its story lines.

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        • #5
          I'm glad I'm not the only one who remembered it.

          Originally posted by Major Mike View Post
          Yeah. It only lasted a year and tried to be more comedic than the parent series. It was also known more for its fashion style of Stephanie Powers than its story lines.
          This bass guitar kills TERRORISTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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          • #6
            Originally posted by rebpreacher View Post
            The Man From U.N.C.L.E. was an excellent series. Robert Vaughan and David McCallum was superspies Napoleon Solo and Illya Kuriyakin. One of my favorite shows of all time.But-do you remember The Girl From U.N.C.L.E.?
            Do I remember the Girl From UNCLE . I had a big crush on Stepanie Powers Wow is she a fox when the show as on I could not leave the TV set at home .
            .

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Major Mike View Post
              Thanks for starting this. I have believed that The Man From UNCLE would be an excellant new series. I have seen that it is being made into another movie and I am prepared to be dispointed. This series was way before its time and would play better today. Fighting international crime organizations and terrorists could provide alot of stories. Better than that NCIS and 24 trash that many are believing is good television. The TV execs are not too swift having missed this one which could be semi believable and include some high tech gadgets.
              I;m with you they will proubuly mess it up the way they did Mission Impossiable . But does anybody remember the other shows also .

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              • #8
                Nice...

                I always enjoyed the spy stuff of that vintage, both TV and movie.

                The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (United Network Command for Law Enforcement, now where did that factoid erupt from???) was one of my favorites. Ditto I Spy. Two tennis pros by day, two spies at night. In the same genre was the original (not the godawful Tom Cruise things) Mission Impossible. With Peter Graves, as Jim Phelps, leading the IMF (Impossible Mission Force, an early three letter gov agency). And, of course, there was Secret Agent man. Which in turn led to the wonderful and weird The Prisoner.

                As for movies, I liked the comedies that followed the Bond series; but with much tongue in cheek. A one off was the original Casino Royale with Peter Sellers. Then there were a couple of small "franchise" spy films. There was Dean Martin as the hard drinking, round bed loving Matt Helm. And James Coburn in the two "Flint" flicks.

                Ahhhh, those were the days!
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Sino Invasion View Post
                  I always enjoyed the spy stuff of that vintage, both TV and movie.

                  The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (United Network Command for Law Enforcement, now where did that factoid erupt from???) was one of my favorites. Ditto I Spy. Two tennis pros by day, two spies at night. In the same genre was the original (not the godawful Tom Cruise things) Mission Impossible. With Peter Graves, as Jim Phelps, leading the IMF (Impossible Mission Force, an early three letter gov agency). And, of course, there was Secret Agent man. Which in turn led to the wonderful and weird The Prisoner.

                  As for movies, I liked the comedies that followed the Bond series; but with much tongue in cheek. A one off was the original Casino Royale with Peter Sellers. Then there were a couple of small "franchise" spy films. There was Dean Martin as the hard drinking, round bed loving Matt Helm. And James Coburn in the two "Flint" flicks. By the way UNCLe was created from an idea of Ian Flemings .

                  Ahhhh, those were the days!
                  All I can say is that I could not have said it better myself. Also I like the way John Drake ( Secret Agent ) Solved a lot of thing by useing his brain not so many gagets , like what aws popular in those days .

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                  • #10
                    Oh yes the spy days. I loved Matt Helm. I didn't care for spoofs. I liked the real thing. Call me crazy. I liked I Spy,Mission Impossible,and to me,it was pre-X-Filesish,The Invaders.
                    This bass guitar kills TERRORISTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Yankee View Post
                      . P.S. Patrick Magoohan was born In Astoria Queens New York not far from were I live . He was educated and brought up in Britian .
                      did not know that! To me, he was the quintessential Englishman (Along with Roger Moore) when I was a kid.
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Sino Invasion View Post
                        There was Dean Martin as the hard drinking, round bed loving Matt Helm.

                        Who, beat up a young Chuck Norris in his first film appearance. (Not Return of the Dragon, contrary to popular belief.)
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                        • #13
                          Yankee...

                          Of those great t.v. spy shows from the '60s and '70s, my favorite was a British one called: "Callan".

                          I doubt that that you got it in the States but if you ever come across it on DVD I think you'd love it.

                          Callan (played by Edward Woodward) is a spook for British Intelligence in the cold-war years. He doesn't want to be but they won't let him retire. He is a working class guy and his superiors are "toffs" of the officer class. He despises them. They despise him back because he is cleverer than them and insurbordinate. He gets all the crappy jobs and is as much at risk from the British as he is from the "enemy". (You can never be sure who is on who's side.)

                          You've probably spotted the similarities to Micheal Cain's "Harry Palmer" movies. But Callan is much more gritty and darker.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Tommy Atkins View Post
                            Yankee...

                            Of those great t.v. spy shows from the '60s and '70s, my favorite was a British one called: "Callan".

                            I doubt that that you got it in the States but if you ever come across it on DVD I think you'd love it.

                            Callan (played by Edward Woodward) is a spook for British Intelligence in the cold-war years. He doesn't want to be but they won't let him retire. He is a working class guy and his superiors are "toffs" of the officer class. He despises them. They despise him back because he is cleverer than them and insurbordinate. He gets all the crappy jobs and is as much at risk from the British as he is from the "enemy". (You can never be sure who is on who's side.)

                            You've probably spotted the similarities to Micheal Cain's "Harry Palmer" movies. But Callan is much more gritty and darker.
                            Okay I WILL Look for that it sounds ggod. I like Harry Palmer I have both movies on DVD . But did you like Danger man also ? Later on Woodward did an American TV show called Equalizer in it he was a retired spy who hired out to help people . Have a look for that on DVD also .
                            Last edited by Yankee; 15 Mar 11, 08:03.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Yankee View Post
                              Okay I WILL Look for that it sounds ggod. I like Harry Palmer I have both movies on DVD . But did you like Danger man also ? Later on Woodward did an American TV show called Equalizer in it he was a retired spy who hired out to help people . Have a look for that on DVD also .
                              Yes... I loved Dangerman (as well as I Spy and Man from U.N.C.L.E.)

                              Patrick Magoohan played the role with more style and "cool" than any one man had a right to. I was interested to read in your post that he was actually born in New York!

                              A point sometimes argued about in the pubs over here was the claim that in Dangerman, Magoohan never carried a gun because of his pacafist beliefs. I can't really remember but I think that claim was just urban myth.

                              The Equalizer we got over here in the U.K. but is quite different from Woodwards earlier much darker role as Callan.

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