Tuesday, November 4, 2014

A very interesting Episode of THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E

Sometimes you find yourself amazed by an episode of an old television show, because in one episode you have several major actors, who had yet to become famous or work together and have their own series.

This past Sunday, I saw an Episode of The man from U.N.C.L.E which not only filled these aspects but even pre shadowed MISSION IMPOSSIBLE, which would not exist for four years.

The Episode was  'The Project Stirgis Affair'  which aired November 24th 1964.  The episode involved a diplomat Laslo Kurasov (Werner Klemperer, Colonel Klink from Hogans' Heroes) who wanted to increase political tension between the Eastern Block and The West.  Kurasovs'' aid a much more cautious party member Vladeck, played by Leonard Nimoy (Yes Spock was a bad guy) who tried to keep Kurasov reigned in, with no luck.

U.N.C.L.E. use a brilliant engineer who had left a major company to strike out on his own as bait.  The Engineer Michael Donfield , William Shatner is given a formula for a secret nerve gas that isn't and made to look like he is defecting.

The plot is well acted and it is surprising to see four actors before they became famous with their successful series a few years in the future.

So here is a series of clips from this episode featuring Werner Klemperer, Leonard Nimoy William Shatner and David McCullum.

Oh as to how this Episode preshadowed MISSION IMPOSSIBLE, Hmm do I tell you or have you see the episode itself the next time it airs on Me TV?

Let's put it this way, the ending is very much right out of Mission Impossible, you will just have to wait and see how.

Here are the clips via Youtube

Werner Klemperer Colonel Klink Hogans' Heroes 1966-1970
William Statner Star Trek 1966-1970 1979 1994 TJ Hooker1982-1986 Best known.
Leonard Nimoy Star Trek 1965-1970 Mission Impossible Paris 1969-1971
David McCallum The Man From U.N.C.L.E 1966-1968
NCIS Ducky 2003-2014

1 comment:

  1. I actually loved this episode. It was by far interesting. To see all those then non-known actors was fun!