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THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E. - SEASON 2 EPISODE GUIDE

1.  The Alexander the Greater Affair (Part 1)

September 17, 1965

"What do you think of the human condition, Mr. Kuryakin?"

- Mr. Kavon

"I'm in favor of it."

- Illya Kuryakin

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Alexander (Rip Torn) a megalomaniac industrialist, plans to conquer the world like his namesake, Alexander the Great by breaking each of the ten commandments along the way. he has his henchman Parvix (David Sheiner) steal the army's "will gas" to help him do so, and Solo investigates. Solo encounters Tracey Alexander (Dorothy Provine), Alexander's ex-wife, who wants to tag along with Solo to get the money Alexander owes her. The trail leads Solo, Illya, and Tracey to a posh party at Alexander's, where Solo defeats him in a human chess game; to a tomb, where Alexander and his aide Dr. Kavon (David Opatoshu) leave Solo tied under a descending scimitar while Illya and Tracey are hanging over a bottomless pit with a candle burning their rope.

Director: Joseph Sargent, Writer: Dean Hargrove

Guest starring:  Rip Torn, Dorothy Provine, David Sheiner, David Opatoshu

This was the first episode broadcast in color.

The horned idol is a prop from the movie "Atlantis, The Lost Continent"

One of the characters is a teacher named "Mr. Kavon." This is probably an in-joke, because there was a popular TV show at the time called Mr. Novak (1963) (Kavon spelled backwards), which was about a teacher.

The statue of a pagan deity festooned with snakes used by Alexander for destroying his divorce settlement was originally made for use in the 1956 Biblical epic "The Prodigal", as a "statue of Baal".

Illya makes a mistake when talking about the Seventh Commandment. He says the 7th forbids, "coveting thy neighbor's wife." The Seventh is, "Thou shalt not commit adultery," and the Tenth is "Thou shalt not covet... thy neighbor's wife."

Alexander roasts two marshmallows on a double-pronged skewer, then offers them to Tracey. She pulls the one on the left, but only the outer charred layer slips off leaving about half of the inner core of the marshmallow still on the tip. The tight shot shows only her and the skewer in front of her. The skewer begins to move out of the shot with one-and-a-half marshmallows still on the dual tips. The next camera angle shows Alexander holding his marshmallow in one hand and in the other hand, an empty skewer without Tracey's leftover marshmallow core.

Kuryakin and Solo take shots at Alexander, but end up shooting mirror images. The glass shatters exactly the same in both instances because it's the same shot used twice.

Though the setting is in Greece, all the cars seen are American. Also, about 13 minutes in the words "Blow Your Horn" and "No Parking" in English are seen on the sides of buildings where everything should be in Greek.

After Illya knocks out the guard, he drags him out of the way of the car. You can see the unconscious guard using his legs to help Illya with the move.

When the van driver attacks the guards at the army base he knocks the first one unconscious and the guard falls partially in front of the gate. When the van starts to drive forward the guard is now out of the path and is instead in front of the guard shack.

The oversized chessboard that was used for the human chess people was orientated incorrectly. For proper play a white square should always be in the lower right corner of the game board.

2.  The Alexander the Greater Affair (Part 2)

September 24, 1965

"What's she doing here? She's supposed to be dead."

- Alexander

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Solo, Kuryakin and Tracey escape Alexander's death trap. The scene shifts to Washington and Virginia. Alexander breaks commandment No. 7 by seducing a prince's wife. He is planning on breaking No. 6 (Thou Shall Not Kill) and when that is done, his plot will be complete. Solo is menaced by a muscular thug while Kuryakin is endangered by employees of Alexander's farm in Virginia and nearly cut in two by various farm implements.

Director: Joseph Sargent, Writer: Dean Hargrove

Guest starring:  Rip Torn, Dorothy Provine, David Sheiner, David Opatoshu

The plane used was a Beech C-45 Trigear (N9981Z)

In the fight between Solo and Ingo, studio lights are briefly seen above the set walls. When Solo hits Ingo with the two parts of the wooden bar, he smacks Ingo on both sides of his neck. However, Ingo reacts by grabbing his ears in pain. When Illya, wrapped up as a mummy, falls onto Mr. Koval (thus saving Solo's life), in the next shot you can spot the mattress he (or the stuntman) fell onto. Look in the bottom left corner of the screen. It's also in following shot.

Two of Alexander's men riddle the airplane hanger with bullet holes while shooting at Kuryakin. When the men arrive at the hanger, the bullet holes are missing.

The hatch remains open as Solo fights Alexander to get on board the escaping airplane. As the plane takes to the sky, the door is now closed.

One Spy Too Many is the 1966 feature-length film version of The Man from U.N.C.L.E. two-part season two premiere episode "The Alexander the Greater Affair". It, as does the television series, stars Robert Vaughn and David McCallum. It is the third such feature film that used as its basis a reedited version of one or more episodes from the series. In this instance, the film took the two-part episode and added in a subplot featuring Yvonne Craig (below) as an U.N.C.L.E. operative carrying on a flirtatious relationship with Napoleon Solo (Robert Vaughn); Craig does not appear in these episodes though she did guest star in season one's, The Brain-Killer Affair.

It also added in and substituted scenes that, while not out of place in a 1960s U.S. spy film, were more explicitly sexual than generally shown on U.S. television at the time. Whereas the earlier U.N.C.L.E. films added material to a single episode to create a feature-length movie, "One Spy Too Many" removed certain elements of the two-part episode (e.g., scenes with Alexander’s parents) to allow for the added subplot with Craig and other enhanced scenes within the film’s overall running time. This was the last film culled from the series to be theatrically released in the U.S. (in late 1966).

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Based on the 2nd season opener, The Alexander the Greater Affair, One Spy Too Many added footage of future Batgirl Yvonne Craig as UNCLE commander Alexander Waverly's niece, Maude, working in communications tracking Solo and Kuryakin on their assignment. Buy the entire series here!

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3.  The Ultimate Computer Affair

October 1, 1965

"A Thrush doesn't change his feathers just to please a lady."

- Napoleon Solo

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Thrush is developing an "ultimate computer," which, if it becomes fully operational, will mean the criminal organization even more formidable. The device is housed in a Thrush facility that uses a South American prison as a front. Kuryakin infiltrates it as a prisoner while Solo pretends to be the husband of an international prison inspector, Salty Oliver (Judy Carne).

Director: Joseph Sargent, Writer: Peter Allan Fields

Guest starring:  Charles Ruggles, Roger C. Carmel, Judy Carne

In two scenes Iliya is shown whistling a tune despite holding a cigarette in his mouth at the same time, which would normally make whistling physically impossible.

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Napoleon goes over the plot of The Ultimate Computer Affair.
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4.  The Foxes and Hounds Affair

October 8, 1965

"We could make one of our daring, resourceful, and nauseatingly punctual escapes, if only the door weren't locked."

- Illya Kuryakin

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U.N.C.L.E. and Thrush agents compete to gain possession of a mind-reading device created by a magician who has been murdered by Thrush.

Director: Alf Kjellin, Writers: Peter Allan Fields, Eric Bercovici

Guest starring:  Julie Sommars, Vincent Price, Patricia Medina

5.  The Discotheque Affair

October 15, 1965

“What, and give up show business?”

- Napoleon Solo

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Solo and Kuryakin investigate a Thrush operation which uses a a discotheque as a front.

Director: Tom Gries Writers: Dean Hargrove, Leonard Stadd

Guest starring:  Eric Braeden, Judi West, Ray Danton, Harvey Lembeck

Guest star Judi West is best known for her supporting role opposite Jack Lemmon in the comedy film The Fortune Cookie (1966). She also appeared in television in the 1960s through the early 1980s. Married from 1971 to 1989 to actor John Rubinstein (son of concert pianist Arthur Rubinstein), she is the mother of actor Michael Weston (House, Six Feet Under, Scrubs, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, The Resident, Houdini & Doyle, Home Before Dark).

Eric Braeden (born Hans-Jorg Gudegast) is best known for his roles as Victor Newman on the CBS soap opera The Young and the Restless, as Hans Dietrich in the 1960s TV series The Rat Patrol, Dr. Charles Forbin in Colossus: The Forbin Project and as John Jacob Astor IV in the 1997 film Titanic. He won a Daytime Emmy Award in 1998 for Lead Actor in a Drama Series for the role of Victor Newman. In 2018 Breaden appeared in the film "Den of Thieves" starring Gerard Butler and Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson. The film was written, directed, and produced by Braeden's son, Christian Gudegast.

Guest star Harvey Lembeck (1923 - 1982) was an American comedic actor best remembered for his role as Cpl. Rocco Barbella on The Phil Silvers Show in the late 1950s, and as the stumbling, overconfident quasi-outlaw biker Eric Von Zipper in beach party films during the 1960s. He also turned in noteworthy performances in both the stage and screen versions of Stalag 17. He was the father of actor and director Michael Lembeck and actress Helaine Lembeck. Lembeck died from a heart attack on January 5th, 1982 while performing in an episode of Mork and Mindy. He was age 58.

Appearing as an uncredited "Thrush Girl" was the impressively endowed (41-22-36) Patty Jo Harmon. She was "discovered" as a contestant during the last season of Groucho Marx's television program You Bet Your Life (titled The Groucho Show during its last season), and was later a regular on Marx's program Tell It to Groucho (1961, credited as "Patty Harmon"). The exposure parlayed into TV roles on Gidget, Batman, and The Monkees. Used mostly as eye candy her film roles included the Jack Lemmon comedy Under the Yum Yum Tree (1963), Village of the Giants (1965) and her most famous appearance as the car-washing Lucille in Cool Hand Luke (1967). With only a handful of television appearances to her name, she made a bigger career as a pin-up girl during the late 1960s and early 1970s, but ultimately retired from acting to get married and start a family. Baking had always been a favorite pastime and she later opened Aunt Joy's Cakes, a wholesale bakery based in Burbank, California.

6.  The Re-Collectors Affair

October 22, 1965

“I think I’d better go and get Mr. Solo out of there before
something unpleasant happens to him.”

- Illya Kuryakin

“No, no, no, no, no. When Solo gets into trouble,
that’s when he starts getting results!”

- Alexander Waverly

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The Re-Collectors are hunting down Nazis, who had stolen priceless art works. Solo and Kuryakin investigate and discover the situation really is more complicated.

Director: Alvin Ganzer, Writer: Alan Caillou

Guest starring:  George Macready, Shepherd Sanders, Vic Tayback, Shannon Farnon, Jocelyn Lane, Jacqueline Beer, Theodore Marcuse

7.  The Arabian Affair

October 29, 1965

"Now, the moment one retires from Thrush, you not only cease to be an asset, you become a distinct liability. I'm certain you'll find U.N.C.L.E.'s fringe benefits far superior."

- Napoleon Solo

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Illya goes to find Thrush's vaporizing machine, but is captured by Sophie, the headstrong daughter of the local tribal chief, Sulador. in New York Solo convinces retiring THRUSH agent David Lewin that THRUSH intends to kill him, and elicits his help. Lewin and Solo are taken to the base in the desert, just as Illya leads the band of nomads, whose confidence he has gained, in an attack on the base.

Director:  E. Darrell Hallenbeck  Writer:  Peter Allan Fields 

Guest starring:  Phyllis Newman, Michael Ansara, Robert Ellenstein, Tom Hatten

Contains many references to the movie blockbuster Lawrence of Arabia (1962). Ilya claims to be the son of Lawrence, and rides to the rescue dressed in a white desert outfit, mounted on a white horse.

8.  The Tigers are Coming Affair

November 5, 1965

"If you don't mind, Your Highness,
jungle war stories are a dime a dozen today."

- Napoleon Solo

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Solo and Illya go to India to help Suzanne de Serre, a French botanist trying to find out why the jungle is dying and local natives are disappearing. Prince Panat and Drusilla Davina, along with Colonel Quillon, are systematically using a chemical to destroy the jungle and kidnapping natives to work in the jewel mines for the prince.

Director: Herschel Daugherty, Writers: Alan Caillo, Paul Tuckahoe

Guest starring: Jill Ireland, Alan Caillou, Lee Bergere

9.  The Deadly Toys Affair

November 12, 1965

"Thrush is one of the worst conspiracies of modern times."

- Napoleon Solo

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THRUSH is so eager to get their hands on a boy genius that they murder the boy's father. But then they have to deal with the boy's madcap aunt.

Director:  John Brahm  Writer:  Robert Hill 

Guest starring: Angela Lansbury, Jay North, Diane McBain

10.  The Cherry Blossom Affair

November 19, 1965

"If there's anything I can explain, don't hesitate to call."

- Illya Kuryakin

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THRUSH eastern in Japan acquires a volcano-activating device, and Solo and Illya, along with Cricket Okasada, a film student, infiltrate a toy store and a karate school to find it. THRUSH leader Mr. Kutuzov oversees local THRUSH head Harada in the operation, and Solo finds himself fighting for his life against a life size sword wielding puppet.

Director: Joseph Sargent, Writers: Mark Weingart, Sherman Yellen

Guest starring: France Nuyen, Woodrow Parfrey, Jerry Fujikawa

11.  The Virtue Affair

December 3, 1965

"Monsieur Solo, did you say your first name was Napoleon?
What a cruel prank by your parents."

- Robespierre

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French fanatic Robespierre seeks to destroy France's vineyards in his quest for virtue, and Solo enlists the aid of scientist Raoul Dubois and his daughter Albert in combating the plan. Illya is captured by THRUSH agent Carl Voegler and, with a target painted on his back, is hunted through the woods by Voegler's archers.

Director: Jud Taylor, Writer: Henry Slesar  

Guest starring: Mala Powers, Lawrence Montaigne, Ronald Long

When Solo asks Robspierre what he knew about "inertial navigation" he proved he knew nothing by stating it used the stars to navigate. That would be "celestial navigation".

12.  The Children's Day Affair

December 10, 1965

"Not in front of the children!"

- Mother Fear

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A top-level U.N.C.L.E. conference is to be held in Switzerland, but a nearby boys' school is actually a THRUSH front run by Mother Fear and Dennis Jenks that is training its students to be assassins. Solo is captured by the boys, and, when he refuses to reveal the conference location, is forced to operate the controls of two electric trains so they do not collide with each carrying a vial of deadly nerve gas. Illya and Anna Paola, a social worker who resent children, are also captured. The escape, and arrive at the conference just as the boy's choir is ready to kill Waverly and the others with THRUSH rifles from under their robes.

Director: Sherman Marks, Writer: Dean Hargrove

Guest starring: Jeanne Cooper, Warren Stevens

13.  The Adriatic Express Affair

December 17, 1965

"Ah, you poor, foolish child. So many girls are.
I guess it's because of my long black hair and the way I play the guitar."

- Napoleon Solo

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Solo and Illya board the Adriatic Express train on New Year's Eve to intercept Madame Nemirovitch, a THRUSH agent who is carrying a chemical that is capable of stopping the reproductive process. Eva, a young girl who delivers a message to Madame Nemirovitch as the train leaves, is caught on board. Throughout the evening, the THRUSH agent and Solo and Illya engage in a battle of wits as the train speeds along its route.

Director: Seymour Robbie, Writer: Robert Hill 

Guest starring: Juliet Mills, Chuck Hicks, Jessie Royce Landis

14.  The Yukon Affair

December 24, 1965

"Children are so laxly reared nowadays. . . ."

- Squire G. Emory Partridge

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Squire G. Emory Partridge returns, having acquired in Alaska a large quantity of Quadrillenium X, a very heavy metal with high magnetic powers which THRUSH wants to use to disrupt world communications. Solo and Illya are nearly killed by the local Eskimos, but are saved by the chief's daughter, Murphy. Partridge and his niece Victoria capture them, but they escape only to end up in a tavern brawl.

Director: Alf Kjellin, Writer: Marc Siegel

Guest starring: George Sanders, Bernie Gozier, Marian Thompson

15.  The Very Important Zombie Affair

December 31, 1965

 "It's amazing how quickly a girl can take her clothes off. And how long it takes to put them on again."

- Illya Kuryakin

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Solo and Illya travel to the Caribbean to help Dr. Delgado, who is under a voodoo curse and in a zombielike trance thanks to the local dictator, El Supremo, and his chief of police, Captain Ramirez. The U.N.C.L.E. agents are assisted by Suzy, an American hairdresser whom El Supremo will not let leave the island. They eventually turn to voodoo queen Mama Lou to turn the tables on him.

Director: David Alexander, Writer: Boris Ingster

Guest starring: Claude Akins, Linda Gaye Scott

This episode was used for Tha Man From U.N.C.L.E. viewmaster set.

Because the producers went out of their way to avoid connecting the show in any way with the United Nations, Waverly mentions the "Counsel of Nations" instead of United Nations.

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16.  The Dippy Blonde Affair

January 7, 1966

"Napoleon? I hate to bother you with trivia, but I think I'm about to get killed, and it struck me that perhaps you might want to say goodbye."

- Illya Kuryakin

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THRUSH agent Harry Pendleton is captured and commits "suicide" with a reversible chemical, but his superior, Simon Baldinado, refuses to revive him because he is attracted to Pendleton's girlfriend, Jojo Tyler, Solo gets Jojo to help U.N.C.L.E. retrieve the ion projection machine Baldinado has hidden at the mortuary front for THRUSH by feigning affection for Baldinado, who allows his personal plans for Jojo to affect his judgment.

Director: E. Darrell Hallenbeck, Writer: Peter Allan Fields

Guest starring: Joyce Jameson, Robert Strauss

17.  The Deadly Goddess Affair

January 14, 1966

"As any girl can testify, boys get everywhere."

- Napoleon Solo

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Solo and Illya travel to Circe to intercept a drone plane carrying a load of THRUSH cash. There, they encounter THRUSH agent Colonel Hubris, as well as two local girls who are looking for husbands.

Director: Seymour Robbie, Writer: Robert Hill

Guest starring:  Victor Buono, Michael Strong, Joseph Sirola, Daniel J. Travanti (billed as Dan Travanty)

Guest star Daniel J. Travanti would finally hit the big time as Captain Frank Furillo on the six season run of the classic Police drama, HILL STREET BLUES.

18.  The Birds and the Bees Affair

January 21, 1966

"Amazing, the therapeutic effect of ten thousand dollars.
I shall recommend it to all my friends."

- Mozart

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THRUSH has developed with the aid of Dr. Elias Swan, a strain of minute, deadly bees. THRUSH agent Mr. Mozart captures Illya and Tavia Sandor and uses a high-frequency sound machine that threatens to shatter their eardrums to force Illya to take him to U.N.C.L.E. headquarters so he can release the bees. Illya does so, but Mozart is intercepted, and in a battle on a rooftop Mozart is shot and the bees get loose.

Director: Alvin Ganzer, Writer: Mark Weingart

Guest starring:  John McGiver, John Abbott

19.  The Waverly Ring Affair

January 28, 1966

"The X36 communicator covers a 175-degree arc of the Earth's surface without having to go through a relay station."

- George Dennell

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When secret "File 40" documents turn up outside headquarters, Waverly assigns Solo and Illya to find out if George Donnell is a double agent. Carla Drosten is too anxious to accuse Donnell and Solo must use special Waverly rings" to try and expose the real double agent.

Director:  John Brahm, Writer: Jerry McNeely

Guest starring:  Elizabeth Allen, Lee Delano, Allen Jaffe

In the opening sequence Mr. Solo takes a standard photo processing envelope (just large enough to hold prints up to 5 x 7 inches in size) out of the camera shop. When Illya opens the envelope back at U.N.C.L.E. headquarters it is now a larger envelope containing 8 x 10 prints.

20.  The Bridge of Lions Affair (Part 1)

February 4, 1966

"Everything here concerns me. Do you think because she is a model you may just come in and just, just..."

- Madame Raine De Sala

"Scout's honor, just just is the last thing in my mind."

- Napoleon Solo

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Illya investigates the mysterious disappearance of cats in Soho, and he and Solo discover that a salon run by Madame De Sala is a front for her plan to develop a rejuvenation process, which De Sala plans to use on the now elderly target of her romantic desires, Sir Norman Swickert. Assisted by Joanna Sweet, a nurse, they end up in the bottom of a wine press. Meanwhile, THRUSH agent Jordin plots to obtain the process for THRUSH.

Director:  E. Darrell Hallenbeck, Writers: Howard Rodman, Henry Slesar

Guest starring:  James Doohan, Maurice Evans, Vera Miles, Ann Elder, Bernard Fox

21.  The Bridge of Lions Affair (Part 2)

February 11, 1966

"I thought you had a little more style than to try an old trick like that."

- Napoleon Solo

 "I don't know what you mean."

- Illya Kuryakin

"Well, money clip, I'm surprised at you."

- Napoleon Solo

 "It is also a bomb."

- Illya Kuryakin

"Really?"

- Napoleon Solo

 "Really."

- Illya Kuryakin

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A British politician's career is suddenly rejuvenated after he's been exposed to a device that reverses the aging process. But he's also a prisoner. He needs additional treatments and the machine is now under the control of Thrush and the politician's manipulative wife.

Director:  E. Darrell Hallenbeck, Writers: Howard Rodman, Henry Slesar

Guest starring:  James Doohan, Maurice Evans, Vera Miles, Ann Elder, Bernard Fox

The sets used as the interiors of Maurice Evans' mansion in this episode were also seen as the Nash family home in the TV series of Please Don't Eat the Daisies (1965).

The "hood" of Dr. Gritzky's machine is the clear Plexiglas shell and vented collar section from the head of the Robby the Robot prop from Forbidden Planet (1956).

This two-part episode was adapted from the novel, "A Bridge of Lions", and is the only episode to have been so derived.

One of Our Spies Is Missing is the 1966 feature-length film version of The Man from U.N.C.L.E. second season two-part episode "The Bridge of Lions Affair". The episodes were originally broadcast in the United States on February 4th, 1966 and February 11th, 1966 on NBC. It, as does the television series, stars Robert Vaughn and David McCallum.

This is the fourth such feature film that used as its basis a reedited version of one or more episodes from the series. However, this film, and the episodes it draws from, represents the only instance where a Man from U.N.C.L.E. story is derived from an existing novel: The Bridge of Lions (1963) by Henry Slesar.

The film took the second season two-part episode "The Bridge of Lions Affair" and, in addition to editing the length to accommodate the running time of the film by cutting and rearranging some scenes, made several major changes to the episodes. First, Leigh Chapman, who played the character of an U.N.C.L.E. communications technician named Wanda, was replaced by Yvonne Craig. Yvonne Craig had played Alexander Waverly’s niece Maude Waverly in the prior U.N.C.L.E. film One Spy Too Many, but no reference was made to that character in this movie. The character remained named Wanda and, other than the replacement of the actress, the role was essentially unchanged from the television episode. Second, the character Do Do was introduced as a model who was all too willing to perform Madame Raine De Sala’s dirty work. Also new were scenes dealing with the death of Lorelei Lancer; whereas in the episodes she was strangled off screen, in the film her dead body is shown staring open eyed from the bottom of a tub filled with water. One other significant difference is the music. The episodes’ music was darker and more sinister, in keeping with the musical style of the second season. The film, however, had music that was overtly "mod" in a 1960s style and often comical. (Also, the film had a new score composed for it by Gerald Fried, because "The Bridge of Lions Affair" had been tracked with music from other episodes.) The result was that many scenes played far less seriously in the movie version than in the television version.

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This film was edited from, The Bridge of Lions Affair. This was the only U.N.C.L.E. episode or movie adapted from an existing and non U.N.C.L.E. novel; The Bridge of Lions by Henry Sleazar. Buy the entire series here!

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22.  The Foreign Legion Affair

February 18, 1966

"I go 300 miles across a steaming desert and this is the thanks I get?"

- Napoleon Solo

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Illya parachutes out of a plane carrying THRUSH code documents, but lands in the desert at an abandoned Foreign Legion post run by Captain Basil Calhoun (Howard Da Silva). Illya is accompanied by a stewardess, Barbara (Danielle DeMetz) while Solo races to find them before THRUSH does.

Director: John Brahm, Writer: Berne Giler

Guest starring:  Howard Da Silva, Elisabeth Fraser, Danielle De Metz

23.  The Moonglow Affair

February 25, 1966

"That sounds dangerous."

- April Dancer

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While investigating a THRUSH plot to sabotage space shots, Solo and Illya are incapacitated by a quartzite radiation projector. Waverly assigns new trainee April Dancer (a character name left over from Ian Flemming's original concept) along with over the age of retirement agent Mark Slate to find the antidote and destroy the plan. April infiltrates the cosmetics company of THRUSH agent Arthur Caresse as a model, but she is uncovered by Caresse's sister Jean. This episode served as the pilot for The Girl From U.N.C.L.E. which would be recast with Stefanie Powers (as April Dancer) and Noel Harrison (as Mark Slate) replacing Mary Ann Mobley and Norman Fell.

Director: Joseph Sargent, Writer: Dean Hargrove

Guest starring:  Mary Ann Mobley, Norman Fell, Kevin McCarthy

This show was intended as the pilot for a spin-off of the MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E. series; Mary Ann Mobley and the Norman Fell portrayed April Dancer and Mark Slate, respectively. They were replaced with Stefanie Powers and Noel Harrison for the actual series the following year.

24.  The Nowhere Affair

March 4, 1966

"Oh! That's the new capsule the research boys were bragging about in the cafeteria!"

- Illya Kuryakin

"Were they! It was supposed to be top-secret."

- Alexander Waverly

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Solo, while searching for a secret map in Nevada, swallows an amnesia capsule just before being captured. THRUSH agents Arum Tertunian and Longolius try to revive his memory with a seductive female agent, Mara, while Illya races to find him before he starts to remember.

Director: Michael Ritchie, Writer: Robert Hill

Guest starring: J. Pat O'Malley, David Sheiner, Diana Hyland

25.  The King of Diamonds Affair

March 1, 1966

"If you must get us lost, could you do it a bit faster?"

- Illya Kuryakin

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Solo and Illya discover that the world diamond market is being affected by a gang of English criminals headed by Blodgett, who smuggle diamonds inside pudding sold unwittingly by Victoria Poque. They enlist the aid of a master diamond thief, Rafael Delgado. Solo and Victoria end up in Brazil, with Solo tied to the front of a cannon and about to be executed.

Director: Joseph Sargent, Writers: Edwin Blum, Leo Townsend

Guest starring:  Ricardo Montalban, Nancy Kovack, Larry D. Mann

26.  The Project Deephole Affair

March 18, 1966

"Isn't this a roundabout way of going downtown?"

- Buzz Conway

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THRUSH agent Elom tries to kidnap a geologist who has developed an earthquake activating machine, but mistakes debt-ridden salesman Buzz Conway (Jack Weston) for the scientist. Solo and Illya let THRUSH go on thinking Conway is the scientist, while Elom lets his attraction for THRUSH agent Narcissus Darling interfere with his judgment. Conway is captured, and Solo and Illya must rescue him and find the machine.

Director: Alex March, Writer: Dean Hargrove

Guest starring: Jack Weston, Barbara Bouchet, Leon Askin

Just after the main titles a boom microphone can be seen in front of Solo and Mr. Waverly as they walk down a hallway.

This episode once again featured the The Spiral Staircase from U.N.C.L.E. This particular staircase was a very popular set piece with U.N.C.L.E. writers and directors. In this episode it turned up in a hotel basement but it has also shown up in a variety of other buildings all around the world in a number of other episodes.

The same staircase has also been seen as part of U.N.C.L.E. headquarters in New York and has moonlighted as an enemy staircase at THRUSH headquarters.

27.  The Round Table Affair

March 25, 1966

 “What is this, a commercial or something?”

- Nostra (seeing Artie, clad as the White Knight)

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Lucho Nostra and a group of criminals take over a tiny European country, Ingolstein, because it has no extradition treaty. Prince Frederick is afraid to kick them out, so Solo convinces princess Vicky to return and do so, only to find that she cannot because the treasury has been replaced with IOU's to Nostra for the prince's gambling debts. Nostra arranges for permanent protection by forcing a marriage between Vicky and one of his henchmen, Artie King, but the two actually do fall in love. King duels Nostra, with the fate of the country riding on the outcome.

Director: Henry Slesar / E. Darrell Hallenbeck, Writer: Robert Hill 

Guest starring: Valora Noland, Don Francks, Stuart Nisbet

28.  The Batcave Affair

April 1, 1966

"You have shattered my ego! I have fantasies of U.N.C.L.E. issuing orders:
'Get Zark at any price!' And here you haven't even heard of me!"

- Count Zark

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Count Zark, a Thrush agent, operates out of Transylvania and has developed a worldwide menace involving bats. Meanwhile, UNCLE is checking out a young woman who seems capable of reading the minds of others. Solo and Kuryakin discover how both events are related. The episode is a fan favorite, for the campy tone and for Martin Landau's intentionally theatrical performance as the Dracula-ish / Bela Lugosi-ish Count Zark.

Director: Alf Kjellin, Writer: Jerry McNeely

Guest starring:  Martin Landau, Joan Freeman

In a brief scene on a trans-Atlantic airliner, there is a brief glimpse of a title card for a film, "One Spy Too Many". This film was in fact a theatrical release made by editing together the two parts of "The Man From U.N.C.L.E." second season opening episode, "Alexander the Greater Affair.

In an uncanny foreshadowing of his role in Tim Burton's film Ed Wood (1994), in this episode Martin Landau plays a Transylvanian Count, Ladislaus Zark, in full-on Bela Lugosi mode.

29.  The Minus-X Affair

April 8, 1966

"We don't like each other much, huh?
But we are Thrush. Above all, my dear, we are Thrush."

- Rollo

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Solo and Illya try to protect Professor Lillian Stemmler from THRUSH after she invents a drug called Plus X, which heightens all the human senses. Unbeknownst to them, she is a THRUSH agent herself who at first cooperates willingly, then has second thoughts. But THRUSH agent Rollo kidnaps her daughter Leslie and forces her to cooperate. The drug is given to three THRUSH agents who will attack a U.S. government plutonium plant using their superior senses, while at the same time the guards will be given a dose of Minus X, which dulls the senses.

Director: Barry Shear, Writer: Peter Allan Fields

Guest starring: Eve Arden, Sharon Farrell, King Moody, Paul Winfield

Before joining KAOS, and being best known being Siegfried's sidekick Starker, King Moody guest starred in this episode as a Thrush agent. Barbera Feldon also worked for U.N.C.L.E. (badge number 23) in the season one episode, The Never-Never Affair before moving to Control as Agent 99.

30.  The Indian Affairs Affair

April 15, 1966

"My friend is always showing off."

- Illya Kuryakin

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THRUSH agent L.C. Carson uses an Indian reservation as a front for his plan to assemble a hydrogen bomb, and kidnaps the tribe's chief, High Cloud, to ensure cooperation. Solo arranges for the Chief's daughter Charisma to return, but she ends up being kidnapped along with Solo and Illya, who is disguised as an Indian. Solo and Illya, along with a band of young Indian warriors on Motorcycles, encircle Carson and his men and try to stop them before its too late.

Director: Alf Kjellin, Writer: Dean Hargrove

Guest starring: Angela Dorian, Joe Mantell, Ted de Corsia, Nicholas Colasanto

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