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1.  The Summit-Five Affair

September 11, 1967

"That isn't a fact. Only fact is that there was no security
leak discovered before I came here."

- Napoleon Solo

Visiting Berlin headquarters in preparation for a high level U.N.C.L.E. conference, "Summit Five," Solo finds agent Heinz Newman (Don Chastin) mysteriously murdered. Illya goes to Berlin, as does Harry Beldon (Albert Dekker), one of Waverly's counterparts in Section 1. Beldon suspects that either Solo or Gerald Struthers (Lloyd Bochner) committed the murder, while Illya suspects Beldon's secretary Helga Deniken (Suzanne Cramer), but Beldon himself turns out to be the traitor, and he plans to kill Waverly at the conference.

Director: Sutton Roley, Writer:  Robert E. Thompson 

Guest starring:  Albert Dekker, Lloyd Bochner, Susan Cramer, Don Chastain, James Millhollin, Barbara Moore

2.  The Test Tube Killer Affair

September 18, 1967

"Code Yellow."

- Lisa Rogers

Thrush is using a fencing school in Mexico as a cover. Inside, young men are being trained to be "perfect" killers. They can even turn emotion on and off. Professor Stoller, the head of the operation, has selected his prize pupil, Greg Martin, to demonstrate how effective the trainees can be. Martin is to blow up a dam in Greece and destroy a small town in the process. Solo and Kuryakin desperately try to stop the young Thrushman. Complicating matters is a young woman who has fallen in love with Martin.

Director: E. Darrell Hallenbeck, Writer:  Jack Turley 

Guest starring:  Paul Lukas, Christopher Jones, Lynn Loring, Lyn Peters, John Nealson, D'Urville Martin, Victoria Carbe, George Savalas, Milton Parsons, Maartin Kisleck, Joel Michaels, Socrates Ballis

3.  The 'J' for Judas Affair

September 25, 1967

“He’s entitled to think and behave as he pleases. It’s a free country.
Especially if you own most of it.”

- Napoleon Solo

Solo and Illya are asked by Adam Tenza (Chad Everett) to protect his millionaire industrialist father Mark Tenza (Broderick Crawford) from assassination by THRUSH, much to the resentment of the elder Tenza. When Tenza is killed by a bomb, Solo and Illya must find out where J Tenza's other son, James is, to protect him also. But Adam Tenza is actually planning to kill J, in order to hand his father's empire over to THRUSH.

Director: Alf Kjellin, Writer: Norman Hudis

Guest starring:  Broderick Crawford, Chad Everett, Kevin Hagen, John Hoyt, Aliza Gur

Guest star Aliza Gur was a Bond girl, appearing in From Russia with Love (1963). Aliza Gur was born Aliza Gross in Ramat Gan, Israel, in 1944. She was Miss Israel of 1960 in the Miss Universe pageant, placing in the top 15. (The female lead in From Russia with Love, Daniela Bianchi, had been Gur's roommate at the Miss Universe pageant). Her parents had fled Germany during the rise to power of Nazi leader Adolf Hitler and they eventually settled in Israel, where she and her brother were born. Aliza emigrated to the US in her 20s and settled in California, where she began her film and television career. Her other television credits include guest appearances on Get Smart (1965) and The Wild Wild West (1965). Her other film credits include Kill a Dragon (1967) and the cult vampire film The Hand of Night (1968). She was also, at 12 years of age, an extra in The Ten Commandments (1956).

4.  The Prince of Darkness Affair (Part 1)

October 2, 1967

5.  The Prince of Darkness Affair (Part 2)

October 9, 1967

“If you’re in such a hurry, why don’t you go on ahead?
I’ll meet you on the other side of the minefield.”

- Illya Kuryakin

Solo and Illya are assigned to investigate a mysterious ray from the sky that killed the inhabitants of an African village. They find expert safecracker and fugitive from justice Luther Sebastian (Bradford Dillman), now a leader of a cult called the Third Way, and enlist his help in their plan to break into to the safe of Parviz Kharmusi (John Dehner) and steal the thermal prism that powers that deadly ray. Solo runs into Annie Justin (Carol Lynley), who is looking for Sebastian, who framed her boyfriend. Azalea (Lola Albright) helps Solo escape from Annie, and takes him to Kharmusi. But Sebastian reveals he has stolen the prism for himself so he can put it into orbit and extort the world. This is Dean Hargrove’s first script since Season Two and his last for the series. The Prince of Darkness Affair was the series' most expensive episode.

Director: Boris Sagal, Writer: Dean Hargrove

Guest starring: John Dehner, Carol Lynley, Lola Albright, Bradford Dillman, John Carradine, Arthur Malet, Sid Haig, Roy Jenson

The Helicopter Spies is a 1968 feature length film version of The Man from U.N.C.L.E.’s fourth (and final) season two-part episode "The Prince of Darkness Affair." The episodes were originally broadcast in October 1967 on NBC and is the seventh such feature film that used as its basis a reedited version of one or more episodes from the series.

The first four U.N.C.L.E. feature films made significant changes and additions to the episodes from which they were drawn. This movie, like the two immediately before it (“The Spy in the Green Hat” and “The Karate Killers”), makes relatively minimal changes to the episodes. No major scenes were added or removed, and very few trims were made to fit the episodes into the running time of the film. As with the prior movies, though, musical cues and accompanying music was sometimes changed. Also changed were two short scenes that became slightly more risqué than generally shown on American network television at the time (in both movie scenes a shirtless man is in Laurie Sebastian’s bed; in the TV version she is alone). Other minor changes included: a few changed camera angles, some enhanced higher-quality stock footage scenes of a rocket launch at the end, a little more physical contact between Sebastian and a female assistant, an insert of a swinging ax, and a very short scene missing from the television episode showing Solo slipping loose ropes that were binding him while escaping from a boat. When compared to the prior six films, though, this came the closest to simply showing the TV episode intact.



Based on The Prince of Darkness two-parter, this film added only a couple of minor shots cut by NBC for violence and sexual content. Buy the entire series here!




6.  The Master's Touch Affair

October 16, 1967

 "This sprays a gas designed to curb one's aggressive instincts.
Miss Rogers has had occasion to use it, how many times?"

- Alexander Waverly

"Six. Well, only twice in the line of duty."

- Lisa Rogers

In Portugal, Solo is taken prisoner by Pharos Mandor (Jack Lord, above top left), a THRUSH chief ready to defect if his arch rival, THRUSH assassin Stepan Valandros (Nehemiah Persoff), does not kill him first. Solo meets Mandor's girlfriend, Cathy Welling (Leslie Parrish). Mandor tells Solo U.N.C.L.E. must kill Valandros or he will not defect, but his real aim is to eliminate Valandros and promote himself up the THRUSH ranks.

Director: John Brahm, Writer: Boris Sobelman

Guest starring: Jack Lord, Leslie Parrish, Nehemiah Persoff, Barbara Moore

7.  The THRUSH Roulette Affair

October 23, 1967

"I've tasted your methods before.
You are wasting your time if you think you can torture the information out of me. I was a silent guest of the Nazi experts for three years."

- Ambassador Vanderloon

THRUSH agent Barnaby Partridge (Michael Rennie) uses his island gambling casino to brainwash VIP's into committing suicide by playing on their secret fears. U.N.C.L.E. sends Taggart Coleman (Charles Drake) to the island to help Solo and Illya uncover the process, and he encounters an old love interest there, Monica (Nobu McCarthy). But Partridge takes Illya prisoner and subjects him to the process training him to kill Solo.

Director: John Brahm, Writer: Boris Sobelman

Guest starring: Nobu McCarthy, Michael Rennie, Charles Drake, Robert Ellenstein, Barbara Moore

8.  The Deadly Quest Affair

October 30, 1967

“What was left of Karmak was staked out in a jungle clearing for the scavenger ants. With scavenger ants, death is never slow . . .
but it’s always certain.”

- Napoleon Solo

Illya recuperating in the hospital, is kidnapped by an old enemy, Viktor Karmak (Darrin McGavin), to lure Solo into a trap. Solo follows a clue to a twelve block condemned area of Manhattan, and finds modern artist Sheila Van Tillson (Marlyn Mason). Karmak appears and announces that Solo has until dawn to find Illya before a deadly gas kills him, while Karmak and his pet jaguar will try to hunt Solo down at the same time.

Director: Alf Kjellin, Writer: Robert E. Thompson

Guest starring: Marlyn Mason, Darrin McGavin

9.  The Fiery Angel Affair

November 6, 1967

 "Bullfighters are out and Kuryakins are definitely in."

- Napoleon Solo

In a Latin American country, Illya and Solo try to help the popular national leader, Angela (Madlyn Rhue) protect her government from the Secret Three, a revolutionary group backed by THRUSH. Solo is captured by the Secret Three, but escapes after learning that Vinay (Victor Ludlin), a friend of Angela's is plotting against her. He tells her husband, General Abaca (Joe Sirola), but the general is actually the one plotting to overthrow his wife's government and have her killed.

Director: Richard Benedict, Writer: John W. Bloch

Guest starring: Madlyn Rhue, Victor Ludlin, Joe Sirola, Perry Lopez

During the opening sequence Illya is speaking from the backseat with the driver of the car. When the camera tightens in for close up shots of just Illya in the backseat, the boom is resting across the top of the seat with the mic directly in front of David McCallum.

Solo is attacked by a rampaging bull. They show several close up shots of the bulls horns ramming into objects near Solo. In some of those shots you can see carriage wheels revealing the horns are part of a cart of some sort, possibly something with which bullfighters use to train.

10.  The Survival School Affair

November 20, 1967

 "Keep your communicator handy and let us know if you hear anyone approaching. It, ah, just might be a double agent coming to kill you."

- Illya Kuryakin

Illya goes to U.N.C.L.E.'s secret island training academy, the Survival School, to help Jules Cutter (Richard Beymer) find a THRUSH infiltrator who has assassinated a trainee. Suspicion focuses on three trainees Melisa Hargrove (Susan Odin channeling Honey West), John Saimes (Chris Robinson), and Harry Williams (Charles McGraw), and Illya must find out who is the real double agent.

Director: Charles R. Rondeau, Writers: Don Brinkley, Jack Turley

Guest starring: Richard Beymer, Chris Robinson, Susan Odin, Chris Robinson

This is the only episode of the series in which Robert Vaughn doesn't appear.

11.  The Gurnius Affair

November 27, 1967

“You are not as young as you used to be, Mr. Solo.”

- Illya Kuryakin (as Nexor)

Solo and Illya go to visit a Nazi war criminal in prison, Von Etske (Will Kulova), but find that he has escaped with the aid of a special thought controlling device. His escape was observed by photographer Terry Cook (Judy Carne). Von Erske is joining forces with Zorgon Gurnius (George Macready), a fellow former Nazi, to reactivate their wartime triumvirate. Illya intercept Nexor, and finds that he is his exact double. He decides to impersonate Nexor to foil the plan.

Director: Barry Shear, Writer: Milton S. Gelman

Guest starring: Judy Carne, George Macready, Will Kulova, Joseph Ruskin


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12.  The Man from THRUSH Affair

December 4, 1967

 "Let's get out of these wet things and into a couple of dry hopsacks."

- Napoleon Solo

Solo and agent Andreas Petros (Robert Wolders) are sent to the island of Ibos, where the Technological Hierarchy for the Removal of Undesirables and the Subjugation of Humanity has been spending huge amounts of money on some unknown project. Solo, posing as a visiting THRUSH official, meets Dr. Killman (John Larch), the head of the project, and Marnya (Barbara Luna), who reveals that Killman is working on an earthquake device, as the real THRUSH emissary arrives.

Director: James Sheldon, Writer: Robert I. Holt

Guest starring: Robert Wolders, John Larch, Barbara Luna, Douglas Dick

13.  The Maze Affair

December 18, 1967

“I always say, when you’re locked in an escape-proof room,
it’s good to have a physicist with you."

- Illya Kuryakin

Oliver Barnes (Lawrence Mantaigne), a THRUSH agent, unsuccessfully tries to destroy a package. Solo and Illya suspect a connection between this and a new ""molecutronic gun"" developed by Dr. Fabray (William Marshall). Solo runs into Abbe Nelton (Anna Capri). Fabray turns out to be a THRUSH collaborator. The entire scheme was a plan to get Illya to take the "gun" (actually a bomb) into U.N.C.L.E. headquarters in Trojan Horse fashion.

Director: John Brahm, Writer: Leonard Stadd

Guest starring: William Marshall, Lawrence Mantaigne, Anna Capri

14.  The Deep Six Affair

December 25, 1967

"Mr. Solo has intelligence, verve, physical prowess; a kind of man most women would find very attractive. But probably the worst possible candidate for marriage."

- Alexander Waverly

In London U.N.C.L.E. agent Brian Morton (Peter Bromilow) is planning on getting married much to Waverly's disapproval. Solo and Illya help Morton on his current mission, stopping THRUSH agent Commader Kroler (Alfred Ryder) from stealing the plans for a new supersubmarine. Waverly tries to dissuade Laura Adams (Diana Van Der Vlis), Morton's fiancee, but to no avail. Morton and Laura are then kidnapped by Kroler, and Kroler threatens to kill Laura if Morton does not obtain the sub for him.

Director: E. Darrell Hallenbeck, Writer: Leonard Stadd

Guest starring: Peter Bromilow, Alfred Ryder, Diana Van Der Vlis, Barbara Moore

15.  The Seven Wonders of the World Affair (Part 1)

January 6, 1968

16.  The Seven Wonders of the World Affair (Part 2)

January 15, 1968

"Good job, gentlemen"

- Alexander Waverly

Mr. Webb (Mark Richman), a THRUSH agent, and Margitta Kingsley (Eleanor Parker), the wife of U.N.C.L.E. agent Robert Kingsley (Barry Sullivan), plot to steal a docility gas from General Maximilian Harmon (Leslie Nielson), who has kidnapped Professor David Garrow (Dan O'Herlihy) and his son Steve (Tony Bill). Harmon and a group of scientists consider themselves the "Seven Intellectual Wonders of the World" and, with the gas and the troops, plan to take over control of the world and ensure peace.

Director: E. Darrell Hallenbeck, Writer: Leonard Stadd

Guest starring: Barry Sullivan, Mark Richman, Dan O'Herlihy, Leslie Nielson, Tony Bill, Ruth Warrick, Eleanor Parker, Albert Paulsen, Inger Stratton

The series finale to The Man from U.N.C.L.E., "The Seven Wonders of the World Affair" was last U.N.C.L.E. two part episode that they recycled as a motion picture, "How to Steal the World" (1968).

The yacht Solo and Kuryakin land the helicopter on is the "Wild Goose', the yacht once owned by John Wayne.

Both Kuryakin (from U.N.C.L.E.) and Kingsley (the bad guy) have their own helicopters (Kingsley's has a large letter "K" on the front of the bubble). However, you can tell they used the same helicopter for both - both helicopters have the same aircraft registration number.

How To Steal the World is a 1968 adventure/action film based on the series The Man from U.N.C.L.E., with Robert Vaughn and David McCallum reprising their roles as secret agents Napoleon Solo and Illya Kuryakin. It also stars Barry Sullivan and Eleanor Parker.

It was originally telecast as the final two episodes of the TV series, as "The Seven Wonders of the World Affair". The feature version is the only U.N.C.L.E. film not to include Jerry Goldsmith's theme music.

The story began life as a single episode but was stretched to feature length so that producer Norman Felton could release another theatrical movie overseas. As with the others, the TV version was not aired in the countries where the movie was released such as Britain.



The final feature film was derived from the final two episodes of the TV series and was released after the show was cancelled. It's also the only film not to have any footage added, not even already-shot material cut by NBC censors.
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