TV Series | | Action, Adventure, Crime
The two top agents of the United Network Command for Law and Enforcement fight the enemies of peace, particularly the forces of THRUSH.
Every two-part episode of this series was reedited into a series of theatrical films which were initially released in Europe, and later to American TV. In each case, additional footage was shot. Among the films in this series: To Trap a Spy (1964); The Spy with My Face (1965); One Spy Too Many (1966); One of Our Spies Is Missing (1966); The Spy in the Green Hat (1967); The Karate Killers (1967); The Helicopter Spies (1968); How to Steal the World (1968).
It's a handicap isn't it? Being so obviously American?
Throughout the run of the series there was a large globe of the world used in the UNCLE office. However, it didn't appear to be current as it seemed to be from the middle of WW II. The colors for Europe seemed to reflect the conquests by the Axis powers, as well as the occupation of parts of China and southeast Asia by Japan.
Each episode's credits included a dedication to the men and women of UNCLE.
The episode "The Pieces of Fate Affair" had to have all references to a lead character redubbed for European broadcast. The problem was a character named Judith Merle, a writer who is an enemy agent, was based on a real-life author named Judith Merril. Merril sued over the unauthorized use of her name, which resulted in the episode being withdrawn from syndication for 20 years.