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The two top agents of the United Network Command for Law and Enforcement fight the enemies of peace, particularly the forces of THRUSH.
When they were filming a reunion movie, both lead actors were asked how the success of this show affected their careers. David McCallum said that he was often typecast and found it difficult to play other types of roles, Robert Vaughn said in his case the opposite was true, he played nothing but villains after the series ended.
Isn't it common to follow your boss using the Japanese custom of Hara Kiri?
Tomo: You got the wrong century, Jack.
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.
A number of first-season episodes begin with a prologue in which the lead actors break the fourth wall and address the audience, explaining who they are and what they do.
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 Merril sued over the unauthorized use of her name, which resulted in the episode being withdrawn from syndication for 20 years.
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