it's a great life, if you don't weaken (matociquala) wrote,
it's a great life, if you don't weaken
matociquala

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you're so dashing.

Since it came up again recently--

For those of you who didn't know, a good chunk of the first season of The Man From U.N.C.L.E. is available for free on AOL video, along with a few of the later episodes.

Warning: It's cracktastic.

Although my personal favorite episodes, "The See Paris and Die Affair" and "The Odd Man Affair" are not available, some serious second-tier contenders are. "The Terbuf Affair (okay, I love it for the body cavity search joke)," "The Girls of Nazarone," "The Never-Never Affair," "The Quadripartite Affair," "The Deadly Games Affair," and "The Shark Affair" are all great places to start. "The Project STRIGAS Affair" offers Leonard Nimoy and William Shatner in their first appearance together (Two years before Star Trek) and that one and "The Fiddlesticks Affair" pretty obviously set the mold that Mission: Impossible later exploited so successfully.

Of later episodes, well, the color seasons exploited camp, and you have to go in knowing it, but "The Bat Cave Affair" has Martin Landau doing the world's worst intentionally awful Dracula, and "The Concrete Overcoat Affair" (a two parter) involves, among other things, Janet Leigh cast, shall we way, somewhat against type as an exceptionally creepy sadistic psychopath.

Yes, that Janet Leigh.

Yes, that was not-too-subtly-implied sexual abuse and/or rape.

But, you know. David McCallum on a leash. Also, the most unconvincing catfight in the history of television.
Tags: my fandom & i'll geek if i want, spies
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