In the pilot episode, UNCLE agent Napoleon Solo is assigned to foil an assassination plot by Thrush. The criminal organization's target is a delegation from the newly independent African ... See full summary »

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In the pilot episode, UNCLE agent Napoleon Solo is assigned to foil an assassination plot by Thrush. The criminal organization's target is a delegation from the newly independent African nation, Western Natumba. The plot is under the supervision of Andrew Vulcan, a U.S. industrialist secretly working for Thrush. Solo recruits an old flame of Vulcan's as part of his plan. Written by Bill Koenig

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Richard Kiel is seen at the chemical plant briefly confronting Napoleon Solo. Uncredited role. See more »

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Napoleon Solo: There's something about that plant, and I've got to find out what it is, tonight. When Vulcan gets back, get him to show you the plant tonight.
Elaine May Bender Donaldson: But he wants to take me to a nightclub,
Napoleon Solo: And you would rather see the plant. Flatter him, admire him and the empire he's built.
Elaine May Bender Donaldson: But I do admire him, and I don't believe all those terrible things you've told me about him. He... he just isn't like that.
Napoleon Solo: Elaine, if that blood you just washed off my face doesn't impress you, then I would suggest you go down ...
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Easy to Love
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Music by Cole Porter
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Pilot
15 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I just saw this episode on cable, it was the pilot for the show. Interestingly the show was called "Solo" at the beginning of this episode. They must have subsequently renamed it "The Man from U.N.C.L.E." Leo G. Carroll did not appear in this episode. The head of U.N.C.L.E. was called Mr. Allison in this episode and was played by Will Kuluva. I notice that it notes "scenes deleted" next to his name on the "Vulcan Affair" page, but the version I saw did have Mr. Kuluva's scenes in it. David McCallum's Ilya character had a very small role in this episode. I also noticed that this episode included the scene with Solo getting shot at while behind a piece of bulletproof glass. They used this in the intro to the show in later episodes.


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