Sunday, July 17, 2016

UNCLE # 3: The Quadripartite Affair Complete Episode


The Man From UNCLE
Episode 3
The Quadripartite Affair
Writer: Alan Caillou
Director: Richard Donner
Guests: Jill Ireland (Marion Raven), Anne Francis (Gervoise Ravel), John Van Dreelen (Harold Bufferton)
Filmed between: 03 - 18 August 1964
Premiere: 06 October 1964
Places: Nasunji Mountains (Yugoslav)
Acts:
1 - "A Whiff of Smoke"
2 - "One Lost Fire Inspector"
3 - "3 Eggs Hatched"

4 - "Two Down Two to Go"
  

The affair:
Marion Raven finds her father Gregory terrified in the Nasunji Mountains (in Yugoslavia, Eastern Europe). Mr. Bufferton and Gervoise Ravel order Gregory's execution in front of her daughter. At UNCLE HQ in New York, Marion wants to make justice and has a clue: a yacht called Biella. Solo finds out that the yacht belongs to Gervaise Ravel, widow of a terrorist. Then Napoleon goes to Marion's apartment, when she's not there, and finds a terrified Kuryakin in a corner. Later Illya remembers that he had breathed some gas from a chocolate box. At UNCLE HQ, Waverly talks about Fear Gas, produced in World War 2 and gone missing. Solo, Kuryakin and Marion parachute in the Nasunji mountains. They destroy the enemy base and return to New York, where Alexander Waverly appreciates Marion's help and orders Solo to eliminate Gervaise Ravel and Bufferton.


FYI: This is the first episode with effective participation of Illya Kuryakin. And from the start, a woman (Marion Raven) fancys him. Jill Ireland, David McCallum’s real wife at the time, plays Marion. The enemy seems to be THRUSH, but the organization is not yet mentioned. First screenplay by Alan Caillou, who would become one of the best and most active writers in the series, as well an eventual actor. Caillou was a real spy during the Second World War. It's the only time Waverly "pre-orders" a mission, which would be completed in episode 7, “The Giuoco Piano Affair”. (In fact, the original concept was a double episode). This third entry is a good example of how the series could approach darker themes without losing the sense of humor.


The Quadripartite Affair complete episode:




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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Deadline Hollywood: ‘NCIS’ David McCallum Close New Deals For Seasons 14 & 15



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There will be no other NCIS cast departures besides Michael Weatherly this year. I have learned that co-stars Pauley Perrette, Sean Murray, Rocky Carroll & David McCallum all have signed new two-year deals to continue on CBS’ flagship drama series, which returns for Season 14 in the fall. Thirteen seasons in, NCIS continues to be broadcast TV’s most watched drama series. During the recently concluded 2015-16 season, it averaged 20.54 million viewers for first-run episodes (Live+7). Additionally, it has been a strong launching pad for CBS, helping establish NCIS: LA andNCIS: New Orleans, among other series. Perrette, who plays the quirky Abby Sciuto, is one of three original cast members remaining on the show, alongside Harmon and McCallum, who plays Ducky Mallard.


 


NCIS David McCallum was Illya Kuryakin in The Man From UNCLE original series.
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Thursday, July 7, 2016

UNCLE Special Guest: Robert Culp


Episode: 4, the Shark Affair.

Date of Birth16 August 1930Oakland, California, USA
Date of Death24 March 2010Los Angeles, California, USA  (heart attack)
Birth NameRobert Martin Culp
Height6' 1" (1,85 m)

Mini Bio (edited)


Tall, slim and exceedingly good-looking American leading man Robert Culp, a former cartoonist in his teen years, appeared off-Broadway in the 1950s before settling into polished, clean-cut film leads and "other man" supports a decade later. Hitting the popular TV boards in the hip, racially ground-breaking espionage program I Spy (1965), he made a slick (but never smarmy), sardonic name for himself during his over five-decade career with his sly humor, casual banter and tongue-and-cheek sexiness. Though he had the requisite looks and smooth, manly appeal (not to mention acting talent) for superstardom, a cool but cynical and somewhat detached persona may have prevented him from attaining it full-out.

Bob eventually found work on the theatre scene, making his 1953 Broadway debut (as Robert M. Culp) in "The Prescott Proposals" with Katharine Cornell. He eventually returned to Broadway with "Diary of a Scoundrel" starring Blanche Yurka and Roddy McDowall in 1956 and with a strong role in "A Clearing in the Woods" (alongside Kim Stanley) a year later. He earned an off-Broadway Obie Award for his very fine work in "He Who Gets Slapped" in 1956, and also appeared in the plays "Daily Life" and "Easter".

Culp guested on a number of series dramas: Bonanza (1959), The Rifleman (1958), Rawhide (1959), The Detectives (1959), Ben Casey (1961), The Outer Limits (1963), Naked City (1958) and Combat! (1962).  During this time, Bob began to seek lead and supporting work in films. TV remained his best arena and gave him more lucrative offers, professionally. It rewarded him quite richly in 1965 with the debonair series lead "Kelly Robinson", a jet-setting, pro-circuit tennis player who leads a double life as an international secret agent in I Spy (1965). 

Following the series' demise, Culp took on perhaps his most-famous and controversial film role as Natalie Wood's husband "Bob" in the titillating but ultimately teasing "flower power" era film Bob, Carol, Ted & Alice (1969)  Culp became very active in the 1960s Civil Rights movement and later became a prominent face in local civic causes, joining in a lawsuit to cease construction of an elephant exhibit at the Los Angeles Zoo and accusing officials there of mistreatment.

His last film, the family drama The Assignment (2010), was unreleased at the time of his death. On March 24, 2010, the 79-year-old Culp collapsed from an apparent heart attack while walking near the lower entrance to Runyon Canyon Park, a popular hiking area in the Hollywood Hills. Found by a hiker, Culp was transported to a nearby hospital where he died from the head injuries he sustained in the fall. Five grandchildren also survive.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Gary Brumburgh / gr-home@pacbell.net



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Monday, July 4, 2016

The Man From UNCLE as a game in Mission:Berlin


Below, a clip of the Mission:Berlin web game, part of the promotional effort of The Man From UNCLE movie premiere, in 2015.  Point of view is Illya's. The player is not very good, but it is fun to take a crazy tour through the streets of split Berlin in 1963.



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