I’ve been reading about the proposed film based on the 60’s spy series ,The Man From U.N.C.L.E. which will apparently star Man Of Steel , Henry Cavill and Lone Ranger , Armie Hammer. The film is to be directed by Sherlock Holmes director, Guy Richie.
I must admit I was a big fan of UNCLE during the sixties, and in particular one of it's stars, Robert Vaughn. But although I have a nostalgic affection for it I can more or less take it or leave it these days. I watched some episodes a while back and to be honest once that nostalgic buzz has gone it just seemed to look a bit dated.
I remember a time when talking into your pen and asking for Channel D to be opened was cool, and how I wished I'd collected those Vosene shampoo and Macleans toothpaste tokens!
I did, of course get the Corgi THRUSH buster, but I don't recall seeing it in the show.
Robert Vaughn as suave spy Napoleon Solo and David McCallum as his Russian sidekick, Illya Kuryakin were as big as the Beatles for a time, but these days I get the impression that, apart from the diehard fans , the odd website and blokes of a certain age, the show is largely forgotten by the most of the public.
Maybe this film will change all that.
Mention the UNITED NETWORK COMMAND for LAW and ENFORCEMENT to most of the young'uns in the pub and they just look bewildered, and as for the TECHNILOGICAL HEIRARCHY for the REMOVAL of UNDESIRABLES and the SUBDUGATION of HUMANITY they just tell me you can get a cream to get rid of it!