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I'm rewatching every episode of the Man from UNCLE series from start to finish. This review may contain spoilers.

Sometimes the authors of this show confuse me. The teaser and first act of this episode are fine, but the second act would have been an amazing start of to the episode.

Here's th...

The second book in the original Dragonlance trilogy is Dragons of Winter Night and it's exactly what you might expect from a middle book. The party is split, new enemies are revealed, there's betrayal and strife, and portents of a dismal future. But there are also some important discoveries in thi...

As many players in my D&D games could tell you, my default halfling NPCs are almost always misplaced kender (they do tend to travel an awful lot). Dragon orbs are my default MacGuffin for one shots. Krynn feels like home to me, and while I can't claim to have read all Dragonlance books (there are lo...

I'm rewatching every episode of the Man from UNCLE series from start to finish. This review may contain spoilers.

Word on the street is that Thrush has commissioned a super computer to help them...be evil, I guess. Obviously UNCLE hears about this development, and decides that they need to destr...

I'm rewatching every episode of the Man from UNCLE series from start to finish. This review may contain spoilers.

It's interesting, for me, to see how TV handled two-part episodes throughout the years. This is the conclusion to a two-part episode, but instead of doing a "Previously on..." segmen...

I'm rewatching every episode of the Man from UNCLE series from start to finish. This review may contain spoilers.

This is a pretty strong opener for Season 2, and it's got a bunch of 1960s spy tropes. Season 2 is also in colour, which was surprising to me because I honestly don't remember any of...

I'm rewatching every episode of the Man from UNCLE series from start to finish. This review may contain spoilers.

Every now and again, I see an episode of a TV show and think it would have made a really great little movie all its own, if only the obligatory trappings of the "host" TV show weren'...

I'm rewatching every episode of the Man from UNCLE series from start to finish. This review may contain spoilers.

This episode features an intriguing crime sydicate consisting entirely of women, most notably a race car driver named Nazarone. They are, predictably, as beautiful as they are deadly...

I'm rewatching every episode of the Man from UNCLE series from start to finish. This review may contain spoilers.

An evil, eccentric, and embarrassingly wealthy English gentleman who was wronged by UNCLE in the past decides to kidnap Kuryakin, and then Solo, and ultimately Waverly. For the durat...

I'm rewatching every episode of the Man from UNCLE series from start to finish. This review may contain spoilers.

This one's a wholesome episode. A revivalist preacher (played by Eddie Albert) named Brother Love is gathering followers and spreading the Good Word around America. With a name like...

I'm rewatching every episode of the Man from UNCLE series from start to finish. This review may contain spoilers.

In most TV shows, there are "budget" episodes. The ones that take place in a relatively confined area, and have a pretty simple story, and a limited cast. In Star Trek, they were the...

I'm rewatching every episode of the Man from UNCLE series from start to finish. This review may contain spoilers.

This episode is set in Hong Kong, which feels especially exotic given that so far most UNCLE episodes have been set in either the US or Europe. The plot is entirely about a MacGu...

Stop me if you've heard this one before, but Fallout New Vegas is a great game. I've logged hundreds of hours in New Vegas, and that's just since Steam came to Linux. It's widely praised, and lots of people have lots of great reasons for loving the game. I recently played through it again, and I th...

I'm rewatching every episode of the Man from UNCLE series from start to finish. This review may contain spoilers.

I like it when UNCLE and Thrush go up against each other over a third party, and that's what happens in this episode. A ring of diamond thieves engages in a plot to devalue the d...

I'm rewatching every episode of the Man from UNCLE series from start to finish. This review may contain spoilers.

In a change of pace, this one's almost a procedural investigative episode. While lounging around at his social club, which I guess must be a subsidiary of Thrush, Mr. Waverly is...

I'm rewatching every episode of the Man from UNCLE series from start to finish. This review may contain spoilers.

"Operator, get me Plaza 36098 in New York City."

For the record, that's how you get UNCLE Headquarters on the phone, should Channel D turn out to be inoperable for any reason...