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I'm rewatching every episode of the Man from UNCLE series from start to finish. These reviews contain spoilers.

This is a good one, showing UNCLE up to its most subversive plot yet. At the order of Mr. Waverly, Napoleon Solo and Ilya Kuryakin must deal with a Russian "diplomat" named Kurasov...

I'm rewatching every episode of the Man from UNCLE series from start to finish. These reviews contain spoilers.

Finally, a proper opening! Instead of the cheerful explanation of what a secret agent is, this episode starts with the beginning sequence I recall seeing when I first watched this...

I'm rewatching every episode of the Man from UNCLE series from start to finish. These reviews contain spoilers.

Remember Gervaise and Bufferton from Quadripartite, and how Waverly assured Solo that they'd be back? Well, they're back.

This one's a good episode that turns the tables in a...

I'm rewatching every episode of the Man from UNCLE series from start to finish. These reviews contain spoilers.

Mind control. Sleeper cells. It's the usual spy stuff, and I think probably a fallback UNCLE script.

There's nothing wrong with this episode. It's good, but the plot is a fair...

I'm rewatching every episode of the Man from UNCLE series from start to finish. These reviews contain spoilers.

They keep the surprises coming. From the title, I was sure that this was destined to be the inevitable The Deadliest Game episode, but as it turns out it's got nothing to do with...

I'm rewatching every episode of the Man from UNCLE series from start to finish. These reviews contain spoilers.

This episode is the first with any real involvement of Illya Kuraykin, and while he comes across as being really really cool and intriguing, he unfortunately serves mostly as the f...

I'm rewatching every episode of the Man from UNCLE series from start to finish. These reviews contain spoilers.

New discovery. The fourth-wall-breaking introduction is actually part of the opening titles. They happen again in this episode. I've got to admit, it's pretty tedious to sit throu...

I'm rewatching every episode of the Man from UNCLE series from start to finish. These reviews contain spoilers.

It surprises me to say this on the second episode of the series, but it's possible that Man from UNCLE hit its peak with the Iowa-Scuba Affair. That's not to say I expect the r...

I'm rewatching every episode of the Man from UNCLE series from start to finish. These reviews contain spoilers.

The first episode of the Man from UNCLE is a solid story with one major missed opportunity. This episode could have been the ideal series opener, but as it is, it's a good episod...

When I was a kid, I loved watching The Man from UNCLE on Nick-at-Night. The idea of a secret organization with inherently unsung heroes appealed to me, maybe partly because I felt pretty thoroughly unnoticed at school (when not being bullied), or maybe just because everyone on the show seemed so...

Friday the 13th 400 years in the future and on a spaceship. A spaceship named for a D&D dragon goddess (Tiamat, so technically it may have been named after the ancient Babylonian religion). A stalker onboard a wounded spaceship, a spacewalk to survive. This is, easily, one of my favourite in the Fr...

The 11th movie in the series, more or less, but the 10th in continuity, Freddy Vs. Jason seeks to answer the age-old debate of who would win in a fight: Freddy or Jason? I was always firmly in the Jason camp (so to speak), but the counter-argument was strong: Freddy Krueger is basically immateria...

Remember Part 5, the Friday the 13th movie without Jason? This movie takes that idea and runs with it, only with more explicit guidance for the audience to assure them that even though Jason Voorhees body isn't in the film, Jason Voorhees the force of evil is.

In fact, that largely the plot o...

Call me a traditionalist or call me sentimental, but I tend to prefer the Friday movies set in the campgrounds of Crystal Lake. So you might think, as I did, that taking Jason out of the woods and putting him in a metropolitan setting invites a lot of whacky "only in New York!" opportunities, and s...

Do you like the movie Carrie? Do you like Friday the 13th? Would you like to bring the two together? That's the elevator pitch for the seventh movie in the Friday the 13th series.

I don't care for the movie Carrie, so it's convenient for me to have a movie that brings the story of a relucta...

You may remember, if you've watched the series lately, that in the previous film A New Beginning, somebody states that Jason was cremated. They were incorrect.

In this movie, it is revealed that someone paid the city to bury Jason, instead. And when Tommy Jarvis shows up in this film, on a br...