Saturday, April 14, 2012


SMERSH, SPECTRE, Wolfram and Hart, HYDRA, ALEC...

The first four are amateurs, evil-wise.

It's that last one you want to watch out for...


Blogger Dark Avenger said...

SMERSH was real, but ALEC reminds me of THRUSH:

U.N.C.L.E.'s archenemy agency was a vast organization known as THRUSH (originally named WASP in the series pilot movie). The original series never divulged what the acronym THRUSH stood for, but in several of the U.N.C.L.E. novels written by David McDaniel, it appears as the Technological Hierarchy for the Removal of Undesirables and the Subjugation of Humanity, and is described as having been founded by Col. Sebastian Moran after the death of Professor Moriarty at the Reichenbach Falls in the Sherlock Holmes story, "The Final Problem." Later, an alternate — and more plausible — explanation is offered: THRUSH rose from the ashes of Nazism and was founded by Martin Bormann and other high-ranking Nazi officials that fled to Argentina at the end of World War II after Germany's defeat had become inevitable, taking with them enormous financial wealth, including gold and precious works of art.

THRUSH's aim was to conquer the world. Napoleon Solo said, in "The Green Opal Affair," "THRUSH believes in the two-party system — the masters and the slaves," and he added in a later episode ("The Vulcan Affair"), THRUSH will "kill people the way people kill flies — a reflex action — a flick of the wrist." So dangerous was the threat from THRUSH that governments-- even those most ideologically opposed, such as the United States and the USSR--had cooperated in the formation and operation of U.N.C.L.E. Similarly, on those occasions when Solo and Kuryakin held opposing political views, the friction between them in the storyline was held to a minimum.

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