Friday, April 01, 2005

My New Dedication

I am well aware that you, gentle readers, are probably getting sick and tired of my fixation with Doctor Who. Therefore I am sure that you will be pleased to hear that I have decided to rededicate this blog to the single objective of reviving the greatest program ever to appear on television: The Girl From U.N.C.L.E.

The Girl From U.N.C.L.E. told the adventures of a young espionage agent named April Dancer and starred Noel Harrison (son of Rex) as Mark Slate, while the always delectable Stephanie Powers played the ever so yummy April. Fools ran the networks then as now and the series was cancelled after a mere 29 episodes were made. Many considered the show to be a failure and point to the fact that only two of the writers were willing to post their names in the credits. This is of course nonsense. In truth the writers of The Girl From U.N.C.L.E. were amongst the greatest literary figures of the 20th Century but simply were unwilling to admit that they wrote for television, such was the stigma that the medium was under at the time. It is said that an episode of The Girl From U.N.C.L.E. was the first and only time that Arthur Miller and Norman Mailer ever worked together. A number of film directors also worked on the series, but of necessity used pseudonyms to protect their reputations. Careful detective work and handwriting comparisons have proven positively that Stanley Kubrick and John Frankenheimer each directed multiple episodes.

My personal preference would be to have Charisma Carpenter cast as April. Fools joke that she is not a strong enough actress to step into the shoes of the great Stephanie Powers. Freddie Prinze Jr. would be ideal as her partner, with Brian Blessed as Alexander Waverly, their boss.

2 comments:

Tim said...

Oh, you joke about it now, but just watch! In a couple of years we'll be reading about Jennifer Lopez or Beyonce Knowles being potential stars in a Girl From UNCLE big screen film.

Brent McKee said...

If you want to know the truth, I'd suggest that there are certain elements of Alias that bear more than a passing resemblance to Girl From U.N.C.L.E.