From 1964 to 1968, at a time when James Bond was defending the Free World for the British Secret Service, we joined forces to combat international crime as agents of the United Network Command for Law and Enforcement. From U.N.C.L.E.'s New York headquarters, cleverly hidden behind Del Floria's Tailor Shop, we journeyed to every corner of the earth to battle the evil plans of Thrush and other power-hungry villains and scoundrels. It was a unique collaboration between an American and a Russian. "The Man From U.N.C.L.E." was a series of firsts. It wasn't just the first successful spy show on American television, it was one of the first TV series to become an international phenomenon, the first to gather a rabid cult of lifelong fans around the world - long before "Star Trek," "Dark Shadows" and other, lesser series gained fandoms. And, perhaps most importantly, it was the first to demonstrate that American viewers would embrace heroes who did not spring from the traditional John Wayne mold - and who, in some cases, weren't even American.