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What Was Your Favorite Classic Spy Show?
Danger Man/Secret Agent 20%  20%  [ 1 ]
The Avengers 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Get Smart 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Man From U.N.C.L.E. 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
I Spy 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Wild, Wild West 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Mission: Impossible 60%  60%  [ 3 ]
Other 20%  20%  [ 1 ]
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I know a lot of folks here have stated that growing up, their favorite genre of televison shows was Fantasy/Sci Fi, hence the board's heavy emphasis in that direction and TZ, TOL, AHP, NG, etc. Well, for me, the 1960s was the golden era of the spy/secret agent show born of the Cold War, the Ian Fleming literary 007 and the Broccoli/Saltzman James Bond movie franchise. Because of the last, some of the listed shows picked up big sci-fi elements as the movies became more fanciful and more dependant on gimmicktry and gadgetry. Note that the secret agent fad was so popular that it crossed genres including at least one sitcom and one western. I loved them, all of them and I suspect a lot of you did too. I have a favorite which I will discuss in due time. In the meanwhile, vote and discuss your likes and dislikes.


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MJH, great poll. I like Get Smart, its a cool parody. I have not seen many of the other shows, I Spy I only know about thru an old copy of Mad, where they parodied it, seems like a good show.

Thus, I have to go with MI, it is a cool concept, which I feel is one of the pioneers in this kind of programming. The actors
were strong, and the stories were fine. I like the movies alot.

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The Prisoner, by a mile and a half.


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The Prisoner, by a mile and a half.


Man, this show is always praised, I have to watch it, sorry I have not.

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Mission: Impossible


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I'm torn between Wild Wild West and Mission Impossible myself. Great series both.


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Cyril The Thrill wrote:
The Prisoner, by a mile and a half.




Cyril I'd like to agree with you because I loved the show, I'm just not sure it fits in the genre. Yeah, it's a premise that No. 6 resigned from a sensitive governement job, probably as a a spy before being snatched and held at the Villiage, but is it really a spy show? Everybody close to the show, including McGoohan, says that No. 6 is not John Drake and The Prisoner is not an extension/prequel of, or to, Danger Man/Secret Agent. The character, No. 6, does no real spying or secret agent work beyond resisting interrogation, trying to escape or trying to figure out whether he is being held by the good guys or the bad guys. So great show, if only for one season, just not sure it fits the subject matter of the poll.


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I'm torn between Wild Wild West and Mission Impossible myself. Great series both.



Me too, even liked the updated version in the 90's with Peter Graves and Phil Morris, playing the character of Grant Collier who was the son of his father's (Greg Morris) character Barney Collier from the original "Mission: Impossible", his father even did one or two episodes.

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Danger Man/Secret Agent is the only one I ever got into, because it had Patrick McGoohan from The Prisoner. Like westerns, it's just not a genre I ever got into that much, although I loved the TZ western episodes.


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