Pic of the Day: “The Deadly Quest Affair” revisited

Our pic of the day takes another look at “The Deadly Quest Affair,” the episode of The Man From U.N.C.L.E. that first aired on October 30, 1967. Stefan, the strong arm behind deranged bad guy Viktor Karmak (Darren McGavin), is beginning to doubt the wisdom of being employed by a guy like Karmak.

The Deadly Quest Affair - 1967

The Man From U.N.C.L.E. has been turning up on Sunday nights over at MeTV. This channel has fast become a banquet for classic television fans. Check it out; you never know when Timothy might turn up!

Pic of the Day: “The Deadly Quest Affair” revisited

Our pic today is another from “The Deadly Quest Affair,” the episode of the classic spy series The Man From U.N.C.L.E. that first aired just in time for Halloween on October 30, 1967. Burly henchman Stefan is just beginning to realize that he is being played for a fool by his boss, Viktor Karmak (Darren McGavin).

The Deadly Quest Affair - 1967

McGavin teamed up with Tim a year later in “For Members Only,” the pilot episode of his short-lived series The Outsider (1968-69). This is one of Tim’s television performances that has so far eluded my grasp as far as any kind of physical media is concerned. I really should make a post listing the episodes I’m still looking for on DVD. Stay tuned…

Pic of the Day: “The Deadly Quest Affair” revisited

Today our pic takes another look at The Man from U.N.C.L.E. episode “The Deadly Quest Affair,” which first aired on October 30, 1967. Faithful henchman Stefan has just been shot by his double-crossing boss Viktor Karmak (Darren McGavin), but he’s not letting that stop him from carrying out his final mission.

The Deadly Quest Affair - 1967

Co-starring in this episode is Marlyn Mason, whom I seem to eternally get confused with Marsha Mason. She’s been a bright presence on television (mostly) for over fifty years and is still hard at work, making her own films.

Pic of the Day: “The Deadly Quest Affair” revisited

I apologize for missing yesterday! I was completely worn out from my burlesque class on Sunday. No, really.

Today’s pic is another one from “The Deadly Quest Affair,” the episode of The Man from U.N.C.L.E. that was first broadcast on October 30, 1967. Stefan, the muscle for his boss Viktor Karmak (Darren McGavin), has just been shot, and he’s not too happy about it. But one measly bullet isn’t going to keep him down for long.

The Deadly Quest Affair - 1967

This episode was directed by Swedish actor/director Alf Kjellin, very busy in both fields in Hollywood in the 1960s, ’70s and ’80s. You may remember him most vividly as Col. Ostrovsky, the Russian paratroop commander in John SturgesIce Station Zebra (1968).

Pic of the Day: “Fade In to Murder” revisited

Today’s pic is another from the Columbo episode “Fade In to Murder,” first airing on October 10, 1976. Sandwich slinger (and apparent frustrated actor) Tony is waxing eloquent, but his television producer friend Clare Daley (Lola Albright) is having none of it. “You’re always auditioning for me, Tony!” she declares exasperatedly. All she wants is her sandwich – which unfortunately she does not get.

Fade In to Murder - 1976

Albright enjoyed a long career in Hollywood as a talented, sexy blonde star and a sultry singer, most notably on the Peter Gunn television crime drama. She appeared in many of the same TV series that Tim did, including Racket Squad, Gunsmoke, Rawhide and The Man from U.N.C.L.E. Her last television role, like Tim’s, was on Airwolf. She is now enjoying retirement in California.

Pic of the Day: “The Deadly Quest Affair” revisited

To mark the birthday anniversary of the late great Darren McGavin, today we take another look at “The Deadly Quest Affair,” the episode of The Man from U.N.C.L.E. that first aired just in time for Halloween on October 30, 1967. McGavin is exotic villain Viktor Karmak, complete with pet leopard. Timothy, as Karmak’s torpedo Stefan, is divesting Robert Vaughn and Marlyn Mason of weapons or anything else that would give them an unfair advantage as the plot unfolds.

The Deadly Quest Affair - 1967

Tim appeared with McGavin again the following year in the first episode of the series The Outsider, “For Members Only,” which I’m still working on finding a copy of. McGavin certainly ruled a big part of my teen years as Kolchak: The Night Stalker in the mid-1970s. He passed away in 2006  and is greatly missed.

Pic of the Day: “The Deadly Quest Affair” revisited

Our pic for today takes another look at The Man From U.N.C.L.E. episode “The Deadly Quest Affair,” which was first aired on October 30, 1967. Timothy, as the boss’ torpedo Stefan, is being persuaded to think twice about his situation by Illya Kuryakin (David McCallum).

The Deadly Quest Affair - 1967

Also co-starring here is the great Darren McGavin as Stefan’s boss, recurring villain Viktor Karmak. Timothy appeared in the pilot episode of McGavin’s series The Outsider (1968), which continues to elude me to this day. Sigh.