The Man Called X… Loved it, but can critically only assign it a 6-out-of-10 because of formatting issues. Pre-James Bond intelligence stories, with zero focus on cuteness and humor. Just spy ‘situations’. Quite a wide variety of situations too. No sappy Save Humanity stuff.
Starring Barry Sullivan , in full Jack Palance mode. Rugged, fast, critical thinker with a limitless reserve of resources to make any plan work.
Behind the technical scene is Hungary’s Ladislas Farago, , one of the world’s most proficient intelligence-service writers in the 30’s, 40’s, and 50’s. Most famous for the Tora Tora Tora screenplay, the show uses Farago’s files as a backdrop.
_" Let’s see… I’m an American electronics expert named (Ken Thurston). Get me into one of Madame Pasha’s luncheons as a guest-speaker. I’ll give a phony lecture about electronic-communications, then get myself invited to her home, where I’ll figure out a way to search for the smuggled guns. "
" You think you can do that? "