Torque - Black secret agent on the espionage
adventure A MAN CALLED SLOANE/NBC/1979-80.
Torque (Ji-Tu Cumbuka) is a 6-foot 5-inch spy with a bone-crushing stainless
steel (in reality aluminum) bionic hand equipped with drills, saws, lock pick,
laser beam and even a radio transmitter whose antenna doubled as a spear.
Torque's bionic hand
Torque worked for
UNIT, a counter-intelligence agency located behind "The Toy
Boutique." His partner was Thomas Remington Sloane, III (Robert Conrad).
EFFIE, the organization's main computer (short for the E.F.I. Model 3000),
supplied information to its agents via a sexy female voice (Michele Carey).
Torque and Thomas fought the criminals of KARTEL, a sinister organization.
Torque and Thomas
TRIVIA NOTE: In the pilot episode "Death Ray
2000" the character of Torque was a villain who stole a heat ray that dehydrated
victims. Robert Logan played the role of Thomas Remington Sloane III.
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