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UNIT - Counter-intelligence agency located behind the facade of "The Toy Boutique" on the espionage adventure A MAN CALLED SLOANE/NBC/1979-80.

Toy Boutique - Entrance to UNIT - A MAN CALLED SLOANE

Its chief operatives were:

  • Robert Conrad as Thomas Remington Sloane, III, a handsome rouge who was good with his fists and a gun. Thomas drove a cream-colored Cord convertible.
  • Ji-Tu Cumbuku, as Torque who has 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 and his partner, Thomas Remington Sloane III - A MAN CALLED SLOANE
Torque and Thomas R. Sloane III

Both Thomas and Torque report to the Director of UNIT (Dan O'Herlihy). He assigned missions that targeted agents of KARTEL, a sinister organization. 

Dan O'Herlihy as The Director of UNIT - A MAN CALLED SLOANE
Director of UNIT

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).

TRIVIA NOTE: In the pilot episode "Death Ray 2000" UNIT was based in Kentucky on a rural farm that acted as a base of operations for the Director and Effie the computer. Thomas Sloane (played by Robert Logan)  was the owner of Sloane and Son, Art and Antiquities in Carmel, California. He carries a gun made of Lucite that can go through any weapons detector in the world. The bullets are gas-fired and completely silent with the a muzzel velocity of a Magnum.357. He also had a nifty hand-held tape recorder that could  scramble and unscramble incoming telephone messages. In the pilot episode, Torque was a villain.  See also U.N.I.T. (Doctor Who)


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