UNIT - Counter-intelligence agency located
behind the facade of "The Toy Boutique" on the
adventure A MAN CALLED SLOANE/NBC/1979-80.
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
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 Thomas
Both Thomas and Torque report to the
Director of UNIT (Dan O'Herlihy).
He assigned missions that targeted agents of KARTEL, a sinister organization.
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).
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
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
In the pilot episode, Torque was a villain.
See alsoU.N.I.T. (Doctor