Rated 4.5 out of 5★ by 2reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5★ by Kretch Secret Agent still a secret? Finally, at an affordable price, the entire collection of the British television series, Danger Man, is available in 1 set. Before Bond and Connery came Drake and McGoohan. The producers of the James Bond movies wanted Patrick McGoohan to be James Bond, but he turned them down. The first 39 (half hour) episodes are tight and compact spy thrillers with Drake solving some international problem as an employee of NATO. There is no time to linger on slowly developing a story line or movement from scene to scene. It is get up and go from the start. The stories, mostly written by producer Ralph Smart, always take place in some fictional country, but real situations from the past with haunting similarities to the now are always present.The hour long episodes, called Secret Agent Man in America, are more drawn out with character and details, and demonstrate many of the tools of a secret agent in doing his job. The gizmoes seem so old now, but were the state of the art in the sixties. A number of episodes are classic and timeless, with Drake at the heart of a James Bond similar situation. The American spy shows of the time are pale imitators of this original. Drake never used a gun and did not womanize. Yet there is plenty of action and adventure. Ultimately, people will want to know if McGoohan's John Drake was also McGoohan's "The Prisoner". Well, pick up this complete "mega" set of Secert Agent Man and decide for yourself. I rate this 5 of 5 stars as a fan, and 4 of 5 stars as a tv watcher. 06/14/2008
Rated 4 out of 5★ by lola54 Better than I remember This set is a good addition to any collector of TV history. Baby Boomers remember this show, and though, by today's standards, a little mild, still a good trip down memory lane. I found this item at Walmart at a much better price than any other website. I saved any where from twenty dollars to forty dollars. 10/26/2008