The megalomaniac Alexander (Torn) steals a bio-weapon that he never uses and is not intrinsically scary or lethally cunning. The show didn’t have the long-lasting appeal of ‘Star Trek’ or ‘Mission Impossible’. Alexander’s estranged wife does mannered over-acting. Craig sunbathes in skimpy swimwear at work for no clear reason showing off her unworked-out torso.
By today’s standards Solo is a pervert. Characters scamper around the MGM backlot. Illya is menaced by farm machinery and flails in a filthy puddle. Alexander is not a potent presence and has no real tangible reason for anything he does. Illya ends up in his saggy underwear. Someone flails in cake. This is different from the TV version. There was death and Waverly finds it hilarious that he pimped out his niece (Craig) to man-ho Solo.
“I would not let you exist without me.”
“What do you think of the human condition Mr Kuryakin?”