THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E.Pairing:
NS/IKAuthor on LJ: laughingacademy Why this must be read:The Man From U.N.C.L.E.’s
three corner structure --- agents, villains and Innocent --- allows for a great deal of flexibility, particularly when deciding who will fill the villain and innocent roles. In the original classic series, one of the pleasures was seeing which famous star might show up each week. In the Ace novels, well-known literary characters (like Sherlock Holmes) and real life people (like the legendary writer/editor Forrest J. Ackerman) often made appearances.
The tradition continues in MFU fan fiction. One of the first widely distributed MFU fan novels had the agents crossing paths with Captain James Kirk and Mr. Spock. There have been a number of similar encounters with other fan favorites since.
This story, which was written as a Secret Santa gift for the muncle
community’s annual Down the Chimney exchange for 2005, finds Solo and Kuryakin on the trail of a mummy, competing with a crazy Thrush chief named Reginald Ramsey who believes himself to be the reincarnation of the pharaoh Rameses II.
Traveling on the Twentieth-Century Limited, they meet a certain tweedy professor, an archaeologist named Jones who just happens to be carrying a bullwhip (and he’s pretty good at using it, too.) Jones is occupied by a more personal mission of his own, but naturally, he’s glad to help out.
This is a really fun jaunt with some clever lines of dialogue (Indy definitely sounds like Indy, too) and it has a little twist at the end that sharp-eyed MFU fans will most surely appreciate. The Mummy Direst Affair