Mission: Impossible (1988–1990)

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An elite covert operations unit carries out highly sensitive missions subject to official denial in the event of failure, death or capture.

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 Jim Phelps (35 episodes, 1988-1990)
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 Nicholas Black (35 episodes, 1988-1990)
Antony Hamilton ...
 Max Harte (35 episodes, 1988-1990)
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 Grant Collier (35 episodes, 1988-1990)
Bob Johnson ...
 Voice on Disc (35 episodes, 1988-1990)
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 Shannon Reed (24 episodes, 1989-1990)
Terry Markwell ...
 Casey Randall (12 episodes, 1988-1989)
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Jim Phelps is the head of a super-secret government agency ("Impossible Mission Force"), and is often given secret anonymous covert missions to attempt; quite often they are unmasking of criminals or rescuing of hostages. He picks his team depending on which tasks need to be done. One thing is vital on an Impossible Mission: the mission must be carried out in entire secrecy, often relying on high-tech equipment and elaborate deceptions. An update of the classic 1966 series, featuring a great deal of high-tech gadgetry. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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Your Mission, Should You Decide To Accept It....


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The original Star Trek and the original Mission: Impossible were both filmed at Desilu studios. As a result, many character actors were seen on both shows in memorable ways. There is an interesting continuation of this in the second MI series and in Star Trek: The Next Generation. John de Lancie plays the unpredictable main antagonist in both pilot episodes. See more »

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Voice on Disc: [Line repeated near the beginning of each episode in the series as Jim Phelps listens to the tape/disc containing his instructions and setting up the episode storyline] Your mission, Jim, should you decide to accept it...
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Followed by Mission: Impossible (1996) See more »

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Fantastic late 80's update on original series.
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This was a really wonderful show, much better than the cheap (special effects) original. Of course if they made another series now, it would be better than this one but as there are no current plans to make a series, then I would if I were you, purchase this series if they release on DVD after MI3 hits our screens later this year. In America, it seems that if audience ratings go down a little, they just scrap a quality series, so I wouldn't worry about it having been discontinued, it was and is, the next best thing to waiting years for each Tom Cruise MI movie to come out (though I am a great fan of the MI movies - I hate the waiting!). As well as better special effects and gadgets, the story lines were more up to date and believable. Can't recommend enough, can't wait for the DVD series to come out.


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