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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Due to the writers' strike of 1988-89, the revived series was originally going to consist entirely of updated versions of stories from the original series. When the strike ended, the show began producing new scripts. However, the first four episodes of the revival are remakes of original series 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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I need this on DVD urgently!
14 December 2001 | by (Porto, Portugal) – See all my reviews

I first watched the remake, and I loved every single episode I saw. Then I've seen some episodes from the original series and they're awesome too. These series, original and remake, are superb! I'd like to have them (particularly the Remake) on DVD as soon as possible; so what's taking so long?! PLEASE! :)


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