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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Each time Phelps gets his recorded instructions in the first season, he types in a security code to get access to a compartment containing a data disc. Although the code changes between episodes, it always contains at least one 5. 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 5 (2015) See more »

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big fan of the old series
19 April 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was a huge fan of the original series and couldn't wait to see this new show when it debuted. I found the cast very attractive (and I was a big fan of Tony Hamilton's, may he rest in peace) but disappointed that they recycled scripts from the original series. Nevertheless, though it wasn't the original, I did enjoy it and would have loved it if they'd kept it going.

I especially liked that they brought Peter Graves back and had him use a lot of new-fangled devices. I don't know why they got rid of the first actress, but Jane Badler was wonderful - and I guess she's since made Australia her home.


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