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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 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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Terry Markwell did not renew her contract for the remainder of the first season of Mission Impossible as she was dissatisfied with the screen time her character Casey Randall was getting in the series. She was replaced by Jane Badler. See more »

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On several occasions, the team use holographic projections to their advantage. As of 2017, over 25 years after the series is set, the ability to project an image into thin air does not exist. 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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How to make an excellent remake of a classic series
3 May 2000 | by (Auckland, New Zealand) – See all my reviews

I didn't see the 1960's series of Mission Impossible. However, I did catch this when it first started, and again when it was repeated on Saturday nights. Every episode was exciting to watch, and held my interest right to the end. All the gadgets and tricks they used to accomplish their missions were awesome, especially the dude with the face masks.

I was disappointed when it was taken off, and think it's a real shame this series didn't last longer than two years. I don't think the Tom Cruise movie would even be a patch on this.

All in all an excellent series, extremely well done and very well filmed (with Australia "doubling-up" for some of the more out-of-the-way places).


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