Mission: Impossible: Season 2, Episode 13

The Astrologer (3 Dec. 1967)

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An opposition leader of an Eastern Bloc nation has been captured by the chief of the country's secret police. Also seized was microfilm with a list of people who secretly support the ... See full summary »

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An opposition leader of an Eastern Bloc nation has been captured by the chief of the country's secret police. Also seized was microfilm with a list of people who secretly support the opposition. Phelps develops a plan that plays upon the astrology obsession the nation's leader has. Cinnamon poses as a famous astrologer while Barney and Rollin will have to operate from the cargo compartment of a plane transporting the captured opposition leader. Written by Bill Koenig

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When Rollin is rehearsing the chancellor's voice, he is seen speaking all during the time the voice is supposedly being played as output from the tape recorder. See more »

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Rollin Hand: [reading the dictator's speech] We must destroy those who threaten us before they can destroy us. We must crush all who threaten the new order!
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Other than the identical voice ploy AGAIN, a very good episode.
25 April 2014 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

"The Astrologer" is a better than average episode of "Mission: Impossible". While it has one silly gimmick (the SAME one used in the previous episode, by the way), the story itself is solid and keeps your interest.

A Colonel who is looking to advance up the ranks has captured the ex- leader of his country who is in exile. Now he plans on returning him to his nation and be one step closer to becoming the next leader. Of course, the IM Force doesn't want that so they come up with a plot involving an astrologer (Cinnamon). Additionally, Rollin and Barney will sneak aboard the plane with their prisoner and Colonel so they can switch him. At first, this part of the plan looked really lame--but HOW they use a silly looking dummy was pretty clever and rather funny (even if I could see the strings on it).

I mentioned something re-used from a recent previous episode and that is that Rollin somehow ALREADY sounds exactly like someone else--someone the IM Force wants imitated. Silly, of course, but seeing the team's plan not work out perfectly and how they used the dummy really made up for this and overall it's one of the better episodes of season two.


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