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Episode cast overview:
Lloyd Battista ...
King Selim / Prince Samandal
Colonel Hatafis
Dr. Labashi
David Fresco ...
Noel De Souza ...
Behram (as Noel deSouza)
Elizabeth Perry ...
First Nurse
Fred Villani ...
First Reporter
Lee Duncan ...
Second Reporter


The IMF team is charged with the overthrow of the leader of an oil rich Arab nation to be replaced by his twin brother being held captive in an unknown location. The IMFs team of crack medical pretenders stages an emergency organ transplant to create an opportunity to switch the brothers. But the ruthless head of the nation's military sees an opportunity to dispose of both brothers and seize power for himself. Written by David Foss

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14 December 1969 (USA)  »

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Nothing in the dialogue of this episode suggests that the king and prince were intended by the scriptwriter to be twins. In fact, the prince is only described as being the king's younger brother and the word "twin" is never used. The idea of them being twins must have come about during preproduction so as to better facilitate the switch of siblings at the end of the show. See more »


[first lines]
Person on Tape: [voice on tape] Good morning, Mr. Phelps. The man you are looking at is King Selim III of Qamadan, a good friend of the West. Unknown to the world, the King has been imprisoned somewhere for over six months by his younger brother, Prince Samandal. With the King in his power, Samandal now controls the huge oil royalties which are Qamadan's main source of revenue. To suppress those opposing him, the Prince resorts to inhuman torture and murder, carried out by this man, Colonel Hatafis...
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Why Jim dropped a dime in the quarter slot
2 October 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

hhbooker asked why Jim dropped a dime in the quarter slot? This was done as a protection procedure, it avoids a passerby causing a malfunction. The coin box would not open, perhaps even explode if Jim would not drop a dime in the quarter slot before hand. He rec'd the proper technique on how to get to the recorder along with its location when receiving his orders and the key

The question should be how does Jim get instructions on obtaining each mission's information?, where is the recorder?, how does he get the key for wherever the recording device and accompanying portfolio is.

By the way, many sources cite the use of a car 8-track player giving instructions when in reality they never used an 8-track player, the many opening sequences with instructions on a car tape player always used a 4-track player or cart machine, the short lived predecessor to the 8-track

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