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Episode cast overview:
Dana Lambert (as Lesley Warren)
Colonel Bakram
Alex Khora (as Robert Purvey)
Davana Brown ...
Father Sebastian (as Jonathan Lippe)
David Roya ...
Richard Shelfo ...
Diane Holly ...
Ralph Ventura ...


Government security forces surprise the MI team during a routine information exchange with insurgents. Dana and two rebels are captured including the rebel who, unknown to government forces, has the secret "notebook." Jim has a plan but the rebels are skeptical. With the possibility of a traitor in their midst and the help of a local priest of uncertain reliability, the MI must rescue the captives before they break under torture, before the security forces uncover the notebook and before the rebels take matters into their own hands. Written by David Foss

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28 November 1970 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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The lines of rebel leader Alex Khora (Bob Purvey) are dubbed throughout the episode by voice artist Vic Perrin (best known as the "Control Voice" on "The Outer Limits"). See more »


About halfway through the episode, Lt. Kappelo (Arthur Batanides) almost forces Barney and Doug to move the fake statue from the spot where it conceals the open storm drain that other IMF members have used to get access to the jail. Paris, however, convinces Col. Bakram (Mark Lenard) to put the statue back before the open drain is revealed. When rebel leader Haratch (Richard Shelfo) peers out of the church a few minutes later, however, a shot of the statute shows it clearly suspended several feet above the ground on the truck winch. See more »


[first lines]
Soldier: Your identification papers.
James Phelps: Yes, uh, we're Americans. I'm Professor Edwards, Lennox University Archaeological Institute.
Soldier: Your occupation, Miss... Ward?
Dana Lambert: I'm a student in archaeology at the university.
James Phelps: She's working with me on the excavations at Agafa.
[soldier hands back identifications]
James Phelps: Thank you.
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Nice to see Leonard Nimoy and Mark Lenard working together again!
5 March 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Fans of 1960's television and Star Trek in particular know Mark Lenard as Spock's father in Journey to Babel and also as a Romulan commander in Balance of Terror. In The Rebel, Leonard also shares several scenes with Nimoy as he plays a corrupt South American military officer.

A couple other observations about this episode: There is no self-destructing tape scene at the beginning of this episode. :) At the beginning of the episode Jim Phelps is shot in the arm with a 30 cal. rifle. Later in the episode, he is shoveling away as he tunnels into a prison cell to save Dana and two captured rebels. Obviously, Jim is a fast healer! The bad guys just have to give up the habit of locating their underground prison cells next to abandoned sewer tunnels! I have forgotten how many times has the IMF been able to use sewer and utility tunnels that conveniently pass right by the bad guys' dungeons to break prisoners out of jail!

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