Browsing the archives for the Mission: Impossible tag

Covert Ops: Tear Down the Wall

Last week I talked briefly about a new project from Pro Se Productions called Covert Ops: Gemini, which is fashioned on the sixties and seventies TV series, Mission Impossible. The anthology contains three stories, The Havana Protocol, by J. Walt Layne – Romanoff and Juliet, by Tim Lasiuta – and “Tear Down This Wall!” by […]

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Covert Ops: Gemini

Last week, Pro Se Productions released their latest spy anthology, Covert Ops: Gemini, which is in the style of the Mission: Impossible television series – wherein a team of specialist agents take on a dangerous mission that nobody else could accomplish. I have started reading it, and so far it is pretty good. I couldn’t […]

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The Money Explosion

Author: Talmage Powell Publisher: Whitman Release Year: 1970 The Money Explosion is a children’s tie-in novel for the Mission: Impossible television series. Those familiar with the series will be familiar with the miraculous deeds that the IMF have performed in the past. Here they are explained as such: From page 16. But often the sudden […]

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The Dead Ringer

The Dead Ringer, Doppelganger, Impostor, Look-a-like, call it what you will is a commonly used device in espionage movies. The most famous stories about dead ringers in popular culture would be The Man In The Iron Mask by Alexandre Dumas and The Prisoner Of Zenda by Anthony Hope. While both stories are hardly spy stories, […]

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Mission Impossible: Recovery (1967)

Country: United States Director: Robert Totten Starring: Peter Graves, Martin Landau, Barbara Bain, Greg Morris, Peter Lupus, Bradford Dillman, Emile Genst, Peter Coe, Peter Hellmann Theme: Lalo Schifrin Music: Jerry Fielding Recovery is the last episode from Season Two of Mission: Impossible and it features Bradford Dillman as a brilliant American scientist who has defected […]

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Mission Impossible: The Council (1967)

Country: United States Director: Paul Stanley Starring: Peter Graves, Martin Landau, Barbara Bain, Greg Morris, Peter Lupus, Paul Stevens, Vincent Gardenia, Nick Colasanta, Paul Lambert, Vic Perrin, Joan Staley, Stuart Nisbet, Robert Phillips, Eduardo Cianelli Mission Impossible Theme: Lalo Schifrin Music: Jerry Fielding The poster above is a bit of a jib. It is a […]

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Mission: Impossible II (2000)

Country: United States / Germany Director: John Woo Starring: Tom Cruise, Dougray Scott, Thandie Newton, Richard Roxburgh, John Polson, Anthony Hopkins Music: Hans Zimmer As most regular readers would be aware, I am Australian and often lament the fact that my country’s contribution to cinematic espionage is rather small. Then along comes a film like […]

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Mission: Impossible 3 (2006)

Country: United States AKA: M:I 3 Director: JJ Abrahms Starring: Tom Cruise, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Michelle Monaghan, Billy Crudup, Ving Rhames, Maggie Q, Laurence Fishburne Music: Michael Giacchino Mission Impossible Theme by Lalo Schifrin I want to start this review slightly of topic. When I saw this movie at the cinemas, the projection team stuffed […]

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Mission Impossible: The Killer (1988)

Director: Cliff Bole Starring: Peter Graves, Thaao Penghlis, Antony Hamilton, Phil Morris, Terry Markwell, Bob Johnson, John de Lancie, Virginia Hey, Vince Martin Mission Impossible Theme: Lalo Schifrin The Killer is the first episode in the revived Mission: Impossible series. Revived? In 1988 there was a writer’s strike and no new product came out of […]

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Mission Impossible: The Submarine (1970)

Country: United States Director: Paul Krasny Starring: Peter Graves, Leonard Nimoy, Greg Morris, Peter Lupus, Lee Meriwether, Stephen McNally, Ramon Bieri, William Wintersole Theme: Lalo Schifrin By the fourth season of Mission: Impossible, the IMF team had quite a shakeup. Martin Landau and his wife, Barbara Bain had left the series, and in came Leonard […]

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