Jim Phelps is the head of a super-secret government agency ("Impossible Missions"), 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.
Last Episode02x16 The Sands of Seth Aired: Feb. 24, 1990
When several progressive Egyptian leaders are killed, the IMF team is sent to stop the head of the department for ancient studies at the Cairo …
Series Fun Facts
- SPOILER: The death of Casey Randall during the first season was the first (and, on TV at least, only) time an IMF agent was actually caught, killed and disavowed.
- The series was originally planned to be a limited series. A new cast was hired to play the characters from the original Mission: Impossible (1966), and the episodes were all going to remake…
[show]The series was originally planned to be a limited series. A new cast was hired to play the characters from the original Mission: Impossible (1966), and the episodes were all going to remake original series scripts. This changed when Peter Graves returned to the role of Jim Phelps; the other characters were then renamed, and the show became a continuation of the original.
- Peter Graves, Greg Morris and Lynda Day George all reprised their roles from the original series.