Mission: Impossible was an Elite Force of agents who were given orders by tape and were asked to do jobs that were Impossible by any other known means. The art of the Con was used time and time again, and the agents used technology, drugs, and plain greed to achieve their goals.
Last Episode07x22 Imitation Aired: Mar. 30, 1973
The Marnsburg Crown Jewels have been stolen on their way to the U.N. for display. The government of Marnsburg has kept the theft secret for now, …
Series Fun Facts
- Although the IMF usually received its instructions from a self-destructing reel-to-reel tape, this didn't become the norm until several seasons into the series. In early episodes, Briggs and…
[show]Although the IMF usually received its instructions from a self-destructing reel-to-reel tape, this didn't become the norm until several seasons into the series. In early episodes, Briggs and Phelps got their instructions from other sources such as records and filmstrip projectors. The "tape scenes" for each episode (as they were known) were usually filmed in one block at the start of each season. Peter Graves said he never knew which episode would use which tape scene until it was broadcast.
- Goof (continuity error): In many episodes, Jim closes the snap binding on the IMF folder, but when the camera zooms to it for the title sequence the snap is shown open.
- Steven Hill left the cast after one season because, as an Orthodox Jew, he was unwilling to abide by the show's production schedule that would have required him to work on the Jewish Sabbath.