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The third season of Mission:Impossible reveals the same cast from the previous year. Sadly it marks the last year of then husband and wife, Martin Landau and Barbara Bain. To me this is the last of the best episodes of the series (don't get me wrong, I enjoyed all seven seasons).
There are some great guest stars this season, boxing great Sugar Ray Robinson, in the two-parter: "The Contenders", Parnell Roberts (Bonanza, Trapper John MD) and Vic Tayback (Alice) in the "Mercenaries" and Ed Asner and Steven Ihnat in "The Mind of Stefan Miklos" which is, in my opinion, one of the finest MI episodes.
This release marks the best quality I have seen of these old episodes. The picture has been cleaned up and the dust and debris you usually get on syndicated TV is gone. The soundtrack is mixed here in 5.1 sound and sounds incredible. The set consists of 7 discs (3 or 4 episodes each) and they are in slim-line cases. The shows are in order of their original release dates.
I must say that, once again, Paramount has deserted any extras for this set. No Bonus Features, No Liner Notes, No airdates, NO commentaries. Please give the fans a little something extra. The Wild, Wild West, Season 3, which is a Paramount release also and released the same day at least has the original airdates.
Other than that I have no complaints. The box says that "some episodes may be edited from their original network versions". This must be due to music rights, as I can see no distinct differences from the episodes I have seen here and the few that were released on video earlier. The slip-case design is nice and the slim line cases have nice graphics. There is a one or two sentence synopsis per episode, but hardly qualifies as liner notes.
These shows still hold-up in today's world and are fair superior in writing than some of today's crap.
According to info on the Mission Impossible Episode Guide book Martin Landau had a contract saying NO other actor would receive more money than him~ apparently they increased Peter Graves salary and so Martin Landau and his real life Wife Barbara Bain have made this their last season~
We realize how much fun they make this series~
two of the BEST of this season are the Cardinal~ where a "double" has taken over being Cardinal to influence a very corrupt election~ so the IMF crew cleverly release mosquitoes to make the fake cardinal ill so Rollin can take over ~ clever plot and some of BEST devices used to escape and total fun~
the VAULT .....a south American finance minster wants all the money for himself so the IMF cleverly get inside the vault and stage a "final" clever twist to trap the Minister in his own vault~
I give this a SOLID 7 OUT OF 10 FOR CONTINUED FUN~
AND BARBARA BAIN AND MARTIN LANDAU ~ WE will miss you~
IF YOU FOUND THIS REVIEW HELPFUL PLEASE REMEMBER TO VOTE~
My boyfriend is a BIG fan of Mission Impossible. Loves Peter Graves and the gang. Were there ever a bunch of more suspicious, yet genius types of people? And...the best part...I am also known as Cinnamon.
I really like the show,I started watching when I was in 5th
and 6th grade. So when it was released on DVD it was a perfect
match for me. The writing, directing, and acting is spot-on.
I'm sure that a lot of the plots were based on real cold war and organized crime activity. The ironic thing is to see the
different gadgets they used back then and to see them used
in real-life today.I don't know if network or cable tv will
ever equal what this show was, so in the meantime this winter
I can watch this excellent show commercial free.I would recommend this for couples,or families with children 14 and
up.There are a lot of well timed karate chops,some shooting
(mostly blanks) and very little blood letting.Also there is
always one or two situations per show that call for on the fly
adjustments,murphy's law,not part of the plan.In that light
it's great to see how they improvise their way through it.
I would easily recommend to all and I am going to try and get
We remember watching Mission Impossible on TV. It is a good program with enough action to keep it exciting. It is usually without the language that spoils so many more recent programs and the content is usually suitable for children. It's a good program. I wish there were more like it. mamanrock
This iconic movie series accomplished all they did lacking the modern super electronic era items of today. Most the phone-communciations are "dial up" in the first two seasons; they did not even have pagers,and for sure no cell phones. If you operated that way today you would be off the map and hard to trace. This teaches you that the impact of speech and presentation does have results, sometimes very little, sometimes more than you expect. So dress well for that job interview.
Everything was perdect and intact. The TV show reminds me how wonderful and great tv used to be. You will not find a better TV show than this classic series...
We saw all of season 1 and season 2 so we had to buy season 3 we liked it so much! The acting is terrific and the plots are well written. Highly recommended! They don't make them like this anymore.