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 Posted:   Nov 20, 2009 - 6:00 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

I was surprised to see so many comments for this show.
Then, i realized its all Phelps and Banacek


I find that most any TV show thread has only a few dedicated people who discuss it at any length. I guess the others who watch the shows treat it as the passive endeavor it's often said to be. Ironic, isn't it? I read posts at this board of people saying what fans they are of such-and-such a program, yet they never comment. Kind of like the people who listen to film music but never see the movies the music is from!

 
 Posted:   Nov 20, 2009 - 6:13 AM   
 By:   Eric Paddon   (Member)

making my way thru s.1...

compared to I SPY -which clearly influenced it - two things stand out:

1. the generic quality of the places, people, names. Where SPY explicitly battled RED CHINA & Russia , IMF do battle against "unfriendly nations". COLD wAR HOKUM ALL THE SAME.


"Hokum"? That's the reality of the time we lived in. One might as well say it's "hokum" to have things set in the 1940s doing battle against the Germans!

And MI was hardly groundbreaking in being generic. "Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea" (which MI story editors Woodfield and Baltar had previously worked on) when it was doing spy oriented shows had a habit of being explicit in mentioning the Soviets only if the mission was a cooperative endeavor but if the foe was hostile they got generic.

 
 Posted:   Nov 20, 2009 - 2:01 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

i hate to break the news to you Eric.
The IMF (read CIA) was not out here protecting democracies from the Soviets
it was OVERTHROWING democracies and installing dictators (Iran et al.)

The whole fiction of US vs. Soviets is pure hokum contrived to cast the USA & Britian as
"good guys battling "bad guys".


But then you knew that , right?
Your a history teacher smile

 
 Posted:   Nov 20, 2009 - 2:03 PM   
 By:   Eric Paddon   (Member)

i hate to break the news to you Eric.
The IMF (read CIA) was not out here protecting democracies from the Soviets
it was OVERTHROWING democracies and installing dictators (Iran et al.)


Now *that's* what constitutes real hokum. smile


 
 Posted:   Nov 20, 2009 - 2:06 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

sigh

 
 Posted:   Nov 20, 2009 - 3:36 PM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

C'mon boys, behave! smile Part of the fun of these vintage TV threads is that things stay civil and don't get political.

 
 Posted:   Nov 20, 2009 - 3:37 PM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

Just watched "The Pendulum" and the high-modernist Geisel Library made it all worthwhile, as well as those hilarious interior decorations.

 
 Posted:   Nov 20, 2009 - 3:37 PM   
 By:   Eric Paddon   (Member)

C'mon boys, behave! smile Part of the fun of these vintage TV threads is that things stay civil and don't get political.

Lest this thread self-destruct in five seconds. smile

 
 Posted:   Nov 20, 2009 - 3:42 PM   
 By:   Stefan Miklos   (Member)

C'mon boys, behave! smile Part of the fun of these vintage TV threads is that things stay civil and don't get political.


There are much too square cats, maannn, MISSION is a fantasy all the way.
Dig fellows, let's go to the Kit Kat Club*. wink


*: It's a club from "Imitation" with hipsters dancing to the wild psyche funk music.

 
 Posted:   Nov 20, 2009 - 3:56 PM   
 By:   Eric Paddon   (Member)

Dig fellows, let's go to the Kit Kat Club*. wink


*: It's a club from "Imitation" with hipsters dancing to the wild psyche funk music.


But the Kit Kat Club I know of came from here: big grin

 
 Posted:   Nov 20, 2009 - 3:59 PM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

Dig fellows, let's go to the Kit Kat Club*. wink


*: It's a club from "Imitation" with hipsters dancing to the wild psyche funk music.


But let's also not forget "Apollo's Golden Chariot"! wink Two appearances in S7.

 
 Posted:   Nov 21, 2009 - 2:39 PM   
 By:   Stefan Miklos   (Member)

Hey, man, this is from the Seventies so dig this:

http://imitation-kitkatclub.notlong.com

 
 Posted:   Nov 21, 2009 - 2:58 PM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

Hey, man, this is from the Seventies so dig this:

http://imitation-kitkatclub.notlong.com


I just watched "Imitation" last night. Reminds me of those places in The Persuaders! where Brett and Danny went to celebrate the end of a case with shag-wig wearing chicks, with Brett doing the most uncoordinated rendition of dancing the "Chicken" ever put on film.

The early 70s was a weird place, maaan, but I can dig it.

 
 Posted:   Nov 21, 2009 - 3:25 PM   
 By:   Stefan Miklos   (Member)

Hey, man, this is from the Seventies so dig this:

http://imitation-kitkatclub.notlong.com


I just watched "Imitation" last night. Reminds me of those places in The Persuaders! where Brett and Danny went to celebrate the end of a case with shag-wig wearing chicks, with Brett doing the most uncoordinated rendition of dancing the "Chicken" ever put on film.

The early 70s was a weird place, maaan, but I can dig it.



"Give me a double Bourbon, straight up!"

You're right about "The Persuaders" connection, maaannn. The early Seventies were kitsch to the bone, dude!

 
 Posted:   Nov 22, 2009 - 9:15 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

I finished watching the seventh season the other night and now it's the end of my three-year Mission odyssey. frown

Here's the Top 10, always subject to change:

10. Cocaine
9. Kidnap
8. Imitation
7. The Puppet
6. Underground
5. Movie
4. Crack Up
3. The Pendulum
2. Two Thousand
1. Break!

 
 Posted:   Nov 24, 2009 - 9:04 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

Too bad Barbara Anderson vanished mid-way through the season. It would've been nice to see her in a few more episodes instead of them having to hide Lynda Day George's "delicate condition." The one attempt that amused me the most was in an apartment scene when Lynda stands up and simultaneously opens the suitcase that's in front of her!

 
 Posted:   Nov 24, 2009 - 10:23 AM   
 By:   Stefan Miklos   (Member)

Too bad Barbara Anderson vanished mid-way through the season. It would've been nice to see her in a few more episodes instead of them having to hide Lynda Day George's "delicate condition." The one attempt that amused me the most was in an apartment scene when Lynda stands up and simultaneously opens the suitcase that's in front of her!


Mimi was the Tracy of season 7 if you catch my meaning. Nice broad but just replacements.
It's a bit like Jeremy Pike who replaces Artie during the season 4 of "The Wild Wild West".

 
 Posted:   Nov 24, 2009 - 11:26 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

Too bad Barbara Anderson vanished mid-way through the season. It would've been nice to see her in a few more episodes instead of them having to hide Lynda Day George's "delicate condition." The one attempt that amused me the most was in an apartment scene when Lynda stands up and simultaneously opens the suitcase that's in front of her!

Mimi was the Tracy of season 7 if you catch my meaning. Nice broad but just replacements.
It's a bit like Jeremy Pike who replaces Artie during the season 4 of "The Wild Wild West".


Barbara had that "tough" gal persona down cold here; none of M:I's dames could hold a candle to that aspect of her character; my complete loyalty is strictly with Barbara Bain, however.

BTW, did you notice how Casey is namedropped in every episode she's not in? "Casey's in Europe in deep cover"/ "Casey sent the relavent information" etc. wink

 
 Posted:   Nov 24, 2009 - 11:48 AM   
 By:   Stefan Miklos   (Member)

Too bad Barbara Anderson vanished mid-way through the season. It would've been nice to see her in a few more episodes instead of them having to hide Lynda Day George's "delicate condition." The one attempt that amused me the most was in an apartment scene when Lynda stands up and simultaneously opens the suitcase that's in front of her!

Mimi was the Tracy of season 7 if you catch my meaning. Nice broad but just replacements.
It's a bit like Jeremy Pike who replaces Artie during the season 4 of "The Wild Wild West".


Barbara had that "tough" gal persona down cold here; none of M:I's dames could hold a candle to that aspect of her character; my complete loyalty is strictly with Barbara Bain, however.

BTW, did you notice how Casey is namedropped in every episode she's not in? "Casey's in Europe in deep cover"/ "Casey sent the relavent information" etc. wink




As I said, just like the season 4 of "The Wild Wild West" with Artie.
How do you like Sandy and Andrea, by the way?

 
 Posted:   Nov 24, 2009 - 3:29 PM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)


How do you like Sandy and Andrea, by the way?


Andrea? Was that Elizabeth Ashley's character? She was fine. I really liked Sandy, though, MM never looked better!

 
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