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 Posted:   Apr 24, 2010 - 3:17 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

Hey Allardyce, if you ever get to M:I's sixth season, you'll no doubt get a kick out of seeing Paul Koslo aka Bobby Kopas from Mr. Majestyk in "Double Dead."

 
 Posted:   Apr 26, 2010 - 6:49 AM   
 By:   David Sones (Allardyce)   (Member)

Hey Allardyce, if you ever get to M:I's sixth season, you'll no doubt get a kick out of seeing Paul Koslo aka Bobby Kopas from Mr. Majestyk in "Double Dead."

I'll get there. I've put Season 3 on hold for a while (savoring the last few Rollin/Cinnamon episodes). I'll be back on track soon...

 
 Posted:   Apr 26, 2010 - 9:21 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

Hey Allardyce, if you ever get to M:I's sixth season, you'll no doubt get a kick out of seeing Paul Koslo aka Bobby Kopas from Mr. Majestyk in "Double Dead."

I'll get there. I've put Season 3 on hold for a while (savoring the last few Rollin/Cinnamon episodes). I'll be back on track soon...


I know I've enthused about the "Syndicate" years a lot recently, but when it comes down to it, season three is the best of them all. The classic cast, the great stories, and my own nostalgia remembering that period of the series' run.

Kind of gets a guy choked up...

 
 Posted:   May 13, 2010 - 11:29 AM   
 By:   David Sones (Allardyce)   (Member)

Continuing with Season 3...

3.15 - The System - Loved it!

3.16 - The Glass Cage - Loved it!

3.17 - Doomsday - Loved it! Good tension in this one when Barney's in danger.

3.18 - Live Bait - Always a pleasure to see the creepy Anthony Zerbe in action.

3.19 / 3.20 - The Bunker, Parts 1 & 2 - This is definitely one of my favorite of the season. It had a nice twist when the master-of-disguise baddie used Rollin's own mask tricks against him, putting a fresh spin on it and keeping the use of masks interesting. I also noticed that Landau changed his walk when he was playing the baddie disguised as Rollin. Very solid two-parter that I'll enjoy revisiting.


What's happened to our fellow MI enthusiast, Thomas Banacek? It appears he changed his name back to Stefan Miklos, but his profile has been deleted. Disturbing...

 
 Posted:   Jul 30, 2010 - 8:28 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

I started my Best of Greg Morris viewing this morning with season seven's Imitation. Some scattered thoughts in what only I think is a fascinating series of posts:

I love the Kit Kat Club Go-Go dancing floor with its goofy dancing patrons and "crazy" camerwork. There's also a fine reused musical score which may be Jerry Fielding's music from S4's "The Controllers." It really kicks in at 24:51 mark with a chimey piano and a "love theme" for Barney and Jena.

Greg Morris wears some hip threads, especially an electric blue blazer. He also sports a gray turtleneck and black leather jacket. His 'fro his in full 1973 power. Pernell Roberts is effective as he disappears into his role as "Boomer", Jena's aide-de-camp. However, it's Greg Morris that dominates this episode and he's in almost every scene. Phelps and co. have very little to do except sit in a van. There isn't even a female agent in this one; it's all about Barney Collier here!

 
 Posted:   Jul 30, 2010 - 8:43 AM   
 By:   David Sones (Allardyce)   (Member)

My weekend late night MI viewings were put on hold for a few months when I got my hands on Alfred Hitchcock Presents Season 4. I returned to MI last weekend with only 2 episodes of Season 3 remaining, probably to be finished this weekend. Then I launch into the Nimoy period. The last one I watched with Nehemiah Persoff was pretty damn good.

 
 Posted:   Jul 30, 2010 - 8:47 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

Let me know your thoughts on S3's last episode, "The Interrogator" when you get to it. It's one of my favorites of the entire series. However, based on your other reviews we seem to have differing tastes...

 
 Posted:   Jul 30, 2010 - 8:48 AM   
 By:   David Sones (Allardyce)   (Member)

Let me know your thoughts on S3's last episode, "The Interrogator" when you get to it. It's one of my favorites of the entire series. However, based on your other reviews we seem to have differing tastes...

Do we? We'll see...

 
 Posted:   Jul 30, 2010 - 8:50 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

Just found an M:I site; looks like the owner has some diverse interests:

http://www.akh.se/imf/index.htm

 
 Posted:   Aug 1, 2010 - 3:09 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

My S7 top ten has changed a bit:

10.Movie
9. Kidnap
8. The Puppet
7. Underground
6. Crack Up
5. The Pendulum
4. Two Thousand
3. Hit-Barney and Willy are hilarious in this, especially the former.
2. Break!
1. Imitation-Another showcase for Greg Morris, who is the heart & soul of M:I...maybe I should change my username to "Barney Collier"...



The previous top 10:

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:   Aug 2, 2010 - 6:11 AM   
 By:   David Sones (Allardyce)   (Member)

Let me know your thoughts on S3's last episode, "The Interrogator" when you get to it. It's one of my favorites of the entire series. However, based on your other reviews we seem to have differing tastes...

Watched it this weekend. I liked it. Good tension, good guest turn from Henry Silva, and more. Lots to love here. And so season 3 comes to a close...

Interestingly, I'm currently reading Bill Shatner's autobiography, and in a section in which he discusses working in early 1970s television, he comments that Leonard Nimoy did MI for 2 seasons, "...and grew to despise it." Hmph.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 2, 2010 - 8:34 AM   
 By:   Lee S   (Member)


Interestingly, I'm currently reading Bill Shatner's autobiography, and in a section in which he discusses working in early 1970s television, he comments that Leonard Nimoy did MI for 2 seasons, "...and grew to despise it." Hmph.


Nimoy is very candid about his feelings in the Patrick White book on M:I.The essence of it was that he enjoyed the variety of parts in the first year, but he yearned for greater depth, as opposed to breadth. He constantly pushed for more stories about the actual characters, and he got his way in a couple of fifth season shows, but it was clear those would be exceptions, rather than a new direction. Feeling stifled, he asked to be released from his contract after that season.

 
 Posted:   Aug 24, 2010 - 5:44 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

Abbey Lincoln, jazz singer, actress, and Mission: Impossible guest star (S5's "Cat's Paw") died August 14, 2010 age 80.

Interesting lady.

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=129203432

 
 Posted:   Aug 24, 2010 - 8:10 AM   
 By:   David Sones (Allardyce)   (Member)

Started watching Season 4 a while back. I was underwhelmed by the first couple of episodes for some reason (I don't fault the show; it's probably me). But I really, really enjoyed The Controller Parts 1 & 2.

 
 Posted:   Aug 24, 2010 - 8:13 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

I'd advise against watching too many S4 eps in a row; there's entirely too much taking place in Paramount's lumber yard!

 
 Posted:   Aug 24, 2010 - 8:56 AM   
 By:   David Sones (Allardyce)   (Member)

I'd advise against watching too many S4 eps in a row; there's entirely too much taking place in Paramount's lumber yard!

I hope Lennie picks up his energy. He seems completely detached and blah so far. Dare I say...a little vulcan-ish? Heh.

 
 Posted:   Sep 6, 2010 - 1:38 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

On the seventh season front, I have to say I enjoyed "Movie" quite a bit! Barney as auteur and enfant terrible Tony Saunders is just plain brilliant and had me grinning ear to ear...


The cultured accent affected by Barney reminds me of Roscoe Lee Browne.

 
 Posted:   Jan 13, 2011 - 2:27 PM   
 By:   David Sones (Allardyce)   (Member)

I'm finally almost through season 4. It's taken me a long time because I took several breaks to watch other stuff, and honestly, I'm still having difficulty embracing the season overall. I still like it, of course, but for some reason the episodes strike me as a tad slow and kind of uneventful (generally speaking). I also noticed that one or two episodes were reminiscent of previous episodes (e.g. a trained dog goes to do a deed instead of the trained cat).

Maybe it's my fault and no fault of the show. I think the departure of Rollin and Cinnamon left a HUGE gap in the show. I feel their absence in every episode. Martin Landau is a passionate actor and he brought a lot to that role. I'm just not seeing that from Nimoy. And the lack of Cinnamon makes the female guest stars seem unimportant in the bigger picture, and most of them don't really make a lasting impression.

However, I will say that the three-parter called The Falcon is the highlight of the season for me and one/three of my favorite episodes of the series. It was great.

 
 Posted:   Jan 14, 2011 - 12:12 PM   
 By:   MRAUDIO   (Member)

I also have the entire series on DVD - still watching season two - took a break from it, as well. Right now, my wife and I are are watching the RICH MAN, POOR MAN DVD set - just six episodes left of that, then it's on to THRILLER in between M:I - I love my DVD's!

I just wish Sony (or Shout! Factory) would release the three remaining seasons of POLICE WOMAN...:-)

 
 Posted:   Jan 15, 2011 - 12:01 AM   
 By:   David Sones (Allardyce)   (Member)


I just wish Sony (or Shout! Factory) would release the three remaining seasons of POLICE WOMAN...:-)


I would love that. I have vague memories of it as a little kid and it would be great to revisit it.

 
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