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 Posted:   Nov 2, 2011 - 5:01 PM   
 By:   Eric Paddon   (Member)

Season 4 gave us a lot of rotating female guest agents but if I had to pick one of them from that year who should have been promoted to regular status in S5 (instead of the miscast Lesley Ann Warren), it would have been Julie Gregg, who appeared in "The Amnesiac" as Monique.



Julie in fact may well be the most exceptionally underrated talent among the lovely ladies who graced the TV guest circuit from the mid-60s to mid-70s. For a long time, my only frame of reference for her was her high-pitched Marilyn Monroe imitation under a short blonde wig as the Penguin's henchmoll in a 1966 Batman episode.



Imagine my surprise then to see her as a gun-toting revolutionary's wife on "Hawaii Five-O" (this time with her natural dark hair)!



Or as an intensely drugged-out hooker protecting a terrible secret on a 1973 "Kojak".

And then discovering as well that she was an exceptionally fine singer, showing her skills in a brief unbilled cameo in the "Batman" movie (that's her singing the "Plaisir d'Amouir" number)



And parlayed that eventually into an award winning role (as well as a Tony nomination) for the 1968 musical "The Happy Time" with Robert Goulet, and from there a part in the film version of "Man Of La Mancha" where as the niece Antonia she performs the number "I'm Only Thinking Of Him" (and demonstrates one of the few good singing voices in the entire production)



In short, all kinds of versatility that could handle femme fatale seductiveness, the ability to do intense drama on a wide range, and even comedy if necessary plus singing talent to boot. She would have been perfect for a regular role on the show as a permanent replacement (she did get one more guest shot on MI the following year, but not as a team member in "The Decoy")

 
 Posted:   Sep 5, 2012 - 7:02 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

It bears repeating. I prefer the Syndicate Years (seasons six and seven) of Mission: Impossible. So far as I know, I am the only fan who does.



And what's the deal about Dutch TV? What in the name of Robin Van Persie is going on here?!?

 
 Posted:   Sep 17, 2012 - 9:57 PM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

Rehash Alert! Rehash Alert!

http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/news/Mission-Impossible-The-Complete-Television-Collection/17501

 
 Posted:   Sep 17, 2012 - 10:27 PM   
 By:   Eric Paddon   (Member)

It bears repeating. I prefer the Syndicate Years (seasons six and seven) of Mission: Impossible. So far as I know, I am the only fan who does.

Hmm, you prefer the Syndicate on MI, while I'm partial to Intertect on Mannix. What does that mean???? big grin

As for this repackaging in the most un-user friendly storage format possible, FORGET IT!

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 18, 2012 - 1:53 AM   
 By:   (Member)   (Member)

It bears repeating. I prefer the Syndicate Years (seasons six and seven) of Mission: Impossible. So far as I know, I am the only fan who does.

Hmm, you prefer the Syndicate on MI, while I'm partial to Intertect on Mannix. What does that mean???? big grin

As for this repackaging in the most un-user friendly storage format possible, FORGET IT!




Who wants to buy a big firecracker?

 
 Posted:   Sep 18, 2012 - 4:02 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

It bears repeating. I prefer the Syndicate Years (seasons six and seven) of Mission: Impossible. So far as I know, I am the only fan who does.

Hmm, you prefer the Syndicate on MI, while I'm partial to Intertect on Mannix. What does that mean???? big grin


A symptom of being chronic vintage TV viewers who are eccentric in their viewing preferences? Just way too much time counting the appearances of actors like, say Jason Evers or Julie Gregg!

 
 Posted:   Sep 18, 2012 - 4:11 AM   
 By:   Jehannum   (Member)

I have nothing to contribute. I just wanted to be reply #666. Again.

 
 Posted:   Sep 18, 2012 - 4:17 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

I have nothing to contribute. I just wanted to be reply #666. Again.

Hey, a bump's a bump.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 18, 2012 - 4:43 AM   
 By:   (Member)   (Member)

1_Which era of "Mission: Impossible" do you prefer?

1. The Cold War Years (season 1 to 4)
2. The Hip Revolution Year (season 5)
3. The Syndicate Years (season 6 to 7)
4. All Eras

2_Which leading guest agents from "Mission: Impossible" do you prefer?

1. The Landaus Years (season 1 to 3)
2. The Nimoy Years (season 4 to 5)
3. The Lynda Day George Years (season 6 to 7)
4. All Leading Guest Agents

 
 Posted:   Sep 18, 2012 - 4:50 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

I'm strictly Syndicate era right down the line. I posted many of my reasons in this very thread about two years ago.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 21, 2012 - 2:07 AM   
 By:   Ryan Brennan   (Member)

"You little worm! I'm not some clerk. You're dealing with Imry Rogosh."
---Imry Rogosh from "Operation Rogosh".




Barney: "I'm sorry we had to let a man like Imry Rogosh live."

Briggs: (Pause) "We didn't."


I like the shots of L.A.(?) streets when Rogosh is run down by the car, with the Chevron station in the background. Where exactly was that filmed? Shows like Dragnet and ADAM-12 also used locations to great effect, even the scenes filmed on the lot!


First, I should mention that my 16 year-old daughter and I have been going through MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE from episode one at the rate of about one episode every night or two. We are now in the middle of the fourth season and will continue until we finish up in the seventh year of the show.

Some observations I've made regarding the casting seems to indicate a sort of "family" approach as many guests are invited back in later episodes or seasons. For instance, Fritz Weaver has been in at least 2 (or is it 3?), Jason Evers in 2, Eric Braeden in 2, Vic Perrin (the OUTER LIMITS control voice) in at least 2, and Sid Haig, so far, in 6 (!) installments. Several other actors and minor characters return for encore appearances.

Just by chance my daughter and I happened to visit L.A. while on a 5,000 mile road trip earlier this year. She is a huge movie buff and part of our trip was finding movie locations. We saw The Last Picture Show, James Stewart's Vertigo apartment (and other VERTIGO locations), Steve McQueen's BULLITT apartment (and other locations), found James Dean's "Little Reata," etc. When we returned home we began watching M:I. During the scene you cite I noticed the Capitol Records building in the background. I recognized the locations and with a little googling we were able to determine the exact intersection where this was shot, Ivar and Yucca.

Fritz Weaver leaves the Knickerbocker Hotel (now apartments) and heads in a northerly direction up the street, moves to the other side of the street (though we don't see him do this -- he's just suddenly on the other side) and then is hit by the car while crossing Yucca. If he had continued uninterrupted he would have walked up a hill. At the crest he would have been standing in front of the Aldo Nito apartments at 1851 N. Ivar St., home to William Holden's Joe Gillis character in the movie SUNSET BLVD.

I had wondered what Joe Gillis would have seen if he'd walked to the bottom of the hill on which he lived. While we were there I walked to the bottom of the hill and stood on the corner of the Ivar and Yucca intersection where the accident occurred. Looking in a southerly direction during the scene you can see the Cinerama Dome shining in the bright sunlight in the distance. Similarly, if you look to the left then you'll see the Capitol Records building and if you watch very carefully, maybe freeze framing, you can see it in the background while they're loading Weaver into the ambulance.

In a later episode (sorry, don't have the title right now but I think it was the 3rd season), I was surprised to see Peter Graves on top of the Knickerbocker receiving information about the next mission. Again, the Capitol Records building can be seen. As the camera pans left, the Aldo Nito apartments can be seen in the background at the top of a small hill. The intersection at the bottom is where Weaver had his "accident."

One last note. I wonder where Weaver was going as it appears he intended to continue up Ivar. The trick is that when you reach the top of the block the street pretty much just ends as the ground drops away to the freeway below it. It's possible to take a right hand turn but it doesn't really lead to anywhere significant. Of course, in the show it doesn't matter, just as we don't really need to see him cross Ivar to the other side. These are irrelevancies that generally go unnoticed by audiences.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 21, 2012 - 3:22 AM   
 By:   (Member)   (Member)


Some observations I've made regarding the casting seems to indicate a sort of "family" approach as many guests are invited back in later episodes or seasons. For instance, Fritz Weaver has been in at least 2 (or is it 3?), Jason Evers in 2, Eric Braeden in 2, Vic Perrin (the OUTER LIMITS control voice) in at least 2, and Sid Haig, so far, in 6 (!) installments. Several other actors and minor characters return for encore appearances.




You can add John Colicos, Robert Donner, Steve Ihnat, Allen Joseph, Mark Lenard, Joe Maross, Albert Paulsen, Nehemiah Persoff, Pernell Roberts, Paul Stevens, Michael Strong, John Vernon, William Windom, Anthony Zerbe.

 
 Posted:   Sep 26, 2012 - 7:59 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

"Only this glass has the ability to capture the muted shades necessary to the feeling of the whole piece."

"I am not interested in your muted shades and feelings!"

~Jim Phelps (in disguise as a temperamental artist) and General Brenner (the marvelous Bert Freed) in the fourth season episode, Time Bomb.

 
 Posted:   Sep 26, 2012 - 8:45 AM   
 By:   Eric Paddon   (Member)

and Sid Haig, so far, in 6 (!) installments.

More yardage from him on MI, than in "Diamonds Are Forever" where as one of Slumber's attendants, he delivered the immortal line, "I got a brother!"

 
 Posted:   Aug 11, 2013 - 4:45 PM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

Interesting to know that "Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea" actor Terry Becker directed two episode of Mission: Impossible, season five's "Hunted" and season seven's "Movie"; the latter being a personal favorite of mine thanks to Greg Morris' turn as a temperamental director who appears to be channeling Roscoe Lee Browne.

 
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