|Created by||Bruce Geller|
Lesley Ann Warren
Lynda Day George
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||7|
|No. of episodes||171|
|Running time||50 minutes (per episode)|
|Production company(s)||Desilu (1966-1968)|
Paramount Television (1968-1973)
|Distributor||Paramount Television Sales (1973-1987)|
Paramount Domestic Television (1987-2006)
CBS Paramount Domestic Television (2006-2007)
CBS Television Distribution (2007-present)
|Original release||September 17, 1966 –|
March 30, 1973
Mission Impossible was an American spy television series that originally aired on CBS from September 17, 1966 to March 30, 1973. The first season starred Steven Hill as Dan Briggs. From the second season on it starred Peter Graves as Jim Phelps. The show was a creation of Bruce Geller. The music was composed by Lalo Schifrin. When the series ended and reran in syndication in 1973, it was distributed by Paramount Domestic Television, which was formerly named Paramount Television Sales through 1973-1987.
Plot[change | change source]
The series is about an elite group that specializes in intelligence. In addition to Hill (first season) and Graves (second and following seasons), the other group members were played by Martin Landau (Rollin Hand, expert in disguise), Barbara Bain (seductress Cinnamon Carter, the bait to lure rivals), Greg Morris (Barney Collier, electronics expert), and Peter Lupus (Willy Armitage, the strong man). Landau and Bain left after the third season. In the fourth season, Leonard Nimoy joined the cast as Paris. Later cast members included Lee Meriwether (who guest-starred in 8 episodes as Tracey), Lesley Ann Warren as Dana Lambert, and Sam Elliott as Doug Robert. The last episode aired March 30, 1973.
Mission: Impossible 1988[change | change source]
Mission: Impossible 1988-1990 was an ABC TV series. Peter Graves again played Jim Phelps. The co-stars in this version were Thaao Penghlis as Nicholas Black, Tony Hamilton as Max Harte, Phil Morris as Grant Collier. Greg Morris and Linda Day George from the first series also appeared.
Bob Johnson was the voice on the tape.