By the way, I find it interesting that every generation of M:I has a lot of people in common with Star Trek. Not surprising, since they're both from Paramount (formerly Desilu) and were sister shows to begin with, but the ties continued in the revivals. The original had tons of Trek actors in it, mainly Nimoy as a regular, but also Shatner, Takei, Lee Meriwether, Barbara Anderson, John Colicos, Michael Strong, etc. etc. -- and some of the same people doing voiceover work, like Vic Perrin and Walker Edmiston. Also people in common behind the scenes, notably composer Gerald Fried as well as writers, directors, and people in the art department, casting department, and so on. The revival series, in turn, began a year after TNG and has several familiar TNG actors playing villains in its first few episodes, namely John DeLancie, James Sloyan, and Judson Scott (plus series regular Phil Morris had been in "Miri" and The Search for Spock and would go on to do several more appearances in DS9 and VGR). And it had production staffers in common, notably composer Ron Jones and directors like Cliff Bole and Mike Vejar. And there are connections in the movies too. The second movie's story was by the TNG writing team of Ron Moore and Brannon Braga. J.J. Abrams and Kurtzman/Orci got the job reinventing Trek because of their success with M:I:III, and have used Simon Pegg, composer Michael Giacchino, production designer Scott Chambliss, and others in both franchises.