Mission: Impossible (original series)...

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  1. Aragorn

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    Jeremy Renner is actually playing Jim Phelps, Jr. and in the next movie after Ghost Protocol, his team will consist of Barney Collier, Cinnamon Carter and Willy Armitage. Problem solved! :p
     
  2. Marc

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    Thought it was Greg Morris who did that (just a few days before he died) or maybe they both did.
     
  3. Mr. Laser Beam

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    ^ Martin Landau wasn't too happy about it either.
     
  4. Lonemagpie

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    He should have known what was coming - he'd read the script. And thereby hangs an amusing tale that may be apocryphal but I hope is true...

    More likely Morris, I'd have thought- I can't see Graves having actually gone to see it.
     
  5. Lonemagpie

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    Judging by the trailer, it looks very MI-III ish...
     
  6. DWF

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    My fault your right it was Morris who left the theater.

    From the CNN article.

     
  7. Christopher

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    Which isn't a bad thing, since that was the only one so far that worked. It also seems like Ghost Protocol will be an interesting twist on the premise:

    We get to see what happens when the team actually is disavowed.
     
  8. Lonemagpie

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    I liked MI-2, it just wasn't an MI story... (and was amused by some teens in the row behind complaining that the action scenes we "just a ripoff of the Matrix" - apparently unaware of who was ripping off who...)
     
  9. Christopher

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    ^So they assumed John Woo was imitating his own imitators, you mean?
     
  10. Lonemagpie

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    yep
     
  11. Forbin

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    I said out, dammit!
    WHAT DO YOU MEAN BY THAT?!?!!?

    ;)

    One of my first interactions on the net back in the 90s, I commented on the SciFi Channel's bboard about my disgust over Fox's cancelling of Alien Nation, and putting in its timeslot the tasteless sitcom "Babes", about a group of obese women sharing an apartment.

    The immediate response was from an obese woman screaming at me about my bigotry toward obese women. :wtf: I thought I'd made it clear I thought the show was tasteless FOR making fun of obese women, but that aparently sailed right over her head and she decided she needed to be offended.

    Lessons learned.
     
  12. Christopher

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    By the way, I've just discovered that, like Star Trek, the entire original Mission: Impossible series is now available for streaming from Netflix. Now, if only they'd get the '88 revival too...
     
  13. Brikar99

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    yep! I've been watchin the first season. After all this talk about the 1988 show, I kinda want to see that one, too...
     
  14. Warped9

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    I have to say that while I really enjoy watching the Season 1 episodes I'm not really fond of Steven Hill's character. He just comes across as so flat. It might be more credible as some manner of government agent, but it isn't very engaging.
     
  15. Forbin

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    I wonder if he had some dancing training. Every one in a while his moves looked slightly dance-like.
     
  16. Forbin

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    Anyhoo, on to the important discussion: the female agents!

    After Barbara Baine left, the next season (4) featured a series of different female guest agents. Their favorite was Lee Meriweather, who was featured in more episodes than any other.

    Season 5 featured Leslie Ann Warren. :drool: She's my absolute favorite. Plus, she showed up at just the right time for the women's lib braless movement. There was always something about her that just made me weak in the knees. Probably those great big... brown eyes.

    Season 6, Linda Day George showed up as Casey. Many think of her as the definitive M:I girl. I wouldn't argue. With both Landau and Nimoy gone, the creation of the magic masks fell to her, even if she wasn't wearing them.

    Throughout season 7, Linda apparently had some other commitments, and they once again shuffled thru some guest female agents. The most-used, thankfully, was the very beautiful Barbara Anderson, one of my favorite 60s/70s stunners, who we all know and love as that crazy-ass chick who tried to kill Kirk in Conscience of the King.
     
  17. Warped9

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    I'm seeing myself just having to collect the entire series. I'm having too much fun revisiting this show.
     
  18. Chuckles

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    Watching the show is like stepping back in time. Not just with the hair and clothing styles, but also seeing companies that no longer exist anymore.
     
  19. Christopher

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    Lesley Ann Warren just didn't do it for me. I found her rather bland. Lynda Day George... pretty, but also kind of bland. I do agree Lee Meriwether was pretty good, and I wish she'd stuck around longer.
     
  20. Warped9

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    Just watched Season One's "Odds On Evil." It has something of a bit of a Casino Royale feel to it and neat to see Cinnamon able to dish it out some hand-to-hand. :techman:
     

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