The most sophisticated and elitist espionage series ever made in the history of television, starring Steven Hill as Dan Briggs (season 1 aka Briggs' Squad) and then Peter Graves as Jim Phelps (seasons 2-7); created by Bruce GELLER for Desilu Productions (absorbed by Paramount in 1967) who controlled the first four seasons as an executive producer (rewriting and postproduction process) but produced by a legion of craftsmen such as Joseph Gantman, William Read Woodfield and Allan Balter, Robert H. Thompson, Stanley Kallis, Bruce Lansbury, Laurence Heath and Barry Crane for CBS during seven seasons (1966-1973).
For all fans of 1960ís espionage shows (The Man from U.N.C.L.E., The Wild Wild West, I Spy, The Saint, The Avengers, Danger Man, The Prisoner), but also fans of Bruce Geller Produtions (Mannix, Hunter, Harry in your Pocket) or those who simply appreciate or study the work of the IMF regular cast (Martin LANDAU, Barbara Bain, Greg Morris, Peter Lupus, Leonard Nimoy, Lee Meriwether, Leslie Ann Warren, Sam Elliott, Lynda Day George, Barbara Anderson), guest cast and crew as the writers, the directors and above all, the composers: Lalo SCHIFRIN, Walter Scharf, Gerald Fried, Jack Urbont, Robert Drasnin, Jerry Fielding, Richard Markowitz, Richard Hazard, Robert Prince, Benny Golson, etc...
Recorded voice by Robert Johnson, culled from the pilot.
To learn more about Mission: Impossible, read:
The Complete Mission: Impossible Dossier
by Patrick J. WHITE
(New York, Avon Books, 1991, 456 pages, ISBN 0-380-75877-6)