History Trivia / MissionImpossible

6th Jul '16 4:25:48 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* GenderFlip: Max was originally a man before Creator/VanessaRedgrave was cast.
5th Jun '16 11:38:35 AM Cindylover1969
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* AwardCategoryFraud: "The Seal" got Lalo Schifrin a Emmy nomination for Outstanding Achievement in Musical Composition - even though a) the episode was almost completely tracked with music written for other episodes... and b) the only piece of original music in the episode was written by Jacques Urbont!
5th Jun '16 11:23:45 AM Cindylover1969
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Bruce Geller wanted ''Creator/HenryMancini'' to write the theme music (but because Mancini wouldn't get to keep the publishing rights, he said no).
30th May '16 6:34:21 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* CastingGag: The 80's sequel series starred Greg Morris's son (Phil Morris, perhaps best known as [[{{Seinfeld}} Jackie Chiles]]) as Barney Collier's son.

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* CastingGag: The 80's sequel series starred Greg Morris's son (Phil Morris, perhaps best known as [[{{Seinfeld}} [[Series/{{Seinfeld}} Jackie Chiles]]) as Barney Collier's son.
17th May '16 2:22:07 AM glickmam
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* DisownedAdaptation: Fans and cast members of the original TV series strongly disliked the first film because it made [[spoiler:Jim Phelps]] the villain. [[spoiler:''Creator/PeterGraves'' was offered the part of Phelps in the movie, but turned it down in disgust.]]

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* DisownedAdaptation: Fans and cast members of the original TV series strongly disliked the first film because it made [[spoiler:Jim Phelps]] the villain. [[spoiler:''Creator/PeterGraves'' [[spoiler:Creator/PeterGraves was offered the part of Phelps in the movie, but turned it down in disgust.disgust. In addition, Martin Landau (Rollin Hand) and Greg Morris (Barney Collier) were also quite critical about the film making Phelps the villain, with Morris actually storming out of the movie theater in anger before the film actually ended.]]
26th Apr '16 3:42:09 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* HeyItsThatVoice: Ethan's [[Creator/ToshiyukiMorikawa voice actor]] in Japanese is [[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsCompact2 Kyosuke]] [[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsOriginalGeneration Nanbu]].
26th Apr '16 3:41:54 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* HeyItsThatGuy: ''Mission: Impossible'' had pretty much every working character actor of the era as a guest star at some point, not to mention the working cast itself. Plus, the IM Force includes among its ranks [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries Hikaru Sulu, Spock]], [[Series/ArrestedDevelopment Lucille Bluth]] (or [[{{Archer}} Mallory Archer]], for a bit of ActorAllusion), and [[PoliceAcademy Eric Lassard]].
** In one episode, the team has to save young King [[TheBradyBunch Greg]]; in another, [[TheBradyBunch his dad Mike]] is an evil D.A.!
** [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries James T. Kirk]] plays a villain in two episodes (both ''after'' Spock left the show, unfortunately).
** [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries Khan Noonien Singh]] also played a villain in one episode, before Spock joined the show.
** In one episode, [[Series/HappyDays Mrs. C]] is [[spoiler: a housekeeper who turns out to be a spy.]]. Her husband turns up in another episode [[spoiler: as a Government agent undercover in the Mob - sorry, the ''Syndicate'']].
** In "The Rebel," the IMF team works with an idealistic young priest, better known to us as TheMostInterestingManInTheWorld.
** In "Homecoming," someone's strangling beautiful young women in Jim's hometown. And that someone is [[spoiler: [[Series/{{MASH}} Hot Lips]]!]]
** The agent that aids the IMF crew in the pilot of the TV series up until his hands are injured, forcing him to stay on the sidelines for the rest of the mission? Wally Cox, aka WesternAnimation/{{Underdog}}.
** [[Series/{{Bewitched}} Larry Tate]] is an enemy agent in "Two Thousand."
** [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Q]] kills Jim Phelps' replacement in the first episode of the revival.
** Fans of Australian TV and film can also play this game when viewing the 1980s revival, which primarily made use of Australian guest actors.
** [[Film/TheMatrix Morpheus]], [[{{Felicity}} Felicity Porter]], [[Film/ShaunOfTheDead Shaun]], and [[Series/BreakingBad Jesse Pinkman]] as supporting characters in the third film.
** The fourth has [[Series/{{Lost}} Sawyer]], [[Film/BatmanBegins Carmine Falcone]], [[TheGirlWithTheDragonTattoo Mikael "Kalle" Blomkvist]], [[TheHurtLocker Sergeant James]] (but you may know him with his other codename, [[Film/TheAvengers2012 Hawkeye]]), and [[Film/SlumdogMillionaire Prem]] (or alternatively [[Series/TwentyFour President Hassan]]). And [[Film/ShaunOfTheDead Shaun]] is back.
* HeyItsThatVoice: The Telephone guy is [[ActorAllusion the Chatter Telephone]] from ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory3'' and the "Hold Still" Message ("Match: Mr. Incredible.") and the newsreel presenter from ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles''.
21st Feb '16 8:55:27 PM nombretomado
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** The fourth has [[Series/{{Lost}} Sawyer]], [[Film/BatmanBegins Carmine Falcone]], [[TheGirlWithTheDragonTattoo Mikael "Kalle" Blomkvist]], [[TheHurtLocker Sergeant James]] (but you may know him with his other codename, [[Film/TheAvengers Hawkeye]]), and [[Film/SlumdogMillionaire Prem]] (or alternatively [[Series/TwentyFour President Hassan]]). And [[Film/ShaunOfTheDead Shaun]] is back.

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** The fourth has [[Series/{{Lost}} Sawyer]], [[Film/BatmanBegins Carmine Falcone]], [[TheGirlWithTheDragonTattoo Mikael "Kalle" Blomkvist]], [[TheHurtLocker Sergeant James]] (but you may know him with his other codename, [[Film/TheAvengers [[Film/TheAvengers2012 Hawkeye]]), and [[Film/SlumdogMillionaire Prem]] (or alternatively [[Series/TwentyFour President Hassan]]). And [[Film/ShaunOfTheDead Shaun]] is back.
2nd Jan '16 7:48:20 AM Berrenta
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* HilariousInHindsight: In "Encore," William Shatner plays a 60-year-old gangster who's de-aged by the IMF for several hours. The show's idea of an old William Shatner is a bit at odds with how he really turned out...

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* HilariousInHindsight: In "Encore," William Shatner plays a 60-year-old gangster who's de-aged by TheMerch: Record albums of the IMF for several hours. The show's series[[note]]although ''actual music'' from the show, as opposed to re-recorded versions, would not be released until 1992[[/note]], as well as a few 'Young Reader' type books. Published by Whitman, ''The Money Explosion'' was particularly good. Near the end of the run, Creator/{{Paramount}} was considering the idea of an old William Shatner is ''MI'' branded tape recorders, but nothing came of the idea. There was a bit at odds with how he really turned out...game for the NES released in time for the revival.
** Also published was a series of original novels, and a ComicBookAdaptation by Dell Comics.
11th Dec '15 8:23:07 PM Bissek
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** [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries Khan Noonien Singh]] also played a villain in one episode, before Spock joined the show.
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