History YMMV / MissionImpossible

16th Aug '16 7:26:29 PM PaulA
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* MomentOfAwesome: Many - for instance, in "The Legend" Rollin pulls the rug out from under the villain of the week and his scheme to resurrect the Nazis through a dummy impersonating Martin Bormann by... ''impersonating Martin Bormann.'' The OhCrap expression on the BigBad's face as everyone else ''heil''s "Bormann" is '''priceless'''.
** In "Death Squad," when Barney and his cellmate are about to be hanged by a corrupt police force for crimes they (certainly Barney) didn't commit, Mr. Collier's refusal of a blindfold drives his formerly nervy colleague to take his punishment like a man and similarly decline. [[spoiler: Fortunately this doesn't become a DyingMomentOfAwesome for either of them, as the rope has been rigged to break by the IM Force as part of the rescue.]]
*** Several instalments, like "The Killer," "The Council" (parts one ''and'' two), "The Mind Of Stefan Miklos," "Operation Rogosh" and the abovementioned "The Heir Apparent" are basically [[MomentOfAwesome Episodes Of Awesome]].
*** In "Robot," Leonard Nimoy plays (in addition to Paris) Gemini - the double of a deceased premier; usually when he or Martin Landau play multiple characters in an episode with makeup on there's still a touch of IdenticalStranger, but Gemini/the premier genuinely doesn't look anything like Paris. The makeup department (specifically Bob Dawn)'s CrowningMomentOfAwesome for the series.
30th Jul '16 1:23:01 PM nombretomado
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** Once you get beyond the theme tune, the films's scores are pretty awesome as well (DannyElfman did the first one, HansZimmer the second, Creator/MichaelGiacchino the third and fourth and Joe Kraemer the fifth). Of particular note is "Kremlin with Anticipation" from ''Ghost Protocol'', with the Ominous Russian Chanting.

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** Once you get beyond the theme tune, the films's scores are pretty awesome as well (DannyElfman (Music/DannyElfman did the first one, HansZimmer Music/HansZimmer the second, Creator/MichaelGiacchino the third and fourth and Joe Kraemer the fifth). Of particular note is "Kremlin with Anticipation" from ''Ghost Protocol'', with the Ominous Russian Chanting.
31st May '16 10:08:14 PM Cindylover1969
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*** Several instalments, like "The Killer," "The Council" (parts one ''and'' two), "The Mind Of Stefan Miklos," "OperationRogosh" and the abovementioned "The Heir Apparent" are basically [[MomentOfAwesome Episodes Of Awesome]].

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*** Several instalments, like "The Killer," "The Council" (parts one ''and'' two), "The Mind Of Stefan Miklos," "OperationRogosh" "Operation Rogosh" and the abovementioned "The Heir Apparent" are basically [[MomentOfAwesome Episodes Of Awesome]].
31st May '16 10:06:51 PM Cindylover1969
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*** Several instalments, like "The Killer," "The Council" (parts one ''and'' two) and "The Mind Of Stefan Miklos," are basically [[MomentOfAwesome Episodes Of Awesome]].

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*** Several instalments, like "The Killer," "The Council" (parts one ''and'' two) and two), "The Mind Of Stefan Miklos," "OperationRogosh" and the abovementioned "The Heir Apparent" are basically [[MomentOfAwesome Episodes Of Awesome]].
15th May '16 9:33:40 PM devin2002
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*SelfInsertFanFiction: The film arguably comes across as this since Tom Cruise was a fan of the television series and Ethan Hunt, a character created specifically for the movie, steals the main character spotlight away from Jim Phelps.
26th Feb '16 8:28:47 PM nombretomado
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* TheProblemWithLicensedGames: The UsefulNotes/Nintendo64 game. It was a stealth adventure that very loosely followed the movie's plot. Though a [[SoOkayItsAverage fairly decent]] game with some neat ideas, it suffered from bland (and often OffModel) graphics, [[ObviousBeta numerous bugs and glitches]], and frustrating TrialAndErrorGameplay.

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* TheProblemWithLicensedGames: The UsefulNotes/Nintendo64 UsefulNotes/{{Nintendo 64}} game. It was a stealth adventure that very loosely followed the movie's plot. Though a [[SoOkayItsAverage fairly decent]] game with some neat ideas, it suffered from bland (and often OffModel) graphics, [[ObviousBeta numerous bugs and glitches]], and frustrating TrialAndErrorGameplay.
26th Feb '16 8:28:35 PM nombretomado
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* TheProblemWithLicensedGames: The UsefulNotes/NintendoSixtyFour game. It was a stealth adventure that very loosely followed the movie's plot. Though a [[SoOkayItsAverage fairly decent]] game with some neat ideas, it suffered from bland (and often OffModel) graphics, [[ObviousBeta numerous bugs and glitches]], and frustrating TrialAndErrorGameplay.

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* TheProblemWithLicensedGames: The UsefulNotes/NintendoSixtyFour UsefulNotes/Nintendo64 game. It was a stealth adventure that very loosely followed the movie's plot. Though a [[SoOkayItsAverage fairly decent]] game with some neat ideas, it suffered from bland (and often OffModel) graphics, [[ObviousBeta numerous bugs and glitches]], and frustrating TrialAndErrorGameplay.
26th Feb '16 8:27:54 PM nombretomado
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** The ''Mission: Impossible'' theme. The version in the first film even made it onto top-ten charts around the world. The movie version is so closely associated with Tom Cruise that it's the background music in the infamous "Happyology" award video that kicked off the Anonymous protests against "Happyology". If you listen closely you'll notice there's no looping, someone is actually strumming the ''Mission Impossible'' theme for about fifteen minutes. ''Ghost Protocol'''s version, "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJN54EGkkWc Light the Fuse]]", is just ''insane.''

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** The ''Mission: Impossible'' theme. The version in the first film even made it onto top-ten charts around the world. The movie version is so closely associated with Tom Cruise that it's the background music in the infamous "Happyology" award video that kicked off the Anonymous protests against "Happyology". If you listen closely you'll notice there's no looping, someone is actually strumming the ''Mission Impossible'' theme for about fifteen minutes. ''Ghost Protocol'''s version, "[[http://www."[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJN54EGkkWc com/watch?v=EFf-dZevkXw Light the Fuse]]", is just ''insane.''
2nd Jan '16 7:48:57 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...
9th Nov '15 6:27:15 PM nombretomado
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* ValuesDissonance: Originally, the IMF were a group of people choosing to use their specific talents in spy work purely for the good of their nation. (Starting in 1966, still the era of "[[UsefulNotes/JohnFKennedy Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country]].") This wouldn't have worked in the 1996 movie, so it made the IMF a deeply covert part of the US intelligence services. Even in the time of RichardNixon, the idea of American agents covertly manipulating foreign countries as heroes was going out of fashion, and in later seasons the IMF spent most of their time working their wiles on organised crime at home. (Although in the revival and the movies they got to travel around the world again.)

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* ValuesDissonance: Originally, the IMF were a group of people choosing to use their specific talents in spy work purely for the good of their nation. (Starting in 1966, still the era of "[[UsefulNotes/JohnFKennedy Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country]].") This wouldn't have worked in the 1996 movie, so it made the IMF a deeply covert part of the US intelligence services. Even in the time of RichardNixon, UsefulNotes/RichardNixon, the idea of American agents covertly manipulating foreign countries as heroes was going out of fashion, and in later seasons the IMF spent most of their time working their wiles on organised crime at home. (Although in the revival and the movies they got to travel around the world again.)
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