HELL.... Where is MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE?

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  1. Chris Dugger

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    Always wonder why this wasn't a title rushed to the storefronts by Paramount.

    Guess they are a tad clueless..

    Dugger
     
  2. Mike Rivera

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    Yeah, I might not buy season sets, but I'd certainly purchase a "Best Of" set.
     
  3. Rob Keil

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    Same here. Great Show.

    I'd be good for a "best of" set, or maybe I'd buy the first season and not the others. I think I might get more into it though once I'd seen a few shows and maybe want them all.
     
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    I'd buy this in a heartbeat! I have fond memories of watching this show on television while growing up and haven't seen an episode in probably fifteen years at least.

    Like Twilight Zone and Outer Limits, two other childhood faves I bought on DVD, I eagerly look forward to buying all the original seasons of this classic.

    -greg
     
  5. todd s

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    I want season sets and even the new Mission Impossible series.
     
  6. Randy A Salas

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    It's coming--eventually. This is one of the shows on Paramount's "coming soon" reel that was shown at the TV on DVD Conference in West Hollywood in October. There's been no date announced, but the fact that it was on the reel, along with many other shows that have already come out, is encouraging.
     
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    I don't remember watching Mission Impossible as a kid -- but I worked at the FX Channel years ago in the sales admin. dept. when MI was part of their daily line-up. There were a couple of tv-sets at the front & back of the office running FX all day. The sound was on low, so it was barely audible during the day when everyone was making calls. But things would get quiet towards the end of the day, and then I'd hear that DUM-DUM-DA-DA, DUM-DUM-DA-DA theme music start up and realize that it was time to head home already.[​IMG]
     
  8. todd s

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    Mara,

    FX used to show some great old shows: Mission Impossible and Vegas among others. I wish they would do show them again.
     
  9. Billy P. Floyd

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    I would get a buddy to record them from FX because my area did not have it back then.
    I still get the itch and watch them all once a year.
    Ahhh the good old days when FX was fresh and cool !

    The "best of" the first series on 12 VHS tapes with 2 episodes each go for around $9 bucks online right now.
     
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    Back then FX used to rerun RAWHIDE 6 days a week! [​IMG]
    It was the only black & white show on their schedule.
     
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    Mission: Impossible is a sure-season-set buy for me. Great memories watching this one in it's original airing days.

    Good to hear that this series was included in a reel in last year's TVonDVD Conf. I had thought that it was only mentioned in '03 as coming to DVD.

    BTW, I have TZ and OL on DVD as well [​IMG]
     
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    #1 on my list for season sets yet to be released, even higher than Hill St Blues.

    Doug
     
  13. Dan McW

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    I'd rather have a season-one set of MI, partly on principle but mainly because that was the show's best year, IMHO. And it's not necessarily because of Steven Hill's presence--early years of shows are often the best because the "formula" hasn't been tapped out. Admittedly, though, MI went well into the Peter Graves years before the well ran dry.
     
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    Seems to me that this and Get Smart are tops on fans' "Most Wanted" list to Paramount Home Video- so why aren't they listening???? [​IMG]
     
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    Well, their is a new Mission Impossible movie coming this year. Paramount might be waiting for it to come out...cross promotion.
     
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    More likely 2006 as the third film has been delayed a bit.
     
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    I agree, Dan, although I liked the early 2-3 seasons with Peter Graves almost as much as the 1st season. They sure "captured" the "cold war" espionage feeling during that 1st season, didn't they? Remember the ep about the rigged roulette wheel with the setting at that small island country with the arms dealer/casino owner? That one was a classic [​IMG] I think the guest star was "Nino Marcidos" (sp?)
     
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    I think the "Old Man Out" two-parter is my favorite. One of the more outlandish episodes was that one with Pernell Roberts as some tinpot dictator, where the IMF team took his ill-gotten gold by melting the bars while they were still in his safe and draining them into molds outside the safe so they could take the gold away in its original form!
     
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    Oh ya the gold bars getting melted was a good one.
    I just watched "The Pilot" and "The Photographer" again for the umteenth time [​IMG]
    I really need some new episodes to watch, I am starting to remember how each show ends up hehehe.
     
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    -- Jeff W., that sounds like "Odds on Evil," with Nico Minardos and Nehemiah Persoff (I had to cheat a little to come up with the info, as I haven't seen that one in a while). That's in the Columbia House run of MI tapes. Another great episode is "Memory," which is on a Columbia House tape and has one of the all-time best final lines.

    Incidentally, you can get a rundown of the tape scenes in MI at www.mjq.net/mitapes.htm, listed by the same fellow who has an outstanding Hawaii Five-0 site.

    -- Interesting comments above re Rawhide and MI on F/X. I remember those MI reruns, but did I tape them? Of course not. I thought, "They've been rerun since the early 1970s. They'll turn up again. It's not like they'll disappear and NOT BE RERUN NATIONALLY FOR AT LEAST ANOTHER DECADE." Sorry--frustration setting in.

    FWIW, there's a game-shows-on-DVD thread in this forum with a couple of posts that list all of the classic shows that used to be on F/X and scads of other networks back in the day.
     

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