Mission: Impossible - A Retrospective Look Back at a Classic Spy Series
Article by John Hammond I make no secret of the fact that I'm a massive James Bond fan. The exploits of 007 are ones that I have enjoyed since I was 9 years of age. At about 15 years of age however, and thanks to (most likely) BBC2 repeats, I was introduced to Mission: Impossible . Not the very start of the series, but an episode from season 3 (I think). I l oved it. You can’t beat 60’s spy fare. I think that it’s fair to say that series like this still hold up well, for me certainly more than some of the efforts of today's TV! I just can’t see efforts like The Americans , Homeland and Counterpart (although very good) being talked about in the same vein as Mission: Impossible , The Man From U.N.C.L.E , The Saint etc. But maybe that’s just me. Anyway, for this article I look back at Mission: Impossible . About the show... Mission: Impossible ran for 7 seasons, from 1966 through to 1973. It follows the adventures of the Impossible Missions Force (aka the IMF).