Saturday, December 12, 2009

MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE '88


Now that CBS/Paramount has released all seven seasons of the original Mission: Impossible television series on DVD, next, hopefully, they can put out the two seasons of the late Eighties revival. This was actually the first Mission: Impossible I ever saw, and while I'm certain that it's not nearly as good as the original series (at least its early seasons), I'd really enjoy seeing it again.

5 comments:

Chris Well said...

I'm with you, man, this was the version of M:I that I grew up with, and would love a chance to get it on DVD. However, now that I'm getting to watch the original (we just started season five), I get the sense the revival is like switching to diet soda ...

By the way, there are several (low-fi) episodes of M:I '88 on YouTube at youtube.com/madelinehawaii

John Platt said...

Wasn't there yet another revival a few years later?

Janus said...

I liked the late 80s version of M:I. At the very least, it didn't suck.

I think what I liked the best was the casting of Phil Morris as Barney's son. I don't know if the decision to make the character Barney's son was made before or after Morris was cast, but it turned out to be a good choice either way.

And in my opinion, it gives you the perfect barometer for deciding whether or not any M:I is good or not. Is a black actor with the last name of Morris part of the cast? Then it's good.

Christopher Mills said...

John; Just the Cruise film seven or so years later in '96.

Progrocktv said...

I remember oseeing the first episode of the new series. Being a fan of the classic I was a bit worried how this would turn out (I purposely avoided reading any articles or reviews on it so I could get a fresh approach and really knew nothing aobut it with the exception Graves was playing Phelps again).) After the first shot of John De Lancie coming out of the elevator I happily said to myself "OOOH! Alright then it'll be fine". I'm glad I was right for the most part:-)