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Mission: Impossible

The Original Television Series


Season 3

Cast picture: Cinnamon, Rollin, Jim, Willy, Barney

Cinnamon, Rollin, Jim,
Willy, Barney

Season 3, 1968/69, 25 episodes
Producer Stanley Kallis, except where indicated
Regular Team as in season 2: Jim, Rollin, Cinnamon, Barney, Willy

The opening credits for the third season were:

Peter Graves as Jim Phelps Martin Landau as Rollin Hand Barbara Bain as Cinnamon Carter Greg Morris as Barney Peter Lupus as Willy

Martin Landau renewed his contract for another year for $6,500 per show (his wife, Barbara Bain, was getting $2,500 per show).

The creator of the show, Bruce Geller, apparently didn't get along with William Read Woodfield and Allan Balter, who had been appointed as the new producers by the Studio, and Stanley Kallis took over after the ninth show.

The Desilu logo did not appear again, and the programme was now explicitly produced by "Paramount Television", using two different logos.

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Transmission
Date
Episode
No
Season
No
TX
Order
Title
20 Oct 1968 51 C1 4 The Mercenaries *
29 Sep 1968 52 C2 1 The Heir Apparent *
1 Dec 1968 53 C3 8 The Diplomat *
6 Oct 1968 54 C4 2 The Contender (Part 1) *
13 Oct 1968 55 C5 3 The Contender (Part 2) *
10 Nov 1968 56 C6 5 The Execution *
8 Dec 1968 57 C7 9 The Play **
17 Nov 1968 58 C8 6 The Cardinal *
24 Nov 1968 59 C9 7 The Elixir **
4 Jan 1969 60 C10 12 The Exchange
15 Dec 1968 61 C11 10 The Bargain
12 Jan 1969 62 C12 13 The Mind of Stefan Miklos
23 Dec 1968 63 C13 11 The Freeze
19 Jan 1969 64 C14 14 The Test Case
26 Jan 1969 65 C15 15 The System
2 Feb 1969 66 C16 16 The Glass Cage
23 Feb 1969 67 C17 18 Live Bait
16 Feb 1969 68 C18 17 Doomsday
2 Mar 1969 69 C19 19 The Bunker (Part 1)
9 Mar 1969 70 C20 20 The Bunker (Part 2)
23 Mar 1969 71 C21 21 Nitro
6 Apr 1969 72 C22 23 The Vault
30 Mar 1969 73 C23 22 Nicole
13 Apr 1969 74 C24 24 Illusion
20 Apr 1969 75 C25 25 The Interrogator
* Producers William Read Woodfield & Allan Balter
** Producer Robert E Thompson

Episodes were often not broadcast in the same order that they were produced, especially at the begining of a season. I have therefore given three numbers in this table.
The episode number represents the production order over the entire series, the season number represents the episode production order within the season, and TX Order represents the original transmission order.
For example, The Mercenaries was the 51st episode made, the first season three episode made, but the fourth shown.
With Paramount's takeover of Desilu, their convention was used for double episodes, such as The Contender, which was to give each part a separate episode number.
Click on the links in the list to see a brief synopsis of the episode. (No spoilers.)


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