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Mission: Impossible: The Survivors

Enemy agent Eric Stavak has captured two vital American scientists and needs to acquire a third to gain access to their top secret project. Jim must go in as the third scientist while the IMF team stages a phony earthquake.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 2x3
Production Number: 201
Airdate: Sunday September 24th, 1967

Guest Stars
Albert PaulsenAlbert Paulsen
As Eric Stavak

Co-Guest Stars
Lawrence DaneLawrence Dane
As Dr. Anton Yubov
Bob HomelBob Homel
As Kopik (as Robert Homel)
John McLiamJohn McLiam
As Dr. Edward Stoner
Angela Clarke (2)Angela Clarke (2)
As Nancy Stoner
Nancy JerisNancy Jeris
As Emily Cardel
Marc Adams (1)Marc Adams (1)
As Minister
William SargentWilliam Sargent
As Dr. Cardel (as Bill Sargent)

Jack CarolJack Carol
As Driver #1
Brett DunhamBrett Dunham
As Driver #2
Win De LugoWin De Lugo
As Policeman
Main Cast
Peter Graves (1)Peter Graves (1)
As James Phelps
Martin LandauMartin Landau
As Rollin Hand
Barbara BainBarbara Bain
As Cinnamon Carter
Greg MorrisGreg Morris
As Barney Collier
Peter LupusPeter Lupus
As Willy Armitage
Bob Johnson (1)Bob Johnson (1)
voiced The IMF Voice


IMF team leader Jim Phelps goes to a rooftop air conditioning unit and removes his briefing tape from a specially locked door. Edward Stoner and Wilson Cardel are two of three scientists working on an American project. Enemy agent Eric Stavak has kidnapped them and their wives, but needs the third scientist, Dr. Webster, to complete the project on the “ultimate weapon.” The IMF must get rescue the two scientists...

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Episode Notes
This is the first episode in production order to introduce team leader Jim Phelps, the first new regular character to be introduced since the series premiere. As typical for almost all new characters introduced on the show, Phelps comes with no fanfare or introduction.

Joseph Sorokin received an Emmy nomination for Sound Editing for this episode.

Episode Quotes
Dr. Cardel: Wasn't using gas risky?
Rollin: What gas?
Dr. Cardel: You mean, it wasn't really gas?
Jim: Well, it was as real as the earthquake.

Episode Goofs
in the tape briefing, the tape voice refers to the "Wilsons and Cardels." What it means is the "Stoners and Cardels," not Wilson Cardel.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorBruce Geller
Executive ProducerBruce Geller
ProducerJoseph Gantman
Associate ProducerJohn W. Rogers
CastingJoseph D'Agosta
MusicWalter Scharf
Music EditorDan Carlin Sr.
HairstylistAdele Taylor
Make-upRobert Dawn
Set DecoratorLucien Hafley
Production Sound MixerDominick Gaffey
Script SupervisorAlan Greedy
Production CoordinatorPhilip D. Fehrle
Supervising Sound EditorJoseph G. Sorokin
Re-Recording MixerElden Ruberg
Director of PhotographyMichel Hugo
Art DirectorBill Ross
Special EffectsJohn Burke (3)
Costume SupervisorSabine Manela  |  Forrest T. Butler
Main Title ThemeLalo Schifrin
Film EditorNeil MacDonald
Assistant DirectorBill Schwartz
Executive In Charge Of ProductionHerbert F. Solow
Script ConsultantAllan Balter  |  William Read Woodfield
Supervising Film EditorPaul Krasny
Supervising Property MasterArthur Wasson
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