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Mission: Impossible: The Controllers (1)

Dr. Karl Turek is working on a mind-control drug and needs the help of a defecting American couple, the Jarvises, to perfect it. Jim and IMF agent Meredyth take their place and must pit Turek off against his military rival, Colonel Borodin.

Episode Info

Episode number: 4x3
Production Number: 401
Airdate: Sunday October 12th, 1969

Director: Paul Krasny
Writer: Laurence Heath

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Special Guest Stars
Dina Merrill
As Meredyth

Guest Stars
David Sheiner
As Dr. Karl Turek
Alfred Ryder
As Colonel Borodin
Brooke Bundy
As Katherine

Co-Guest Stars
H.M. Wynant
As Lorkner
Robert Ellenstein
As Deputy Premier Voss
Jonathan Brooks (2)
As Martyn
Michael Stefani
As Jailhouse Guard

Ralph Leabow
As Corridor Guard
Lee Duncan (1)
As Barney Double
Bill Couch
As Double, Guard
Bennie E. Dobbins
As Double, Lorkner
Main Cast
Peter Graves (1)
As James Phelps
Leonard Nimoy
As The Amazing Paris
Greg Morris
As Barney Collier
Peter Lupus
As Willy Armitage
Bob Johnson (1)
voiced The IMF Voice


Jim goes to a tollbooth and receives his briefing. Dr. Karl Turek is developing a super-hypnotic, B-230, which currently has the side effect of leaving its victims catatonic. Two defecting American scientists, Dr. Arthur Jarvis and his wife Vera, have the solution to the side effect. They have undergone plastic surgery and Colonel Borodin is supervising their defection. Once they get to Turek, they can work together and successfully develop B-230. The IMF must stop Turek once and for all...

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Episode Quotes
Colonel Borodin: Sometimes--sometimes it is difficult to face the fact that six years' of hard work is for nothing.
Dr. Karl Turek: Yes, it must rather be like working for a promotion that you do not get.

Episode Goofs
When Barney approaches Voss' car, he isn't carrying a case.

However, after he springs the lock, the case appears on the ground at his feet.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorBruce Geller
Executive ProducerBruce Geller
ProducerStanley Kallis
Associate ProducerBarry Crane
CastingJim Merrick
MusicJerry Fielding
Music EditorDan Carlin Sr.
HairstylistAdele Taylor (1)
Make-upRobert Dawn
Set DecoratorLucien Hafley
Production Sound MixerDominick Gaffey
Script SupervisorAlan Greedy
Production CoordinatorDale Tarter
Post Production SupervisorRobert L. Swanson  |  Paul Krasny
Supervising Sound EditorDoug Grindstaff
Re-Recording MixerGordon L. Day
Director of PhotographyKeith C. Smith
Art DirectorGibson Holley
Production ManagementBill Derwin
Special EffectsJohn Burke (3)
Costume SupervisorForrest T. Butler  |  Dodie Shepard
Main Title ThemeLalo Schifrin
Film EditorDonald R. Rode
Assistant DirectorGordon A. Webb
Executive Vice President In Charge Of ProductionDouglas S. Cramer
Script ConsultantPaul Playdon
Supervising Property MasterArthur Wasson
VehiclesEd Chamey
Editorial CoordinatorMike Vejar
Warning: Mission: Impossible season 4 episode 3 guide may contain spoilers
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