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A spy, Anton Malek, has discovered he's dying of an incurable disease and decides to start a nuclear war in the Federated People's Republic where he was planted as an undercover agent. The IMF must offer him a possible cure and then convince him to defuse the foolproof bomb.


Episode Info


Episode number: 4x11
Production Number: 415
Airdate: Sunday December 21st, 1969

Director: Murray Golden
Writer: Paul Playdon


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Special Guest Stars
Barbara LunaBarbara Luna
As Wai Lee
Recurring

Guest Stars
Bert FreedBert Freed
As General Brenner
Recurring
Morgan SterneMorgan Sterne
As Anton Malek
Recurring

Co-Guest Stars
Jacques DenbeauxJacques Denbeaux
As IMF Captain
Recurring
Lucetta JenisonLucetta Jenison
As Nurse
Recurring
Bob BralverBob Bralver
As Foreman
Recurring
Allen BleiweissAllen Bleiweiss
As Orderly
Recurring
William Hansen (1)William Hansen (1)
As Dr. Wimmel
Michael T. MiklerMichael T. Mikler
As Lt. Reigler (as Michael Mikler)
John AnistonJohn Aniston
As First IMF Captain
Art KouliasArt Koulias
As Doctor
Mario MachadoMario Machado
As Technician

Uncredited
Peter ChurchPeter Church
As Engineer
Main Cast
Peter Graves (1)Peter Graves (1)
As James Phelps
Leonard NimoyLeonard Nimoy
As The Amazing Paris
Greg MorrisGreg Morris
As Barney Collier
Peter LupusPeter Lupus
As Willy Armitage
Bob Johnson (1)Bob Johnson (1)
voiced The IMF Voice

Recap

Jim picks up his briefing at a park and is informed that Anton Malek, a spy working undercover in the Federated People’s Republic, has discovered he has an incurable disease. He plans to go out with a bang, planting a nuclear bomb at the reactor where he works as a military officer. The explosion will set off a nuclear war between the FPR and the West. If the IMF does anything to reveal his presence, Malek will detonate the bomb prematurely but he will detonate it at 4 p.m. the next day regardless...

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Episode Notes
Guest agents: Wai Lee, the Globe Repertory Company

Special effects man Jonnie Burke received an Emmy nomination for his fake bomb design.



Episode Quotes
Guard: Special convoy number 43 is at the main entrance, General.
Anton Malek: They're late.
General Brenner: If it were not for the Premier's desire that we work in a culturally-satisfying environment, I would not care if they never arrived. Works of art are for a museum, not for a nuclear reactor complex!

General Brenner: I have no time for discussion of abstract art.
Jim: It is not abstract art, it is cubist!
General Brenner: Whatever. I have neither the time nor the inclination to continue this ridiculous discussion.

Anton Malek: I would not judge General Brenner too harshly, Mr Bocunsky. He's not artistically inclined.
Jim: Yes, I know the General's type very well. He is the kind of man who would refer to a concert violist as a fiddler.

Anton Malek: The time has run out for me.
Wai Lee: No, no it has not.
Anton Malek: Yes, I cannot postpone death any longer.
Wai Lee: But you do not have to die, not now.
Anton Malek: Yes, I do. There is no other way.
Wai Lee: I do not understand you.
Anton Malek: You will.



Other Episode Crew

CreatorBruce Geller
Executive ProducerBruce Geller
ProducerStanley Kallis
Associate ProducerBarry Crane
CastingJim Merrick
Music EditorDan Carlin Sr.
HairstylistAdele Taylor (1)
Make-upRobert Dawn
Set DecoratorLucien Hafley
Script SupervisorAlan Greedy
Production CoordinatorDale Tarter
Post Production SupervisorWilliam O. Cairncross  |  Paul Krasny
Re-Recording MixerGordon L. Day
Director of PhotographyKeith C. Smith
Art DirectorGibson Holley
Production ManagementBill Derwin
Sound EditorMIchael Colgan
Special EffectsJohn Burke (3)
Costume SupervisorForrest T. Butler  |  Dodie Shepard
Main Title ThemeLalo Schifrin
Film EditorJohn A. Fegan Jr.  |  William O. Cairncross
Assistant DirectorMichael P. Schoenbrun
Executive Vice President In Charge Of ProductionDouglas S. Cramer
Script ConsultantPaul Playdon
Supervising Property MasterRobert O. Richards
VehiclesEd Chamey
Editorial CoordinatorMike Vejar
 
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