Mission: Impossible – The ’88 TV Series

Towards the end of the 80s they attempted to revive the classic television spy series. It was an expected move that they redo older series as television was faced with a possible writer’s strike. Rehashing the past made sense in that light. Though it is not as good as the original it is still a decent show.  It only lasted two seasons as it was soon up against The Cosby Show.

Episode 1: The Killer: A protégés of Jim’s (played by Peter Graves) is murdered forcing him to come out of retirement to help to catch the killer.

Episode 2: The System: In order to eliminate a major crime syndicate the team attempts to turn a mobster against his boss.

Episode 3: Holograms: Extradition is the goal when the team goes after an international drug lord.

Episode 4: The Condemned: A former IMF agent is wrongfully imprisoned for a murder he did not commit and the team is trying to free him.

Episode 5: The Legacy: The grandsons of four Nazi officers assemble in order to collect gold hidden by Hitler himself and to begin the Fourth Reich.

Episode 6: The Wall: Jim and the team try to stop a German doctor and colonel who are running a human trafficking operation.

Episode 7: The Cattle King: In order to capture an Australian international arms dealer the IMF team and a group of aboriginals team up.

Episode 8: The Pawn: A chess tournament in Czechoslovakia provides the perfect cover for the IMF team’s attempts to smuggle a European chess master, a rogues Russian scientist and his daughter out of the Soviet Union.

Episode 9: The Haunting: Jim Phelps and the IMF team are assigned the task of getting the evidence of whether or whether not the son of a wealthy and influential Hawaiian family is responsible for a bunch of murders.

Episode 10: The Lions: Jim and the team make sure the struggle between a prince and his uncle over the throne doesn’t turn deadly.

Episode 11: The Greek: A Greek tycoon who runs drugs is the target of the IMF.

Episode 12: The Fortune: After stealing all of his country’s money, a dictator is looking for asylum in the United States.

Episode 13: The Fixer: A Washington journalist uses whatever dirt he has gathered over his career to blackmail government officials until he is brought before a grand juy.

Episode 14: Spy: The team has to locate a former MI-6 agent and spy as rumour has it that he has begun to make his own chemical weapon and sell it.

Episode 15: The Devils: Some mysterious occurrences are happening around the country estate of a member of the English House of Lords and so IMF is called in to investigate.

Episode 16: The Plague: The IMF team has to locate a the lethal bacteria stolen by a Parisian nightclub owner before there is a global outbreak.

Episode 17: Reprisal: Retired IMF agents are being murdered and the suspect is an ex-IMF agent, who is framing Jim for the killings.

Episode 18: Submarine: The IMF has to try and unearth the developer of a computer virus that can sink any naval vessel.

Episode 19: Bayou: A jazz club owner in New Orleans is suspected of running a white slavery ring and the IMF team is on the case.

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