This Hub, Should You Choose To Accept It, Is About Mission: Impossible

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Dum! Dum! Dah! Dah! Dum! Dum! Duh! Duh! Dum! Dum! 

Go on. If you try hard enough you can get the opening phrase of Lalo Schifrin’s iconic theme from that line. I was little more than a pup when I first heard it. I was just nine years old when it started on the TV in 1966 and I was enthralled by the gadgets, the twists of the plot, and the very concept of a secretive agency working behind the scenes. It was, in essence, a series of heist films presented as a weekly telly programme. 

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However, the objects of the heists was different each week; a list of code names, the formula for a deadly virus or the antidote, the plans for a new weapon, all manner of things. The resolution of the heists invariably involved using exceptionally clever masks, teeny tiny cameras and microphones, expertly forged papers, and all manner of clever devices normally only seen in a James Bond film. 

Yes, it was fascinating, yes, it was entertaining, and, yes, it is still going strong! On a much bigger screen now than when I was a youngster but that’s to make room for the increasingly more spectacular and more nail biting stunts! The latest in the long list of film outings has gone the way of many before it and split the story into two parts. The first part is out this summer and the second is scheduled for next year.  So lets’s take a look at what’s gone before.

TV Series

1966 – 1973 Mission: Impossible 

1988 – 1990 Mission: Impossible


1967 – Mission: Impossible vs The Mob

1996 – Mission: Impossible 

2000 – Mission: Impossible II

2006 – Mission: Impossible III

2011 – Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol

2015 – Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation

2018 – Mission: Impossible – Fallout

2023 – Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One

2024 – Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part Two

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Anthony Hopkins

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