Mission: Impossible (1970) – Chico, and Gitano

Ken Pettus delivers a paint-by-numbers episode with Chico, which first aired on 25 January, 1970. It features a couple of things that are hard to forget, Leonard Nimoy trotting out a truly horrible Australian accent, and Phelps (Peter Graves) recruiting from the animal division of the IMF again, this time a little trained terrier named…

Mission: Impossible (1970) – The Falcon: Part 2, and Part 3

Paul delivers the second part of his The Falcon trilogy on 11 January, 1970, and there is a lot going on as Phelps (Peter Graves) and his team work to free Nicolai (Noel Harrison) and his sister, Francesca (Diane Baker) and their imprisoned brother, from the grasp of General Sabbatini (John Vernon) and Colonel Vargas…

Mission: Impossible (1969/1970) – The Amnesiac, and The Falcon: Part 1

Robert Malcolm Young and Ken Pettus pen the teleplay for The Amnesiac from a story developed by Young. It first aired on 28 December, 1969, and features a few return guest stars, including Steve Inhat in his third and final M:I appearance, and Anthony Zerbe in his third of five appearances! Phelps (Peter Graves) IMF…

Doctor Who (Jon Pertwee) and the Silurians

    The Doctor (Pertwee)¬†encounters a prehistoric terror this week, as he and UNIT plunge into this 7 episode story that was written by Malcolm Hulke and ran from 31 January to 14 March, 1970. When UNIT and the Doctor are called in to power failures at a nuclear facility, a series of underground caves…

Doctor Who (Jon Pertwee) – Spearhead from Space

  The Doctor (Pertwee) is exiled to Earth, with a new face, and for the first time, on-screen, in colour! It’s a four episode story that ran from 3 January to 24 January, 1970 and was written by Robert Holmes. This story is a lot of fun, and sees the Doctor’s first encounter with the…