Mission: Impossible (1969) – Fool’s Gold, and The Commandante

Ken Pettus pens Fool’s Gold which first aired on 26 October, 1969, and sees the IMF team, led by Phelps (Peter Graves) to stop a counterfeiter, Igor Stravos (Nehemiah Persoff) who has enough printed cash to purchase the entire gold reserve of a country, which would allow him to topple the government. Paris (Leonard Nimoy)…

Mission: Impossible (1969) – The Code, and The Numbers Game

Season Four of Mission: Impossible got underway on 28 September, 1969 with The Code, written by Ken Pettus. Right away, there are changes going on with the series, and the IMF team, there’s a more swinging score, and a new member has joined the team, master of disguise, Paris (Leonard Nimoy, fresh off his three…

Magnum, P.I. (1981) – Missing In Action & Lest We Forget

  Thomas (Tom Selleck) takes on lost loves, broken hearts, and the military in this week’s two episodes. And while the theme isn’t in place yet (it doesn’t take over from the current them until Season 1 Episode 12 (next week)), it is woven throughout the episodes at this point. The first episode Missing In…

Battlestar Galactica (1978) – The Living Legend

This week’s Galactica¬†installment is a two-parter with a teleplay by Glen A. Larson, based on a story crafted by Larson and Ken Pettus, and sees the appearance of a Battlestar¬†thought lost two yahren ago… the Pegasus, commanded by the legendary military leader, Commander Cain (Lloyd Bridges). As the 220+ fleet is brought to a standstill…