Mission: Impossible (1967) – Shock!, and A Cube of Sugar

This week’s first mission feels very much familiar in that it hits a number of Mission: Impossible tropes, the mask, the con, the danger and then the resolution. Not that it isn’t fun! Shock! was written by Laurence Heath and was first broadcast on 25 March, 1967. Dan Briggs (Steven Hill) and his usual team,…

Mission: Impossible (1967) – Action!, and The Train

Dan Briggs (Steven Hill) is missing from this week’s first mission (apparently he was written out of the script as punishment for observing his religious beliefs), so Cinnamon (Barbara Bain) picks up the mission while Rollin (Martin Landau) concocts the plan in Action! written by Robert Lewin. This episode first hit the airwaves on 4…

Doctor Who (Patrick Troughton) – The Macra Terror

  This time, the Doctor (Troughton) is in some serious trouble, as he encounters the Macra for the first time! Think Giant Crabs! This four-parter aired from March 11 to 1 April, 1967, and was written by Ian Stuart Black. Arriving on an Earth colony sometime in the distant future, the Doctor, Jamie (Frazer Hines),…

Doctor Who (Patrick Troughton) – The Moonbase

  The Doctor (Troughton)¬†encounters the Cybermen for the second time, when the TARDIS lands on the earth’s moon. This story was written by Kit Pedler and aired in four parts from 11 February to 4 March, 1967. Arriving in the year 2070, the TARDIS lands on the moon, and there’s a fun sequence, that only…