Mission: Impossible (1972) – Ultimatum, and Kidnap

Murray Hamilton (the beaches will be open!) guest stars in Ultimatum. Written by Harold Livington from a story by Shirl Hendryx and Livingston, the episode all guests Donnelly Rhodes! First airing on 18 November, 1972, the episode sees the IMF on familiar ground. Phelps (Peter Graves) and his team are after a nuclear physicist, Cooper…

Mission: Impossible (1972) – Movie, and Hit

Guest stars John Vernon and William Smith are back for another round as baddies in Movie. Written by Anthony Bowers, Arthur Weiss, and Stephen Kandel from a story by Bowers, it first aired on 4 November, 1972. It seems members of the Syndicate are infiltrating the entertainment industry and Phelps (Peter Graves) and his IMF…

Mission: Impossible (1972) – Cocaine, and Underground

William Shatner returns for another guest appearance in the episode, Cocaine. Written by Harold Livingston from a story by Norman Katkov. And while we’re getting excited over guest stars, Gregory Sierra pops up as well. First airing on 21 October, 1972 this story sees Phelps (Peter Graves) and his IMF team going after the drug…

Mission: Impossible (1972) – Leona, and TOD-5

Robert Goulet guest stars in Leona, an episode that sees the IMF taking on the mob, again. Written by Howard Browne this story first debuted on 7 October, 1972. Phelps (Peter Graves) and the team are tasked with rescuing a federal agent being held by the mob and being tortured for information. Apparently, the best…

Mission: Impossible (1972) – Two Thousand, and The Deal

Vic Morrow plays the baddie in Two Thousand. Written by Harold Livingston, this episode debuted 23 September, 1972. Morrow plays Joseph Collins a nuclear scientist preparing to sell nuclear materials to a foreign country. You know what that means right? We’re not taking on the mob/Syndicate this episode! In order to get Collins to reveal…

Mission: Impossible (1972) – Trapped, and Break!

Season six of Mission: Impossible comes to a close with Trapped. Written by Samuel Roeca and James L. Henderson from a story by Rick Husky, it first debuted on 26 Februay, 1972. Phelps (Peter Graves) and his IMF team are going after a family of international smugglers, and are planning to turn the rival brothers…

The Diamond Queen of Singapore (2020) – Ian Hamilton

Somehow, with all the wackiness that was happening last year, I missed the House of Anansi Press’ release of the next Ava Lee novel by Ian Hamilton. Of course, that just meant I could catch up on it now, and I won’t have quite as long a wait (theoretically) for the next one. This time…

The Wild Beasts of Wuhan (2012) – Ian Hamilton

  The Wild Beasts of Wuhan is the next novel in the Ava Lee series by Ian Hamilton, and once again, I am flying through this entire series. Very shortly I imagine I will be emailing everyone I can to beg and plead for the next book, after I’m during those that are currently published….

Bitter Moon (1992) – Roman Polanski

The final recommendation for Pandora’s Box from the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book, is this darkly comic study of sex, desire, greed and cruelty from Roman Polanski. Nigel (Hugh Grant) and Fiona (Kristin Scott Thomas) have been married for seven years, and are on a Mediterranean cruise as an anniversary present, and…