Mission: Impossible (1966–1973)
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In order to solve a cold case the IMF and scores of actors go to extreme lengths to convince one of the killers, Thomas Kroll, that he is reliving the day of the murder - June 30, 1937.


Paul Krasny


Bruce Geller (created by), Harold Livingston

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Episode credited cast:
Peter Graves ... James Phelps
Greg Morris ... Barney Collier
Lynda Day George ... Lisa Casey
Peter Lupus ... Willy Armitage
William Shatner ... Thomas Kroll
Michael Baseleon ... Frank Stevens
Sam Elliott ... Doug Robert
Paul Mantee ... Bill Fisher
James Daris James Daris ... Arthur
Sam Edwards ... Drunk
Janaire Janaire ... Carol Swanson
Alex Gerry ... Proprietor
Paul Bryar ... David St. James
Martin Ashe Martin Ashe ... Doctor
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Phil Rizzuto Phil Rizzuto ... Radio Announcer (voice)


The team's mission is to try and get the proof needed to convict two mobsters who have managed to avoid that for over 30 years. So Jim decides to make one of them think it's 1937 when he and the other mobster killed someone and buried him. So they drug him and then make him look as he was in 1937, and take him to a movie studio that's been made to look like the area where the crime took place so he could lead them to where the body is. But when something that he supposedly has with him at all times is not on him, Jim goes to his place to find it. And he finds it but someone sees him and calls the other mobster who then sets out to find him. So they have to get the mobster to lead them to the body before the other guy finds them. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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Release Date:

25 September 1971 (USA) See more »

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Paramount Television See more »
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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The mirror in the 1937 apartment looks the same as the one hiding the "Tantalus Device" in Star Trek: Mirror, Mirror (1967), and it just so happens William Shatner is the guest star. See more »


The detective at Gladys' hospital room identifies himself as David St. James. However, the end credits give the character's name as St. John. See more »


[first lines]
Hospital announcer: Dr. Burroughs, please call 123 West. Dr. Burroughs. Please call 125 West, Dr. Burroughs.
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Cheesy Episode Involving A Time Warp
11 July 2019 | by Desertman84See all my reviews

The second episode of the sixth season entitled,"Encore" has the IMF trying to accomplish an outrageous mission wherein they have to do it by having a villain being tricked.

The IMF tries to make a syndicate big boss - played by William Shatner - get involved in a time warp wherein the latter wakes up in 1937. The IMF tries to fix everything into perfect detail to make it believable. That also includes by temporarily reversing his aging.

No question that the episode was cheesy fun. The only thing interesting is the presence of Shatner. Nothing more.

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