Monday, July 02, 2018

Blind Item #15 - Reader Blind Item

This action/adventure TV show with immediately recognizable title theme music also had a short lived reboot in a later decade and currently has a movie franchise bearing its name featuring a permanent A list actor which has been disowned by the original cast and creators.  An interesting fact about the original show.  The set was often visited by representatives of various intelligence agencies who were fascinated by the gadgets and twisty plots.  Whether or not they actually tried to use them in the field is not known.  

30 comments:

Tricia13 said...

Star Trek/Shatner

sandybrook said...

Mission Impossible

Tricia13 said...

Ah maybe eh?

cheesegrater15 said...

+1 Loved the first movie

LooksLikeCRicci said...

It's Mission Impossible. It's impossible NOT to recognize the first five seconds of the theme song.

sandybrook said...

Yeah I'm pretty sure the original cast wants nothing to do with Tommy Girls movies. Especially Martin Landau when he was still alive.

LooksLikeCRicci said...

To be fair, the *first* Mission: Impossible movie was actually pretty decent. I don't know what the hell happened after that.

Oh, right. Tommy jumped the sofa. And he's crazy.

DDonna Tarttty said...

Easiest blind ever? Certainly not close to "Impossible."

Actually the 4th and 5th movies are the best, then the first one. 2 is bad, 3 is laughably bad (despite PSH). I'm looking forward to the new one.

Love him, hate him, think he's absolutely crazy and probably even dangerous (and not in a good way), Tom Cruise is a full-blown Big Screen Movie Star, maybe the last of his kind.

Brayson87 said...

Yeah Mission Impossible was originally all about the team working together, not just one agent. But there are moneys to be made with star vehicles.

Kate K said...

+1

Brayson87 said...

The first Mission Impossible was really great.

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Kalamota Kook said...

When I started reading the blind I thought of Robin Hood (yes I'm crap at this) which made the last couple of sentences an amusing thought.

Brayson87 said...

Summary:

Mission Impossible tv show set was visited by fans who might have worked for agencies. The rest of the blind makes as much sense as NASA visiting the Lost in Space set for tips on going to the moon. The End.

Kimberley said...

I agree with 'Mission Impossible' but my first thought was 'The A Team.'

Kimberley said...

Ah, just spotted 'movie franchise' so yes, Mission Impossible. After the first television series here in the UK, the TV network announced they were cancelling showing it here. I wrote to the company begging them to re-consider and they replied, thanking me and saying that I was one of many thousands of viewers who had written, so they re-commissioned it. This would have been in the 1970s I think, when I was a teen. I loved it so much, and thought that Barbara Bain especially was so cool and beautiful.

riffer73 said...

Mission Impossible

Like the series, liked the movies - despite the miniature star.

Low Key said...

I find Tommy Girl's acting very wooden and one dimensional. But I haven't watched any of his movies all the way thru in years, maybe I just caught the bad parts?

p keel said...

A team

Cee Kay said...

I would happily watch the MI movies if only Cruise wasn't in them. But he is, and I will therefore never have the patience to sit through one.

Zeroh Tollrants said...

Star Trek/Shatner
Nothing unusual at all about this. Beginning as early as 40s, the federal government has used both media & entertainment to shape whatever narratives they wanted.
Declassified documents about Operation Mockingbird, an early Cold War effort to infiltrate the media with government propaganda, continues to this day.
All throughout WW2, A list celebrities were used to promote the war effort, and push the public to give up using certain items, to enlist, to buy war bonds, etc.
Elvis Presley's enlistment was HEAVILY pushed in the media/entertainment press.
Star Trek was a project that the CIA used by teaming up w/Roddenberry to drive up excitement and support for NASA & the space race against Russia, & to a smaller degree, China.
None of this is a secret if you read widely available, long declassified government documents.



Marlin said...

My first thought was Get Smart lol. My daughters favorite show ever.

AppleThief4Elliot said...

S.W.A.T.?

Kris Taylor said...

I was thinking more x files. But not its Star Trek

ron hobbs said...

Peter Graves hated the first film. His character, Phelps, was played by Jon Voight and turned out to be the bad guy and dies. Graves thought it was twisted and he had spent many seasons on that show making his character a pillar of decency.

ron hobbs said...

Also possibly the best theme music in the history of television. I almost soiled myself everytime I heard it as a kid.

Geeljire said...

There are no pillars of decency in spying

JL said...

+1

Major G said...

Star Trek is sci-fi and its theme is recognizable, but not immediately recognizable. Not only that, but Star Trek doesn't have a reboot series - they're all either prequels, sequels, or spin-offs (including the animated series)...all of which lasted longer than the original. Plus, ST had nothing to do with intelligence/espionage - only scientists & astronauts have been special guests.

Definitely Mission: Impossible.

AppleThief4Elliot said...

I agree it's Mission: Impossible, but just because I am that kind of nerd: The J.J. Abrams Star Trek films are a reboot, and I suppose there is now a series of them...

Too many days off, I guess.

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