Mission: Impossible

Season 3 Episode 19

The Bunker (1)

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Aired Saturday 9:00 PM Mar 02, 1969 on CBS
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The Bunker (1)
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Dr. Erich Rojak and his wife Anna are being held in an underground laboratory/bunker by a totalitarian enemy government. Another unfriendly government has sent an assassin, Ventlos, to kill Rojak. The IMF must rescue Rojak and his wife, destroy the test missile Rojak is working on, and stop Ventlos. The IMF infiltrate the base and Jim introduces a handstamp system, unaware that Ventlos has already replaced the bunker's security chief...moreless

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  • This two part episode involves 3 nations -- an enemy nation forcing Dr. Rojak to build a missile by holding his wife hostage; another enemy nation trying to kill Rojak, and our IMF trying to get Rojak and his wife out safely, and destroy the missile.moreless

    9.6
    This is an engaging plot, with Barney involved in high technology as usual, including a drone hovercraft. The foreign nation where the bunker is located has a weird language that is a combination of slightly altered English words, German words and one Italian word; as shown by the many signs prominently panned by the camera throughout the episode, including many on the electric panels. The writers liked to add umlauts (two dots) over most vowels. Thus, at the entry to the bunker are the words "Entrat Verbaten," similar to the German "Eintritt Verboten" (entry forbidden). The control panel has "foreign" words that we can easily understand like Intercöm, Openz and Klöse. On Jim's security pass is a word derived from Italian --"Divizione." Both Jim and the enemy agent manage to get into the bunker, and Cinnamon gets herself captured and sent to the same jail that Anna Rojak is in so that she can impersonate Anna. The episode comes to an end, to be completed next week, as Willy and the real Anna are escaping up the chimney.moreless
Peter Graves

Peter Graves

James Phelps

Barbara Bain

Barbara Bain

Cinnamon Carter

Greg Morris

Greg Morris

Barney Collier

Martin Landau

Martin Landau

Rollin Hand

Peter Lupus

Peter Lupus

Willy Armitage

Bob Johnson

Bob Johnson

IMF Voice on Tape (uncredited)

David Sheiner

David Sheiner

Colonel Ziegler

Guest Star

Lee Meriwether

Lee Meriwether

Anna Rojak

Guest Star

Milton Selzer

Milton Selzer

Dr. Erich Rojak

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    • Barbara Bain was unable to tolerate having a molding done of her face to create a mask, because of her claustrophobia. The two "masks" at Rollin's make-up table are actually the faces of Barbara Bain and Lee Meriwether, pushed through the fabric.

    • There was a dangerous mishap the second day of production. When Lee Meriwether and Peter Lupus were ascending the chimney on the motorized rope, the rope broke and they tumbled 15 feet, hitting the wall of the shaft before striking the floor. Peter Lupus cushioned Lee Meriwether's fall, although she was knocked out. His muscles were strong enough to absorb the impact, although he thought at first that he had broken his neck. After a weekend of recuperation, they returned to work.

    • Lee Meriwether is billed as Special Guest Star.

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