Mission: Impossible

Season 2 Episode 3

The Survivors

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Aired Saturday 9:00 PM Sep 24, 1967 on CBS
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Two scientists and their wives have been kidnapped by enemy agent Eric Stavak. If Stavak doesn't get hold of a third scientist, the other two are useless and will be killed. If he gets the third, than Stavak will have the key to an "ultimate weapon" project. Phelps and Cinnamon pretend to be the third scientist and his wife and allow themselves to be kidnapped and taken to the other two scientists and their wives, while the rest of the team prepare a fake earthquake.moreless

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  • The IMF outsmart the bad guys by faking a San Francisco earthquake. Each member of the team plays their part perfectly as the villians walk right into the paddy wagon at the end.moreless

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    What do you get when you combine three scientists, their wives, and a communist government looking for the "ultimate weapon?" The answer is Kidnapping with a capital "K." Enemy agent Stavak has kidnapped two of the three scientists who have a formula to create a super weapon. Through a series of carefully planned schemes, Jim (posing as the third scientist) ends up in the cell with the other scientists and their wives. Barney and Willy work their high-tech magic by creating the illusion of an earthquake. Jim helps the enemies dig their way out of the rubble to freedom.



    I love this episode! The action moves rapidly along and the criminals play perfectly into the hands of the IMF team. It reminds me of Wile E. Coyote getting caught in his own trap!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)

Albert Paulsen

Albert Paulsen

Eric Stavak

Guest Star

Lawrence Dane

Lawrence Dane

Dr. Anton Yubov

Guest Star

John McLiam

John McLiam

Dr. Edward Stoner

Guest Star

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  • TRIVIA (2)

    • The fake radio station the team pretends to transmit from is identified as "KGL Fresno". Fresno is approximately 4 hours / 200 miles away from San Francisco. A radio station in Fresno could never have been picked up in San Francisco (much less from a basement).

    • The taped voice commits a blooper in Jim's message. After mentioning the scientists as Edward Stoner and Wilson Cardel, the voice identifies the two married couples as "the Wilsons and the Cardels" instead of as "the Stoners and the Cardels."

  • QUOTES (1)

    • Dr. Cardel: Wasn't using gas risky?
      Rollin: What gas?
      Dr. Cardel: You mean, it wasn't really gas?
      Jim: Well, it was as real as the earthquake.

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