Mission: Impossible

1988, TV Show

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Phil Morris Is Set for Blastoff, as Smallville's New Hero

He wasn't in last week's "Justice" episode, but tonight TV veteran Phil Morris (Mission: Impossible) drops in on Smallville as J'onn J'onzz (pronounced "John Jones"), a familiar face from the world of DC Comics. Like Kal-El, J'onn is from a different planet — Mars — hence his other handle, the Martian Manhunter. Given that J'onn is a shape-shifter, many actors could have been hired to play the part, but Smallville scored by casting Morris, who brings a mature and guiding presence (something that Clark has needed since losing his dad) as well as a solid knowledge of the comic-book world.

TVGuide.com: Wouldn't it have been appropriate for you to be in last week's "Justice" episode, which featured Green Arrow, Aquaman, Cyborg and Impulse?
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Season 4, Episode 15
The IMF plan to save a friendly monarchy from a dictator is jeopardized when Barney's mishap upsets a precise timetable for rescuing Francesca from burial in an ancient tomb.

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Season 4, Episode 14
Phelps and his task force set out to save a friendly monarchy from a dictator who's trying to assume control of the throne through a forced marriage with a royal cousin.

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Season 4, Episode 9
When a would-be dictator installs a double in the premier's office to aid his bid for power, Paris disguises himself as the premier and Phelps in turn operates a robot programmed to double cross the dictator.

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Season 4, Episode 3
The IMF fights a mind-destroying drug that could enslave the free world.

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Phil Morris Is Set for Blastoff, as Smallville's New Hero

He wasn't in last week's "Justice" episode, but tonight TV veteran Phil Morris (Mission: Impossible) drops in on Smallville as J'onn J'onzz (pronounced "John Jones"), a familiar face from the world of DC Comics. Like Kal-El, J'onn is from a different planet — Mars — hence his other handle, the Martian Manhunter. Given that J'onn is a shape-shifter, many actors could have been hired to play the part, but Smallville scored by casting Morris, who brings a mature and guiding presence (something that Clark has needed since losing his dad) as well as a solid knowledge of the comic-book world. TVGuide.com: Wouldn't it have been appropriate for you to be in last week's "Justice" episode, which featured Green Arrow, Aquaman, Cyborg and Impulse?Morris: All those characters read more

MISSION: SWIMPOSSIBLE

Mission: Impossible heavyweight Ving Rhames has joined the cast of the Smallville spin-off pilot starring newcomer Will Toale as Aquaman née A.C. Curry. Rhames, whose last TV venture was USA Network's Kojak revival, will play McCaffrey, a lighthouse keeper (not to be confused with a light housekeeper) who serves as a mentor to A.C. His first bit of advice: "Steer clear of tartar sauce." read more

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Premiered: October 23, 1988, on ABC
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Premise: Fifteen years after the original, the Impossible Missions Force, including Jim Phelps, returned. Phelps was pulled out of retirement when his successor was killed and he put together a new team of agents that included Grant Collier, son of Barney Collier from the first series. Phil Morris, who played Grant, was the real-life son of Greg Morris, who had played Barney. The revival occasionally recycled scripts from the first series.

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