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Title sequence[ edit ] Each title sequence started with a fuse being lit. As the fuse burned across the screen, clips from scenes in the current episode were shown.
This was followed by credits introducing the actors. In the fifth season, the series introduced an altered version of the theme, coinciding with episodes featuring Dr.
Doug Robert during that season. Doug Robert did not appear in subsequent seasons, altered versions of the theme were used. The opening title sequences were created for each episode by optical effects artist Howard A.
Tape scene[ edit ] Most episodes begin with the leader of the IMF getting the assignment from a hidden tape recorder and an envelope of photos and information that explains the mission.
The listener is reminded, "As always, should you or any of your I. Force be caught or killed, the Secretary will disavow any knowledge of your actions. In some initial episodes, however, self-destructing tapes were created by adding a chemical to the tape and blowing air onto it, forcing the chemical to react by crumbling.
This method was abandoned due to cost. There were a handful of exceptions to the "messages from the Secretary. How this man knew Briggs was capable of such a task was not explained. In a few other cases, a personal matter involving Briggs, Phelps or another IMF operative would result in an "off-book" mission being undertaken.
In the first season, for example, the same tape scene was used for both "Wheels" and "Legacy". The only differences were that the tape gave a different set of instructions in each episode, and there was very briefly a different set of insert shots of the photographs which Briggs is viewing.
The cost-saving practice of recycling tape scenes continued throughout the series run; generally each season reused at least one tape scene.
Dossier scene[ edit ] Next would follow what White refers to as the "Dossier Scene". Briggs or Phelps would be shown in a fancy apartment, retrieving an oversized, leather-bound folder from a locked drawer.
According to White, most of the never-chosen dossiers were photographs of various series staffers and their wives, including Mr.
In early seasons, the agents selected often included guest stars playing agents with skills not possessed by the usual team. A doctor, particularly a specialist in a condition known to afflict the target, was a common sort of "guest agent".
In numerous early episodes, the IMF leader would choose only two or three team members, though at least one of the main credited cast members was always involved. One episode, "Elena," featured a team consisting of Rollin Hand and Dr. Almost as often, however, Briggs would choose all of the regulars, plus one, two, or even three others.
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