Title The Reluctant Dragon
Series Mission: Impossible
(First Series)
Season 1
Episode 16
Airdate January 14, 1967
Written by Chester Krumholz
Directed by Leonard J. Horn
Guests Martin Landau
Joseph Campanella
John Colicos
Mala Powers
Previous episode The Legacy
Next episode The Frame
Episode list Season 1

The mission is to get a rocket expert (Helmut Cherlotov) to follow his wife and defect before his government discovers his recent findings. Unfortunately, he refuses to leave!



Guest StarringEdit

Mission Briefing Edit

Dan Briggs goes to the same spot he went to in Operation Rogosh and plays the tape with the Mission Briefing. In the envelope are pictures of the Mission Targets

Good morning Mr. Briggs. The man you are looking at is Helmut Cherlotov, the Iron Curtain's expert in rocket control. A year ago, his wife, Karen defected to the West. He was supposed to follow, but he never made it. Since then Cherlotov has been under suspicion by Taal Jankowski the head of security. On his own, Cherlotov has developed the key the symbol of an extremely effective antiballistic-missile​ system. A system of that sort in the wrong hands, could completely destroyed the balance of power in the world. Your mission, should you decide to accept it, is to get Cherlotov out before his government discovers what he has achieved. As always, should you or any member of your IM Force be caught or killed, the Secretary will disavow any knowledge of your actions. Please destroy this recording in the usual manner. Good Luck Dan.

Dan removes the tape and tosses it into the incinerator and 5 seconds later its self destructs.

Targets Edit

  • Dr. Helmut Cherlotov
  • Plans to an anti-missile system 

Enemies Edit

  • Jankowski
  • Stasi Police

Allies Edit

  • Sophia

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