Friday, September 25, 2015

What Might've Been: The Silent Force (1970)

With The Silent Force, ABC had asked producer Aaron Spelling to develop what was meant to be their answer to CBS' Mission: Impossible, which was a huge hit. Unfortunately, Silent Force was only a half-hour show, not enough time, really, to tell the stories they wanted to.

Worse, it was airing opposite Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In over on NBC. Game over, as Silent Force barely got into the following calendar year before being cancelled.

Ed Nelson (ex-Peyton Place) toplined as government agent Ward Fuller. Lynda Day (George) would move to Mission: Impossible the following season after the departure of Barbara Bain.

MattTheSaiyan offers this promo.

Too bad this ain't out on DVD, because it could've been good television on a different night.

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