Tuesday, June 29, 2010

The Cult-TV Faces of: Barbara Bain






10 comments:

  1. Dan Briggs2:10 AM

    THE MOST beautiful and classy woman to grace the TV screen in the 60's or any other era. When I was growing up, I used to see Barbara Bain on my two favorite shows :Space:1999 and Mission:Impossible....it got to the point when I would ignore my mother for chores, she would say "If I was Barbara Bain you would listen to me." And she would have been correct:-)

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  2. Dan: I couldn't agree with you more. Barbara Bain is "beautiful and classy," as you say, and makes for one hell of a secret agent and space doctor!

    best,
    John

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  3. I know Barbara almost exclusively for Space:1999, but that first image looks to be from Mission Impossible.

    I simply wanted to say it was a treat to wake up to that image. She is a beautiful lady. I Love Babrbara Bain.

    She contributed to one of our favorite science fiction series. 'Nuff said.

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  4. My FAVORITE woman from 60's TV with MISSION: Impossible. I know she did work in other series prior, but I swear she really burst on the scene with M:I. Man, I really miss the glamour and class she brought to television, especially in corporate-controlled dreck they're selling these days. I exclude JUSTIFIED and good amount of the character-centric stuff on the USA Network in that statement ;-).

    Thanks for spotlighting Barbara today, John.

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  5. Sci-Fi Fanatic: That first photo is from Mission Impossible, indeed...the show for which Barbara Bain won three consecutive Emmy Awards for best actress. And yes, she's gorgeous (and still is gorgeous!)

    LeOpard13: I think Barbara is probably my favorite lady of the 1960s too (though the competition would be neck and neck with Diana Rigg...).

    Thanks for the comments,

    JKM

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  6. HPrice6:54 PM

    I almost fell off my bean bag when I discovered that Barbara (am I allowed to be on first name terms I wonder?) was in the Millenium episode I had just started watching (which I believe is the last pic I think??). She was getting on a bit but it was most definitely still her ... swoooon.

    Pics 3 and 4 are though both from Space 1999, top one is of course Mission Impossible. But the other two?? I don't know.

    [Hmmm ... and why do I keep looking at the second one??? hehe]

    ps oh and don't forget Carolyn Jones in the Addams Family in your list of 60s goddesses. She was, I think the word is, smoking ...

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  7. Picture 2: Mission:Impossible, season 3, 'Illusion'
    Picture 3: Space 1999, series 1, perhaps 'Breakaway'
    Picture 4: Space 1999, 'Full Circle'

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  8. HPrice: Good job, yep, that's Barbara Bain in Milennium, a third season episode. Anyone remember the title?

    And I share your appreciation for Carolyn Jones too...thanks for that!

    Meredith: Yep, Picture two is from "Illusion" (Great job) and you also got pictures 3 and 4 from Space:1999, right down to their titles. Outstanding!

    best,
    John

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  9. Anonymous3:08 PM

    No reflection on the marvelous Ms. Bain, but the effectiveness of the cavewoman costume is a little compromised when we can see your bra strap.

    Just saying.

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  10. The Millennium Episode is Matryoshka, Season Three, Episode 14 for anyone interested who comes along. She does some nice work in the entry.

    Best,
    sff

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