Producer Stanley Kallis has passed away

by Mr. Mike Sun Feb 19, 2017 5:40 pm

by epaddon Mon Feb 20, 2017 11:53 am

A "Mission: Impossible" history book noted that Kallis had jumped at a chance to join Five-O because he had been presiding over the most turbulent period of MI history with Martin Landau's walk-out, Barbara Bain's firing, the struggle to find replacements for both and the fact that they were having more trouble getting scripts in. MI creator Bruce Geller begged Kallis not to leave, but his mind was firm on it.

by ringfire211 Mon Feb 20, 2017 1:57 pm

Yes, Stanley Kallis presided over the 3rd season of FIVE-O as supervising producer (with Robert Stambler as the producer) and really helped to shape the show into the classic that we know and love. Many feel that season 3 was when the show really came into its own and was firing on all cylinders! It's interesting that he also presided over season 3 of MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE which is also considered to be the peak of that show's creativity (as the Nielsen ratings showed as well).

by Jeff*H Mon Feb 20, 2017 8:10 pm

Season 3 was my favorite as well, and Kallis deserves a lot of credit for it, between the scripts and the directing and the guest casting and the scores, it was indeed firing on all cylinders!