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The Wild Wild West 

Two Secret Service Agents, equipped with a wide array of gizmos, work for the government in the Old West.

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Michael Garrison
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4   3   2   1  
1969   1968   1967   1966   1965  
Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Robert Conrad ...  Jim West 104 episodes, 1965-1969
Ross Martin ...  Artemus Gordon 104 episodes, 1965-1969
Dick Cangey ...  Henchman / ... 49 episodes, 1966-1969
Whitey Hughes ...  Henchman / ... 48 episodes, 1966-1969
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Storyline

James West and Artemus Gordon are two agents of President Grant who take their splendidly appointed private train through the west to fight evil. Half science fiction and half western, Artemus designs a series of interesting gadgets for James that would make Inspector Gadget proud. A lighthearted adventure series. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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Home on the range was never like this. Robert Conrad, Ross Martin star as Western G-Men. In color. (season two)


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 September 1965 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Wild West See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(104 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Black and White (season 1)| Color (seasons 2-4)

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Trivia

The recurring science fiction theme, where genius scientists in the 1870s invent technology which didn't exist in the real world until several decades later, has come to be called "steampunk", a term coined in the 1980s. See more »

Goofs

In many of the stories when it shows a pigeon delivering a note to the train, this couldn't possibly happen. Pigeons only fly back to their home base when taken to some far off area. Pigeons would not know where to fly too from a home base. Especially to a train that could be anywhere. See more »

Crazy Credits

The opening credits as originally designed for the pilot (and included on the season 1 DVD) show the animated cowboy knocking down the woman trying to stab him. In the first season as aired, the cowboy kisses the woman, who dreamily turns away instead of trying to stab him. Later episodes reinstated the cowboy knocking the woman down. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Pioneers of Television: Westerns (2011) See more »

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The Night Of The Show That Rocked The House.
23 June 2001 | by Victor FieldSee all my reviews

They say time can play tricks, but I would bet that if some cable channel started to show "The Wild Wild West" again it would work its magic on me the same way it did when I watched it as a youngster in Barbados in the 1980s. Just the animated opening titles were spellbinding; this may sound weird, but I always thought it was a plus when the last panel to be filled in was one of the lower two (especially the one with the lady on the ground). It had action, it had mystery, it had everything.

It also had a theme tune that was a helluva lot better than anything in that dispiriting 1999 movie (if Warner Bros thought no one would remember it, they were wrong). Robert Conrad, Ross Martin (RIP), and creator Michael Garrison, we salute you.


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