Wild Wild West told the story of two Secret Service agents: the fearless and handsome James T. West (played by Robert Conrad), and Artemus Gordon (played by Ross Martin), a brilliant gadgeteer and master of disguise. Their unending mission was to protect President Ulysses S. Grant and the United States from all manner of dangerous threats. The agents traveled in luxury aboard their own train, the Wanderer, equipped with everything from a stable car to a laboratory.

 

     The show also featured a number of fantasy elements, such as the technologically advanced devices used by the agents and their adversaries. The combination of the Victorian era time-frame and the use of Verne-esque technology have inspired some to give the show credit as being one of the more "visible" origins of the steampunk subculture. These elements were accentuated even more in the 1999 movie adaptation.

Despite high ratings, the series was cancelled near the end of its fourth season as a concession to Congress over television violence.

 

 

 

 

 

     The Wild Wild West is an American television series that ran on CBS for four seasons (104 episodes) from September 17, 1965 to April 4, 1969. Two television movies were made with the original cast in 1979 and 1980, and the series was adapted for a motion picture in 1999.

Developed at a time when the television western was losing ground to the spy genre, this show was conceived by its creator, Michael Garrison, as "James Bond on horseback." Set during the administration of President Ulysses Grant, the series followed Secret Service agents James West (Robert Conrad) and Artemus Gordon (Ross Martin) as they solved crimes, protected the President, and foiled the plans of megalomaniacal villains to take over all or part of the United States

 

 

 

 

 

////   THE TRAIN - For the pilot episode, "The Night of the Inferno", the producers used Sierra Railroad No. 3, a 4-6-0 locomotive that was, fittingly, an anachronism: Sierra No. 3 was built in 1891, fifteen to twenty years after the series was set. Footage of this train, with a 5 replacing the 3 on its number plate, was shot in Jamestown, California. Best known for its role as the Hooterville Cannonball in the CBS series Petticoat Junction, Sierra No. 3 probably appeared in more films and TV shows than any other locomotive in history. It was built by the Rogers Locomotive and Machine Works in Paterson, New Jersey.

     When The Wild Wild West went into series production, however, an entirely different train was employed. The locomotive, a 4-4-0 named the Inyo, was built in 1875 by the Baldwin Locomotive Works in Philadelphia. Originally a wood-burner, the Inyo was converted to oil in 1910. The Inyo, as well as the express car and the passenger car, originally served the Virginia and Truckee Railroad in Nevada.

 

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EPISODE GUIDE - courtesy of wild wild west.org

FIRST SEASON (1965-66)

NOTES EPISODE AIRDATE AIR
ORDER   TITLE   ORDER
        (CBS #)
         
{1} B&W The Night of the Inferno 9/17/65 6501
{2} B&W The Night of the Double-Edged Knife 11/12/65 6509
{3} B&W The Night of the Casual Killer 10/15/65 6505
{4} B&W The Night of the Fatal Trap 12/24/65 6515
{5} B&W The Night of the Deadly Bed 9/24/65 6502
{6} B&W The Night the Wizard Shook the Earth 10/1/65 6503
{7} B&W The Night of Sudden Death 10/8/65 6504
{8} B&W The Night of a Thousand Eyes 10/22/65 6506
{9} B&W The Night of the Glowing Corpse 10/29/65 6507
{10} B&W The Night of the Dancing Death 11/5/65 6508
{11} B&W The Night that Terror Stalked the Town 11/19/65 6510
{12} B&W The Night of the Red-Eyed Madman 11/26/65 6511
{13} B&W The Night of the Human Trigger 12/3/65 6512
{14} B&W The Night of the Torture Chamber 12/10/65 6513
{15} B&W The Night of the Howling Light 12/17/65 6514
{16} B&W The Night of the Steel Assassin 1/7/66 6516
{17} B&W TNt Dragon Screamed 1/14/66 6517
{18} B&W The Night of the Flaming Ghost 2/4/66 6519
{19} B&W The Night of the Grand Emir 1/28/66 6518
{20} B&W The Night of the Whirring Death 2/18/66 6520
{21} B&W The Night of the Puppeteer 2/25/66 6521
{22} B&W 
dir:Richard Donner
The Night of the Bars of Hell 3/4/66 6522
{23} B&W The Night of the Two-Legged Buffalo 3/11/66 6523
{24} B&W The Night of the Druid's Blood 3/25/66 6524
{25} B&W The Night of the Freebooters 4/1/66 6525
{26} B&W The Night of the Burning Diamond 4/8/66 6526
{27} B&W

dir:Richard Donner

The Night of the Murderous Spring 4/15/66 6527
{28} B&W The Night of the Sudden Plague 4/22/66 6528

 

SECOND SEASON    (1966-67)

NOTES EPISODE AIRDATE AIR
ORDER   TITLE   ORDER
        (CBS #)
         
{29}   The Night of the Golden Cobra 9/23/66 6602
{30}   The Night of the Big Blast 10/7/66 6604
{31}   The Night of the Infernal Machines 12/23/66 6614
{32} Dr. Loveless The Night of the Raven 9/30/66 6603
{33}   The Night of the Man-Eating House 12/2/66 6612
{34} Count Manzeppi The Night of the Eccentrics 9/16/66 6601
{35} dir:Richard. Donner The Night of the Returning Dead 10/14/66 6605
{36} The Night of the Bottomless Pit 11/4/66 6608
{37} Garrison
passed away
while filming
The Night of the Ready-Made Corpse 11/25/66 6611
{38} prod: B. Lansbury The Night of the Flying Pie Plate 10/21/66 6606
{39}   The Night of the Poisonous Posey 10/28/66 6607
{40}   The Night of the Watery Death 11/11/66 6609
{41} Dr. Loveless The Night of the Green Terror 11/18/66 6610
{42}   The Night of the Lord of Limbo 12/30/66 6615
{43}   The Night of the Skulls 12/16/66 6613
{44}   The Night of the Tottering Tontine 1/6/67 6616
{45}   The Night of the Gypsy Peril 1/20/67 6618
{46} Count Manzeppi The Night of the Feathered Fury 1/13/67 6617
{47}   The Night of the Brain 2/17/67 6619
{48} Emmy nom:
Moorehead
The Night of the Vicious Valentine 2/10/67 6620
{49}   The Night of the Tartar 2/3/67 6621
{50}   The Night of the Deadly Bubble 2/24/67 6622
{51} Dr. Loveless The Night of the Surreal McCoy 3/3/67 6623
{52}   The Night of the Colonel's Ghost 3/10/67 6624
{53}   The Night of the Deadly Blossom 3/17/67 6625
{54}   The Night of the Cadre 3/24/67 6626
{55}   The Night of the Wolf 3/31/67 6627
{56} Dr. Loveless The Night of the Bogus Bandits 4/7/67 6628

 

THIRD SEASON (1967-68)

NOTES EPISODE AIRDATE AIR
ORDER   TITLE   ORDER
        (CBS #)
         
{57}   The Night of Jack O' Diamonds 10/6/67 6705
{58}   The Night of the Firebrand 9/15/67 6702
{59}   The Night of the Assassin 9/22/67 6703
{60}   The Night of the Bubbling Death 9/8/67 6701
{61}   The Night of the Cut-throats 11/17/67 6711
{62}   The Night of the Hangman 10/20/67 6707
{63}   The Night of Montezuma's Hordes 10/27/67 6708
{64}   The Night of the Amnesiac 2/9/68 6722
{65} Dr. Loveless The Night Doctor Loveless Died 9/29/67 6704
{66}   The Night of the Samurai 10/13/67 6706
{67}   The Night of the Arrow 12/29/67 6716
{68}   The Night of the Circus of Death 11/3/67 6709
{69}   The Night of the Falcon 11/10/67 6710
{70}   The Night of the Legion of Death 11/24/67 6712
{71} injury - R. West The Night of the Running Death 12/15/67 6715
{72}   The Night of the Turncoat 12/1/67 6713
{73}   The Night of the Iron Fist 12/8/67 6714
{74}   The Night of the Headless Woman 1/5/68 6717
{75}   The Night of the Underground Terror 1/19/68 6719
{76}   The Night of the Vipers 1/12/68 6718
{77}   The Night of the Death Masks 1/26/68 6720
{78}   The Night of the Undead 2/2/68 6721
{79}   The Night of the Simian Terror 2/16/68 6723
{80}   The Night of the Death-Maker 2/23/68 6724
{xx} unfilmed The Night of the Waxen Terror xx-xx-xx xxxx
{xx} unfilmed The Night of the Sorcerer xx-xx-xx xxxx
{xx} unfilmed The Night of the Ominous Occulist I,II xx-xx-xx xxxx

FOURTH SEASON (1968-69)

Emmy nomination (Martin)

NOTES EPISODE AIRDATE AIR
ORDER   TITLE   ORDER
        (CBS #)
         
{81} injury - Conrad The Night of the Fugitives 11/8/68 6807
{82}   The Night of the Doomsday Formula 10/4/68 6802
{83}   The Night of the Egyptian Queen 11/15/68 6808
{84}   The Night of the Pistoleros 2/21/69 6819
{85}   The Night of the Spanish Curse 1/3/69 6814
{86}   The Night of the Big Blackmail 9/27/68 6801
{87}   The Night of the Gruesome Games 10/25/68 6805
{88} injury - Martin The Night of the Avaricious Actuary 12/6/68 6811
{89}   The Night of the Juggernaut 10/11/68 6803
{90}   The Night of the Krakan 11/1/68 6806
{91}   The Night of the Sedgewick Curse 10/18/68 6804
{92}   The Night of Fire and Brimstone 11/22/68 6809
{93} Artie-less The Night of Miguelito's Revenge 12/13/68 6812
{94} Artie-less The Night of the Camera 11/29/68 6810
{95} Artie-less The Night of the Pelican 12/27/68 6813
{96} Artie-less The Night of the Janus 2/14/69 6818
{97} Artie-less The Night of the Winged Terror [part 1] 1/17/69 6815
{98} Artie-less The Night of the Winged Terror [part 2] 1/24/69 6816
{99} Artie-less The Night of the Sabatini Death 2/7/69 6817
{100} Artie-less The Night of the Bleak Island 3/14/69 6821
{101} Artie-less The Night of the Tycoons 3/29/69 6823
{102}   The Night of the Diva 3/7/69 6820
{103}   The Night of the Plague 4/4/69 6824
{104}   The Night of the Cossacks 3/21/69 6822

 

 


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