The Wild Wild West (1965-1969)

USA, September -April 1969
4 seasons, 104 episodes, average 50m
35mm film, black and white (28 episodes), colour (76 episodes), 4:3
mono, English

An American science fiction television series created by Michael Garrison.

Premise

Secret Service agents James West and Artemus Gordon are assigned to protect President Ulysses S. Grant from a variety of bizarre threats, operating from a specially equipped train, the Wanderer. and armed with an array of outlandish .

Credits

Regular Crew
Created by: Michael Garrison
Michael Garrison Productions

Regular Cast
Robert Conrad (James T. West)
Ross Martin (Artemus ‘Artie' Gordon)

Season One
The Night of the Inferno (17 September 1965)
The Night of the Deadly Bed (24 September 1965)
The Night the Wizard Shook the Earth (1 October 1965)
The Night of Sudden Death (8 October 1965)
Night of the Casual Killer (15 October 1965)
The Night of a Thousand Eyes (22 October 1965)
The Night of the Glowing Corpse (29 October 1965)
The Night of the Dancing Death (5 November 1965)
The Night of the Double-Edged Knife (12 November 1965)
The Night That Terror Stalked the Town (19 November 1965)
The Night of the Red-Eyed Madmen (26 November 1965)
The Night of the Human Trigger (3 December 1965)
The Night of the Torture Chamber (10 December 1965)
The Night of the Howling Light (17 December 1965)
The Night of the Fatal Trap (24 December 1965)
The Night of the Steel Assassin (7 January 1966)
The Night the Dragon Screamed (14 January 1966)
The Night of the Flaming Ghost (21 January 1966)
The Night of the Grand Emir (28 January 1966)
The Night of the Whirring Death (18 February 1966)
The Night of the Puppeteer (25 February 1966)
The Night of the Bars of Hell (4 March 1966)
The Night of the Two-Legged Buffalo (11 March 1966)
The Night of the Druid's Blood (25 March 1966)
The Night of the Freebooters (1 April 1966)
The Night of the Burning Diamond (8 April 1966)
The Night of the Murderous Spring (15 April 1966)
The Night of the Sudden Plague (22 April 1966)

Season Two
The Night of the Eccentrics (16 September 1966)
The Night of the Golden Cobra (23 September 1966)
The Night of the Raven (30 September 1966)
The Night of the Big Blast (7 October 1966)
The Night of the Returning Dead (14 October 1966)
The Night of the Flying Pie Plate (21 October 1966)
The Night of the Poisonous Posey (28 October 1966)
The Night of the Bottomless Pit (4 November 1966)
The Night of the Watery Death (11 November 1966)
The Night of the Green Terror (18 November 1966)
The Night of the Ready-Made Corpse (25 November 1966)
The Night of the Man-Eating House (12 December 1966)
The Night of the Skulls (16 December 1966)
The Night of the Infernal Machine (23 December 1966)
The Night of the Lord of Limbo (30 December 1966)
The Night of the Tottering Tontine (6 January 1967)
The Night of the Feathered Fury (13 January 1967)
The Night of the Gypsy Peril (20 January 1967)
The Night of the Tartar (3 February 1967)
The Night of the Vicious Valentine (10 February 1967)
The Night of the Brain (17 February 1967)
The Night of the Deadly Bubble (24 February 1967)
The Night of the Surreal McCoy (3 March 1967)
The Night of the Colonel's Ghost (10 March 1967)
The Night of the Deadly Blossom (17 March 1967)
The Night of the Cadre (24 March 1967)
The Night of the Wolf (31 March 1967)
The Night of the Bogus Bandits (7 April 1967)

Season Three
The Night of the Bubbling Death (8 September 1967)
The Night of the Firebrand (15 September 1967)
The Night of the Assassin (22 September 1967)
The Night Dr. Loveless Died (29 September 1967)
The Night of the Jack O'Diamonds (6 October 1967)
The Night of the Samurai (13 October 1967)
The Night of the Hangman (20 October 1967)
The Night of Montezuma's Hordes (27 October 1967)
The Night of the Circus of Death (3 November 1967)
The Night of the Falcon (10 November 1967)
The Night of the Cut-throats (17 November 1967)
The Night of the Legion of Death (24 November 1967)
The Night of the Turncoat (1 December 1967)
The Night of the Iron Fist (8 December 1967)
The Night of the Running Death (15 December 1967)
The Night of the Arrow (29 December 1967)
The Night of the Headless Woman (5 January 1968)
The Night of the Vipers (12 January 1968)
The Night of the Underground Terror (19 January 1968)
The Night of the Death Masks (26 January 1968)
The Night of the Undead (2 February 1968)
The Night of the Amnesiac (9 February 1968)
The Night of the Simian Terror (16 February 1968)
The Night of the Death Maker (23 February 1968)

Season Four
The Night of the Big Blackmail (27 September 1968)
The Night of the Doomsday Formula (4 October 1968)
The Night of the Juggernaut (11 October 1968)
The Night of the Sedgewick Curse (18 October 1968)
The Night of the Gruesome Games (25 October 1968)
The Night of the Kraken (1 November 1968)
The Night of the Fugitives (8 November 1968)
The Night of the Egyptian Queen (15 November 1968)
The Night of Fire and Brimstone (22 November 1968)
The Night of the Camera (29 November 1968)
The Night of the Avaricious Actuary (6 December 1968)
The Night of Miguelito's Revenge (13 December 1968)
The Night of the Pelican (26 December 1968)
The Night of the Spanish Curse (3 January 1969)
The Night of the Winged Terror (1) (17 January 1969)
The Night of the Winged Terror (2) (24 January 1969)
The Night of the Sabatini Death (7 February 1969)
The Night of the Janus (14 February 1969)
The Night of the Pistoleros (21 February 1969)
The Night of the Diva (7 March 1969)
The Night of the Bleak Island (14 March 1969)
The Night of the Cossacks (21 March 1969)
The Night of the Plague (4 April 1969)
The Night of the Tycoons (11 April 1969)

Alternative Titles

Espías con espuelas – Mexico
James West – Brazil
Jim West – Argentina, Spain, Venezuela
Lännen hurjapää – Finland
Les mystères de l'Ouest – France
Quel selvaggio West(Alternative Title) – Italy
Selvaggio west – Italy
Verrückter wilder Westen – Germany, West Germany
Дикий дикий запад – Soviet Union
ワイルド・ウエスト – Japan
서부를 향해 달려라 – South Korea

Sequels
The Wild Wild West Revisited (1979)
More Wild Wild West (1980)

Remake
Wild Wild West (1999)

Extracts included in
CBS at 75 (2003)
TV's Western Heroes (1993)

References

Periodicals

  • Cinefantastique vol.31 no.7 (August 1999) pp.32-47 – illustrated interview with cast and crew (Wild Wild West by Frederick Szebin)
  • Cinefantastique vol.31 no.8 (October 1999) pp.46-55 – illustrated article (Wild Wild West by Craig Reid)
  • Classic Images no.386 (August 2007) pp.6, 8-9, 11-15 – illustrated article (Stunt brothers: Working The Wild Wild West with Bob Conrad by Whitey Hughes and Tom Weaver)
  • Génération Séries no.31 (January/March 2000) pp.58-70 – illustrated article, episode guide (Les Mysteres de l'ouest)
  • Génération Séries no.32 (April/June 2000) pp.56-61 – illustrated article, episode guide (La Nuit des heros des Mysteres de l'ouest by Christophe Petit); 62-63 – illustrated article (Wild Wild West: Une adaptation parmi d'autres by Martin Winckler)
  • Primetime vol.1 no.9 (Winter 1984/85) p.14
  • Reruns vol.1 no.4 (October 1980) pp.11-28 – episode guide
  • Reruns vol.1 no.5 (December 1980) pp.16-27 – episode guide; 28 – note
  • Reruns vol.2 no.1 (April 1981) p.4 – note
  • TV Guide vol.47 no.30 (24 Jul 1999) pp.8-9 – article (The Roush review: Leave our TV classics alone! by Matt Roush)
  • TV Zone no.116 (July 1999) pp.30-35 – illustrated article (The Wild Wild West revisited… by Mark Phillips); 36-40 – illustrated interview with Robert Conrad (Robert Conrad: Secret agent man by Steven Eramo)
  • TV Zone no.181 (November 2004) pp.60-62, 64 – illustrated credits, article (The Wild Wild West: The Night of the Juggernaut by Andrew Pixley)

Books

  • Boris Karloff: A Critical Account of His Screen, Stage, Radio, Television, and Recording Work by Scott Allen Nollen p.413
  • Sci-fi Chronicles by Guy Haley (ed.) p.252