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The Wild Wild West S1 EP10 The Night of the Double-Edged Knife

There's nothing that's going to get an agent killed faster than dropping your guard for a wink and a nod. In the art of war the flesh of the female is a powerful weapon. How many of or leaders have been replaced by doubles? An interesting concept. 


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 (1869?77), 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 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 has 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. (OR A LITTLE TOO MUCH TRUTH BEING STRANGER THAN FICTION.)

10 10 "The Night That Terror Stalked the Town" Alvin Ganzer Teleplay: John Kneubuhl

Story: John Kneubuhl and Richard Landau November 19, 1965 

Guest stars: Michael Dunn (Dr. Miguelito Loveless), Jean Hale (Marie), Phoebe Dorin (Antoinette), Joe Hooker (Mr. Abernathy), Jordan Shelley (Baron Colinelcy), Richard Kiel (Voltaire), Chuck O'Brien (Janus)

The second encounter with Dr. Loveless. West is lured into a ghost town filled with lifelike dummies, where Loveless is hatching his latest scheme: the surgical alterization of Janus, one of his assistants. Once done, Janus would look exactly like James West.

A headstone lists West's birth date as July 2, 1842.

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