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The Wild Wild West S1 EP17 The Night the Dragon Screamed

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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.)


17 17 "The Night the Dragon Screamed" Irving J. Moore Kevin De Courcey January 14, 1966 017 A coolie on the docks

Gen. Sumatra, an armaments expert

Guest stars: Nancy Hsueh (Tsu Hsi), Ben Wright (Colonel Allenby-Smythe), Benson Fong (Mo Ti), Richard Loo (Wang Chung), Paul King (Oriental), Beulah Quo (May Li), Vince Eder (Lieutenant), Pilar Seurat (Princess Ching Ling), Philip Ahn (Quong Chu)

Jim and Artie are tracking down the smugglers of opium and Chinese aliens. Their trail leads them to a British ex-colonel who is planning to take over the Chinese throne.

■ This episode featured several interracial kisses between Conrad and Pilar Seurat. Seurat, who plays Princess Ching Ling, is a Filipina, not Chinese.

Posted by Conspiracy Cafe on May 11, 2020 at 8:49 PM 52 Views