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The Wild Wild West S1 EP15 The Night of the Fatal Trap


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.)

15 15 "The Night of the Fatal Trap" Richard Whorf Robert V. Barron and Jack Marlowe December 24, 1965 Arte disguises as Mojave Mike, a crusty desert rat

Guest stars: Ron Randell (Col. Francesco Vasquez), Joanna Moore (Linda Medford), Rodolfo Hoyos Jr. (Sgt. Gomez), Don Briggs (Sheriff Cantrell), Dal Jenkins (Luke Dawson), Alan Sues (Matt Dawson), Christian Anderson (Mark Dawson), Joseph Ruskin (Viper Black), Walker Edmiston (Charlie), Charles Davis (Tennyson), Paul Barselou (Bank Teller)

While disguised as a notorious outlaw, Jim goes to arrest a Mexican bandit, only to be recognized by the villain's girlfriend.

The third and final appearance of Tennyson.

Posted by George Freund on February 15, 2020 at 10:12 PM 94 Views