Two Secret Service agents, equipped with a wide array of gizmos, work for the government in the Old West.

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 James T. West (104 episodes, 1965-1969)
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 Artemus Gordon (104 episodes, 1965-1969)
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 Henchman / ... (49 episodes, 1966-1969)
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 Henchman / ... (48 episodes, 1966-1969)
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James West and Artemus Gordon are two agents of President Grant who take their splendidly appointed private train through the west to fight evil. Half science fiction and half western, Artemus designs a series of interesting gadgets for James that would make Inspector Gadget proud. A lighthearted adventure series. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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Home on the range was never like this. Robert Conrad, Ross Martin star as Western G-Men. In color. (season two)


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Trivia

Television shows of the era that filmed at the same studios often shared minor cast members. It is common to see familiar faces in episodes of this show, Star Trek (1966), Batman (1966), Get Smart (1965) Mission: Impossible (1966), Lost in Space (1965) and The Time Tunnel (1966). Many of these people had previously appeared on The Twilight Zone (1959), which had just ended in 1964. See more »

Goofs

The United States Secret Service is frequently employed as bodyguards for President Grant. But this was not the case in the 19th century, when the Service was a Treasury operation used to catch counterfeiters. The duty of being presidential bodyguards was assigned to the Secret Service in 1901 after President William McKinley's murder. McKinley's immediate successor Theodore Roosevelt was the first chief executive to benefit from this change. See more »

Crazy Credits

The opening credits as originally designed for the pilot (and included on the season 1 DVD) show the animated cowboy knocking down the woman trying to stab him. In the first season as aired, the cowboy kisses the woman, who dreamily turns away instead of trying to stab him. Later episodes reinstated the cowboy knocking the woman down. See more »

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Referenced in The Gambler Returns: The Luck of the Draw (1991) See more »

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A classic show
3 July 2001 | by (la) – See all my reviews

I remember watching the reruns when I was a kid. Truly, a great show. Not just because of the sci-fi/western premise, but because Conrad and Martin were so great on the show. Of all the spy shows and movies to come out of the 60s, Conrad (James West) had to be the coolest. The great music and opening sequence are legendary. Whereas this is one of the greatest cast westerns of the 60s, its 1999 movie remake is probably one of the worst cast films of the 90s. I hope they release these episodes on DVD someday.


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