Phileas Fogg, trying to travel around the world in 80 days, employs Paladin as an armed escort for a segment of the journey. Paladin quickly learns he has more than he bargained for; Fogg ...
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Phileas Fogg, trying to travel around the world in 80 days, employs Paladin as an armed escort for a segment of the journey. Paladin quickly learns he has more than he bargained for; Fogg is traveling with both a manservant and an Indian princess. Also, the journey will prove to be treacherous. Written by
Per the title, Phileas Fogg is the main fictional character in the 1873 Jules Verne novel "Around the World in Eighty Days" whom Paladin is escorting through the American West. See more »
Phineas Fogg and Paladin synchronize their watches in the hotel lobby at 11:11 exactly. However, the clock on the mantel behind them in the background shows one hand on the 9 and the other on the 10, obviously well off of 11:11 AM. See more »
Another great two-for-one sees Richard Boone squaring off against veteran film and television actor Patric Knowles. The huge success of the 1958 film "Around the world in 80 days " was the obvious inspiration for this episode.
Wealthy British aristocrat and adventurer Phineas Fogg (played by Knowles) is determined to circle the globe in the aforementioned 80 days, using the fastest means of local transport available. A ship has brought Fogg to San Francisco and the Carlton, from which he must travel to Reno in order to rendezvous with a train that will eventually see him depart New York and collect on a wager he made with members of a London CLub. Travelling with Fogg are his hapless manservant Passepartout (literally "Pass-Key" in French) and the Punjabi Princess Aouda, whom Fogg saved from Ritual Immolation.
Paladin offers his services as bodyguard to the completely unimpressed Fogg, who clearly has no idea of the dangers that the "The West" still poses, or of how affairs are conducted in America. Passepartout confides to Paladin that his pompous Master is a wee bit mad, and the high-spirited Princess shows Paladin a thing or two about horsemanship. As if all that weren't enough, Phineas has made a mortal enemy of a self-important American 'Gentleman Officer' determined to engage Mr. Fogg in a duel. The exasperated Paladin repeatedly loses his temper, is forced to resort to his gun, risks death in an icy river, and is finally glad to see the last of Fogg and his party,- with the exception, perhaps, of the beautiful Aouda!
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