The Wild Wild West: Season 4, Episode 15

The Night of the Winged Terror: Part 1 (17 Jan. 1969)

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James West is dispatched to a town after the U.S. receives a warning of an impending catastrophe. The Secret Service agent is unable to prevent the town's mayor from blowing up a new ... See full summary »


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Artemus Gordon (credit only)
Christopher Cary ...
John Harding ...
Dr. Horatio Occularis
Valentin de Vargas ...
Col. Chaveros (as Valentin deVargas)
Harry Lauter ...
Sheriff Elmo Stone
Roy Engel ...
Vic Perrin ...
Professor Simon Winkler
Mayor Hiram Sneed
Ron Pinkard ...
Deputy Sheriff Billy


James West is dispatched to a town after the U.S. receives a warning of an impending catastrophe. The Secret Service agent is unable to prevent the town's mayor from blowing up a new railroad trestle. West is assigned to work with agent Frank Harper on the case. Harper arrives too late to prevent a museum official from slashing paintings and destroying other artwork. President Grant departs Washington to personally brief the agents about the case, in which prominent people inexplicably commit acts of destruction. West arrives just in time to stop a dedicated sheriff from releasing a vicious gang from his jail. The sheriff, like the other prominent people involved, had received a free pair of spectacles from a Dr. Occularis. It turns out there are at least two doctors dispensing the free spectacles. Harper takes the place of a mayor who is scheduled for a visit from Dr. Occularis and he nearly kills West. The Secret Service man is captured and is informed by Professor Toombs that a ... Written by Bill Koenig

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17 January 1969 (USA)  »

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Jim West: How is Artie bearing up under his Washington assignment, sir?
President Grant: The question is, how is Washington bearing up.
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West...James West
6 May 2008 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

This two part episode comes closest in my opinion to a 'Bond' film. We have at least three different villains including a diabolical big headed mastermind who is intent on destroying the good ol' U S of A with hypnosis and assassination who lives in a vast underground hide-out that is destroyed in the end. We have great guest actors like Harry Lauter who was in just about every TV show made including Robert Conrad's 'Hawaian Eye'.

We get Bernard Fox from Hogan's Heroes as one Dr Occularis who kills himself with a backward firing gun and Robert Ellenstein who was so memorable in North by North West as another Dr Occularis.

Jackie Coogan, the former child star, shows up as the mayor and William Schallert who had been in two previous Wests plays Jame's assistant Frank Harper

He's no Arte, who is still missing in action, but his performance is to be admired. This would be the only two part Wild and a good time is had by all. Most enjoyable.

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