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The Wild Wild West 

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

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Michael Garrison
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4   3   2   1  
1969   1968   1967   1966   1965  
Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Robert Conrad ...  Jim West 104 episodes, 1965-1969
Ross Martin ...  Artemus Gordon 104 episodes, 1965-1969
Dick Cangey ...  Henchman / ... 49 episodes, 1966-1969
Whitey Hughes ...  Henchman / ... 48 episodes, 1966-1969
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Storyline

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 September 1965 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Wild West See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(104 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Black and White (season 1)| Color (seasons 2-4)

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Trivia

Many episodes don't take place in sequential order. In the few which are given specific dates (in newspapers, verbal references, historical facts, or other kinds of clues), the year often jumps back and forth. For example, season one's The Wild Wild West: The Night of the Whirring Death (1966) takes place in 1874, while some season two episodes (such as The Wild Wild West: The Night of the Eccentrics (1966) and The Wild Wild West: The Night of the Brain (1967)) take place in 1872 or another pre-1874 date. Usually this does not make any problem for internal storyline continuity, as the episodes rarely refer back to each other specifically. See more »

Goofs

Jim and Artie's train was missing at least three railcars in most shots. The cars that were not shown would be where they kept their horses, where the train crew was boarded and where the two of them slept. 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 »

Connections

Spoofed in Wild Wild Chest 3 (1996) See more »

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one more thing...
7 July 2004 | by aciolinoSee all my reviews

I've just read the comments posted here and agree with almost everything positive said. I don't think Ross Martin received enough praise at the time for the work he did. Nor do I think the show receive the respect it deserved.

It was riveting when it first aired, and had the feel of a really good mystery show, with many excellent twists and turns of plot.

But, I can't believe no one mentioned that this show had the greatest theme song of all time! If you can find it do hear it. It has both a "western" sound to it, as well as a really great theme and arrangement. Warning: there were two versions produced. The original is better, but both are excellent.


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