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The Secret Empire 

In this homage to the cliffhanger serials of the '30s and '40s, 19th Century Wild West Marshal Jim Donner stumbled upon a secret underground city known as Chimera while chasing a gang of ... See full summary »

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Kenneth Johnson
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Geoffrey Scott ...  Marshal Jim Donner 2 episodes, 1979
Carlene Watkins ...  Millie 2 episodes, 1979
David Opatoshu ...  Hator 2 episodes, 1979
Stepfanie Kramer ...  Princess Tara #2 2 episodes, 1979
Tiger Williams Tiger Williams ...  Billy 2 episodes, 1979
Pamela Brull Pamela Brull ...  Maya 2 episodes, 1979
Peter Breck ...  Jesse Keller 2 episodes, 1979
Sean Garrison ...  Yannuck 2 episodes, 1979
Peter Tomarken Peter Tomarken ...  Roe 2 episodes, 1979
Mark Lenard ...  Emperor Thorval 2 episodes, 1979
Duncan Gamble Duncan Gamble ...  Jaks 2 episodes, 1979
Jay Robinson Jay Robinson ...  Demeter 2 episodes, 1979
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In this homage to the cliffhanger serials of the '30s and '40s, 19th Century Wild West Marshal Jim Donner stumbled upon a secret underground city known as Chimera while chasing a gang of robbers. Chimera is lorded over by an evil despot named Thorval. Donner teams up with the resistance rebels in their effort to overthrow Thorval's cruel reign, while simultaneously investigating the gold robberies on the surface. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@wkio.com>

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cliffhanger | serial | See All (2) »

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Fantasy | Western

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 February 1979 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cliffhangers: The Secret Empire See more »

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Runtime:

(12 episodes)

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Mono

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Black and White | Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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With Stop Susan Williams (1979) and The Curse of Dracula (1979), aired as part of the series "Cliffhangers!" See more »

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Great Series
7 March 2008 | by scubamike-2See all my reviews

I watched this series from the first one, and each week I looked forward anxiously to the next episode. The series was canceled after a short run (maybe 6 weeks), and I really couldn't understand why. It was a great show, with good acting and plot. Even if it would one day be available on DVD, it would still end in the middle of all the plots. I especially liked the western episode called "The Secret Empire". It was one of the most imaginative shows I have ever seen. It starts out like a standard western, where a ranchers cattle are being stolen. When the ranch hands chase the rustlers, they seem to disappear into a mountain. eventually, someone discovers the entrance to the inside of the mountain, and when they enter, what they find turns the show into a science fiction.


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