After two Wyoming towns suffer devastating earthquakes, Jim and Artie travel to Sentinel, where fliers have circulated warning of the next quake. When that quake strikes as predicted, the agents realize that someone can create earthquakes whenever and wherever he wishes. They must discover who and how before the madman levels the Wyoming territory!Written by
In the late 1800s, geologists agreed that fault lines were the incidental damage left by earthquakes. It wasn't until geologic studies prompted by the 1906 San Francisco quake that folks realized slippage at fault lines caused quakes. At the time this episode was made (the late 1960s) plate tectonics was still a new and unproven notion. See more »
In a scene near the beginning West refers to the cavalry as the "calvary." See more »
Meredith plays an absent-minded heavy who is saddled with two sons who are dumb as a box of rocks. As much as I normally love WWW's crazy plot twists with megalomaniac world conquerors, this one falls as flat as Orkney Cadwallader (Meredith)'s plot to seize control by causing earthquakes.
In addition to his sons, he has a daughter who is clever, but is also preoccupied with finding a proper suitor. She spends most of her time either fawning over West or wanting to kill him. There's no love lost on her father, either, whom she sees a limiting the number of potential beaus.
Most of the early episodes were well written, but this one fizzles out like wet dynamite.
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