List of The Wild Wild West episodes

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The Wild Wild West
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The cover of the DVD box set containing the complete run of The Wild Wild West, released by CBS DVD, shows the stars of the series: Robert Conrad (left) and Ross Martin (right).
Genre Western / Spy / Science-fiction
Created by Michael Garrison
Starring Robert Conrad
Ross Martin
Theme music composer Richard Markowitz
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 4
No. of episodes 104 (+2 reunion films)
Production
Producer(s) Michael Garrison, Collier Young, Fred Freiberger, John Mantley, Gene Coon, Bruce Lansbury
Cinematography Ted Voigtlander
Camera setup Multiple
Running time 60 minutes
Broadcast
Picture format Black and white (season 1)
Color (season 2-4)
Audio format Mono
Original run September 17, 1965 (1965-09-17) – April 4, 1969 (1969-04-04)

This is a complete list of episodes of The Wild Wild West, an American television series that ran on the CBS network from 1965 to 1969. During its four-season run a total of 104 episodes were broadcast. The Wild Wild West is a series that blended westerns – hugely popular on television at the time (Gunsmoke, Bonanza, Wagon Train, Rawhide, etc.) – with spy adventure, which came into vogue in the wake of the highly successful James Bond films, resulting in such spy-oriented series as The Man from U.N.C.L.E., The Avengers, and Secret Agent.

The Wild Wild West is set in the 1870s and deals with the exploits of James West (played by Robert Conrad) and Artemus Gordon (Ross Martin), two agents of the United States Secret Service who work directly under the command of then-President Ulysses S. Grant. James West is presented as a sort of "James Bond of the West,"[1] i.e. the handsome, muscular action-hero who is handy with his fists, as well as a dashing ladies' man. Artemus Gordon is West's partner, a master of disguises and also the inventor of the many gadgets that the two of them use in the course of their adventures. The two men travel about in a private train and use their talents to vanquish the many dastardly villains that threatened the United States — among them, disgraced ex-soldiers seeking revenge against President Grant, power-hungry megalomaniacs, and mad scientists with their brilliant but diabolical inventions. The last group includes the recurring character of Dr. Miguelito Loveless, played by 3'11"[2] Michael Dunn. As series producer Bruce Lansbury stated:

"Jim [West]'s world was one of two-faced villainy, male and female, countless 'Mickey Finns,' and needle-tipped baroque pinkie rings that put him to sleep even as he embraced their dispensers. There were inevitable trap doors, hotel walls that ground their victims to dust or revolved into lush Aubrey Beardsley settings next door, lethal chairs that tossed occupants skyward or alternatively dumped them into dank sewers that subterraneously crisscrossed countless cow towns of the period. And then there was that old Dutch sea captain, leaning in the corner of the swill-hole of a bar, who inexplicably winked at Jim as he entered … Artemus, of course, in one of his thousand disguises."[3]

Ten years after the series was cancelled a made-for-television revival movie, The Wild Wild West Revisited, aired and was successful enough to warrant a follow-up entitled More Wild Wild West (1980), thus bringing the total number of episodes up to 106. However, the movie was more campy compared to the serious tone of the TV series. The death of Ross Martin in 1981 ended any plans for another film.[4]

DVD releases[edit]

The entire four-season run of The Wild Wild West is available on DVD from Paramount Home Video in both individual box sets of each season as well as a box containing the whole series. Only the latter, however, contains the reunion films.

The Wild Wild West DVD releases
Season Episodes Discs Originally aired Region 1
1 28 7 1965–1966 June 6, 2006 [5]
2 28 7 1966—1967 March 20, 2007 [6]
3 24 6 1967—1968 November 20, 2007 [7]
4 24 6 1968—1969 March 18, 2008 [8]
Entire Series (box set) 104 + 2 reunion movies 27 1965—1969 November 4, 2008[9]

The complete run of the series is present below in broadcast order. Included are the episode titles, directors, writers, broadcast dates, production codes, guest stars and the roles they played, and a brief plot synopsis. Also, the various disguises that Ross Martin used in his Artemus Gordon character are listed.

Season One: 1965–1966[edit]

Michael Dunn portrayed the brilliant but evil Dr. Loveless in ten episodes of The Wild Wild West.

The Wild Wild West was created by Michael Garrison, a movie producer (Peyton Place, The Long, Hot Summer, An Affair to Remember) who had, at one time, co-owned the rights to Ian Fleming's first James Bond novel, Casino Royale.[10] Garrison produced the series pilot episode himself[10] but, once the series was approved by the CBS network, it became necessary to find a more experienced producer to handle the subsequent episodes. Garrison, in the meantime, was moved into the position of Executive Producer.[11] Collier Young, who hitherto had produced a series entitled The Rogues, was assigned to The Wild Wild West but, after overseeing only three episodes, was replaced due to "a difference in concept between the network and [him]."[12] Fred Freiberger, his replacement, brought the series back on track with adventures featuring beautiful women, strong adversaries, and "something very bizarre."[13] Also under Freiberger the character of Dr. Loveless was created. Loveless became an immediate hit, resulting in actor Michael Dunn being contracted to do four episodes per season.[14] However, after producing ten episodes, Fred Freiberger was replaced by John Mantley, reputedly due to a behind-the-scenes power struggle.[15] Mantley, who had been associate producer on Gunsmoke, produced seven episodes before he too was replaced. Mantley returned to his former position on Gunsmoke while Gene L. Coon took over the production reins for of The Wild Wild West. However, Coon left after five episodes to take a screenwriting assignment at Warner Bros., leaving Michael Garrison to take on double-duty as producer and executive producer for the remainder of the season.[16]

The 28 first season episodes of The Wild Wild West, all of which were photographed in black and white, were not broadcast in the order that they were filmed. Notably, the early ones produced by Collier Young were moved back in the broadcast schedule in favor of the Fred Freiberger- and John Mantley-produced episodes. The breakdown in broadcast order is thus:

  • Michael Garrison — Episodes 1, 27 and 28
  • Collier Young — Episodes 5, 9 and 15
  • Fred Freiberger — Episodes 2-4, 6-8 and 10-13
  • John Mantley — Episodes 14 and 16-21
  • Gene L. Coon — Episodes 22-26

During this season, The Wild Wild West placed at #23 in the ratings for the 1965-1966 season.[17] One episode of this season, "The Night of the Howling Light", received an Emmy nomination for Best Cinematography.[18]

Series # Season # Title Director(s) Writer(s) Airdate Production code Artie's disguises
1 1 "The Night of the Inferno" Richard C. Sarafian Gilbert Ralston September 17, 1965 (1965-09-17) 001 A drunken soldier
A poor Mexican beggar

Guest stars: Suzanne Pleshette (Lydia Monteran), Victor Buono (Wing Fat/Juan Manolo), Nehemiah Persoff (Juan Manolo/General Cassinello), Walter Woolf King (Colonel Shear), James Gregory (President Ulysses S. Grant), Chet Stratton (Bedford), Bebe Louie (Mei Mei), Phil Chambers (Train Captain), Tom Reese (The Driver), Warren Parker (The Engineer), Clint Ritchie (The Lieutenant), Alberto Morin (The Majordomo)


Posing as a rich eastern "dude" traveling west in his own private railway car, Jim goes to Texas track down General Juan Manolo, who is trying to take over the region.
This episode (the series' pilot) is formatted differently from all the other episodes of the series. It is the only episode that features the opening credits before the teaser, the only first season episode that features the commercial art break in a cartoon fashion (the remainder of the first season episodes featured them as a textured photograph), and the only episode to place a commercial art break in the bottom center picture. This is also the only episode to feature James Gregory as President Grant.
2 2 "The Night of the Deadly Bed" William Witney George V. Schenck and William Marks September 24, 1965 (1965-09-24) 005 A Mexican peon

Guest stars: J.D. Cannon (Flory), Barbara Luna (Gatita), Dale Van Sickel (Guitar Player), Jose Gallege (Guitar Player), Don Diamond (Bartender), Bill Catching (Angelo), Robert Herron (Captain Jackson), Danica d'Hondt (Roxanne), Anna Shin (Marguerita)


West learns that a crazed assassin plans to reclaim Mexico and install himself as the new Napoleon.
3 3 "The Night the Wizard Shook the Earth" Bernard L. Kowalski John Kneubuhl October 1, 1965 (1965-10-01) 006 (none)

Guest stars: Michael Dunn (Dr. Miguelito Loveless), Phoebe Dorin (Antoinette), William Mims (Governor), Harry Bartell (Professor Nielsen), Sigrid Valdis (Miss Piecemeal), Leslie Parrish (Greta), Richard Kiel (Voltaire), Michael Masters (Wrestler)


West and Gordon have their first encounter with the brilliant but evil dwarf, Dr. Miguelito Loveless, along with the doctor's two assistants, the lovely Antoinette and the mute and simple-minded giant, Voltaire. Dr. Loveless is planning to take over California from control of Gov. Newton Booth, which the doctor claims rightfully belongs to him through his mother's venerable Ranchero family line.
Sigrid Valdis would appear again as "Miss Piecemeal" in the episode "The Night of the Torture Chamber."
4 4 "The Night of Sudden Death" William Witney Oliver Crawford October 8, 1965 (1965-10-08) 007 A clown

Guest stars: Robert Loggia (Warren Trevor), Joel Fluellen (Chief Vanoma), Bill Cassidy (Sterling), Don Gazzaniga (Hotel Clerk), Henry Hunter (Boone), Elisa Ingram (Cosette), Julie Payne (Corinne Foxx), Antoinette Bower (Janet Coburn), Sandy Kenyon (Hugo), Harlan Warde (Foxx), Robin Hoff


Jim West is on the trail of counterfeiters ... and almost gets to tangle with crocodiles!.
The lagoon from Gilligan's Island is used in this episode.
5 5 "Night of the Casual Killer" Don Taylor Bob Barbash October 15, 1965 (1965-10-15) 003 Actor, a hammy Artemus Gordon

Guest stars: John Dehner (John Avery), Ruta Lee (Laurie Morgan), Dub Taylor (Guard), Bill Williams (Marshal Kirby), Charles Davis (Tennyson), Curtis Taylor (Captain Davis), Ed Gilbert (Hendrix), Mort Mills (Harper), Len Lesser (Mason)


Jim and Artie head out west to find the stronghold of a corrupt political boss and return him to Washington for trial.
This is the first of three episodes featuring Charles Davis as Jim West's valet, Tennyson. It is also the only episode whose title starts without the article "The."
6 6 "The Night of a Thousand Eyes" Richard C. Sarafian Preston Wood October 22, 1965 (1965-10-22) 008 A dapper gentleman

Guest stars: Jeff Corey (Captain Ansel Coffin), Linda Ho (Oriana), Victor French (Arnold), E.J. André (Proprietor), Don Kelly (Peavey), Jeanne Vaughn (Glory), Janine Gray (Crystal), Barney Phillips (Captain Tenney), Jack Searl (Pilot), Diane McBain (Jennifer Wingate)


When ships along the Mississippi are attacked by a gang of pirates known as the "Thousand Eyes", Jim and Artie are sent to investigate. The trail leads to the leader of the gang: Captain Ansel Coffin, a blind man seeking revenge. His gang uses false lights to lead ships astray, crash them, and then plunder them.
This episode sees one of the few times where a female character dies. Even more unusually for the series, it happens onscreen.
7 7 "The Night of the Glowing Corpse" Irving J. Moore Teleplay: Henry Sharp
Story: Henry Sharp and Edmund Morris
October 29, 1965 (1965-10-29) 009 An Irish freight man

Guest stars: Oscar Beregi, Jr. (Dr. Ormont), Jayne Massey (Cecile), Louise Lawson (Blonde), Frank Delfino (Barker), Ralph Roberts (Senator Hastings), Ron Whelan (Consul-General Potez), Marion Thompson (Amelie Charlemont), Charles Horvath (Ironfoot), Phillip Pine (Lt. Armand Renard), Kipp Hamilton (Cluny Ormont)


Jim and Artemus are assigned to recover stolen radioactive materials. Their only clue: A set of fingerprints found on the ankle of a pretty secretary.
Director Irving J. Moore and writer Henry Sharp made their debuts on the series with this episode; Moore directed more episodes than anyone else, and Sharp - who became story consultant from season two - also received writing credit on more episodes than any other contributor.
8 8 "The Night of the Dancing Death" Harvey Hart William Tunberg and Fred Freiberger November 5, 1965 (1965-11-05) 010 The Grand Elector of Saxony

Guest stars: Peter Mark Richman (Prince Gio Carlotica), Eva Soreny (Baroness), Wolfe Barzell (Landgrave), Booth Colman (Perkins), Arthur Batanides (Marius Ascoli), Francoise Ruggieri (Nola), Byron Murron (Major-Domo), Leslie Brander (Princess Gina Carlotica), Lynn Carey (Imposter), Ilze Taurins (Marianna)


Jim and Artie are assigned to rescue a kidnapped princess from the Camorra.
9 9 "The Night of the Double-Edged Knife" Don Taylor Stephen Kandel November 12, 1965 (1965-11-12) 002 A tame Indian
A gentle old railroad worker
A dead Indian

Guest stars: Katharine Ross (Sheila Parnell), Leslie Nielsen (General Ball), John Barrymore Jr. (American Knife), Elisha Cook Jr. (Mike McGreavy), Jackie Joseph (Girl at General Ball's Camp), Susan Silo (Little Willow), Ed Peck (Merritt), Tyler McVey (Parnell), Vaughn Taylor (Adamson), Harry Townes (Penrose), Charles Davis (Tennyson)


Trouble is brewing along the railroad: the local Indians are demanding gold and have threatened to kill five railroad workers a day until it is paid. Jim and Artie find that things are not what they seem to be.
The second appearance of Tennyson, this was the second episode to be produced (and therefore the first to be made after the pilot) but the ninth to be aired. This is the only episode where the commercial break freeze-frames arrive in the exact reverse order of the opening titles, and also one of only two episodes (other than the pilot) with a freezeframe order that's never repeated - the other is season three's "The Night of the Cadre."
10 10 "The Night That Terror Stalked the Town" Alvin Ganzer Teleplay: John Kneubuhl
Story: John Kneubuhl and Richard Landau
November 19, 1965 (1965-11-19) 011 (none)

Guest stars: Michael Dunn (Dr. Miguelito Loveless), Jean Hale (Marie), Phoebe Dorin (Antoinette), Joe Hooker (Mr. Abernathy), Jordan Shelley (Baron Colinelcy), Richard Kiel (Voltaire), Chuck O'Brien (Janus)


The second encounter with Dr. Loveless. West is lured into a ghost town filled with lifelike dummies, where Loveless is hatching his latest scheme: The surgical alterization of Janus, one of his assistants. Once done, Janus will look exactly like James West.
This episode marks the first time that Artie refers to his "Great Aunt Maude."A headstone lists West's birth date as July 2, 1842.
11 11 "The Night of the Red-Eyed Madmen" Irving J. Moore Stanford Whitmore November 26, 1965 (1965-11-26) 012 Colonel Cross, a German military expert

Guest stars: Martin Landau (General Grimm), Ray Kellogg (Captain O'Brien), Gregg Martell (Otto), Nelson Olmsted (Senator Rawls), Ted Markland (Jack Talbot), Marianna Case (Cloris), Shary Marshall (Jenny), Joan Huntington (Sgt. Musk), Don Rizzan (Trooper), Toian Matchinga (Lola Bracer)


An army of fanatics is dedicated to overthrowing the U.S. Government, and it's up to James West to thwart their plans.
12 12 "The Night of the Human Trigger" Justus Addiss Norman Katkov December 3, 1965 (1965-12-03) 013 Austrian Professor Neinindorf

Guest stars: Burgess Meredith (Professor Okrney Cadwallader), Kathie Browne (Faith Cadwallader), Michael Masters (Hercules Cadwallader), Dick Winslow (Piano Player), C. Lindsay Workman (Bartender), Gregg Palmer (Thaddeus Cadwallader), Bill Henry (Sheriff), Robert I. McCord (Sidney), Hank Patterson (Mr. Porter), Vernon Scott (Clerk), Virginia Sale (Aunt Martha), Robert Phillips (Sam), James Jeter (Harry)


An insane geologist has developed an elaborate extortion scheme: He has mastered the power to create earthquakes.
13 13 "The Night of the Torture Chamber" Alan Crosland Jr. Philip Saltzman and Jason Wingreen December 10, 1965 (1965-12-10) 014 Art critic Messr. Gaston LaRusse of Sorbon

Guest stars: Alfred Ryder (Professor Horatio Bolt), Henry Beckman (Governor Bradford/Sam Jamison), H.M. Wynant (Durand), Sigrid Valdis (Miss Piecemeal), Nadia Sanders (Helva), Michael Abelar (Guard), Viviane Ventura (Angelique)


An obsessed museum curator has his own private designs for the state treasury.
This episode features the second appearance of Sigrid Valdis as Miss Piecemeal. Previously she had appeared in "The Night the Wizard Shook the Earth." Jason Wingreen would later appear onscreen in "The Night of the Whirring Death." Although Henry Beckman plays two roles, in the end credits he is only listed as playing the Governor.
14 14 "The Night of the Howling Light" Paul Wendkos Henry Sharp December 17, 1965 (1965-12-17) 015 (none)

Guest stars: Sam Wanamaker (Dr. Arcularis), Linda Marsh (Indra), Dan Riss (Naval Officer), Ralph Moody (Ho-Tami), Kay E. Kuter (Caged Man), Roy Barcroft (Sikes), Clancy Cooper (Trowbridge), Ottola Nesmith (Maggie), E.J. André (Superintendent), Scott Marlowe (Ahkeema)


Shades of The Manchurian Candidate: West is held prisoner in a lighthouse by a mad doctor who is using mind control to condition the Secret Service agent into becoming an assassin.
Cameraman Ted Voigtlander received a Best Cinematography Emmy Award nomination for his work on this episode. He lost, however, to Winton C. Hoch's photography on Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea.
15 15 "The Night of the Fatal Trap" Richard Whorf Robert V. Barron and Jack Marlowe December 24, 1965 (1965-12-24) 004 Mojave Mike, a crusty desert rat

Guest stars: Ron Randell (Col. Francesco Vasquez), Joanna Moore (Linda Medford), Rodolfo Hoyos Jr. (Sgt. Gomez), Don Briggs (Sheriff Cantrell), Dal Jenkins (Luke Dawson), Alan Sues (Matt Dawson), Christian Anderson (Mark Dawson), Joseph Ruskin (Viper Black), Walker Edmiston (Charlie), Charles Davis (Tennyson), Paul Barselou (Bank Teller)


While disguised as a notorious outlaw, Jim goes to arrest a Mexican bandit, only to be recognized by the villain's girlfriend.
The third and final appearance as Tennyson.
16 16 "The Night of the Steel Assassin" Lee H. Katzin Teleplay: Calvin Clements
Story: Steve Fisher
January 7, 1966 (1966-01-07) 016 President Grant

Guest stars: John Dehner (Colonel "Iron Man" Torres), Sue Ane Langdon (Nina Gilbert), Roy Engel (President Grant), John Pickard (R.L. Gilbert), Sara Taft (Maria), Bruno Vesota (Bartender), Allen Jaffe (Lopez), Arthur Malet (Dr. Meyer), [S. John Launer] (Mayor), Phyllis Davis (Saloon Girl)


After being crippled in an explosion that he blamed on the other men of his regiment, Colonel "Iron Man" Torres has rebuilt himself as a 19th century "cyborg." He is now seeking revenge on those he thinks wronged him — including President Grant.
17 17 "The Night the Dragon Screamed" Irving J. Moore Kevin De Courcey January 14, 1966 (1966-01-14) 017 A coolie on the docks
Gen. Sumatra, an armaments expert

Guest stars: Nancy Hsueh (Tsu Hsi), Ben Wright (Col. Allenby-Smythe), Benson Fong (Mo Ti), Richard Loo (Wang Chung), Paul King (Oriental), Beulah Quo (May Li), Vince Eder (Lieutenant), Pilar Seurat (Princess Ching Ling), Philip Ahn (Quong Chu)


Jim and Artie are tracking down the smugglers of opium and Chinese aliens. Their trail leads them to a British ex-colonel who is planning to take over the Chinese throne.
This episode featured several interracial kisses between Conrad and Pilar Seurat. Seurat, who plays Princess Ching Ling, is a Filipina, not Chinese.
18 18 "The Night of the Flaming Ghost" Lee H. Katzin Robert Hamner and Preston Wood January 21, 1966 (1966-01-21) 018 Drunken whiskey salesman R.P. McGuffey
A cavalry soldier

Guest stars: John Doucette (John Obediah Brown), Robert Ellenstein (Luis Vasquez), Lynn Loring (Carma Vasquez), Karen Sharpe (Barbara Bosley), Charles Wagenheim (Shukie Summers), Harry Bartell (Will Glover)


Abolitionist John Brown appears to have returned from the grave after being hung by the neck. Jim and Artie are assigned to bring him in.
19 19 "The Night of the Grand Emir" Irving J. Moore Donn Mullally January 28, 1966 (1966-01-28) 019 Sheik Hokar, a minister of the Emir

Guest stars: Yvonne Craig (Ecstasy LaJoie), Richard Jaeckel (Christopher Cable), Robert Middleton (Emir El Emid), Arlene Charles (Emid #1 Girl), Phyllis Davis (Emid #2 Girl), Don Francks (T. Wiggett Jones), Arthur Gould-Porter (George), James Lanphier (Dr. Mohammed Bey), Tom Palmer (Williard Drapeau), Ralph Gary (Clay)


West is assigned to protect a visiting despot from Ecstasy La Joie, an assassin armed with an a deadly ring and an explosive garter.
This is one of the few episodes where the majority of the story - or in this case, the entire story - does, in fact, take place all in one night.
20 20 "The Night of the Whirring Death" Mark Rydell Teleplay: Jackson Gillis
Story: Jackson Gillis and Leigh Chapman
February 18, 1966 (1966-02-18) 020 Opera singer Caruso del Artemo

Guest stars: Michael Dunn (Dr. Miguelito Loveless), Pamela Austin (Priscilla Ames), Barbara Nichols (Bessie Bowen), Phoebe Dorin (Antoinette), Val Avery (John Crane), Norman Fell (Jeremiah Ratch), Richard Kiel (Voltaire), Jesse White (Governor Lewis), Jason Wingreen (Policeman), Sam Flint (Clerk), Chanin Hale (Flo), Richard Reeves (Bailey), Elena Martone (Hostess)


The third encounter with Dr. Loveless. This time he's using exploding toys as part of his scheme to make California a kingdom for children.
After being mute in his first two appearances as "Voltaire", Richard Kiel gets to speak in this episode. However, this would be the final appearance of "Voltaire" in the series, although Kiel turned up in another role in the episode "The Night of the Simian Terror." This is also the first Loveless episode in which the good doctor escapes at the end.
21 21 "The Night of the Puppeteer" Irving J. Moore Henry Sharp February 25, 1966 (1966-02-25) 021 (none)

Guest stars: Lloyd Bochner (Zachariah Skull), Imelda de Martin (Vivid), John Hoyt (Justice Vincent Chayne), Janis Hansen (Waitress), Wayne Albritton (Harlequin), Walter Painter (Caveman), Jack Tygett (Butler), Len Rogel (Sign Man), Sara Taft (Mrs. Chayne), Nelson Olmsted (Dr. Lake)


An attack on a Supreme Court justice leads West and Gordon into a mysterious underground lair filled with deadly life-size marionettes.
This episode contains some delightful music by Dave Grusin - his only score for the series.
22 22 "The Night of the Bars of Hell" Richard Donner Robert Vincent Wright March 4, 1966 (1966-03-04) 022 A street preacher
Jeremiah P. Threadneedle, dealer in ladies' corsets
Aged prison executioner

Guest stars: Arthur O'Connell (Theophilus Ragan), Indus Arthur (Jennifer McCoy), Elisha Cook Jr. (Gideon McCoy), Mickey Golden (Gate Guard), Russ McCubbin (Mr. Quincannon), Whitey Hughes (Prison Guard), Roy Sickner (Driscoll), Paul Genge (Kross), Robert Herron (Borg), Jeni Jackson (Kitten), Milton Parsons (Executioner), Chet Stratton (Adams), Shawn Michaels (Convict Painter)


Jim and Artie are assigned to track down a band of outlaws who have centered their operations near a territorial prison.
23 23 "The Night of the Two-Legged Buffalo" Edward Dein John Kneubuhl March 11, 1966 (1966-03-11) 023 A Hawaiian prince

Guest stars: Nick Adams (Prince), Dana Wynter (Lady Beatrice Marquand-Gaynesford), Robert Emhardt (Claude Duchamps), Paul Comi (Vittorio Pellagrini), Al Wyatt (Coach Driver), C. Lindsay Workman (Manager), Clint Ritchie (1st Bandit)


West and Gordon are assigned to protect a pleasure-loving prince who is visiting the United States. The prince insists on visiting a plush spa, only to find that assassins are eagerly awaiting his arrival.
This is one of only four episodes where the commercial break freeze frames arrive in the same order as the main title; the others are "The Night of the Man-Eating House", "The Night of the Deadly Blossom", and "The Night of the Winged Terror, Part 2."
24 24 "The Night of the Druid's Blood" Ralph Senensky Teleplay: Henry Sharp
Story: Kevin De Courcey
March 25, 1966 (1966-03-25) 024 (none)

Guest stars: Sam Wade (Robert Perry), Rhys Williams (Dr. Tristam), Don Rickles (Asmodeus), Ann Elder (Astarte), Emanuel Thomas (Butler), Don Beddoe (Professor Robey), Simon Scott (Colonel Fairchild), Bartlett Robinson (Senator Clay Waterford), Susan Browning (Nurse)


Jim investigates the mysterious arson death of an old friend.
The title is something of a misnomer, as there are neither druids nor blood in evidence.
25 25 "The Night of the Freebooters" Edward Dein Gene L. Coon April 1, 1966 (1966-04-01) 025 Col. Hernandez del Valle Santiago y Sandoval
Old lady running a cantina

Guest stars: Keenan Wynn (Thorald Wolfe), Maggie Thrett (Rita Leon), William Campbell (Bender), John Sterling (Worker), James Connell (Richard Henry), James Gammon (Egan), Robert Matek (Oldfield), Andre Phillipe (Enrique Leon)


While posing as an ex-con, Jim infiltrates a renegade army.
26 26 "The Night of the Burning Diamond" Irving J. Moore Ken Kolb April 8, 1966 (1966-04-08) 026 Count Baron Felix von Schlesweig und Holtzbergen

Guest stars: Robert Drivas (Morgan Midas), Christiane Schmidtmer (Lucretia Ivronin), Vito Carbonara (Serbian Minister), Whitey Hughes (Rudd), Calvin Brown (Clive), Chuck O'Brien (Serbian Guard), Dan Tobin (Thaddeus Baines)


West and Gordon investigate the mysterious disappearance of Serbia's Kara Diamond, which leads them into the lair of Morgan Midas. He has mastered a formula that can make him move so quickly that he becomes invisible to the naked eye.
Slip-up alert: In the scene where our heroes join Midas as he carries out a robbery, some of the people "frozen" in time are more frozen than others...
27 27 "The Night of the Murderous Spring" Richard Donner John Kneubuhl April 15, 1966 (1966-04-15) 027 (none)

Guest stars: Michael Dunn (Dr. Miguelito Loveless), Phoebe Dorin (Antoinette), Jenie Jackson (Kitten Twitty), Leonard Falk (Attendant), Bill McLean (Hotel Clerk), William Fawcett (Man), Todd Garrett (Child)


West and Gordon meet Dr. Loveless for the fourth time. The doctor has now invented a hallucinatory drug which, when used on Jim, makes him believe that he has shot and killed Artie.
Once again the lagoon set from Gilligan's Island is used. Leonard Falk is the real-life father of Robert Conrad.
28 28 "The Night of the Sudden Plague" Irving J. Moore Ken Kolb April 22, 1966 (1966-04-22) 028 (none)

Guest stars: Theodore Marcuse (Dr. Vincent Kirby), Eddie Durkin (Frank Doyle), Mark Baker (Barber), Robert Phillips (Lafe), Harvey Levine (Hobson), Nobu McCarthy (Anna Kirby), H.M. Wynant (Coley Rodman), Elliott Reid (Governor Marcus Hawthorne)


Upon arriving in Willow Springs, Jim and Artie find that a band of thieves have struck and somehow managing to paralyze everyone in the entire town.

Season Two: 1966–1967[edit]

"Classics of literature, film, and contemporary science were shamelessly commandered as their elements were submurged and made over into a style that was, and still is, unique to television. We sought words and images to convey that style … baroque, outre, tiffany hues, rich crimsons and forest green, all in the mystery of chiaroscuro."
Bruce Lansbury[19]

The second season of The Wild Wild West continued the basic format of first season, but also made some changes. The most notable of these was that the series was now shot in color, which enhanced the Victorian ambiance of the 1870s setting.[20] Both Robert Conrad and Ross Martin were given modified wardrobes, with Conrad wearing short bolero jackets and tight-fitting pants.[21] There was also a shift in the choreography of the fight scenes, changing the emphasis from karate (largely used in the first season) to boxing.[22]

As in the first season, Dr. Loveless was featured in four episodes. Meanwhile, an attempt was made to establish another recurring villain with the character of Count Manzeppi (played by Victor Buono, who had appeared in the pilot episode). However, the Count was dropped after only two episodes.

Again, as in the first season, 28 episodes were produced for the season. Initially, Michael Garrison continued in the dual capacity as producer and executive producer. However, after seven episodes, the producing chores were handed to Bruce Lansbury, the younger brother of actress Angela Lansbury, and Garrison returned to working solely as the series' executive producer. Garrison died on August 17, 1966, when he fell down a flight of stairs at his home in Bel Aire.[23][24][25]

The breakdown between the two producers, as broadcast, is:[26]

  • Michael Garrison – Season episodes 1–5, 12 and 14
  • Bruce Lansbury – Season episodes 6–11, 13 and 15–28

However, the series continued to be listed as "A Michael Garrison Production in association with the CBS Television Network" in the end credits for the rest of the run.

The Wild Wild West slipped in the ratings during the second season and failed to be among the 25 most popular shows during the 1966–1967 season.[17] However, guest star Agnes Moorehead won an Emmy as Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for her performance in the episode "The Night of the Vicious Valentine."

Series # Season # Title Director(s) Writer(s) Airdate Production code Artie's disguises
29 1 "The Night of the Eccentrics" Robert Sparr Charles Bennett September 16, 1966 (1966-09-16) 034 Aide to President Juarez

Guest stars: Victor Buono (Count Carlos Mario Vincenzo Robespierre Manzeppi), LeGrand Mellon (Miranda), Michael Masters (Titan), Richard Pryor (Villar), Anthony Eisley (Deadeye), Frank Sorello (Pres. Juarez), Andi Garrett (Nurse), Roy Jenson (Vance Markham), Harry Ellerbe (Col. Armstrong), Paul Wallace (Tony)


While searching for an undercover fellow agent {who turns up dead}, Jim and Artie arrive at a circus where they find themselves pitted against the Eccentrics, a league of assassins commanded by the vicious Count Manzeppi.
Victor Buono, who had appeared in the series pilot, "The Night of the Inferno", returns in this, the first of his two appearances as Count Manzeppi. Anthony Eisley had co-starred with Robert Conrad in an earlier TV series, Hawaiian Eye. Apart from one sentence in the teaser, Richard Pryor (playing a ventriloquist and the voice of his dummy) does not speak with his normal voice for the entire episode!
30 2 "The Night of the Golden Cobra" Irving J. Moore Henry Sharp September 23, 1966 (1966-09-23) 029 East Indian magician

Guest stars: Boris Karloff (Mr. Singh), Audrey Dalton (Veda Singh), Jose De Vega (John Mountain-Top), James Westmoreland (Chandra), Michael York (Cupta), Morgan Farley (Mudjaz), Asoka (Dancer), Sujata (Dancer), John Alonzo (Sarrkan), Simon Scott (Col. Stanton Mayo)


Jim West is kidnapped by a maharajah who wants his sons to be tutored in the fine art of killing.
This was the first episode of the series to be filmed in color (although the second to be broadcast). The Michael York in this episode is not the famed British actor.
31 3 "The Night of the Raven" Irving J. Moore Edward Di Lorenzo September 30, 1966 (1966-09-30) 032 (none)

Guest stars: Michael Dunn (Dr. Miguelito Loveless), Phyllis Newman (Princess Wanakee), Phoebe Dorin (Antoinette), Howard Hoffinan (War Eagle), Sandy Josol (Chawtaw)


The fifth encounter with Dr. Loveless, whose latest diabolical invention involves a powder that miniaturizes people. Jim West and an Indian princess are among his victims. Will a cat bring about the end of Agent West?
32 4 "The Night of the Big Blast" Ralph Senensky Ken Kolb October 7, 1966 (1966-10-07) 030 (None)
(Although Martin appears as a robot version of Artie)

Guest stars: Ida Lupino (Dr. Faustina), Patsy Kelly (Prudence Fortune), Mala Powers (Lily Fortune), Robert Miller Driscoll (Lyle Peters), Melville Ruick (Attorney General), Rita D'Amico (Carmen), Michael McCloud (Miklos)


Dr. Faustina has created human-like robots that are walking time bombs. One of them looks exactly like Jim West and another like Artemus Gordon.
Unlike most of the series, this story puts the spotlight firmly on Ross Martin - Robert Conrad has considerably less time on-screen here than in any other episode of the series. Martin was an excellent fencer, which came in handy for the swordfight with the musketeer at Madri Gras. The trickier stunts were performed by Dave Sharp.
33 5 "The Night of the Returning Dead" Richard Donner John Kneubuhl October 14, 1966 (1966-10-14) 035 (none)

Guest stars: Sammy Davis Jr. (Jeremiah), Peter Lawford (Carl Jackson), Hazel Court (Elizabeth Carter), Frank Wilcox (Bill Mott), Alan Baxter (Ned Briggs), Ken Lynch (Tom Kellogg)


Jim and Artie confront a ghost rider who seems to be immune to bullets.
Parts of this episode were filmed in the caves at Bronson Canyon in the Hollywood Hills.
34 6 "The Night of the Flying Pie Plate" Robert Sparr Dan Ullman October 21, 1966 (1966-10-21) 038 Dirk DeJohn, gem expert
Mr. Spock type

Guest stars: William Windom (Ben Victor), Leslie Parrish (Morn), Whitey Hughes (Jerry), Ford Rainey (Simon), Pitt Herbert (Byron Pettigrew), Woodrow Chambliss (Wingo), Cindy Taylor (Pan), Arlene Charles (Alna)


A bizarre scheme has West and Gordon involved with a green-skinned girl who emerged from what seems to a spaceship. She claims that her ship needs gold for fuel.
This is the first episode where the act-ending freeze-frames take the form of line drawings rather than textured or tinted stills; because the episodes weren't aired in production order, the remaining shows with stills were mixed with shows with drawings. The only episodes after this point to have stills are "The Night of the Bottomless Pit", "The Night of the Ready-Made Corpse" (the final such episode produced), "The Night of the Man-Eating House" and "The Night of the Infernal Machine". This was also the first episode produced after Michael Garrison passed away.
35 7 "The Night of the Poisonous Posey" Alan Crosland Jr. Teleplay: Leigh Chapman
Story: Donn Mullally
October 28, 1966 (1966-10-28) 039 Villain Ascot Sam

Guest stars: Delphi Lawrence (Lucrece Posey), Percy Rodriguez (Brutus), Michael Masters (Cyril), Shug Fisher (Sheriff Blayne Cord), Christopher Cary (Snakes Tolliver), Eugene Iglesias (Gallito), George Keymas (Sergei), Hal Lynch (Sam Colburn), Andre Philippe (Ascot Sam), H.M. Wynant (Pinto)


The town of Justice, Nevada, is hangout for a group of international criminals headed by Lucrece Posey, who is planning on leading her group into a world-wide criminal organization. Unfortunately for them a certain two secret service agents happen to be passing through, and it's up to the pair to battle them into submission.
36 8 "The Night of the Bottomless Pit" Robert Sparr Ken Kolb November 4, 1966 (1966-11-04) 036 Pierre Gaspard, former legionnaire

Guest stars: Theodore Marcuse (Gustave Mauvais / Hubert Crandee), Joan Huntington (Camille Mauvais), Tom Drake (Vincent Reed), Gregg Martell (Guard B), Ernie Misko (Guard A), Chuck O'Brien (Couteau), Fred Carson (Le Cochon), Seymour Green (Lime), Steve Franken (LeFou), Mabel Albertson (Mrs. Grimes).

Jim and Artie infiltrate a prison to rescue a fellow agent from a vicious commandant.
37 9 "The Night of the Watery Death" Irving J. Moore Michael Edwards (see note below) November 11, 1966 (1966-11-11) 040 Swedish sailor

Guest stars: John Ashley (Lt. Keighley), John van Dreelen (Marquis Philippe de La Mer), James Galante (Third Officer), Forrest Lewis (Captain Pratt), Jocelyn Lane (Dominique)


Jim and Artie investigate a mysterious dragon-like creature that is blowing up American ships.
The writing credits read "Teleplay by Michael Edwards", with no "story by" credit. The DVD packaging for TF1 Video's region 2 release of the series gives script credit for this episode to three writers: Edward di Lorenzo, Lew Garfinkle (the only one of the three to have no on-screen credit on any episode) and Leigh Chapman.
38 10 "The Night of the Green Terror" Robert Sparr John Kneubuhl November 18, 1966 (1966-11-18) 041 Indian woman

Guest stars: Michael Dunn (Dr. Miguelito Loveless), Phoebe Dorin (Antoinette), Anthony Caruso (Bright Star Chief), Paul Fix (Old Chief), Peggy Rea (Wife of Bright Star Chief)


The sixth encounter with Dr. Loveless, whose latest scheme involves a chemical that kills plant life and a suit of medieval armor.
This is Phoebe Dorin's final appearance as Antoinette.
39 11 "The Night of the Ready-Made Corpse" Irving J. Moore Ken Kolb (and Bob Wood, uncredited) November 25, 1966 (1966-11-25) 037 Bespectacled old man
Thomas link (criminal)

Guest stars: Carroll O'Connor (Fabian Lavender), Karen Sharpe (Rose Murphy), Paul Comi (Pellargo Double), Daniel Ades (Colonel Pellargo), Jack Perkins (Golo), Gene Tyburn (Finley), Andi Garrett (Barmaid), Alan Bergmann (Claudio Antille), Patricia Huston (Leda Pellargo)


Jim and Artie are assigned to investigate one Fabian Lavendor, a mortician who runs a peculiar side-line business: faking the deaths of wanted criminals.
Ironically considering the premise, series creator/executive producer Michael Garrison died during production of this episode.
40 12 "The Night of the Man-Eating House" Alan Crosland Jr. John Kneubuhl December 2, 1966 (1966-12-02) 033 (none)

Guest stars: Hurd Hatfield (Liston Day), William Talman (Sheriff)


Jim, Artie, and a local sheriff are accompanying a convict back to prison. While resting for the night, Artie has a strange dream where he, Jim, and the sheriff chase their prisoner to an old abandoned mansion which is haunted by the spirit of a dead woman – with a twist ending.
This episode has some similarities with a 1945 film, The Picture of Dorian Gray, which also starred Hurd Hatfield. This episode features the smallest cast of the entire series, with the two guest stars the only other people besides Robert Conrad and Ross Martin who appear.
41 13 "The Night of the Skulls" Alan Crosland Jr. Robert C. Dennis and Earl Barret December 16, 1966 (1966-12-16) 043 Funeral officiator at his own funeral
A bum
A hunchback in an old armory
A pompous senator

Guest stars: Donald Woods (Senator Stephen Fenlow), Lisa Gaye (Lorelei), Douglas Henderson (Colonel Richmond), Anne Doud (Lucinda), Michael Masters (Bluebeard), William Bagdad (Prisoner), Calvin Brown (Iron Hook Harper), Francis DeSales (Charlton), Kem Dibbs (Plainclothesman), Robert Herron (Tigo), Quintin Sondergaard (Monk), Madame Spivy (Axe Lady), Sebastian Tom (Samurai)


Jim becomes a fugitive on the run after he "shot and killed" Artie. In reality, however, he is tracking down a secret league of assassins.
This episode features the first appearance of Douglas Henderson as Colonel Richmond, who will become a recurring character for the remainder of the series.
42 14 "The Night of the Infernal Machine" Sherman Marks Shimon Wincelberg December 23, 1966 (1966-12-23) 031 Herr Ostropolyer, pastry chef

Guest stars: Ed Begley (Judge M'Guigan), Bill Zuckert (Inspector Bulvon), Elaine Dunn (Vashti), Jon Lormer (Vickerman), John Harmon (Moody), Michael Pate (Bledsoe), Will Kuluva (Zeno Baroda), Vito Scotti (Cefalu), Bill Gwinn (Judge)


Jim and Artie aid a federal judge whose life has been threatened by a bomb-throwing clockmaker.
43 15 "The Night of the Lord of Limbo" Jesse Hibbs Henry Sharp December 30, 1966 (1966-12-30) 042 Duelist Jack Maitland
(no make-up, but a different character)

Guest stars: Ricardo Montalbán (Col. Noel Bartley Vautrain), Dianne Foster (Amanda Vautrain), Harry Harvey, Sr. (Theater Manager), Tyler McVey (Professor), Gregory Morton (Levering), Felice Orlandi (Captain Vincent Scofield), Ed Prentiss (Col. Fairchild), Davis Roberts (Bartender), Will J. White (Robber), Howard Wright (Professor)


Jim and Artie encounter Col. Vautrain, a crippled, legless former Confederate officer who has mastered the ability to travel through time. His plan is to go back in time and alter history, thus not only restoring his legs but also having the Confederate Army win the war—by killing Ulysses Grant.
44 16 "The Night of the Tottering Tontine" Irving J. Moore Elon Packard and Norman Hudis January 6, 1967 (1967-01-06) 044 Blond secretary to Dr. Raven
Angus MacGordon

Guest stars: Harry Townes (Dr. Robert Raven), Wilhelm von Homburg (Gunther Pearse), William Wintersole (Edward Baring), Henry Darrow (Archduke Maurice), Robert Emhardt (Martin Grevely), Mike Road (Martin Dexter), Steve Gravers (Stimson), Arthur Space (Applegate), Ted Stanhope (Bartender), Lisa Pera (Amelia Maitlin)


West and Gordon are assigned to protect Dr. Raven, who is developing a secret weapon and also a member of a tontine, i.e., an investment group whose bylaws state that the last surviving member of the group will receive the group's assets.
45 17 "The Night of the Feathered Fury" Robert Sparr Henry Sharp January 13, 1967 (1967-01-13) 046 Organ grinder
Bald Uncle Hansi

Guest stars: Victor Buono (Count Carlos Mario Vincenzo Robespierre Manzeppi), Michele Carey (Gerda Scharff), Hideo Inamura (Benji), Perry Lopez (Dodo Le Blanc), Oliver McGowan (Colonel Armstrong), George Murdock (Luther Coyle), Georgia Schmidt (Scrub Woman), Audrey Lowell (Wanda)


Jim and Artie encounter Count Manzeppi again. This time around the count is attempting to acquire a wind-up bird that contains the Philosopher's Stone.
This is the last of only two episodes featuring Count Manzeppi, although Victor Buono later appeared in the reunion movie, More Wild Wild West. Michele Carey later appeared in the two-parter "The Night of the Winged Terror" and also as the voice of Effie, the computer, in Robert Conrad's later series, A Man Called Sloane.
46 18 "The Night of the Gypsy Peril" Alan Crosland Jr. Ken Kolb January 20, 1967 (1967-01-20) 045 Uncle Moe, the peddler

Guest stars: Ruta Lee (Zoe Zagora), Ronald Long (Sultan of Ramapur), Arthur Batanides (Scullen), Nick Cravat (Performer), Andi Garrett (Gypsy Girl), Charles Horvath (Gombal), Johnny Seven (Mikolik), Mark Slade (Hillard)


The Sultan of Ramapur brings a sacred white elephant as a gift to President Grant. When bandits steal the elephant from Jim and Artie's train the outraged Sultan demands a compensation of $1 million. Events take an interesting turn when Jim follows the trail to a gypsy camp.
For once, no one dies in this episode.
47 19 "The Night of the Tartar" Charles R. Rondeau Robert C. Dennis and Earl Barret February 3, 1967 (1967-02-03) 049 Russian immigrant Theodore Rimsky

Guest stars: John Astin (Count Sazanov), Susan Odin (Anastasia), Malachi Throne (Kuprin), Andre Phillipe (Fecdor Rimsky), Martin Blaine (Millard Boyer), Nancy Dow (Tersa), Chubby Johnson (Prospector), Louise Lawson (Miss Minnow), Michael Panaieff (Chekov), Wendy Stuart (Marsha), Walter Sande (Col. Crockett), Larry Anthony (Detective), Lola Bell (Barber)


President Grant orders West and Gordon to deliver Rimsky, a political prisoner, to Vladivostok in exchange for Millard Boyer, the American vice-consul. In the course of their duty the two are drugged and end up in Russia—or so it seems.
48 20 "The Night of the Vicious Valentine" Irving J. Moore Leigh Chapman February 10, 1967 (1967-02-10) 048 A Jewish tailor

Guest stars: Agnes Moorehead (Emma Valentine), Diane McBain (Elaine Dodd), Sherry Jackson (Michele LeMaster), Shephard Menken (E.N. Itnelay), Mitzie Evans (Gates), Quinn Cunningham (Minister), Don Delavay (Griffin the Butler), G. Edward McKinley (Curtis Langley Dodd), Walter Sande (Colonel Crockett), Henry Beckman (Paul J. Lambert), Mickey Daniels (Giggling Henchman)


Jim and Artie investigate the killings of wealthy industrialists. They find that all the victims are linked to a matchmaker named Emma Valentine.
Agnes Moorehead won the show's only Emmy for her performance in this episode.
49 21 "The Night of the Brain" Larry Peerce Calvin Clements Jr. February 17, 1967 (1967-02-17) 047 Leeto, the henchmen
Letto disguised as Artemus Gordon

Guest stars: Edward Andrews (Braine), Margaret Mason (Lola), Phil Arnold (Almeric), Brioni Farrell (Voulee), Allen Jaffe (Leeto), Jay Jostyn (Butler), Don Rizzan (Guard), John Warburton (Arnette)


Jim and Artie receive fake newspapers that predict the deaths of their friends which the agents can't prevent from happening. Their investigation pits them against an evil super-genius.
50 22 "The Night of the Deadly Bubble" Irving J. Moore Michael Edwards February 24, 1967 (1967-02-24) 050 An old blind beggar
A drunken sailor

Guest stars: Alfred Ryder (Captain Horatio Philo), Judy Lang (Professor Abigail J. Pringle), Nacho Galindo (Pepe), Kai Hernandez (Maid), Nelson Welch (Professor McClennon), Lou Krugman (Blind Beggar/Felix), Whitey Hughes, Dick Cangey (Heavies), Mickey Golden, Robert Herron


West and Gordon, investigating a series of mysterious tidal waves off the coast of San Francisco, encounter a fanatical marine environmentalist.
51 23 "The Night of the Surreal McCoy" Alan Crosland Jr. John Kneubuhl March 3, 1967 (1967-03-03) 051 Gunfighter Lightning McCoy

Guest stars: Michael Dunn (Dr. Miguelito Loveless), John Doucette (Axel Morgan), Ivan Triesault (Ambassador), John Alonzo (Lightnin' McCoy), Noel Drayton (Museum Director), Quintin Sondergaard (Gunman), Jorge Moreno (Barkeep)


West and Gordon encounter Dr. Loveless for the seventh time. His latest invention can transport real people in and out of the two-dimensional world of paintings.
This is the only episode where Loveless appears with no female companion, and also the only episode of the entire series with no female characters at all - "The Night of the Man-Eating House" has no on-screen female presence, but Caroline Day's ghost is a major part of the plot.
52 24 "The Night of the Colonel's Ghost" Charles R. Rondeau Ken Kolb March 10, 1967 (1967-03-10) 052 Ian Gellico Cooper-Featherstone, a big game hunter
President Grant

Guest stars: Kathie Browne (Jennifer Caine), Lee Bergere (Colonel Wayne Gibson), Alan Hewitt (Vincent Pernell), Arthur Hunnicutt (Doc Gavin), Roy Engel (President Ulysses S. Grant), Walker Edmiston (Sheriff Tom Hollis), Gordon Wescourt (Bert Caine), Ralph Gary (Chris Davidson), Billy Shannon (Abel Caine)


West rides into the town of Gibsonville where he encounters a series of broken neck murders along with arguments over a lost stash of gold. Meanwhile, Gordon is escorting President Grant to dedication of a statue of the late Colonel Wayne Gibson in the very same town.
53 25 "The Night of the Deadly Blossom" Alan Crosland Jr. Daniel Mainwaring March 17, 1967 (1967-03-17) 053 A stevedore
A red-suited villain

Guest stars: Peter Hale (Myron Kendrick), Nehemiah Persoff (Adam Barclay), Miiko Taka (Haruko), Pitt Herbert (Levering Mayhew David), George Keymas (Doctor 1), Lou Straley (Doctor 2), Carole Kane (Nurse), Tiki Santos (King Kalakua), Soon-Teck Oh (Houseboy), Reggie Valencia (Palen), Duane Grey (Dock Guard), Mel Prestidge (Polynesian)


West and Gordon are assigned to guard the king of Hawaii, who is due to arrive secretly by ship. The deaths of four military officers and the mysterious sinking of the cruiser Youngstown lead them to believe that the king's life may be in danger.
54 26 "The Night of the Cadre" Leon Benson Digby Wolfe March 24, 1967 (1967-03-24) 054 Kelton, a traveling salesman
A prison guard

Guest stars: Don Gordon (General Titus Trask), Richard Jaeckel (Sergeant Stryker), Sheilah Wells (Josephine), Ken Drake (Professor Frimm), Tol Avery (Warden Primwick), Vince Howard (Ralph Kleed)


Jim impersonates a killer in order to track down General Titus Trask, a renegade army officer with a desire to kill President Grant.
Parts of this episode were filmed at Vasquez Rocks.
55 27 "The Night of the Wolf" Charles R. Rondeau Robert C. Dennis and Earl Barret March 31, 1967 (1967-03-31) 055 King Stephan

Guest stars: Joseph Campanella (Talamantes), Lorri Scott (Leandra), Charles R. Radilac (Priest), Jonathan Lippe (Capt. Adam Dushan), Michael Shillo (Dr. Hanska), Eddie Fontaine (Sheriff Twilley), John Marley (King Stefan IX)


Jim and Artie's latest assignment is to protect Stefan, a soon-to-be-crowned king. However, the evil Talamantes (with a pack of werewolves) has kidnapped Stefan's daughter, Leandra, and will only release her if Stefan renounces the throne.
Several shots feature a more-than-obviously stuffed dog.
56 28 "The Night of the Bogus Bandits" Irving J. Moore Henry Sharp April 7, 1967 (1967-04-07) 056 Mr. Lindsey, a southern artist
Mr. Frago, an old-time blacksmith

Guest stars: Michael Dunn (Dr. Miguelito Loveless), Marianna Hill (Belladonna), Patsy Kelly (Mrs. Bancroft), Grace Gaynor (Pearline Hastings), Don "Red" Barry (Rainey), Walter Sande (Col. Crockett), Roland La Starza (Joe Kirby), Charles Wagenheim (Vance Rawlinson), William Challee (Fargo), Murray Alper (Bartender), Troy Melton (Whaley), Charles Fredericks (Drunk), Jack Orrison (Mr. Butcher), Jack Rigney (Mr. Krane), William Massey (Teller), Frank Sully (Telegrapher)


The brilliant but evil Dr. Loveless is back for the eighth time with yet another plan to rule the world. His scheme this time around uses mock-ups of the prisons, armories, and the United States Treasury to train his henchmen to take over these resources upon his command.

Season Three: 1967–1968[edit]

The third season of The Wild Wild West saw a shift away from fantasy and more toward traditional western with the "villains becoming more political and less outrageous."[27] Also, because of serious health problems, Michael Dunn appeared as Dr. Loveless in only one episode during this season ("The Night Dr. Loveless Died").[27]

"I had a bad injury in '68 … a very serious injury. I had a high-temporal concussion and a 6" linear fracture in my skull. The last two episodes (of that season) were cancelled."
— Robert Conrad[28]

On January 24, 1968, when The Wild Wild West was near the end of shooting for the season, star Robert Conrad, who did the majority of his own stunt work, was seriously injured when he fell from a chandelier during the filming of the episode "The Night of the Fugitives." Production was shut down for the season and the "Fugitives" was completed and broadcast during the fourth season.[28][29]

All of the episodes of this season were produced by Bruce Lansbury. Due to Conrad's injury only 24 episodes were made for this season. As in the second season, The Wild Wild West did not rank among the 25 most popular shows during the 1967-1968 season.[17]

Series # Season # Title Director(s) Writer(s) Airdate Production code Artie's disguises
57 1 "The Night of the Bubbling Death" Irving J. Moore David Moessinger September 8, 1967 (1967-09-08) 060 A one-eyed snake-in-the-grass
A green-horned liquor salesman

Guest stars: Harold Gould (Victor Freemantle), Madlyn Rhue (Carlotta Waters), William Schallert (Silas Grigsby), A.G. Vitanza (Pima), Timmy Brown (Clint Cartwheel), Val Avery (Brad Logan)


The U.S. Constitution document has been stolen by a dangerous revolutionary named Victor Freemantle. West and Gordon are sent to Texas to recover it. Rather than give into Freemantle's ransom demand of $1 million, they decide to infiltrate Freemantle's castle and retrieve the Constitution themselves. In a twist ending however, our heroes find Freemantle is not the mastermind behind the plot!
This was the fourth episode filmed for season three, but the first one aired - the score, though predominantly composed for the episode by Jack Pleis, includes tracked-in cues from "The Night of Jack O'Diamonds" and "The Night of the Firebrand," which had yet to air.
58 2 "The Night of the Firebrand" Michael Caffey Edward J. Lakso September 15, 1967 (1967-09-15) 058 Bluebeard, a trapper
Canadian patriot, Paul Beaumont

Guest stars: Lana Wood (Sheila "Vixen" O'Shaugnessy), Pernell Roberts (Sean O'Reilley), Len Wayland (Major Jason), Paul Prokop (Clint Hoxie), Russ McCubbin (Briscoe), Zack Banks (Pierre), Paul Lambert (Andre Durain)


West travels to Fort Savage to help prevent a revolution in Canada that outlaw Shawn O'Riley has plans to incite. Once there, however, he finds that O'Riley is in control of the fort and is holding the fort's major and his men captive.
59 3 "The Night of the Assassin" Alan Crosland Jr. Robert C. Dennis and Earl Barret September 22, 1967 (1967-09-22) 059 A Mexican soldier
A priest
Halverson, a fat, old Texan

Guest stars: Robert Loggia (Colonel Arsenio Barbossa), Ramón Novarro (Don Tomas), Carlos Romero (Lieutenant), Nina Roman (Lupita Gonzalez), Phyllis Davis (Lt. Ramirez), Nate Esformes (Perrico Mendoza), Conlan Carter (Halvorsen), Donald Woods (Griswold)


West and Gordon disrupt an assassination attempt on Mexico's President Juarez. Their plan is to return to Texas with the assassin they have captured, but first they must deal with the merciless Colonel Barbossa.
60 4 "The Night Dr. Loveless Died" Alan Crosland Jr. Henry Sharp September 29, 1967 (1967-09-29) 065 Dr. Roman De Petritier

Guest stars: Michael Dunn (Dr. Miguelito Loveless / Dr. Liebknicht), Susan Oliver (Triste), Anthony Caruso (Deuce), Robert Ellenstein (Arthur Tickle), Peter Hale (Layden), Chubby Johnson (Sheriff Quail), Jonathan Hole (Bank Manager Welles), Lew Brown (Guard), Deborah Lee (Girl #1), Marty Koppenhafer (Girl #2)


West and Gordon arrive in Hayes City where they identify the body of their archnemesis, Dr. Loveless. While there, they meet up with the beautiful femme fatale, Triste, and also Miguelito's "next of kin", Dr. Liebknicht, a Swiss neurologist who strikingly resembles his nephew.
This episode features the ninth encounter with Dr. Loveless and the only one from the third season.
61 5 "The Night of Jack O'Diamonds" Irving J. Moore Denne Bart Petitclerc October 6, 1967 (1967-10-06) 057 Pancho, a bandit

Guest stars: Frank Silvera (El Sordo), Mario Alcalde (Fortuna), James Almanzar (Gregorio), David Renard (Enrique), Rico Alaniz (Chico), Louis Massad (Juan), Ref Sanchez (Antonio), Marie Gomez (Isabel)


West and Gordon head south of the border with a present for the Mexico's president - a beautiful Arabian horse. However, after their arrival the horse is stolen by a group of outlaw bandits, jeopardizing the relationship between the two countries.
Although shown fifth (it first aired only a few weeks after guest star Frank Silvera began his run on The High Chaparral, the pilot for which was scripted by this episode's writer Denne Bart Petitclerc), this was the first episode filmed for season three; it was also the final episode scored by Richard Markowitz. Incidentally, Jim tells Sordo that he's never met President Juarez - yet the two did indeed meet in season two's "The Night of the Eccentrics"!
62 6 "The Night of the Samurai" Gunnar Hellstrom Shimon Wincelberg October 13, 1967 (1967-10-13) 066 Paolo Martinez, a Portuguese sea captain

Guest stars: Paul Stevens (Gideon Falconer), Jerry Fujikawa (Prince Shinosuki), John Hubbard (Clive Finsbury), Jane Betts (Madame Moustache), Thayer David (Hannibal Egloff), Khigh Dheigh (Baron Saigo), Irene Tsu (Reiko O'Hara)


While the U.S. State Department is returning a valuable samurai sword to its rightful owner, a Japanese prince, the sword is stolen by a group of assailants. To avoid damaging U.S.-Japan relations, Jim and Artie are assigned to locate the sword and return it to the prince before he commits hari-kari. After a series of various encounters with those after the sword, Jim faces the villain in a dramatic sword fight.
63 7 "The Night of the Hangman" James B. Clark Peter G. Robinson and Ron Silverman October 20, 1967 (1967-10-20) 062 Undercover as a jewelry salesman

Guest stars: Harry Dean Stanton (Lucius Brand), Carolan Daniels (Mrs. Brand), Paul Fix (Judge Blake), Charles Lane (Roger Creed), Martin E. Brooks (Franklin Poore), Sarah Marshall (Eugenia Rawlins), Jesslyn Fax (Mrs. Peacock), John Pickard (Amos Rawlins), Gregg Palmer (Sheriff Jonas Bolt), Anna Capri (Abigail Moss)


During a stopover in a small town in Kansas, Jim and Artie become involved in a murder investigation. After a man is found guilty and sentenced to hang, the agents uncover information that points to a frame-up.
64 8 "The Night of Montezuma's Hordes" Irving J. Moore Max Ehrlich October 27, 1967 (1967-10-27) 063 An aged desert guide
A Swedish waiter

Guest stars: Ray Walston (Professor Johnson), Jack Elam (Zack Slade), Edmund Hashim (Colonel Pedro Sanchez), Roland La Starza (Jake), Hal John Norman (Indian Guide), Roy Monsell (Dr. Mallory), Eddie Little Sky (Aztec chief), Carla Borelli (Sun Goddess), Ludmila Alixanova (Handmaiden)


West and Gordon travel with and Mexico's Colonel Sanchez through the Texan desert in search of the lost treasure of Montezuma.

Features the best fight scene at the episode's climax.
65 9 "The Night of the Circus of Death" Irving J. Moore Arthur Weingarten November 3, 1967 (1967-11-03) 068 Ermerson P. Gentry, a Southern gentleman
An old cleaning man

Guest stars: Paul Comi (Burt Farnsworth), Philip Bruns (Abner Lennox), Joan Huntington (Mary Lennox), Arlene Martel (Erika), Arthur Malet (Doc Keyno), Florence Sundstrom (Mrs. Moore), Dort Clark (Col. Housley), Morgan Farley (Harry Holmes), Judi Sherven (Priscilla), Merri Ashley (Girl), Sharon Cintron (Secretary), Ernie Misko (Guard), Barbara Hemmingway (Lola), John Armond (Bronzini)


West and Gordon attempt to track down the source of the counterfeit money that is appearing sufficient quantities to undermine the U.S. economy, all the while dodging flamethrowers and murderous lions.
66 10 "The Night of the Falcon" Marvin Chomsky Robert E. Kent November 10, 1967 (1967-11-10) 069 Felice Muñez, a Spanish syndicate chief

Guest stars: Robert Duvall (Dr. Horace Humphries/The Falcon), Lisa Gaye (Lana Benson), Ted Knight (General Lassiter), Douglas Henderson (Colonel Richmond), Kurt Kreuger (Heindorf), John Alderson (Clive Marchmount), Joseph Ruskin (Muñez), George Keymas (Balya), Gene Tyburn (Felton), Lynn Wood (Woman), Michele Tobin (Bonnie), Michael Shea (Boy), William Phipps (Marshall), Warren Hammack (Soldier)


West and Gordon tangle with a mysterious villain called the Falcon, who has developed giant missiles that can level entire towns.
67 11 "The Night of the Cut-throats" Alan Crosland Jr. Edward J. Lakso November 17, 1967 (1967-11-17) 061 Joe, the piano player

Guest stars: Beverly Garland (Sally Yarnell), Bradford Dillman (Mike Trayne), Jackie Coogan (Sheriff Koster), Walter Burke (Mayor Cassidy), Shug Fisher (Jeremiah), Eddie Quillan (Hogan), Harry Swoger (Bartender), Lou Straley (Clerk), Quintin Sondergaard (Man), Sharon Cintron (Waiting Lady), Marilyn Hare (Lady in Stagecoach)


A band of seedy cut-throats are gathering just outside the small town of New Athens and forcing the residents to leave in droves. Their leader is Michael Trayne, back in town after three years in jail. it's up to Jim and Artie to put a stop to Trayne's activities.
68 12 "The Night of the Legion of Death" Alex Nicol Robert C. Dennis and Earl Barret November 24, 1967 (1967-11-24) 070 Aaron Addison, an old man who is about to die
A Moroccan

Guest stars: Anthony Zerbe (Zeke Montgomery), Robert Terry (Dan Kittridge), Kent Smith (Governor Brubaker), Douglas Rowe (Attendant), James Nusser (Reeves), Toian Matchinga (Henriette Fauer), Karen Jensen (Katherine Kittridge), Alex Gerry (Judge), Bill Erwin (Jury Foreman), Walter Brooke (Prosecutor), Eli Behar (Warden), Donnelly Rhodes (Captain Dansby)


West and Gordon take on a Black Legion of troops who are terrorizing a territory out west. Their leader seems to be their territorial Governor, but there is a more sinister power behind the scenes of all the illegal activities.
Despite the title, the Governor's troops are referred to throughout as the Black Legion rather than the Legion of Death.
69 13 "The Night of the Turncoat" James B. Clark Teleplay: Leigh Chapman
Story: Peter G. Robinson and Ron Silverman
December 1, 1967 (1967-12-01) 072 A mailcarrier
A longshoreman
A waiter

Guest stars: John McGiver (Elisha Calamander), Marj Dusay (Crystal Fair), Douglas Henderson (Colonel Richmond), Dick Cangey (Moke), Ron Brogan (Guard Officer), Frank Cappiello (Teller), Frederick Combs (Elevator Operator), James Driskill (Bartender), Kay Cousins Johnson (Matron), Richard Karie (Keeley), David Frank (2nd Reporter), George Sperdakos (Door Guard), John Armond (Waiter), Noel Swann (Golem), Andy Davis (Hansbury), Bebe Louie (Song), Brad Trumbull (Doctor), Walker Edmiston (Preacher)


Jim's temper flares as he seems to be under stress and making many mistakes, resulting in his resignation from the Secret Service. Shortly afterwards he is recruited by some member of the underworld who seeks to capitalize on his misfortune.
70 14 "The Night of the Iron Fist" Marvin Chomsky Ken Pettus December 8, 1967 (1967-12-08) 073 Count Draja

Guest stars: Mark Lenard (Count Draja), Lisa Pera (Countess Zorana), Bill Fletcher (Stark), James Gavin (Sheriff), Fred Stromsoe (Cal), Red West (Roy), Jerry Laveroni (Cass), Whitey Hughes (George), Dick Cangey (Ben), Craig Shreeve (Reporter), Wayne Heffley (Deputy), Troy Melton (Harry), Wilhelm Von Homburg (Abel), Bo Hopkins (Zack), Ross Hagen (Kelso), Ford Rainey (Garrison)


Jim is assigned to escort Bosnia's Count Draja through 100 miles of no-man's land to Buffalo Springs where the count will be turned over for extradition. Meanwhile, there is the little matter of the $500,000 the Count hid somewhere in the United States, as well as a band of outlaws determined to set the Count free.
A must for locomotive freaks: the train (both inside and out) has more screentime here than in any other episode, with Artie-as-Draja being transported on it as a decoy.
71 15 "The Night of the Running Death" Gunnar Hellstrom Edward J. Lakso December 15, 1967 (1967-12-15) 071 Jonathan Ashley Kingston, an actor
An Italian waiter

Guest stars: Oscar Beregi, Jr. (Colonel Diebolt), Laurie Burton (Alice), Tony Gange (Waiter), John Pickard (Governor Ireland), Don Rizzan (Markham), Britt Nilsson (Joan), Laurence Aten (Desk Clerk), Jerry Laveroni (El Bardhoom), Sherry Mitchell (Silva), Dante DiPaolo (Jeff Smith), Dub Taylor (Pete), Ken Del Conte (Head Guard), Jason Evers (Christopher Kohner), Maggie Thrett (Deirdre), Whitey Hughes (Thug), Karen Arthur (Gerta), T.C. Jones (Enzo/Miss Tyler)


A dying man's words lead Jim and Artie to a wagon train of entertainers and an attempt on the life of a princess.
72 16 "The Night of the Arrow" Alex Nicol Leigh Chapman December 29, 1967 (1967-12-29) 067 Cavalry officer Jonathan Greeley
A drunk
A scruffy jailbird
A dead Indian

Guest stars: Jeannine Riley (Aimee Baldwin), Robert Phillips (Oconee), Robert J. Wilke (Gen. Baldwin), Roy Engel (President Ulysses S. Grant), Frank Marth (Col. Rath), Logan Field (Sergeant), Paul Sorenson (Major Lock), Lew Brown (2nd Guard), William Bassett (Lt. Carter), William Massey (Jailer), Venita Wolf (Lucy), William Callaway (Sentry), Frank Cappiello (Fighter)


Jim and Artie are out to find Strong Bear of the Sioux Indians, who is threatening to break the territorial peace treaty.
73 17 "The Night of the Headless Woman" Alan Crosland Jr. Edward J. Lakso January 5, 1968 (1968-01-05) 074 An old sea dog

Guest stars: Theodore Marcuse (Abdul Hassan), Dawn Wells (Betsy Jeffers), Richard Anderson (Commissioner James Jeffers), John McLiam (Tucker), Steve Mitchell (Ringo), Harry Lauter (Marshal), Quintin Sondergaard (Driver), Don Rizzan (Grooves), Pepe Callahan (Jon), Marlene Tracy (Joanne), Sandra Wells (Mary), Marina Ghane (Fatima), Lou Straley (Swanson)


Jim and Artie set out to find the mastermind of an operation to destroy the nation's cotton crop through the use of boll weevils.
74 18 "The Night of the Vipers" Marvin Chomsky Robert E. Kent January 12, 1968 (1968-01-12) 076 Ned Buntline

Guest stars: Nick Adams (Sheriff Dave Cord), Red West (Jack Claxton), Richard O'Brien (Sheriff Tenny), Whitey Hughes (Deputy), Clay Hodges (Boxer), Johnny Haymer (Aloysius Moriarty)


Jim and Artie are out to stop a gang of ruthless crooks known as the Vipers who have been looting a string of Kansas towns, robbing banks and killing citizens.
Watch out for a comedy of continuity errors featuring Jim's shirt after his fight with Jack Claxton!
75 19 "The Night of the Underground Terror" James B. Clark Max Hodge January 19, 1968 (1968-01-19) 075 An Englishman
Col. Mosley

Guest stars: Nehemiah Persoff (Major Hazard), Sabrina Scharf (China Hazard), Jeff Corey (Tacitus Mosely), Dick Cangey (Carter), Whitey Hughes (Steinlen), Jerry Laveroni (Quist), Red West (Maberly), Douglas Henderson (Colonel Richmond), Kenya Coburn (Madame Pompadour), Louise Lawson (Slave Girl), Terry Leonard (Cope), Gregg Martell (Cajun)


During Mardi Gras in New Orleans, West is grabbed by a Major Hazard, the leader of a gang of crippled Civil War prisoners-of-war who are seeking revenge on Mosely, the camp's commandant...yet things do not turn out as they seem...
This episode is notable for its fight scene at the end, where Robert Conrad has clearly split his pants!
76 20 "The Night of the Death Masks" Mike Moder Ken Pettus January 26, 1968 (1968-01-26) 077 Emmett Stark

Guest stars: Milton Selzer (Emmett Stark), Patricia McCormack (Betsy), Douglas Henderson (Colonel Richmond), Holly Bane (Stage Driver), Sam Edwards (Station Master), Bobbie Jordan (Fleur Fogarty), Bill Quinn (Dr. Prior), Louis Quinn (Goff), Judith McConnell (Amanda)


James West is attacked and knocked unconscious. He awakens in a strange deserted town filled with assailants wearing masks in the likeness of Emmett Stark, an escaped murderer whom West had imprisoned years earlier — and now Stark wants revenge.
77 21 "The Night of the Undead" Marvin Chomsky Calvin Clements Jr. February 2, 1968 (1968-02-02) 078 Beldon Scolville, Jr.
Major Brainard of the Corp of Engineers

Guest stars: Hurd Hatfield (Dr. Articulus), Priscilla Morrill (Phalah), John Zaremba (Eddington), Hal Dewindt (Taro), David Fresco (Griseley), Roosevelt Grier (Tiny Jon), Dick Cangey (Guard), Marvin Brody (Player #1), Rush Williams (Player #2), Joan Delaney (Mariah Eddington), Alvenia Bentley (Creole Dancer), Joseph Perry (Bartender), Kai Hernandez (Domino)


While tracking down a missing scientist Jim and Artie become involved with a voodoo ceremony and the walking dead.

■ This episode is notable for featuring the most fight scenes in an episode, a grand total of 7.
78 22 "The Night of the Amnesiac" Lawrence Dobkin Teleplay: Leigh Chapman
Story: Robert Bloomfield
February 9, 1968 (1968-02-09) 064 Dr. Zorbi, a magician

Guest stars: Edward Asner (Furman Crotty), Sharon Farrell (Cloris Colter), Jerry Laveroni (Irish), John Kellogg (Rusty), Kevin Hagen (Silas Crotty), Gil Lamb (Claude), George Petrie (Col. Petrie), Johnny Jensen (The Boy), Jim Nolan (The Warden), Jack Rigney (The Bartender), Don Howorth (The Brute), Sebastian Tom (Masseur)


Furman Crotty, a convicted criminal serving time in Leavenworth, demands his release from jail along with a full pardon in exchange for the safe return of a smallpox vaccine. Meanwhile, Jim has been injured in the attack on the stage and is struggling with amnesia. Thus, Artie must find both his friend and the vaccine before a full-scale epidemic hits.
79 23 "The Night of the Simian Terror" Michael Caffey Robert C. Dennis and Earl Barret February 16, 1968 (1968-02-16) 079 Dr. Marvin Gentry

Guest stars: Dabbs Greer (Senator Seth Buckley), Grace Gaynor (Naomi Buckley), Richard Kiel (Dimas), John S. Ragin (Reverend Hastings), Felice Orlandi (Benjamin Buckley), Lori Lehman (Priscilla Hastings), H.M. Wynant (Aaron), Gabriel Walsh (Farmer), James Gavin (Fletcher), Ben Aliza (Caleb), John Abbott (Dr. Von Liebeg), George D. Barrows (Johann)


Jim and Artie visit the plantation of a U.S. Senator who has a mysterious family past that involved a scientist's experiments with apes ... and there is also the secret of one of the senator's sons. .
Prior to this episode, Richard Kiel had appeared in three first season episodes as Voltaire, the assistant to Dr. Loveless.
80 24 "The Night of the Death-Maker" Irving J. Moore Robert E. Kent February 23, 1968 (1968-02-23) 080 Claude Assir Renard, a French wine expert
Ulysses S. Grant

Guest stars: Wendell Corey (Cullen Dane), Angel Tompkins (Marcia Dennison), Roy Engel (President Grant), Arthur Batanides (Sergeant), Nicky Blair (Monk), Michael Fox (Gillespie), Charles Lampkin (Clerk), Joe Lansden (Secret Service Man/Charlie), Britt Nillsson (Girl #1), Gale Warren (Girl #2), J. Pat O'Malley (Brother Angelo)


West and Gordon foil an assassination attempt on President Grant. The weapon used in the attempt was one stolen in recent raids on government and territorial armories.
This is the last episode to have an episode-specific artwork behind the end credits.

Season Four: 1968–1969[edit]

Due to his injury near the end of filming of the previous season, the fourth season of The Wild Wild West forced Robert Conrad to use a double for any stunt that the studio considered "Chancy."[30] Unfortunately, the fourth season proved unlucky for co-star Ross Martin. On June 26, 1968, during filming of "The Night of the Avaricious Actuary" Martin fell and received a hairline fracture in his shin. As a result, the script the next episode filmed, "The Night of the Juggernaut", was re-written to have Martin's character, Artemus Gordon, receive a leg injury.[31][32] A far more serious event befell Martin later on in the course of the season's filming. On August 17 of the same year he suffered a massive heart attack.[33] A five-week hiatus in filming had just begun, but Martin's recovery time was much longer. Producer Bruce Lansbury had no choice but again have rewrites of the scripts. Ten episodes were filmed without Martin although he continued to have co-star billing in the opening credits. The absence of his character was explained as being on "special assignment" in Washington.[34] For one of these episodes, "The Night of the Tycoons", James West operated solo. For the remaining nine episodes West worked with other agents. These were:

Ross Martin returned to filming for the final three episodes of the season, which also turned out to be the last episodes of the entire series. The Wild Wild West was cancelled after four seasons, possibly due to declining ratings (it again did not place among the top 25[17]), but also possibly due to a crack-down on programs with excessive violence.[35]

During this season, Ross Martin received an Emmy nomination for leading actor in a drama series. All of the fourth season episodes were produced by Bruce Lansbury. As in the third season, Michael Dunn made only one appearance as Dr. Loveless in this season.

Series # Season # Title Director(s) Writer(s) Airdate Production code Artie's disguises
81 1 "The Night of the Big Blackmail" Irving J. Moore David Moessinger September 27, 1968 (1968-09-27) 086 Hans, the German cook
President Grant

Guest stars: Harvey Korman (Baron Hinterstoisser), Ron Rich (Dick January), Jerry Laveroni (Ziegler), Roy Engel (President Ulysses S. Grant), Wilhelm von Homburg (Herr Hess), Gilchrist Stuart (Gruber), Martin Kosleck (Count Hackmar), Alice Nunn (Hilda)


In Washington the German Consul, Baron Hinterstoisser, announces that he has something very interesting for President Grant to see. West Gordon find that it is a kinetoscope showing Grant (actually a double) signing a secret agreement with the representative of an enemy nation. Hinterstoisser shows the kinetescope before an attentive crowd but, thanks to West and Gordon, it's not quite what he expects.
Originally called "The Night of the Deadly Blades", a more fitting title - there's no blackmail in the plot, but Jim and Artie are indeed in danger of being ground to a pulp by bladed rolls at one point.
82 2 "The Night of the Doomsday Formula" Irving J. Moore Samuel Newman October 4, 1968 (1968-10-04) 082 Dr. Crane
Mr. Ortuglo, Arab dealer in exotic weapontry

Guest stars: Kevin McCarthy (Major General Walter Kroll), Melinda Plowman (Lorna Crane), Gail Billings (Verna Scott), E.J. André (Dr. Crane), Vince Howard (Bartender), Dick Cangey (1st Guard), Fred Stromsoe (2nd Guard), Red West (3rd Guard), Tommy J. Huff (4th Guard)


West and Gordon are assigned to rescue Dr. Crane and his daughter. The doctor has invented a new "doomsday formula" which could spell the end of the United States if it falls into the wrong hands.
83 3 "The Night of the Juggernaut" Irving J. Moore Calvin Clements Jr. October 11, 1968 (1968-10-11) 089 Ellsworth Caldwell, a wealthy Texas gentleman

Guest stars: Floyd Patterson (Lyle Dixon), Gloria Calomee (Lonie Millard), Simon Scott (Theodore Beck), Fred Stromsoe (Hardcase), Peter Hale (Harwood), Byron Foulger (County Clerk), Bart La Rue (Storekeeper), Irving Mosley (Farmer #2), Evelyn Dutton (Nurse #1), Stardedt Kaava (Nurse #2), Stuart Nisbet (Farmer #1), Wild Bill Reynolds (Geezer)


Someone is trying to run settlers off their land, buying some of them out, scaring others away, and even murdering those who refuse to leave.
84 4 "The Night of the Sedgewick Curse" Marvin Chomsky Paul Playdon October 18, 1968 (1968-10-18) 091 Colonel Doyle of the British Army (retired)
A Frenchman

Guest stars: Sharon Acker (Lavinia Sedgewick), Richard Hale (Sedgewick), Maria Lennard (Jessica), Jay Robinson (Dr. Maitland), Arthur Space (Redmond), Frank Campanella (Fingers the Masseur), Gene LeBell (Felix), Kathryn Minner (Old Lady/Aged Lavinia), Red West (Man #1), Dick Cangey (Man #2), Arthur Adams (Desk Clerk #1/Hiram), Lee Weaver (Desk Clerk #2), William Challee (Prisoner #1), Tommy J. Huff (Man #3), Anthony Jochim (Prisoner #3), Brian Nash (Boy)


West and Gordon come upon the Sedgewick family, whose members have experienced rapid aging. In an attempt to cure this disorder, their family physician has been kidnapping people afflicted with the same disorder and using them to test a serum he has prepared.
85 5 "The Night of the Gruesome Games" Marvin Chomsky Jackson Gillis October 25, 1968 (1968-10-25) 087 Dr. Raker
A saddle bum
Rufus Kraus

Guest stars: Robert Ellenstein (Dr. Theobald Raker), William Schallert (Rufus Kraus), Sherry Jackson (Lola Cortez), Robert Patten (Dr. DeForest), Ludmila (Ballerina), Helen Page Camp (Charity), Ken Drake (General Crocker), I. Stanford Jolley (Town Doctor), Reggie Nalder (Count Zendar), Jacquelyn Hyde (Marquesia Bellini), Astrid Warner (Gilda Novak), Gregg Palmer (Bartender), Adolph Caesar (Vidoq), Lee Kolima (No-Fun)


West and Gordon are after an evil scientist who has stolen a vial filled with deadly germs, which they must recover before the vial bursts and causes a devastating plague. However, they are sidetracked in the home of Rufus Baker and are pulled into a night of deadly parlor games.
86 6 "The Night of the Kraken" Michael Caffey Stephen Kandel November 1, 1968 (1968-11-01) 090 A Portuguese fisherman
A workman
A Swedish repairman

Guest stars: Ford Rainey (Admiral Charles Hammond), Marj Dusay (Dolores Hammond), Ted Knight (Daniel), Jason Evers (Commander Beech), Anthony Caruso (Jose Aguila), Bill Baldwin (Workman), Larry Grant (Aide), Gregg Martell (Bartender #1), Claudio Miranda (Bartender #2), Brent Davis (Lt. Dave Bartlett)


In San Francisco, Jim and Artie's friend, Lt. Bartlett, is killed, apparently the victim of a strange tentacled sea creature. It soon becomes apparent to them that an insidious threat is behind Bartlett's killing.
87 7 "The Night of the Fugitives" Mike Moder (and Gunnar Hellstrom, uncredited) Ken Pettus November 8, 1968 (1968-11-08) 081 Hallelujah Harry

Guest stars: Simon Oakland (Diamond Dave Desmond), Susan Hart (Rhoda), Charles McGraw (Baggs), Douglas Henderson (Colonel Richmond), J.S. Johnson (Norbert Plank), Mickey Hargitay (Monk), Gabriel Walsh (Shopkeeper), Bill Baldwin (Hallelujah Harry), Larry Duran (Mexican), Sid McCoy (Tod Warner), A.G. Vitanza (Grady)


Jim travels to the town of Epitaph to arrest Norbert Plank, the chief bookkeeper for the corrupt and powerful syndicate that owns the town's mining company. Through Plank, the agents stand to get hold of valuable records about the syndicate's illegal activities.
This episode was originally planned for the third season. However, Robert Conrad was seriously injured when he fell from a chandelier while filming a fight scene. Production was shut down and not resumed until the following season, by which time Conrad had recovered. The shot of the fall appears in this episode. (Gunnar Hellstrom directed until the shutdown, after which Mike Moder directed the rest of the episode and received sole credit.)
88 8 "The Night of the Egyptian Queen" Marvin Chomsky Paul Playdon November 15, 1968 (1968-11-15) 083 Captain Hull, formerly of her Majesty's frigate, the Northcumberland

Guest stars: Tom Troupe (Jason Starr), William Marshall (Amalek), Sorrell Booke (Heisel), Penny Gaston (Rosie), Gene Tyburn (Gambler), Morgan Farley (Curator), Hal K. Dawson (Ferret), Walter Brooke (Finley), Kanan Awni (Waiter),


Jim and Artie are on the trail of a priceless ruby has been stolen from the eye of the statue of Sun God, Ra, at the San Francisco museum. Their trail leads them to Rosie, a beautiful young dancer, who is wearing the ruby on her toe.
89 9 "The Night of Fire and Brimstone" Bernard McEveety Teleplay: Joel Kane and Milton Smith
Story: Palmer Thompson
November 22, 1968 (1968-11-22) 092 The elderly Dr. Crane
General Robert E. Lee

Guest stars: Robert Phillips (Frank Roach), Bill Quinn (Dr. Emmet Sloane), Leslie Charleson (Dooley Sloane), Dabbs Greer (Captain Lyman Butler), John Crawford (Prof. Philip Colecrest), Charles Macaulay (Zach Morton), Dick Cangey (Rusty), Fred Stromsoe (Lefty), Red West (Chuck), Tommy J. Huff (Pete), Ken Mayer (Hannon)


West and Gordon come to the deserted mining town of Brimstone to meet Professor Colecrest, who has made a very important discovery. Their adventures lead them into the underground mines where strange thing occur.
This was the last episode filmed before Ross Martin's heart attack.
90 10 "The Night of the Camera" Marvin Chomsky Ken Pettus November 29, 1968 (1968-11-29) 094 (None — Ross Martin does not appear in this episode)

Guest stars: Charles Aidman (Jeremy Pike), Pat Paulsen (Bosley Cranston), Julio Medina (Don Carlos), Victor Sen Yung (Baron Kyosai), Walker Edmiston (Langham), Barry Atwater (Gideon Stix)


Agents West and Pike are on the trail of an opium gang. They receive some dubious help in from Bosley Cranston, a meek and seemingly incompetent agent on his first field assignment. However, Cranston has some special talents that will prove invaluable.
Ross Martin does not appear in this episode, as he was recovering from a heart attack at the time of its filming. In his place is Charles Aidman, in the first of four appearances as Jeremy Pike.
91 11 "The Night of the Avaricious Actuary" Irving J. Moore Henry Sharp December 6, 1968 (1968-12-06) 088 Salvadore, a waiter
An old gas man

Guest stars: Harold Gould (John Taney), Jenny Maxwell (Billie), Ross Elliott (General Caswell), Emily Banks (Arden Masterson), Steve Gravers (Durkin), Tol Avery (Asa Dempster), Lou Krugman (Hotel maitre d' ), Fritz Feld (Chef), Judi Sherven (Cora Lister), Sharon Cintron (Girl #1), Linda Cooper (Girl #2), Barbara Hemmingway (Fat Lady), Bennett King (Fat Man #2), Frank Simonetti (Fat Man #1), Jack Spratt (Fat Man #3), Ray Dawe (Fat Man #4)


West and Gordon investigate a series of explosions that have destroyed several palatial homes. They discover that the destruction is being caused by a giant tuning fork radiating powerful sound waves.
Ross Martin was injured while filming the shooting gallery climax where he appears in disguise as a gas man, and a stand-in actor replaced him (from his entrance until they leave the room in act 4 when Martin returns). Unfortunately the stand-in is introduced in extreme close-up before the third act commercial break, and it's more than obvious that it's not Ross Martin...
92 12 "The Night of Miguelito's Revenge" James B. Clark Jerry Thomas December 13, 1968 (1968-12-13) 093 (None — Ross Martin does not appear in this episode)

Guest stars: Charles Aidman (Jeremy Pike), Michael Dunn (Dr. Miguelito Loveless), Douglas Henderson (Colonel Richmond), Peter Hale (Chris), Susan Seaforth Hayes (Delilah), Arthur Batanides (Pylo), Jim Shane (Tiny), Don Pedro Colley (Abbie Carter), Percy Helton (newsstand proprietor), Byron Morrow (Judge Fairlie), Linda Chandler (Lynn Carstairs), Walter Coy (Cyrus Barlow), Peter Bruni (Ivan Kalinkovitch), Johnny S. Luer (Biff Trout), Roy Barcroft (Sheriff), Dort Clark (Theater Manager), Paul Barselou (Storekeeper), Mary Esther Denver (Lady Barber), Wendy Douglas (Saloon Girl), David Montresor (Butler), Margueritte Ray (Mrs Carter)


West is joined by Jeremy Pike in this tenth encounter with Dr. Loveless. This time around the doctor is behind a series of kidnappings. His victims are all people he felt had wronged him in the past and now he is plotting his revenge.
This is the final Doctor Loveless episode and the only one from season four.
93 13 "The Night of the Pelican" Alex Nicol Richard Landau December 27, 1968 (1968-12-27) 095 (None — Ross Martin does not appear in this episode)

Guest stars: Charles Aidman (Jeremy Pike), Khigh Dhiegh (Din Chang), Francine York (Dr. Sara Gibson), Vincent Beck (Corporal Simon), Lou Cutell (Maj. Frederick Frey), Andre Phillippe (Jean-Paul), Debbie Wong (Kuei), Linda Ho (Chinese Girl #2), James Shen (Quen Yung), Buck Kartalian (Lt. Bengston), Lorna Denels (Jeanne), Holly Mascott (Molly), John Creamer (Col. Kelton Morse), Tommy Lee (Ancient Puppeteer), Ernest Harada (Chinese Man #1), Jonathan Brooks (Sergeant), John Quade (Man), Dirk Harvey (Guard #1), Ellaraino (Amy)


West and Pike are on the trail of a stolen a supply of fulminate of mercury from a military arsenal. Their trail leads to the prison at Alcatraz, which has been taken over by the evil Din Chang.
The title refers to Alcatraz itself - as Pike tells us, "Alcatraz is Spanish for pelican!"
94 14 "The Night of the Spanish Curse" Paul Stanley Robert E. Kent January 3, 1969 (1969-01-03) 085 A young Mexican
An old Mexican

Guest stars: Thayer David (Cortez), Toian Matchinga (Cosina Ramirez), Jorge Moreno (Proprietor), Lou Peralta (Conquistador #1), Fred Stromsoe (Conquistador #2), Joe Pepi (Guard #1), Fred Villani (Morales), Jon Lormer (2nd Elder), Gil Serna (Fernandez), Ted de Corsia (1st Elder), Pepe Callahan (Captain Rojas), Richard Angarola (Allesandro), Edward Colmans (Juan Ramirez)


West and Gordon investigate a group of bandits who are attacking and terrorizing border towns. They track the bandits to a Mexican village where the thieves are hiding under the guise of an old Mexican legend about Cortez. Jim and Artie, not believing in the return of the god Cortez, are determined to find their way into the dormant volcano where the thugs are hiding.
95 15 "The Night of the Winged Terror — Part I" Marvin Chomsky Ken Pettus January 17, 1969 (1969-01-17) 097 (None — Ross Martin does not appear in this episode)

Guest stars: William Schallert (Frank Harper), Robert Ellenstein (Dr. Occularis Second), Michele Carey (Laurette), Christopher Cary (Tycho), Jackie Coogan (Mayor Cecil Pudney), Bernard Fox (Dr. Occularis-Jones), Roy Engel (President Grant), Valentin de Vargas (Chaveros), Harry Lauter (Sheriff), Vic Perrin (Prof. Simon Winkler), Norman Leavitt (Mayor Hiram Sneed), Ron Pinkard (Deputy), James Milton George (Judd Brass), Chuck Waters (Tom Brass), Chuck Courtney (Zack Brass), Lillian Lehman (Secretary), Dorothy Neumann (Zenobia Finch)


Agents West and Harper investigate a series of disturbing incidents involving a raven that hypnotizes high-ranking officials into committing crimes. The incidents lead the two agents to "The Raven", group led by Thaddeus Toombs and a man called Tycho.
The only two-part adventure in the series featured William Schallert as a substitute for Ross Martin, who was still recovering from a heart attack at the time this was filmed.
96 16 "The Night of the Winged Terror — Part II" Marvin Chomsky Ken Pettus January 24, 1969 (1969-01-24) 098 (None — Ross Martin does not appear in this episode)

Guest stars: William Schallert (Frank Harper), Robert Ellenstein (Dr. Occularis Second), Michele Carey (Laurette), Christopher Cary (Tycho), John Harding (Toombs), Valentin de Vargas (Chaveros), Vic Perrin (Prof. Simon Winkler), Roy Engel (President Grant), Frank Sorello (Ambassador Ramirez), Rico Alaniz (Mexican Agent), Julio Medina (Townsman), Zack McWiggins (Agent #1), James McEachin (Agent #2), Peter Hale (Agent #3), Don Ross (Agent #4), Jeraldo deCordovier (Peon), Lisa Todd (Bonnie), Lillian Lehman (Secretary), Annette Molen (Virginia) (Note: Jackie Coogan, Vic Perrin. Lillian Lehman and Roy Engel only appear in the part 1 recap that replaces the usual pre-credits teaser.)


Still battling "The Raven", Frank Harper rescues the hypnotized Jim West from assassinating the Mexican Ambassador. West and Harper then continue to infiltrate, undermine, and bring the group to justice.
While part one was the last episode to receive an original score (by Robert Prince), part two features tracked-in music from part one and other episodes. This episode, "The Night of the Bleak Island" and "The Night of the Cossacks" also contain tracked-in cues originally written for Hawaii Five-O!
97 17 "The Night of the Sabatini Death" Charles R. Rondeau Shirl Hendryx February 7, 1969 (1969-02-07) 099 (None — Ross Martin does not appear in this episode)

Guest stars: Alan Hale, Jr. (Ned Brown), Jill Townsend (Sylvia Nolan), Bethel Leslie (Melanie/Laura Samples), Jim Backus (Swanson), Don "Red" Barry (Farnsworth/Harry Boorman), Douglas Henderson (Colonel Richmond), Eddie Quillan (Snidley), Ben Wright (Clarence), Ted de Corsia (Johnny Sabatini), Thomas A. Geas (Sheriff Chayne), Red West (Heavy #1), Dick Cangey (Heavy #2)


After meeting with the crime czar Sabatini, Jim and fellow agent Ned Brown travel to Calliope, Missouri, where an Army finance officer died after stealing $500,000.
This episode features a "Gilligan's Island" in-joke in the tag as well as guest appearances from Alan Hale, Jr. as department chemist/agent Brown and Jim Backus as funeral director Swanson. However, it was by no means the first link to the uncharted desert isle on "The Wild Wild West" - the series had previously borrowed the "Gilligan's Island" lagoon for episodes like "The Night of the Murderous Spring" and "The Night of the Bottomless Pit", and Dawn Wells played Betsy in "The Night of the Headless Woman." In "The Night of the Bleak Island" The teaser showing the boat in a storm was also used in the teaser for Gilligan's Island!
98 18 "The Night of the Janus" Irving J. Moore Teleplay: Leonard Katzman
Story: Paul Playdon
February 14, 1969 (1969-02-14) 096 (None — Ross Martin does not appear in this episode)

Guest stars: Charles Aidman (Jeremy Pike), Jack Carter (Alan Thorpe), Anthony Eisley (Warren Blessing), Jackie DeShannon (Torrey), Arthur Malet (Prof. Montague), Nicky Blair (Thompson), Benny Rubin (Janus), Vince Barnett (Swanson), Mark Allen (Instructor), Gail Billings (Myra Bates), Bill Monemaker (Thomas), Ron Heller (Wallace), James Ryan (Stevens), Bonnie Hughes (Linda), Walter Kelley (Mint Guard), Bob Dodson (Hardcase), Anthony Aiello (Messenger), Tony Gange (Williams)


A melody holds the clue that agents West and Pike need to trap a departmental traitor.
This is the fourth and final episode to feature Charles Aidman as Jeremy Pike.
99 19 "The Night of the Pistoleros" Bernard McEveety Robert C. Dennis and Earl Barret February 21, 1969 (1969-02-21) 084 General Rodell

Guest stars: Edward Binns (Colonel Roper), Robert Pine (Lt. Murray), Henry Wilcoxon (Armando Galiano), Perry Lopez (Sanchos), Richard O'Brien (Sgt. Charlie Tobin), Eugene Iglesias (Bernal), William O'Connell (Dr. Winterich), John Pickard (Duty Sergeant), Daniel Ades (Lopez), Jay Jostyn (Major), Sarita Vara (Mariana), Joe Raciti (Barman)


West and Gordon head to a lonely outpost where they battle a terrorist gang.
100 20 "The Night of the Diva" Herb Wallerstein Teleplay: Ken Pettus
Story: Alf Harris
March 7, 1969 (1969-03-07) 102 Count Vladislav de Raja

Guest stars: Patrice Munsel (Rosa Montebello), Patrick Horgan (Max Crenshaw), Beverly Todd (Angelique), Douglas Henderson (Colonel Richmond), Martin Kosleck (Igor), Patricia Dunne (Ellen Collingwood), Lester Fletcher (Karl Crenshaw), Geraldine Baron (Caroline Mason), Margery MacKay (First Diva), Jorge Ben-Hur (Bartender), Khalil Bezaleel (Deluc), David Constantine (Messenger)


West and Gordon investigate the recent disappearance of several opera divas in New Orleans. While there they unravel a plot involving the secret Order of Lucia and also reveal who among their new acquaintances is playing a role on and off the stage.
After recovering from his heart attack, Ross Martin returned to filming with this episode.
101 21 "The Night of the Bleak Island" Marvin Chomsky Robert E. Kent March 14, 1969 (1969-03-14) 100 (None — Ross Martin does not appear in this episode)

Guest stars: John Williams (Sir Nigel Scott), Beverly Garland (Celia Rydell), Richard Erdman (Mordecai Krone), Robert H. Harris (Steven Rydell), Lorna Lewis (Helen Merritt), Jon Lormer (Boatman), Pat O'Hara (Jarvis), Jana Taylor (Alicia Crane), Christian Anderson (Servant #2), Gene Tyburn (Mark Chambers), James Westerfield (McAvity), Yvonne Shubert (Girl)


To get a diamond for the National Museum, West travels to an eerie island supposedly haunted by a mad dog. While there he becomes reacquainted with an old friend, British detective Sir Nigel Scott.
This story was largely a reworking of The Hound of the Baskervilles. Like "The Night of the Winged Terror, Part 2", music from Hawaii Five-O is heard in this episode (notably Jim's fight towards the end). As proof that turnabout is fair play, cues from Richard Shores's score for "The Night of the Sedgewick Curse" can be heard in Hawaii Five-O's "Face of the Dragon".
■ The boat in the opening storm scene is reused footage from the intro to Gilligan's Island. (‘’ The weather started getting rough, the tiny ship was tossed...‘’ ).
102 22 "The Night of the Cossacks" Mike Moder Oliver Crawford March 21, 1969 (1969-03-21) 104 A Russian peasant

Guest stars: Guy Stockwell (Prince Gregor), John van Dreelen (Count Balkovitch), Donnelly Rhodes (Captain Zaboff), Nina Foch (Duchess Sophia), Jennifer Douglas (Princess Lina), Aliza Gur (Maria), Oscar Beregi, Jr. (Petrovsky), Ivan Triesault (Bishop Kucharyk), Norman Leavitt (Sheriff Corby), Luis de Córdova (Priest), Kay Vojkovic (Serving Girl), Sonny Klein (Sorkhev), Nikita Kranz (Grobe), Tim Burns (Cossack #1), Michael Kriss (Cossack #2)


West and Gordon become involved in the affairs of the royal family of Karovnia who have traveled to the United States after fleeing from assassins in their homeland. The agents find themselves pursued by the evil Count Balkovitch, who is looking for an icon he needs to possess in order to hold power in Karovnia.
The last episode filmed for the series. In an interesting coincidence, the pilot episode features Suzanne Pleshette (Bob Newhart's TV wife in the 1970s), and the final episode produced features Mary Frann (billed here as Jennifer Douglas), who played Bob Newhart's TV wife in the 1980s. This episode is also notable, unfortunately, for the most shameless reuse of footage in the series - Jim's predicament at the end of act 2/beginning of act 3 (being trapped on the crumbling ledge of a pit) is taken directly from "The Night of the Arrow", only with Jeannine Riley edited out!
103 23 "The Night of the Tycoons" Mike Moder Teleplay: Louis Vittes
Story: Barney Slater
March 28, 1969 (1969-03-28) 101 (None — Ross Martin does not appear in this episode)

Guest stars: Jo Van Fleet (Amelia Bronston), Joanie Sommers (Kyra Vanders), Steve Carlson (Lionel), Tommy J. Huff (Clown Thug), Dick Cangey (Clown Thug), Red West (Clown Thug), Tol Avery (Gorhan), Richard O'Brien (Van Cleve), Lee Duncan (Bartender), E.A. Sirianni (O'Brien), Milton Parsons (Kessel), Nelson Welch (Board Member #5), Virginia Peters (Matron), Mary Garcia (Honey), Mike Mahoney (Head Guard), Buff Brady (Butler), Jerry Mann (Board member #6), Cal Currens (Businessman), Michelle Breeze (Melanie), Kelly Shannon (Girl)


West discovers that several members of the Jupiter Corporation have recently died. All were involved in a scheme to dump stock, cause a panic, and make tons of money off of the cheap stock.
104 24 "The Night of the Plague" Irving J. Moore Teleplay: Frank Moss
Story: Edward Adamson
April 4, 1969 (1969-04-04) 103 Kevin Kemball, an actor

Guest stars: Lana Wood (Averi Trent), William Bryant (Duncan Lansing), Douglas Henderson (Colonel Richmond), Cliff Norton (Drummer), John Hoyt (Guild), Bill Zuckert (Sheriff), James Lanphier (Malcolm), Eddie Firestone (Stillis), Pilar Del Rey (Mexican Matron), Wayne Cochran (Stacey), Steve Raines (Ben), Dan Cass (Olin), Doug Pence (Stagehand), Artt Frank (Drunk Actor), Edward LeVeque (Mexican Peasant), Tyler McVey (Doctor), Flora Plumb (Saloon Girl #1), Jacqueline J. Sayls (Saloon Girl #2), Conrad Falk (Donald, Averi's fiance – who is not at all like Jim West)


West deals with the kidnapping of the Governor's daughter while Gordon rushes to find Jim to inoculate him from the disease one of the criminals was carrying.
The scene where Jim lowers himself via one of his gadgets in a bid to rescue Averi relies heavily on footage from "The Night of Jack O'Diamonds."

Reunion movies[edit]

Ten years after the cancellation of The Wild Wild West Robert Conrad and Ross Martin reunited and reprised their respective roles as government agents James West and Artemus Gordon in a television reunion film, The Wild Wild West Revisited. This film proved to be one of CBS' highest rated specials of the year,[36] thus warranting a second reunion film, More Wild Wild West. The second film, however, proved less successful.[36]

These two reunion movies were produced by Robert Jacks and directed by Burt Kennedy and are notably more comical than the original series.[36]

Series # Season # Title Director Writer Broadcast
105 TVM "The Wild Wild West Revisited" Burt Kennedy William Bowers May 9, 1979 (1979-05-09)

Guest star: Paul Williams (Dr. Miguelito Loveless, Jr.), Harry Morgan (Robert T. "Skinny" Malone), Jo Ann Harris (Carmelita Loveless), Trisha Noble (Penelope Devaraux, British Intelligence), Jeff MacKay (Hugo Kaufman), Susan Blu (Gabrielle Jackson), Robert Shields (Alan — Miguelito's $600 bionic man), Lorene Yarnell (Sonia (Miguelito's — $600 bionic woman), René Auberjonois (Captain Sir David Edney)


In 1885, former agents James West and Artemus Gordon are called out of retirement by the secret service to battle Miguelito Loveless, Jr., the son of their old nemesis, who has developed an atomic bomb and also managed to replace the crowned heads of England, Spain, and Russia with exact duplicates who are under his control.
106 TVM "More Wild Wild West" Burt Kennedy William Bowers (credit on some prints: "Teleplay by William Bowers and Tony Kayden; Story by William Bowers") October 7 & 8, 1980
(two parts)

Guest star: Victor Buono (Dr. Henry Messenger), Jonathan Winters (Albert Paradine Second), René Auberjonois (Colonel Sir David Edney), Avery Schreiber (Russian Ambassador), Dave Madden (German Ambassador), Liz Torres (Juanita), Candi Brough (Daphne), Randi Brough (Yvonne), Harry Morgan (Robert T. "Skinny" Malone), Hector Elias (Spanish Ambassador), Gino Conforti (French Ambassador), Joe Alfasa (Italian Ambassador)


In 1890 West and Gordon again come out of retirement to defeat Professor Albert Paradine II, a brilliant madman who seeks world power with weapons of doom.

Emmy Awards[edit]

During its four-year run The Wild Wild West received three Emmy nominations:

Emmy Awards
Year Film Result Award Category
1965 Ted Voightlander for
The Wild Wild West
Episode: "The Night of the Howling Light"
Nominated Primetime
Emmy Award
Best Cinematography
1967 Agnes Moorehead for
The Wild Wild West
Episode: "The Night of the Vicious Valentine"
Won Primetime
Emmy Award
Outstanding Supporting Actress –
Drama series
1969 Ross Martin for
The Wild Wild West
Nominated Primetime
Emmy Award
Outstanding Lead Actor –
Drama series

Producers[edit]

The Wild Wild West had six different producers during the course of its four-season run, plus a seventh for the two reunion movies. A breakdown of the episodes and their producers appears in the chart below.

Producer Season TVM Total
One Two Three Four
Gene L. Coon 7 0 0 0 0 7
Fred Freiberger 10 0 0 0 0 10
Michael Garrison 3 7 0 0 0 10
Robert Jacks 0 0 0 0 2 2
Bruce Lansbury 0 21 24 24 0 69
John Mantley 7 0 0 0 0 7
Collier Young 3 0 0 0 0 3
Total 28 28 24 24 2 106

Directors[edit]

The Wild Wild West employed a large number of directors during its run, with Irving J. Moore directing the most episodes (25 total).

Of note is that three episodes were directed by William Witney, who had co-directed many "cliffhangers" during the 1930s and 1940s, including Zorro Rides Again, The Lone Ranger, and The Adventures of Captain Marvel.[37] Also among the series directors are Mark Rydell (who would go on to direct On Golden Pond with Katharine Hepburn, Henry Fonda, and Jane Fonda) and Richard Donner (later to direct The Omen, Superman, and the Lethal Weapon series).

Director Season TVM Total
One Two Three Four
Justin Addiss 1 0 0 0 0 1
Leon Benson 0 1 0 0 0 1
Michael Caffrey 0 0 2 1 0 3
Marvin Chomsky 0 0 4 7 0 11
James B. Clark 0 0 3 1 0 4
Alan Crosland, Jr. 1 7 4 0 0 12
Edwin Dein 2 0 0 0 0 2
Lawrence Dobkin 0 0 1 0 0 1
Richard Donner 2 1 0 0 0 3
Alvin Ganzer 1 0 0 0 0 1
Harvey Hart 1 0 0 0 0 1
Gunner Hellstrom 0 0 2 0 0 2
Jesse Hibbs 0 1 0 0 0 1
Lee H. Katzin 1 0 0 0 0 1
Lou Katzman 1 0 0 0 0 1
Burt Kennedy 0 0 0 0 2 2
Bernie Kowalski 1 0 0 0 0 1
Sherman Marks 0 1 0 0 0 1
Bernard McEveety 0 0 0 2 0 2
Mike Moder 0 0 1 3 0 4
Irving J. Moore 7 7 5 6 0 25
Alex Nicol 0 0 2 1 0 3
Lawrence Peerce 0 1 0 0 0 1
Charles R. Rondeau 0 3 0 1 0 4
Mark Rydell 1 0 0 0 0 1
Richard Sarafinan 2 0 0 0 0 2
Ralph Senensky 1 1 0 0 0 2
Robert Sparr 0 5 0 0 0 5
Paul Stanley 0 0 0 1 0 1
Don Taylor 2 0 0 0 0 2
Herb Wallerstein 0 0 0 1 0 1
Paul Wedkos 1 0 0 0 0 1
Richard Whorf 1 0 0 0 0 1
William Witney 2 0 0 0 0 2
Total 28 28 24 24 2 106

Guest stars[edit]

During its run, The Wild Wild West featured a large number of notable guest stars. Many of these guests also appeared on Star Trek. These actors and the titles to the episodes of both series that they appeared in are listed below.[38] A video montage of some of these performance can be found on YouTube.[39]

Actor The Wild Wild West Star Trek
John Abbott The Night of the Simian Terror Errand of Mercy
Sharon Acker The Night of the Sedgewick Curse The Mark of Gideon
Larry Anthony The Night of the Tartar Dagger of the Mind
Barry Atwater The Night of the Camera The Savage Curtain
Emily Banks The Night of the Avaricious Actuary Shore Leave
Arthur Batanides The Night of the Death-Maker
The Night of the Gypsy Peril
The Night of Miguelito's Revenge
The Night of the Dancing Death
That Which Survives
Eli Behar The Night of the Legion of Death Dagger of the Mind
Lee Bergere The Night of the Colonel's Ghost The Savage Curtain
Alan Bergmann The Night of the Ready-Made Corpse The Empath
Antoinette Bower The Night of the Sudden Death Catspaw
Kathie Browne The Night of the Human Trigger
The Night of the Colonel's Ghost
Wink of an Eye
William Campbell The Night of the Freebooters The Squire of Gothos
The Trouble With Tribbles
Fred Carson The Night of the Bottomless Pit Operation: Annihilate!
Anthony Caruso The Night Dr. Loveless Died
The Night of the Green Terror
The Night of the Kraken
A Piece of the Action
Paul Comi The Night of the Circus of Death
The Night of the Ready-Made Corpse
Balance of Terror
Elisha Cook, Jr. The Night of the Double-Edged Knife
The Night of the Bars of Hell
Court Martial
Jeff Corey The Night of the Thousand Eyes
The Night of the Underground Terror
The Cloud Minders
Chuck Courtney The Night of the Death Masks
The Night of the Winged Terror
Patterns of Force
Yvonne Craig The Night of the Grand Emir Whom Gods Destroy
John Crawford The Night of Fire and Brimstone The Galileo Seven
Maryesther Denver The Night of Miguelito's Revenge Catspaw
Lee Duncan The Night of the Tycoons Elaan of Troyius
Michael Dunn The Night the Wizard Shook the Earth
The Night That Terror Stalked the Town
The Night of the Whirring Death
The Night of the Murderous Spring
The Night of the Raven
The Night of the Green Terror
The Night of the Surreal McCoy
The Night of the Bogus Bandits
The Night Dr. Loveless Died
The Night of Miguelito's Revenge
Plato's Stepchildren
Marj Dusay The Night of the Kraken
The Night of the Turncoat
Spock's Brain
Jason Evers The Night of the Kraken
The Night of the Running Death
Wink of an Eye
Morgan Farley The Night of the Circus of Death
The Night of the Golden Cobra
The Return of the Archons
The Omega Glory
Brioni Farrell The Night of the Brain The Return of the Archons
Paul Fix The Night of the Green Terror
The Night of the Hangman
Where No Man Has Gone Before
James Gregory The Night of the Inferno Dagger of the Mind
John Harmon The Night of the Infernal Machine The City on the Edge of Forever
A Piece of the Action
Johnny Haymer The Night of the Vipers All Our Yesterdays
Robert Herron The Night of the Skulls The Menagerie
The Savage Curtain
Marianna Hill The Night of the Bogus Bandits Dagger of the Mind
Patrick Horgan The Night of the Diva Patterns of Force
Vince Howard The Night of the Cadre The Man Trap
John Hoyt The Night of the Plague
The Night of the Puppeteer
The Menagerie
Sherry Jackson The Night of the Gruesome Games
The Night of the Vicious Valentine
What Are Little Girls Made Of?
Anthony Jochim The Night of the Sedgewick Curse The Menagerie
Bart LaRue The Night of the Juggernaut Patterns of Force
Bread and Circuses
The Savage Curtain
Mark Lenard The Night of the Iron Fist Balance of Terror
Journey to Babel
Perry Lopez The Night of the Feathered Fury
The Night of the Pistoleros
Shore Leave
John Lormer The Night of the Infernal Machine
The Night of the Spanish Curse
The Night of the Bleak Island
The Menagerie
The Return of the Archons
For the World is Hollow and I Have Touched the Sky
Hal Lynch The Night of the Poisonous Posey Tomorrow is Yesterday
Ken Lynch The Night of the Returning Dead The Devil in the Dark
Barbara Luna The Night of the Deadly Bed Mirror, Mirror
Theo Marcuse The Night of the Sudden Plague
The Night of the Bottomless Pit
The Night of the Headless Woman
Catspaw
Sarah Marshall The Night of the Hangman The Deadly Years
William Marshall The Night of the Egyptian Queen The Ultimate Computer
Arlene Martel The Night of the Circus of Death Amok Time
Charles Macauley The Night of Fire and Brimstone The Return of the Archons
Judy McConnell The Night of the Death Masks Wolf in the Fold
Oliver McGowan The Night of the Feathered Fury Shore Leave
Ricardo Montalbán The Night of the Lord of Limbo Space Seed
Byron Morrow The Night of Miguelito's Revenge Amok Time
For the World is Hollow and I Have Touched the Sky
Reggie Nalder The Night of the Gruesome Games Journey to Babel
William O'Connell The Night of the Pistoleros Journey to Babel
Susan Oliver The Night Dr. Loveless Died The Menagerie
Gregg Palmer The Night of the Human Trigger
The Night of the Gruesome Games
The Night of the Hangman
Spectre of the Gun
Leslie Parrish The Night the Wizard Shook the Earth
The Night of the Flying Pie Plate
Who Mourns for Adonais?
Ed Peck The Night of the Double-Edged Knife Tomorrow is Yesterday
Jack Perkins The Night of the Ready-Made Corpse Bread and Circuses
Vic Perrin The Night of the Winged Terror The Changeling
Mirror, Mirror
Phillip Pine The Night of the Glowing Corpse The Savage Curtain
Paul Prokop The Night of the Firebrand Mirror, Mirror
Madlyn Rhue The Night of the Bubbling Death Space Seed
Jay Robinson The Night of the Sedgewick Curse Elaan of Troyius
Percy Rodrigues The Night of the Poisonous Posy Court Martial
Joseph Ruskin The Night of The Fatal Trap
The Night of the Falcon
The Gamesters of Triskelion
Alfred Ryder The Night of the Torture Chamber
The Night of the Deadly Bubble
The Man Trap
William Schallert The Night of the Bubbling Death
The Night of the Gruesome Games
The Night of the Winged Terror
The Trouble With Tribbles
Sabrina Scharf The Night of the Underground Terror The Paradise Syndrome
Pilar Seurat The Night the Dragon Screamed Wolf in the Fold
Judi Sherven The Night of the Avaricious Actuary
The Night of the Circus of Death
Wolf in the Fold
Sandra Smith The Night of the Vipers Turnabout Intruder
Maggie Thrett The Night of the Running Death Mudd's Women
Malachi Throne The Night of the Tartar The Menagerie
Tom Sebastian The Night of the Amnesiac
The Night of the Skulls
Shore Leave
Harry Townes The Night of the Double-Edged Knife
The Night of the Tottering Tontine
The Return of the Archons
Tom Troupe The Night of the Egyptian Queen Arena
John Warburton The Night of the Brain Balance of Terror
William Windom The Night of the Flying Pie Plate The Doomsday Machine
William Wintersole The Night of the Tottering Tontine Patterns of Force
Venita Wolf The Night of the Arrow The Squire of Gothos
Celeste Yarnell The Night of a Thousand Eyes The Apple

Merchandise tie-ins[edit]

As with many television series, The Wild Wild West had several merchandise tie-ins during its run. These are listed below.[40]

Year Item(s) Manufacturer
or Publisher
1966 Paperback novel by Richard Wormser Signet Books
1966 Board Game Transogram Co.
1966(?) Ross Martin and Robert Conrad Note Pads Top Flight Paper Co.
1966 Secret "Sleeve Gun"[1] Ray Plastics
1966–1969 Gold Key Comic Books (7 issues) Western Publishing Co.
1969 Lunch Box and Thermos Alladin Co.
Notes
  • ^a This item was not marketed with the series' name. However, The Wild Wild West was the only television series at the time that featured the item.

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Kesler, Susan E. (1988). The Wild Wild West — The Series. Downey, California: Arnett Press. p. 8. ISBN 978-0929360003. 
  2. ^ "Biography of Michael Dunn at IMDb". Retrieved 2008-10-09. 
  3. ^ Kesler, p. iv.
  4. ^ "Biography of Ross Martin at IMDb". Retrieved 2008-10-09. 
  5. ^ "Season One (Region 1)". Retrieved 2008-10-05. 
  6. ^ "Season Two (Region 1)". Retrieved 2008-10-05. 
  7. ^ "Season Three (Region 1)". Retrieved 2008-10-05. 
  8. ^ "Season Four (Region 1)". Retrieved 2008-10-05. 
  9. ^ "Complete series (Region 1)". Retrieved 2008-10-08. 
  10. ^ a b Kesler, p. 8.
  11. ^ Kesler, p. 24.
  12. ^ Kesler, p. 25.
  13. ^ Kesler, p. 30.
  14. ^ Kesler, pp. 30-31.
  15. ^ Kesler, p. 42-43.
  16. ^ Kesler, p. 52.
  17. ^ a b c d "TV Ratings — The 1960s". Retrieved 2008-10-16. 
  18. ^ Kesler, p. 45.
  19. ^ Kesler, p. v.
  20. ^ Kesler, p. 78.
  21. ^ Kesler, p. 80.
  22. ^ Cangey, R.M. (1996). Inside The Wild Wild West. Cypress, California: Cangey Publishing Co. pp. 57–63. ISBN 0-9654013-0-8. 
  23. ^ Kesler, p. 98.
  24. ^ Cangey, p. 121.
  25. ^ "Biography of Michael Garrison at IMDb". Retrieved 2008-09-18. 
  26. ^ Cangey, pp. 9–17 (episode guide section at the end of the book.)
  27. ^ a b Kesler, p. 139.
  28. ^ a b Kesler, p. 69.
  29. ^ Cangey, pp. 177-180.
  30. ^ Kesler, p. 71.
  31. ^ Kesler, p. 176.
  32. ^ Cangey, p. 197.
  33. ^ Kesler, p. 178.
  34. ^ Kesler, p. 197.
  35. ^ Kesler, p.210.
  36. ^ a b c Kesler, p. 228.
  37. ^ Barbour, Alan G. (1970). Days of Thrills and Adventure. New York: Collier Books. p. 19. ISBN 978-0020120407. 
  38. ^ "The Wild Wild West / Star Trek crossovers". Retrieved 2008-10-19. 
  39. ^ "Wild Wild West & Star Trek - Actor Crossovers". YouTube. Retrieved 2008-10-21. 
  40. ^ Kesler, p. 235.

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