One of the most fantastic TV series ever filmed, The Wild Wild West, is now available for $29 on Amazon.
I have loved this series my entire life, it ran from 1965 til 1968 and just slightly predates me. One of the most clever television series of all time, the Wild Wild West endures as a magnificent testimony to what TV can be when done right. Ulysses S. Grant is President and sends two Secret Service agents to the Wild West to protect America's frontier. Title character Jim West is played by Robert Conrad, and master of disguise and gadgetry Artemus Gordon is portrayed by the incredibly brilliant Ross Martin. Together they foil incredible crimes, battle fantastic villains and always get the girl, well Jim does, due to his skin tight pants.
The duo have their own private train loaded with gadgets and disguises. The technology is pure Jules Verne and the story telling often reminds me of The Prisoner, especially when it revolves around the greatest TV criminal ever, Dr. Miguelito Q. Loveless. Loveless is a small person, but the most colorful villain you could ever hope for, played by Michael Dunn. You may recognize Dunn from Get Smart, Star Trek and Bonanza.
If I didn't already own the complete series, I'd buy this one for $29.
The Wild Wild West: The Complete Series (1965)
(Thanks, Sean Masterson!)
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