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The Wild Wild West
Released: 1965
Runtime: 50 minutes
Country: United States
Language: English
Seasons: 4
Episodes: 104

The Wild Wild West is a TV series that ran from 1965-1969, starring Robert Conrad as James West and Ross Martin as Artemus Gordon. Both men are Secret Service agents during the 1870s and they have their hands full saving the presidents of both the U.S. and Mexico from repeated assassination attempts and keeping this or that megalomaniac from taking over first New Mexico, then the world.

Steampunk Influences[]

Unique to the show at the time was its use of proto-steampunk technology, evident in many of the episodes. Not only must they combat wily counterfeiters and vengeful veterans of the Civil War, but West and Gordon are also belabored by brilliant singing dwarves, Frankenstein-type creatures, as well as a melange of mad scientists. They encounter living brains in jars, accelerated humans, green girls from outer space, and more than a couple of doppelgangers.