THE WILD WILD WEST – THE COMPLETE SERIES + BONUS (CBS 1965-69) Robert Conrad, Ross Martin *Retail Quality*
Entrusted by President Ulysses S. Grant to defend America from all manner of bad people, dashing secret Agents James T. West (Robert Conrad) and Artemus Gordon (Ross Martin) roamed the West battling revolutionaries and other subversive types.
Artemus was a master of disguise and dialects, and an ingenious inventor of gadgets to foil the assorted madmen they constantly pursued.
The duo’s main nemesis – with a remarkable facility for evading capture – was the diminutive mad scientist Dr Miguelito Loveless (Michael Dunn), a brilliant antagonist bent on taking over the world.
Jim and Arte traveled in a special railroad car that supplied all the materials they needed to concoct all sorts of strange weapons and devices to foil their adversaries.
Beautiful women, fantastically contrived situations, and bizarre and creative devices populated this series throughout its four-year, 104 episodes, run. A periodic panic about TV violence brought cancellation of the show in 1969, though a subsequent thawing in the moral climate saw TV movie reunions The Wild, Wild West Revisited (1979) and More Wild, Wild West (1980), both movies are included in this set along with other bonus material.
Number of DVDs: 27
Quality: 9.5/10 - not recorded from television.
Running Time: 86 hours and 26 mins
Aspect Ratio: Full Screen 1.33:1
NOTES: This is a fan-made DVD set. Not a studio release.