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The Wild Wild West

What do you know about the Wild, Wild West? 
"Check Your Answers" at the end of the quiz.

1) Developed at a time when the television western was losing ground to the spy genre, this show was conceived by its creator as "James Bond on horseback."  It was one of the first television series which could be described as a science fiction Western.  The Wild, Wild West
Who was the creator?

  1. Michael Garrison

  2. Robert Conrad

  3. Ross Martin

2) The Wild Wild West was an American television series that ran on CBS for four seasons (104 episodes) from September 17, 1965, to April 4, 1969.
How many episodes?

  1. 94 episodes

  2. 104 episodes

  3. 114 episodes

3) When The Wild Wild West went into series production the locomotive, a 4-4-0 named the Inyo, was built in 1875 by the Baldwin Locomotive Works in Philadelphia.
Where was the footage filmed?

  1. Menifee, California

  2. Las Vegas, Nevada

  3. Death Valley, California

4) The main title theme was written by Richard Markowitz, who was brought in after the producers rejected two attempts by famed film composer Dimitri Tiomkin.
What other western did Markowitz write the theme?

  1. The Rebel

  2. Rawhide

  3. Sky King

5) The Wild Wild West featured numerous gadgets.
What was NOT a gadget?

  1. James' sleeve gun

  2. breakaway derringer hidden in his left and right boot heels

  3. A lever-action Winchester hidden in his girlfriends bed

6) While the show's writers created their fair share of villains they had one character win an Emmy for her role as Emma Valentine in "The Night of The Vicious Valentine"). 
Who was the actress?

  1. Agnes Moorehead

  2. Elizabeth Montgomery

  3. Stella Stevens

7) The one memorable recurring arch-villain was Dr. Miguelito Quixote Loveless, a brilliant-but-insane dwarf.
Who played Dr. Loveless?

  1. Michael Dunn

  2. Paul Williams

  3. Victor Buono

8) After The Wild Wild West, James West played by Robert Conrad starred in another TV series.
What is the series?

  1. Magnum P.I.

  2. Hawaiian Eye

  3. Baa Baa Black Sheep

9) CBS cast Ross Martin to become his most famous part, Secret Service agent Artemus Gordon in The Wild Wild West, opposite Robert Conrad.  His character, a master gadgeteer and disguise artist, fitted Martin perfectly.
What forced Ross to a limited role during the 1968 season on the series?

  1. Recovering from a heart attack

  2. Near fatal car accident

  3. Fall off a cliff while rock climbing

10) The Reno (built in 1872 by Baldwin), was used in the two Wild Wild West TV movies and in the 1999 theatrical film starring Will Smith.
Where is the Reno is located?

  1. Disneyland California

  2. Old Tucson Studios, Arizona

  3. Durango, Colorado


The Wild Wild West
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