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The Wild Wild West: The Night of the Druid's Blood

A professor, Jim's close friend, is incinerated in a bizarre accident, and an influential Senator thwarts West's investigation. The trail leads to a magician named Asmodeus and a series of bizarre thefts from the corpses of geniuses.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 1x24
Production Number: 6524
Airdate: Friday March 25th, 1966

Guest Stars
Don RicklesDon Rickles
As Asmodeus
Don RicklesDon Rickles
As Asmodeus

Co-Guest Stars
Simon ScottSimon Scott
As Col. Fairchild
Ann ElderAnn Elder
As Astarte
Ann ElderAnn Elder
As Astarte
Rhys WilliamsRhys Williams
As Dr. Tristam
Rhys WilliamsRhys Williams
As Dr. Tristam
Bartlett RobinsonBartlett Robinson
As Sen. Waterford
Bartlett RobinsonBartlett Robinson
As Sen. Waterford
Don BeddoeDon Beddoe
As Prof. Robey
Sam WadeSam Wade
As Robert Perry
Sam WadeSam Wade
As Robert Perry

Main Cast
Ross Martin (1)Ross Martin (1)
As Artemus Gordon
Ross Martin (1)Ross Martin (1)
As Artemus Gordon


Jim visits his old teacher, Professor Robey, who claims ignorance when Jim explains that he came there when he wrote a letter requesting help. Robey's hand shakes as he pours out drinks, and Jim realizes that he's in trouble. The professor initially tries to deny it, and then gives in and shows Jim a photo of a beautiful woman. Robey explains that her name is Lilith, and he met her when he was supervising Sumerian excavations. He fell in love with her, but discovered that she was evil. There's a knock on the door and one of Robey's students, Robert Perry, comes in. Robert helps Robey on with his robes, and the professor asks Jim to wait until after his meeting. Once Robey leaves, Robert notes that something has been bothering him. He has no idea who Lilith is. Her photo suddenly bursts into flame, and they hear Robey screaming outside. They run to the window and watch helplessly as Robey burns up...

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Episode Notes
Corner Slides:

Lower Left: Jim supposedly bandaged and in bed, on the verge of death.
Lower Right: Artie enters the crypt after Jim to investigate chanting.
Upper Right: Dr. Tristam confronts the agents in his laboratory/study.
Upper Left: The Wanderer departs.

Episode Quotes
Prof. Robey: I’m in trouble. Black, horrible trouble. And I don't now what to do.
James: You just did it, sir. You told me about it. An excellent place to begin… is at the beginning.

Waterford: Astarte and I met in Rome three weeks ago. We came, we saw… and I was conquered.

Asmodeus: What time is it, doctor?
Dr. Tristam: My watch, it's gone! Oh, what have you done with it, sir?
Asmodeus: Doctor, call me a fraud, a mountebank, a charlatan, a peddler of tired, tarnished tricks purchased secondhand from a Hong Kong mail order house. But a pickpocket? For shame, sir.

James: Well?
Astarte: Well what?
James: Well, aren't you going to suggest we take a turn in the garden?
Astarte: How very sure you are of yourself, Mr. West.
James: Only in things that matter.
Astarte: Such as?
James: I'm sure that the snapping turtle never lets go until it thunders. And I'm sure that you step on a spider, it rains. And I'm very, very sure that the murderers of Professor Robey will dance the minuet from the highest gallows.
Astarte: Mr. West, how would you like to take a turn in the garden?

James: Well, it isn't Asmodeus. What happened, did you lose your way?
Asmodeus: You make me realize how much I detest excessively muscular young men.

James: Are you humming?
Artemus: Me? Never, I just whistle in graveyards.

Asmodeus: Enough! You’re a poor audience.
James: Oh no, we’re a good audience. You’re a poor entertainer.

James: I promised you a dance, Astarte.
Astarte: Dance? What...
James: The minuet. From the highest gallows we can find, remember?

Episode Goofs
The manacle on Artie's right hand as he watches the fight between Jim and Asmodeus has a noticeable gap on top that he could easily slip his hand through.

The stuntman filling in for Don Rickles during the fight bears almost no resemblance to the actor.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorMichael Garrison
Executive ProducerMichael Garrison
ProducerGene L. Coon
CastingJames Lister (2)
Unit Production ManagerCy Brooskin
MusicRichard Markowitz
Set DecoratorRaymond Molyneaux
Director of PhotographyTed Voigtlander
Art DirectorAlbert Heschong
Film EditorAlan Jaggs
Assistant DirectorJohn W. Rogers
Assistant To The ProducerJoe Kirby
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