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The Wild Wild West: The Night of the Juggernaut

Investigating crooks who are driving off homesteaders, Jim and Artie are confronted by a steam-driven juggernaut. Artie impersonates a businessman and buys the land, luring the crooks into making him their next target.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 4x3
Production Number: 3224-0608
Airdate: Friday October 11th, 1968

Guest Stars
Simon ScottSimon Scott
As Theodore Bock
Peter HalePeter Hale
As Harwood (Tom Harwood)
Fred StromsoeFred Stromsoe
As Hardcase
Floyd PattersonFloyd Patterson
As Lyle Dixon
Gloria CalomeeGloria Calomee
As Lonie Millard
Byron FoulgerByron Foulger
As County Clerk
Bart La RueBart La Rue
As Storekeeper (Maddox)
Stuart NisbetStuart Nisbet
As Farmer #1
Irving MosleyIrving Mosley
As Farmer #2 (Victor)
Evelyn DuttonEvelyn Dutton
As Nurse #1
Stardedt KaavaStardedt Kaava
As Nurse #2

Mary FrannMary Frann
As Dr. Virginia Mays
Whitey HughesWhitey Hughes
As Gatling Gun Man
Main Cast
Robert ConradRobert Conrad
As James T. West
Ross Martin (1)Ross Martin (1)
As Artemus Gordon


Jim and Artie ride up to a farm outside of Grey Ridge and knock at the door. The owner, Jan Jorgensen, doesn’t answer and Artie goes to the barn to check on him. Jim tries the door and discovers that it’s unlocked, and then hears Artie call out. He goes over to the barn and they realize that they’ve arrived too late. A large motorized and armored vehicle suddenly emerges from the barn and moves toward Artie, blinding him with its headlights. Jim fires at the vehicle without effect as it knocks down some crates on Artie. It then turns toward Jim and he gets out of the way and then climbs on top. It rams through the house, knocking Jim off and leaving him unconscious on the ground. ..

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Episode Notes
Corner slides:
Upper Right: Jim and a farmer face the juggernaut.
Lower Left: Bock's men haul Artie off.
Lower Right: Bock takes Lonie hostage.
Upper Left: The Wanderer continues on its way.

Jim asks about the "Falk property." Robert Conrad's real last name is Falk.

The bit with Artie being injured by a falling building in the opening sequence was written in to explain why he was wearing a cast. Ross Martin had broken his leg in the preceding episode (in production order), "The Night of the Avaricious Actuary."

Episode Quotes
James: He's using you, you know that of course, don't you?
Lonie Millard: You talk that way about a man who saved your life? You ought to be grateful.
James: I am grateful. I'm grateful that he didn't shoot me.

Episode Goofs
Since Ross Martin was unable to walk during much of the episode because of his broken leg, a stand-in fills in for him during the opening sequence. The actor in question is noticeably heavier than Ross Martin.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorMichael Garrison
ProducerBruce Lansbury
Associate ProducerLeonard Katzman
CastingWilliam J. Kenney
Unit Production ManagerChristopher N. Seiter
MusicRichard Shores
Music SupervisorMartin L. Klein
Make-upKen Chase
Set DecoratorRaymond Molyneaux
Director of PhotographyRichard L. Rawlings
Art DirectorWilliam Craig Smith
Assistant ProducerJoe Kirby
Film EditorFrank Capacchione
Assistant DirectorCharles Scott, Jr.
Story ConsultantHenry Sharp
CostumesJack Muhs  |  Vou Lee Giokaris
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