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Season 1

1 :01x01 - Operation Towline

Sep/13/1958
Steve's mission is to develop an anti-missile system consisting of towing Convair F-102 jet fighters from a KB-50 tanker.
Guest Stars: Sidney Clute as Unknown | Pat Colby as Unknown | Ken Mayer as Unknown | Ray Montgomery as Unknown | Nancy Valentine as Nurse | Morgan Woodward as Maj. Tex Berry | Dan Barton (1) as Capt. Bullet McVay | Suzanne Alexander as Jeets | Harry Townes as Brig. Gen. Towne | Paul Frees as Durkel
Director: Ted Post

2 :01x02 - Operation Thunderbirds

Sep/20/1958
Steve is assigned to re-educate a group of dare devil fly-boys the basic Air Force principles.
Guest Stars: Jo Ann Wade as Jane | Gail Land as Martha | Barbara Wilson as Doris | Marian Collier as Secretary | Gloria Robertson as Beautiful Girl | Barry McGuire as Lt. Angus | Joe Di Reda as Lt. Johnson | Michael Ferrall as General Prentiss | Ken Hardison as Capt. Jonesy Jones | Burt Metcalfe as Lt. Buck Buckley | Ronnie Knox as Lt. Skippy Edwards
Director: Don Taylor (1)
Story: Sidney Carroll | Teleplay: Norman Katkov

3 :01x03 - Operation Zero Launch

Sep/27/1958
Steve steps in when his friend is injured and agrees to fly a dangerous experimental plane, an F-100 Super Sabres from with rocket boosters.
Guest Stars: Ward Wood as Brad Bradshaw | Marion Ross as Rita Bradshaw | Doro Merande as Mrs. Turton | Nelson Leigh as General Black | Douglas Wilson (2) as Crocker | Mike McCoy as Sid
Director: Don Taylor (1)

4 :01x04 - Project Heartbeat

Oct/04/1958
Steve and Major Pitch Hammer prepare for an around the world trip conducting an experiment to measure the brain and heart activity of the pilots during the flight.
Guest Stars: Jacqueline Scott as Unknown | Russell Johnson as Unknown | Jason Wingreen as Unknown | John Doucette as Unknown
Director: Don Taylor (1)
Story: Sidney Carroll | Teleplay: Robert L. Green

5 :01x05 - Operation Jettison

Oct/11/1958
Steve must keep his passengers calm and land a plane safely after one of the engines fails.
Guest Stars: Tige Andrews as Sgt. Bagdasarian | John Hoyt as Atterbury | Sue Randall as Sgt. Addie Malone | Michael Galloway (1) as Sgt. Kiefer | Paul Comi as Lt. Castle | William Ching as Lt. Roebling | John Ward (1) as Lt. Evans | DeForest Kelley as Radar Major | Rayford Barnes as Radar Sgt. | Norman Alden as Radar Enlisted Man

6 :01x06 - Operation Survival

Oct/25/1958
Steve is accidentally thrown from an airplane during a paramedic parachute training jump. When the Drill Master is injured while attempting to rescue Canyon, both must survive in a wild mountain countryside.
Guest Stars: Anthony Eisley as Captain Milt Newberry | Eddie Firestone as Sergeant Harry Triver | Frank Gerstle as General Hall | Pete Peterson as Air Rescue Pilot | Max Slaten as Airman Dolbin | Buck Young as Lieutenant Kress

7 :01x07 - Fear of Flying

Nov/01/1958
Steve is asked to defend a decorated pilot who is being court martialed for reckless flying.
Guest Stars: Tom Middleton as Lieutenant Hardiman | Donald Freed as Trial Counsel | Robert De Coag as Major Elfingstone | Philip Abbott as Captain Peterson

8 :01x08 - Operation Moby Dick

Nov/08/1958
Steve is put in charge of transporting the first Atlas missile to Cape Canaveral.
Guest Stars: Karl Lukas as Dave Newman | Frank Bella as Air Policeman | Barry Atwater as Dr. Francis Arnold
Director: Don Taylor (1)
Story: Sidney Carroll | Teleplay: Raphael Hayes

9 :01x09 - Operation B-52

Nov/15/1958
Steve, his crew and a B-52 set out to beat the around the world speed record, all being monitored by Ben Radin, a newsman who has a grudge against airmen.
Guest Stars: Stephen Roberts as SAC Bravo | Jeff De Benning as SAC Delta | Peter Nelson (1) as Navigator | Roxane Berard as Lucette | Sylvia Lewis as Macayo | Bill Idelson as Mixmaster Capt. | Gene Miller as Mixmaster Col. | John Compton as Capt. Woody Buckler | Tom Greenway as Gen. Waybright | Richard Anderson as Ben Radin
Director: Arthur Hiller

10 :01x10 - Operation Mushroom

Nov/29/1958
Steve is to fly a plane that drops a test bomb.
Guest Stars: Norman Sturgis as Scientist | Larry Thor as Army Colonel | Vernon Rich as Navy Captain | Grandon Rhodes as General Hanson | Frank Harding as Air Force General | Sam Edwards as Major David
Director: Don Taylor (1)

11 :01x11 - Operation Crash Landing

Dec/06/1958
A crewman become ill with spinal meningitis while on a flight from Brazil to California and needs immediate treatment. Things get worse when the landing gear becomes stuck and the only solution may be to crash land.
Guest Stars: Nick Adams (1) as Sgt. Korman | Martin Braddock as Sgt. Galway | George Brenlin as Lt. Collins | Michael Hinn as General Trevor | Jack Hogan as Tower Operator | Sandy Kenyon as Lt. Michelson | Wesley Lau as Sgt. Bowman | Gordon Polk as Sgt. Bailey | Orlando Rodriguez as Native Boy | William Schallert as Major Karl Richmond

12 :01x12 - Pilot Error

Dec/13/1958
An investigation of a pilots death after a plane crash at Andrews AFB in Arizona points to pilot error, but the pilots father wants the investigators to dig deeper.
Guest Stars: Barney Phillips as Flight Surgeon | Parley Baer as McJorgenson | Paul Maxwell as Major Russell | Robert Sampson (1) as Tower Operator | Paul Frees as Durkel (Pilot) | Douglas Henderson as Lt. Mahoney | Paul Langton as Major Martin | Robert F. Simon as Colonel Hampton
Director: Walter Grauman

13 :01x13 - The Gift

Dec/20/1958
Christmas time at the base finds a group of orphans flown in to celebrate the holidays. But Steve tries to explain the meaning of Christmas to a little girl who has never celebrated the day.
Guest Stars: Barbara Beaird as Lisa | Lillian Adams as Mrs. Karoly | William Bryant as Lt. Kirby | Celia Lovsky as Mrs. Czerny | Sean McClory as Bert Quillan
Director: Don Taylor (1)
Writer: Ray Bradbury

14 :01x14 - Operation Diplomat

Dec/27/1958
Steve makes a forced landing inside unfriendly territory while carrying an American diplomat from Istanbul to Pakistan.
Guest Stars: Glenn Thompson as Uzbek Chief | Bartlett Robinson as Ambassador Grey | Robert McQueeney as Lt. Hollister | Eddie Ryder as Sgt. Bregman | John Hackett as Lt. Earle | Robert Patton as Lt. Sandeman | Oliver McGowan as Lawrence Costigan | Joanna Barnes as Joan Richards
Director: Don Taylor (1)

15 :01x15 - Operation Big Thunder

Jan/03/1959
Local citizens around the Big Thunder AFB protest the base and the airmen just as Steve arrives.
Guest Stars: Hal Baylor as 2nd Tough | Chuck Courtney as 1st Tough | Caroline Hughes (1) as Waitress | Leslie Parrish as Brannigans's Girl | Tom Gilson as A / 3c Brannigan | Abel Fernández as Airman Abel Featherstone | Robert F. Hoy as Sgt. Charley Berger | Ken Lynch as M / Sgt. Maconochie | Ted de Corsia as Police Chief Hagedorn | Jerry Paris as Maj. 'Willie' Williston

16 :01x16 - Operation Nose Wheel

Jan/08/1959
A routine landing turns dangerous when the front landing gear will not lower forcing a possible crash landing at Big Thunder AFB.
Guest Stars: Robert Sampson (1) as Tower Operator | Charles Lind as Maintenance Man | Lamont Johnson (2) as Ed Tuttle | Ingrid Goude as Secretary | Paul Frees as Narrator | Abel Fernández as Airman Abel Featherstone | Jerry Paris as Maj. 'Willie' Williston | Jackson Beck as Announcer
Director: Walter Grauman
Writer: David Haft

17 :01x17 - The Search

Jan/15/1959
Industrialist Peter Brendan's plane has been reported missing by his wife, and Steve is requested by State Senator Smith to make a search.
Guest Stars: Meg Wyllie as Nurse | Ingrid Goude as Secretary | Robert F. Hoy as Sgt. Charley Berger | Abel Fernández as Airman Abel Featherstone | Jerry Paris as Maj. 'Willie' Williston

18 :01x18 - The Prisoner

Jan/22/1959
Steve begins a search for a missing WWII soldier in New Guinea after a native shows a pair of dog tags which had belonged to him.
Guest Stars: Ingrid Goude as Secretary | Robert F. Hoy as Sgt. Charley Berger | Abel Fernández as Airman Abel Featherstone | Ted de Corsia as Police Chief Hagedorn | Jerry Paris as Maj. 'Willie' Williston | James Yagi as Soldier #2 | Rollin Moriyama as Soldier # 1 | Frank Kumagai as Japanese Sergeant
Story: Sidney Carroll | Teleplay: William Spier

19 :01x19 - Operation Souvenir

Jan/29/1959
A carved, wooden monkey statue in which Steve had bought from a peddler in Taipei, has an Air Force nurse and himself in danger back at Big Thunder AFB.
Guest Stars: Elena Verdugo as Captain Maggie Gallagher | Tony Travis as Lieutenant Artie Morris | Jay Novello as Formosa Freddie | Oliver Cliff as Sorenson | Jerry Paris as Maj. 'Willie' Williston

20 :01x20 - The Fight

Feb/05/1959
When a boxer beats up his sparring partner while training for a championship bout, Airman Featherstone plans revenge by provoking the fighter into a grudge match.
Guest Stars: Joyce Taylor as Betty Berger | Read Morgan as Al Gorski | Robert F. Hoy as Sgt. Charley Berger | Abel Fernández as Airman Abel Featherstone | Ted de Corsia as Police Chief Hagedorn
Director: Walter Grauman
Writer: John Hawkins

21 :01x21 - The Robbery

Feb/19/1959
Robbers of the Penrose AFB bank kidnap Steve and Maior Willy Williston, confiscating their plane as a getaway vehicle with plans of parachuting over Mexico and leaving the tied up men behind.
Guest Stars: Norman Alden as O.D. | Carol Hill (1) as Mrs. Phipps | John Craven (1) as Radio Officer | David Cross (2) as Penrose Control | Harry Harvey, Jr. as Operations Officer | Vito Scotti as Tony Trusco | Jack Weston as Smiley | Gavin MacLeod as Jack Olsen | Jerry Paris as Maj. 'Willie' Williston

22 :01x22 - Blackmail

Feb/26/1959
A blackmailer kills the wife of an Big Thunder airman. Steve and Police Chief Hagedorn head the investigation.
Guest Stars: Robert Richards as Sergeant Robel | Narda Onyx as Tarmara Cooper
Writer: John Hawkins

23 :01x23 - Iron Curtain

Mar/05/1959
A group of Communists hold a girl hostage in exchange for her father, a Hungarian underground leader.
Guest Stars: Dan Tana as Joachim | Karl Swenson as Karoli | Konstantin Shayne as Vornoff | Werner Klemperer as Linz | Eric Feldary as Gyorgy | Henry Corden as Roxza | Barbara Beaird as Lisa

24 :01x24 - The Bomb

Mar/12/1959
Steve's bomb training mission turns to danger when a problem forces him to release a small arsenal over a disposal area and are retrieved by two youngsters.
Guest Stars: Fred Coby as Police Officer | Gregory Irvin as Billy Brown | Ricky Klein (1) as Perry Hill | Stephen Wootton as Raymond Moore | Dabbs Greer as Ben Moore | Virginia Christine as Mary Moore | John Anderson (1) as Sergeant Bulla | Ted de Corsia as Police Chief Hagedorn | Jerry Paris as Maj. 'Willie' Williston
Director: Walter Grauman
Writer: John Hawkins

25 :01x25 - The Sergeant

Mar/26/1959
Steve intervenes when Airman Pete Randal's chances of transferring to the Air Force Academy is jeopardized over a disagreement with a sergeant about a woman.
Guest Stars: Abel Fernández as Airman Abel Featherstone
Director: Walter Grauman

26 :01x26 - Operation Intercept

Mar/31/1959
The pilot and his co-pilot die in a freak accident while the plane is headed towards the USSR, with the controls set on auto pilot.
Guest Stars: Jeanne Tatum as Girl | Gil Frye as Sergeant | Donald Richards as B-47 Pilot | Ingrid Goude as Ingrid | Harry Landers as Radar Operator | Harlan Warde as Major Grant | Nelson Leigh as General Connors | Jerry Paris as Maj. 'Willie' Williston
Director: Arthur Marks
Story: Frank K. Benedict | Teleplay: David Haft

27 :01x27 - The Muller Story

Apr/07/1959
Loyalty tears apart a young airman.
Guest Stars: Ingrid Goude as Ingrid | Robert F. Hoy as Sgt. Charley Berger | Abel Fernández as Airman Abel Featherstone | Ted de Corsia as Police Chief Hagedorn | Jerry Paris as Maj. 'Willie' Williston
Director: Arthur Marks

28 :01x28 - Operation Strikeforce

Apr/14/1959
A training exercise has Steve and his men from Big Thunder making a rendezvous with another unit over the mid-Atlantic.
Guest Stars: Mary Tyler Moore as Second Spanish Girl | Yvonne Preble as First Spanish Girl | Don Fenwick as Airman | Robert Sampson (1) as Tower Operator | Jerry Paris as Maj. 'Willie' Williston | William Bryant as Capt. Connors

29 :01x29 - The Trap

Apr/21/1959
Steve tries to save Major Williston from his plane wreckage before it explodes.
Guest Stars: Jerry Paris as Maj. 'Willie' Williston
Director: Walter Grauman
Writer: John Hawkins

30 :01x30 - The Korean Story

Apr/28/1959
Capt. Dennis Parker, a Korean war veteran arrives at Big Thunder in a state of shock.
Guest Stars: Sidney Clute as Crew Chief Sgt. Gerke | Robert Sampson (1) as Tower Operator | William Schallert as Major Karl Richmond | Wynn Pearce as Captain Dennis Parker
Director: Arthur Marks

31 :01x31 - Room 313

May/05/1959
An Indian ruler is a guest on the base.
Guest Stars: Roy Thinnes as Officer Weber | Herman Rudin as Harry | Frank Killmond as Eli | Jack Grinnage as Lt. Rogers | Ted de Corsia as Police Chief Hagedorn | Jerry Paris as Maj. 'Willie' Williston

32 :01x32 - Project U.F.O.

May/19/1959
Steve is sent to investigate UFO sightings in Altora, Kansas.
Guest Stars: Diane Fredrick as Switchboard Girl | Anthony Lawrence (2) as Ticket Taker | John Harding (1) as Willoughby | Joe Jefferson as George Crane | Jim Boles as Harvey Berry | George Mitchell as Police Chief Travis | Walter Brooke as Col. Jamison | Julie Adams as Amanda Crown
Director: Don Taylor (1)

33 :01x33 - Sabotage

May/26/1959
A saboteur is masquerading as a trainee jet pilot at the base.
Guest Stars: Weaver Levy as Wang San | Sidney Clute as Crew Chief Sgt. Gerke | Robert Sampson (1) as Tower Operator
Director: Walter Grauman
Writer: John Hawkins

34 :01x34 - Operation Firebee

Jun/02/1959
Steve challenges another pilot in a contest to shoot down jets with guided missiles.
Guest Stars: John Gallaudet as Col. Hackley | Paul Mantee as Sgt. Taliman | Hank Worden as Ben Shaw | James T. Callahan as Lt. Hageman | Roger Pace as Captain Gillian | Robert Courtleigh as Major Ted Crichton | William Kendis as Lt. Col. Blakeney | Don Devlin as Sgt. Gino DeLuca | Jane Langley as Irene Tripp | Patricia Blair as Janice Taft | Richard Crane as Major Woodrow | Martin Milner as Sgt. Ernest Bigelow
Director: Don Taylor (1)
Warning: Steve Canyon guide may contain spoilers
Classification: Scripted
Genre: Action | Adventure
Status: Canceled/Ended
Network: NBC ( USA)
Airs: Saturdays at 09:00 pm
Runtime: 30 Minutes
Premiere: September 13, 1958
Ended: September 08, 1959
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