The Wild Wild
What do you know about the Wild, Wild West?
"Check Your Answers" at the end of the quiz.
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
Who was the creator?
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.
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?
Las Vegas, Nevada
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.
other western did Markowitz write the theme?
5) The Wild Wild West
featured numerous gadgets.
What was NOT a gadget?
James' sleeve gun
breakaway derringer hidden in
his left and right boot heels
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
Who was the actress?
7) The one memorable recurring
arch-villain was Dr. Miguelito Quixote Loveless, a
Who played Dr. Loveless?
8) After The Wild Wild West, James
West played by Robert Conrad starred in another TV series.
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
Recovering from a heart attack
Near fatal car accident
Fall off a cliff while rock
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
Old Tucson Studios, Arizona