Wild Wild Sets

What made The Wild, Wild West stand out from the pack of TV westerns in the 1960s was its offbeat combination of genres. Government agent James West's way with the ladies inevitably called to mind a 19th-century James Bond, while sidekick Artemus Gordon's knack for disguises, gadgets, and repartee also allied the show to the 007 movie series. Then there was a creepy element, a bent towards grisly demises and villainous dwarfs and even the supernatural that lent the series something of a horro

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