Wild West - Netflix

Wild West was a situation comedy screened from October 2002 until 2004.

Strange things happen in St Gweep......

The small Cornish town is host to all manner of odd occurrences, in Simon Nye's dark comedy. Dawn French and Catherine Tate star as Mary and Angela - a tempestuous lesbian couple, who will do anything to preserve their village from the hordes of holiday home buyers and thrill-seeking bungee-jumpers. Pretty much all outsiders are a target for suspicion.

Wild West - Netflix

Type: Scripted

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 2002-10-22

Wild West - The Wild Wild West - Netflix

The Wild Wild West is an American Science Fiction/Spy/Western television series that ran on the CBS television network for four seasons (104 episodes) from September 17, 1965, to April 4, 1969. Two television movies were made with the original cast in 1979 and 1980, and the series was adapted for a motion picture in 1999. Developed at a time when the television western was losing ground to the spy genre, this show was conceived by its creator, Michael Garrison, as “James Bond on horseback.” Set during the administration of President Ulysses Grant (1869–77), the series followed Secret Service agents James West (Robert Conrad) and Artemus Gordon (Ross Martin) as they solved crimes, protected the President, and foiled the plans of megalomaniacal villains to take over all or part of the United States. The show featured a number of fantasy elements, such as the technologically advanced devices used by the agents and their adversaries. The combination of the Victorian era time-frame and the use of Verne-esque technology has inspired some to give the show credit as being one of the more “visible” origins of the steampunk subculture. These elements were accentuated even more in the 1999 movie adaptation. Despite high ratings, the series was cancelled near the end of its fourth season as a concession to Congress over television violence.

Wild West - Dates given in series - Netflix

The series is generally set during the presidency of Ulysses S. Grant, 1869–77; occasional episodes indicate a more precise date: “The Night of the Glowing Corpse” is set during the Franco-Prussian War of July 19, 1870 – May 10, 1871. “The Night of the Steel Assassin” takes place during a July 4 Holiday. “The Night of the Eccentrics” takes place four years after the execution in 1867 of Emperor Maximilian I of Mexico, i.e. 1871 In “The Night of the Eccentrics” Count Manzeppi hums “Ride of the Valkyries” which was first performed on June 26, 1870. “The Night of the Big Blast” takes place during a New Orleans Mardi Gras “The Night of the Man Eating House” states that Liston Day has been in solitary confinement for 30 years and later that he was arrested April 23, 1836. This would put it around 1866 three years before the Grant presidency begun. In “The Night of the Brain” Artemus Gordon shows James West a newspaper dated July 12, 1872. West states, “July 12, that's an interesting date, but it happens to be tomorrow.” After the events described happen they again get tomorrow's newspaper and we see the date: July 14, 1872. “The Night of the Lord of Limbo” takes place seven years after the end of the Civil War, making it 1872. “The Night of the Tartar” takes place five years after the 1867 purchase of Alaska [i.e.1872] “The Night of the Whirring Death” opens with the caption San Francisco 1874. “The Night of the Returning Death” is set 13 years after the start of the Civil War i.e. 1874 In “The Night of the Flaming Ghost”, West says, “If the real John Brown had lived he'd be almost 75 years old by now.” Brown was born May 9, 1800. In “The Night of the Arrow”, a cavalry officer resigns his commission as of April 6, 1874. In “The Night of the Avaricious Actuary”, the heading of a letter shown on screen is dated 1875. In “The Night of the Underground Terror”, the sadistic commandant of a POW camp is said to have escaped justice for ten years, presumably from the end of the war in 1865. In “The Night of the Samurai,” Baron Saigo says Admiral Perry took the sword over 30 years earlier. Assuming the date of Perry's first visit to Japan (July 8, 1853), that would mean the episode takes place after 1883 or some six years after the end of the Grant presidency. In “The Night that Terror Stalked the Town”, Loveless has a headstone prepared for West, showing his birthdate as July 2, 1842

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