The Wild Wild West: The Night the Wizard Shook the Earth

release year: 1965
genre: action/suspense/western
viewing setting: home DVD, 6/14/06

synopsis: Brilliant midget genius Miguelito Loveless wants a better world for everyone...and to get it, he needs California, and is ready to blow up 5000 innocent people if he doesn't get it. James West must find and infiltrate his hideout and stop him before it's too late.

impressions: This episode was great. It featured a bad guy who had good ideas - you couldn't help but feel something for him. West also talks his way out of a cage by appealing to a beautiful woman.

gadgets used: Miniature drill disguised as pen.

guest stars: Michael Dunn debuts as Dr. Loveless, and he does an outstanding job. Richard Kiel plays his main henchman.

final word: Good episode with good villain.

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