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Night of the Braine, #6619

A mysterious figure, known as Mr. Braine, moves miniatures resembling agents James West and Artemus Gordon on a giant chessboard, planning his every move. Aboard The Wanderer (West's train), the agents receive a newspaper with the following day's date on it, reporting the death of a magician friend. Attending the man's performance that evening, the agents are astounded when the man is killed by an unexpected part of the act - an all-too-real bomb.

On the trail of the print shop that released the deadly prediction, West stumbles into Braine's cave. The diabolical psychic reveals he wants West for his second-in-command in his new society, which will be set in motion when he murders all the world's leaders, due to attend a secret peace meeting, and replaces them with his look-alike men. Braine demonstrates his skill by disguising one of his henchmen as Gordon - a dead ringer. The real Gordon arrives and the two agents give Braine the headache of his life!

Night of the Brain showcases the talents of veteran actor Edward Andrews, as the cerebral villain, and puts the oft-used "CBS cave set" in top form with moody cinematography and painstaking art direction.

Directed by Lawrence Peerce, written by Calvin Clements
Leeto: Allen Jaffe
Guard: Don Rizzan
Braine: Edward Andrews
Butler: Jay Jostyn
Voulee: Brioni Farrell
Brundage: Arthur Koulias
Almeric: Phil Arnold
Lola: Margaret Mason
Arnette: John Warburton
Dulcey: Suzy Marlin
* The above information was compiled from The Wild Wild West: The Series by Susan E. Kesler (Arnett Press), "Michael Garrison's Wild Wild West," an article by Robert Alan Crick in Epi-Log Journal #11 and other sources.
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