Wild Wild West

Night of the Howling Light, #6514

Agent James West and Ahkeema, a scholarly Native American, await the U.S. president's reply to Ahkeema's father, Ho-Tami, who has brokered a peace between 100,000 Indians from various tribes and the U.S. government. West is lured into a hospital where he believes he will find his friend and partner, Artemus Gordon. But instead, he is gassed and carried out in a coffin by the weird, zombie-like aides of Dr. Arcularis. West awakes to discover that Arcularis, who dominates his aides through brainwashing, plans to turn the agent into an assassin and have Ho-Tami killed. Arte races the clock, trying to devise a way to unhypnotize his partner and find out who Arcularis is really working for.

This episode garnered Director of Photography Ted Voigtlander an Emmy Award nomination for his work on The Wild Wild West. He lost out, however, to Winston Hotch, for his work on the series Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea.

Superintendent: E.J. Endre
Hag: Ottola Nesmith
Dr. Arcularis: Sam Wanamaker
Trowbridge: Clancy Cooper
Ahkeema: Scott Marlowe
Siles: Roy Bancroft
Indra: Linda Marsh
Caged Man: Kay E. Kuter
Ho-Tami: Ralph Moody
Coast Guard Officer: Dan Riss
Directed by Paul Wendkos
Written by Henry Sharp
* 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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