The series was definitely ahead of it's time.
It spawned two tv movies [not nearly as good]
and a big screen movie staring Wil Smith
and Kevin Kline as West and
Gordon which was really bad. I'd like
to have seen Tom Cruise as West
but the script was so bad, that I doubt
that he'd have done much better with the project.
When I decided to do a piece for Zablo's
Zone about "The Wild, Wild West,"
I visited a
lot of fan pages. Reading interviews,
episode summaries, and looking at pictures
of all of the spin offs [comics, novelizations,
etc.] brought back a lot of happy memories.
When I was a kid, I loved "The Wild,
I still do.