Category Archives: TV-Adventure Shows

Sea Divers (1958) Unsold TV Pilot

If you’re going to try and jump on the “Sea Hunt” trend you should at least try to make it interesting. This thing is a bore from first second to last. No surprise it ended up in the junk pile. … Continue reading

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Cannonball (1958-59)

Paul Birch and William Campbell star as long distance truckers Mike “Cannonball” Malone and Jerry Austin. They go all over the U.S. and Canada. Typical 50’s show combining adventure and aw-shucks type endings. October 20,1958 episode – “Small Cargo” – … Continue reading

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Whirlybirds (1957-60)

Chuck Martin (Kenneth Tobey) and P.T.Moore (Craig Hill) own a helicopter company in this first TV show to focus on choppers. They take on various jobs including search and rescue and helping out law enforcement and the military. It was … Continue reading

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Adventures In Paradise (1959-62)

Gardner McKay is skipper of the schooner Tiki III based in Tahiti. He handles cargo throughout the area. During the series he had several business partners and first mates. March 25,1962 episode: “The Baby Sitters” – A woman (Erika Peters) … Continue reading

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Klondike (1960-61)

The show takes place in 1897 in the Alaskan Klondike region in the town of Skagway. James Coburn appeared in ten episodes. The star is Ralph Taeger as Mike Halliday. Working in the hotel are Goldie played by Joi Landing … Continue reading

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Route 66 (1960-64)

  Martin Milner is Ted Stiles and George Maharis is Buz Murdock. They travel the country in their Corvette. It’s a journey of self discovery and also explores the changing lifestyles in America. The show was filmed on locations all … Continue reading

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Movin’ On (1974-76)

Dumb attempt to jump on the short lived trucker craze. Claude Akins is Sonny Pruitt and Frank Converse is his college educated partner Will Chandler. They haul cargo across the country. The opening theme is by Merle Haggard. September 30,1978 … Continue reading

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B.J. And The Bear (1978-81)

Greg Evigan is B.J.McKay. He’s an independent trucker in rural Georgia. He drives around with chimp companion Bear and gets into all kinds of adventures. In 1981 the show had B J running a trucking business in Los Angeles. He … Continue reading

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Hawkeye And The Last Of The Mohicans (1957-58)

John Hart is Nat “Hawkeye” Cutler and Lon Chaney, Jr.is his pal Chingachgook, the last of the Mohican Chiefs. They protect the settlers from the Huron Indians and and assorted bad guys. It’s not a bad show and there’s some … Continue reading

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Sheena Queen Of The Jungle (1955-56)

Sex symbol Irish McCalla dons the leopard skin and swings through the trees of Kenya. She has a chimp named Chim that is her pal. She speaks pedantic English and thanks to a custom made horn has a weak Tarzan … Continue reading

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