A 1960's TV series which combined two then-popular genres: The Western and the Spy Drama, following the anachronistic adventures of two Secret Service agents roaming the western United States during the Ulysses S. Grant administration. James West (Robert Conrad) was a borderline Ace, the ladykilling man of action, while his partner Artemus Gordon (Ross Martin) was a Gadgeteer Genius and Master of Disguise. (Based on his work in this series, Martin the actor easily qualifies as a Real Life example of the latter.) The duo battled a wild assortment of mad scientists and criminal masterminds, their most persistent foe being the evil-genius dwarf Dr. Miguelito Loveless (Michael Dunn). Depending on how exacting a person's definition of "Steampunk" is, this series could be said to be the highest-profile example of the genre ever to appear on American live-action TV. It is the Ur Example of Cattle Punk.Following the show's cancellation, two reunion movies were produced in the early 1980's. In 1999 a big-budgeted feature film was released starring Will Smith as West and Kevin Kline as Gordon (see Wild Wild West). If you are a fan of this series, and you want to maintain any kind of a relationship with other fans of this series, it's a good idea to just not mention the film. Seriously... don't.In November 2010, CBS announced plans for a revival to be helmed by Ronald Moore (Star Trek, Battlestar Galactica (Reimagined)) and Naren Shankar (CSI: Crime Scene Investigation).The series now has a recap page.