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  • My problem with them in the series, and in this pilot, is just that they are friends, but they are more of a combative group
  • Since this is the first time we meet the three, there are a few kinks in the character that were worked out with the progress of their own series, but it’s definitely a program that presents the basic idea of three honorable but quirky and unafraid to go outside the box rangers

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      The Virginian: We’ve Lost a Train has a powerful cast and serves double duty, as an outing for this 90-minute program as well as for introducing some new characters. Airing in April 1965, this The Virginian outing is actually the pilot episode for the comedic western series, Laredo, which debuted the following September. As such, it’s heavy on action with the stars of that series, with Doug McClure’s character of Trampas serving as the catalyst

      for bringing the outlandish Laredo trio to our attention.

      In truth, I’ve never been a big fan of Laredo. It revolves around three Texas Rangers as played by Neville Brand, Peter Brown, and William Smith. My problem with them in the series, and in this pilot, is just that they are friends, but they are more of a combative group. Unlike a show like Laramie where the friendship is based on affection and respect, these three ...


      • do some very cruel things to one another. It bothered me as a child, and it continues to be upsetting.

        Since this is the first time we meet the three, there are a few kinks in the character that were worked out with the progress of their own series, but it’s definitely a program that presents the basic idea of three honorable but quirky and unafraid to go outside the box rangers.

        Philip Carey appears as well as Captain

        Edward Parmalee. In fact, he gets the punch line at the end of the show that is superb.

        Also guest starring are Rhonda Fleming, Fernando Lamas, and Ida Lupino, so this is indeed a wonderful cast. This episode was the final one for the third season. It’s notable as well for being the last time Roberta Shore had a regular appearance in the show as Betsy Garth.

        The story is good, so this makes for a good watch.




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