Barbary Coast (1976)
This was a short-lived, spy fi/western series in the vein of Wild Wild West that starred William Shatner and Doug McClure. It follows the adventures of government agent Jeff Cable (Shatner) and his partner Cash Conover as they do battle with various nefarious threats that happen to pass through the renown Barbary Coast of San Francisco in the 1880’s. The series ran for only thirteen episodes after the pilot, but it could be fun at times and it gave Shatner the opportunity to step away from his iconic Captain Kirk character.
The pilot will be available for viewing at the PilotTV website and Roku channel on Sunday, May 4th (and should be rebroadcast at other times throughout the year)
From the creators of Smallville, this much buzzed-about pilot sought to launch another series of uber-pretty superheroes on The CW based on the adventures of its aquatic titular hero (portrayed by the buffed-up Justin Hartley). Also on board was fan-favorite Lou Diamond Phillips as Aquaman’s surrogate father and the series seemed like a sure thing for the 2006-7 season. But network executives being who they are passed on it for unknown reasons and the series never came to pass. The pilot was eventually released on iTunes, though, and became one of the most downloaded episodes on that service, while also developing a cult following.
The pilot will be available for viewing at the PilotTV website and Roku channel on Thursday, May 8th (and should be rebroadcast at other times throughout the year)
Pilot TV is a website/roku channel dedicated to airing the pilot episodes of TV shows including ones that were never previously seen.
Pre-Order Barbary Coast on DVD from Amazon.com. Available June 3rd: