The Barbary Coast – 1975 TV Show Starring William Shatner

Last week while researching a post about The Last Night of the Barbary Coast, I was looking for well-produced, historically accurate videos about 19th Century San Francisco. Instead I found this old TV series starring William Shatner, a 1975 knock-off of Wild Wild West made during his difficult post-Star Trek years.

In The Barbary Coast Shatner plays a secret agent and “master of disguise”; he is also knowledgeable in the ways of cultural stereotypes–you will cringe at his drunk Italian with a monkey scene. And I don’t even think that’s a stereotype.