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High Treason: Part 1 

The calvary arrests Brisco County Jr. and Lord Bowler under the accusation of high treason. They are to be promptly court martialed and executed by firing squad. Can they prove their innocence before it's too late?

Director:

Kim Manners

Writers:

Jeffrey Boam (creator), Carlton Cuse (creator) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Bruce Campbell ... Brisco County Jr.
Julius Carry ... Lord Bowler
Christian Clemenson ... Socrates Poole
Comet Comet ... Comet
John Astin ... Prof. Albert Wickwire
John Pyper-Ferguson ... Peter Hutter
Jeff Phillips Jeff Phillips ... Whip Morgan
Gary Hudson ... Sheriff Aaron Viva
Michael Fairman ... General Quarry
Ely Pouget ... Jennifer Hart
Andrew Hill Newman ... Lt. Walker
Raye Birk ... Prosecuting Attorney
Macon McCalman ... Tribunal Head
Victor Rivers ... Carlos Falco
Terry Bradshaw ... Colonel March

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Storyline

The calvary arrests Brisco County Jr. and Lord Bowler under the accusation of high treason. They are to be promptly court martialed and executed by firing squad. Can they prove their innocence before it's too late?

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Trivia

When Pete Hutter is called to testify, his full name is read by the bailiff as Peter Leviticus Hutter. See more »

Quotes

Prof. Albert Wickwire: [coming out of his workshop after an explosion coughing] Brisco!
Brisco County Jr.: Hello Professor
[getting off his horse walking over to shake Wickwires hand]
Brisco County Jr.: Are you ok?
Prof. Albert Wickwire: Yeah, working on a new kind of balloon,it uses hydrogen for lift, Wonderful stuff, but a little ubstable
[coughing words, Oh the humanity]
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Connections

References The Sound of Music (1965) See more »

Soundtracks

The Star-Spangled Banner
(uncredited)
Written by Francis Scott Key
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Whoa, this is heavy
5 June 2016 | by Mr-FusionSee all my reviews

What's interesting about 'High Treason Part 1' is that this is the setup for the show's finale, and it undermines what we've come to expect from this series. Bly's storyline's been put to bed for a while, and there's no science fiction involved. Just a courtroom drama with Brisco and Bowler accused of being traitors after an insurgency into Mexico. And that's what makes it so dramatic; it's played completely straight. They're arrested, found guilty in a kangaroo court, and then . . . well I don't want to spoil it, but the stakes are raised from the outset and just continue to ratchet. It's a nail-biter, but the performances are earnest and the tone unrelentingly grim. No magic orb to save the day.

On a lighter note, it's a Pete Hutter episode (I still think he's the memorable of Bly's gang) and that means hijinks. Retconning him back to life was a stroke of genius, and as it turns out, just the shot of levity this one needed.

9/10


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 May 1994 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(27 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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