The BEST episodes directed by Robert Sparr

The Countess
11 votes

#1 - The Countess

Bonanza - Season 3 - Episode 9

A woman Ben once loved, Lady Chadwick, returns and attempts to trick him into marrying her by ruining his business. Ben says almost losing the Ponderosa will make him and his sons appreciate it more.

The Case of the Murderous Mermaid
19 votes

#2 - The Case of the Murderous Mermaid

Perry Mason - Season 8 - Episode 23

Reggie Lansfield is an aspiring actress Paul meets. She is game for stunts that will get her recognized so she is game to fill in for a famous woman swimmer who is too ill to swim. The stunt blows up with the woman killed and her charged.

The Night of the Eccentrics
50 votes

#3 - The Night of the Eccentrics

The Wild Wild West - Season 2 - Episode 1

Investigating a murder, West falls into the hands of the Eccentrics, a group of assassins controlled by the vicious Count Manzeppi.

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No Way Back
6 votes

#4 - No Way Back

Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea - Season 4 - Episode 26

Seaview experiences a sudden power overload and blows up, killing all hands aboard. When Admiral Nelson (who was at the Nelson Institute at the time of the accident) hears of the destruction of the Seaview, he gets an impossible to refuse offer from Mr. Pem (who survived from A Time To Die): in exchange for the use of the sub's nuclear reactor, Pem will transport Nelson back in time to before the explosion which destroyed Seaview. Once back in time, Pem renergizes his time travel device and brings the sub back even further in time to the American Civil War. Before the crew has time to absorb this, the ship is boarded by Major General Benedict Arnold! Now Nelson has to stop Pem's far-reaching plan to take over the world and avoid the explosive disentergration of Seaview.

Take Me to Your Leader Raid
9 votes

#5 - Take Me to Your Leader Raid

The Rat Patrol - Season 1 - Episode 27

The Patrol stumbles on a German staff car but before they can attack it, the driver and a guard are killed by a third man\u2014who is apparently an American major. The major orders the Patrol to take him to where a high-level meeting is being held in secret. They do so, unaware that he is a German officer and that Dietrich is trailing them. However on the way they stumble on a unit of Italians who were badly injured and their officer\u2014returning with the Patrol to get his men help\u2014recognizes that the Major must be a German. Whereupon the German attempts to kill the Italian\u2014arousing Troy's suspicion.

Shore Leave
1149 votes

#6 - Shore Leave

Star Trek - Season 1 - Episode 15

The Enterprise crew take shore leave on a peaceful, pastoral planet... where their dreams and fantasies come to life.

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The Night of the Flying Pie Plate
37 votes

#7 - The Night of the Flying Pie Plate

The Wild Wild West - Season 2 - Episode 6

West gets involved in a bizarre scheme when a green girl emerges from a fallen spaceship claiming she needs gold for fuel.

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The Night of the Green Terror
37 votes

#8 - The Night of the Green Terror

The Wild Wild West - Season 2 - Episode 10

A mysterious plague is killing off all plant life so the Indians in the area are becoming restless. Jim and Artie are sent to investigate and find themselves up against their nemesis, the evil Dr. Loveless.

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Batman Displays His Knowledge
81 votes

#9 - Batman Displays His Knowledge

Batman - Season 2 - Episode 50

Catwoman goes ahead with her scheme to steal several Batagonian Cat’s Eye opals, but she has trouble finding someone to fence them since such rare stones would be easily spotted. With little recourse left, she decides to turn them in for the reward money. It seems like the perfect job for her acquaintance, Freddy the Fence. But when he notices that the gems are fakes, Catwoman realizes she has been tricked by Batman and vows to get revenge on the Caped Crusader once and for all.

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The Night of the Bottomless Pit
38 votes

#10 - The Night of the Bottomless Pit

The Wild Wild West - Season 2 - Episode 8

West poses as a prisoner at Devil's Island to rescue a secret agent who is marked for execution by a savage commandant.

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Catwoman Goes to College
82 votes

#11 - Catwoman Goes to College

Batman - Season 2 - Episode 49

Catwoman is released from prison, and claiming she wants to enrich her education, enrolls at Gotham City University. She dresses one of her own henchmen as the Caped Crusader in order to frame him for a robbery. With Batman in jail, she goes ahead with her plan for a mass sit-in at Chimes Square. Catwoman is more than surprised when Batman himself shows up at the event. However, his efforts to expose the villainess are futile, and she prepares to terminate him and Robin in front of the whole crowd.

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The Night of the Feathered Fury
31 votes

#12 - The Night of the Feathered Fury

The Wild Wild West - Season 2 - Episode 17

An organ grinder (Count Manzeppi) and his monkey launch an attack to obtain a small wind-up bird toy that holds the Philosopher's Stone, which is reputed to transmute base elements into gold. The race is on as West and Gordon track Manzeppi to his lair.

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The One That Got Away Raid
8 votes

#13 - The One That Got Away Raid

The Rat Patrol - Season 1 - Episode 18

Gustav Luden (Jack Colvin), a radio operator, wants to defect, so he sends secret information to the Americans on a frequency that the Rat Patrol listens to. The Patrol goes in after him. They get inside the German base and, once there, find that Luden is being questioned by the Gestapo.

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A Time to Die
5 votes

#14 - A Time to Die

Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea - Season 4 - Episode 11

While on a mission, the Seaview appears to pass through an odd magnetic field. However, a dinosaur and alterations in the star patterns indicate that they have been thrown back in time one million years. Nelson encounters the mysterious Mr. Pem, a man who has learned how to control time, and wants to use the Seaview as a powerful source of energy for his time device. Nelson must try to outwit a man who can simply back up time and alter anything they attempt to do.

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Flaming Ice
6 votes

#15 - Flaming Ice

Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea - Season 4 - Episode 22

Seaview is under polar ice, trying to discover the cause of increased flooding around the world. Nelson finds out that Frost Men are in the process of melting the ice cap. The Seaview's reactor is just what they need to finish the job.

Savage Jungle
6 votes

#16 - Savage Jungle

Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea - Season 4 - Episode 21

Alien jungle growth is spreading across Italy, and before long -- thanks to a crewman who is really an alien spy -- the vegetation invades Seaview too. The Admiral has built a device that might help, but first he and Crane have to fight their way through the overgrown corridors to prevent the missiles being used to spread the infestation even farther. * Patrick Culliton played various crewmen over Voyage's 4 seasons.

The Widow from Red Rock
1 votes

#17 - The Widow from Red Rock

The High Chaparral - Season 1 - Episode 13

Buck Cannon goes to work as foreman for a lovely neighboring widow, and clashes with his brother John when the job appears permanent. Buck falls in love with the widow, Melanie Cawthorne, and becomes her tool as she strives for quick riches and respectability. As water grows scarce, she buys stolen Mexican cattle from Romero without Buck's knowledge.

The Abominable Snowman
3 votes

#18 - The Abominable Snowman

Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea - Season 4 - Episode 18

"But that's not the goal of a man -- of a scientist!" Admiral Nelson At an experimental station in the Antarctic, the crew discovers a 'tropical paradise' -- but most of the scientists are missing. When two unconscious survivors are brought aboard Seaview, something deadly starts to stalk the corridors. Meanwhile, the temperature outside is still rising .... * The white furry monster costume also appears in at least one Lost in Space episode.