The BEST episodes directed by Tony Leader

The Reluctant Stowaway
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7.36
347 votes

#1 - The Reluctant Stowaway

Lost in Space - Season 1 - Episode 1

In 1997, the Robinsons take off on the first mission to colonize space only to discover an enemy agent aboard their spacecraft.

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The Guarnerius Caper
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7.33
6 votes

#2 - The Guarnerius Caper

Hawaii Five-O - Season 3 - Episode 5

Shortly after giving a recital, the violin of a visiting Russian virtuoso is stolen, and McGarrett must retrieve it before the theft turns into an international incident.

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For the World is Hollow and I Have Touched the Sky
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7.16
805 votes

#3 - For the World is Hollow and I Have Touched the Sky

Star Trek - Season 3 - Episode 8

The Enterprise must deflect an asteroid on a collision course with an inhabited planet... but discover the asteroid is a spaceship with a population unaware of the outside world.

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My Fair Gilligan
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7.01
122 votes

#4 - My Fair Gilligan

Gilligan's Island - Season 1 - Episode 35

After Gilligan saves Mrs. Howell's life, Mr. Howell decides to make him his son. He immediately puts Gilligan through basic training to be a millionaire's socialite son (dream sequence), changing the way he walks, talks and dresses. However, Gilligan and the rest of the castaways miss the ""old Gilligan.""

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The Return of Golden Tom
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6.80
5 votes

#5 - The Return of Golden Tom

The Virginian - Season 4 - Episode 25

Robber ""Golden"" Tom Brant (Victor Jory) is released from prison after having served 35 years for killing three members of a posse and returns to Medicine Bow an old and apparently broken man. His return creates emotional problems for his abandoned daughter (Dee Carroll), the son of his former partner (Dee Pollock) and a surviving member of the posse, Amos Coe (Kelly Thordsen) whose brother was killed in the gun battle. These problems are exacerbated by a newspaper man (Linden Chiles) who sees a story in the legend of the shootout and the fact the gold stolen in the robbery has never been found which attracts a large number of gunslingers to town. Events spiral such that Tom eventually has to face Amos Coe in the saloon where the original shootout occurred many many years before.

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Ride to Delphi
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6.80
5 votes

#6 - Ride to Delphi

The Virginian - Season 5 - Episode 2

On behalf of his father Einar (Harold J. Stone), Lemoine Carlson (Ron Russell) and a drover, Wally Buxton (Warren Oates) deliver 50 cattle to Shiloh. Lemoine unsucessfully tries to get John Grainger to give an extra $60.00 for delivery charges which he and Buxton want to use to have a good time in the town of Clarion. Buxton wonders why Lemoine's father is so tight with his son while lavishing money on Lemoine's youngish stepmother Annie (Angie Dickenson). Buxton convinces Lemoine to turn the other cheek while he rustles and sells five of the cattle and to meet him later in Clarion. The next morning The Virginian finds the cattle missing and sets off on their trail. He eventually finds them in the possession of a black sodbuster, Ransome Kiley (Bernie Hamilton) and his two young twin sons, Elver and Jethro (Byron and Myron Berry). Kiley claims to have paid gold for the cattle and will not give up the animals. The Virginian is skeptical but Kiley tells him to go to nearby Delphi and get

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Big Man on Little Stick
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6.47
164 votes

#7 - Big Man on Little Stick

Gilligan's Island - Season 1 - Episode 21

Handsome surfer Duke Williams rides a giant tsunami to the island. At first, the castaways are excited as Duke thinks he will turn around and surf back to Hawaii (and send help). However, after seeing Mary Ann and Ginger, he decides he may want to stay for a while. The castaways must come up with a plan to make him want to leave for Hawaii.

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Morgan Starr
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6.40
5 votes

#8 - Morgan Starr

The Virginian - Season 4 - Episode 21

Shiloh Ranch hands Randy Benton and Belden (L. Q. Jones) stop at the Medicine Bow saloon on their way to deliver baggage and furniture to the train station. They meet Emmett Ryker and discuss the fact their load is being sent to Judge Garth who has been named as theTerritorial Governor. Emmett also learns that the Shiloh men are disgruntled because Judge Garth has brought in someone named Morgan Starr to run Shiloh instead of appointing his long-time foreman the Virginian. The scene flashes to Morgan Starr (John Dehner) leading a cattle drive from Texas to Dodge City, Kansas. We learn quickly that Starr is a hard, tough man with little sentiment: he runs off a group of men who try and stop him taking the cattle across what they claim is their land; his head hand, although given a bonus, refuses to come to Shiloh to continue working for Starr; and in Dodge City Starr dismissed an old flame (Peggie Castle) who expresses affection for him. Starr arrives at the Medicine Bow train station.

Ride a Cock-Horse to Laramie Cross
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6.20
5 votes

#9 - Ride a Cock-Horse to Laramie Cross

The Virginian - Season 4 - Episode 23

Trampas accidentally becomes the custodian of two young children who are being sought by men in the hire of their Mexican grandfather, ""El Supremo,"" a powerful landowner. Trampas attempts to return the children to their American mother who lives in Laramie. Along the way he meets a woman card dealer, Melinda (Nita Talbot), who agrees to assist him in his task. With the children they pose as a homesteading family. Not only do they have to elude El Supremo's armed men but they must also avoid a Sioux war party which is operating in the area.

Beautiful Screamer
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6.00
5 votes

#10 - Beautiful Screamer

Hawaii Five-O - Season 3 - Episode 12

Dan Williams's fiancee is murdered by a strangler who writes poetry in lipstick on his victims' legs. Danno resolves to catch the culprit who has other murderous plans to carry out.

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The Mark of a Man
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5.75
4 votes

#11 - The Mark of a Man

The Virginian - Season 4 - Episode 30

The Virginian and Trampas arrive at the Medicine Bow saloon just as young Johnny Younce (Barry Primus) stumbles out. Johnny looks in the window of a tailor shop owned by Jake (Harold J. Stone) which contains a sign ‘the clothes make a man."" Johnny proceeds to break the window and goes on a rampage even trying to burn down the town with a thrown lantern. He is subdued by the Virginian but hits his head on a wagon and gets a concussion. At the jail Doctor Stanton (Bill Quinn) says Johnny can not be left alone so the Virginian volunteers to take Johnny to Shiloh to recuperate until his trial. The Virginian learns that Johnny had been working at the saloon but had been fired for unclear reasons. He also learns Johnny had come to town the year before looking for his Aunt Emily but found she was Lily Duvall (Jean Willes) who ran the local bordello and never visited her again. He also will not tell the Virginian or Emmett Ryker why he went on his rampage. At Shiloh it is clear Jennifer Sommer

The Gunrunner
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5.50
6 votes

#12 - The Gunrunner

Hawaii Five-O - Season 3 - Episode 20

The wife of an arms dealer is kidnapped by revolutionaries who want the guns diverted from their original destination, but the arms dealer himself is not as innocent as matters would indicate…

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The Brothers
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5.50
4 votes

#13 - The Brothers

The Virginian - Season 4 - Episode 1

Matt Denning (Robert Lansing), a good friend of Emmett Ryker's, believes his younger brother Will (Andrew Prine) innocent of a crime and breaks him out of a military jail where he is awaiting execution, accidentally killing a guard in the process. Along with Matt's wife (Jan Shepard) and son (Kurt Russell), they escape into an area where many Sioux Indians are out for blood, and are trailed by Ryker, army Sgt. Cohane (Myron Healey) and three soldiers. They find the escapees but the party is attacked by the Sioux. Will is killed, confessing as he dies that he was guilty as charged and leading Matt to realize all has been for nothing. Despite the fact the guard's death was clearly an accident, and the fact Emmett and Cohane testify on his behalf, Matt is found guilty and Emmett is forced to uphold the law and turn Matt over to the Sheriff who will escort him to prison.

The Horse Fighter
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5.33
3 votes

#14 - The Horse Fighter

The Virginian - Season 4 - Episode 13

Sam Willock (Harry Guardino), a legendary breaker of horses, goes to Shiloh with a promise to two companions, Mace (Kelly Thordsen) and Albie (Don Dubbins), that they will meet in three days time. It is clear they are planning some crime together and Sam promised his companions he will not back out. At Shiloh, Judge Garth is leaving for Denver and he tells Jennifer to take good care of a young hand who has been injured trying to break horses and specifically tells her to warn anyone against trying to tame a wild black stallion. The Virginian hires on Sam to break horses based on his reputation and appoints novice Randy Benton as his helper as Sam does not want anyone with preconceived notions about ""horse fighting"" interfering with his methods. Sam's abrupt manner puts him at odds with most of the hands, especially Trampas, but he begins to like the guileless Randy who, like Sam himself, has long dreamed of having his own horse ranch. Sam meets Mac and Albie in town and it is revealed

The Day of the Golden Lion
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0.00
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#15 - The Day of the Golden Lion

Tarzan (1966) - Season 1 - Episode 12

A native athletic championship is to take place, with Tarzan taking part, but there is an attempt to steal the prize.

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