The BEST episodes written by John Meredyth Lucas

Dark Side of the Moon (1)
76 votes

#1 - Dark Side of the Moon (1)

The Six Million Dollar Man - Season 5 - Episode 8

Steve is sent to the moon to investigate an orbital shift which is causing major upheavals in the Earth's climate. It turns out the upheavals are caused by a deranged scientist working at an exploration post on a nearby asteroid.

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Only One Death to a Customer
8 votes

#2 - Only One Death to a Customer

Mannix - Season 3 - Episode 20

Mannix has an enemy who seems to be dead.

To the Swiftest, Death
19 votes

#3 - To the Swiftest, Death

Mannix - Season 2 - Episode 4

Mannix enters a race in which a driver is killed.

A Choice of Victims
7 votes

#4 - A Choice of Victims

Mannix - Season 8 - Episode 12

A Hollywood murder may have been a mistake.

Dark Side of the Moon (2)
72 votes

#5 - Dark Side of the Moon (2)

The Six Million Dollar Man - Season 5 - Episode 9

Steve is captured on the moon and is forced to help the scientist, who believes he's found a new energy source, and who threatens nuclear devastation on Earth if Steve refuses.

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The Breaking of the Habit
5 votes

#6 - The Breaking of the Habit

The Fugitive - Season 4 - Episode 19

After fleeing a police roadblock where he gets shot in the leg, Kimble hops on a truck headed toward Sacramento where he meets Sister Veronica (the nun whom he drove from Nevada to Sacramento in the 'Angels Travel on Lonely Roads' episodes) whom is now the principal of the St. Mary Magdalene School for girls. Kimble asks Sister Veronica to drive him to Tarlton, where the one-armed man supposedly works as a numbers runner for a local racketeer. But a 'bad-girl' student recognizes Kimble and calls the police, forcing Kimble to hide on the roof of a building despite his injury. Meanwhile, Sister Veronica (whom is suffering from a brain tumor) learns that another delinquent student has run away, and is torn between driving after the girl or staying to help Kimble.

Desert Run
4 votes

#7 - Desert Run

Mannix - Season 7 - Episode 6

A search inquiry proves hazardous, and Mannix finds his client is a ringer.

Zorro's Ride into Terror
22 votes

#8 - Zorro's Ride into Terror

Zorro (1957) - Season 1 - Episode 8

After Zorro hides his wounded father in the secret cave, as Don Diego he must divert Captain Monastario and his soldiers who are searching for the old man.

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Zorro's Romance
26 votes

#9 - Zorro's Romance

Zorro (1957) - Season 1 - Episode 5

In order to help the escaped fugitive Torres elude Captain Monastario's surveillance of his home, Don Diego decides that he must propose marriage to Torres' daughter.

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Portrait of a Hero
5 votes

#10 - Portrait of a Hero

Mannix - Season 6 - Episode 5

An aircraft prototype is debuted under mysterious circucmstances.

A Sleep in the Deep
12 votes

#11 - A Sleep in the Deep

Mannix - Season 3 - Episode 7

An accidental drowning has many surprising facets.

Date with Danger (1)
42 votes

#12 - Date with Danger (1)

The Six Million Dollar Man - Season 5 - Episode 19

When OSI's communications chief is accused of spying, Steve attempts to prove his innocence and discovers tampered computer memory. He is led to suspect a computer dating service is behind the ilegal activity, but doesn't realize a computer itself has gained sentience and plans to stop Steve any way it can.

Date with Danger (2)
43 votes

#13 - Date with Danger (2)

The Six Million Dollar Man - Season 5 - Episode 20

Steve teams with the owner of the computer dating service to put a stop to her now-sentient computer. After escaping a computer-arranged assassination, Steve finds himself in a mental facility after his medical records are altered. While the computer attempts to have everyone who knows about it killed, Steve must find a way to escape and stop the computer before it's too late.

Round Trip to Nowhere
10 votes

#14 - Round Trip to Nowhere

Mannix - Season 4 - Episode 14

A widow's husband was a man of mystery.

The Changeling
1132 votes

#15 - The Changeling

Star Trek - Season 2 - Episode 3

The Enterprise encounters an ancient Earth probe bent on the sterilization of all life.

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The Judas Goat
18 votes

#16 - The Judas Goat

Logan's Run - Season 1 - Episode 9

A man named Hal 14 runs into Logan and his pals and claims to be a runner. He is actually a Sandman trying to get the trio back to the Domed City.

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The Cheshire Project
41 votes

#17 - The Cheshire Project

The Six Million Dollar Man - Season 5 - Episode 11

Steve investigates his girlfriend's disappearance while she was piloting a new plane with anti-radar technology. He discovers one of the plane's technicians has been talking to a known trader of military secrets and starts the search for further clues.

Zorro Saves a Friend
25 votes

#18 - Zorro Saves a Friend

Zorro (1957) - Season 1 - Episode 6

When Captain Monastario arrests the fugitive Torres' wife and daughter, hoping to catch Zorro trying to rescue them, he instead catches Don Diego's chief vacquero Benito, who is in love with the daughter Elena.

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Merry-Go-Round for Murder
14 votes

#19 - Merry-Go-Round for Murder

Mannix - Season 2 - Episode 24

A boarding school marked for demolition sets off a mystery involving a corpse and a quarter-million.

H+2+O = Death
19 votes

#20 - H+2+O = Death

The Six Million Dollar Man - Season 4 - Episode 6

Steve must infiltrate the deadly Omega spy ring as an underwater diving expert to thwart their theft of a device capable of separating the hydrogen and oxygen in water.

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Skid Marks on a Dry Run
87 votes

#21 - Skid Marks on a Dry Run

Mannix - Season 1 - Episode 2

Mannix is hired to find out any dirt on Govenor-elect Adam Pierson, and that's when the trouble starts: with his syndicate connections, people are dying fast.

The Fall of Monastario
17 votes

#22 - The Fall of Monastario

Zorro (1957) - Season 1 - Episode 13

Captain Monastario finally realizes that Don Diego must be Zorro, and arrests him, but a Viceroy from the King of Spain who is visiting the pueblo turns out to be an old friend of Diego's, and this is just enough to allow Zorro to turn the tables and have Monastario discredited.

Search for a Whisper
7 votes

#23 - Search for a Whisper

Mannix - Season 6 - Episode 21

A political candidate asks to be vetted.

A Gathering of Ghosts
9 votes

#24 - A Gathering of Ghosts

Mannix - Season 4 - Episode 19

Ross and Alex are members of Mannix's college football team who put together an unconventional reunion in a ghost town. The reunion ends in murder and reveals years of deceit and jealousy that come to light in a series of bizarre and morbid.

Call Me Lucky / Torch Song
38 votes

#25 - Call Me Lucky / Torch Song

Fantasy Island - Season 1 - Episode 14

In "Call Me Lucky" compulsive gambler Harry Beamus wants to be the luckiest gambler alive, realizing his separation from his son may come at a high cost. In "Torch Song" a woman wishes to become a torch singer just like her grandmother.

Patterns of Force
747 votes

#26 - Patterns of Force

Star Trek - Season 2 - Episode 21

The Enterprise seek out a historical researcher and discover he has contaminated a culture, rendering it into a near-duplicate of Nazi Germany.

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That Which Survives
547 votes

#27 - That Which Survives

Star Trek - Season 3 - Episode 17

Kirk, McCoy, and Sulu are stranded on a barren planet where a mysterious woman attempts to kill them one at a time, while the Enterprise must travel halfway across the galaxy to rescue them.

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Elaan of Troyius
651 votes

#28 - Elaan of Troyius

Star Trek - Season 3 - Episode 13

The Enterprise must escort an alien princess to her marriage to seal an interplanetary alliance... but she becomes attracted to Kirk.

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