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Centennial (1978-1979)



Centennial

(1978-1979)

Adventure / Miniseries / Western

Directed By Paul Krasny, Bernard McEveety and Virgil W. Vogel

Centennial was a American television miniseries that aired on NBC from October 1, 1978 to February 4, 1979 and only ran a total of twelve episodes. It was based on a book by James A. Michener also called Centennial.  It was one of the longest miniseries running 26.5 hours which included commerical airtime. 

The miniseries centered around the history of the area of the fictional town of Centennial, Colorado from the late 18th century up to the 1970's.  The story began with the focus on an Indian tribe and a young child.  He is shown growing up during this period.  The mineseries follow the adventures of pirates, robberies, friendships, marriage and pursuit of financial success.
 
Cast:

William Atherton as Jim Lloyd
Raymond Burr as Herman Bockweiss
Barbara Carrera as Clay Basket
Richard Chamberlain as Alexander McKeag
Robert Conrad as Pasquinel
Richard Crenna as Colonel Frank Skimmerhorn
Timothy Dalton as Oliver Seccombe
Cliff De Young as John Skimmerhorn
Chad Everett as Major Maxwell Mercy
Sharon Gless as Sidney Endermann
Andy Griffith as Professor Lewis Venor
Merle Haggard as Cisco Calendar
Gregory Harrison as Levi Zendt
David Janssen as Paul Garrett and Narrator
Alex Karras as Hans Brumbaugh
Brian Keith as Sheriff Axel Dumire
Sally Kellerman as Lise Bockweiss
Stephen McHattie as Jacques 'Jake' Pasquinel
Lois Nettleton as Maude Wendell
Donald Pleasance as Samuel Purchase
Cristina Raines as Lucinda McKeag Zendt
Lynn Redgrave as Charlotte Buckland Seccombe Lloyd
Robert Vaughn as Morgan Wendell
Dennis Weaver as R.J. Poteet
Anthony Zerbe as Mervin Wendell
Michael Ansara as Lame Beaver
Stephanie Zimbalist as Elly Zahm Zendt
Clint Walker as Joe Bean
James Best as Hank Garvey
Henry Darrow as Alvarez
Dana Elcar as Judge Hart
Pernell Roberts as General Asher
Marshall Thompson as Dennis
Van Williams as George
George Clooney as Indian
Chief Dan George as Old Sioux
Richard Jaeckel as Sgt. Lykes
Joaquin Martinez as Col. Salcedo
Greg Mullavey as Mule Canby
A. Martinez as Tranquilino Marquez
Kario Salem as Marcel Pasquinel
Mark Harmon as Captain John McIntosh

Episodes:

1.      Only the Rocks Live Forever 10/1/1978

2.      The Yellow Apron 10/8/1978

3.      The Wagon and the Elephant 10/28/1978

4.      For as Long as the Water Flows 11/4/1978
 
5.      The Massacre 11/11/1978

6.      The Longhorns 12/3/1978

7.      The Shepherds 12/10/1978

8.      The Storm 1/14/1979

9.      The Crime 1/21/1979

10.     The Winds of Fortune 1/28/1979
 
11.     The Winds of Death 2/3/1979

12.     The Scream of Eagles 2/4/1979 




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