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A Fistful of Geek: A Look Back at The Adventures of Brisco County Jr.

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A Fistful of Geek: A Look Back at <em>The Adventures of Brisco County Jr.</em>
A Fistful of Geek: A Look Back at <em>The Adventures of Brisco County Jr.</em>

When it comes to geek entertainment, Westerns usually don’t rank high on the list. Unless you’re a film geek, the Western is a fossil, a symbol of a bygone era. But add a touch of science fiction, a dash of Steam Punk, the future co-creator of Lost, the future show runner of Warehouse 13 and a heaping portion of cult icon Bruce Campbell, and you don’t just have a Western, you have the geekiest Western this side of the Rio Grande: The Adventures of Brisco County Jr.

The basic premise of Brisco was classic Western. Brisco County Jr. was a bounty hunter, seeking justice for the murder of his father, a federal marshal. The chief villains were John Bly and his gang, who Brisco pursued for most the show’s only season. But Brisco wasn’t just another sage brush epic, it was the Wild West, Fox style.