Pic of the Day: “Ambush” revisited

Our pic of the day is another from the Kung Fu episode “Ambush,” first aired on April 4, 1975. Bad guy Bix Courtney is under the wary eye of saloon manager Fred (Gene Dynarski).

Ambush - 1975

Dynarski has been a solid television mainstay since the 1960s. Trekkies will remember his appearances in both the original and Next Generation series. Timothy worked with a lot of Star Trek actors! I personally wish he had turned up in my favorite episode of the original series, “A Piece of the Action” (1.12.1968).

Pic of the Day: “Ambush” revisited

Our pic for today (don’t forget to click to embiggen for all the pics) is another view from the Kung Fu episode “Ambush,” which first aired on April 4, 1975. Timothy’s bad guy Bix Courtney may spend the bulk of the episode in Jennie Malone’s (Rhonda Fleming) saloon, lying in wait like a grumpy spider in his web, but he still takes a moment to flirt with one of the saloon gals.

Ambush - 1975

Courtney is so dour throughout the episode that it’s rather startling to see him light up like this, if only for a moment. Shockingly, a video of this episode still remains on YouTube, so I urge you to check it out while it’s still there.

Video of the Week: “Ambush”

EDITOR’S NOTE 09/18/13: Another one lost to copyright infringement. My apologies, gang.

This week’s video is more of Tim on television in the 70s! We present the Kung Fu episode “Ambush,” first broadcast on April 4, 1975. It was directed by Gordon Hessler, who also directed Tim in the CHiPs episode “Kidnap” (1/26/80). Co-starring are Rhonda Fleming, John Carradine and Pat Morita.

There are several parts, so be sure to catch them all. Tim is especially mean, sullen and grumpy in this episode.