1 9 5 8 – 1 9 5 9 (USA)
34 x 30 minute episodes
Colonel Steve Canyon (Dean Fredericks) was originally a globe-hopping pilot and troubleshooter for the US Air Force, working on all manner of exciting and perilous assignments and investigations.
Around halfway through the series, he became the commander of the (fictitious) Big Thunder Air Force Base – though still managed to find himself mixed up with robberies, hijackings, kidnappings, blackmail, assassination plots, murder and nazi war criminals.
The series was made with the full cooperation of the USAF and an unheard of (at the time) production budget of $1.6million.
Steve Canyon aired on NBC between 13 September 1958 and 8 September 1959, with Chesterfield cigarettes as the sponsor.
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Operation Towline | Operation Thunderbirds | Operation Zero Launch | Project Heartbeat | Operation Jettison | Operation Survival | Fear of Flying | Operation Moby Dick | Operation B-52 | Operation Mushroom | Operation Crash Landing | Pilot Error | The Gift | Operation Diplomat | Operation Big Thunder | Operation Nose Wheel | The Search | The Prisoner | Operation Souvenir | The Fight | The Robbery | Blackmail | Iron Curtain | The Bomb | The Sergeant | Operation Intercept | The Muller Story | Strike Force | The Trap | The Korean Story | Room 313 | Project UFO | Sabotage | Operation Firebee