Centennial (1978)

  • Genre: Western, Drama
  • First Air Date: 1978-10-01
  • Last Air Date: 1979-02-04
  • Total Seasons: 1
  • Total Episodes: 12
  • Status: Ended
  • Episode Runtime: 120 min.
  • Production Company: Universal Television
  • Networks: NBC
  • Directors: , .
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The economic and cultural growth of town of Centennial, Colorado, through the intertwining lives of the brave men and women inhabiting it. Spanning two centuries from the settling of the area in the 1700s, to the late 1970s.

  • Keywords: epic, based on novel or book, colorado, fur trapping, miniseries, wild west, family saga
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    Centennial Seasons

    Season 1

    First Air Date: 1978-10-01
    12 Episodes

    Centennial Episodes

    Title Air Date Duration
    Season 1Episode 1Only the Rocks Live Forever105 min
    Season 1Episode 2The Yellow Apron105 min
    Season 1Episode 3The Wagon and the Elephant105 min
    Season 1Episode 4For as Long as the Water Flows105 min
    Season 1Episode 5The Massacre105 min
    Season 1Episode 6The Longhorns105 min
    Season 1Episode 7The Shepherds105 min
    Season 1Episode 8The Storm105 min
    Season 1Episode 9The Crime105 min
    Season 1Episode 10The Winds of Fortune105 min
    Season 1Episode 11The Winds of Death105 min
    Season 1Episode 12The Scream of Eagles105 min
    • Robert Conrad

      as Pasquinel
    • Richard Chamberlain

      as Alexander McKeag
    • Raymond Burr

      as James Clark
    • Sally Kellerman

      as Lise Bockweiss
    • Barbara Carrera

      as Clay Basket
    • Richard Crenna

      as Colonel Frank Skimmerhorn
    • Donald Pleasence

      as Sam Purchas
    • Alex Karras

      as Hans Brumbaugh
    • Lynn Redgrave

      as Charlotte Buckland Seccombe
    • Chad Everett

      as Major Maxwell Mercy
    • Stephanie Zimbalist

      as Elly Zendt
    • Brian Keith

      as Sheriff Axel Dumire
    • Dennis Weaver

      as R.J. Poteet
    • Mark Harmon

      as Captain John McIntosh
    • Cliff DeYoung

      as John Skimmerhorn
    • Gregory Harrison

      as Levi Zendt
    • Pernell Roberts

      as General Asher
    • Timothy Dalton

      as Oliver Seccombe
    • Andy Griffith

      as Professor Lewis Vernor
    • David Janssen

      as Narrator
    • Lois Nettleton

      as Maude Wendell
    • Cristina Raines

      as Lucinda McKeag Zendt
    • Anthony Zerbe

      as Mervin Wendell
    • Merle Haggard

      as Cisco Calendar
    • William Atherton

      as Jim Lloyd
    • Stephen McHattie

      as Jacques 'Jake' Pasquinel
    • Robert Vaughn

      as Morgan Wendell
    • Jesse Vint

      as Amos Calendar
    • Sharon Gless

      as Sidney Endermann
    • Glynn Turman

      as Nate Person
    • Michael Ansara

      as Lame Beaver
    • Adrienne La Russa

      as Clemma Zendt
    Writing John Wilder Writer
    Writing Jerry Ziegman Writer
    Writing James A. Michener Novel
    Directing Paul Krasny Director
    Directing Virgil W. Vogel Director
    Crew John Wilder Creator
    Production John Wilder Executive Producer
    Production Alex Beaton Producer
    Production George E. Crosby Producer
    Production Howard Alston Producer
    Production Malcolm R. Harding Producer
    Production Richard Caffey Supervising Producer
    Sound John Addison Original Music Composer
    Camera Duke Callaghan Director of Photography
    Camera Charles W. Short Director of Photography
    Camera Ronald W. Browne Director of Photography
    Camera Jacques R. Marquette Director of Photography