Season 14 Episode 1


Aired Saturday 7:30 PM Sep 12, 1972 on NBC



  • Notes

    • In addition to returning to the original Livingston-Evans Bonanza theme, re-scored faster, there are new opening cast shots. After the familiar burning map, Lorne Greene rides his horse across the meadow before a close-up; Michael Landon rears his steed before a side close-up shot; David Canary rides in bringing an out-of-control buckboard to a stop; and Mitch Vogel rides along a creek before briefing stopping. Starting with the episode, Riot, airing a few weeks later, the fifth credit goes to Tim Matheson; he is shown briefly looking into the camera before scurrying to mount his horse and riding off. (However, in Riot, he's seen in a prison setting.) The guest star credits are shown over stock footage of a stagecoach riding along a dirt road at Solitude Canyon, Lake Tahoe, Nevada.