Steve Canyon - Season 1

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  • Operation Towline
    Operation Towline
    Episode 1
    9/13/58
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    Canyon is given command of a mission which calls for a fueling ship to tow three jets which are to be cut loose when an enemy missile is sighted. But on the test flight one of the planes develops engine trouble, endangering all four planes on the mission.
  • The Fight
    The Fight
    Episode 1
    6/16/18
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  • Operation Thunderbirds
    9/20/58
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    Steve has his hands full trying to get a team of maverick pilots back to practicing Air Force standards.
  • The Bomb
    The Bomb
    Episode 2
    6/22/18
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    A missing unexploded bomb endangers a group of children.
  • Operation Zero Launch
    9/22/58
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    Steve takes on a dangerous experiment involving launching F-100 Super Sabres from platforms with rocket boosters after another pilot is injured in a test run.
  • The Sergeant
    The Sergeant
    Episode 3
    6/23/18
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    An airman's transfer to the Air Force Academy is jeopardized by a disagreement with a sergeant over a girl.
  • Operation Heartbeat
    10/4/58
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    Steve and his friend Major Pitch Hammer are selected to have their vital signs and brainwaves monitor while flying around the world in fighter planes. During the flight, Hammer's monitoring equipment picks up a flutter in his heart.
  • Operation Intercept
    6/26/18
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    A freak accident kills the pilot and co-pilot of a B-47 bomber heading for Russia.
  • Operation Jettison
    Operation Jettison
    Episode 5
    10/11/58
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    Steve has to contend with panicky passengers when the plane he's ferrying them on develops engine problems.
  • Muller Story
    Muller Story
    Episode 5
    6/27/18
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    A young airman is torn between two loyalties.
  • Operation Survival
    Operation Survival
    Episode 6
    10/25/58
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    Canyon is accidentally thrown out of a plane while observing a training jump by Air Force paramedics. Although Canyon parachutes to safety, the drillmaster bails out in an effort to help Canyon and fractures his leg upon landing. The two men find themselves lost in wild mountain country, miles from civilization.moreless
  • Strike Force
    Strike Force
    Episode 6
    6/28/18
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    Canyon leads a training exercise in which an aerial assault force is sent to attack an installation in the Cayman Islands.
  • Fear of Flying
    Fear of Flying
    Episode 7
    11/1/58
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    When a pilot who has received many commendations during his time in service is court-martialed for reckless flying and negligence, he asks Canyon to defend him.
  • The Trap
    The Trap
    Episode 7
    6/29/18
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    Major Williston crashes, trapping him inside, and Steve races against time to free him from the twisted wreckage.
  • Operation Moby Dick
    11/8/58
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    Canyon is assigned to transport the first Atlas missile to Cape Canaveral, Florida.
  • The Korean Story
    The Korean Story
    Episode 8
    6/30/18
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    An Air Force pilot has flashbacks about the Korean War.
  • Operation B-52
    Operation B-52
    Episode 9
    11/15/58
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    When Canyon and his crew attempt to set a new round-the-world nonstop speed record in a B-52 taking off from Morocco, newsman Ben Radin—who hates service-men—is aboard.
  • Operation Mushroom
    Operation Mushroom
    Episode 10
    11/29/58
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    Steve is assigned to pilot a plane dropping an H-Bomb for testing.
  • Operation Crash Landing
    12/6/58
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    After one of his crew falls ill with spinal meningitis while enroute to California from Brazil, Steve has further trouble with his landing gear and is hesitant to risk the crewman by crashing the plane.
  • Pilot Error
    Pilot Error
    Episode 12
    12/13/58
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    Steve investigates the death of a pilot that was initially blamed on pilot error, after the young man's father pleads him to do so.
  • The Gift
    The Gift
    Episode 13
    12/20/58
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    Steve explains the meaning of Christmas to a little girl, Lisa, that has never experienced it, after meeting her while transporting a group of orphans to German to spend the holiday with servicemen's families there.
  • Operation Diplomat
    Operation Diplomat
    Episode 14
    12/27/58
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    Steve is forced to make an emergency landing in unfriendly territory while transporting an American diplomat from Istanbul to Pakistan.
  • Operation Big Thunder
    1/3/59
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    Steve confronts local residents who are unhappy with Thunder Base and it's crew being there.
  • Operation Nose Wheel
    1/8/59
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    Steve risks a crash landing at Thunder Base after noticing his plane's nose wheel won't lower, while enroute.
  • The Search
    The Search
    Episode 17
    1/15/59
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    Steve searches for the missing industrialist Peter Brendan, after his disappearance is reported.
  • The Prisoner
    The Prisoner
    Episode 18
    1/22/59
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    Steve flies to New Guinea to find a soldier MIA since World War II after the GI's dog tags are discovered by a native.
  • Operation Souvenir
    Operation Souvenir
    Episode 19
    1/29/59
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    Canyon purchases a carved wooden monkey from an eager peddler before leaving Taipei. Back at Big Thunder Air Force Base, he finds that the wooden carving has placed an Air Force nurse and himself in danger.
  • The Fight
    The Fight
    Episode 20
    2/5/59
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    A prizefighter training at Big Thunder for a championship fight gives a sparring partner an unmerciful beating. Airman Featherstone, a former professional boxer, decides to provoke the vicious fighter into a grudge match.
  • The Robbery
    The Robbery
    Episode 21
    2/19/59
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    Canyon and Major Willie Williston are kidnapped by three men who take over their plane. Their captors rob the Penrose Air Base Bank, use the plane for their getaway, then bail out over Mexico, leaving Canyon and Williston tied up aboard the plane.
  • Blackmail
    Blackmail
    Episode 22
    2/26/59
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    Canyon and Police Chief Hagedorn investigates the death of the wife of a Big Thunder airman—a Czechoslovakian war bride victimized by a blackmail scheme.
  • Iron Curtain
    Iron Curtain
    Episode 23
    3/5/59
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    Steve goes to visit Lisa, last seen in The Gift, and finds that Red agents have kidnapped her, holding her hostage in exchance for her father Karolyi, a Hungarian underground leader.
  • The Bomb
    The Bomb
    Episode 24
    3/12/59
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    Two children unwittingly pick up a piece of live ordinance Steve dropped during a practice run.
  • The Sergeant
    The Sergeant
    Episode 25
    3/26/59
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    Airman Pete Randall's disagreement with a sergeant over a girlfriend stands to ruin his chance of being admitted to the Air Force Academy.
  • Operation Intercept
    Operation Intercept
    Episode 26
    3/31/59
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    Steve tries to stop a B-47 bomber on automatic pilot to the USSR after a freak accident kills the pilot and co-pilot.
  • The Muller Story
    The Muller Story
    Episode 27
    4/7/59
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    A young airman faces a test of loyalty to Thunder Base.
  • Operation Strikeforce
    3/5/59
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    Steve and his team are pushed to their mental and physical limits in a training exercise where they meet another USAF team in the Mid-Atlantic to prepare for an attack on enemy fortifications.
  • The Trap
    The Trap
    Episode 29
    4/21/59
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    Major Willie Williston's plane crashes, trapping him inside. Canyon and his men race to free him before the plane explodes.
  • The Korean Story
    The Korean Story
    Episode 30
    4/28/59
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    Captain Dennis Parker lands at Big Thunder in a state of shock, repeatedly recalling his experiences in the Korean War. Steve and Major Karl Richmond, a doctor, try to determined what triggered Parker's relapse.
  • Room 313
    Room 313
    Episode 31
    5/5/59
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    Thunder Base is visited by an East Indian dignitary.
  • Operation U.F.O.
    Operation U.F.O.
    Episode 32
    5/19/59
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    Steve investigates an apparent UFO sighting in Kansas.
  • Sabotage
    Sabotage
    Episode 33
    5/26/59
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    A saboteur posing as a pilot in training attempts to sabotage the planes at Thunder Base.
  • Operation Firebee
    Operation Firebee
    Episode 34
    6/2/59
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    Steve enters a contest using guided missiles as targets.