Bring ‘Em Back Alive

bring em back alive

Bring ‘Em Back Alive wass an adventure television series starring Bruce Boxleitner as Frank Buck, Cindy Morgan and Ron O’Neal. It ran from September 1982 to May 1983. Set in Singapore, it was similar to Tales of the Gold Monkey in that it tired to capture the success of Raiders of the Lost Ark.

In reality, Frank Buck was a real big game trapper who was very famous in the 1930s. He wrote a book entitled Bring ‘Em Back Alive (the name of the show!). He appeared in several movies including a 1932 adaptation of the book and is remembered by serial fans as the star of “Jungle Menace”.

In this clip, Walter Koenig, “Checkov” from Star Trek makes a guest appearance on the show:

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6 thoughts on “Bring ‘Em Back Alive

  1. Oh Man, I love Tales of the Gold Monkey, just watched an episode thre other night. I ll have to see if I can get some of these as well!!

  2. I just watched the first episode..LOVE IT!!!! They actually spent some money on it. I counted 3 matte paintings in the two-part first episode. Love the sets and the location shots. Great, great show! Thanks for the tip!

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