Once upon a time, the guy who played Ash from the Evil Dead movies and Sho Nuff from The Last Dragon played cowboys and science adventurers in what would become one of the odder cult hits on Fox. That would be The Adventures of Brisco County Jr., whose single season across 27 episodes gave us Bruce Campbell as the titular wise-cracking bounty hunter on the trail of weird West criminals.
As it went on, the series got stranger and more cosmic, making its cancellation after its first season all the more unfortunate.
The pilot’s been online for about a month now, courtesy of YouTube user Jones Bob, offering a glimpse at what was so weird and interesting about the show. A lot of it is right there in the 93-minute pilot: Campbell nails the character early on, and his cantankerous rapport with fellow bounty hunter Lord Bowler (Julius Carry) feels easy and unforced.
Enjoy it, because we’ll never get another like it.