West Point, produced with the full cooperation of the United States Department of Defense and the United States Military Academy, was based on actual files documenting many of the real-life dramatic occurrences at West Point over the years. Running from 1956 to 1957 the show featured big name guest stars such as Chuck Connors, Clint Eastwood, and Barbara Eden. It also showcased a young writer named Gene Roddenberry who wrote 9 episodes of West Point before going on to create the classic original Star Trek television program.
In 2 seasons on two networks (CBS for 1956-57 and ABC for 57-58) we got 40 episodes of West Point
(a.k.a. The West Point Story
). The show was hosted by Donald May (Texas
) as "Cadet Charles C. Thompson," and featured a large number of guest stars who reportedly included Chuck Conners, Clint Eastwood, Leonard Nimoy, Dick Sargent, Robert Vaughn, Pat Crowley, Henry Silva, Barbara Eden, Larry Hagman, Gloria Talbott and Martin Milner. As the studio description quoted above mentions, 9 of the 40 episodes were written by a young Gene Roddenberry (The Lieutenant, Star Trek
). That quoted text above is taken from an Amazon pre-order listing
simply labeled as "West Point
," a 4-DVD set due to hit on February 26th
from Timeless Media Group and their owners at Shout! Factory. Cost is $29.93 SRP. And that's all we know right now, but stay tuned for updates as they become available!