Cheyenne, Kung Fu and Kung Fu - The Legend Continues


Cheyenne (1955-1963)
Kung Fu (1972-1975)
Kung Fu - The Legend Continues (1992-1996)
Type: Crossover
Group: 22

   If you have already checked out the Kung Fu/Kung Fu - The Legend Continues page you might want to keep moving. This is about stuff already mentioned at the end of that page. And if you haven't read that page... well you might want to move on too. It's not all that thrilling an entry.

   Okay. Cheyenne - a 50s/60s western about a man named Cheyenne Bodie who wandered the west finding adventure. Kung Fu - a 1970s western about a Chinese monk named Kwai Chang Caine who wandered the old west finding adventure. Kung Fu - The Legend Continues - uh... a 1990s follow up to Kung Fu about Kwai Chang Caine's grandson also named Kwai Chang Caine and his adventures in modern L.A.

   Wait... how do two westerns cross such a huge time barrier to hook up with a show set in the 1990s? The answer: not very well. Sorry but this one is weird.

   It happened on Kung Fu - The Legend Continues. In the old west, the original Caine was in trouble. His wife and child had been kidnapped. He needed help. He probably could have gotten help from Cheyenne or, oh, a dozen other classic western TV heroes (he was in the movie The Gambler Returns with a JILLION of them). But before he tried that he decided first to go with this plan: summon his grandson from the future back into the past to help him. Oh well clearly that's the logical choice.

   Only it turns out original Caine and his grandson actually switch places and the hilarity ensues. Original Caine in L.A. and the new Caine playing like Marty McFly in Back To The Future. See, if he can't save his grandmother and his father from the kidnappers, he might never be born! Ah yes, what western isn't complete without time paradoxes and time travel (I remove Back To The Future III from that sarcasm - it was a sci-fi film going old west not the other way round and did work).

   Well, while he was back in the old west, Caine ended up running into a number of characters played by actors from other westerns, but he only ran into one actual character from another show. That would be Cheyenne. Poor bastard. Cheyenne is a cool character and he deserved better than Kung Fu - The Legend Continues. Come to think of it all involved deserved better. Kung Fu was a classic, its spin off was... there. It existed. Still not sure why but it did.

Other Cheyenne Crossover Links
Cheyenne and Bat Masterson
Cheyenne and Bronco
Cheyenne and Have Gun Will Travel
Cheyenne and Kung Fu Part 1
Cheyenne and The Life And Legend Of Wyatt Earp
Cheyenne and Maverick
Cheyenne and The Rifleman
Cheyenne and The Westerner

Other Kung Fu Crossover Links
Kung Fu and Bat Masterson
Kung Fu and Cheyenne Part 1
Kung Fu and Have Gun Will Travel
Kung Fu and Kung Fu - The Legend Continues Part 1
Kung Fy and The Life And Legend Of Wyatt Earp
Kung Fu and Maverick
Kung Fu and The Rifleman
Kung Fu and The Westerner

Other Kung Fu - The Legend Continues Links
Kung Fu - The Legend Continues and Kung Fu Part 1

Kung Fu Season 2 DVD article!

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