This is not a rerun, more like a prequel.....
We covered the character of Philip Wendell earlier, but that was his adult version played by the late Morgan Paull. Now it's time to take a look at his younger self, when the character played a very important role in the history of 'Centennial'......
CREATED BY:James Michener
PORTRAYED BY:Doug McKeon
AS SEEN IN:'Centennial'
TV STATUS:Recastaway (Original)
TV SPLAININ:Due to the aging process
TV DIMENSION:Earth Prime-Time
From Wikipedia:Soren Sorenson recognizes the Wendells' badger game trick, too late, and threatens to expose them. Mervin Wendell attacks him. They struggle and Sorenson is killed by Maude Wendell. Philip hides the body in a subterranean cave along the riverbank.
The Wendells' young son Philip admires the sheriff and has no respect for his father. He wants to tell him the truth but cannot bring himself to betray his own flesh and blood.
O'BSERVATION:Doug McKeon deserved to be listed among the main stars of the mini-series, just as much as Michael Ansara, Dennis Weaver, and Richard Crenna......
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