Salvage 1 - Episode Guide

Season 1

Salvage (1)

Episode: 1x01 | Airdate: Jan 20, 1979

"Salvage 1," starring Andy Griffith as the boss of an imaginative crew of retrieval experts who tackle seemingly impossible tasks

Dark Island

Episode: 1x03 | Airdate: Jan 29, 1979

The team meets a Robinson Crusoe-like scientist and a giant ape! This premiere episode has the heroes of a spectacular moon landing in an even more unusual adventure as they search for a near-extinct monkey and discover a giant creature who is half ape and half man on a remote island. Andy Griffith is the series star.

Shangri-la Lil

Episode: 1x04 | Airdate: Feb 5, 1979

WWII and a very special airplane are at the center of this episode. Harry makes a journey to a Burmese jungle to bring back Shangri-La Lil, the B-25 bomber he piloted in WWII.

Shelter Five

Episode: 1x05 | Airdate: Feb 12, 1979

The team rescues a little girl trapped by an earthquake. Harry Broderick (Andy Griffith) races against time to try to save Melanie, Skip and a little girl who, as a result of an earthquake, are trapped in a rapidly flooding bomb shelter 300 feet below the ground.

The Haunting of Manderly Mansion

Episode: 1x06 | Airdate: Feb 26, 1979

The team helps a stranded Andomedian visitor. After Harry outbids his competition for the purchase of a famous haunted mansion, strange, seemingly unexplainable things begin to occur at the house, which result in the Salvage crew getting the surprise of their lives.

The Bugatti Treasure

Episode: 1x07 | Airdate: Mar 5, 1979

Harry comes across a beautifully restored Bugatti that may contain a secret that requires its dismantling. Harry is torn between finding out the secret and keeping the car as is.

The Golden Orbit (1)

Episode: 1x08 | Airdate: Mar 12, 1979

Harry wants to recover an early spy satellite that is about to fall out of orbit because it was protected from the elements of space with a thick gold coating. The government wants it to burn up because it contains sensitive monitoring packages. Harry launches the Vulture rocket on a rescue mission in an attempt to save Skip and fellow NASA crew members trapped in their space station by a dangerous leak of liquid nitrogen.

The Golden Orbit (2)

Episode: 1x09 | Airdate: Mar 19, 1979

The lure of salvaging an extremely valuable golden-cased satellite leads the Salvage crew to take a walk in space, where they encounter a deadly meteor shower.

Operation Breakout

Episode: 1x10 | Airdate: Apr 2, 1979

Harry and his salvage team try to save their FBI friend, Klinger, from death before a firing squad when he is kidnapped by commandos while vacationing in trouble-ridden Africa and held for nuclear ransom.


Episode: 1x11 | Airdate: Apr 16, 1979

Harry and his crew find themselves face-to-face with an army prototype robot programmed to kill. The team helps out an amnesiac robot.

Up, Up and Away

Episode: 1x12 | Airdate: May 14, 1979

The lives of Harry, Skip and Melanie are threatened during a dangerous cross-country flight when the plane crashes.

Energy Solution

Episode: 1x13 | Airdate: May 21, 1979

Harry's experiment to reclaim oil from dried out wells results in an underground explosion and fire that could circle the earth, destroying everything in its path.

Confederate Gold

Episode: 1x14 | Airdate: May 28, 1979

Skip and Melanie find themselves in danger when the people of a southern town turn against them.

Season 2

Hard Water (1)

Episode: 2x01 | Airdate: Nov 4, 1979

The team tow an iceberg to a drought-stricken island.

Hard Water (2)

Episode: 2x02 | Airdate: Nov 11, 1979

Part Two. Harry and his salvage team risk their lives in an attempt to change the course of an iceberg headed on a collision course with San Francisco's shipping traffic.

Round Up

Episode: 2x03 | Airdate:

Learning that a herd of wild horses are to be slaughtered as part of a government program to control their numbers, the Salvage team tries to round them up and sell them to a local police department that can use them for mounted patrols.

Harry's Doll

Episode: 2x04 | Airdate:

Skip convinces Harry to buy a race horse based on computer projections that it will be a winner, but when the horse breaks a leg in its first race, they try a high-tech solution using a NASA laser technique to mend the break.

Dry Spell

Episode: 2x05 | Airdate:

When drought strikes a farm belonging to Harry's aunt and uncle in Arkansas, the Salvage team goes up in an old biplane to try to harvest rain from the clouds using a new method involving heating the air above them.

Diamond Volcano

Episode: 2x06 | Airdate:

Harry has an ulterior motive in treating the gang to a trip to Hawaii. He wants to to excavate the side of a volcano in search of diamonds. But the volcano might not be as extinct as he thought.