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Sep 3, 2015

The Bionic Woman

"The Ghosthunter"

May 26, 1976

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Jaime is sent to act as the governess of the daughter of an OSI scientist.  She must also ensure that the sensor device he is working on his not tampered with by any outside forces.  The wrinkle is the outside force appears to be the dead wife and mother of the two who is jealous of Jaime.

John is joined by The Bionic Book author, Herbie J. Pilato and writer/producer Joel Eisenberg to discuss this first season ending episode of The Bionic Woman.  In addition, John's special guest is Bionic Woman creator and co-writer of the episode, Kenneth Johnson.  The two discuss the episode as well as Kenny's history as a producer and writer that lead up to The Bionic Woman.

In addition, John offers a little historical and pop culture perspective of the day this episode aired.

Make sure you let us know what you think of the episode by calling us at 844-OSI-FILE or by writing director@theosifiles.com. 


OUR GUEST FOR THIS EPISODE

With his start as a producer of The Mike Douglas Show, Kenneth Johnson has had a long, impressive career as a producer, director, writer, and creator of many iconic television and movie characters.  From his "The Secret of Bigfoot" episode of The Six Million Dollar Man to his movies such as Steel and Short Circuit 2, Kenny has captured the imagination of many fans of genre television in a way that goes beyond the traditional storytelling process.  You can learn more about Kenny and his works by visiting his home page and by writing him.  (He really does reply.)


 

OUR BIONIC OPERATIVES FOR THIS EPISODE

Herbie J Pilato is a writer/producer who's worked for NBCUniversal, Syfy, A&E, Bravo; Warner Bros., and Sony, among other television networks, and studios. He is also the author of a number of media tie-in/pop-culture books, including Glamour, Gidgets and the Girl Next Door, and The Bionic Book, which features original commentary from Lee Majors, Lindsay Wagner, Harve Bennett, Kenneth Johnson, series creator (and sci-fi-novelist king Martin Caidin), and Richard Anderson (who wrote the Foreword). As the Founder of the Classic TV Preservation Society (a nonprofit organization dedicated to the positive influence of classic TV programming), Herbie J offers TV & Self-Esteem Seminars to schools, colleges, community, senior and business centers around the country.  Each week he serves as host and moderator at the Barnes & Noble Media Center in Burbank, CA for Throwback Thursdays- one of L.A.'s most unique live events where, as he says, "the past and present TV, film, publishing, music and positive-thought communities mix, mingle and meet."  For more information about Throwback Thursdays, the Classic TV Preservation Society, or any of Herbie J's books, email: classictvps@gmail.com or visit:  www.classictvps.blogspot.com.    

 

 

 

 

Joel Eisenberg is a writer and producer whose new book series, “The Chronicles of Ara”, an epic 8-volume fantasy saga written with Stephen Hillard, has been released to rave reviews by Incorgnito Publishing’s Topos Books imprint. Joel is a partner in Eisenberg-Fisher Productions and former head of EMO Films@Paramount Studios, feature film production companies. He is the co-founder of All Cities Media, an entertainment industry networking group. His events have been hosted by Warner Brothers, Paramount Studios, Sunset-Gower Studios and the Law Offices of Greenberg-Traurig, among others. Feature projects include “Unreleased” and “April Showers”, the latter based on the Columbine school shootings scenario. “January Rain” and “Assassin and Son” are presently in development, as is a new television version of an old horror comic book favorite (to be “re-announced” shortly). Joel is the writer of several award-winning independent feature films and producer of a slate of past and upcoming feature and television projects including “Mirkwood,” based on the amazon.com bestseller and the aforementioned “The Chronicles of Ara” fantasy novel series. In early 2007, Joel was fortunate to have received substantial international publicity by locating, identifying, organizing and archiving a long-considered lost handwritten John Steinbeck archive, collectively valued at nearly $1 million. Author: “How to Survive a Day Job,” “Championship Networking,” “The Mirkwood Codex” (upcoming). Contributor: “Tales of the Dead” and numerous others. Learn more about Joel and his works by visiting his website.

Aug 7, 2015

The Six Million Dollar Man

"Doomsday, and Counting"

March 1, 1974

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Steve tries to help his Russian cosmonaut friend, Vasily (Gary Collins), when a earthquake disrupts a remote Russian base.   Vasilly's fiance is trapped beneath the surface and only the power of a bionic man can save her.

John is joined in the first episode of this new podcast series by fans Eric Cone and Davis Lawson to discuss the episode.  In addition, John's guest is actor Jane Merrow who played Irina, the fiance of Vasily.  They discuss the episode as well as the state of television production today compared to how it was back in 1974.

In addition, John offers a little historical and pop culture perspective of the day this episode aired.

Make sure you let us know what you think of the episode by calling us at 844-OSI-FILE or by writing director@theosifiles.com. 


OUR GUEST FOR THIS EPISODE

From Jane Merrow's website - "I have been acting since I was 8 years old, showing off at any opportunity (all actors are show offs, let them not tell you any differently) However I couldn’t start calling myself a professional until 1960, when I started earning my livelihood at it, with my first job as an ASM and understudy in the Lillian Hellman play TOYS IN THE ATTIC, directed by the talented, irascible John Dexter, who told me that the only reason he hired me, was because he could hear me, not true of my contemporaries, according to him. 

Suffice it to say, I have been quite successful as an actor, and able to support myself reasonably well along the way. I loved my career, love my career and will keep at it as long as I am physically and mentally able!

I am not planning to lay out my entire career and life here, I will do that over the life of this site and hope it keeps your interest. Suffice it to say, I have been quite successful as an actor, and able to support myself reasonably well along the way. I loved my career, love my career and will keep at it as long as I am physically and mentally able! Born in England of a German refugee father and an English mother, both artistic, both wonderful, but not with each other, I have divided my life pretty equally between the US and the UK, having had or acquired family in both countries along the way. I have received a few awards, including a Golden Globe nomination and had some nice comments about my work and a few miserable ones. So that’s me for a start."


 

OUR BIONIC OPERATIVES FOR THIS EPISODE

Eric Cone - Long time bionic fan, he can remember watching the pilot episode with his father.  Was recently reunited with his Steve Austin "Action Figure" and is a much happier man for it.

 

 

 

 

David Lawson - Long time fan.  Moderator of the Bionic Toy Action Page on Facebook.

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