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Nov 26, 2018

"Nuclear Alert"
Airdate: September 13, 1974
Written by William Driskill
Directed by Jerry London 

 

Synopsis: Steve must stop a group of government conspirators who have assembled an atomic bomb from stolen parts.

John and new co-host, artist Jerry Lange are joined by comedian and podcaster Ken Reid to start off the second season look at The Six Million Dollar Man. They discuss the odd choice of starting the season off with a lackluster episode and try to find those elements that are worth a watch.  Plus, John shares the first cover story of TV Guide in 1974 for The Six Million Dollar Man and Jerry shares his Venus Probe.  In addition, we play This or That with a guest star theme.

Join us Friday nights at 9:30EST as we discuss an episode of THE SIX MILLION DOLLAR MAN with a fan as well as featuring live commentary from our viewers.  This audio will be available shortly after in the OSI Files feed.


Bionic Operative


Ken Reid is a Boston based stand up comedian. Ken has been a staple on the Boston comedy scene since 2003, having been nominated as "Best Comedian in Boston" twice by the defunct Boston Phoenix, been the regular Friday Night Host at the Comedy Studio for five years, and been the creator and host of the weird and legendary "Secret Menu" show. He's also performed all over the country and is a regular at festivals like the Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival, The Bridgetown Comedy Festival, The Riot LA Comedy Festival and the Women in Comedy Festival. He frequently shares the stage with national acts and he has appeared on podcasts like Doug Loves Movies, Competitive Erotic Fan Fiction and Risk! He also has a podcast of his own called TV Guidance Counselor, but that's another story....


BIONIC GALLERY

 

 

Oct 12, 2018

"The Coward"
Airdate: April 19, 1974
Written by Elroy Schwartz
Directed by Reza Badiyi 

 

Synopsis: Steve is sent behind enemy lines to retrieve documents from a downed World War II plane.  But the mission has a personal bent for Steve as it's rumored his father was the pilot of the flight who abandoned his crew as the plane went down.

John is joined by artist Jerry Lange and OSI Files webmaster Todd Wiedemann. They close out the first season by discussing this character driven episode that cheats actor George Takei of an opportunity to really act, that introduces Steve's mother, Helen, and that makes Steve more than your average action hero.  Plus, John shares his recent acquisition to his bionic collection - the Venus Death Probe and Jerry and Todd talk about the Kenner movie cartridge player.  In addition, we play the IMDB game based on the first season episodes of The Six Million Dollar Man and we announce the winners of our Jerry Lange original artwork inspired by the show.

It's the return of the podcast as a Facebook Live show.  Join us Friday nights at 9:30EST as we discuss an episode of THE SIX MILLION DOLLAR MAN's first season with two fans as well as featuring commentary from our viewers.  This audio will be available shortly after in the OSI Files feed.


Bionic Operatives


Todd Wiedemann
 - Bio forthcoming. 

 

 

Jerry Lange - Based in Buffalo, New York. My personal and client works are created using traditional media including pencil, ink and watercolor and digital software Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and Indesign. I try to bring a dramatic visual narrative to my work through a mix of loose and tight media application and mark making technique. Website

 

 


BIONIC GALLERY

 

 

Oct 8, 2018


"Burning Bright"
Airdate: April 12, 1974
Written by Del Reisman
Directed by Jerry London 

 

Synopsis: A fellow astronaut (William Shatner) demonstrates unusual abilities after passing through an energy field in space.  Everyone, save Steve, appears to dismiss Josh Lange's odd behavior until he proves a threat to himself and others.

John is joined by artist Jerry Lange and artist/actor/educator Clay Sayre. They discuss how how Lee Majors and William Shatner play well off each other, the lack of coverage of the show in TV Guide, and the character development of Steve Austin.  Plus, Jerry shares his Zica Six Million Dollar Man figure and Clay relates how his Bigfoot model was created and used at the recent Saturn Awards while showing us the schematics for a bionic arm model kit that never was made.  In addition, we play a "Star Trek" themed game of This or That.

It's the return of the podcast as a Facebook Live show.  Join us Friday nights at 9:30EST as we discuss an episode of THE SIX MILLION DOLLAR MAN's first season with two fans as well as featuring commentary from our viewers.  This audio will be available shortly after in the OSI Files feed.


Bionic Operatives


Clay Sayre
 -Clay Sayre is an artist, teacher, actor, makeup artist, and classic horror fan and collector. He also loves 60's and 70's TV. His Bionic cred comes from creating a life-size Andre the Giant Bigfoot tribute figure that appeared at the Saturn Awards when Lee Majors won his Lifetime Achievement trophy.

 

Jerry Lange - Based in Buffalo, New York. My personal and client works are created using traditional media including pencil, ink and watercolor and digital software Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and Indesign. I try to bring a dramatic visual narrative to my work through a mix of loose and tight media application and mark making technique. Website

 

 


BIONIC GALLERY

 

 

Aug 30, 2018

"The Last of the Fourth of Julys"
Airdate: April 5, 1974
Written by Richard Landau
Directed by Reza Badiyi

Synopsis: Steve is sent on a mission to a remote island to stop the use of a laser system on a conference of world leaders.

John is joined by bionic action figure reconstruction artist David Alexander and fan Kevin Durkee  to discuss this tenth episode of the series.  They discuss how this episode goes back to the "spy" elements the movies tried to portray, how this could have worked as a two-part story, and how this is not an episode one would share to the non-bionic fan.  Plus, John shares his talking Viewmaster reels that used this episode to showcase, David explains the making of some of his custom action figures, including a Rudy Wells figure, and we play a "spy" themed game of This or That.

It's the return of the podcast as a Facebook Live show.  Join us Friday nights at 9:30EST as we discuss an episode of THE SIX MILLION DOLLAR MAN's first season with two fans as well as featuring commentary from our viewers.  This audio will be available shortly after in the OSI Files feed.


Bionic Operatives


David Alexander
 - Bio forthcoming. 

 

 

Kevin Durkee -

Bio: Most of the time: Water Treatment for Heat Transfer Specialist

Some of the time: Michigan Air National Guard

Hobbies include: Antique Stores, Collecting way too many vinyl records, View Masters with reels. Running 5k's with my wife.

Throwback TV favorites: Six Million Dollar Man, Bionic Women, Twilight Zone, Batman, X-Files, Battlestar Galactica and many more.

Current TV favorites: Westworld, Man in the High Castle, The Walking Dead, Lost In Space. 

 

 

 

Aug 25, 2018

"Dr. Wells is Missing"
Airdate: March 19, 1974
Written by Elroy Schwartz, Krishna Shah & William Keenan
Directed by Virgil Vogel

Synopsis: Steve travels to Vienna to check on Rudy Wells, creator of the bionics program, who is receiving an honorary doctorate from his alma mater.  The problem is, Dr. Wells is missing and now Steve must search from him while making sure those who kidnapped Rudy do not learn that Steve is bionic

John is joined by artist Jerry Lange and voice artist Julie Hoverson to discuss this ninth episode of the series.  They discuss the odd choice of having John Van Dreelin as an Italian mobster, the even odder choice of having a room with two chained manacles ready to use, and how this episode was one of the more memorable ones in terms of childhood entry to the series.  Plus, we pay tribute to Yamo, Jerry shares the bionic themed coloring books that were available to us as kids, and we play a "Rudy" themed game of This or That.

It's the return of the podcast as a Facebook Live show.  Join us Friday nights at 9:30EST as we discuss an episode of THE SIX MILLION DOLLAR MAN's first season with two fans as well as featuring commentary from our viewers.  This audio will be available shortly after in the OSI Files feed.


BIONIC OPERATIVES

 

Julie Hoverson - Julie Hoverson is a woman of mystery. And sometimes science fiction. And sometimes even fantasy. She writes, produces and acts in 19 Nocturne Boulevard, an award-winning anthology podcast audio drama series, as well as making as many guest appearances as she can, since she's a big ham and loves to talk about things. As a child in the 1970s, she vaguely remembers watching the bionics during their original run, and thus is ... old. 

 

Jerry Lange - Based in Buffalo, New York. My personal and client works are created using traditional media including pencil, ink and watercolor and digital software Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and Indesign. I try to bring a dramatic visual narrative to my work through a mix of loose and tight media application and mark making technique. Website

Aug 2, 2018

"The Rescue of Athena One"
Airdate: March 15, 1974
Written by D.C. Fontana
Directed by Lawrence Doheney

Synopsis: Steve trains Kelly Wood, the world's first female astronaut, for her first mission in space.  Their relationship proves to be fractious, but when her craft experiences a malfunction, it's up to Steve to come to the rescue.  There's one other wrinkle in all this - bionics malfunction in zero gravity.  It's up to Kelly to bring the craft back to Earth.

John is joined by artist Jerry Lange and longtime fan Cathleen ONeiil to discuss this eighth episode of the series.  They discuss the fashion choice of including a painted flower on a spacesuit boot, the level of detail that went into the making of this episode, and how the song, "Midnight Train to Georgia" was about Lee and Farrah.  Plus, we get to the bottom of the Kelly Wood/Woods confusion, Jerry shares his photo from the Six Million Dollar Man fan club and Cathleen shares photos of her extensive collection, and we play a "Space" themed game of This or That.

It's the return of the podcast as a Facebook Live show.  Join us Friday nights at 9:30EST as we discuss an episode of THE SIX MILLION DOLLAR MAN's first season with two fans as well as featuring commentary from our viewers.  This audio will be available shortly after in the OSI Files feed.


 

 

 


Bionic Operatives

 

Cathleen ONeill -

Bio: Forthcoming

 

 

 

 

Jerry Lange - Based in Buffalo, New York. My personal and client works are created using traditional media including pencil, ink and watercolor and digital software Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and Indesign. I try to bring a dramatic visual narrative to my work through a mix of loose and tight media application and mark making technique. Website

 

 

 

Jul 13, 2018

"Eyewitness to Murder"
Airdate: March 8, 2018
Written by William Driskill
Directed by Alf Kjellen

Synopsis: Steve witnesses the murder of a lead prosecutor's aid, but he cannot testify to it as he saw it at night with his bionic eye.  At first, Oscar wants to let it go until the Secretary calls him and Steve in to protect the lead prosecutor as they prepare their case against a major mobster.  But Steve has one thing on his mind - find the killer and prove his guilt.

John is joined by artist Jerry Lange and longtime fan Kevin Durkee to discuss this sixth episode of the series.  They discuss figuring out which of the twin assassins is which, Oscar's background, and the running scenes in this episode.  Plus, Jerry shares his original shooting scripts and we play a "With a Twist" themed game of This or That.

It's the return of the podcast as a Facebook Live show.  Join us Friday nights at 9:30EST as we discuss an episode of THE SIX MILLION DOLLAR MAN's first season with two fans as well as featuring commentary from our viewers.  This audio will be available shortly after in the OSI Files feed.


BIONIC OPERATIVES

Kevin Durkee -

Bio: Most of the time: Water Treatment for Heat Transfer Specialist

Some of the time: Michigan Air National Guard

Hobbies include: Antique Stores, Collecting way too many vinyl records, View Masters with reels. Running 5k's with my wife.

Throwback TV favorites: Six Million Dollar Man, Bionic Women, Twilight Zone, Batman, X-Files, Battlestar Galactica and many more.

Current TV favorites: Westworld, Man in the High Castle, The Walking Dead, Lost In Space.

 

Jerry Lange - Based in Buffalo, New York. My personal and client works are created using traditional media including pencil, ink and watercolor and digital software Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and Indesign. I try to bring a dramatic visual narrative to my work through a mix of loose and tight media application and mark making technique. Website

Jun 30, 2018

"Little Orphan Airplane"
Airdate: February 22, 2018
Written by Elroy Schwartz
Directed by Reza Badiyi

Synopsis: Steve travels into a war torn African country to retrieve spy film.  But he discovers that he is bringing back more as the pilot who took the pictures is alive and being kept safe by two missionary nuns.

John is joined by artist and longtime fan Jerry Lange and Geek Radio Daily's Billy Flynn to discuss this fifth episode of the series.  They discuss the great dialogue used in this episode, the enthusiasm in Greg Morris' performance, and how this should have been the pilot episode for the show.  Plus, Jerry shares his Discovision disks and explains how this was the only home video release of either show for some time in the 80s and we play a Guest Starring themed game of This or That.

It's the return of the podcast as a Facebook Live show.  Join us Friday nights at 9:30EST as we discuss an episode of THE SIX MILLION DOLLAR MAN's first season with two fans as well as featuring commentary from our viewers.  This audio will be available shortly after in the OSI Files feed.


 

 

 


Bionic Operatives

Billy Flynn - The Wonderful Billy Flynn brings the funny each week on Geek Radio Daily! His daytime alter ego is mild-mannered (well, that part is a stretch) radio station personality at WLEE in Virginia.   He actually gets paid to sit on his butt and run his mouth! His “edumacation” is from UNC-Wilmington, the Columbia School of Broadcasting, and University of Phoenix. When he is not gracing the podcasting airways with his comedic stylings, you can find Billy Flynn on Xbox Live (flynn71), rockin’ out on Guitar Hero or Rock Band, watching movies, reading comics, working out, or posting on the forums at geekradiodaily.com (ding!).

 

Jerry Lange - Based in Buffalo, New York. My personal and client works are created using traditional media including pencil, ink and watercolor and digital software Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and Indesign. I try to bring a dramatic visual narrative to my work through a mix of loose and tight media application and mark making technique. Website

 

 


BIONIC GALLERY

 

 

Jun 20, 2018

"Operation Firefly"
Airdate: February 1, 1974
Written by Sy Salkowitz
Directed by Reza Badiyi

Synopsis: Steve searches for the developer of a new laser weapon with the aid of the developer's daughter, gifted with ESP.

John is joined by artist Jerry Lange and podcaster Jim Arrowood to discuss the third episode of the first season.  This is a little gem of a story that is quickly forgotten for some reason.  

Join us Friday nights at 9:30EST as we discuss an episode of THE SIX MILLION DOLLAR MAN's first season with two fans as well as featuring commentary from our viewers.  This audio will be available shortly after in the OSI Files feed.


 

 

 


BIONIC OPERATIVES

Jerry Lange - Based in Buffalo, New York. My personal and client works are created using traditional media including pencil, ink and watercolor and digital software Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and Indesign. I try to bring a dramatic visual narrative to my work through a mix of loose and tight media application and mark making technique. Website

 

 

 



Jim Arrowood - Bio coming soon.

May 20, 2018
 

"Survival of the Fittest"
Airdate: January 25, 2018
Written by Mann Rubin
Directed by Leslie H. Martinson

Synopsis: An assassin has Oscar in his sights, but Steve has other ideas as the two fight for their survival on a deserted island after their plane crashes during a storm.

John is joined by artist and longtime fan Ken Holtzhouser and author Bobby Nash to discuss the second episode of the weekly SIX MILLION DOLLAR MAN series, "Survival of the Fittest".  They discuss the irony of the subdued Lee Majors as the alpha male in this episode that everyone easily follows. Plus, we play a game of W.T. Zacha or C.W. McCall.

Join us Friday nights at 9:30EST as we discuss an episode of THE SIX MILLION DOLLAR MAN's first season with two fans as well as featuring commentary from our viewers.  This audio will be available shortly after in the OSI Files feed.


 

 

 


BIONIC OPERATIVES

MEET BOBBY NASH--

Bobby loves chatting with fans, attending conventions and events, talking about books, writing, and meeting readers. Want to have Bobby attend your show, do a signing in your store, or speak to your group? Or are you a publisher interested in hiring Bobby? He'd love to hear from you.

Email Bobby Nash at bobby@bobbynash.com

Or you can drop Bobby a line at
Bobby Nash
PO Box 626
Bethlehem, GA 30620

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MEET BOBBY:

An award-winning author, Bobby Nash writes novels, comic books, short stories, novellas, graphic novels, and the occasional screenplay for a variety of publishers, including: IDW Publishing, Sequential Pulp Comics, Dark Horse Comics, Moonstone Books, Airship 27 Productions, Pro Se Press, Raven’s Head Press, Stark Raving Press, Farragut Films, Dark Oak Press, Radio Archives, Avatar Press, and more.

Bobby is a member of the International Association of Media Tie-in Writers and International Thriller Writers.

He was named Best Author in the 2013 Pulp Ark Awards. Rick Ruby, a character co-created by Bobby and author Sean Taylor also snagged a Pulp Ark Award for Best New Pulp Character of 2013. Bobby has also been nominated for the 2014 New Pulp Awards and Pulp Factory Awards for his work. Bobby's novel, Alexandra Holzer's Ghost Gal: The Wild Hunt won a Paranormal Literary Award in the 2015 Paranormal Awards. The Bobby Nash penned episode of Starship Farragut "Conspiracy of Innocence" won the Silver Award in the 2015 DC Film Festival. Bobby's story in The Ruby Files Vol. 2 "Takedown" was named Best Short Story in the 2018 Pulp Factory Awards, one of five nominations for The Ruby Files Vol. 2 (created by Bobby Nash & Sean Taylor). Bobby's digest novel, Snow Drive was nominated for Best Novel in the 2018 Pulp Factory Awards.

Between writing deadlines, Bobby is an occasional actor and extra in movies and television, including appearances in Deviant Pictures’ Camp Massacre (formerly known as Fat Chance), FOX’s The Following, USA’s Satisfaction, AMC’s Halt and Catch Fire, and more.

For more information on Bobby Nash please visit him on-line at
http://www.bobbynash.com
https://www.patreon.com/BobbyNash
www.facebook.com/AuthorBobbyNash
www.twitter.com/bobbynash
www.google.com/+BobbyNashAuthor
www.instagram.com/bobbynashwrites
www.pinterest.com/bobbynash
http://amazon.com/author/bobbynash
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/211548.Bobby_Nash
http://ben-books.blogspot.com
http://lancestar.blogspot.com
http://authorsdb.com/authors-directory/11828-bobby-nash
https://www.linkedin.com/in/bobbynash
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrf2hFXHxYac6y9KRT2nfFw
https://branded.me/bobbynash
https://mewe.com/i/bobby.nash2
among other places across the web.

Bobby lives in Bethlehem, Georgia.

 

Ken Holtzhouser - Bio coming soon.

May 5, 2018

"Population: Zero"
Airdate: January 18, 2018
Written by Elroy Schwartz
Directed by Jeannot Szwarc

Synopsis: Steve investigates a small town that appears to have had its entire population killed. But when he discovers the real secret and the threat behind it, he must act fast to stop a full scale slaughter.

John is joined by artist and longtime fan Jerry Lange and Geek Radio Daily's Billy Flynn to discuss the first episode of the weekly SIX MILLION DOLLAR MAN series, "Population: Zero".  They look at how as a pilot, it hits on just about all cylinders, the fantastic directorial job that Jeannot Szwarc does and the staggering debut numbers this show had for a Friday night mid-season premiere.  Plus, both Billy and Jerry convince John that while an excellent episode, it may not really be one you should a newbie to interest them in the bionic universe and we play a game of Steve, Jaime, or Both.

It's the return of the podcast as a Facebook Live show.  Join us Friday nights at 9:30EST as we discuss an episode of THE SIX MILLION DOLLAR MAN's first season with two fans as well as featuring commentary from our viewers.  This audio will be available shortly after in the OSI Files feed.


BIONIC OPERATIVES

Billy Flynn - The Wonderful Billy Flynn brings the funny each week on Geek Radio Daily! His daytime alter ego is mild-mannered (well, that part is a stretch) radio station personality at WLEE in Virginia.   He actually gets paid to sit on his butt and run his mouth! His “edumacation” is from UNC-Wilmington, the Columbia School of Broadcasting, and University of Phoenix. When he is not gracing the podcasting airways with his comedic stylings, you can find Billy Flynn on Xbox Live (flynn71), rockin’ out on Guitar Hero or Rock Band, watching movies, reading comics, working out, or posting on the forums at geekradiodaily.com (ding!).

Jerry Lange - Based in Buffalo, New York. My personal and client works are created using traditional media including pencil, ink and watercolor and digital software Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and Indesign. I try to bring a dramatic visual narrative to my work through a mix of loose and tight media application and mark making technique. Website

  • Exhibited at The Main Street Gallery Buffalo, N.Y.
  • Published in The Visions Anthology Volume 1 and The HP Lovecraft Anthology Volume 1 from The Visions Art Group.
  • Published in Lifelike graphic novel from Ferret Pressand IDW Publishing.
  • Illustrated and designed film screening posters for North Park Theatre.

 

 

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