The Bionic Woman
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.
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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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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.