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Oct 3, 2022

"The White Lighting War"
Airdate: November 23, 1975

Written by Wilton Denmark
Directed by Phil Bondelli

Synopsis: Steve is sent to Georgia to find the underworld connection to a moonshine ring with ties to the US government.

John and Jerry are joined by pal Mike Nelli.  Together, they discuss the unusual cases the OSI takes on, the backgrounds of some of the actors in the episode and play a game of This or That.  Note, the original 

Join us Sunday nights at 7:00ET as we discuss an episode of THE SIX MILLION DOLLAR MAN and Wednesday nights at 7:00ET as we discuss an episode of THE BIONIC WOMAN with a fan as well as featuring live commentary from our viewers. 


Bionic Operative

Mike Nelli

Sep 19, 2022

"The Blue Flash"
Airdate: November 16, 1975

Written by Sheridan Gibney and Sidney Field
Directed by Cliff Bole

Synopsis: Steve becomes a dockworker in order to find a missing OSI Agent and a shipment of computer micorchips.

John and Jerry are joined by pal Todd Wiedemann.  Together, they discuss Rodney Allen Rippey, the technical side of bionic implants and play a game of This or That.  Note, the original 

Join us Sunday nights at 7:00ET as we discuss an episode of THE SIX MILLION DOLLAR MAN and Wednesday nights at 7:00ET as we discuss an episode of THE BIONIC WOMAN with a fan as well as featuring live commentary from our viewers. 


Bionic Operative

Todd Wiedemann

Sep 4, 2022

"The Bionic Criminal"
Airdate: November 9, 1975

Written by Richard Carr (teleplay) and Peter Allan Fields (story)
Directed by Leslie H. Martinson

Synopsis: Barney Hiller is reactived as part of an OSI experiment, but Steve is wary of Barney's motives in agreeing to it in the first place.

John and Jerry are joined by pal E Adam Thomas.  Together, they discuss the return of Barney Miller/Hiller, the lack of energy in this sequal script, and play a game of This or That.

Join us Sunday nights at 7:00ET as we discuss an episode of THE SIX MILLION DOLLAR MAN and Wednesday nights at 7:00ET as we discuss an episode of THE BIONIC WOMAN with a fan as well as featuring live commentary from our viewers. 


Bionic Operative

E. Adam Thomas

Aug 21, 2022

"One of Our Running Backs is Missing"
Airdate: November 2, 1975

Written by Kenneth Johnson & Elroy Schwartz
Directed by Lee Majors

Synopsis: Steve finds that his friend, a professional football player, is being hunted by a group of former players who have a lot of money riding on the outcome of a particular game.

John and Jerry are joined by pal Todd Wiedemann.  Together, they discuss Lee Majors' directing style, the choice of slow motion for bionic action, and play a game of This or That.

Join us Sunday nights at 7:00ET as we discuss an episode of THE SIX MILLION DOLLAR MAN and Wednesday nights at 7:00ET as we discuss an episode of THE BIONIC WOMAN with a fan as well as featuring live commentary from our viewers. 


Bionic Operative

Todd Wiedemann

Aug 7, 2022

"Target in the Sky"
Airdate: October 26, 1975

Written by Larry Alexander
Directed by Jerry London Synopsis: Steve goes undercover as a lumberjack to find a missing OSI Agent.

John and Jerry are joined by writer Dayton Ward.  Together, they discuss the music of the episode, the actor Denny Miller, and play a game of This or That.

Join us Sunday nights at 7:00ET as we discuss an episode of THE SIX MILLION DOLLAR MAN and Wednesday nights at 7:00ET as we discuss an episode of THE BIONIC WOMAN with a fan as well as featuring live commentary from our viewers. 


Bionic Operative

Dayton Ward

Jul 24, 2022

"The Deadly Test"
Airdate: October 19, 1975

Written by James D. Parriott
Directed by Christian I Nyby II Synopsis: Steve takes over as head of a pilot school that features students from all over the world in order to protect a Middle Eastern prince

John and Jerry are joined by guest Rob Silva.  Together, they discuss Steve's own career as a pilot, the lack of bionic action in the episode, and play a game of This or That.

Join us Sunday nights at 7:00ET as we discuss an episode of THE SIX MILLION DOLLAR MAN and Wednesday nights at 7:00ET as we discuss an episode of THE BIONIC WOMAN with a fan as well as featuring live commentary from our viewers. 


Bionic Operative

Rob Silva

Jul 10, 2022

"The Wolf Boy"
Airdate: October 12, 1975

Written by Jerry London
Directed by Judy Burns Synopsis: Steve travels into the wild with his friend Kurota to find a feral child believed to be the son of a dead diplomat.

John and Jerry are joined by guest Julie Hoverson 19 Nocturne Boulevard.  Together, they discuss the phenomenon of finding feral children in media including Lucan, the continuing story of Fujiota, and play a game of This or That.

Join us Sunday nights at 7:00ET as we discuss an episode of THE SIX MILLION DOLLAR MAN and Wednesday nights at 7:00ET as we discuss an episode of THE BIONIC WOMAN with a fan as well as featuring live commentary from our viewers. 


Bionic Operative

Julie Hoverson

 

 

 

Jun 26, 2022

"The Son & Dance Spy"
Airdate: October 5, 1975

Written by Jerry Devine
Directed by Dick Moder Synopsis: Steve attempts to prove his msucian friend is innocent of espionage.

John and Jerry are joined by guest John Champion of the Mission Log Podcast.  Together, they discuss the merits of having Sonny Bono in the episode, the musical choices used, and play a game of This or That.

Join us Sunday nights at 7:00ET as we discuss an episode of THE SIX MILLION DOLLAR MAN and Wednesday nights at 7:00ET as we discuss an episode of THE BIONIC WOMAN with a fan as well as featuring live commentary from our viewers. 


Bionic Operative

John Champion

 

 

 

Jun 12, 2022

"The Price of Liberty"
Airdate: September 28, 1975

Written by Kenneth Johnson and Justin Edgerton
Directed by Dick Moder Synopsis: Steve must rescue the Liberty Bell after it is stolen and threatened with destruction.

After the two-part "Return of the Bionic Woman", this is an interesting and more thoughtful and lowkey episode in terms of bionics. Fan Kevin Durkee joins John and Jerry to discuss the importance of the Liberty Bell as a symbol and the slower pacing of this story and how it works out well.

Join us Sunday nights at 7:00ET as we discuss an episode of THE SIX MILLION DOLLAR MAN and Wednesday nights at 7:00ET as we discuss an episode of THE BIONIC WOMAN with a fan as well as featuring live commentary from our viewers. 


Bionic Operative

Kevin Durkee

 

 

 

May 29, 2022
"The Return of the Bionic Woman, Part 2"
Airdate: September 21, 1975

Written by Kenneth Johnson
Directed by Dick Moder Synopsis: Jaime goes on a mission with Steve and it almost ends in disaster.

The third season of reviews kicks off with a highly anticipated episode. Fan Elizabeth Goddard joins John and Jerry to break it all down and to play some fun games.  Plus, we talk about the impact having Lindsay back on the show had for the series.

Join us Sunday nights at 7:00ET as we discuss an episode of THE SIX MILLION DOLLAR MAN and Wednesday nights at 7:00ET as we discuss an episode of THE BIONIC WOMAN with a fan as well as featuring live commentary from our viewers. 


Bionic Operative

Elizabeth Goddard

 

 

 

May 22, 2022
"The Return of the Bionic Woman"
Airdate: September 14, 1975

Written by Kenneth Johnson
Directed by Dick Moder Synopsis: Steve learns that Jaime Sommers is alive and he demands answers.

The third season of reviews kicks off with a highly anticipated episode. Fans Rod DeLuca and Marianne Powers Sullivan join John and Jerry to break it all down and to play some fun games.  Plus, we talk about the impact having Lindsay back on the show had for the series.

Join us Sunday nights at 7:00ET as we discuss an episode of THE SIX MILLION DOLLAR MAN and Wednesday nights at 7:00ET as we discuss an episode of THE BIONIC WOMAN with a fan as well as featuring live commentary from our viewers. 


Bionic Operative

Rod De Luca

Marianne Powers Sullivan

 

 

 

May 1, 2022

"Steve Austin, Fugitive"
Airdate: April 27, 1975

Written by Mark Frost and Richard Carr (teleplay) and Wilton Denmark (story)
Directed by Russ Mayberry Synopsis: Steve is accused of a murder orchestrated by a man out for revenge. We come to the end of the second season of reviews with our look at "Steve Austin, Fugitive". Steve is accused of the murder of an OSI technician and it's up to Callahan to help him. David Alexander joins John and Jerry to break it all down and to showcase his latest custom action figures.

Join us Sunday nights at 7:00ET as we discuss an episode of THE SIX MILLION DOLLAR MAN and Wednesday nights at 7:00ET as we discuss an episode of THE BIONIC WOMAN with a fan as well as featuring live commentary from our viewers. 


Bionic Operative

David Alexander

 

 

 

Apr 15, 2022
"Outrage in Balinderry"
Airdate: April 20, 1975

Written by Paul and Margaret Schneider
Directed by Earl Bellamy Synopsis: Steve comes to the aid of a US ambassador to the country of Balinderry when the ambassador's wife is kidnapped by terrorists.

John and co-host, artist Jerry Lange, are joined by artist Pete Wallbank to discuss the political implications of this episode, especially in Pete's country of England.

Join us Sunday nights at 7:00ET as we discuss an episode of THE SIX MILLION DOLLAR MAN and Wednesday nights at 7:00ET as we discuss an episode of THE BIONIC WOMAN with a fan as well as featuring live commentary from our viewers. 


Bionic Operative

Pete Wallbank

 

 

 

Jul 15, 2021

"The Bionic Woman, Part Two"
Airdate: March 23, 1975

Written by Kenneth Johnson
Directed by Richard Moder

Synopsis: After nearly perishing in a skydiving accident, Jaime is rejuvenated by the bionic techniques that saved Steve's life.  But as Jaime wishes to show her appreciation by engaging in a mission with Steve, she is keeping from him the bionic rejection she is experiencing.

John and co-host, artist Jerry Lange, are joined by bionic fans Rod DeLuca and Cathleen O'Neill as they discuss the gut-wrenching ending to the introduction of The Bionic Woman that is still as emotional in viewings today.

Join us Sunday nights at 7:00ET as we discuss an episode of THE SIX MILLION DOLLAR MAN and Wednesday nights at 7:00ET as we discuss an episode of THE BIONIC WOMAN with a fan as well as featuring live commentary from our viewers. 


Bionic Operative

Rod DeLuca

Cathleen O'Neill

 

 

 


BIONIC GALLERY

 

 

Jul 1, 2021

"The Bionic Woman, Part One"
Airdate: March 16, 1975

Written by Kenneth Johnson
Directed by Richard Moder

Synopsis: Jaime Sommers returns to Ojai and she picks up her romance with Steve Austin.  But the reunion is short-lived as Jaime finds herself in a crippling accident and Steve is forced to make the decision to turn her into a bionic woman.

John and co-host, artist Jerry Lange, are joined by bionic fans Rod DeLuca and Cathleen O'Neill as they discuss Lindsay's performance, the dual performances of Malachi Throne and a lot more.

Join us Sunday nights at 7:00ET as we discuss an episode of THE SIX MILLION DOLLAR MAN and Wednesday nights at 7:00ET as we discuss an episode of THE BIONIC WOMAN with a fan as well as featuring live commentary from our viewers. 


Bionic Operative

Rod DeLuca

Cathleen O'Neill

 

 

 


BIONIC GALLERY

 

 

Jun 29, 2021

"The ESP Spy"
Airdate: March 2, 1975

Written by Lionel E. Siegel
Directed by Jerry London

Synopsis: Steve recruits a young woman with ESP talent to suss out another ESP person who is stealing secrets from the minds of OSI scientists.

John and co-host, artist Jerry Lange, are joined by Chris Cooling of The Forgotten TV Podcast as they obsess about the term kinky in the episode, as well as discuss how casual working with kids appeared for action adventure shows of the past and the performance of Robbie Lee..

Join us Sunday nights at 7:00ET as we discuss an episode of THE SIX MILLION DOLLAR MAN and Wednesday nights at 7:00ET as we discuss an episode of THE BIONIC WOMAN with a fan as well as featuring live commentary from our viewers. 


Bionic Operative

Chris Cooling

 

 

 


BIONIC GALLERY

 

 

Sep 13, 2020

"Look Alike"
Airdate: February 23, 1975

Written by Gustave Field (story), Richard Carr (teleplay)
Directed by Jerry London

Synopsis: A duplicate of Steve attempts to steal secret information that will be sold to enemy governments.

John and co-host, artist Jerry Lange, are joined by the Wonderful Bill Flynn of Geek Radio Daily as they discuss how shady an organization is the OSI that they recruit Marcus so mysteriously while having such poor security that John Dine is able to steal top secret material with ease.

Join us Sunday nights at 8:00EST as we discuss an episode of THE SIX MILLION DOLLAR MAN and Wednesday nights at 8L00ES as we discuss an episode of THE BIONIC WOMAN with a fan as well as featuring live commentary from our viewers. 


Bionic Operative

Billy Flynn

 

 

 


BIONIC GALLERY

 

 

Sep 7, 2020

"Taneha"
Airdate: February 2, 1975

Written by Margaret Armen
Directed by Earl Bellamy

Synopsis: Steve is determined to save a wild cougar before it is killed by a mob and a young woman who wants revenge for it killing her father.

John and co-host, artist Jerry Lange, are joined by voice actor/writer Julie Hoverson as they discuss the different style of story that we deal with here, Steve's relationship with EJ, and how silly Taneha looks as an overweight, drugged cat.

Join us Sunday nights at 8:00EST as we discuss an episode of THE SIX MILLION DOLLAR MAN and Wednesday nights at 8L00ES as we discuss an episode of THE BIONIC WOMAN with a fan as well as featuring live commentary from our viewers. 


Bionic Operative

Julie Hoverson

 

 

 


BIONIC GALLERY

 

 

Sep 3, 2020

"Return of the Robot Maker"
Airdate: January 26, 1975

Written by Del Reisman (story) and Mark Frost (story and teleplay)
Directed by Phil Bondelli

Synopsis: Dr. Dolenz returns with a plot to steal another top secret device with the aid of a robot duplicate of Oscar.

John and co-host, artist Jerry Lange, are joined by The Quick and the Dad writer/artist Ken Holtzhouser as they discuss the conclusion of the robot maker trilogy where John makes the argument that this is simply a remake of the first episode, but done better.

Join us Sunday nights at 8:00EST as we discuss an episode of THE SIX MILLION DOLLAR MAN and Wednesday nights at 8L00ES as we discuss an episode of THE BIONIC WOMAN with a fan as well as featuring live commentary from our viewers. 


Bionic Operative

Ken Holtzhouser

 

 

 


BIONIC GALLERY

 

 

Aug 31, 2020

"The Last Kamikaze"
Airdate: January 19, 1975

Written by Judy Burns
Directed by Dick Moder

Synopsis: Steve is sent to a remote island to recover an experimental nuclear device and is captured by a lone survivor of a kamikaze plane from World War II.

John and co-host, artist Jerry Lange, are joined by OSI Files webmaster Todd Wiedemann as they discuss the phenomenon of Japanese soldiers trapped on islands thinking WWII is ongoing, the move of the show to Sunday nights, and the merchandise that's available for fans.

Join us Sunday nights at 8:00EST as we discuss an episode of THE SIX MILLION DOLLAR MAN and Wednesday nights at 8L00ES as we discuss an episode of THE BIONIC WOMAN with a fan as well as featuring live commentary from our viewers. 


Bionic Operative

Todd Wiedemann

 

 

 


BIONIC GALLERY

 

 

Aug 26, 2020

"Lost Love"
Airdate: January 17, 1975

Written by Melvin Levy (story), Richard Carr (teleplay)
Directed by Arnold Laven

Synopsis: Steve reconnects with an old flame only to find that her husband is still alive and wants her back.

John and co-host, artist Jerry Lange, are joined by longtime fan Mike Nelli as they discuss how this episode isn't as bad as John originally made it out to be, The odd placement before "The Bionic Woman" and the number of bionic stunts in the episode.

Join us Sunday nights at 8:00EST as we discuss an episode of THE SIX MILLION DOLLAR MAN and Wednesday nights at 8L00ES as we discuss an episode of THE BIONIC WOMAN with a fan as well as featuring live commentary from our viewers. 


Bionic Operative

Mike Nelli

 

 

 


BIONIC GALLERY

 

 

Aug 23, 2020

"The Cross-Country Kidnap"
Airdate: January 10, 1975

Written by Ray Brenner (story), Stephen Kandel (teleplay)
Directed by Christian Nyby

Synopsis: Steve is assigned as a bodyguard to an OSI Cryptologist who wants to try out for the Olympic Equestrian Team.

John and co-host, artist Jerry Lange, are joined by Second Union's Jeff Andrews as they discuss the sexism in the episode, the unusual dialogue, and how the show was on the verge of finding new fame as it moved to Sunday night.

Join us Sunday nights at 8:00EST as we discuss an episode of THE SIX MILLION DOLLAR MAN and Wednesday nights at 8L00ES as we discuss an episode of THE BIONIC WOMAN with a fan as well as featuring live commentary from our viewers. 


Bionic Operative

Jeff Andrews

 

 

 


BIONIC GALLERY

 

 

Aug 20, 2020

It's a special episode of the show that was recorded live in December of 2018.  John and Jerry read contest entries of members of the audiences as they shared their holiday memories of receiving bionic gifts in the 70s.  Winners from there were picked and it was Christmas all over again.  

Join us Sunday nights at 8:00EST as we discuss an episode of THE SIX MILLION DOLLAR MAN and Wednesday nights at 8L00ES as we discuss an episode of THE BIONIC WOMAN with a fan as well as featuring live commentary from our viewers. 

Aug 17, 2020

"The Peeping Blonde"
Airdate: December 20, 1974

Written by W.T. Zacha (story), Wilton Denmark (teleplay)
Directed by Hershel Daugherty

Synopsis: An ambitious television journalist captures footage of Steve in bionic action and threatens to release it to the world unless she gets the exclusive.

John and co-host, artist Jerry Lange, are joined by author RJ Sullivan as they discuss John's fascination with W.T. Zacha, RJ's fascination with Farrah Fawcett, and the role of a newscaster and if Farrah's character goes too far with her quest for a story.

Join us Sunday nights at 8:00EST as we discuss an episode of THE SIX MILLION DOLLAR MAN and Wednesday nights at 8L00ES as we discuss an episode of THE BIONIC WOMAN with a fan as well as featuring live commentary from our viewers. 


Bionic Operative

RJ Sullivan

 

 

 


BIONIC GALLERY

 

 

Dec 2, 2019

"Stranger in Broken Fork"
Airdate: December 13, 1974

Written by Bill Svanoe (story), Wilton Denmark (teleplay)
Directed by Christian Nyby

Synopsis: Steve survives a crash of his plane but is left with amnesia.  He struggles to learn who he is while dealing with a town of mistrusting folks.

John and co-host, artist Jerry Lange, are joined by writer/editor Glenn Greenberg as they discuss how the episode feels more like a Bionic Woman story, should this have been a two-parter, and how this story shows Steve as the hero when he is under stress.

Join us Sunday nights at 8:00EST as we discuss an episode of THE SIX MILLION DOLLAR MAN with a fan as well as featuring live commentary from our viewers. 


Bionic Operative

Glenn Greenberg

 

 

 


BIONIC GALLERY

 

 

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