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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

 

 

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