“The Secret of Bigfoot, Part 2” on Cyborgs: A Bionic Podcast!

At long last….the cliffhanger is resolved!

Back in October(!), hosts John S. Drew and Paul K. Bisson of Cyborgs: A Bionic Podcast, continued their retrospective of The Six Million Dollar Man by plunging headlong into the series’ third season by taking a long look at the first half of the epic, landmark two-part episode, “The Secret of Bigfoot.” I yammered all about that installment of the podcast right here.

And now here we are, with Part 2!

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As was the case with Part 1, covering the second half of this legendary episode was too big a job for John and Paul to handle on their own, or even with the assistance of a single guest host. With that in mind, they enlisted the help of three guests to help shoulder the burden. In addition to my dumb geeky ass, the podcast features Matt Hankinson (chief creative consultant for Time-Life’s definitive The Six Million Dollar Man DVD collection), and bionic guru Joe Burns, webmaster of The Six 1973.

Do we really need to recap this episode? Hell no. It’s a classic slice of 1970s TV sci-fi cheesy goodness, most of it presented in slow motion. What’s to know? What’s not to love? Let’s just get on with it, all right?

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As always, many thanks to John and Paul for inviting me back to the podcast. They’re always fun to do. Here’s hoping I can get back there again, one of these days.

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“The Secret of Bigfoot, Part 1” on Cyborgs: A Bionic Podcast!

Holy cow! How long’s it been since I got to do one of these?

We’re here, folks. This is it! The one episode of The Six Million Dollar Man that everybody knows, even if they’ve never seen the show. Some argue that this is where the series “jumped the shark,” but what those people say is unimportant, and we do not hear their words! What are we talking about?

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Yesssssssssssssssssssss.

Hosts John S. Drew and Paul K. Bisson bring us yet another scintillating edition of Cyborgs: A Bionic Podcast, continuing their bi-weekly retrospective of The Six Million Dollar Man‘s third season. This installment was just too big to be shouldered by them and a single guest host, so this time John and Paul bring in three–count ’em, three–guests to fill up steve-bigfootthe roundtable. Along with my nerdy self, we’ve got bionic gurus Joe Burns (webmaster of The Six 1973) and Matt Hankinson (chief creative consultant for Time-Life’s definitive The Six Million Dollar Man DVD collection) on hand as we all discuss the first half of the classic two-part episode, “The Secret of Bigfoot.”

Does this story even need an introduction? Hell no. Steve Austin fights Bigfoot, and finds aliens living in the California mountains. What more do you need? Let’s just get on with it, amirite?

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Thanks as always to Paul and John for inviting me back to play. These podcasts are always a gas to do, and you know Part 2 has to be coming soon, right? We actually recorded both parts as one show, and even with Paul’s editing the first part still comes in over 1 hour and 45 minutes. That’s a lot of bionic babbling, right there, y’all. Stay tuned for news about the second part of “The Secret of Bigfoot!”

“Hocus-Pocus” on Cyborgs: A Bionic Podcast!

Just when you thought you’d forgotten all about it, along comes an brand-spankin’ new episode of the 2014 Parsec Award-winning Cyborgs: A Bionic Podcast!

Hosts John S. Drew and Paul K. Bisson return! That’s right, they’re marching on with their continuing retrospective of The Six Million Dollar Man and The Bionic Woman television series. Now that they’ve reached a point in the shows’ history where they were running side by side during their original broadcast run, episodes of the podcast will alternate between the two series. This time around, they’re back to their review of TSMDM’s third season, and for this latest installment they’re joined by the man behind the Cavalcade of Awesome, Paxton Holley, as they take a fresh look at the season’s fifteenth episode, “Hocus-Pocus.”

From Paul’s write-up:

“Robbie Lee (Big Bad Mama, Rainbow Brite, The Get Along Gang) reprises her role as Audrey Moss, last seen in “The E.S.P. Spy” and returns to help Steve Austin go undercover as a magician in order to retrieve a stolen Navy code book. Other guest stars include, Jack Colvin (The Incredible Hulk) and Pernell Roberts (Bonanza, Trapper John, MD). John’s favorite bionic actor, William T. Zacha, also makes an appearance. “Good eats.”

That’s right, Jack Colvin would later star alongside Bill Bixby and Lou Ferrigno in The Incredible Hulk, as Jack McGee, the investigative reporter from the National Register who pursues every lead and eyewitness account he can find in order to prove to the world that the Hulk exists.

Tune in to see what John, Paul, and Paxton thought of the episode: Cyborgs: A Bionic Podcast – “Hocus Pocus”

And though there will be an episode dedicated to the next episode of The Bionic Woman before we get there, you know what’s coming up next, right? Yes, it’s the awesome adventure that was the podcast deconstructing “The Secret of Bigfoot.” The recording session was as epic as the episode itself, and man…did we have fun. Stay tuned!

“Welcome Home, Jaime, Parts I and II” on Cyborgs: A Bionic Podcast!

It’s spin-off time over on Cyborgs: A Bionic Podcast!

Hosts John S. Drew and Paul K. Bisson are back with their 2014 Parsec Award-winning podcast. Up to this point, they’ve rolled out an episode-by-episode retrospective of The Six Million Dollar Man television series, and as long time bionic fans know, it was at the midpoint of the show’s third season that Jaime Sommers, a character introduced during the second year and brought back for the new season’s premier episodes, got her own show, and thus began The Bionic Woman.

From this point forward, the podcast will alternate between episodes of both series, and they kick off things with two installments, one devoted to each half of the series premiere’s 2-part episode, “Welcome Home, Jaime.” Doubling up in the guest chair for the inaugural festivities are two top-shelf Bionic Woman fans: Betsy Dodd, aka “the Bionic Blonde,” and James Sherrard of The Bionic Woman Files.

So, what are they talking about? From John’s write-up:

“Jaime Sommers is back! And this time she’s coming home to rebuild her life. After a sky-diving accident dropped her into a futuristic world of bionics, and then a brain hemorrhage left her dead, she was brought back to life through a revolutionary cryogenic procedure. But her memory was gone and with it her love for Steve Austin, the The Six Million Dollar Man. But now, after one final operation, who will she wake up to be? What kind of life will she have? And will Steve be a part of it?

Tune in to see what John, Paul, Betsy and James thought of this historic 2-part episode:

Cyborgs: A Bionic Podcast – “Welcome Home, Jaime” Part I and Part II

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On a related note, I sat down with John and Paul just last night, along with bionic gurus Matt Hankinson and Joe Burns for an epic installment of podcast recording as we did both parts of “The Secret of Bigfoot.” I think we clocked in at somewhere around four hours total talking time that felt more like two, and I have no idea how Paul’s going to edit that down into something manageable. Good luck, bro!

“The Winning Smile” on Cyborgs: A Bionic Podcast!

It’s the new year’s first episode of the 2014 Parsec Award-winning Cyborgs: A Bionic Podcast!

Hosts John S. Drew and Paul K. Bisson are back, continuing with their more or less bi-weekly retrospective of The Six Million Dollar Man television series. Their review of the show’s third season marches on, and for this latest installment they’re joined by bionic guru and The Six 1973 webmaster Joe Burns as they revisit the season’s fourteenth episode, “The Winning Smile.”

From John’s write-up:

“The “Darling Effect” is in full effect as Jennifer Darling returns to guest star in a new adventure. Callahan has been accused of giving OSI secrets to enemy agents, placing a noted scientist in danger. Is Callahan a spy or a pawn in a bigger game? What ever else you can say, at least you know she has “The Winning Smile.”

Tune in to see what John, Paul, and Joe thought of the episode: Cyborgs: A Bionic Podcast – “The Winning Smile”

And speaking of bionic podcast action, a check of my calendar tells me that I’m due to join the guys along with a special roundtable of guest hosts for what is sure to be a discussion spectacular as we dig into “The Secret of Bigfoot.” The recording session is coming up in a couple of weeks, and the show likely will be released over the summer if the current schedule holds. *THAT* is going to be a hell of a lot of fun.

“Clark Templeton O’Flaherty” on Cyborgs: A Bionic Podcast!

Hey! What do you know? It’s time for some more of that sweet bionic action!

That’s right, it’s yet another freshly-squeezed episode of the 2014 Parsec Award-winning Cyborgs: A Bionic Podcast. Hosts John S. Drew and Paul K. Bisson are running in slow motion yet again, forging ahead with their more or less bi-weekly review of The Six Million Dollar Man television series. Their look back at the show’s third season marches on, and for this latest installment they’re joined by bionic guru and The Six 1973 webmaster Joe Burns as they revisit the season’s thirteenth episode, “Clark Templeton O’Flaherty.”

From John’s write-up:

“There’s a spy within the walls of the O.S.I. stealing top secret material meant for shredding. How is the data getting out? Steve is put on the case to find the culprit and his first suspect is the janitor, Clark Templeton O’Flaherty. If this is true, who’s going to play handball with Steve now? Louis Gosset, Jr. guests stars in this unusual episode.”

That’s right. Before An Officer and A Gentleman, before Iron Eagle, before Firewalker, Lou Gosset, Jr. was Oscar Goldman’s janitor. How ’bout dem apples?

Tune in to see what John, Paul, and Joe thought of the episode: Cyborgs: A Bionic Podcast – “Clark Templeton O’Flaherty”

“Divided Loyalty” on Cyborgs: A Bionic Podcast!

Wow. That was fast.

It’s been but a week since the last episode of the 2014 Parsec Award-winning Cyborgs: A Bionic Podcast was released. Why do I mention that? Because that episode included me as a guest host, and I wouldn’t be carrying out my sworn shameless self-promotion/whoring duties if I passed up a chance to mention it.

Anyway….

Hosts John S. Drew and Paul K. Bisson are back in the bionic saddle, continuing their more or less bi-weekly review of The Six Million Dollar Man television series. Their look back at the show’s third season continues, and for this latest installment they’re joined by the host of Geek Radio Daily, Billy Flynn, as they revisit the season’s twelfth episode, “Divided Loyalty.”

From John’s write-up:

Steve is sent to bring back an American defector who wants to return to the United States in order to give his son a better life. But his son has lived most of his life behind the Iron Curtain and likes where he is. Steve must have the two see that they need each other, even when the father loses his eyesight.”

Tune in to see what John, Paul, and Billy thought of the episode: Cyborgs: A Bionic Podcast – “Divided Loyalty”

“The White Lightning War” on Cyborgs: A Bionic Podcast!

They have the technology, baby, and they’ve made the world’s first bionic podcast!

Yep, the 2014 Parsec Award-winning Cyborgs: A Bionic Podcast is back! Hosts John S. Drew and Paul K. Bisson are on hand once again with their ongoing retrospective of The Six Million Dollar Man. Their review of the show’s third season continues, and for this latest outing, they’re joined by ME! That’s right, I’m the one in the third chair as John and Paul revisit the season’s eleventh episode, “The White Lightning War.”

From John’s write-up:

“Steve takes on moonshiners and even more facial hair in order to uncover a corrupt government official.”

Can you tell they pay John by the word for these recaps?

I call Steve’s undercover look for this episode “the Bo-stevus.”

Tune in to see what John, Paul, and I thought of the episode: Cyborgs: A Bionic Podcast – “The White Lightning War”

“The Blue Flash” on Cyborgs: A Bionic Podcast!

They can’t hold it! It’s breaking up! The podcast is breaking up!

That’s right! The 2014 Parsec Award-winning Cyborgs: A Bionic Podcast is back! Hosts John S. Drew and Paul K. Bisson continue their trek down Memory Lane at sixty miles per hour as they revisit The Six Million Dollar Man. Their review of the show’s third season keeps marching on, and for this installment, they’re joined by the host of Geek Radio Daily, Billy Flynn, as they take on the season’s tenth episode, “The Blue Flash.”

From John’s write-up:

“Steve goes undercover as a longshoreman to help a fellow O.S.I. agent recover stolen microchips. He’s equipped with a new sensor device that will cause a “blue flash” in his bionic eye when he passes his hand over the microchips. The death of his partner only makes Steve more determined to get the stolen goods recovered and the culprits caught. A wrinkle in all this though is the woman who runs the boarding house he stays at and her son, Ernie (Rodney Allen Rippy). She has been captured by the smugglers and her life is in danger. Can Steve rescue her and fix Ernie’s bike in time?”

Tune in to see what John, Paul, and Billy thought of the episode: Cyborgs: A Bionic Podcast – “The Blue Flash”

“The Bionic Criminal” on Cyborgs: A Bionic Podcast!

It looks like the 2014 Parsec Award-winning Cyborgs: A Bionic Podcast is back in a regular groove kind of thing! Hosts John S. Drew and Paul K. Bisson are full speed ahead with their revisiting of The Six Million Dollar Man. Their review of the show’s third season continues, and for this latest installment, they’re joined by bionic guru Matt Hankinson as they take a new gander at the season’s ninth episode, “The Bionic Criminal.”

From John’s write-up:

“Oscar authorizes the reactivation of Barney Hiller (Miller) as an experiment to see if it is possible to activate and reactivate bionic units when needed. Steve objects, but it is too late.

For Barney, it’s an opportunity to get back on the race track as he’s lost his edge ever since his accident. When this doesn’t work, Barney lashes out in frustration at his potential sponsor nearly killing him. Barney is unaware that the man survived and is blackmailed by a former OSI scientist to commit crimes.

Can Steve find Barney without doing an “I told you so” dance for Oscar and Rudy? What’s the deal with the name change? And what’s the deal with Rudy?”

This episode marks the return of “The Seven Million Dollar Man” himself, Barney Hiller, who was introduced during the second season. Originally, the character was named “Barney Miller,” but the name was changed when ABC launched what ended up being one of the all-time classic sitcoms, Barney Miller.

Monte Markham, who plays Barney, was one of the actors considered for the part of Steve Austin before Lee Majors won the role, and rumor has it that Martin Caidin, author of the original Cyborg novel on which the series is based, actually preferred Markham over Majors.

Tune in to see what John, Paul, and Matt thought of the episode: Cyborgs: A Bionic Podcast – “The Bionic Criminal”