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Video: The Webmasters Bionic Toy Collection Circa 1992

STICKY: I get a lot of requests for this video, so I've made it sticky at the top of the front page to make it easy to access. All up-to-date news can be found below this post.

This is a video I made back around 1992 of my bionic collection at the time. The tape was meant for a fellow collector in another state named Mike, and the narration is directed at him. It runs about 15 mins and may prove terribly boring to watch, but I have fond memories of putting this collection together and making the video. It's a bit dark and beware a couple instances of salty language.

G.I. Joe vs. the Six Million Dollar Man #1 Covers

And here we go again. Fingers crossed...


Comic Soon: The Six Million Dollar Man Meets G.I. Joe

It's being reported that a new comic book series that teams up Steve Austin with the G.I. Joe crew is coming in January from Dynamite Comics and IDW. I hope it's good, but my hopes are not high. Click below for more from Bleeding Cool.

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Some Bionic Miscellany

Here we have some miscellaneous Bionic Paper I had laying around and thought it might be interesting to scan in and post here.

Simply put, we have a BW postcard, a SMDM sticker, and the most interesting item of the bunch, a Lindsay Wagner autographed card. The card was a reply sent from Lindsay Wagner to fans who wrote fan mail to her. I know this because back in the '70's I got one of these in the mail a few months after sending her a letter. Ah, memories.

Dynamite's Retry of The Six Million Dollar Man Comic Books

Okay, nobody asked for my reviews of the new Six Million Dollar Man comic books from Dynamite so I'll keep it short and sweet:

They're shit terrible.


Dynamite Trys Again With Another Six Million Dollar Man Comic Book

After a few years hiatus, Dynamite looks to be getting back into the Six Million Dollar Man Comic Book business with a new series set in the 70's. We'll see how long this one lasts...

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OSI Files Podcast "Doomsday, and Counting" with Jane Merrow

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Steve tries to help his Russian cosmonaut friend, Vasily (Gary Collins), when an earthquake disrupts a remote Russian base. Vasily's fiance is trapped beneath the surface and only the power of a bionic man can save her.

John is joined in the first episode of this new podcast series by fans Eric Cone and Davis Lawson to discuss the episode. In addition, John's guest is actor Jane Merrow who played Irena, the fiance of Vasily. They discuss the episode as well as the state of television production today compared to how it was back in 1974.

In addition, John offers a little historical and pop culture perspective of the day this episode aired.

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Cyborgs - A Bionic Podcast: Case Files 07 - Richard Anderson

CODE NAME SNOW WHITE: "Goldie" himself - Richard Anderson - joins the podcast to share his story of becoming an actor, the film that redefined his Hollywood status, and the role that would forever endear him to a generation. So ditch your socks and grab some sun - it's time to get the flock out of here.

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Cyborgs - A Bionic Podcast: Case Files 06 - Bob McCullough

We open the CYBORGS Case File on BOB McCULLOUGH. Bob has worked as a writer, producer, and director on some of the most popular TV shows throughout the 80s and 90s, including FALCON CREST, BJ AND THE BEAR, STAR TREK THE NEXT GENERATION, and ZORRO. His first real writing credit was for the episode, “In This Corner Jaime Sommers” on THE BIONIC WOMAN (he also wrote, “Jaime and the King”).

But it was his story for the season three SIX MILLION DOLLAR MAN episode, “Hocus-Pocus” that earned him entry into the Writer's union. But he had to fight for it. And you WON’T see his name in the episode's credits. We’ll find out why. We’ll also take an in-depth look at how Bob broke into show business - a great story in its own right. In fact, we’re going to go all the way back to Bob’s Hollywood roots, from hanging out at ritzy nightclubs as a child, to rubbing shoulders with Hollywood royalty at his mom’s bath and closet store, to crashing THE DATING GAME and becoming an NBC PAGE for LAUGH-IN, THE DEAN MARTIN SHOW, and the TONIGHT SHOW WITH JOHNNY CARSON.

This is an extra long edition of Case File because it not only spotlights a SMDM/BW writer, BUT ALSO serves as great first-hand advice for breaking into Hollywood.

“It’s really an open door in Hollywood if you have what they need. And what they need is smart people who are prepared and who are willing to work hard. If you have those things going for you, there’s no reason you can’t succeed. But if you’re sitting around waiting for them to call you, guess what - they’re busy. Tenacity, persistence, and don’t be afraid to do something a little outside the box.” — Bob McCullough.

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Cyborgs - A Bionic Podcast "Angel of Mercy" with Guest Babe Julie Hoverson

The Bionic Woman's first OSI mission is to infiltrate a foreign country during a deadly civil war and rescue the missing American ambassador. But first she'll have to resolve her own civil war with Jack Starkey - her mission partner - played by Andy Griffith. Joining John and Paul to discuss the episode is audio drama producer, Julie Hoverson.

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Bionic Reunion at the Hollywood Show Aug 1st & 2nd.

Lindsay Wagner, Richard Anderson (on Saturday only), and Alan Oppenheimer will be appearing on August 1st and 2nd at the Hollywood Show in Los Angeles.

Don't miss this opportunity to see all 3 in an intimate setting. I've met both Lindsay and Richard at this show before and it's a great opportunity to talk to them one on one.

Also appearing are the following Bionic Alumni:

  • France Nuyen - "The Coward"
  • Gary Lockwood - "Steve Austin, Fugitive", "Eyewitness to Murder", "The Return of the Six Million Dollar Man and the Bionic Woman"
  • Martin Landau - "The Return of the Six Million Dollar Man and the Bionic Woman"
  • Sharon Farrell - "Stranger in Broken Fork"
  • William Shatner - "Burning Bright"
  • Barbara Luna - "Vulture of the Andes"

It all takes place at:

The Westin Los Angeles Airport Hotel

5400 West Century Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90045, USA

Check out their website for more information and room availability

Cyborgs - A Bionic Podcast "Hocus Pocus" with Guest Pal Paxton Holley

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."

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Cyborgs - A Bionic Podcast: "Welcome Home, Jaime Part 2" with Guest Pal James Sherrard and Guest Babe Betsy Dodd

"Lady Killer," Carlton Harris is back! But this time Jaime Sommers is ready for him! Devising a plan to expose his evil deeds once and for all, she must pretend to be his loyal ally, even if it means going deep undercover and severing her OSI lifeline. It's the Bionic Woman's first solo mission in "Welcome Home, Jaime Part II." Hosts John S. Drew and Paul K. Bisson welcome back Betsy Dodd of and James Sherrard of The Bionic Woman Files.

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Cyborgs - A Bionic Podcast: "Welcome Home, Jaime Part 1" with Guest Pal James Sherrard and Guest Babe Betsy Dodd

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?

Lifelong Bionic fans, John S. Drew and Paul K. Bisson open the Top Secret file on the Bionic Woman's debut episode, "Welcome Home, Jaime." Joining them for for this special extended podcast (over two hours!) are two powerhouses in Bionic Woman fandom: James Sherrard, webmaster of The Bionic Woman Files and Betsy Dodd, webmaster of Bionic Blonde. If you love Jaime Sommers, this is the duo to listen to.

As always, we've got lots to share as we explore this episode. Trivia, behind-the-scenes information, fashion breakdowns, and our ever popular rating system of 1 to 5 Bionic limbs. We've even got singing! So grab a phone book and some tuna salad, things are about to get wild. Thanks to the amazing Lindsay Wagner for giving us a great send-off at the top of the show!

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Cyborgs Podcast: Critical Assignment - The Bionic Woman Preview

John returns with another Critical Assignment as he is joined by Jim Sherrard, The Bionic Blonde, and Rod De Luca to give our listeners a little preview of The Bionic Woman before John and Paul review the series. What should the two consider when it comes to reviewing this show? What episodes, besides the iconic ones, should the two look out for in terms of good or bad? What memories are there when it comes to this series? It's a little primer to get us all excited for the next phase of Cyborgs: A Bionic Podcast.

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