Cyborgs: A Bionic Podcast



Lifelong Bionic fans John S. Drew and Paul K. Bisson take an in-depth look at the Six Million Dollar Man and the Bionic Woman. It's a fun, lively, and informative discussion with fellow fans, including the web masters behind popular Bionic fan sites and blogs, contributors and consultants of officially licensed Bionic merchandise, notable names in Geekdom, and authors of fantastic literature.But the fun doesn't stop at episode reviews. John and Paul also interview the folks involved in bringing these science fiction classics to the screen, from actors to writers to producers. They also talk to the people who are keeping the Bionic Universe alive with new officially licensed creations, from comics to toys.Come join in the fun! You can find Cyborgs: A Bionic Podcast at


  • A Thing of the Past

    A Thing of the Past

    01/12/2019 Duration: 01h28min

    Cyborgs returns with an ALL-NEW episode review! Host, Paul K. Bisson invites longtime Bionic fan, Rod De Luca, Jr. back to the podcast to take a swing at the fourth episode of the Bionic Woman: "A Thing of the Past." Originally broadcast on February 18, 1976, and guest-starring the legendary Donald O'Connor ("Singing in the Rain") as an Ojai school bus driver with a mysterious past. BONUS: James Sherrard of The Bionic Woman Files fan site stops by to "Declassify" some cool "behind-the-scenes" information about the episode! Listen NOW!

  • Alan J. Levi: Case File 08

    Alan J. Levi: Case File 08

    30/11/2018 Duration: 01h30min

    Cyborgs: A Bionic Podcast returns with ALL-NEW episodes — starting with our Case File interview with veteran TV director Alan J. Levi (The Invisible Man, Battlestar Galactica, The Incredible Hulk, Airwolf, Magnum P.I., Quantum Leap, Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman, ER, JAG, NCIS, Buffy the Vampire Slayer). Paul K. Bisson talks with Alan about his life, career, and directing some of most memorable episodes of THE BIONIC WOMAN — including Angel of Mercy, The Deadly Missiles, Mirror Image, Road to Nashville, Sister Jaime, Biofeedback, Deadly Ringer, Beyond the Call, The Night Demon, Once a Thief, African Connection, and Escape to Love.

  • Critical Assignment 09: Van Jensen  Ron Salas - Fall of Man

    Critical Assignment 09: Van Jensen & Ron Salas - Fall of Man

    14/07/2016 Duration: 27min

    The latest Six Million Dollar Man adventure has arrived from Dynamite Comics! Paul talks with writer Van Jensen and artist Ron Salas to get the drop on "Fall of Man." We've also got some cool preview pages on our website:

  • Love Song for Tanya

    Love Song for Tanya

    10/07/2016 Duration: 01h14min

    When a Russian acrobatic troup visits the United States on a goodwill tour, Steve Austin is assigned to escort its star gymnast, Tanya Breski around Washington. On the agenda: burgers, shakes, pinball, and puppy love. Oh, and he must keep her from being assasinated, too! Joining John and Paul to discuss the episode is award-winning editor and writer, Glenn Greenberg! We also share some behind-the-scenes tidbits from Herbie J. Pilato's Bionic Book and welcome the Bionic Blonde to share her thoughts on Lindsay Wagner's cameo appearance as Jaime Sommers. It's all just an old-fashioned "Love Song for Tanya" on Cyborgs: A Bionic Podcast!

  • The Golden Pharaoh

    The Golden Pharaoh

    16/05/2016 Duration: 01h12min

    The Doctor of the Dead himself, Dr. Arnold T. Blumberg joins us to discuss Farrah Fawcett's third appearance on The Six Million Dollar Man as the very unlikable Trish Hollander in the season three episode, "The Golden Pharaoh."

  • The Secret of Bigfoot Part II

    The Secret of Bigfoot Part II

    18/01/2016 Duration: 01h11min

    Round 2 for the Six Million Dollar Man and Bionic Bigfoot as California faces a devastating earthquake! John and Paul welcome back guests Dayton Ward, Joe Burns, and Matt Hankinson to discuss, "The Secret of Bigfoot, Part II."

  • The Secret of Bigfoot (Part I)

    The Secret of Bigfoot (Part I)

    04/10/2015 Duration: 01h46min

    There's only one thing in the mountains that leaves a track like this. The creature of legend that roams the Timberline. My people named him Sasquatch. You call him... Bigfoot. This big episode requires a big guest list. Joining John and Paul to review part one of, "The Secret of Bigfoot," is science fiction / Star Trek author Dayton Ward; webmaster of, Joe Burns; and Chief Creative Consultant for the Time-Life Six Million Dollar Man Complete DVD Collection, Matt Hankinson. With special commentary by webmaster of, James Sherrard. This is BIG!

  • Angel of Mercy

    Angel of Mercy

    10/08/2015 Duration: 01h39min

    The Bionic Woman's first OSI mission is to infiltrate a foreign country during a deadly civil war to rescue a 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 Julie Hoverson. Julie Hoverson has made a specialty of having no specialty.  She has dabbled extensively in costuming, role-playing, LARPing, art, beadwork, acting, and writing in such disparate genres as horror, noir, fantasy, urban fantasy, dark social commentary (and whatever else occurs to her).  She has spent the last five years writing, producing, and acting in the award-winning podcast audio drama anthology series, 19 Nocturne Boulevard, and is currently recording audiobooks professionally.

  • Richard Anderson: Case File 07

    Richard Anderson: Case File 07

    06/07/2015 Duration: 01h02min

    Code: Snow White! Richard Anderson shares his story; how he became an actor, the film that redefined his Hollywood status, his favorite movie and TV roles, and the character that would endear him to a generation.

  • Case File 06: Bob McCullough

    Case File 06: Bob McCullough

    27/06/2015 Duration: 01h49min

    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

  • Bionic Bytes: Tom Schanley

    Bionic Bytes: Tom Schanley

    19/06/2015 Duration: 04min

    "The Six MIllion Dollar Man was my favorite show." -- Tom Schanley during our Case File interview. Here are more highlights with the actor who played Michael Austin - Steve Austin's son in the 1987 reunion movie, The Return of the Six Million Dollar Man and the Bionic Woman. Listen to the full podcast review here: DIRECT MP3 LINK: READ OUR SHOW NOTES:!case-file-05---tom-schanley/cs0o iTUNES: STITCHER: TOM SCHANLEY OFFICIAL WEBSITE: TOM SCHANLEY FACEBOOK: TOM SCHANLEY TWITTER:

  • Bionic Bytes: Dayton Ward on Steve Austins Running Stride

    Bionic Bytes: Dayton Ward on Steve Austin's Running Stride

    08/06/2015 Duration: 02min

    "Lee Majors has the most manly running stride in the history of running men." -- Dayton Ward during our podcast review of the five Bionic limb-rated episode, "Population: Zero" from The Six Million Dollar Man. PLAY BIONIC BYTE: Listen to the full podcast review here: FULL SHOW DIRECT MP3 LINK: READ SHOW NOTES:!population-zero/cxo7 iTUNES: STITCHER: DAYTON WARD'S BLOG:

  • Bionic Bytes: Robbie Rist on Big John Little John

    Bionic Bytes: Robbie Rist on "Big John Little John"

    06/06/2015 Duration: 02min

    Bionic Bytes are short clips from the regular Cyborgs podcast. In this clip, Robbie Rist talks about his Saturday Morning TV show, "BIg John, Little John," in which he played "Little John, the 12 year-old version of Herb Edelman's "Big John." You can listen to the full Case File interview in which John and Paul discuss Rist's career at length. Website:!case-file-04---robbie-rist/c1wx iTunes: Stitcher:

  • Hocus-Pocus


    25/05/2015 Duration: 01h25min

    Robbie Lee (Big Bad Mama, Rainbow Brite, The Get Along Gang) reprises her role asAudrey 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."   Paxton Holley (of the Cavalcade of Awesome and the Nerd Lunch Podcast) helps us review this very magical episode of The Six Million Dollar Man. Robbie Lee was gracious enough to record our lead-in bumper. And we also offer a sneak-peek at our Case File interview with writer Bob McCullough ("In This Corner, Jaime Sommers," "Jaime and the King")  who recalls how he wrote the original story treatment for "Hocus-Pocus" but never got credit!   Additional music provided by Robin Spanell.

  • Welcome Home, Jaime Part 2

    Welcome Home, Jaime Part 2

    20/02/2015 Duration: 01h42min

    "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

  • Welcome Home, Jaime (Part 1)

    Welcome Home, Jaime (Part 1)

    05/02/2015 Duration: 02h10min

    Jaime Sommers is back! And this time she's comig home to rebuild her life. After a sky-diving accident dropped her into a futuristic world of Bionics, and then a brain hemmorage 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 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: first is James Sherrard, webmaster of The Bionic Woman Files and Betsy Dodd, webmaster of Bionic Blonde. If you love Jaime Sommers, this is 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 o

  • The Winning Smile

    The Winning Smile

    21/01/2015 Duration: 01h35min

      The "Darling Effect" is in full effect as Jennifer Darling returns to guest star in a new adventure.  Callahan has been accused of given OSI secrets to enemy agents, placing a noted scientist in danger.  Is Callahan a spy or a a pawn in a bigger game?  What ever else you can say, at least you know she has "The Winning Smile".  Joining John and Paul to discuss this winning episode is's webmaster, Joe Burns and Six Million Dollar Man Time Life DVD Collection chief consultant Matt Hankinson.   Purchase the season three Universal DVD release of The Six Million Dollar Man. In doing so, you help support the podcast.    RATINGS: 5 BIONIC LIMBS

  • Critical Assignment 08: The Bionic Woman Preview

    Critical Assignment 08: The Bionic Woman Preview

    04/01/2015 Duration: 01h09min

    (RIGHT CLICK THE IMAGE TO SAVE THIS EPISODE TO YOUR COMPUTER) John returns with another Critical Assignment as he is joined by Jim Sherrard, Betsy Dodd (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. James Sherrard is a first generation fan of The Six Million Dollar Man and The Bionic Woman. A collector of all things Bionic as a child, his interest in the shows was reignited when the first Bionic reunion movie was produced in 1987. The following year he met stars Lindsay Wagner and Richard Anderson for the first time through Lindsay Wagner’s Official Fan Club. In 1998, James reworked the Bionic Woman episode guide

  • Critical Assignment 07: Another Bionic Christmas Carol

    Critical Assignment 07: Another Bionic Christmas Carol

    24/12/2014 Duration: 27min

    (RIGHT CLICK THE IMAGE TO SAVE THIS EPISODE TO YOUR COMPUTER) Paul is away on a critical mission and John is left behind at the OSI building.  Since security is so lax there, John was able to access Oscar's files and he discovered some interesting information.   First, he presents another Christmas adventure that Steve was engaged in with Santa Claus.   Next, he plays some music that was inspired by The Six Million Dollar Man.   Finally, he tells the story of how Jaime and Steve once met Santa Claus in his take of "Twas the Night Before Christmas".   It's a holiday themed Critical Assignment and we hope you and yours have a happy holiday.     Comment on this episode here or by writing    

  • Clark Templeton OFlaherty

    Clark Templeton O'Flaherty

    01/12/2014 Duration: 01h21min

    There's a spy within 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 and joining John and Paul to figure out if they like it or not is's webmaster, Joe Burns.   Purchase the season three Universal DVD release of The Six Million Dollar Man. In doing so, you help support the podcast.   Bionic Wiki Entry The Six Million Dollar Blog Review (coming soon) RATINGS: 3 BIONIC LIMBS

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