It's Halloween! What better time to launch our new Bionicfans Blog and kick it off with something tried and true? Tonight, pop culture nerds will binge-watch their favorite scary entertainment featuring psychos and serial-killers to space-invaders and blood-suckers — preferably while handing out candy to cute little ghosts and goblins.
Fans of the Six Million Dollar Man and Bionic Woman are no different! Sure, we'll devour the old standbys like Fembots (the "Kill Oscar" trilogy) and Bigfoot ("The Secret of Bigfoot") but there are other episodes that have tipped the sci-fi scale into the creepy zone. I've shared this list before, but here it is again complete with added "Treats" in the form of links to help keep the fun going!
So, grab your favorite gooey snack and hold on to your broomsticks as Steve Austin and Jaime Sommers encounter all manner of 1970s' macabre — from ghostly doppelgängers and mind-controlled zombies to night demons and poltergeists! We'll even throw in some Salem Witch Hysteria and VINCENT PRICE for good measure!
#7 “Out of Body” BW S3E19 March 4, 1978 — Teleplay by Steven E. de Souza (Die Hard, 48 Hrs. — not to mention "Death Probe," SMDM and "On the Run," BW). When Jaime's American Indian boyfriend becomes the victim of foul play, he reaches out from beyond to help her catch his attackers and stop the activation of a deadly weapon. Guest-starring Nehemiah Persoff, Charlie Hill, and Richard Lynch.
#5 "The Ghostly Teletype" SIX MILL S4E22 May 15, 1977 — In the last episode of season four, a top secret file vanishes on Steve's watch — leaving him as the prime suspect. But his attempt to clear his name leads to a strange encounter with a pair of paranormal twins and the mysterious Madame Marka.
#2 "Dead Ringer" SMDM S5E18 February 13, 1978 — After suffering a severe concussion, Steve begins to see visions of his ghostly doppelgänger. When nobody believes him, he enlists the aid of renowned parapsychologist Margaret Winslow, who draws a connection between the mysterious sightings and Steve's infamous NASA crash — where he was clinically dead for 52 seconds. Guest-starring Linda Dano.