New Bionic book Marks ‘Six Million Dollar Man’s’ 50th Anniversary

SIX MILLION DOLLAR MAN, Lee Majors, 1974-78
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TV’s classic wonder people of the 1970s are back and stronger than ever in this “Special Commemorative Edition” of The Bionic Book: The Six Million Dollar Man And The Bionic Woman Reconstructed.

To help celebrate the occasion, BearManor Media has published the “Special Commemorative Edition” of The Bionic Book: The Six Million Dollar Man And The Bionic Woman Reconstructed.

Bionic book cover Herbie J Pilato

Written by award-winning author Herbie J Pilato (Connery, Sean Connery, Retro Active Television, Twitch Upon a Star), the revitalized Bionic BOOK features revised and expanded material, including an all-new Introduction by Bionic episode writer Terrence McDonnell.

The Bionic Book is chock-full of rare commentary culled from Pilato’s exclusive interviews with Bionic stars Lee Majors (who played the half-man/half-machine marvel Col. Steve Austin), Lindsay Wagner (as former tennis-pro Jaime Sommers — Steve’s super female counterpart and one true love), series creator and iconic science fiction author Martin Caidin (whose Cyborg novel gave birth to The Six Million Dollar Man series), executive producer Harve Bennett (who would later rescue a once-flailing Star Trek film franchise), and producer/director Kenneth Johnson (who created The Bionic Woman, the character and the series, and who later brought Alien Nation and The Incredible Hulk to TV).

The cybernetic chronicle also features commentary and a Foreword by actor Richard Anderson, who played Oscar Goldman — Steve and Jaime’s stoic but understanding government agent supervisor — among countless others associated with both Bionic shows (from behind and in front of the scenes).

Midwest Book Review observed, “Pilato exposes the connection between science fiction author Martin Caidin and the two shows. He talks about the problems of finding the right actors to play the roles, the many directors and writers involved with both shows and there are episode guides for the series and three movies. The author also shows how modern science has used bionic parts to save many lives…For any fan of these series, this is a must-have book.”

Or as Robert J. Sawyer, Hugo Award-winning author of FlashForward, concluded, “Herbie J Pilato may not be bionic himself, but he’s definitely done a superhuman job!”

For more information about THE BIONIC BOOK, click here.


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