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.
00:00:00 SHOW OPEN
00:01:15 Paul introduces Alan
00:04:25 Alan's beginnings
00:06:00 "Good News" / "Keep Your Spirits High"
00:10:20 Dick Powell / Seven Week Education / Dumbest Answer
00:15:35 June Allyson / Dick’s Death / Interesting Chain of Events
00:18:00 Stubborn / Richard Powell, Jr. / “I Have A Story to Tell You”
00:19:20 BREAK / Kenneth Johnson Bumper / Forgotten TV Promo
00:20:20 Heeding Dick’s — and Dad’s — Advice / Engineering First / Full Scholarship
00:23:10 Back to Saint Louis / Building a Car From Scratch / 2000 Hours of Live TV
00:25:15 “National Velvet” & “Father of the Bride” / Inventing VidiFilm / NASA
00:32:00 Leslie Stevens / Harve Bennett / “The Invisible Man” / “Gemini Man”
00:35:30 BREAK / Robbie Rist Bumper / Bionic Woman on DVD Promo
00:36:35 Six Million Dollar Man & Bionic Woman / Steve vs. Jaime
00:39:45 Let’s Talk About the Bionic Woman / “Angel of Mercy” / Working with Lindsay Wagner / Holy Trio with Kenny Johnson, and James D. Parriot / Bringing in Enzo A. Martinelli
00:44:25 “The Deadly Missiles” / Lindsay’s Aches and Pains / Forrest Tucker: “I drink all day long.”
00:46:50 “Mirror Image,” “Deadly Ringer” / Screaming at Lindsay
00:51:35 “Road to Nashville” / No Lip-sync — Lindsay Sings Live
00:54:25 “Sister Jaime” / Out of Habit — Alan’s Faux Pas / “Flock Out of Here”
00:56:30 “Biofeedback” / Lindsay’s Transition / Lindsay’s Input
00:58:35 “Beyond the Call” / Lindsay’s Finesse / “The Night Demon” / Night Filming
01:01:20 “Once A Thief” / Crew Names / One of Alan’s Biggest Compliments / Style
01:05:20 “African Connection” / Inferior ‘Angel of Mercy’
01:07:35 “Escape to Love” / . . .
01:08:35 BREAK / Lee Majors Bumper / “Sharks” ABC Promo
01:09:10 “Sharks” (Six Million Dollar Man) / Lindsay’s Permission
01:11:15 “The Return of the Incredible Hulk” / Kenny Asks Alan to Direct
01:13:55 “Scruples” / Lindsay Gets Alan to Direct / Lindsay Goes to Bat
01:17:30 “The Last Song” / ‘Lynda Carter Is Terrific But Not My Best Work’
01:19:46 IMDb Roll-Call / “Bionic Showdown” / Sandra Bullock / The Kiss
01:24:55 IMDb Roll-Call Continues / Donald Bellsisario / “Quantum Leap”
01:25:30 The “J” in Alan J. Levi / “J-Gate”
01:27:00 Thank you, Alan J. Levi / SHOW OUTRO / Alan J. Levi Bumper
For more information about Alan J. Levi, visit his official website at alanjlevi.com.
Clips of Bionic Woman promos provided by James Sherrard. Watch them at his website, BionicWomanFiles.com. It's the longest-running fan site devoted to the Bionic Woman chock-full of Top Secret information about the show.
The “Escape to Love” cover music was performed by composer, Dimitri Dodoras.
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