SIX MILLION DEGREES OF STAR TREK SEPARATION
John firmly believes that The Six Million Dollar Man and The Bionic Woman are simply bridge shows between the original Star Trek series and Star Trek: The Next Generation. Shake an episode of either series and a Star Trek actor, writer, director, or producer falls out. Lee Majors is so close to Patrick Stewart he can touch his nose. Don't believe it? Here's the roll call of such notable people who have connections to both shows. This list will be updated as we move through the series on Cyborgs: A Bionic Podcast.
SMDM: various episodes as Rudy Wells
TNG: "Rightful Heir"
DS9: "The Jem'Hedar"
SMDM: writer, "The Rescue of Athena One", "Straight on Til Morning"
Star Trek: writer various episodes of Classic, TNG, and DS9
SMDM: "Operation: Firefly"
BW: "Motorcycle Boogie," "The Dejon Caper"
Star Trek: "Wink of an Eye"
SMDM: "Eyewitness to Murder," "Steve Austin, Fugitive"
BW: "The Night Demon"
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Star Trek: "Where No Man Has Gone Before"
SMDM: "The Coward"
Star Trek: as Hikaru Sulu in the original series, the animated series, and six movies.
SMDM: executive producer, seasons 1-4
BW: executive producer, seasons 1-2
producer of Star Trek II-VI
SMDM: "The Solid Gold Kidnapping"
BW: "Which One is Jaime?"
Star Trek III: The Search for Spock
SMDM: "Operation: Firefly," "Lost Love"
BW: "Jamie and the King"
Star Trek: "The Gamesters of Triskelion"
DS9: "The House of Quark", "Improbable Cause", "Looking for par'Mach in All the Wrong Places"
Enterprise: "Broken Bow"
SMDM: writer "The Last Kamikaze," "The Wolf Boy," "The Most Dangerous Enemy," "To Catch an Eagle"
Star Trek: writer "The Tholian Web"
SMDM: "Day of the Robot" (uncredited), "The Midas Touch" (uncredited), "Walk a Deadly Wing"
Star Trek: various episodes in the three year run, uncredited
SMDM: writer "Taneha"
BW: writer "The Pyramid"
Star Trek: writer "The Gamesters of Triskelion," "The Cloundminders," "The Paradise Syndrome"
TAS: writer "The Ambigris Element," "The Lorelei Signal"