Sunday, August 2, 2015

Battlestar Galactica actors...go BIONIC! :-)




Part of the fun of watching The Six Million Dollar Man (1973 - 78) and The Bionic Woman (1976 - 78) is seeing the vast number of actors from Battlestar Galactica (1978 - 79) and Galactica: 1980 (1980) appearing in various guest star roles. Appearing throughout both bionic series (including the reunion movies) are Battlestar Galactica stars Laurette Spang (Cassiopeia), Terry Carter (Colonel Tigh), Herbert Jefferson, Jr. (Lt. Boomer), John Colicos (Baltar), Anne Lockhart (Lt. Sheba), Jack Stauffer (Captain Bojay) and George Murdock (Dr. Salik).

Other familiar faces from the Battlestar Galactica universe who "go bionic" (often appearing in several episodes, playing different characters) include: Rick Springfield, Lew Ayres, Britt Ekland, Bruce Glover, Paul Fix, Christine Belford, Simon Scott, Lloyd Bochner, John deLancie, Christopher Stone, Denny Miller, James Olson, Arlene Martel, Robbie Rist, Lara Parker, Fred Holliday, Ron Kelly, Frank Marth, Curt Lowens, Rod Haase, Dana Elcar, Ina Balin, Ned Romero, John Hoyt, Ken Swofford, Curtis Credel, Dan Barton, Marj Dusay, William Bryant, John Quade, Carlene Watkins, Dan O'Herlihy, Red West, Peter Mark Richmond, Brock Peters, Nehemiah Persoff, Sheila DeWindt, Bob Minor, Paul Coufos, Ian Abercrombie, Richard Lynch and (possibly!) Evie the Chimp (who played Muffet the Daggit)!

This photo-essay features 46(!) photos of Battlestar Galactica actors who have "gone bionic"!  :-)

Battlestar Galactica's Colonel Tigh (Terry Carter)
with Richard Anderson
on The Six Million Dollar Man
("The Solid Gold Kidnapping")


Battlestar Galactica's Cassiopeia (Laurette Spang)
and Leda (Christine Belford) from "The Gun on Ice Planet Zero"
with Lee Majors on The Six Million Dollar Man
("Survival of the Fittest")

Battlestar Galactica's Lt. Boomer (Herbert Jefferson, Jr.)
with Lindsay Wagner on The Bionic Woman
("Mirror Image")

Battlestar Galactica's Dr. Salik (George Murdock)
with Lee Majors on The Six Million Dollar Man
("Run, Steve, Run")

Battlestar Galactica's Lt. Zac (Rick Springfield)
from "Saga of a Star World"
with Lee Majors on The Six Million Dollar Man
("Rollback")

Battlestar Galactica's President Adar (Lew Ayres)
 from "Saga of a Star World"
 with Lindsay Wagner on The Bionic Woman
("Doomsday is Tomorrow", part 1)

Battlestar Galactica's Captain Bojay (Jack Stauffer)
with Richard Anderson on The Bionic Woman
("Canyon of Death")


Galactica: 1980's Dr. Zee (Robbie Rist)
from "Galactica Discovers Earth"
with Lindsay Wagner on The Bionic Woman
("Angel of Mercy")

Battlestar Galactica's Siress Tinia (Ina Balin) from
"Baltar's Escape" and (possibly!) Evie the Chimp
with Lee Majors on The Six Million Dollar Man
("The Most Dangerous Enemy")


Battlestar Galactica's Dr. Ravashol (Dan O'Herlihy)
from "The Gun on Ice Planet Zero"
with Lindsay Wagner on The Bionic Woman
("African Connection")


Battlestar Galactica's Tenna (Britt Eklund)
from "The Gun on Ice Planet Zero"
with Lee Majors on The Six Million Dollar Man
("Wine, Women and War")

[Note: This episode was written by
Glen A. Larson, the creator of Battlestar Galactica.]

Battlestar Galactica's Ser 5-9 (Denny Miller)
from "The Gun on Ice Planet Zero"
 with Lee Majors on The Six Million Dollar Man
("Target in the Sky")


Battlestar Galactica's Thane (James Olson)
from "The Gun on Ice Planet Zero"
with Lindsay Wagner on The Bionic Woman
("Fembots in Las Vegas", part 1)

Battlestar Galactica's Commandant Leiter (Lloyd Bochner)
from "Greetings From Earth" and "Baltar's Escape"
with Richard Anderson and Lee Majors
on The Six Million Dollar Man

 ("Carnival of Spies")

Battlestar Galactica's Commandant Leiter (Lloyd Bochner)
from "Greetings From Earth" and "Baltar's Escape"
with Lindsay Wagner on The Bionic Woman

 ("Biofeedback")

Battlestar Galactica's Megan (Bruce Glover)
from "The Young Lords"
with Richard Anderson on The Six Million Dollar Man
("The Madonna Caper")

Battlestar Galactica's Wolfe from
"The Gun on Ice Planet Zero" and
Galactica: 1980's Commander Xavier
from "Galactica Discovers Earth"
(Richard Lynch)
with Lindsay Wagner on The Bionic Woman
("Out of Body")

Battlestar Galactica's Adultress-58 (Arlene Martel)
from "The Long Patrol"
with Lee Majors on The Six Million Dollar Man
("The Last of the Fourth of Julys")


Galactica: 1980's Major Stockwell (Christopher Stone)
from "Galactica Discovers Earth"
with Lindsay Wagner on The Bionic Woman
("Fly Jaime")

Galactica: 1980's Andromus, the humanoid Cylon (Roger Davis)
from "The Night the Cylons Landed"
with Lindsay Wagner on The Bionic Woman

 ("Welcome Home, Jaime", part 1)

Galactica: 1980's Colonel Briggs (Peter Mark Richman)
from "The Night the Cylons Landed"
with Lee Majors on The Six Million Dollar Man
("Date with Danger", part 2)


Galactica: 1980's Shirley Blore (Lara Parker)
from "The Night the Cylons Landed"
with Lee Majors on The Six Million Dollar Man
("The Deadly Replay")


Battlestar Galactica's Commander Kronus (Paul Fix)
from "Take the Celestra"
with Lee Majors on The Six Million Dollar Man
("Population: Zero")


Galactica: 1980's Mildred (Marj Dusay)
from "The Night the Cylons Landed"
with Richard Anderson on The Bionic Woman
("In This Corner, Jaime Sommers")


Galactica: 1980's Sheriff Ellsworth (John Quade)
from "The Super Scouts"
with Lindsay Wagner on The Bionic Woman
("The Night Demon")
Battlestar Galactica's Council Security Officer
Reese - a 'Blackshirt (Ron Kelly)
 from "Greetings From Earth"
and "Baltar's Escape" with Lindsay Wagner
on The Bionic Woman ("The DeJon Caper").
[NOTE: Ron Kelly plays a French police
officer in this episode - a non-speaking "extra"
 - and is uncredited onscreen.]

Battlestar Galactica's Chief Opposer,
 Sire Solon (Brock Peters)
from "Murder on the Rising Star"
with Lindsay Wagner and Jennifer Darling on
The Bionic Woman

 ("Which One is Jaime?")

Galactica: 1980's Mr. Brooks (Fred Holliday)
with Lee Majors on The Six Million Dollar Man
("The Song and Dance Spy")


(far left) Battlestar Galactica's
 Council Security Officer Reese
 - a 'Blackshirt' (Ron Kelly) 
from "Greetings From Earth" and "Baltar's Escape"
 with Richard Anderson and Lee Majors
on The Six Million Dollar Man

 ("Return of the Robot Maker")
[NOTE: Ron Kelly - plays an OSI agent in

this episode - a non-speaking "extra" -
 and is uncredited onscreen.]

Battlestar Galactica's (unnamed) Eastern Alliance Leader
(Nehemiah Persoff)
from "Experiment in Terra"
with Richard Anderson on The Six Million Dollar Man
("Death Probe", part 2)


Galactica: 1980's John Steadman (Dana Elcar)
from "Space Croppers"
with Richard Anderson on The Six Million Dollar Man
("Nightmare in the Sky")


Galactica: 1980's Hector Alonzo (Ned Romero)
from "Space Croppers"
with Lee Majors on The Six Million Dollar Man
("The Thunderbird Connection")


Battlestar Galactica's (unnamed) Eastern Alliance Leader (Nehemiah Persoff)
 from "Experiment in Terra"
 with Richard Anderson and Lindsay Wagner
 on The Bionic Woman ("Biofeedback")

Battlestar Galactica's General Maxwell (Ken Swofford)
from "Experiment in Terra"
with Lee Majors on The Six Million Dollar Man
("Fires of Hell")


Battlestar Galactica's (unnamed) Celestra Crewman
 (Bob Minor)
from "Take the Celestra"
with Lee Majors on The Six Million Dollar Man
("Carnival of Spies")
[Note: Bob Minor has a minor speaking part in
 "Take the Celestra" but did not receive onscreen credit.
He's the crewman wearing the red jumpsuit who calls
the bridge to report the mutiny.]


Galactica: 1980's (unnamed) Airplane Captain (Simon Scott)
from "The Super Scouts", part 1
with Lee Majors on The Six Million Dollar Man
("Operation Firefly")


Battlestar Galactica's Joshua Moreland (Frank Marth)
from "Greetings from Earth"
with Lindsay Wagner on The Bionic Woman
("The Martians are Coming, the Martians are Coming")

Battlestar Galactica's Joshua Moreland (Frank Marth)
from "Greetings from Earth"
with Lee Majors on The Six Million Dollar Man
("Danny's Inferno")


Galactica: 1980's Nurse Valerie (Carlene Watkins)
from "The Super Scouts"
with Lindsay Wagner on The Bionic Woman
("The Bionic Dog", part 1)


(left to right) Battlestar Galactica's Eastern Alliance
Officer Krebbs (Curt Lowens) from "Greetings From Earth"
and the Battlestar Pegasus' Colonel Tolan (Rod Haase)
from "The Living Legend"
on The Six Million Dollar Man
("Divided Loyalty")

(left) Battlestar Galactica's Fire Leader (William Bryant)
from "Fire in Space"
with Lindsay Wagner on The Bionic Woman

("Jaime's Shield", part 2) 

Battlestar Galactica's Forger-7 (Ian Abercrombie)
from "The Long Patrol"
with Lee Majors on The Six Million Dollar Man
("U-509")

Battlestar Galactica's Viper pilot / cadet Dietra (Sheila DeWindt)
from "Lost Planet of the Gods"
with Lee Majors on The Six Million Dollar Man
("Killer Wind")


Battlestar Galactica's (unnamed) Officer for the People's
 Nationalist Force (John deLancie)
 from "Experiment in Terra"
with Lee Majors on The Six Million Dollar Man
("Just a Matter of Time")

Battlestar Galactica's (unnamed) Viper Pilot (Paul Coufos)
from "Saga of a Star World"
with Lee Majors on The Six Million Dollar Man
("The Moving Mountain")

Battlestar Galactica's Baltar (John Colicos)
with Lee Majors on The Six Million Dollar Man

 ("The Moving Mountain")

Battlestar Galactica's Lt. Sheba (Anne Lockhart)
 with Lee Majors
on The Six Million Dollar Man
and The Bionic Woman ("Bionic Ever After?")
The Six Million Dollar Man, The Bionic Woman, Battlestar Galactica and Galactica: 1980 are copyright (c) NBC / Universal.  All photos are used for illustrative purposes.