Bio-Man (Unaired 1986 adaption of Choudenshi Bioman)


Bio-Man
The Bio-Man team from Choudenshi Bioman. The pilot would've used the same costumes.
The Bio-Man team from Choudenshi Bioman. The pilot would've used the same costumes.
Status Lost

Originally airing from 1984 to 1985, Choudenshi Bioman was Toei's eighth entry in their long-running Super Sentai franchise. In 1986, Israeli-American television producer Haim Saban produced a television pilot adapting the series for American audiences under the title Bio-Man. According to an article in the Los Angeles Times, the series a was space adventure series about five kids with identical "bio-rhythms" who defend Earth against Zadar's attacks, a half-human, half-robot who wanted to conquer the world.[1] Said article also mentioned that actor's unions and a coalition of television producers were locked in contract negotiations. While negotiations between the two groups were settled and a pilot was filmed, Bio-Man ultimately never aired.

The Galaxy Rangers promo containing footage from Bio-Man

In 1992, however, Saban Brands reused footage from the pilot mixed with footage from the 1992 series Kyoryu Sentai Zyuranger as promotional video for Bandai entitled Galaxy Rangers. While Zyuranger would be adapted as Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers starting in 1993, it, understandably, utilized different actors from the Bio-Man pilot and the complete pilot has never been released.

Efforts to Find the Pilot

On April 23, 2016, user Moodiecitymadman set up a search team on the Lost Media Forums to find the lost pilot. On August 2, 2016, actor Miguel A. Núñez Jr. was contacted who confirmed to still have a copy of the pilot. Actor Paul Schrier was also contacted and said that he had seen the pilot, but doesn't have a copy. However, he did say that it's likely in the Saban archives. Only time will tell if a copy of pilot surfaces online.

References

  1. http://articles.latimes.com/1986-08-12/business/fi-18776_1_haim-saban

Comments


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Moodiecitymadman

9 months ago
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The Earth is under attack! Who do you call? A martial arts expert, a cop looking for terrorists (ya know a kids show), an athlete, a fitness instructor, and a writer. Our heroes everyone!
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Anonymous user #1

9 months ago
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I really want to see the original pilot episode of Bio-Man.
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Moodiecitymadman

7 months ago
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A thread has been set up on the Lost Media forum to try and find the lost pilot. We have leads and need the help we can get. http://forum...crollTo=1397
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Anonymous user #2

4 months ago
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I saw this once on YouTube with English dubbing. I couldn't find it
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TsukiCondor'91

4 months ago
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It Was The Filipino Dub
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Markiegee50X

4 months ago
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Bioman!!!
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Anonymous user #3

17 days ago
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I wonder what kind of format Miguel has the pilot in. Will he ever release it?
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