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Actor Paul Schrier was also contacted and said that he had seen the pilot, but that he doesn't have a copy. However, he did say that it's likely in the Saban archives.
 
Actor Paul Schrier was also contacted and said that he had seen the pilot, but that he 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 the pilot surfaces online.
 
  
 
On April 6, 2017, promotional materials for the series surfaced online. It was also discovered that a snippet of footage from Bio-Man was used in the original ''Day of the Dumpster'' pilot of ''Mighty Morphin Power Rangers''
 
On April 6, 2017, promotional materials for the series surfaced online. It was also discovered that a snippet of footage from Bio-Man was used in the original ''Day of the Dumpster'' pilot of ''Mighty Morphin Power Rangers''

Revision as of 03:49, 17 April 2017

Bioman Complete Image.jpg

The Bio-Man logo and cover used by Saban in promotional materials.

Status: Lost

Originally airing from 1984 to 1985, Choudenshi Bioman (超電子バイオマン) was Toei's eighth entry in their long-running "Super Sentai" (スーパー戦隊) superhero team TV series 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 was a space adventure series about five kids with identical "bio-rhythms" who defend Earth against Zadar, a half-human and half-robot being 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 (恐竜戦隊ジュウレンジャー) as a 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 - which has never been released.

Efforts to find the pilot[edit | edit source]

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. He confirmed to still have a copy of the pilot buried in a storage unit.

Actor Paul Schrier was also contacted and said that he had seen the pilot, but that he doesn't have a copy. However, he did say that it's likely in the Saban archives.

On April 6, 2017, promotional materials for the series surfaced online. It was also discovered that a snippet of footage from Bio-Man was used in the original Day of the Dumpster pilot of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers

On April 14, 2017 a petition was launched to release the lost pilot.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]