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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.
 
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.
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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.<ref>http://articles.latimes.com/1986-08-12/business/fi-18776_1_haim-saban</ref> 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.
 
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.<ref>http://articles.latimes.com/1986-08-12/business/fi-18776_1_haim-saban</ref> 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.
 
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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''.
 
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''.
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Revision as of 11:44, 24 September 2017

Bioman Complete Image.jpg

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

Status: Partially Found

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.

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]

The Galaxy Rangers promo containing footage from Bio-Man.

References[edit | edit source]