The Six Million Dollar Man
"Run, Steve, Run" April 26, 1974 (Friday, 8:30pm)
Guests: Henry Jones (Chester Dolenz), Melissa Greene (Suzie Lund), George Murdock (Rossi), Mike Henry (Cliff Platt)
Writer: Lionel E. Siegal
Director: Jerry Jameson
Synopsis: Steve is experiencing a series of odd accidents that require his use of bionics to save him. The coincidences are too much for him and he flashes back to older cases until he comes to the conclusion that Dr. Chester Dolenz is setting him up for something. He escapes to the country, but his troubles follow him.
John is joined in this discussion by author Dayton Ward. Plus, John also talks with actress Melissa Greene about her role as Susie Lund in the episode. In addition, John offers a little historical and pop culture perspective of the day this episode aired. Make sure you let us know what you think of the episode by writing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Melissa Greene is a full-time fiction writer, poet, and writing coach, devoted to bringing out the best in creative people. She studied writing at The Banff School of Fine arts, Williams College, and everywhere she's been in life. Her poetry and short stories have appeared in numerous publications, and her song lyrics performed by singers nationwide including singer/composer, Michael Feinstein. Her father was an Academy Award nominee for Best Song, and a comedy writer for The Red Skelton Show.
Fascinated with writing as a therapeutic tool, Melissa has been leading workshops since the 1980s, aiming to spark and support the creative spirit. She has a special interest in those who long to overcome self-doubt and write more freely. In reaction to 9/11, she created Write From The Heart Creative Writing Workshops to share her belief that writing, without fear, has the power to console, illuminate, and heal.
She teaches year-round group and private classes for adults, children and teens, collaborates with schools and therapists; and leads workshops for cancer patients and caregivers at the Lancaster General Health/Penn Medicine Ann B. Barshinger Cancer Institute, Lancaster, Pennsylvania; and the Penn State Cancer Institute at the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pennsylvania.
OUR BIONIC OPERATIVE FOR THIS EPISODE
Dayton Ward is the author of numerous media tie-in fiction works in such realms as Star Trek and The 4400. He is also the author of such original works as Counterstrike, The Last World War, Book 2 and The Genesis Protocol. When he's not writing or working for a software design firm, he's busy indoctrinating his two lovely daughters into the worlds that have so seriously warped his mind.