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Bio-Man
Number n/a
Number of episodes: 1
First episode: Unaired Pilot
Last episode: Unaired Pilot
Intro: Bio-Man Intro
Adapted from: Choudenshi Bioman
See comparison page.
Original airing: 1986
Producer:
Production Order

Bio-Man was a television pilot for an American adaptation of the Super Sentai series, Choudenshi Bioman, produced by Haim Saban in 1986. Although it didn't result in a series, Saban would later successfully adapt Kyoryu Sentai Zyuranger in 1993, starting the Power Rangers franchise.

Though most claim that Bio-Man was a new Americanized dub, there are also claims that Bio-Man was an adaptation, much like Power Rangers. With the reveal of a promotional folder for the show and photos of five actors weren't the actors from Choudenshi Bioman confirms a Power Rangers-like adaptation.

Story

Bio-Man is a "space adventure series" about five kids with identical "bio-rhythms" who defend Earth against Zadar's attacks, an evil half-human, half-robot villain who wants to conquer the world. [1]

Characters

Rangers

Color Role Actor
Biorhythm Red Victor Lee Mark Dacascos
Biorhythm Green Zack Taylor Miguel Nunez
Biorhythm Blue Billy Cranston Tom Silardi
Biorhythm Yellow Trini Crystal Tricia Fisher
Biorhythm Pink Kimberly Harte Rebecca Staples

Allies

  • Alpha-5

Villains

  • Zadar

Casting

Actor Mark Dacascos lists and acknowledges his role as Victor Lee, the Red Ranger from Bio-Man. [2] Miguel Núñez Jr. also allegedly claims that he portrayed Zack Taylor but as a Green Ranger. [3]

Notes

  • One of the hurdles for Bio-Man was that the actor unions were in the middle of a dispute.
  • Footage from the pilot was reused in a promo Saban Brands made for Bandai in 1992 entitled Galaxy Rangers using Zyuranger footage instead of Bioman footage. It can currently be seen on bonus disk one of the MMPR boxset as a hidden easter egg.

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