A few of the members welcomed me with open arms and mentioned they liked my avatar and nickname. Well, if any of those members wants a trip down memory lane and if you were born circa 1978, you probably watched and remember the 6 Million Dollar Man.
This science fiction program and its spin off - the Bionic Woman, were what got me initially intrigued by unexplained mysteries. I was aware that bigfoot/sasquatch was an actual creature of myth, legend and folklore in pop culture at that time too and read as many books on the subject as I could. Considering it was the 70's, Kenneth Johnson actually created a fairly good representation of Sasquatch AND of course with the late, great Andre the giant playing the part originally. The costume was pretty decent for the time period and combined with those white eyes and the bionic sounds, that TV beast was quite intimidating to younger viewers.
This was Steve Austin's first encounter with the bionic Sasquatch:
And this was Jaime Sommer's first battle with bionic bigfoot:
I believe it does show us that children can be affected by what they watch growing up. That combined with the fact I had liberal, free thinking parents who gave me permission to explore the unknown and find an interest in those subjects. I also believe that childhood experiences can form the foundation of who and what we become later on in life. Not everyone gets a chance to live their childhood years so carefree, full of imagination and wonderment I suppose.
Anyway, what were your favourite TV programs then or now and how do you think they affected you? Did they shape the person you've become or were they only a distraction at that time.
Edited by Bionic Bigfoot, 13 October 2012 - 01:16 AM.