Six Million Dollar Man

July 18, 2012 | 2:26 p.m.

‘Twin Peaks’ co-creator Mark Frost seeks ‘Paladin Prophecy’

Author and screenwriter Mark Frost (Credit: Tom Lascher)
If you mapped the career of Mark Frost you’d see a line that veers across medium (he’s written, produced and directed in television and film, and as a bestselling author he’s published four novels and four nonfiction books) and lingers in unexpected terrain (acclaimed golf histories, historical fiction, a sitcom, writing stints on “Hill Street Blues” and “The Six-Million Dollar Man”). But the 58-year-old may be best known as the co-creator of “Twin Peaks,” the strange, hypnotic mystery dance that lasted 30 unique episodes in 1990-91. We caught up with Frost at Comic-Con International to talk about “The Paladin Prophecy” — his ninth book but his first for the young adult shelf — which arrives in September with a sci-fi mystery about a special youngster who is destined to join an ancient struggle against dark forces. HC: “The Paladin Prophecy” looks […]
Nov. 29, 2010 | 11:15 a.m.

Lee Majors looks back on the bionic man, Bigfoot and Farrah Fawcett

Lee Majors as Steve Austin on "The Six Million Dollar Man" (ABC)
Almost 40 years ago, when he was considering the starring role in a television movie about a “bionic man,” Lee Majors had one major worry: “The big hits at the time were, like, Batman, you know how campy that was,”  Majors recalled. “I said, ‘If you’re thinking about making this a camp character, I don’t want to do it.'” “The Six Million Dollar Man” wasn’t camp at all, and that choice proved to be right on the money for the landmark sci-fi adventure series. But now, in a wry twist of fate, Majors is working with SyFy on a comedy spoof  in which he is the bionic mentor to a younger hero. “Hey, what goes around comes around,” joked the easy-going Majors, who starred in eight television series — three of them big hits — and always looked so serene as […]
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