Oscar Goldman is the ubiquitous boss in both shows. Head of the OSI -- Office of Scientific Intelligence -- he funded a cybernetic, or bionic, rebuilding of Steve Austin when the ex-astronaut was seriously injured during a test flight. Steve's fiancée is later seriously injured and becomes the Bionic Woman.
Oscar Goldman -- Richard Anderson
For the benefit of anyone who has lived in Gilligan's Island for the past two decades -- Thomas Magnum -- a new word had to be invented to describe him. The 'HUNK' in the Hawaiian shirt, cruising around Hawaii in a red Ferrari, is a PI who lives off the generosity of the mysterious and rich novelist Robin Masters. Supposedly Masters' security chief for his windward Oahu mansion, Magnum scrapes together a living doing small PI jobs with the assistance of his Vietnam vet buddies TC and Rick, and the grudging cooperation of Jonathan Higgins, the British major-domo of the Masters estate.
Thomas Magnum - Tom Selleck
Rick Wright - Larry Manetti
Jonathan Higgins -- Jonathan Hillerman
The Man From UNCLE
This incredible series ran on NBC from 1964 -1968. The show set the pace for slick, fun, hip, and intrigue/drama for television spies. Using futuristic technology, The United Network Command for Law and Enforcement, an international crime-fighting organization, utilized James Bond-like agents in their quest for world justice. Leo G. Carroll played their irascible leader, Alexander Waverly. Napoleon and Illya, the two highest-ranking Enforcement agents, globe-hopped to exotic locales to romance a new girl of the week and usually battle their archenemies, THRUSH (Technological Hierarchy For The Removal Of Undesirables And The Subjugation Of Humanity). A reunion movie, The Return Of The Man From UNCLE, The Fifteen Years Later Affair, aired on CBS in 1983, with Patrick Macnee as the leader of the UNCLE organization.
Robert Vaughn as Napoleon Solo
David McCallum as Illya Kuryakin
TOUR OF DUTY
CBS 1987 - 1990
A gritty television depiction of the life of infantry soldiers in Vietnam, circa 1965 and beyond. The action centers around the experiences of men in the Bravo Company. The backbone of the unit is a veteran sergeant who has survived several tours -- one-year terms -- in Vietnam. He guides and helps the new West Point officer assigned as their leader. Drama focused on the heartbreak of war and sometimes the heartbreak of surviving.
Sergeant Zeke Anderson -- Terence Knox
Lieutenant Myron Goldman -- Stephen Caffrey