Kenneth Culver Johnson – A Blockbuster Author

by Vincent Salera 25 Sep 2014

Kenneth Culver Johnson, screenwriter, producer and director is best known for the V science fiction franchise as well as The Bionic Woman and The Incredible Hulk.

The character of Jaime Sommers (The Bionic Woman), a professional tennis player starring Lindsay Wagner is nearly killed in a skydiving accident and saved by bionic implants similar to Steve Austin of the spin off The Six Million Dollar Man. The series ran from 1976 -1978 and has become a cult favorite.

Jaime Sommers is one of the first female superheroes ever to make it to television with amplified hearing and a greatly strengthened right arm and legs able to make her run at speeds exceeding 60 miles per hour.

The Incredible Hulk based on the Marvel comics character aired on CBS starring Bill Bixby as David Banner and Lou Ferrigno as the Hulk.

Johnson wrote and directed the original miniseries V which aired on NBC followed by the sequel, V: The Final Battle Aliens known as “The Visitors” who arrive on earth trying to gain control while pretending to come in peace. He also produced the television series Alien Nation based on the 1988 movie.

In 2006, Johnson adapted his screenplay for V: The Second Generation into a novel, it was published in 2008 by Tor Books.

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