Much to my surprise Yvonne turned up as a doctor in an episode called "The Man Who Lost Himself." I always enjoy seeing the cast as they appeared after Batman ended. Here are a couple of screen captures:
Aside from a few of the magic tricks, the thing I always remember about Bixby in this is that he had a working phone in his car. And yes, I know Batman beat him to it, but in the early 70s, they were real and terrifically expensive (and if memory serves, the supporting hardware took up most of your trunk). I was very impressed.
When "the X-Files" showed up, I immediately bonded with Fox Mulder because he'd watched "The Magician" as a kid, too: it was gone so fast, I thought I was the only one who remembered it. (Happily my memories of it were less traumatic than Mulder's).
Thanks for clueing me in that it's available on DVD. I'm definitely going to have to check it out. Or maybe I should ask first: how does it hold up after all these years?
VEI put it out a few months ago - it was also a big favorite or mine as a kid!
My wife enjoys watching it with me - it harkens back to a simpler time for me. Each show runs about 50 minutes, so suspect a minute or two has been edited out - but the episode flow holds up. Only in one episode did I feel something was missing. I don't recall the series very well, but the episodes have held our interest. They can be a bit corny, but it seems like Tony Blake gets involved in a "personal" story - something he is pulled into by chance, so that's an interesting approach. He does have his car phone - and his personal airplane! I understand later in the run that changed some of the characters, but I haven't gotten that far yet.