Reza Sayed Badiyi (Persian: رضا بدیعی; April 17, 1930 – August 20, 2011) was born in Arak,[1] Iran. He was the father of Mina Badie and the stepfather of Jennifer Jason Leigh. Badiyi is well known for directing episodes of many popular (and quite distinct) television series.

Early in his career, he directed episodes of Mission: Impossible, Hawaii Five-O, Mannix, The Six Million Dollar Man, Starsky and Hutch, The Rockford Files and Police Squad!. His credits also include developing the memorable opening montages for Hawaii Five-O and The Mary Tyler Moore Show. He also directed the definitive "fashion show" sequence of the third season of the popular "Doris Day Show". There were lowlights, as well, including directing the unsold pilot for "Inside O.U.T.", starring Farrah Fawcett and a chimp for Colombia/Screen Gems in 1971.

In the 1980s and 1990s, he directed episodes of Falcon Crest, Cagney and Lacey, Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Buffy the Vampire Slayer (the episode "Out of Mind, Out of Sight"), Nikita, Sliders and Baywatch.

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Season Four

  1. "Genesis"
  2. "Common Ground"
  3. "World Killer"
  4. "My Brother's Keeper"

Season Five

  1. "The Great Work"

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