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The Six Million Dollar Man (1973)

After an astronaut/test pilot is catastrophically mutilated in a test plane crash, he is rebuilt and equipped with nuclear powered bionic limbs and implants.

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Jean Manners
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Oliver Spencer
Charles Robinson ...
Prisoner (as Charles Knox Robinson)
Ivor Barry ...
Geraldton
Dorothy Green ...
Mrs. McKay
Anne Whitfield ...
Young Woman
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Dr. Ashburn
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Saltillo (as Olan Soulé)
Norma Storch ...
Woman
Maurice Sherbanee ...
Nudaylah
John Mark Robinson ...
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Storyline

Colonel Steve Austin, astronaut and test pilot, is badly injured when he crashes while testing an experimental aircraft. A covert government agency (OSI) is willing to pay for special prosthetics to replace the eye, arm and both legs he lost in the crash. Highly advanced technology (Bionics) built into them will make him faster, stronger and better than normal. In return they want him to become a covert agent for the OSI. It will cost $6,000,000 to rebuild Steve Austin. Written by Brian W Martz <B.Martz@Genie.com>

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7 March 1973 (USA)  »

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The Six Million Dollar Man: The Moon and the Desert  »

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Trivia

During the opening sequence of the show, the crash shown is actual footage of a crash of the M2-F2 experimental lifting body that was part of the research that eventually lead to the development of the space shuttle. See more »

Goofs

When Steve is first working to free the toddler from the wrecked van, there are several close-up shots of gas dripping on the hot tailpipe and then puffs of smoke and an area of flame, yet in the wide-angle shots of the scene, there is no flame and almost no smoke coming from the van's undercarriage. See more »

Quotes

Oliver Spencer: There is no end to obligations.
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Connections

Followed by The Six Million Dollar Man: Wine, Women and War (1973) See more »

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Super cool show, so many fans
29 October 2002 | by (New Zealand) – See all my reviews

Great show. Fans from the airing of the original show never forget it! Re-airing of the show in countries around the globe garner each time a new flush of fans. There are SO MANY web sites dedicated not only to the show, its lead actors,but the concept of bionics, too. Most discussions about the series occurs at these sites.

'Everyone' is waiting (with baited breath) for a theatrical movie to be made of the original show concept conceived by Martin Caidin, explored in the TV movie / first episode pilot Cy'borg / Moon and the Desert.

Fabulously original sci-fi idea, which is believable and outlandish both at the same time. Part of the show's appeal was the exploration of the human side of 'the machine', and individual identity. It is this element that spans the years, remains current and absorbing to fans, as well as aspects of where science could take us in the future. The show covered so many bases from flying and space, to scientific discoveries, communication technology, paranormal elements, and the action,spy and political thriller genre were also well mined for story ideas. The show appealed to adults and children alike. (Of course another huge appeal factor it has to be acknowledged was the lead actor, Lee Majors!)


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