After a crippled test pilot is rebuilt with nuclear powered limbs and implants, he serves as a unique intelligence agent.
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »
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 Col. Steve Austin (99 episodes, 1974-1978)
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 Oscar Goldman (99 episodes, 1974-1978)
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 Dr. Rudy Wells (45 episodes, 1975-1978)
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When ace test-pilot Steve Austin's ship crashed, he was nearly dead. Deciding that "we have the technology to rebuild this man", the government decides to rebuild Austin, augmenting him with cybernetic parts which gave him superhuman strength and speed. Austin becomes a secret operative, fighting injustice where it is found. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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18 January 1974 (USA)  »

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Trivia

In the spring of 1977, before production began on what would be the show's final season, Lee Majors refused to go to work until contract demands were met. At one point it was reported that producers were considering hiring a new actor to take over the series. Among those considered were Gil Gerard, Caitlyn Jenner (then Bruce Jenner), and Harrison Ford (the producers said he was unsuitable as an action hero). See more »

Goofs

Steve Austin's bionic abilities are supposed to be kept secret. Yet, in several episodes he freely reveals it to people by demonstrating it or telling them. See more »

Quotes

[Opening narration, version 2]
Harve Bennett: Steve Austin, astronaut. A man barely alive.
Oscar Goldman: Gentlemen, we can rebuild him. We have the technology. We have the capability to make the world's first bionic man. Steve Austin will be that man. Better than he was before. Better... stronger... faster.
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Referenced in The Tao of Steve (2000) See more »

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A TV show that holds up to the test of time
27 October 2002 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Well, it holds up to the test of time in SOME ways. This show was one of my favorites as a child and if re-made today with state of the art special effects could still be a top rrated TV show or blockbuster film. It wasn't camp, but it didn't take itself too seriously either. It had action and adventure, romance and espionage intrigue. This is the role Lee Majors was born to play, and he plays it to perfection. To most of us, he will always be the hero called Steve Austin. Other than the sometime wince-inducing special effects, this show is just as enjoyable if you catch it in re-runs today as it was during its original airing.


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