The Six Million Dollar Man (1974–1978)

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After a crippled test pilot is rebuilt with nuclear powered limbs and implants, he serves as a unique intelligence agent.

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 Oscar Goldman (99 episodes, 1974-1978)
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 Col. Steve Austin (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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(108 episodes)

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Martin Caidin based the character of Steve Austin on astronauts David Scott and Eugene Cernan (commanders of Apollo 15 and 17, respectively). See more »

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[first lines]
unknown: [opening narration] Steve Austin, astronaut. A man barely alive.
Oscar Goldman: Gentlemen, we can rebuild him. We have the technology. We have the capability to build the world's first bionic man. Steve Austin will be that man. Better than he was before. Better, stronger, faster.
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One of my favourite TV Shows of my childhood!
15 May 2002 | by (Cheltenham.) – See all my reviews

I loved The Six Million Dollar Man, I watched it every week if possible and actually wanted to be Bionic when I grew up! I even had Steve Austin Action figures including Oscar Goldman with his exploding Briefcase and Maskatron too. I was a big fan and still have a soft spot for the show and would happily watch it if it is being re-run on TV. It has dated badly in some ways, especially the clothes and hairstyles, but most shows from the 70's have anyway.

It was corny in places too and I wonder why objects such as rocks and steel bars made a whistling noise when Steve threw them! Also the androids were bad especially when their face came off and an actor had a mask with wires and lights on it over his/her face which meant realistically they would have had a side profile like E.T.!

But on the whole I loved it and have fond memories of watching it! It is a classic 70's show!


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