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The Six Million Dollar Man 

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 & 3 nominations. See more awards »


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Complete series cast summary:
 Dr. Rudy Wells 45 episodes, 1975-1978


When ace test pilot Colonel 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 give 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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Did You Know?


The opening sequence has been paid homage to in two television commercials, one by Coors Light in the mid 1990s, and the 2012 Mazda CX5 crossover utility vehicle. See more »


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 »


[repeated line]
Oscar Goldman: [when talking on the telephone] This is Oscar Goldman speaking.
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Referenced in Jeopardy!: Episode #26.30 (2009) See more »

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I Wish I Was Him
16 March 2003 | by See all my reviews

The Six Million Dollar Man was one of my favourite TV shows, a show that I enjoyed without fail each week.

Lee Majors played Col. Steve Austin, an astronaut who suffered an accident and was rebuilt by government agency, the OSI (I think it stood for Office of Strategic Intelligence). Austin was the world's first bionic man (well, not really because it later transpired that there was a seven million dollar man but that's another story). He had a bionic eye which could see for miles; he had a bionic arm and two bionic legs to help him run fast.

The show was very entertaining. The sound effects as Austin used his bionic body parts were great. The sound of the bionic eye looking miles ahead-FANTASTIC! The sound of the bionic arm breaking a door down-FANTASTIC! The sound of bionic legs running faster than any normal man-FANTASTIC! Whenever Austin jumped or ran fast, it would be done in slow motion which worked a hell of a lot better than if the scene had been speeded up.

Richard Anderson played a good role as Oscar Goldman, chief of OSI (perhaps not the big chief but some kind of chief). He had good chemistry with Lee Majors on screen and it showed.

There was also Martin E. Brooks who played Dr. Rudy Wells, the man responsible for Steve's bionic body parts. A great character who had his fair share of great storylines.

The episodes were pure 70's fantasy. Austin took on spies, robots, aliens and even Bigfoot himself (my favourite episode). The music was great, the sound effects were great. The whole show was great. Definitely worth checking out on video or DVD.

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