Steve Austin's good buddy Major Fred Sloan has invented a microwave circuit card he calls the 'activator' and a separate ignition unit that when combined, power an anti-missile missile device. Steve is assigned to protect his friend during the final testing phase. A criminal organization intend on getting their hands on the device kidnap Sloan and replace him with an identical robot build by professor Jeffrey Dolenz. Written by
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Did You Know?
Day of the Robot featured the first use of the iconic 'na-na-na-na' sound usually associated with bionic use, but it was not used for Steve Austin, it was used for the robot he was fighting. See more
Steve and Fred are driving in a red Chevrolet Impala/Caprice with a red interior, but the shots of the dashboard, when Fred floors the accelerator and the speedometer increases, appear to be from a Chrysler-manufactured car (note the design of the gearshift indicator and steering wheel) with a black interior. See more
When was the last time you saw Mr. Austin?
[imprinted with Fred Sloan's memories
Mister? You mean Colonel Austin, don't ya? Steve would cringe if anybody would call him mister. He's all airforce, there's not a drop of mister in him. The last time I saw my buddy Steve Austin was on the tennis court this morning.