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
The TV Archaeologist
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
After Steve skewers the robot with the I-beam, the electrical sputtering is heard in a series of repeating sound clips, obviously the same sound effect being played over and over. See more
[watching on monitors of what the Robot picks up
The reception's quite good, considering the distance.
Naturally, we're bouncing off the satellite I leased.