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
The sedan Col. Austin and his friend are issued is a shiny new red Chevrolet. Near the end, the Col. turned the car over on a henchman. In the closeups, the paint is dull, scuffed and the bodywork dented. Not the same car at all. 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.