The Six Million Dollar Man: Season 1, Episode 8

Rescue of Athena One (15 Mar. 1974)

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Steve Austin has been assigned to train America's first female astronaut Major Kelly Wood. On her maiden-flight, a sudden explosion damages the Athena 1 and injures Kelly's co-pilot ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview:
Major Kelly Wood (as Farrah Fawcett Majors)
Paul Kent ...
Flight Surgeon Wolf
John S. Ragin ...
Flight Director
Quinn K. Redeker ...
Capcom (as Quinn Rdeker)
Dean Smith ...
Major Osterman
Jules Bergman ...
Patsy Sublime ...
1st Secretary (as Patsy Sabline)
Toni Jannotta ...
2nd Secretary


Steve Austin has been assigned to train America's first female astronaut Major Kelly Wood. On her maiden-flight, a sudden explosion damages the Athena 1 and injures Kelly's co-pilot Osterman. Austin heads the rescue-team and follows her up to Skylab, only to find his bionic replacements malfunctioning in outer space. Written by The TV Archaeologist

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15 March 1974 (USA)  »

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There are two ships docked with Skylab, yet several outside shots of the Station clearly show only one ship docked. See more »


Major Kelly Wood: [Steve has just caught a falling studio light] Steve, those lights weigh a ton.
Col. Steve Austin: Oh, they do?
Major Kelly Wood: And you caught it with one arm, how?
Col. Steve Austin: Well, two hands are for beginners.
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the best from season one
22 May 2012 | by (Midian) – See all my reviews

I don't review all episodes from series but this one stands out of season one due a few reasons. First of all Steve Austin goes back into space. Secondly, his powers fail in space and finally he has to play together with his wife Farrah Fawcett.

This has so much to offer. When America's first female astronaut Major Kelly Wood (Farrah Fawcett) goes on her maiden trip into space things go wrong. Being trained by Steve Austin he is listening what is wrong. So he decides to go on a rescue mission to safe the astronaut he has trained. Once we go into space this episode is full of footage from real missions and it works out completely. But here Steve get in trouble by seeing that his body doesn't stand the radiation out in space. This episode even got some suspense. Naturally Steve got the girl at the end...

It is really weird that when Farrah died in 2009 due cancer she wasn't noticed at the Oscars. A perfect example of a star from the seventies being forgotten nowadays. Just watch her beauty once again in this episode.

Gore 0/5 Nudity 0/5 Effects 3/5 Story 3/5 Comedy 0/5

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