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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Although the explosion happened in the command module, the Athena One service module appears to have the exact same damage as Apollo 13's service module. This appears to be re-used footage from that actual space flight. See more »


Oscar Goldman: The bookmakers are having a field day down here.
Col. Steve Austin: Yeah, well, don't tell me, big numbers with lots of zeros make me dizzy.
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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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