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The Six Million Dollar Man 

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After a severely injured test pilot is rebuilt with nuclear-powered bionic limbs and implants, he serves as an intelligence agent.
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1978   1977   1976   1975   1974  
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Lee Majors ...  Col. Steve Austin 99 episodes, 1974-1978
Richard Anderson ...  Oscar Goldman 99 episodes, 1974-1978
Martin E. Brooks ...  Dr. Rudy Wells 45 episodes, 1975-1978
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Storyline

When ace test pilot Colonel Steve Austin's ship crashed, he was nearly dead. Deciding that "we have the technology to rebuild this man", the government decides to rebuild Austin, augmenting him with cybernetic parts which give him superhuman strength and speed. Austin becomes a secret operative, fighting injustice where it is found. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 January 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cyborg See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(108 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Trivia

Martin Caidin originally wanted Monte Markham for the role of Steve Austin. See more »

Goofs

Although Austin's legs and right arm are bionic, nothing was done to reinforce his back and spine. As a result, most of his displays of bionic strength (lifting and throwing heavy objects, etc.) would either be impossible or would have caused crippling if not fatal injury. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Oscar Goldman: [when talking on the telephone] This is Oscar Goldman speaking.
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Alternate Versions

Several early episodes, now syndicated as two-part stories, were original broadcast as 90-minute TV movies. Most retain their original titles, except for the first two episodes of the series, "The Moon and the Desert," which were originally part of the original Six Million Dollar Man TV-movie. Several later two-hour episodes of the series have also been reedited into two-parters, such as "Lost Island." See more »

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Spoofed in Heat Vision and Jack (1999) See more »

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Best Sci-Fi show ever!
13 September 2004 | by clay4056See all my reviews

I've loved this show ever since I was a kid in the 70's. I went through 2 lunch kits [the blue one with the various scenes of Steve in action] and three of the action figures, the last of which I still have brand new in the box. I also had the bionic transport/repair set. Sadly, I never did acquire a Maskatron. My Mother still remembers walking into the living room just in time to see me doing a Bionic jump, in slow motion with the ch-ch-ch-ch-ch sound f/x, off the couch, or running in slow-mo down the hall. My best friend in grade 1 and 2 was TOTALLY convinced he was bionic and was, in fact, Steve Austin [and The Fonz, too]. To prove it one day, he jumped off of a 12 foot retaining wall on the school grounds, only to injure himself quite seriously. I remember seeing the ambulance coming right in to the school yard to pick him up [a funny side note, his name was Stephen!]. Anyway, I think season 1 and 2 were the only worthwhile episodes. Things started getting really silly in season 3 with the Bigfoot episodes. It was always better when the stories remained fully human interest, with no aliens, E.S.P, Bigfoot, or the death probe. My favourite episodes are the Robot ones [Day of the Robot and Return of the Robot Maker]. Yes, the androids were a little far-fetched, but they seemed to dove-tail nicely into the whole bionic thing. Plus, the movie Westworld, which had just come out and was excellent, added some credibility. Some of the episodes still stand up well [The 7 Million Dollar Man, for instance], and are very good drama/sci-fi. It's unfortunate the last 2 or 3 seasons were so lame, but like The Night Stalker, the good ideas got used up pretty fast.


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