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Rescue of Athena One 

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 »


Lawrence Doheny


D.C. Fontana, Martin Caidin (novel)




Episode cast overview:
Lee Majors ... Col. Steve Austin
Richard Anderson ... Oscar Goldman
Farrah Fawcett ... Major Kelly Wood (as Farrah Fawcett Majors)
Paul Kent Paul Kent ... Flight Surgeon Wolf
John S. Ragin John S. Ragin ... Flight Director
Quinn K. Redeker ... Capcom (as Quinn Rdeker)
Dean Smith ... Major Osterman
Jules Bergman Jules Bergman ... Himself
Patsy Sublime Patsy Sublime ... 1st Secretary (as Patsy Sabline)
Toni Jannotta 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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Release Date:

15 March 1974 (USA) See more »

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Color (Technicolor)

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1.33 : 1
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Farrah Fawcett Majors would be remembered of sorts for passing away many hours before and then being overshadowed by Michael Jackson's death on the same day (25th June 2009). See more »


Steve is not wearing any radio equipment when he is moving around inside Skylab to get to the other docking door. yet he is heard communicating with Houston Mission Control. 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 trashgangSee 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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