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The Pioneers 

Two scientists, David Tate and Nicole Simmons are secretly send up in space as an O.S.I experiment to test their new cell regeneration serum while in suspended animation. Unfortunately ... See full summary »

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Bill Svanoe (teleplay), Kathy Barrett (story) (as Katey Barrett) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Lee Majors ... Col. Steve Austin
Richard Anderson ... Oscar Goldman
Mike Farrell ... David Tate
Joan Darling ... Nicole Simmons
Alan Oppenheimer ... Dr. Rudy Wells
Robert F. Simon ... The Sheriff
Vince Howard Vince Howard ... Walker
Milt Kogan ... Major, A.F.
Bill Sorrells Bill Sorrells ... Chief Master Sgt, A.F.
Bob Bernard Bob Bernard ... 1st Federal Agent
Justin Wilde Justin Wilde ... 2nd Camper
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Two scientists, David Tate and Nicole Simmons are secretly send up in space as an O.S.I experiment to test their new cell regeneration serum while in suspended animation. Unfortunately their space capsule malfunctions and crashes in Minnesota. David is accidentally injected with too much of the serum, resulting in violent, animalistic behavior and super human strength. Dr. Rudy Wells and Col. Steve Austin are first on the scene. Written by The TV Archaeologist

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 September 1974 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Mike Farrell, best remembered as Capt. B.J. Hunnicutt, M.D. on the long running series M*A*S*H (1972), would be reunited with his on screen love interest and fellow scientist, played by Joan Darling, on season five, episode five of "M*A*S*H," M*A*S*H: The Nurses (1976) where Darling served as the episode director. See more »

Goofs

When the lady astronaut is asking Steve about whether her deranged partner would be in danger from the soldiers, she half-falls, and Steve helps her up again by grasping her arm and wrist, yet in the next shot, they are clasping hands. See more »

Quotes

Col. Steve Austin: You sure you ok?
Dr. Rudy Wells: [weak but annoyed] I'm a doctor, aren't I? Just let me lie here till the dizziness passes. You want a medical name for it?
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Experiment Gone Awry
26 May 2015 | by AaronCapenBannerSee all my reviews

Two astronauts called David Tate(played by Mike Farrell) and Nicole Simmons(played by Joan Darling) are engaged in an OSI experimental cell regeneration project while in suspended animation. Unfortunately, their capsule crashes, leading to an overdose of the serum given to David, causing him to revert to a primitive state with super-human strength. Steve Austin(Lee Majors) is sent in along with Dr. Rudy Wells(Alan Oppenheimer) to investigate and solve the problem, while trying to prevent angry locals from killing David before he is cured...assuming of course he can. Interesting if thin episode doesn't really amount to much, despite it's potential.


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