The Six Million Dollar Man

ABC (ended 1978)
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  • "Steve Austin, astronaut, a man barely alive. Gentlemen, we can rebuild him, we have the technology. We have the capability to make the worlds first Bionic man. Steve Austin will be that man. Better than he was before. Better. Stronger. Faster." This series chronicles the adventures of Steve Austin, cybernetically enhanced astronaut turned secret agent employed by the OSI under the command of Oscar Goldman and supervised by the scientist who created his cybernetics, Rudy Wells. Steve uses the superior strength and speed provided by his bionic arm and legs, and the enhanced vision provided by his artificial eye, to fight enemy agents, aliens, mad scientists, and a wide vareity of other villains.moreless

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  • S 5 : Ep 24

    Bionic Ever After?

    Aired 11/29/94

  • S 5 : Ep 22

    Bionic Showdown

    Aired 4/30/89

  • S 5 : Ep 22

    The Return of the Six Million Dollar Man and Bionic Woman

    Aired 5/17/87

  • S 5 : Ep 20

    The Moving Mountain

    Aired 3/6/78

  • S 5 : Ep 20

    Date With Danger (2)

    Aired 2/27/78

  • Cast & Crew
  • Alan Oppenheimer

    Dr. Rudy Wells (2nd Pilot - Season 2)

  • Richard Anderson

    Oscar Goldman

  • Martin Balsam

    Dr. Rudy Wells (1st Pilot)

  • Lee Majors

    Colonel Steve Austin

  • Martin E. Brooks

    Dr. Rudy Wells (Seasons 3-5)

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (76)

    • Prisoner: How did you do that? Steve: Vitamins.

    • Steve:(to Rudy after bionic surgery) Dr. Frankenstein, I presume.

    • Steve: (escaping from a yacht) Sorry I had to violate your porthole.

    • Barney: Listen to the man, Rudy! Astronaut, world famous, authentic physical miracle... probably still buys his wrist-watches in the Air Force PX.

    • Oscar: But you know, suddenly becoming bionic, and trying to believe that you're just as much human as you once were... Steve: I haven't quite forgotten, Oscar.

    • Oscar: My own computer tells me that your life expectancy is lousy! Steve: So what else is new?

    • Barney: Did you really think that when the great Oscar Goldman pushed one of his little buttons and ordered up you, his brand new bionic gadget, do you really think he only ordered one of a kind? Wrong.

    • Jaime: Steve, d'you think I'll be able to play the violin when my hand gets better? Steve: Well, sure. Jaime: Oh, that's so great, because I have never been able to play it before.

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    Notes (60)

    • The opening credits of the pilot and all following episodes consist of portions of a footage of the crash landing of the Northrop M2-F2 on May 10, 1967.

    • To make the episode longer for syndication , it was filled out with stock footage from the following episodes, " The Deadly Replay"," The Dark Side Of The Moon", and "The Deadly Countdown". Unused original narration from Martin Balsam was also added back in.

    • Originally shown as a 90 minute TV movie. It airs as two 60 minute episodes in syndication.

    • In the DVD release (UK) this 2 -our movie is set as Season 1 Episode 3 "Wine Woman and War Part I" and Season 1 "Episode 4 Wine Woman and War Part II."

    • This show featured footage from the 1971 movie The Andromeda Strain. Of most significance were the scenes of the "dead" town, which were really the Andromeda-infected town of Piedmont NM.

    • Greg Morris is listed as Special Guest Star.

    • William Smithers is listed as Special Guest Star.

    • This episode is taped in Santa Monica, California. The Santa Monica Pier in visible several scenes.

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    Trivia (30)

    • (in the airplane) Passenger: Me and the whole family watched you walk on the moon. Hey that was exciting. Where are you thinking about going next? Steve: Well... I'm working on making it up to the little boys room.

    • The small country by the sea seen at the beginning of the episode is supposed to be in the Caribbean. It is actually Monte Carlo, in Europe.

    • When Steve is rescued by the blue helicopter, it's quite obvious that the person inside the cage is actually a dummy.

    • Trivia: We learn that Steve's bionics are ineffective in cold.

    • As Steve tries to impress Susan Abbott with his guitar playing, his bionic hand begins strumming so quickly that the eye could barely follow. However, his biological left hand was working the frets of the guitar equally fast.

    • Trivia: This was the first episode in which the "bionic eye" sound effect was used.

    • This is the first episode in which the iconic "NA-na-na-na-na" sound effect was used, but it wasn't used to accent one of Steve Austin's moves. It was used to accent the attacks of the Major Sloan robot.

    • When Steve kicks the car upside down, on the side of the car we can see the shadow of the chain and metal bar used to flip it.

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    Allusions (2)

    • Title The title of this episode comes from William Blake's poem "The Tyger" - Tyger, tyger burning bright / In the forests of the night: / What immortal hand or eye, / Could frame thy fearful symmetry?

    • Title Midas, king of Pessinus, Phrygia, is known about his gift to turn anything into gold just by touching it. The gift was given by Dionysus as a reward for bringing back the satyr Silenus, his foster father.

  • Fan Reviews (14)
  • Big Foot 1 & 2 Return of Big Foot 1 & 2

    By rkelly5405, Mar 28, 2013

  • Great show from my childhood, glad it is on DVD

    By eatabugg, Jun 13, 2011

  • My childhood hero.

    By my1sunshine, Nov 08, 2007

  • Steve Austin (astronaut)is in an almost fatal accident but thanks to miracle of science and robotics he is rebuilt and ready to fight crime.

    By bgabbard, Aug 04, 2007

  • Very good!

    By da_dunker, May 02, 2007