The Six Million Dollar Man

Season 1 Episode 9

Doomsday, and Counting

Aired Friday 8:30 PM Mar 01, 1974 on ABC

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  • Detente goes underground.

    With mild Orwellian undertones, an under-appreciated adventure sees Steve reuniting with an old pal from the dark side, after those Ruskies chew off more than they can handle, with a pesky earthquake thrown in for good measure. Although criticsed for its slow pacing, and over-reliance on "technological" aesthetics, this story works on character development, and in fairness, was one of the early examples of showing that Russians weren't actually evil megalomaniacs, all the more interesting considering Lee's more traditional conservative views. Tense to the very end, Lee Majors lets the lid off the rising steam and looks the classic 1970s hero with macho sideburns and bulging muscles. Enjoyable and not too self important.