Favorite/Least Favorite episode(s)

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    TelFan7

    [1]Aug 1, 2006
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    What is/are your favorite episode(s) of the series including the three prior TV movies, but not the three post TV movies since they aren't part of the original run of the show. My favorites are:
    "Dark Side of the Moon"
    "The Bionic Criminal"
    "The Seven Million Dollar Man"
    "Day of the Robot"
    "The Return of the Robot Maker"
    "Death Probe"
    "The Return of the Death Probe"
    "Wine, Women, and War"
    "The Solid Gold Kidnapping"
    "The Moon and the Desert"
    "Population: Zero"
    "Dr. Wells is Missing" and
    "The Pioneers"

    My Least favorite are:
    "Bigfoot"
    "The Return of Bigfoot"
    "Big Brother"
    and the one about the dust-storm.

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    justimag

    [2]Oct 16, 2006
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    My favorite episode was when they first showed bigfoot. I liked the whole concept behind it.
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    vintagetvfan1

    [3]Apr 8, 2007
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    The Six Million Dollar Man is one of my favorite shows ever. I am working my way through the series right now.

    I only have one episode that sticks out as being bad---"Taneya"-(Steve helps out a friend by trying to catch a big cat) I always yell at the screen-"give up and shoot it. I love animals, but come on!

    Now to the best episodes and there are many. I narrowed it down as much as I could.

    Survival of the Fitest-(1.2)-Plane crashes and Steve protects Oscar

    Little Orphan Airplane-(1.5)-Steve goes to find a plane with vital info in it that Greg Morris had crashed.

    Eyewitness to Murder-(1.7)-Steve sees a killer and finds he has a twin brother that takes his place for an alibi.

    Pilot Error-(2.3)-Steve helps out a crew when Pat Hingle crashes a plane in the desert.

    The Seven Million Dollar Man-(2.5)-Monte Markham does a great job as the Seven Million Dollar Man.

    The Return of the Robot Maker-(2.15)-Henry Jones returns and makes a robot Oscar to take over.

    The E.S.P. Spy-(2.1-Steve gets help from a girl with ESP who helps him solve the case.

    Steve Austin, Fugitive-(2.22)-Gary Lockwood returns to frame Steve.

    The Price of Liberty-(3.3)-Chuck Connors helps Steve defuse bomb in the Libery Bell. (One of the best!)

    The Song and Dance Spy-(3.4)-Sonny Bono is very funny here as a singer suspected of criminal activity.

    One of Our Running Backs is Missing-(3.-Steve protects Larry Czonka from kidnappers.

    The Bionic Criminal-(3.9)-Monte Markham returns to some problems when he gets back his powers.

    Clark Templeton O'Flaherty-(3.13)-Louis Gossett Jr. is great as a spy from another organization. (One of the best!)

    Hocus Pocus-(3.15)-Steve gets help from the girl with ESP to catch Pernell Roberts.

    The Secret of Bigfoot-(3.16/17)-Steve meets what he thinks is Bigfoot in my favorite episode. (The best!)

    The Bionic Badge-(3.20)-Steve helps out Noah Beery who is suspected of foul play.

    The Return of Bigfoot-(4.1/2)-Steve meets Bigfoot again and Jamie comes to help out in the 2nd part. (The 2nd Best!)

    The Bionic Boy-(4.7/-Vincent Van Patten receives Bionic legs as an experiment and he has things to prove. (One of the best!)

    Task Force-(4.11)-Steve infilltrates a group out to steal a missle.

    Death Probe-(4.13/14)-Another great 2 part episode where a probe is destroying all in it's way. (The 3rd best!)

    U-509-(4.19)-A man retrieves an old German sub to threaten the U.S.

    Bigfoot V-(5.5)-Bigfoot returns for his last episode. Steve finds out he's changing. (One of the best!)

    Killer Wind-(5.6)-Steve and Rudy crash during a strong wind. Steve stops criminals and saves kids.

    Rollback-(5.7)-Steve goes undercover in a roller derby and is sent to steal info from Oscar's office.

    Walk a Deadly Wing-(5.12)-Steve is undercover as a wing walker to get a device from a Russian defector. (One of the Best!)

    Just a Matter of Time-(5.13)-Steve crashes and is made to believe six years have past so he will give info to them.

    Return of Deathprobe-(5.14/15)-Steve must find another way to destroy a new Death Probe. (The Fourth Best!)

    Date with Danger-(5.19/20)-A great episode dealing with Robert Walker Jr. using a computer to do illegal things.(The Fifth Best!

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    splennox

    [4]Apr 12, 2007
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    The Seven Million Dollar Man & the Bigfoot are probably the favourites, followed by the Death Probe and any of the robot ones; I always liked the ones where Steve had to fight something as strong or stronger than him. The only one I can think of that I was really unimpressed with was the Straight On Till Morning one, it was just a little too far-fetched even for Six Million Dollar Man standards. Not the best written story either.
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    lundp

    [5]May 5, 2007
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    Population Zero, The Pioneers, The ESP Spy in part due to character development. While some of these episodes have less memorable action sequences, they really provide solid character development.
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    Carycomic

    [6]Jun 18, 2007
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    My single favorite episode would have to be 1975's "The Look-Alike" (#2.17). In it, Steve has to pose as his own impostor (Lee Majors in a dual role), who happens to have been a boxer. Unbeknownst to him, Oscar assigns a back-up man named Marcus Grayson, played by a much-younger (and less bald) George Foreman.

    The part where Foreman goes running down the alley to the rear door of that fight arena, AND SLAMS IT RIGHT OFF ITS HINGES, is still awesome to me! But, only half as awesome as watching Steve and Marcus take on all those muscle-bound henchmen in the boxing ring.

    As Oscar, himself, so aptly put it: "That's some of the best action I've ever seen."

    Edited on 06/18/2007 8:40pm
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    damious

    [7]Nov 24, 2007
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    Hi,

    I am looking for some people who know loads about T.S.M.D.M and seem to have struck gold!

    I am looking for the title and season of an episode which I remember fromt he 70's.

    Steve Austin is trying to break into an area and has the help of a lady, who is dressed in a skin tight black suit and is being greased to help her crawl through a restricted space.

    The only dialogue I remember is her saying 'This'll be a tight squeeze' or other.

    Any help from you experts will be much appreciated!

    Best

    Damious
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    damious

    [8]Nov 24, 2007
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    Incidentally, any episode with the Probe or Bigfoot got my vote.
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    vintagetvfan1

    [9]Nov 24, 2007
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    The episode you are describing sounds like "The Madonna Caper" from season 5. They had to break into a museum to replace a painting and they had to go thru a small area. I don't remember it being exactly like you described, but that would be my guess.
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    damious

    [10]Nov 25, 2007
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    Thanks so much. Memories are selective, but I am far furthur ahead than I was. Many, many thanks.

    If anyone else can shed more light on this, I would be grateful.

    *tips hat to vintagetvfan1*

    Regards

    Damious
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    tvking1

    [11]Apr 4, 2008
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    Three that I can think of are:

    "The Pal-Mir Escort" (with the female Prime Minister clearly inspired by the late great Golda Meir)

    "Divided Loyalty", and

    "The Deadly Test".

    There were many others that I'll want to mention later on, but these three come to mind. Most of my favorites were in the first two seasons or so. After that it started to get a little campy in some episodes.

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    my1sunshine

    [12]Jun 21, 2008
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    I have very definate favorites..

    1. The Six Million Dollar Man (Pilot movie.. not the syndicated stock footage version)

    2. Population:Zero (First episode I watched. Steve warming up, running, and the whole bit with the fence pole.. too cool!

    3. Day Of The Robot (Love the final battle..long...but very cool)

    4. Eyewitness To Murder (John Hopper..unsung villain)

    5.The Seven Million Dollar Man ( It's wild, Steve...It's WILD!)

    6. The Last Kamikazee (What a great story)

    7. Return Of The Robot Maker (Robot Oscar, man..come on!)

    8. The ESP Spy ( I liked Audrey. She was such a smart and sarcastic girl)

    9. The Bionic Woman 1&2 (Obvious. Greatest story ever)

    10. Steve Austin, Fugitive ( Return of Hopper, Debut of Callahan)

    11. Return Of The Bionic Woman 1&2 ( This is why this guy is my hero)

    12. Clark Templeton O' Flaherty ( I love Gossett in this.. so slippery, yet so smooth)

    13. Welcome Home, Jamie 1&2( Her own show)

    14. The Secret of Bigfoot 1&2 (Sorry..little cheesy, yeah. But great story, and it's legendary. What can you do?)

    15. Return Of Bigfoot 1&2 (First crossover, baby)

    16. Kill Oscar 1,2 & 3 (The Fembots , the ultimate Bionic saga)

    17. Death Probe 1&2 ( Again, obvious)

    To me, the first Death Probe was the absolute peak. It should have stopped there.

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