The Six Million Dollar Man

Season 5 Episode 13

Just a Matter of Time

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Aired Friday 8:30 PM Jan 08, 1978 on ABC
7.7
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Just a Matter of Time
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While on an orbital mission to test a new secret boost rocket fuel formula, Steve goes through an uncontrolled re-entry which puts him down on a remote South Pacific island. Upon meeting a priest at a mission, he is informed that it is 6 years in the future and that he must have experienced a time warp on re-entry. He is arrested and treated as a traitor who deserted his country, but to Steve something just does not add up.moreless

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  • Time-travelling Steve?

    7.5
    A Matter of Time has an intriguing premise- Steve crash-lands from a space mission to test a new type of rocket fuel and apparently finds himself six years in the future; furthermore, he’s told that he’s being arrested for defecting to the Russians during the time he was gone.



    Steve displays his usual bionic feats, although his eye doesn’t get any use in this episode, and after a slow first half the show picks up speed in the second. Unfortunately it picks up a little too fast; Steve figures out his predicament rather suddenly, the treason idea is never really followed through, and a laser “scrambler” is used against Steve but never really explained. There are other faults as well; after his bionic abilities are discovered by the baddies, Steve is still placed in easily escapable situations; and the makeup used to make one of the characters look six years older looks pretty cheesy.



    That being said, it’s still an interesting show, not one of the best but still worth a look. Also, loved the bit of dated product placement when Steve shows off his watch with the red LED display, something I remember being on everyone’s wish-list at the time.moreless
Lee Majors

Lee Majors

Colonel Steve Austin

Richard Anderson

Richard Anderson

Oscar Goldman

Martin E. Brooks

Martin E. Brooks

Dr. Rudy Wells (Seasons 3-5)

Blake Marion

Blake Marion

Lab Technician

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Charles Cioffi

Charles Cioffi

Edward Barris

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Leigh Christian

Leigh Christian

Donna Huffman

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John de Lancie

John de Lancie

Sergeant Chapman

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