The Six Million Dollar Man

Season 1 Episode 8

Little Orphan Airplane

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Aired Friday 8:30 PM Feb 22, 1974 on ABC
8.1
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Little Orphan Airplane
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Steve is assigned to find and rescue downed pilot Josh Perkins, as well as recover the evidence of U.N. treaty violations that Perkins had on him when he disappeared.

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  • Amiable installment.

    9.1
    Josh Perkins is in a dicky of a pickle. Having crash landed his spy plane in unhospitable African territory, the dashing Colonel Austin drops in to save the day. A few observations on this episode. We get to see, not once, but TWICE, *high speed* bionic running, albeit with mixed results. The first time, as Steve assists the injured Perkins, a distinctly "Keystone Cops" feel is conjured up, next... The second scene as Steve brings the repaired engine back to the plane is thankfully of a higher standard, presenting a template for the story's exciting finale. The closing scene as the nuns get to meet their hero Dale Robertson could have been a schmalzty affair but with the right amount of humour thrown in, a great episode ends on a suitably charming note, in fact, It's impossible not to like Little Orphan Airplane, being one of the many highlights from a succesfull first seasonmoreless
  • No Mission's Impossible For Steve

    9.3
    Bionic Agent Austin is send for an emergency rescue to 'Qatara' on the African continent.



    With the help of 2 Belgian nuns, he soon finds the missing pilot (Greg Morris for M:I The orginal series) and the wrecked plane. Steve bonds so well with the pilot, who instandly recognises the ex astronaut, that he almost immediately comes out with his 'replacement parts'-secret.



    This well directed instalment, with great care for the sets, is a good mixture of exotic adventure, action and warm humor. The importance of the second roles (nuns, rebel soldiers, village boy), make this a clever balanced episode instead of a 'Steve Austin one man show'.



    Even more unusual is the fact that all bionic power is used in a non-violent way, mainly for repairing the plane!



    Remarkable.moreless
  • Steve rescues a fellow agent, whose airplane is downed in Africa near a Christian mission with two sisters who are protecting the injured pilot from the local gorilla soldiers.

    8.5
    Steve parachutes into the closed off African country to rescue the pilot of a downed spy airplane whose film footage is valuable to the US State Department. Steve finds the pilot with 2 sisters in a Christian missionary. Finding the airplane, Steve reveals his "secret" to fix the damage plane and its engine. The 4 of them manage to evade the local soldiers long enough to fix the plane and take off to safety. The sisters, being big fans of the cowboy actor Dale Robertson, get to visit their hero in Hollywood at the end of this episode.moreless
Lee Majors

Lee Majors

Colonel Steve Austin

Richard Anderson

Richard Anderson

Oscar Goldman

Alan Oppenheimer

Alan Oppenheimer

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

Greg Morris

Greg Morris

Josh Perkins

Guest Star

Susan Powell

Susan Powell

Sister Terese

Guest Star

Scoey Mitchell

Scoey Mitchell

General Eiling

Guest Star

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