TV Movie | | Adventure, Sci-Fi
After an astronaut/test pilot is catastrophically mutilated in a test plane crash, he is rebuilt and equipped with nuclear powered bionic limbs and implants.
The traditional bionics sound effects are not heard in this film as they wouldn't be introduced until the series began (though some prototype sounds can be heard during Austin's run in the desert). There is also a minimum of slow-motion photography ... ...
Dr. Rudy Wells:
We've given you an eye for an eye, haven't we? An arm for an arm?
Steve Austin: My arm didn't come packed in a wooden box!
Applies only to the reedited "Moon and the Desert" syndicated version: Austin is shown flying to the moon in a solo mission, but just before being shown leaving the moon, a second astronaut appears without explanation in one shot (culled from stock footage).
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