TV Movie | TV-PG | | Adventure, Sci-Fi
After an astronaut and test pilot is catastrophically mutilated in a test plane crash, he is rebuilt and equipped with nuclear powered bionic limbs and implants.
Based upon the Martin Caidin novel "Cyborg", this was the only film adaptation of any of Caidin's original four Cyborg/Six Million Dollar Man novels. The remaining three: Operation Nuke, High Crystal, and Cyborg IV, were never adapted by the television series.
Dr. Frankenstein, I presume?
Steve's remaining arm is left intact when in real life it would have to be amputated and replaced with a bionic arm because the original arm and the replacement limb could not properly function alongside each other. This is because the organic arm can't perform some of the feats of strength that a bionic arm can without receiving an injury or tearing off. In fact, Rudy is indeed shown amputating Steve's existing human arm in the BIONIC MAN comic - the amputation is done for Steve's personal safety, not just his health and well-being, which as a doctor, Rudy would be intensely concerned with.
Re-edited into two episodes of "The Six Million Dollar Man" for syndication. To pad out the story, scenes were added from The Six Million Dollar Man: The Bionic Woman (1975), The Six Million Dollar Man: The Bionic Boy (1976) and The Six Million Dollar Man: Dark Side of the Moon: Part 1 (1977).