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.
Surprisingly, Steve's bionic eye is not used at any point in this first adventure (except for regular vision).
Dr. Rudy Wells:
Steve, you got a positive genius for antagonizing the wrong people.
Steve Austin: I know, it's story of my life.
The "Factual Error" that Austin's human left arm should have been amputated to prevent incompatible balance produces an enormous character error if such had occurred. The friendship that is demonstrated between Austin and Dr. Wells would never allow the latter to amputate a healthy arm of his friend, whether it would be mechanically efficient or not. Further, Dr. Wells is portrayed as the kind of man not to violate his Hippocratic oath of "Do no harm" which such an amputation would be in contrast to.
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