TV Series | TV-PG | | Action, Adventure, Crime
After a severely injured test pilot is rebuilt with nuclear powered limbs and implants, he serves as an intelligence agent.
Martin Caidin based the character of Steve Austin on astronauts David Scott and Eugene Cernan (commanders of Apollos 15 and 17, respectively).
Steve Austin, astronaut. A man barely alive.
Oscar Goldman: We can rebuild him. We have the technology. We can make him better than he was. Better, stronger, faster.
Although Austin's legs and right arm are bionic, nothing was done to reinforce his back and spine. As a result, most of his displays of bionic strength (lifting and throwing heavy objects, etc.) would either be impossible or would have caused crippling if not fatal injury.
Several early episodes, now syndicated as two-part stories, were original broadcast as 90-minute TV movies. Most retain their original titles, except for the first two episodes of the series, "The Moon and the Desert," which were originally part of the original Six Million Dollar Man TV-movie. Several later two-hour episodes of the series have also been reedited into two-parters, such as "Lost Island."
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