TV Series | TV-PG | | Action, Adventure, Crime
After a crippled test pilot is rebuilt with nuclear powered limbs and implants, he serves as a unique 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.
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