History Headscratchers / TheSixMillionDollarMan

21st May '15 1:56:13 PM Epithumia
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** The novelisations stated that Steve and Jamie's skeletons were strengthened. In fact, the entire bionic conversion was explained in detail in [[{{Padding}} every book]].
25th Oct '14 9:03:51 AM 23skidoo
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** Most likely his entire skeleton (except his head and his left arm) was reinforced, otherwise his legs would also injure him when running.

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** Most likely his entire skeleton (except his head and his left arm) was reinforced, otherwise his legs would also injure him when running. (Not to mention when landing a high jump.)
25th Oct '14 9:03:13 AM 23skidoo
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** Martin Caidin, the creator of the character and also the writer of non-fiction works on aviation and science, has been quoted as saying he knows aspects of the bionic man were physically impossible, but a level of suspension of disbelief is needed in order for the concept to work.
4th Nov '13 12:41:47 PM Snarf
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* So exactly how did the Venus probe manage to not explode during the long trip from Venus to Earth through the vacuum of space, when it couldn't even handle being lifted a few hundred feet up from the Earth's surface before exploding?

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* So exactly how did the Venus probe manage to not explode during the long trip from Venus to Earth through the vacuum of space, when it couldn't even handle being lifted a few hundred feet up from the Earth's surface before exploding?exploding?
** Fatigue stress from all the forces the probe was subjected from launch, including the Venus flyby and re-entry into Earth's atmosphere? Eventually every material will fail given enough stress applied to it.
11th Dec '12 4:47:16 AM Nightmask
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*** The made for TV movie made much later than the series does mention this reinforcement.

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*** The made for TV movie made much later than the series does mention this reinforcement.reinforcement.
* So exactly how did the Venus probe manage to not explode during the long trip from Venus to Earth through the vacuum of space, when it couldn't even handle being lifted a few hundred feet up from the Earth's surface before exploding?
18th May '12 11:14:52 AM Borjigin
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** This troper has heard, second-hand, that one episode mentioned reinforcements that got implanted in his back for exactly this purpose.

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** This troper has heard, second-hand, that one episode mentioned reinforcements that got implanted in his back for exactly this purpose.purpose.
*** The made for TV movie made much later than the series does mention this reinforcement.
22nd Aug '11 8:56:11 AM tracer
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** Most likely his entire skeleton (except his head and his left arm) was reinforced, otherwise his legs would also injure him when running.

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** Most likely his entire skeleton (except his head and his left arm) was reinforced, otherwise his legs would also injure him when running.running.
** This troper has heard, second-hand, that one episode mentioned reinforcements that got implanted in his back for exactly this purpose.
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