History Series / TheSixMillionDollarMan

9th Jun '16 10:21:37 AM faduda
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** Or older. In Irish mythology, the pre-Christian Celtic god/king Nuada received a working silver arm fashioned by the physician Dian Cecht and the wright Creidhne, after losing his arm in battle.
18th Mar '16 6:52:39 AM Prfnoff
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'''''The Six Million Dollar Man''''' -- the show that put "bionic" into the popular lexicon. More importantly, it set the stage for the SuperHero genre to be taken seriously in popular entertainment.

Lee Majors starred as Col. Steve Austin ([[NamesTheSame no, not ]][[Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin that one]]) in this sci-fi action-adventure series that ran from 1973 to 1978. Seriously injured in a test flight, former astronaut Austin is given artificial ("bionic") replacements for his legs, his right arm, and left eye, leaving him with superhuman speed and strength and telescopic vision. He can run more than 60 MPH, jump several stories, see objects from miles away and in the dark, and lift impossible weights. Upon his recovery, he goes to work for Oscar Goldman (Richard Anderson), head of the Office of Scientific Investigations (there are many other definitions for OSI out there -- this is the one actually seen on TV). Other regular or recurring characters includes:

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'''''The ''The Six Million Dollar Man''''' Man'' -- the show that put "bionic" into the popular lexicon. More importantly, it set the stage for the SuperHero genre to be taken seriously in popular entertainment.

Lee Majors Creator/LeeMajors starred as Col. Steve Austin ([[NamesTheSame no, not ]][[Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin that one]]) in this sci-fi action-adventure series that ran from 1973 to 1978. Seriously injured in a test flight, former astronaut Austin is given artificial ("bionic") replacements for his legs, his right arm, and left eye, leaving him with superhuman speed and strength and telescopic vision. He can run more than 60 MPH, jump several stories, see objects from miles away and in the dark, and lift impossible weights. Upon his recovery, he goes to work for Oscar Goldman (Richard Anderson), head of the Office of Scientific Investigations (there are many other definitions for OSI out there -- this is the one actually seen on TV). Other regular or recurring characters includes:
26th Nov '15 7:29:02 PM nombretomado
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The series was followed by made-for-TV movies in the late [[TheEighties 1980s]] and early [[TheNineties 1990s]]. In the last of these, Steve and Jaime finally got married. As for bionic kids -- Austin's estranged son by a pre-series marriage, Michael, appears in ''The Return of the Six-Million-Dollar Man and the Bionic Woman'' (1987), where he is fitted with bionics far, far exceeding those possessed by his father. In the second film, ''Bionic Showdown'' (1989), a new bionic woman named Kate Mason is introduced, played by SandraBullock in one of her first roles.

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The series was followed by made-for-TV movies in the late [[TheEighties 1980s]] and early [[TheNineties 1990s]]. In the last of these, Steve and Jaime finally got married. As for bionic kids -- Austin's estranged son by a pre-series marriage, Michael, appears in ''The Return of the Six-Million-Dollar Man and the Bionic Woman'' (1987), where he is fitted with bionics far, far exceeding those possessed by his father. In the second film, ''Bionic Showdown'' (1989), a new bionic woman named Kate Mason is introduced, played by SandraBullock Creator/SandraBullock in one of her first roles.
28th Jun '15 8:04:13 PM kchishol
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'''''The Six Million Dollar Man''''' -- the show that put "bionic" into the popular lexicon.

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'''''The Six Million Dollar Man''''' -- the show that put "bionic" into the popular lexicon.
lexicon. More importantly, it set the stage for the SuperHero genre to be taken seriously in popular entertainment.
28th Jun '15 5:13:30 PM nombretomado
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''The Six Million Dollar Man'' was based upon the science fiction novel ''Cyborg'' by Creator/MartinCaidin, and the original pilot TV movie, aired in 1973, was written by Henri Simoun and an uncredited Steven Bochco (''Series/NYPDBlue''). It was followed by two more TV movies produced by Glen Larson (''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|Classic}}'') that attempted, without success, to recast Austin as a Film/JamesBond-like character. When the series returned as a weekly hour-long show in January 1974, it was now produced by Harve Bennett (''Franchise/StarTrek''), who restored much of Caidin's original characterization to Austin (though Caidin's version of the character was rather different -- he was more of an assassin, carried a poison dart gun in a bionic finger, and his non-seeing bionic eye was a miniature camera). Later, Kenneth Johnson, who later went on to be involved with the TV series ''Series/TheIncredibleHulk,'' ''Series/AlienNation,'' and ''Series/{{V}}'', joined as a writer and went on to create the character of Jaime Sommers and produce the spin-off. Johnson advocated a somewhat "kindler, gentler" show, and it was in a two-parter he wrote that the show's most iconic recurring character, Bigfoot, first appeared.

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''The Six Million Dollar Man'' was based upon the science fiction novel ''Cyborg'' by Creator/MartinCaidin, and the original pilot TV movie, aired in 1973, was written by Henri Simoun and an uncredited Steven Bochco (''Series/NYPDBlue''). It was followed by two more TV movies produced by Glen Larson (''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|Classic}}'') Galactica|1978}}'') that attempted, without success, to recast Austin as a Film/JamesBond-like character. When the series returned as a weekly hour-long show in January 1974, it was now produced by Harve Bennett (''Franchise/StarTrek''), who restored much of Caidin's original characterization to Austin (though Caidin's version of the character was rather different -- he was more of an assassin, carried a poison dart gun in a bionic finger, and his non-seeing bionic eye was a miniature camera). Later, Kenneth Johnson, who later went on to be involved with the TV series ''Series/TheIncredibleHulk,'' ''Series/AlienNation,'' and ''Series/{{V}}'', joined as a writer and went on to create the character of Jaime Sommers and produce the spin-off. Johnson advocated a somewhat "kindler, gentler" show, and it was in a two-parter he wrote that the show's most iconic recurring character, Bigfoot, first appeared.
18th Jun '15 12:50:18 PM Cindylover1969
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* MarketBasedTitle: "Welcome Home, Jaime - Part 1" and "Kill Oscar, Part II" were shown in the UK as part of ''Series/TheBionicWoman''.
6th May '15 4:58:52 PM MarkLungo
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->''Steve Austin, astronaut. A man barely alive. "Gentlemen, WeCanRebuildHim. We have the technology. We have the capability to make the world's first bionic man. Steve Austin will be that man. Better than he was before. Better. Stronger. Faster."''

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->''Steve ->''"Steve Austin, astronaut. A man barely alive. "Gentlemen, WeCanRebuildHim. We have the technology. We have the capability to make the world's first bionic man. Steve Austin will be that man. Better than he was before. Better. Stronger. Faster."''
-->-- The OpeningNarration
30th Apr '15 3:33:16 AM DeepRed
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In the 1970s, the utterly exorbitant $6 million seemed about the right cost to create a bionic man[[note]]You might say it [[IncrediblyLamePun cost an arm and a leg]].[[/note]]. Oddly enough, due to the rapidly-falling costs of technology, it still seems about right, despite inflation.

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In the 1970s, the utterly exorbitant $6 million seemed about the right cost to create a bionic man[[note]]You might say it [[IncrediblyLamePun cost an arm and a leg]].[[/note]]. Oddly enough, due to the rapidly-falling costs of technology, it still seems about right, despite inflation. A proposed film remake starring MarkWahlberg will be [[RidiculousFutureInflation heavily inflation-adjusted]] with the name, ''"The Six '''Billion''' Dollar Man"''.
6th Apr '15 12:39:19 PM Snarf
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** Also in the pilot, Austin is depicted as a civilian test pilot and astronaut, not an Air Force Colonel. (The movie handwaves away the then-impossibility of a civilian walking on the moon.)
18th Dec '14 6:33:09 PM tracer
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* SignatureSoundEffect: All together now... WRRRRCH-CH-CH-CH-CH-CH-CH!

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All together now... WRRRRCH-CH-CH-CH-CH-CH-CH!WRRRRCH-CH-CH-CH-CH-CH-CH!
** When he used his bionic eye: Doot-doot-doot-doot-doot-doot-doot-doot-doot...
** When he threw something: Feweweweweweweweweweeeeeewooo
** When he jumped: Booooooooooooooooooooing!
** When he landed after a high jump, or punched somebody, we hear a sound reminiscent of the flapping of a high-dive springboard.
** When he bent something made of metal, there was a sound like an enormous plumbing valve being turned.
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