History YMMV / TheSixMillionDollarMan

17th Aug '17 7:09:13 PM marcoasalazarm
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* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: The opening theme is an iconically awesome EarWorm.
11th Jun '17 6:30:08 PM DynamiteXI
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* SpecialEffectFailure: In "Killer Wind," though they used wind machines to indicate an oncoming storm, they didn't cover up the conspicuously sunny and cloudless skies.
19th Mar '17 9:01:13 PM skidoo23
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** Aside from the dart gun, there were additional differences in Austin's bionics; he had a radio antenna built into a rib, a secret compartment for gear in one of his legs, a steel-reinforced skull, and in the novels Austin's bionic arm was his ''left''. Also, while on TV the term "bionic" was used in the singular, as in "bionic arm", Caidin's books used the awkward (but more grammatically correct) plural form, so "bionics arm".



** They could be speaking metaphorically. While their injuries, once stabilized, weren't life-threatening, the loss of multiple limbs and other organs would have been a serious liability to pursuing anything resembling a 'normal' life (certainly in TheSeventies, before handicap accessibility was the law of the land). For vital, athletic people like Steve (test pilot and astronaut) and Jamie (professional tennis player and amateur skydiver) there's a huge psychological factor involved (this would have been true with ''anyone'' but even moreso in their cases).
* GenreTurningPoint: When this series and its SpinOff, ''Series/TheBionicWoman'', each became sustained hits, the SuperHero genre began to be taken much more seriously UsefulNotes/PrimeTime TV material. That set the stage for Creator/ChristopherReeve to soar as ''Film/{{Superman}}'' to proved that notion true in feature films.
* HolyShitQuotient: The crash footage in the opening credits is still disturbing after all these years.

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** They could be speaking metaphorically. While their injuries, once stabilized, weren't life-threatening, the loss of multiple limbs and other organs would have been a serious liability to pursuing anything resembling a 'normal' life (certainly in TheSeventies, before handicap accessibility was the law of the land). For vital, athletic people like Steve (test pilot and astronaut) and Jamie (professional tennis player and amateur skydiver) there's a huge psychological factor involved (this would have been true with ''anyone'' but even moreso in their cases).
cases). Indeed, in the original pilot film, Austin at one point attempts suicide.
* GenreTurningPoint: When this series and its SpinOff, ''Series/TheBionicWoman'', each became sustained hits, the SuperHero genre began to be taken much more seriously as UsefulNotes/PrimeTime TV material. That set the stage for Creator/ChristopherReeve to soar as ''Film/{{Superman}}'' to proved prove that notion true in feature films.
* HolyShitQuotient: The crash footage in the opening credits is still disturbing after all these years.years, primarily because it was actual footage of a real crash in which a test pilot was catastrophically injured - but he never got the bionics.



* {{Narm}}: "Sweet Jaime" as sung by Lee Majors in "The Bionic Woman" (the two-part episode that introduced her). Oh dear.

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* {{Narm}}: "Sweet Jaime" as sung by Lee Majors in "The Bionic Woman" (the two-part episode that introduced her). Oh dear. (It doesn't help that the melody is loosely based around the show's theme song.



** Also in the title sequence with the footage from Austin's lift body plane's on board camera of his fateful crash seconds before impact is frightening to see obviously he is going to hit the ground ''hard''.
** It must have been especially Nightmare Fuel-ish to test pilot Bruce Peterson, whose spectacular crash was featured in the opening credits. Imagine reliving that week after week.

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** Also in the title sequence with the footage from Austin's lift body plane's on board camera of his fateful crash seconds before impact is frightening to see obviously he is going to hit the ground ''hard''. \n** And it isn't special effects; this is actual in-cockpit footage of a real crash. It must have been especially Nightmare Fuel-ish to test pilot Bruce Peterson, whose spectacular crash was featured in the opening credits. Imagine reliving that week after week.



* RecycledScript - not so much in ''Six Mil'' itself, but several scripts from this series were later remade for ''The Bionic Woman''.

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* RecycledScript - not so much in ''Six Mil'' itself, but several scripts from this series were later remade for the first season ''The Bionic Woman''.Woman'' due to the spinoff being commissioned on ''very'' short notice.



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24th Oct '15 5:30:18 PM nombretomado
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* GenreTurningPoint: When this series and its SpinOff, ''Series/TheBionicWoman'', each became sustained hits, the SuperHero genre began to be taken much more seriously PrimeTime TV material. That set the stage for Creator/ChristopherReeve to soar as ''Film/{{Superman}}'' to proved that notion true in feature films.

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* GenreTurningPoint: When this series and its SpinOff, ''Series/TheBionicWoman'', each became sustained hits, the SuperHero genre began to be taken much more seriously PrimeTime UsefulNotes/PrimeTime TV material. That set the stage for Creator/ChristopherReeve to soar as ''Film/{{Superman}}'' to proved that notion true in feature films.
18th Jun '15 12:39:41 PM Cindylover1969
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* {{Narm}}: "Sweet Jaime" as sung by Lee Majors in "The Bionic Woman" (the two-part episode that introduced her). Oh dear.
15th May '15 12:31:45 PM jeffreyloonychen
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** Kate Mason, the second Bionic Woman in "Bionic Showdown", is played by future Oscar-winner Creator/SandraBullock.
13th Dec '14 2:31:55 AM kchishol
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* GenreTurningPoint: When this series and its SpinOff, ''Series/TheBionicWoman'', each became sustained hits, the SuperHero genre began to be taken much more seriously PrimeTime TV material. That set the stage for Creator/ChristopherReeve to soar as ''Film/{{Superman}}'' to proved that notion true in feature films.
13th Nov '14 3:33:36 PM MagBas
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* UnfortunateImplications - OSI apparently has the authority to perform medical experiments on human subjects without informed consent, and in fact did so with Steve Austin (and possibly Barney Hiller as well; given that they were in a romantic relationship at the time Steve could have acted as next-of-kin for Jamie Somers and fulfilled the legal and ethical requirement for the procedure).

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* UnfortunateImplications - OSI apparently has the authority to perform medical experiments on human subjects without informed consent, and in fact did so with Steve Austin (and possibly Barney Hiller as well; given that they were in a romantic relationship at the time Steve could have acted as next-of-kin for Jamie Somers and fulfilled the legal and ethical requirement for the procedure).
4th Aug '14 11:59:20 AM Yipeekiyay
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* RetroactiveRecognition: In "The Return of the Six-Million-Dollar Man and the Bionic Woman", Dr. Shepherd, who performed life-saving surgery on Steve's son Michael, was played by a young Creator/BryanCranston.
9th Jan '14 7:30:03 PM desslok
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** It must have been especially Nightmare Fuel-ish to test pilot Bruce Peterson, whose spectacular crash was featured in the opening credits. Imagine reliving that week after week.
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