Six Million Dollar Man

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  1. MikeInFla

    MikeInFla Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Just picked up season 1 on DVD. Was cheap and I thought worth checking out. I loved it as a kid, I only hope that it has held up and is as cool as I remember. I did skim through a little bit and I have to say it looks good visually. I don't remember ever seeing the pilot. Had no idea Darren McGavin was in the pilot. Will watch when I have time. If decent I make pick up the other seasons.
     
  2. RMP1967

    RMP1967 Forum Resident

    Six Million Dollar Man was one of my favorites in the mid/late '70s, as a kid, and also the first TV show I owned on home video. Sort of:
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  3. neo123

    neo123 Forum Resident

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    One of my favorite shows too as a kid.

    I owned one of these and took it to school everyday:

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  4. ChadHahn

    ChadHahn Well-Known Member

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    When I was a kid I at a friends house for a sleep over. We were watching the Jerry Lewis telethon and Richard Anderson (Oscar Goldman) was at our local station. I called the 800 number and asked if I could talk with him and they put me on the phone with him and put the camera on him as he was talking to me. He asked me what I was doing and when I told him he repeated it on the air so my friends could hear. It was quite a thrill.

    Chad
     
  5. JozefK

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    Q: How do you kill the Six Million Dollar Man?

    A: With a Seven Million Dollar Bullet.

    -- 1970s schoolyard joke
     
  6. SonOfAlerik

    SonOfAlerik Forum Resident

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    I still love the Death Probe episodes.
     
  7. MikeInFla

    MikeInFla Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    That's awesome I remember that! My cousin had this and I loved it! Prob no so much now but we used to watch Steve over and over with this thing. I also had the lunchbox. I wanted badly to have the Ben Cooper Halloween costume but could never find it.

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    As I said before, I hope the show is as fun to watch as I remember. I was disappointed when I saw the 70's Spiderman shows a few years ago. A buddy at work had them on VHS and I burned him and me copies to DVD and watched it. They were OK but a bit boring.
     
  8. KeninDC

    KeninDC Forum Resident

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    I caught a rerun on a Florida local channel last summer and I had forgotten how square Steve Austin was. I'll be interested in the OP's review.

    I believe there was an episode where Mark Spitz (Olympic swimmer) was a guest star. I was also a huge Spitz fan and this blew my little mind. My friend across the street had the 12" doll where you could look through the back of his head through his bionic eye. Cool. And the Bigfoot episodes...
     
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  9. Gems-A-Bems

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  10. RMP1967

    RMP1967 Forum Resident

    Classic '70s-era Halloween costume!
     
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  11. dprokopy

    dprokopy Forum Resident

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    I had one of those myself. Recently saw one at an exhibit of "retro" toys at a museum here in Seattle. Made me feel ooooold.
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  12. RMP1967

    RMP1967 Forum Resident

    I never had one, but coveted my friend's... I think he also came with an engine block to lift. For some reason, that now strikes me as funny. I can't remember if there was an episode that hinged on his being able to lift an engine block...
     
  13. I prefer the 6 Million dollar woman, sorry!
     
  14. Sarah S. The Hendrix Nut

    Sarah S. The Hendrix Nut Forum Resident

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    It was my favorite show when I was a kid. I was so sad when they took it off the air.
    I bought all of the seasons on dvd a couple of years ago and I enjoyed watching them for the first time in years.
    This is Bruce Peterson:
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    He was the pilot in the accident used at the beginning of every episode.
    There is an interview with the producer on one of the dvd sets, talking about the real life pilot's injuries. He is exaggerating like crazy.
    Mr. Peterson lost sight in one eye due to an infection, but otherwise recovered.

    Here's the video of the crash:

     
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  15. seed_drill

    seed_drill Forum Resident

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    She was just The Bionic Woman.
     
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  16. RMP1967

    RMP1967 Forum Resident

    And remember the sense of excitement when they'd team up?
     
  17. seed_drill

    seed_drill Forum Resident

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    Did they have artificial nerves in their naughty bits?
     
  18. Ok, then I like his ex wife Farrah Facet.... :D
     
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  19. RMP1967

    RMP1967 Forum Resident

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  20. MikeInFla

    MikeInFla Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    I found a Power Records podcast and it had these on it. Was good to hear them again. The voice actor sounds like Lee Majors on them and they use the theme and sfx (or something very similar).
     
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  21. MikeInFla

    MikeInFla Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Yes, and I just don't remember much more than the "probe" or Bigfoot episodes. And I think one with George Takei. It will be like seeing them for the first time it has been so long. I really hope they are enjoyable. A few years ago I picked up the Buck Rogers complete series and I haven't gotten around to very much of that either. I watched one or two and it just wasn't as cool as it was when I was 8 years old.
     
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  22. Sarah S. The Hendrix Nut

    Sarah S. The Hendrix Nut Forum Resident

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    There is....
    There was also an action figure that came with what was supposed to be a steel girder or something.

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    I had both of them.
    I even had the Oscar Goldman action figure and I think even the John Saxon character.

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  23. Sarah S. The Hendrix Nut

    Sarah S. The Hendrix Nut Forum Resident

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    JUST! Whaddaya mean "Just"?!?!?:)
     
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  24. seed_drill

    seed_drill Forum Resident

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    As far as billing! Though, honestly, these shows were before puberty for me.
     
  25. Mondie

    Mondie Well-Known Member

    Loved this show, it was fantastic TV growing up in the 70's. I however cannot imagine that it has aged well, or that I would enjoy watching it. It may even spoil some great memories to a degree.
     

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