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a 1970s science-fiction adventure TV series about Steve Austin, whose body is rebuilt after an accident with artificial "bionic" parts that make him superhuman, and becomes a government agent.

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Was "Star Wars" influenced by "The Six Million Dollar Man"?

I recently started to rewatch episodes of The Six Million Dollar Man which was a favorite of mine as a kid in the 70s. It has been a while since I've seen it so I sought out some of the more iconic ...
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Aircraft clip in the intro to the Six Million Dollar Man

In the intro of the 1970s TV show, "The Six Million Dollar Man" there is an experimental delta aircraft shown under the wing of a B-52 Stratofortress: This is the test aircraft in which the main ...
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What was the impetus behind making Steve Austin "better than before"?

It seems at multiple points in the series itself, and in the opening credits for that matter, it was strongly emphasized that Steve was rebuilt "better than before". Now, certainly, it makes for ...
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What plot points/cultural significance would making Steve Austin a civilian member of NASA have served?

In the pilot movie "The Six Million Dollar Man" (1973) which preceded the TV series, Steve Austin was a "civilian member" of NASA who had walked on the moon, which justified his role as a test pilot. ...
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Where did the creators of the Six Million Dollar Man come up with that dollar amount?

When deciding the value of the bionics for Steve Austin, how did the creators/producers come up with the six million dollar figure? Was this just to be catchy with the title, or was there an ...
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