DVD Review: Six Million Dollar Man Season 1

Six Million Dollar Man

The Six Million Dollar Man

When the NASA pilot crashes in a near-fatal accident, Colonel Steve Austin becomes a test subject for state-of-the-art cybernetic enhancements. In return for his new abilities, Steve begins working for OSI, an agency that guards the United States from continuous threats and danger.

Lee Majors stars as the iconic Colonel Steve Austin the “Six Million Dollar Man.” The show, beginning first as two movie pilots, started as a slow-paced drama. But as the show was picked up for regular season, so did the action and adventure. Lee Majors played Steve as a reluctant hero and very down-to-earth (even though a famous NASA pilot), who happens to have an extraordinary gift. Though of course, the special effects are very out-of-date and some situations are a bit hokey, this incredible show still holds up today, with plenty of drama, action and adventure.

The Six Million Dollar Man also produced the spin-off The Bionic Woman, starring Lindsay Wagner, (an almost equally iconic character of the decade) and several reunion specials. Science fiction enthusiasts that were around in the 70s and early 80s remember the show with fondness. I was a child, who caught the show on reruns and was especially fond of the Bionic Woman as well. And I’m happy to say that re-watching this classic series, and reunion specials in particular, was still a fun and memorable experience as an adult.

The Six Million Dollar Man: The Complete Collection releases for the first time today at http://6mdm.com with loads of bonus features.