The Six Million Dollar Man

Death Probe: Part 2 - S4-E14

Revealing mistake: When Major Popov aims the rocket launcher at the Venus probe, there is no rocket in the launcher- it is just an empty tube.

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Mistakes

There is no physical way that Steve Austin could perform most of his superhuman feats of strength in the ABC television series, due to the fact that they simply replaced his arm and legs, but didn't rebuild or reinforce the rest of his skeleton and muscles to handle the physical loads. Interestingly, author Martin Caidin (creator of Steve Austin in his novel, "Cyborg") actually did describe an incredibly complex whole-body rebuild that included vertebral reinforcement and ribcage and pelvis replacement, which were far more factual than the subsequent ABC television interpretation. ABC only accepted the series on the condition that it was less technical for their audience.

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Trivia

The narrator who says, "Steve Austin, astronaut, a man barely alive" during the opening sequence is the series producer, Harve Bennett.

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