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Old December 24 2011, 07:06 PM   #151
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Re: Revisiting The Six-Million Dollar Man...

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Population: Zero was the first SMDM I ever saw, since my folks wouldn't let me watch the pilot movies.
That whole scene of him stumbling across the landscape after his deep-freeze ordeal, then gradually warming up and breaking into the classic slo-mo run (with the sound of his steady heartbeat) for the first time is still the best example of Lee Majors' excellent running abilities ..... [snip]... Majors had these long, smooth strides, with his eyeline following a straight horizontal path through space. Hell, I dunno how to explain it.
I know absolutely what you mean by "the run", and this was the first episode I saw as a kid, too. I was so impressed by this episode when I saw it recently as an adult, particularly Lee Majors' athleticism.
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Old December 24 2011, 09:41 PM   #152
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I first began watching SMDM when I was about 5. I think the first episode I can remember watching was "The Bionic Woman." In any event, what I truly became hooked on was THE BIONIC WOMAN series. Watching it today it still holds up beautifully, for the most part, mainly because of Lindsay Wagner's incandescent acting.

But I have been enjoying rewatching and more often watching SMDM episodes for the first time on the Time Life set. I used to find Lee Majors wooden and dull, but now I find him perfect--iconic yet human, witty, even, in his deadpan low-keyness.

The show is really hit or miss, but it's always fun. Sometimes it's quite touching, too. And is there anything more galvanizing than Bionic Action in all of its forms?

I quite like "Burning Bright," and I think Shatner is, while as ever Shatner-esque, quite believable in the part. The climax high on the scaffold is quite stunning.
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Old December 25 2011, 03:24 AM   #153
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"Burning Bright" ****

This story feels like something I've seen before or maybe it's because it's a story that has been done a number of times since this episode first aired. And I suspect the story has been done in science fiction before where a human mutates mentally after exposure to some weird phenomena.
Perhaps you're thinking of Star Trek's own "Where No Man Has Gone Before?"
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Old December 25 2011, 04:00 AM   #154
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"Burning Bright" ****

This story feels like something I've seen before or maybe it's because it's a story that has been done a number of times since this episode first aired. And I suspect the story has been done in science fiction before where a human mutates mentally after exposure to some weird phenomena.
Perhaps you're thinking of Star Trek's own "Where No Man Has Gone Before?"
No, but it could also be Shatner in an old Outer Limits episode.
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Old December 25 2011, 07:44 AM   #155
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Day of the Robot had another memorable scene for me, the epic fight between Steve and the robot played by John Saxon. I loved it when Steve knocked his face off and it went tumbling down the hill. Then Steve used the "Captain Pike maneuver" to finish him. I think that my brother and I reenacted this scene many times in slow motion.
I had forgotten that the normal bionic sounds Steve makes started out as the sounds that this robot made.
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When I was 10 years old - that was the first scene I saw from The Six Million Dollar Man as I had heard about the series at school - but kept forgetting when it was on; so one Sunday I finally remembered; and flipped to channel 7 to see Austin fighting the robot; and made it a point to write on my calendar to remember to tune in at the start of the show the next week.
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