The Best Episodes of The Six Million Dollar Man

Dead Ringer

#1 - Dead Ringer 8.67

Season 5 - Episode 18

Steve's brush with death is followed by visions that may be the work of a spirit.

Directors: Arnold Laven, Charles Mitchell, Robert I. Holt
Bigfoot V

#2 - Bigfoot V 8.44

Season 5 - Episode 5

Steve thought Bigfoot had returned to space. But when Bigfoot is seen and photographed by an anthropologist, Steve travels to her camp to investigate.

Directors: Rod Holcomb
Return of the Deathprobe (2)

#3 - Return of the Deathprobe (2) 8.29

Season 5 - Episode 15

When all physical assaults fail against the new Venus probe, Steve succeeds in tricking it into falling into a pit. However, when it starts drilling towards a city, Steve has a bigger problem than before.

Directors: Tom Connors III
Dark Side of the Moon (1)

#4 - Dark Side of the Moon (1) 8.17

Season 5 - Episode 8

Steve is sent to the moon to investigate an orbital shift which is causing major upheavals in the Earth's climate. It turns out the upheavals are caused by a deranged scientist working at an exploration post on a nearby asteroid.

Directors: Cliff Bole, Richard Landau
The Lost Island

#5 - The Lost Island 8.00

Season 5 - Episode 16

While searching for a fallen satellite in the Pacific, Steve rescues a drowning victim who turns out to be an alien. She offers to help him acquire the satellite, which has landed on her race's invisible island. However, many of the island's populace in fear of a revolution, yet are unable to leave due to a lack of an immune system to Earth illnesses. Steve must get an experimental serum for her before she will help him.

Directors: Cliff Bole, Lou Shaw
Nuclear Alert

#6 - Nuclear Alert 7.90

Season 2 - Episode 1

Steve must stop a group of government conspirators who have assembled an atomic bomb from stolen parts.

Directors: Jerry London
Just a Matter of Time

#7 - Just a Matter of Time 7.89

Season 5 - Episode 13

Steve enters a time warp while on an orbital mission, hurling him six years into the future. Upon landing, the authorities arrest him for treason, believing he defected to Russia and was brainwashed into thinking the time warp occurred. Steve has to both prove his innocence and figure out how to get back to his own time.

Directors: Don McDougall, Neal J. Sperling
Date With Danger (2)

#8 - Date With Danger (2) 7.88

Season 5 - Episode 20

Steve teams with the owner of the computer dating service to put a stop to her now-sentient computer. After escaping a computer-arranged assassination, Steve finds himself in a mental facility after his medical records are altered. While the computer attempts to have everyone who knows about it killed, Steve must find a way to escape and stop the computer before it's too late.

Directors: Rod Holcomb, Wilton Schiller
Killer Wind

#9 - Killer Wind 7.86

Season 5 - Episode 6

Two locals join Steve when he attempts to rescue a group of students in a stalled cable car halfway up a mountain. They must rescue the students before a tornado gets to them, but one of the men is a criminal and the plan is put in jeopardy.

Directors: Richard Moder
The Blue Flash

#10 - The Blue Flash 7.86

Season 3 - Episode 10

Steve searches for a missing OSI agent who was about to close an investigation into the theft of hi-tech detecting devices. Taking a room at the boarding house where the agent had been staying, soon the owner disappears, leaving Steve to discover if the disappearances are related.

Directors: Cliff Bole
Dark Side of the Moon (2)

#11 - Dark Side of the Moon (2) 7.86

Season 5 - Episode 9

Steve is captured on the moon and is forced to help the scientist, who believes he's found a new energy source, and who threatens nuclear devastation on Earth if Steve refuses.

Directors: Cliff Bole
The Return of Bigfoot (1)

#12 - The Return of Bigfoot (1) 7.85

Season 4 - Episode 1

The alien race that Steve fought before (in "The Secret of Bigfoot") need supplies of metal and jewels and send their Bigfoot android to steal them from U.S. government depots. Seeing the results of the unseen android's efforts, the authorities conclude Steve is responsible and arrest him. To clear his name, Steve must escape and track down the aliens.

Directors: Barry Crane
The Golden Pharaoh

#13 - The Golden Pharaoh 7.83

Season 3 - Episode 20

Steve enlists the aid of a larcenous beauty to help him retrieve a priceless statue.

Directors: Cliff Bole
The Most Dangerous Enemy

#14 - The Most Dangerous Enemy 7.80

Season 4 - Episode 5

Steve and Rudy go to check up on a scientist, Cheryl Osborne, who was doing research on chimpanzees but who has ceased communications. When they arrive they find something has destroyed the lab, and Rudy is bitten by a rampaging chimpanzee. Rudy begins to turn into a psychotic and Steve must both stop him and find Osborne before it's too late.

Directors: Richard Moder
The Madonna Caper

#15 - The Madonna Caper 7.75

Season 5 - Episode 17

While Steve helps a countess retrieve a microdot with important information hidden on a painting in a museum, she helps herself to a masterpiece and replaces it with a forgery. Oscar sends Steve to retrieve the painting from its buyer before a visiting art expert causes embarrassment by discovering the counterfeit currently on display.

Directors: Herb Wallerstein
Date With Danger (1)

#16 - Date With Danger (1) 7.75

Season 5 - Episode 19

When OSI's communications chief is accused of spying, Steve attempts to prove his innocence and discovers tampered computer memory. He is led to suspect a computer dating service is behind the ilegal activity, but doesn't realize a computer itself has gained sentience and plans to stop Steve any way it can.

Directors: Rod Holcomb, Wilton Schiller
Return of the Robot Maker

#17 - Return of the Robot Maker 7.67

Season 2 - Episode 15

Doctor Dolenz returns and kidnaps Oscar, replacing him with a look-a-like robot in an attempt to steal the formula for a new energy source.

Directors: Phil Bondelli, Del Reisman, Mark Frost (I)
The Rescue of Athena One

#18 - The Rescue of Athena One 7.64

Season 1 - Episode 8

Steve in launched into space to rescue 2 astronauts stranded in a crippled space capsule.

The Pioneers

#19 - The Pioneers 7.62

Season 2 - Episode 2

While experimenting with a serum that aids in the awakening from a cryogenic sleep, scientist David Tate is accidentally injected with too much serum. When the space capsule in which he was experimenting crashes, he begins terrorizing the countryside and Steve must hunt him down.

Directors: Christian I. Nyby II, Katey Barrett
The Wolf Boy

#20 - The Wolf Boy 7.60

Season 3 - Episode 5

Kuroda and Steve are reunited when Kuroda asks Steve to help him investigate reports about a boy living with wolves.

Directors: Jerry London
The Cheshire Project

#21 - The Cheshire Project 7.60

Season 5 - Episode 11

Steve investigates his girlfriend's disappearance while she was piloting a new plane with anti-radar technology. He discovers one of the plane's technicians has been talking to a known trader of military secrets and starts the search for further clues.

Directors: Richard Moder
Rollback

#22 - Rollback 7.56

Season 5 - Episode 7

Steve goes undercover, joining a roller derby team whose owner plans to acquire and sell top-secret information. When the owner discovers the ruse, he plants evidence to lead Steve in the wrong direction, and uses the distraction to go get the information.

Directors: Don McDougall
Return of the Deathprobe (1)

#23 - Return of the Deathprobe (1) 7.50

Season 5 - Episode 14

A new, deadlier Venus probe is tested in a desolate area as a demonstration for Steve and Oscar, but a threat to Oscar to either hand over nuclear weaponry or see the probe set loose on the public forces Steve to find a way to stop the probe, even though it outmatches him in many ways.

Directors: Tom Connors III
Walk a Deadly Wing

#24 - Walk a Deadly Wing 7.50

Season 5 - Episode 12

Steve is assigned to gain the confidence of a scientist who has developed a weapon to capture soldiers non-violently, but refuses to hand over the plans to anyone for fear it could cause drastic results if used on a pilot in flight. As Steve begins to become his friend and acquire the weapon, the Russians inform the scientist they are holding his wife hostage and demand the device in trade for her safe return.

Directors: Herb Wallerstein
The Moving Mountain

#25 - The Moving Mountain 7.44

Season 5 - Episode 21

A terrorist steals a Russian rocket launcher and American missilse and plans to hold both countries hostage. Steve is sent along with a beautiful Russian agent to stop the terrorist, but his opposite number has orders to dispose of him and bring back the missiles to her superiors.

Directors: Don McDougall