The BEST episodes of The Six Million Dollar Man

Every episode of The Six Million Dollar Man ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of The Six Million Dollar Man!

"Steve Austin, astronaut, a man barely alive. Gentlemen, we can rebuild him, we have the technology. We have the capability to make the worlds first Bionic man. Steve Austin will be that man. Better than he was before. Better. Stronger. Faster." Follow the adventures of Steve Austin, cybernetically enhanced astronaut turned secret agent, employed by the OSI, under the command of Oscar Goldman and supervised by the scientist who created his cybernetics, Rudy Wells. Steve uses the superior strength and speed provided by his bionic arm and legs, and the enhanced vision provided by his artificial eye, to fight enemy agents, aliens, mad scientists, and a wide variety of other villains

Last Updated: 3/27/2024Network: ABC (US)Status: Ended
Dead Ringer
62 votes

#1 - Dead Ringer

Season 5 - Episode 18 - Aired 2/13/1978

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

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Return of Deathprobe (2)
60 votes

#2 - Return of Deathprobe (2)

Season 5 - Episode 15 - Aired 1/29/1978

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
Return of Deathprobe (1)
65 votes

#3 - Return of Deathprobe (1)

Season 5 - Episode 14 - Aired 1/22/1978

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
Deadly Countdown (2)
32 votes

#4 - Deadly Countdown (2)

Season 5 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/2/1977

The daughter of Steve's friend, David McGrath, is kidnapped in order to force David to kill Steve. When the attempt on Steve fails, David confesses to Steve who then must rescue her.

Directors: Cliff Bole
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Deadly Countdown (1)
36 votes

#5 - Deadly Countdown (1)

Season 5 - Episode 3 - Aired 9/25/1977

Steve is on a mission involving a test satellite. But Steve becomes a target when the satellite is needed to gain control of a missile to be sold to a foreign power.

Directors: Cliff Bole
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Sharks (2)
36 votes

#6 - Sharks (2)

Season 5 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/18/1977

A nuclear submarine is commandeered for the purpose of piracy and extortion. Steve investigates and is captured. To escape he must eluded trained sharks.

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The Blue Flash
50 votes

#7 - The Blue Flash

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired 11/16/1975

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
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Sharks (1)
40 votes

#8 - Sharks (1)

Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/11/1977

Steve is captured while investigating the unusual power failure of a nuclear submarine.

Directors: Alan J. Levi
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Bigfoot V
74 votes

#9 - Bigfoot V

Season 5 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/9/1977

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
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The Bionic Woman (2)
47 votes

#10 - The Bionic Woman (2)

Season 2 - Episode 20 - Aired 3/23/1975

With Jaime adjusting to her bionics, Oscar wants to use Jaime to infiltrate a counterfit ring and steal the counterfit plates lock in their vault. Steve is adamantly opposed, but Jaime's bionic hearing is the only way to successfully open it the vault. Jaime's body seems to be rejecting her bionics, but does not tell anyone. After the mission the rejection worsens and leads her to run aimlessly. Steve tracts her down and brings her to Rudy, but there is nothing he can do and Jaime dies.

Directors: Dick Moder
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The Bionic Criminal
43 votes

#11 - The Bionic Criminal

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired 11/9/1975

Barney Miller, the seven million dollar man, is reactivated. Having apparently recovered, he's eager to resume auto racing. However, when the team owner won't let him race, Barney attacks the man and mistakenly believes he's killed him. Barney has a mental break from the stress and goes on crime spree, and Steve must track him down.

Writer: Richard Carr
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The Price of Liberty
36 votes

#12 - The Price of Liberty

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired 9/28/1975

An ex-government employee feels the government owes him something since he was laid off due to cutbacks and has been unemployed since. He rigs the liberty bell, which is on tour around the country due to the bicentennial celebration, to explode unless he gets $5 million dollars and safe passage out of the country. Steve and Oscar must rely on an explosive expert who is in prison to defuse the bomb.

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Target in the Sky
29 votes

#13 - Target in the Sky

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired 10/26/1975

When Oscar discovers missiles have been installed near a lumber camp, Steve goes undercover as a lumberjack to investigate. He soon finds out that the site foreman is part of a plot to bring down a plane with Presidential staff.

Directors: Jerry London
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The Lost Island
93 votes

#14 - The Lost Island

Season 5 - Episode 16 - Aired 1/30/1978

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
Writer: Mel Goldberg
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The Return of the Bionic Woman (2)
52 votes

#15 - The Return of the Bionic Woman (2)

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/21/1975

In an attempt to restore Jaime's memory, he takes back to their hometown of Ojai. She again begins to have violent headaches. Oscar sends Steve and Jaime on a mission hoping to give Jaime some relief. The mission fails because of Jaime's condition and they return to Washington. Steve ultimately concludes that it is he who is causing Jaime's headaches and suggests Jaime be moved away from him to Rudy's Colorado Springs facility so she can fully recover.

Directors: Richard Moder
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Dark Side of the Moon (1)
96 votes

#16 - Dark Side of the Moon (1)

Season 5 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/6/1977

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.

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Dark Side of the Moon (2)
91 votes

#17 - Dark Side of the Moon (2)

Season 5 - Episode 9 - Aired 11/13/1977

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
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The Return of the Bionic Woman (1)
58 votes

#18 - The Return of the Bionic Woman (1)

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/14/1975

Steve's bionic leg is damaged during a mission and must have it repaired. While semi-conscious and on his way into surgery he sees Jaime. Steve learns that Jaime did not die as he was led to believe, but was kept alive with cryogenic techniques by one of Rudy's assitants, Michael Marchetti. Jaime has just awakened from the cryogenic coma and suffers from memory loss resulting from mild brain damage.

Directors: Richard Moder
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Divided Loyalty
39 votes

#19 - Divided Loyalty

Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired 11/30/1975

When a scientist who defected to Russia for love wants to return to the United States, Steve is assigned to bring him back. Knowing only life in Russia, the scientist's son is hesitant to join, and by the time Steve convinces him to come along, the Russians learn of their plan and block their escape route, forcing a more dangerous alternative to be used.

Directors: Alan Crosland
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The Deadly Replay
40 votes

#20 - The Deadly Replay

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/22/1974

Steve attempts to re-test the experimental plane that caused his near fatal accident. When suspicious things begin happening, Oscar reveals to Steve that his first crash might not have been an accident. Steve chooses to proceed with the experiments hoping to lure the saboteurs into the open.

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Carnival of Spies
27 votes

#21 - Carnival of Spies

Season 4 - Episode 19 - Aired 2/13/1977

Steve trails a East German scientist who fakes a heart attack at a conference, then goes to a traveling carnival located suspiciously close to the test flight of a new B-1 bomber.

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The Ultimate Imposter
37 votes

#22 - The Ultimate Imposter

Season 4 - Episode 13 - Aired 1/2/1977

Steve's friend Joe Patton is the subject of a unique experiment to transfer information directly from a computer to a human brain. Patton becomes the OSI's newest super-agent but the process has hidden dangers...

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Just a Matter of Time
92 votes

#23 - Just a Matter of Time

Season 5 - Episode 13 - Aired 1/8/1978

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.

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37 votes

#24 - Taneha

Season 2 - Episode 16 - Aired 2/2/1975

The last known golden cougar is on the verge of being hunted down by local ranchers trying to stop their livestock from being killed. Steve's friend and local ranger asks him for help to save the cougar from extinction.

Directors: Earl Bellamy
Love Song for Tanya
24 votes

#25 - Love Song for Tanya

Season 3 - Episode 21 - Aired 2/15/1976

Steve is asked to escort a Soviet athlete during her stay in the U.S.

Directors: Phil Bondelli
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