The BEST Episodes of The Six Million Dollar Man
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Nov 22, 2021
Network: ABC (US)
"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
#2 - Return of Deathprobe (1)
Season 5 - Episode 14 - Aired Jan 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.
#4 - Return of Deathprobe (2)
Season 5 - Episode 15 - Aired Jan 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.
#5 - Deadly Countdown (1)
Season 5 - Episode 3 - Aired Sep 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.
#6 - Deadly Countdown (2)
Season 5 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 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.
#7 - The Blue Flash
Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired Nov 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.
#8 - The Bionic Woman (2)
Season 2 - Episode 20 - Aired Mar 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.
#9 - Sharks (1)
Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 11, 1977
Steve is captured while investigating the unusual power failure of a nuclear submarine.
#10 - Bigfoot V
Season 5 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 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.
#11 - The Price of Liberty
Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Sep 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.
#12 - The Bionic Criminal
Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 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.
#13 - Target in the Sky
Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Oct 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.
#14 - The Return of the Bionic Woman (2)
Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 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.
#15 - Dark Side of the Moon (1)
Season 5 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 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.
#16 - The Cross-Country Kidnap
Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired Jan 10, 1975
Steve is assigned to protect Liza Leitman, an equestrian trying to make the olympic team; also the creator of the cryptography code that links computers and secret communications world-wide.
#17 - Taneha
Season 2 - Episode 16 - Aired Feb 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.
#18 - The Lost Island
Season 5 - Episode 16 - Aired Jan 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.
#19 - The Deadly Replay
Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 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.
#20 - Dark Side of the Moon (2)
Season 5 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 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.
#21 - Divided Loyalty
Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired Nov 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.
#22 - The Return of the Bionic Woman (1)
Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 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.
#23 - Welcome Home, Jaime (2)
Season 3 - Episode 16 - Aired Jan 11, 1976
After going through another operation, Jaime Sommer's memories are slowly resurfacing. Now she is ready to move back to Ojai and live near her foster parents, Jim & Helen Elgin. Oscar Goldman arranges a job for her as a teacher at the Ventura Air Force base school but Jaime also insists on taking on missions of the OSI.
#24 - The Privacy of the Mind
Season 4 - Episode 21 - Aired Feb 27, 1977
Steve is sent to impersonate an eccentric scientist who is recruited by the Russians. He discovers they are working on a project involving a mind-reading computer, but time is running out on how long he can maintain the impersonation.
#25 - Carnival of Spies
Season 4 - Episode 19 - Aired Feb 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.