The BEST Episodes of The Six Million Dollar Man

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jun 14, 2020

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

Dead Ringer

#1 - Dead Ringer

Season 5 - Episode 18 - Aired Feb 13, 1978

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

star 9.16
50 votes
Writers: Robert I. Holt
Return of Deathprobe (2)

#2 - 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.

star 9.14
51 votes
Directors: Tom Connors III
Writers: Howard Dimsdale
Return of Deathprobe (1)

#3 - 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.

star 9.02
53 votes
Directors: Tom Connors III
Writers: Howard Dimsdale
The Blue Flash

#4 - 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.

star 8.98
47 votes
Directors: Cliff Bole
Writers: Sheridan Gibney, Sidney Field
Bigfoot V

#5 - 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.

star 8.95
61 votes
Directors: Rod Holcomb
Writers: Gregory S. Dinallo
The Bionic Woman (2)

#6 - 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.

star 8.70
23 votes
Directors: Dick Moder
Writers: Kenneth Johnson
The Secret of Bigfoot (1)

#7 - The Secret of Bigfoot (1)

Season 3 - Episode 16 - Aired Feb 1, 1976

While helping set up an earthquake warning system Steve encounters a towering monster--and its mysterious masters.

star 8.40
20 votes
Directors: Alan Crosland
Writers: Kenneth Johnson
Sharks (2)

#8 - Sharks (2)

Season 5 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 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.

star 8.38
21 votes
Writers: Fred Freiberger
Deadly Countdown (1)

#9 - 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.

star 8.36
22 votes
Directors: Cliff Bole
Writers: Gregory S. Dinallo
The Bionic Boy

#10 - The Bionic Boy

Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 7, 1976

Rudy develops a new form of bionics that can restore mobility to people who has been paralyzed. Andy Sheffield, who was paralyzed from the waist down in a previous accident, is selected as a prime candidate to test Rudy's new work and try to restore his ability to walk again.

star 8.32
28 votes
Writers: Tom Greene
Dark Side of the Moon (1)

#11 - 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.

star 8.29
79 votes
Writers: John Meredyth Lucas
Deadly Countdown (2)

#12 - 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.

star 8.26
19 votes
Directors: Cliff Bole
Writers: Gregory S. Dinallo
The Lost Island

#13 - 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.

star 8.23
81 votes
Writers: Mel Goldberg
Sharks (1)

#14 - Sharks (1)

Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 11, 1977

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

star 8.21
24 votes
Directors: Alan J. Levi
Writers: Arthur Weingarten
Divided Loyalty

#15 - 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.

star 8.14
22 votes
Directors: Alan Crosland
Writers: Jim Carlson, Terry McDonnell
The Return of the Bionic Woman (2)

#16 - 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.

star 8.11
27 votes
Directors: Richard Moder
Writers: Kenneth Johnson
The Wolf Boy

#17 - The Wolf Boy

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 12, 1975

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

star 8.04
50 votes
Directors: Jerry London
Writers: Judy Burns
Dark Side of the Moon (2)

#18 - 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.

star 8.03
78 votes
Directors: Cliff Bole
Writers: John Meredyth Lucas
The Pioneers

#19 - The Pioneers

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 20, 1974

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.

star 7.98
84 votes
Writers: Bill Svanoe
Just a Matter of Time

#20 - Just a Matter of Time

Season 5 - Episode 13 - Aired Jan 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.

star 7.98
80 votes
Writers: Gregory S. Dinallo, Neal J. Sperling
The Bionic Criminal

#21 - 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.

star 7.96
25 votes
Writers: Richard Carr
Nightmare in the Sky

#22 - Nightmare in the Sky

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 26, 1976

Steve is present at the test flight of his friend Kelly Wood when she is shot down by a World War II Japanese Zero! Later Kelly is found but the plane has vanished and she's suspected of selling it to a foreign concern. Steve must clear her name and discovers a sinister plot to steal top-secret aircraft.

star 7.90
29 votes
Directors: Alan Crosland
Writers: Jim Carlson, Terrence McDonnell
Love Song for Tanya

#23 - Love Song for Tanya

Season 3 - Episode 19 - Aired Feb 15, 1976

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

star 7.88
34 votes
Directors: Phil Bondelli
Writers: Alan Folsom, David H. Balkan
The Last of the Fourth of Julys

#24 - The Last of the Fourth of Julys

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Apr 5, 1974

When a terrorist tries to kill a group of prime ministers attending an international meeting in Paris using a laser, Steve is assigned to infiltrate his compound and stop him

star 7.81
123 votes
Directors: Reza Badiyi
Writers: Richard Landau
Danny's Inferno

#25 - Danny's Inferno

Season 4 - Episode 15 - Aired Jan 23, 1977

Danny, a 14 year old kid, inadvertently creates a source of chemical thermal energy source while trying to create a new fuel source for his toy rocket. When his chemicals are stolen from his garage laboratory, Steve and OSI must protect Danny and catch the thief before he sells it on the black market.

star 7.78
23 votes
Directors: Cliff Bole
Writers: Tom Greene