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

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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 9.45
66 votes
Writers: Robert I. Holt
Return of Deathprobe (1)

#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.

star 9.20
69 votes
Directors: Tom Connors III
Writers: Howard Dimsdale
Sharks (2)

#3 - 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 9.20
35 votes
Writers: Fred Freiberger
Return of Deathprobe (2)

#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.

star 9.18
65 votes
Directors: Tom Connors III
Writers: Howard Dimsdale
Deadly Countdown (1)

#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.

star 9.16
37 votes
Directors: Cliff Bole
Writers: Gregory S. Dinallo
Deadly Countdown (2)

#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.

star 9.12
34 votes
Directors: Cliff Bole
Writers: Gregory S. Dinallo
The Blue Flash

#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.

star 8.98
52 votes
Directors: Cliff Bole
Writers: Sheridan Gibney, Sidney Field
The Bionic Woman (2)

#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.

star 8.98
41 votes
Directors: Dick Moder
Writers: Kenneth Johnson
Sharks (1)

#9 - Sharks (1)

Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 11, 1977

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

star 8.92
39 votes
Directors: Alan J. Levi
Writers: Arthur Weingarten
Bigfoot V

#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.

star 8.90
79 votes
Directors: Rod Holcomb
Writers: Gregory S. Dinallo
The Price of Liberty

#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.

star 8.81
31 votes
Writers: Kenneth Johnson
The Bionic Criminal

#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.

star 8.73
41 votes
Writers: Richard Carr
Target in the Sky

#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.

star 8.69
26 votes
Directors: Jerry London
Writers: Larry Alexander
The Return of the Bionic Woman (2)

#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.

star 8.69
45 votes
Directors: Richard Moder
Writers: Kenneth Johnson
Dark Side of the Moon (1)

#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.

star 8.62
94 votes
Writers: John Meredyth Lucas
The Cross-Country Kidnap

#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.

star 8.53
36 votes
Writers: Ray Brenner, Stephen Kandel
Taneha

#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.

star 8.50
30 votes
Directors: Earl Bellamy
Writers: Margaret Armen
The Lost Island

#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.

star 8.49
97 votes
Writers: Mel Goldberg
The Deadly Replay

#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.

star 8.46
35 votes
Writers: Wilton Denmark
Dark Side of the Moon (2)

#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.

star 8.40
92 votes
Directors: Cliff Bole
Writers: John Meredyth Lucas
Divided Loyalty

#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.

star 8.36
39 votes
Directors: Alan Crosland
Writers: Jim Carlson, Terry McDonnell
The Return of the Bionic Woman (1)

#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.

star 8.34
53 votes
Directors: Richard Moder
Writers: Kenneth Johnson
Welcome Home, Jaime (2)

#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.

star 8.26
23 votes
Directors: Alan Crosland
Writers: Kenneth Johnson
The Privacy of the Mind

#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.

star 8.26
27 votes
Directors: James Lydon
Writers: Vanessa Boos
Carnival of Spies

#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.

star 8.25
32 votes
Writers: Robert C. Dennis
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