The Six Million Dollar Man: Survival of the Fittest

episode number: season 1, episode 5 (1974)
viewing setting: home DVD, 1/7/11

episode synopsis: Steve and Oscar's flight crashes near an island, but also on board the plane are assassins out to kill Oscar.

impressions: This was a basic survival situation, but with assassins. They weren't the most competent, though. There was also a plot twist involving the surprise third killer.

notable guest star: Laurette Spang (who would later play Cassiopeia in the original Battlestar Galactica TV series) was a young military officer here. Classic tough guy William Smith was one of the assassins.

significant bionic antics: Steve uses a tree trunk as a weapon, and later cuts his finger open to provide live wires to cauterize a wound.

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