The Six Million Dollar Man: The Coward

episode number: season 1, episode 15 (1974)
viewing setting: home DVD, 1/14/11

episode synopsis: When an earthquake in China uncovers a crashed WWII plane, Steve goes to recover some secret documents - and also find out what happened to the pilot of that plane, who was his father.

impressions: Interesting premise - it combines a regular mission with a personal one. Steve gets to do some mountain climbing too, and tangles with a group of bandits.

notable guest star: George Takei (Sulu on Star Trek) is a veteran mountain climber who trains Steve and accompanies him on the mission.

significant bionic antics: Steve outruns some bad guys on horses, hammers climbing spikes into the rock with his fist, and fights the same bad guys on horseback later.

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