The Six Million Dollar Man: Act of Piracy

episode number: season 2, episode 9 (1974)
viewing setting: home DVD, 1/31/11

episode synopsis: A scientific team's ship (with Steve aboard) is hijacked by a militant foreign country.

impressions: I'm not too sure about this one. I got the impression that the tiny little enemy country was just a flea that the U.S. could have squashed underfoot, so I'm not sure why that didn't happen. One thing's for sure: neither the head evil military guy or his lieutenant were very good at listening to their men warn of bad things about to happen.

notable guest star: Noted TV avtor Carlos Romero is the idiot head bad guy. Soap Opera and TV star Lenore Kasdorf (who would later play Rico's mother in Starship Troopers) is a cute young scientist aboard the ship. Western and action movie star Stephen McNally is the head scientist on the ship.

significant bionic antics: Steve turns steel rivets with his bare hand, breaks out of a sunken diving bell, swings really fast, snaps a knife's blade, bends bars, removes a ship's propellors, and disables a boat with a makeshift battering ram.

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