The Six Million Dollar Man: Taneha

episode number: season 2, episode 16 (1975)
viewing setting: home DVD, 2/16/11

episode synopsis: Steve helps to save a wild cougar, the last known male of its species, which is being hunted by upset ranchers.

impressions: This one was okay, if you can believe a wild animal that sometimes stalks and attacks, other times flees, and at one point sits there meekly and allows itself to be captured. See why we call them animals.

notable guest star: Wild child Jess Walton, before she got into trouble and then settled down, is the young Indian female who thinks she's a guy and has to be as good at everything as a guy. She kind of resembles a young Sandra Bernhard.

significant bionic antics: Steve runs really fast and beats the guide to the campsite, and spots the cougar in the dark and at great distances. On a side note, he also gets clawed in his flesh-and-bone arm, resulting in much bleeding.

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