The Six Million Dollar Man: The Blue Flash

episode number: season 3, episode 10 (1975)
viewing setting: home DVD, 3/27/11

episode synopsis: Steve goes undercover as a dock worker to stop microchip smugglers.

impressions: About half of this one was devoted to Steve befriending and helping a little kid and his mom. Aside from that, there were some good macho moments where Steve (in a disguise that included a thick mustache and a hoop earring) had to hold his own and prove his worth in the tough dock environment.

notable guest stars: Well, here's an unusual one: the main bad guy was played by Jason Wingreen - who provided the voice of Boba Fett in The Empire Strikes Back. Michael Conrad from Hill Street Blues was the main thug.

significant bionic antics: Steve gets a microchip detector added to his arm. He also uses his strength to lift boxes, push back a crate that's falling on him, leap over a wall, and fight four bad guys at once.

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