The Six Million Dollar Man: Hocus Pocus

episode number: season 3, episode 17 (1976)
viewing setting: home DVD, 4/1/11

episode synopsis: To find a missing codebook, Steve poses as a magician and (along with his little ESP sidekick from a previous episode) infiltrates the bad guy's compound.

impressions: It was pretty good. Steve got to wear a disguise and do some magic, and the still-fairly-annoying little girl with ESP continues to blurt out things she shouldn't. If I could read minds, I wouldn't tell anybody - I'd find new and creative ways to become a billionaire. But so it goes.

notable guest stars: Robbie Lee returns as ESP-girl, now in college; it turns out that she voiced a couple of characters in the Q*bert video game from 1983. Jack Colvin (who went on to be the reporter in the Incredible Hulk TV series) was a henchman of the bad guy here, though he was working with Oscar. Veteran television actor Pernell Roberts was the main bad guy.

significant bionic antics: Steve identifies a bad guy from far away, chases down a car, pushes some heavy pipes off of a truck, shuffles cards really fast, lifts a heavy box, jumps up to the second floor, breaks open a couple of doors, and fights off five bad guys (pushing them all into the pool.)

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