The Six Million Dollar Man: Date With Danger (part 2)

episode number: season 5, episode 20 (1978)
viewing setting: home DVD, 8/25/12

episode synopsis: Steve goes up against early hackers who have gotten into OSI's computers.

impressions: This was part two of the computer episode. The computer continues to be almost all-powerful; among other stunts, it changes Steve's identity as a patient in a hospital, overhears a phone conversation and fries the phone booth, utilizes human messengers to get things done, blows up another computer remotely, and controls stage props in a theater. In other news, Steve talks the hitman into inadvertently giving him a chance to escape.

notable guest stars: Elaine Giftos is the highly-personable computer-literate chick who ends up helping Steve. Veteran actor Robert Walker, Jr. is the scheming main bad guy.

significant bionic antics: Steve leaps across a gap between rooftops (though he lands badly and gets a concussion), beats a bad guy, jumps/dodges various traps, bends the bars of a cage, and lifts/throws a heavy fan.

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