The Six Million Dollar Man.

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6 Million Dollar Man Film.

Richard Anderson, who played Oscar Goldman on the 1970s TV series The Six Million Dollar Man, has said that preproduction of Miramax/Universal's movie version of the series is on a fast track. Anderson added that he is under contract to appear as Oscar, and that Lee Majors may reprise his role as Steve Austin. But Anderson said filmmakers are looking for a new star--along the lines of Brad Pitt and Hugh Jackman--to play the lead, adding that it is not yet time to approach actors. "We've got to get the story straight," he said. "Story first, and then we'll go after the director."

Whatever direction the story takes, Anderson said it is important to keep some of the original actors, as did the James Bond series. "In James Bond, they always brought [Q], the fellow with the inventions, back, and he played the part until he died. So I think the studio felt there was something about bringing in some of the people from the original series."

Anderson became a producer with some of the Six Million Dollar Man TV movies and was the one to interest Universal in backing a theatrical production.
 

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Based on the novel Cyborg by Martin Caiden

I used to watch this show religiously because it was a fun show to watch and , it was a science fiction show . The 1970's was not at all a great era for science fiction television , there were few if any options because most the time , those shows didn't last very long. The Six Million Dollar Man was part science fiction and part spy show which is probably the reason it had success and ran as long as it did.:)

By todays stands , it looks badly dated and it's hard to look at the slow motion running and movement of Steve Austin, without snickering. :D
 
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Based on the novel Cyborg by Martin Caiden

I used to watch this show religiously because it was a fun show to watch and , it was a science fiction show . The 1970's was not at all a great era for science fiction television , there were few if any options because most the time , those shows didn't last very long. The Six Million Dollar Man was part science fiction and part spy show which is probably the reason it had success and ran as long as it did.:)

By todays stands , it looks badly dated and it's hard to look at the slow motion running and movement of Steve Austin, without snickering. :D
Now, maybe, but back then we all mimicked the movements and sounds at school.
 

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Now, maybe, but back then we all mimicked the movements and sounds at school.

Back then , It was cool . :)Now, it's high comedy,:D I seem recall that the tv show Maude( I think it was that show) :unsure:made fun of the slow mo Steve Austin gimmick.:D
 

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The first Wild Wild West tv film in 1978 , you had Dr Loveless Jr who created two 19th century precursors to the Six Million Dollar Man . But each one only cost 600 Dollars the pari was played by Shields and Yarnel .:)
 
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The Bionic Woman with Lindsey Wagner ,(whom I liked In the role )lasted three , Thought had somer all good episodes the oveal writing wasn't;t the writing wasn't as good. There was one episode which was a redo of a Six Million Dollar Man episode .




There was a remake of the The Bionic Woman done in 2007 with Michele Ryan and Katie Sackoff . I liked the new take on it but , it didn't resonate with audiences . It one lasted a few episodes.
 
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I remember it fondly, but i don't remember it well. (i think i must have been outside playing at the time.)

I did have a crush on Jamie Sommers, though. :)
 
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I remember it fondly, but i don't remember it well. (i think i must have been outside playing at the time.)

I did have a crush on Jamie Somer, though.

Lots of us had a crush on Jamie Sommers .:D
 

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I recall seeing a maze parody called The Six Million Dollars Man.

And even Benny Hill did a hilariously funny bionic man parody I think it was called Bionic Baby .:D
 

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Then there were the reunion films One the was title Bionic Ever After. And Sandra Bullock was in one of those films.
 

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@Bayit wasnt just the bionic woman that reused the six million dollar man scripts, the Gemini man rehashed a couple of stories too
 

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@Bayit wasnt just the bionic woman that reused the six million dollar man scripts, the Gemini man rehashed a couple of stories too

Really ? I didn't know that .

I do remember that show . It stared Ben Murphy , I think . It wasn't very dog lasted not even a season.
 

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Then there's The reunion film Bionic Ever After.:D

I seem to recall that Sandra Bullock was on one the Bionic Man Reunion films .:unsure:
 

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It's a pity that film in the OP wasn't made with Hugh Jackman but I think the time has past now. Also, I think the RoboCop films were much more gritty and tackled better the problems of being a cyborg. Six Million Dollar Man tended to gloss over the difficulties of having mechanical implants.
I used to avidly watch the Six Million Dollar Man TV series. The Bionic Woman wasn't as good. There was too much "bionic" TV at the same time and also Lindsey Wagner wasn't too great an actor. I'm never seen those later TV movies that you mention. Maybe I was also playing outside too, or maybe they didn't get shown in the UK.

I did like the Gemini Man though and I remember that.
 

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