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Things I didn't realize about The Six Millioon Dollar Man

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Sunday, January 23, 2011 7:13 AM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


....until I got the DVD set.

Never knew that was Harve Bennett saying "Steve Austin. Astronaut. A man barely alive."

Didn't know there were multiple spellings of Austin. Steve's dad's dogtags spell Austen, most other references seem to spell Austin.

Didn't know he played other parts in the show. I did remember once seeing the credit for "L. Magors" during syndication reruns, but never figured out who he had played.

Had no idea so many repeat actors played so many different roles. That Paul Carr guy got around - like 3 or 4 eps per season. And Farrah had 4 appearances, playing 3 roles, plus once featured as a model in a magazine layout. Her first and 3rd eps were with the same character, I think.

Hadn't realized that a Harve Bennett production about space explorers returning to Earth, taking to communicating with sea mammals, and starring William Shatner as....Josh Lang. This was over a decade before Harve Bennett produced something called Star Trek IV: The Vogage Home.

Anybody else?



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Sunday, January 23, 2011 10:47 AM

OPPYH


Been ages since Watching this originally, so I am having a blast watching this series again. 70's tv is quite rare on dvd these days, so I'm taking my sweet time through it. I had forgotten there is some awesome music for the show(especially the eerie scenes when a Moog synthisizer chimes in).

I really do love this show, but what shocks me is that I like the Bionic Woman even more(just finished season 1). Bionic Woman is on Par with The Incredible Hulk(the better episodes) in the storytelling department. But owning The Six Million Dollar Man complete on dvd is a dream come true, something I couldn't even fathom 10 years ago. A real treasure.

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70's TV FOREVER

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Monday, January 24, 2011 5:15 AM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


Of course Kenneth Johnson created Jamie Summers and also the series for Hulk, so you might like more of his stuff.

Amazing how every problem in the 70's was solved by waiting for the computer to print out the results, the computer was infallible and completely accurate beyond our imagination. Of course, this was before Micro$haft Windows and the perpetual intentional failure of commercial software, so it was somewhat realistic to assume the computer results would be correct, but it sure seemed a scriptwriter's lazy way of moving a story along, or holding it back.

And I don't think I ever knew that Harve Bennett was the one who "discovered" Lee Majors and made him into a TV star.

I had forgotten the explanation of how Lindsay Wagner made so much more money for her show than Lee made for his - That had really peeved me at the time.

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Friday, January 28, 2011 5:08 AM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


I have also been whittling through Season 1 of Charlie's Angels, and from these 2 shows I can see that in the 70's young women did not wear bras, and the top 5 buttons of their blouses were usually missing

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Friday, January 28, 2011 7:01 AM

TWO

The Joss Whedon script for Serenity, where Wash lives, is Serenity-190pages.pdf at www.mediafire.com/folder/1uwh75oa407q8/Firefly


1970's nostalgia is more than unbuttoned blouses and shirts. It is bell-bottom pants that flap when Lee Majors runs in Extreme slow motion. . . .
For sale at www.6MDM.com There is a 30 day money back guarantee from Time-Life if you hate the clothes.



The Joss Whedon script for "Serenity", where Wash lives, is
Serenity-190pages.pdf at www.mediafire.com/two

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Sunday, April 3, 2011 6:02 AM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


Quote:

Originally posted by two:
1970's nostalgia is more than unbuttoned blouses and shirts. It is bell-bottom pants that flap when Lee Majors runs in Extreme slow motion. . . .
For sale at www.6MDM.com There is a 30 day money back guarantee from Time-Life if you hate the clothes.


Yeah, but I vividly remember the bell bottoms, and why did they ever take those away? The big lapels I wasn't a fan of, but the DVD commentary notes how the stars were slaves to the wardrobe people on the shows. The commentaries also go on about the tight-fitting jeans Lee had to wear, and they really seem to dislike those. Although those wardrobe peeps made Lee keep his buttons undone, I just thought that was normal back then.
Nice that women got the equal right to show off their chests, too.

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