A man barely alive...we can rebuild him. We have the technology. We can make him better...stronger...faster...
Or something like that, man what child of the 70s didn't dig the Six Million Dollar Man? I mean, he cost six million dollars! Oh the adventures we shared with Steve Austin, tackling big foot, losing Jamie's love to a parachute accident, the decision whether or not to wear a mustache - such amazing times! And the Six Million Dollar Man doll with the see through eye and drug addict training arm (you rolled up the skin on the fore arm to plug cords into the bionics) was dy-no-mite!
Lee Majors, the fantastically craggy squinty eyed thespian who portrayed the cyborg Colonel, went on to more fame in the 80s as Colt Seaver resident Fall Guy. I think the theme song even became a Country hit, it certainly was memorable. And after that, he continued to work but his visibility went way down. So imagine my surprise when I saw him not once, but twice recently on network tv.
It took me a moment to recognize him as the community college boating teacher on the comedy Community. He played his character with perfect pitch of comedic sternness.
Then, Lee Majors struck again on the action drama The Human Target playing a mysterious body guard in flash back. He still has the crusty voice of rugged warrior bit down cold.
So welcome back Lee Majors, I didn't realize I missed you until you reminded me of your coolness. And hey, with green energy now focusing on nuclear power there may one more Six Million Dollar Man tv movie left in you yet. Maybe Steve Austin can run his atom powered legs on a treadmill and power New York or something. Think green! Dun-na-na-na (that's bionic leg sounds).