Development continues on director Travis Knight's action feature "The Six Billion Dollar Man", updating the TV series "The Six Million Dollar Man" (1973), based on author Martin Caidin's novel "Cyborg" (1972):
"...when 'NASA 'astronaut 'Colonel Steve Austin' is severely injured in the crash of an experimental aircraft, he is 'rebuilt' in an operation that costs $6 million , with his right arm, both legs and left eye replaced with 'bionic' implants that enhance his strength, speed and vision far above human norms.
"He can run at speeds of over 60 mph (97 km/h), and his eye has a 20:1 zoom lens and infrared capabilities, while his bionic limbs all have the equivalent power of a bulldozer. He uses his enhanced abilities to work for the 'OSI' ('Office of Scientific Intelligence') as a secret agent.."
"The Six Million Dollar Man" aired 100 episodes, spawning spinoff, "The Bionic Woman".
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