Wednesday, November 27, 2013

News: THE SIX MILLION DOLLAR MAN Season 5 DVDs Announced

For those of us who didn't buy the deluxe, Time-Life complete series set of The Six Million Dollar Man a few years ago, the good news is that the fifth and final season of the show will be receiving its standalone DVD release on February 18, 2014 from Universal Home Entertainment:

In Season 5 of this science fiction cult classic, the dangers are never greater and the assignments never more impossible as Steve Austin tackles national security threats on land, beneath the sea, and beyond the stars. 

Summoning every last atom of his bionic strength, Austin leaps into action against man-eating sharks, a reawakened Bigfoot, a murderous computer, hostile extraterrestrials, treasonous space explorers, and a nastily revitalized scientific probe. Revisit the astounding astronaut's final journeys in this unprecedented, digitally remastered DVD set featuring 21 uncut episodes!

This final Season not only includes Colonel Steve Austin (Lee Majors) in rematches with both the Bionic Bigfoot and the dreaded Venus Death Probe, but also features guest shots by a number of Space: 1970 favorite thespians, such as Pamela Hensley (Buck Rogers), Jenny Agutter (the Logan's Run feature), Ted Cassidy (Genesis II and Planet Earth), Rick Springfield (Battlestar Galactica), Jack Colvin (The Incredible Hulk), Jared Martin (The Fantastic Journey), Bibi Besch (Star Trek II), and in the final episode, John Colicos (Battlestar Galactica, Star Trek, The Starlost).

The six-disc set has a suggested retail price of $39.95, and will not contain the extra disc of bonus material included in the Time-Life edition.


  1. Thanks so much for this update--I didnt buy the Time-Life set and was just wondering if "the rest of us" would get Season 5! BTW, your site is nothing short of awesome :)

  2. I've been savoring the episodes from season 4. I'm about to watch the second last one: To Catch The Eagle. Glad to hear it won't be a very long wait for the final season. It's at the top of my can't-wait-for-it list.
    ...I thought you would've done a write up on season 4 by now.

  3. So no reunion movies on this set then? :(

  4. No place else to put this, but just a heads up. If anybody is interested in reading Starlog, the Internet Archive has scans of 224 issues available for download.

    And if you enjoy them, maybe give them a small donation to help the archive recover from a fire that destroyed one of their facilities a month ago. Donations are being matched 3 to 1 until the end of the year (i.e. they get $4 for every $1 you donate). The archive is useful for other things, too, like looking up old websites that may be gone.

    1. I recently tried to find some of these, in any condition, at local used book stores with absolutely no luck. The desire to explore this magazine was sparked by reading this blog of course! I don't remember ever picking up one of these as a kid. I can't imagine why not...I was watching all these shows at the time. Thinking about it I guess it was "the school experience" that blinded me to the pleasures of reading until I found 2001 A Space Odyssey, and then The Lord Of The Rings a few years out of school(now into the 5th book of A Song Of Ice And Fire). I just read about that warehouse fire that destroyed all the back issues of Starlog and Fangoria in 2007... just about made me cry. I still have the need to hold a real issue of Starlog in my hands, but this will help immeasurably until then. Thanks for the very cool link!

  5. Ah, yes... Jenny Agutter as a British astronaut. I remember that episode because it was filmed when there were no manned launches from Cape Canaveral, so they could go to locations that had not been shown before, like the top of the VAB or in the blast room underneath the Saturn launch pads. Here are a few clips:

    And some discussion: