Take for example this morning. I was trying to find some fun advertisements from the 70s to share with you.
|You see, we had widescreen televisions in the 70s.|
And ran across this:
Look familiar? If you’re around my age or older, you’ll recognize Steve Austin (played by actor Lee Majors) from the American television series ‘The Six Million Dollar Man’, which ran from 1974 to 1978. It was about a former astronaut who was severely injured in an aircraft, and who was rebuilt in an operation that cost (you guessed it!) six million dollars. His right arm, both legs and left eye were replaced with "bionic" implants that enhanced his strength, speed and vision far above human norms. He used those abilities working for the OSI (Office of Scientific Intelligence) as a secret agent.
My two brothers and I never missed an episode, and I don’t think there was a kid I knew that didn’t love this show. Lee Majors was a pop culture icon during that period, and I had a huge crush on him. Hey, don’t judge me. I was only nine when ‘The Six Million Dollar Man’ aired.
There were even toys available, because...you know...profits.
|A spin-off series, The Bionic Woman, ran from 1976-78.|
And just for nostalgia’s sake, here’s the show’s intro:
(Did you notice that even though he’s “...a man barely alive” after such a critical accident, his face is intact? Not even a scratch...)
Did any of you watch this?