Samuel Abbott has been kidnapped while developing a wireless laser that utilizes scientific principles observed in light generation by the common firefly.Steve Austin goes to Spain to find Abbott’s daughter Susan whose known powers of ESP will hopefully assist in locating the scientist.
All three films were later re-edited into two-part episodes of the regular series, with additional footage added, for the purposes of network reruns and later syndication.
In all three cases, the original opening credits are removed and replaced with the standard Six Million Dollar Man opening credits.
In the case of "The Moon and the Desert", some of the additional footage consisted of clips from later seasons, including footage of Martin E.
Brooks as Rudy Wells, even though Martin Balsam plays the character in the first telefilm, and operation footage from "The Bionic Woman" episode of season 2.
The plane is forced to make an emergency landing on a deserted Pacific Island when part of a wing is lost during a storm.
While awaiting rescue, two military officers that had been on the flight severely wound Oscar in an attempt to kill him.He is persuaded by an OSO agent to reconstruct his patient/friend with the understanding that Steve Austin will subsequently work for the OSO. Wells apprises Steve of the plan, but is met with much resistance as Steve Austin mentally struggles to cope with his injuries, the installation of artificial components, and the future obligations that will be involuntarily thrust upon him.Following surgery and lengthy rehabilitation, Steve Austin reluctantly accepts an assignment to rescue a hostage in Saudi Arabia. Rudy Wells Steve Austin is gravely injured by a depth charge while fleeing from a failed mission in Egypt.He is aided both by the fickle Contessa and by a doctor who agrees, with perilous consequences, to have brain cells of a dead kidnapper injected into her own brain to allow her to have access to his memories.Some sources consider these movies to be part of Season 1 of the series, particularly the second and third films, which aired only a couple of months before the weekly series began.Unaware of the breadth of the conspiracy, Steve Austin must carefully decide whom he can trust in his efforts to save his friend.