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The entire population of the small town of Norris has been knocked out by an unknown sonic device. Against Oscar Goldman's orders, Steve Austin insists on investigating because he knew a ... See full summary »

Director:

Jeannot Szwarc

Writer:

Elroy Schwartz
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Lee Majors ... Col. Steve Austin
Richard Anderson ... Oscar Goldman
Don Porter ... Dr. Stanley Bacon
Penny Fuller ... Dr. Chris Forbes
Paul Carr ... Police Officer Paul Cord
Paul Fix ... Joe Taylor
Walter Brooke ... General Harland Tate
Morgan Jones ... Major Phillips
Colby Chester ... Joe Hollister
John Elerick John Elerick ... Corporal Ed Presby
Virginia Gregg ... Mrs. Nelson
Stuart Nisbet ... Harry Johnson
Bob Delegall Bob Delegall ... 1st Technician
David Valentine David Valentine ... Teletype Operator
Michael Santiago Michael Santiago ... Frank
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The entire population of the small town of Norris has been knocked out by an unknown sonic device. Against Oscar Goldman's orders, Steve Austin insists on investigating because he knew a lot of the town's 23 inhabitants during his high school years. Written by The TV Archaeologist

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 January 1974 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Footage of the "dead" town is taken from The Andromeda Strain (1971). See more »

Goofs

When doctor Bacon checks Austin with a Geiger counter, all of Austin's bionic parts register as radioactive. According to canon, Austin's bionic components are powered by a shielded atomic power source contained in his abdomen. Therefore, either the counter should have only registered over his abdomen, or (because of the shielding) should have registered nothing. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Chris Forbes: Want some company?
Col. Steve Austin: Ok, eh, if you don't ask a lot of questions.
Dr. Chris Forbes: No, I don't have any questions. I figured you out all by myself.
Col. Steve Austin: Oh, and that's the end of your curiosity?
Dr. Chris Forbes: My medical curiosity...
Col. Steve Austin: You know, I just ran that through my computer.
Dr. Chris Forbes: And?
Col. Steve Austin: I like the read-out.
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Connections

Edited into The Six Million Dollar Man: The Pal-Mir Escort (1974) See more »

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Episode One
19 May 2015 | by AaronCapenBannerSee all my reviews

First episode of the TV series is a good one. The small desert town of Norris has been mysteriously incapacitated, and Steve Austin(Lee Majors) is sent in to investigate, since he spent his high school years near there, and knows the inhabitants. It turns out that they are unknowing test subjects of ruthless former government scientist Dr. Bacon(played by Don Porter) who plots to use his ultra sonic wave weapon to blackmail the government, including former colleague Oscar Goldman(Richard Anderson). Interesting and well directed episode has Steve dealing with ruthless villains with equal ruthless aplomb, making for a satisfying ending.


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