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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

First use of slow motion during bionic stunts. See more »

Goofs

When introducing his co-worker to Steve, Hodges says, "This is Bob." Being a staffperson on a military base, he would have introduced his mate by his last name. See more »

Quotes

Col. Steve Austin: Say, what ever happened to Peanuts Donnely, that kid I used to play football with?
Joe Taylor: Oh, oh, Peanuts. Well, he was killed in Vietnam. One of the first ones.
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Connections

Edited from The Andromeda Strain (1971) See more »

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still no bionic score or slo-mo but it works even without
25 April 2012 | by trashgangSee all my reviews

After seen the first 3 flicks about the SMDM this was the first entry into the series which ran for 5 years. And it still fits perfectly after seen the flicks.

Steve Austin (Lee Majors) is still some kind of macho who picks up easily girls in a way James Bond did and uses funny one-liners. His bionic powers are used throughout this episode but still no use of the slow motion when he's using his powers or even the use of his bionic eye. There's one helicopter scene were they want to know the number of the heli but Steve didn't use his powers. Still, it's worth watching and it moves slowly but without boring parts. Maybe sometimes it is a bit cheesy but overall it still works. i was surprised by the fact that the bionic score wasn't used and one scene could have used that when Steve is throwing some kind of stake towards shuttles.

SMDM survived the time, it's out there and easy to find which I recommend.

Gore 0/5 Nudity 0/5 Effects 2/5 Story 3/5 Comedy 1/5


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