Did you ever watch the televison series?It ran from 1974 to 1978.
The “Four Hundred Grand Guy” doesn’t have the same ring.
In the popular TV show “The $6 Million Man,” Lee Majors plays former astronaut Steve Austin, whose broken body must be rebuilt with bionic implants following a crash. In its famous opening sequence, a narrator explains how “technology can help,” overlaying scenes of Austin lifting hundreds of pounds and racing at 60 miles per hour.
“Gentlemen, we can rebuild him. We have the technology. We have the capability to make the world’s first bionic man. Steve Austin will be that man. Better than he was before. Better, stronger, faster,” the narrator intones.
In today’s dollars, Steve Austin would have been worth $31.5 million rather than $6 million. But today’s superman would cost more like $460,000, thanks to advances in science and technology that won’t offer superspeed and ultravision but can at least replicate some basic functionality for the injured -- and that’s amazing in itself.