Gasps, jaw dropping OMGs and shrieking every time I mention the new 'Six Billion Dollar Man' movie reboot of the popular 1970's TV series The Six Million Dollar Man, and that's just my reaction. Billion now for inflation reasons as 6 million would probably only cover a bionic eye. The original TV series, 1974 - 1978, was based on the Martin Caidin novel Cyborg, published in 1972. A former astronaut crippled in an accident is rebuilt with bionic limbs and implants, giving him super human strength and then he takes on crime fighting challenges as a unique intelligence agent for a fictional government agency. I was so young when this series originally aired, I thought the character Oscar was the government. Of course when I listened to radio at that time, I also thought the bands were actually physically in the radio station playing their songs.