When Colonel Steve Austin (Lee Majors) barely survives the devastating crash of an experimental NASA aircraft, his shattered body is rebuilt using bionics - a secret new medical technology developed for the U.S. government by On Rudy Wells. Outfitted with atomic-powered bionic legs, an arm, and an eye, Austin is now "better, stronger, faster" than he was before. Austin's enhanced abilities are put to the test as he is sent on dangerous and covert missions for the government's OSI division, under the supervision of director Oscar Goldman (Richard Anderson). Series 1 finds Steve Austin facing a never-ending stream of assassins, kidnappers, diabolical scientists, nuclear threats, and even a powerful robot-double of one of his best friends. Adding to the intrigue are guest-appearances by some of Hollywood's biggest stars, including Darren McGavin, Britt Ekland, John Saxon, Greg Morris, Gary Lockwood, Farrah Fawcett, Martha Scott and William Shatner.