Posted - 11 December 2012 : 12:06:10
The Bionic Man
story by Ayko...Willy Luke Muschiol
based on the novel ‘Cyborg’ by Martin Caidin and the ABC TV series’ the Six Million Dollar Man and The Bionic Woman
Three, two, one, ignition, all sytems go and Vision III lifts off from Cape Canaveral, Florida. Colonel Steve Austin and his wife, Captain Jamie Sommers, are test piloting a prototype shuttle with new advanced propulsion systems. Just before atmosphere penetration there is a small explosion. The shuttle begins to fall back to Earth as the two pilots try frantically to gain control and safely land. They attempt to crash land but with the landing gear inoperative and helm control failing a horror crash occurs. The shuttle impacts the runway and rolls in a cloud of flames and smoke. The crash is reminiscent of the ABC TV series piolt.
As firefighters battle the blaze, rescue teams do their best to retrieve the two bodies from the wreckage. Incredibly, Steve shows weak life signs despite his loss of both legs, right arm and a fractured skull. He is secured and rushed off to a clinic where emergency surgery is administered. Severed body parts are replaced and enhancements are made to his body using state of the art bionics.
The CIA division OSI (Office of Scientific Intelligence) is behind the experimental surgery headed by Dr. Rudy Wells. Both of Steve’s legs, right arm, right eye and ribs are successfully replaced with high tech bionics. In addition, implants are attached to his brain to monitor activities and potential problems and his skull is reinforced with a special metal stronger than steel. The bionic parts give Austin super strength, speed and vision, and the ability to connect his brain to computer systems remotely.
After a long grueling therapy and a series of tests Steve is officially recruited by the CIA as a secret agent. The therapy goes slow at first but Steve mourns the loss of his wife Jamie.
Steve Austin is introduced to his new boss, OSI director, Oscar Goldman, and is sent on his first mission with Gary Link, a veteran in the field. They are to enter jungle terrain in Africa and find a hidden terrorist camp possessing sensitive CDs and documents with dangerous nuclear secrets, technology, etc. After Steve is discovered sneaking out of the camp, an action packed terrorist battle breaks out. Steve and Gary are able to smash the terrorists and they retrieve all sensitive materials.
Steve is ordered to take a short vacation so Oscar and Rudy may analyze the mission. Steve begins to be tortured by dreams and visions of Jamie. The visions become so vivid and painful that Steve returns to OSI for help and loses consciousness. Later, Rudy is scanning and refining some of Steve’s bionics. He uses his remote to connect from his brain implants to the OSI computer and discovers secret information on a bionic female who lies in a coma since months. Steve begins to demand information on the bionic woman. After some hefty discussing and some 'muscle flexing' by Steve, Oscar and Rudy reluctantly reveal the identity of the woman to be Jamie Sommers.
Steve begs with authorities and specialists to take more risks reviving her while refusing to leave her side. After days of sobbing and caressing her hand, Steve gives Jamie a kiss and, like 'Sleeping Beauty' awakening to Prince Charming, she regains consciousness but, with amnesia. Steve is then informed that Jamie has basically the same bionics as he but with added power, special hearing implants, and special utilities that are hidden in her bionic arm. Oscar and Rudy explain it could be harmful to force any past memories to the surface, and so Steve must promise to respect that and not mention anything out of their past.
Steve and Gary are sent on another mission to recover a new generation prototype stealth fighter jet that crash landed in hostile territory. An action packed infiltrating and two against a terrorist army battle takes place leaving Gary dead. Steve makes a narrow escape with the help of the highly advanced stealth technology that works even on the human eyes. Then, after a crazed scrambling of jets after successful retrieval of the prototype, Steve must abort as an alien ship gets involved damaging the jet forcing him to eject and parachute.
Jamie begins to gain her memory while in therapy as Steve faces one of the beings on the crashed alien vessel looking like Sasquatch Bigfoot that also has bionics.
© Willy Muschiol...All rights reserved past, present, and future.
...a three hour action extravaganza if you wish with more (unmentioned) surprises than you can shake a stick at...
note: The bionic Sasquatch was played by André René Roussimoff, better known as WWF star and 'The Eighth Wonder of the World', André the Giant.