Bionic Six is an American/Japanese animated television series from 1987, produced by TMS Entertainment and distributed by Studios USA and MCA Television (later renamed NBC/Universal Television). Renowned Japanese animation director Osamu Dezaki was involved as chief supervising director, whose distinctive style (Golgo 13, Cobra) is evident throughout.
The cartoon originally aired on cable channel USA Network and in North American syndication, in later years reappearing (edited for time and content) on the Sci-Fi Channel.
The title characters of the series are a family of machine-enhanced human beings possessing unique powers after being augmented with bionic technology, much like The Six Million Dollar Man. After a skiing vacation accident involving an alien radiation source renders Bennett family members comatose, Professor Amadeus Sharp deduces that bionic augmentation would nullify the effects of the radioactivity. Each family member is thereafter given a specific bionic power, and thus they form a superhero team named Bionic Six.
In the near future (some unspecified decades after 1999 ), Professor Sharp, head of the Special Projects Labs (SPL), creates a new form of technology to augment humans through bionics. His first subject was Jack Bennett, a test pilot who secretly acted as Sharp’s field agent, Bionic-1. On a family ski vacation in the Himalayas, an alien spacecraft triggers an avalanche that buries the entire family, exposing them to the unusual radiation of a mysterious buried object. Jack frees himself but discovers his family in a comatose state. Theorizing that Jack’s bionics protected him from the radiation, Professor Sharp implants bionic technology in the others, awakening them. Afterward, the family operates incognito as a publicly lauded team of adventuring superheroes, the Bionic Six.
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