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“Dark Side of the Moon (Part II)”

S5 E9

Production 47304
Original Airdate: 13 November 1977
Episode Collage
Produced by
Richard H. Landau
Teleplay by
John Meredyth Lucas
Story by
Richard H. Landau
Directed by
Cliff Bole
Guest Cast
Guest Star(s)
Jack Colvin as Dr. Charles Leith
Simone Griffeth as Bess Fowler
Bob Neill as Eric
Quinn Redeker as Frank Tracey
James Ingersoll as Hal
Broadcast Order
Season 5
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"Dark Side of the Moon" "Target: Steve Austin"


Soon after landing on the moon to investigate the cause of its change in orbit, Steve is captured by Dr. Leith and his confederate, Eric Muller. Leith claims that he's on the verge of discovering dilanthium deposits that will provide Earth with a badly needed energy source. He declares that if Steve will not use his bionic powers to help him, he will use nuclear explosives in his mining operations that will cause even greater destruction on Earth.





  • When Steve kicks his way out of the ore container, he and the floor of the container fall to the ground in a manner inconsistent with the Moon's gravity, or rather, its relative lack thereof compared to Earth's gravity.
  • The same is true when the moon tremor causes a canister to fall. It should not have been an issue, because the low gravity would have made it glide down to the deck more slowly.