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“The Privacy of the Mind”

S4 E20

Production 45110
Original Airdate: February 27, 1977
Episode Collage
Produced by
Allan Balter
Teleplay by
Vanessa Boos
Wilton Schiller
Directed by
Jimmy Lydon
Guest Cast
Guest Star(s)
Paul Mantee as Terry
Suzanne Charny as Dr. Batalova
Roger Perry as Dr. George Berman
Curt Lowens as Sergei Kulikov
Leslies Moonves as Bob Kemps
Bob Neill as Carlson
Broadcast Order
Season 4
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Knocked out and transported to an isolated secret laboratory, Steve, as "Dr. Berman," is teamed with Dr. Tamara Batalova, a Russian scientist, to work on a computer that will read minds. But soon after the week-long experiment begins, it becomes obvious that as "Dr. Berman" Steve knows nothing about biocybernetic communications, and his life is endangered.




  • This episode marks the final appearance of Steve Austin’s moustache. Although two more episodes remain in the season, Lee Majors plays them clean-shaven.


When Steve is on the ledge removing the tissue paper from the camera lens, which was meant to obscure his actions from the henchman monitoring the camera feed, Steve leaps down bionically, jumping directly in front of the lens, running the risk of revealing to the henchman that he's up to something, and that he's superhuman.

When Steve and Dr Batalova are escaping from the balcony, she suggests climbing down the drainpipe. Steve does not want to escape so he purposely tears down the pipe, riping it from the wall and pushing it away. At the bottom of the screen you'll see a techs hand pulling it away.

Steve attacks a thug with his left arm, yet we hear the bionic sound effect.


Given Steve had to learn ten months of material in three days and given that his lack of knowledge blew his cover, wouldn't the agent featured in The Ultimate Imposter have been more appropriate?


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