Nearly 40 years ago, Steve Austin arrived in ABC's futuristic show "The Six Million Dollar Man," which included the legendary line: "Gentleman, we can rebuild him. We have the technology."
You can meet the actor who played Steve Austin Lee Majors at 2013's upcoming Dragon Con, a mere month away.
This will be his first trip for Majors to the show.
The idea of a man who is more powerful than human thanks to technological parts intrigued the U.S. viewing public for four years and spawned "The Bionic Woman." Lindsay Wagner, who played "The Bionic Woman," will join Majors for some serious 1970s nostalgia.
And two original "Star Trek" actors will be back again: William Shatner and George Takei. Brent Spiner (Data) from "The Next Generation' will be there, too. Other returning legends who have been to Dragon Con before: Billy Dee Williams ("Star Wars"), Lou Ferrigno ("The Incredible Hulk"), Richard Hatch ("Battlestar Galatica," the original), Edward James Olmos (the revamped "Battlestar Galactica"), Erin Gray ("Buck Rogers"), Richard Dean Anderson ("MacGyver"), Eliza Dushku ("Buffy," "Dollhouse"), James Marsters ("Buffy," "Angel"), Malcolm McDowell ("Clockwork Orange," "Heroes") and Ernie Hudson ("Ghostbusters," "Oz")
One other notable newbie: Lucy Lawless ("Xena: Warrior Princess")
Dragon Con is not Comic Con. Current and future shows generally get short shrift because 1) it's Labor Day weekend and 2) it's Atlanta, not San Diego.
Still, actors from shows such as "True Blood," "Warehouse 13," "Defiance," "Lost Girl" and "Grimm" will make appearances.
The most random non-sci-fi actress: Kathy Najimy ("Sister Act," Peggy on "King of the Hill," "Veronica's Closet")
Most random actor: Ed Asner ("The Mary Tyler Moore Show," "Lou Grant"). He may not be known as a sci-fi character per se but he has done voiceover work for animated series such as "Freakazoid" and "Justice League Unlimited." His most famous line from "Mary Tyler Moore" ("You have spunk. I hate spunk!") is about 50 seocnds into this clip file:
"The Walking Dead," shot in Senoia, will be well represented. Among those scheduled: Steven Yeun (Glenn), Scott Wilson (Herschel), Chad Coleman (Tyreese), Lauren Holden (Andrea) and Emily Kinney (Beth Greene.) Former cast member and local actor IronE Singleton (T-Dog) is scheduled to be there, too, along with Michael Rooker, who played Merle.
"The Vampire Diaries," also shot nearby, is not well represented, probably because of its shooting schedule.