6 Million Dollar Man (uh, person) is here; OMG - Discovered Lost Episodes of 60s 'Doctor Who'; More X-Files ('don't stop until you get enough" - apologies to Michael)

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By: ap

Double amputee Jason Koger, 34, of Owensboro, Ky., demonstrates his i-limb ultra revolution hands during an interview with the Associated Press, Thursday, May 2, 2013, in Philadelphia. Koger, a husband and father of three who lost his limbs in an accident, can now activate with an iPhone app 24 different grip patterns for his new hands. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

NEW YORK (AP) -- Gentlemen we can rebuild him, after all. We have the technology.
The term "bionic man" was the stuff of science fiction in the 1970s, when a popular TV show called "The Six Million Dollar Man" chronicled the adventures of Steve Austin, a former astronaut whose body was rebuilt using artificial parts after he nearly died.
Now, a team of scientists and engineers have assembled a robot using artificial organs, limbs and other body parts that comes tantalizingly close to a true "bionic man." For real, this time.
The artificial "man" is the subject of a Smithsonian Channel documentary that airs Sunday, Oct. 20 at 9 p.m. "The Incredible Bionic Man" chronicles engineers' attempt to assemble a functioning body using artificial parts that range from a working kidney to retina implants.

LONDON (AP) -- "Doctor Who" fans rejoice -- the BBC says it has recovered nine episodes of the sci-fi series that were feared lost in space and time.
The broadcaster says the missing episodes, and two others, were found in the storeroom of a television relay station in Nigeria.
"Doctor Who" was first broadcast in 1963 and remains one of the BBC's most popular programs.
Some early episodes were lost because the broadcaster wiped the tapes clean for re-use.
The BBC says the lost episodes were tracked down by tracing records of overseas shipments of BBC tapes for transmission.
The recovered episodes date from 1967 and 1968 and feature Patrick Troughton, the second of a dozen actors to play the show's time-traveling hero.
They will be offered for sale on iTunes and DVD.

NEW YORK (AP) -- PBS is setting the table for the "Downton Abbey" feast ahead with a preview special planned for broadcast in December.
PBS' "Masterpiece" says "Return to Downton Abbey" will air Dec. 1 with what's billed as "a tantalizing taste" of the upcoming season, which begins Jan. 5.
It also will look at the series' past three seasons.
Susan Sarandon serves as host for the special, a mix of behind-the-scenes footage, clips of favorite moments and interviews with cast members. Michelle Dockery, Hugh Bonneville, Elizabeth McGovern, Jim Carter and Shirley MacLaine are among the stars who will appear in the special.
"Downton Abbey," the wildly popular drama about British class and culture a century ago, will move into the Roaring Twenties in the new season.

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A new gadget lets you watch TV on your phone or tablet without a blocky attachment.
Audiovox's "mobiletv" gizmo allows you to pick up free TV signals and watch them on Apple and Android mobile devices without eating into your cellular data plan. The accessory doesn't have to be attached to the mobile device physically. Previous mobile TV antennas could hang precariously from the charging port.
Audiovox's device can be set up within 25 feet of your tablet or smartphone. It costs $130 and allows consumers to watch major broadcast networks like ABC, NBC, Fox, CBS, PBS and Telemundo using a Dyle Mobile TV app. The app can be downloaded for free from Apple's App Store or Android's Google Play.

NEW YORK (AP) -- David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson say they're game for a third "X-Files" movie.
The actors participated in media events in New York on Saturday marking the 20th anniversary of the TV premiere of "The X-Files."
Duchovny says "all the principals are on board," for another movie, including Anderson and "X-Files" creator Chris Carter. He says "it's really up to Twentieth Century Fox at this point."
Anderson says if fans want another film they should let their voices be heard.

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