THE INCREDIBLE BIONIC MAN begins with a team of engineers led by Richard Walker and Matthew Godden from Shadow Robot Company, gathered in a London warehouse, surrounded by boxes and crates from around the world. Inside are 28 of the most advanced artificial body parts ever made. The engineers’ task — to put them together and create a Bionic Man that walks, talks, grasps, sees, hears and even thinks –has never been attempted before.
The animals of the world may increasingly need our help with big issues like preserving habitat or species conservation. But sometimes individual animals need our help as well. Left disabled without fins, flippers, beaks, or tails because of disease, accidents, or even human cruelty, these unfortunate creatures need what amounts to a miracle if they are to survive. Luckily for them, sometimes miracles do happen. Amazing prosthetics made possible by the latest engineering and technology are able to provide just what they need, and scientists are finding that innovations created in the process are benefitting both animals and humans. We will meet these inspiring animals and the remarkable individuals whose work has helped them live their lives again.
The Bionic Boy is basically a reworking of the US TV series The Six Million Dollar Man but with a nine year old martial arts champion in the title role (Johnson Yap). Plotwise, the film follows our hero on vacation in the Philippines with his family when a group of gangsters use a bulldozer to crush their car. Being the only survivor, Johnson is taken to hospital where a family friend pays for him to be given new bionic abilities. The film then follows him as he uses his newly developed abilities to take revenge on the gangsters.
From bionic arms and legs to artificial organs, science is beginning to catch up with science fiction in the race to replace body parts with man-made alternatives. How to Build a Bionic Man follows psychologist Bertolt Meyer, who has a bionic hand himself, as he meets scientists working at the cutting edge of research to find out just how far this new technology can go. Meanwhile, a team of roboticists create a complete 'bionic man' for the first time, using nearly $1 million-worth of state-of-the-art limbs and organs - the products of billions of dollars of research - borrowed from some of the world's leading laboratories and manufacturers.