Office of Scientific Intelligence

In the television series The Six Million Dollar Man Oscar Goldman was hero Steve Austin's superior in the Office of Scientific Intelligence.


While shopping with my grandparents at a toy store in Amarillo, Texas in the late 1970s I found this office set on a clearance shelf. It includes walls, floor, desk, and chair.


This photo was post-processed in Photoshop to give it a 70s look, a style I'm familiar with but struggle to reflect visually.


Submitted to the Flickr group 7 Days of Shooting.

  • willycoolpics. 6y

    I sooo thought it was real at first (in the thumbnail). :p
  • JD Hancock 6y

    WillyCoolPics: I'd love to get a shot of a real person wearing a jacket like that one! ;-)
  • Super Daddy Pancakes 6y

    It's THE plaid jacket.
    Oscar....what a figure.
    Nice JD.
    Real nice.
  • Ryan Wolf 6y

    Bam! Half my childhood just came back!
  • Anthony Vitale 6y

    I really like that you chose to shoot from the back rather than front of the figure. (I am also proud to say that somehow I recognized the figure, too, though I have no idea how.) I bet you would find someone wearing that jacket in Atlantic City or Vegas. Technically, I like the 70s look and the depth of field.
  • Kevin Dooley 6y

    yeah love those toy shots
  • ShellyS 6y

    Well done!

    Seen in my contacts' photos. (?)
  • Super Daddy Pancakes 6y

    Hoping there is much more "Hancock Bionic" on the way!
  • Devin Powell 6y

    Knew it was Oscar, immediately!

    Yes, the plaid jacket...great evocation of the '70's, JD! : D
  • JD Hancock 6y

    8 Skeins of Danger: Thank you!

    Ryan Wolf: I know the feeling! ;-)

    Gobble Monster: Thanks! I wanted the emphasis to be on the office, but I didn't want a photo of just the furniture, so seating him facing away from us seemed like a good compromise.

    kevindooley: Thank you!

    Shelly: Thanks!

    8 Skeins of Danger: There's more to come for sure. I just have to muster up some more inspiration. ;-)

    Devpow: Thanks! I'm still trying to get a handle on the "70s look." ;-)
  • Christof Schoppa 6y

    ho ho ho thats cool looking !!!
  • JD Hancock 6y

    donchris!™: Thanks! I'm glad you like it!
  • Mek.W 6y

    The effect works very well here, really portraits the 70s era :)
  • JD Hancock 6y

    Mek.W: Thank you!
  • twelvemouse 6y

    OSI will never notice all these 1-900 phone numbers. LOL

    Take care
  • JD Hancock 6y

    twelvemouse: Ha! ;-)
  • fe.meow 2y

    Thanks for making this available on CC, it's used here:
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Taken on September 12, 2009
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