I'm with you! The SMDM stood for moral values and upholding individual people in so many ways (although it would be a completely different show, today). No matter what, Steve Austin was a character every child could look up to. He was the good conquering the bad guys. Children (and adults) need to believe that somebody really does care that much. One person CAN make a difference. The SMDM encouraged those things, and Lee Majors played the part to perfection. It would be really tough to find a follow-up to him, but Jim Carrey is an absolute joke!