The brain of test pilot "Crash" Murphy, is transplanted into a mechanical body after a serious crash. Adam M-1 stands for Astrodynamically Designed Aerospace Man.
William Charles Anderson (1920–2003), better known as William C. Anderson, was the author of several novels, historical and true life stories, and author or coauthor of several screenplays for film and television, including the adaptation of his own Bat*21, which was made into a film, starring Gene Hackman and Danny Glover, and Hurricane Hunters, was made into a TV-movie for ABC, starring Martin Milner.
William Charles Anderson. Wikipedia.