The Bionic Woman (1976-1978)

USA, 14 January 1976-13 May 1978
3 seasons, 58 episodes, average 50m
35mm film, Technicolor, 4:3
mono, English

An American science fiction television series created by Kenneth Johnson. It was a spin-off from The Six Million Dollar Man (1973-1978).

Premise

Tennis professional Jaime Sommers is seriously injured in a skydiving accident. Retrieved by Oscar Goldman's project, she's brought back from near death and equipped with a hi-tech ear, an arm and both legs. Assuming a new life as a schoolteacher, she goes on special missions for Goldman's Office of Scientific Investigations.

Credits

Regular Crew
Created by: Kenneth Johnson
Universal Television
Based on the Novel Cyborg by: Martin Caidin
Theme Music: Jerry Fielding

Regular Cast
Lindsay Wagner (Jaime Sommers)
Richard Anderson (Oscar Goldman)
Martin E. Brooks (Dr Rudy Wells)

Episodes

Season One
Welcome Home, Jaime Part 1 (14 January 1976)
Welcome Home, Jaime Part 2 (21 January 1976)
Angel of Mercy (28 January 1976)
A Thing of the Past (18 February 1976)
Claws (25 February 1976)
The Deadly Missiles (3 March 1976)
Bionic Beauty (17 March 1976)
Jaime's Mother (24 March 1976)
Winning Is Everything (7 April 1976)
Canyon of Death (14 April 1976)
Fly Jaime (5 May 191976)
The Jailing of Jaime (12 May 191976)
Mirror Image (19 May 191976)
The Ghosthunter (26 May 191976)

Season Two
In This Corner, Jaime Sommers (29 September 1976)
Assault on the Princess (6 October 1976)
Road to Nashville (20 October 1976)
Kill Oscar Part 1 (27 October 1976)
Kill Oscar Part 3 (3 November 1976)
Black Magic (10 November 1976)
Sister Jaime (24 November 1976)
The Vega Influence (1 December 1976)
Jaime's Shield Part 1 (15 December 1976)
Jaime's Shield Part 2 (22 December 1976)
Biofeedback (12 January 1977)
Doomsday Is Tomorrow Part 1 (19 January 1977)
Doomsday Is Tomorrow Part 2 (26 January 1977)
Deadly Ringer Part 1 (2 February 1977)
Deadly Ringer Part 2 (9 February 1977)
Jaime and the King (23 February 1977)
Beyond the Call (9 March 1977)
The DeJon Caper (16 March 1977)
The Night Demon (23 March 1977)
Iron Ships and Dead Men (30 March 1977)
Once a Thief (4 May 191977)

Season Three
The Bionic Dog Part 1 (10 September 1977)
The Bionic Dog Part 2 (17 September 1977)
Fembots in Las Vegas Part 1 (24 September 1977)
Fembots in Las Vegas Part 2 (1 October 1977)
Rodeo (15 October 1977)
African Connection (29 October 1977)
Motorcycle Boogie (5 November 1977)
Brain Wash (12 November 1977)
Escape to Love (26 November 1977)
Max (3 December 1977)
Over the Hill Spy (17 December 1977)
All For One (7 January 1978)
The Pyramid (14 January 1978)
The Antidote (21 January 1978)
The Martians Are Coming, the Martians Are Coming (28 January 1978)
Sanctuary Earth (11 February 1978)
Deadly Music (18 February 1978)
Which One Is Jaime? (25 February 1978)
Out of Body (4 March 1978)
Long Live the King (25 March 1978)
Rancho Outcast (6 May 1978)
On the Run (13 May 1978)

Alternative Titles

La dona biònica – Spain (Catalan)
La donna bionica – Italy
La femme biunique – Canada (French)
La mujer biónica – Argentina, Venezuela
Die Sieben Millionen Dollar Frau – West Germany
Super Jaimie – France

Sequel to
The Six Million Dollar Man (1973-1978)

Sequels
The Return of the Six-Million-Dollar Man and the Bionic Woman (1987)
Bionic Showdown: The Six Million Dollar Man and the Bionic Woman (1989)
Bionic Ever After? (1994)

See also
Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997)

References

Periodicals

  • Dreamwatch no.24 pp.34-36 – illustrated article, episode guide

Books

  • The Complete Directory to Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Television Series by Alan Morton – credits, episode guide, note
  • Encyclopedia of TV Science Fiction (3rd edition) by Roger Fulton and John Betancourt pp.91-92 – review, episode guide