Thursday, November 10, 2011

The Bionic Woman

The Bionic Woman is an American television series, which starred the beautiful Lindsay Wagner.  It aired for three seasons between 1976 and 1978 as a spin off from The Six Million Dollar Man

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Wagner stars as tennis pro Jaime Sommers, and an old flame of 
Steve Austin (Lee Majors), The Six Million Dollar Man

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During a skydiving outing together, Jaime's parachute malfunctions and she suffers critical injuries. Steve pleads with his boss Oscar to save Jaime's life using Bionics, commiting her to become an operative for the Office of Scientific Intelligence (OSI) a branch of the CIA, as he was, if the Bionic's are successful. 
Oscar agrees and the Bionics team rebuild her.

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As the result of Jaime's Bionics, she has amplified hearing in her right ear, a greatly strengthened right arm, and stronger and enhanced legs which enable her to run at up to 60 miles per hour.

Iconic Bionic noise...

bionic noise

Clip of the TV series opening...

The Six Million Dollar Man and The Bionic Woman 
were simultaneously cancelled in 1978.
Both TV series were finally released on DVD in late 2010.

Three made for TV movies were also made reuniting the cast:

The Return of the Six Million Dollar Man & The Bionic Woman 1987

Bionic Showdown 1989

Bionic Everafter 1994

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The TV Series spawned it's own line of toys (as had The Six Million Dollar Man).
The line consisted of two Bionic Dolls (one Jaime's running tracksuit, the other in her blue jumpsuit), Boardgame, a lunchbox & drink bottle, & a vinyl record/story book.


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Lunchbox and drink bottle...

Vinyl record and storybook...

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My sister Jenny was a huge fan of The Bionic Woman back in the day.
She had the Jaime Sommers/Bionic Woman doll...

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 and my brothers both had the Steve Austin/Six Million Dollar Man doll.
(I also remember a Johnny Strong doll too....LOL, sorry guys...)

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Great TV Shows. 
I may have to get seasons 1-3 of The Bionic Woman on DVD 
for my sister this Christmas, and hunt down 
one of those lunch boxes for her too : )

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