The Bionic Woman (1976–1978)

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After fully recovering from her near fatal bout of bionic rejection, Jaime Sommers, the first female cyborg, is assigned to spy missions of her own.

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 Jaime Sommers / ... (58 episodes, 1976-1978)
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 Oscar Goldman (58 episodes, 1976-1978)
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 Dr. Rudy Wells (46 episodes, 1976-1978)
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Jaime Sommers, a tennis pro, suffers a parachuting accident. She is saved by a special surgery replacing her ear, an arm and both legs with bionic ones. Now she works as a secret agent hidden as a school teacher. Written by Michel Rudoy <mdrc@hp9000a1.uam.mx>

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Sally Field and Stefanie Powers were also considered for the role of Jaime Sommers. See more »

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Worth A Memory
4 March 2002 | by (Collinsport, Maine) – See all my reviews

I had such a big crush for Jaime when I first saw this show as a kid, but my memories of her changed with adulthood. Watching it now, I never realized how thin she was (well, not Portia thin), or how campy it really was. Jaime was a tennis pro and a school mate friend of Steve Austin as kids. Everyone thought they'd marry, but their lives went in different directions. He became an astronaut and was rebuilt with cybernetic parts after an accident. She had the same thing done after another accident (like i said, campy) as if the government throws these operations around like water. To pay for the expense, Jaime must work for the government directly as Steve now does in order to get into places he can't. The premise starts out fine, but later on she gets into ghosts, ufos, aliens and Indian Spirits and every so often wearing outfits out of Charlie's Angels. This show spawned some fairly decent toys now worth half a million dollars today to collectors; the Jaime doll was even interchangeable with Barbie and her paraphernalia. The series, however, ran out of steam after jumping networks and a few crossovers with its predecessor. Had it gone on, I have a scary thought that Jaime's sidekick Peggy (played by Jen Darling) would have been next to go bionic !


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