Ex-OSI scientist Dr. Franklin is being backed by foreign powers to steal the experimental weather control device he once worked on. To do so, he devices a plan to replace the secretaries of... See full summary »


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Baron Constantine
Jennifer Darling ...
Lynda Wilson (as Corinne Michaels)
Jack Ging ...
Chief Inspector Hanson
Janice Whitby ...
John Dewey Carter ...
Rawlins (as John Dewey-Carter)
James R. Parkes ...
Don Fenwick ...
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Larry French ...
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Ex-OSI scientist Dr. Franklin is being backed by foreign powers to steal the experimental weather control device he once worked on. To do so, he devices a plan to replace the secretaries of the six most important men in the OSI with Fembot duplicates. First up are Rudy Well's secretary Lynda Rosand and Oscar Goldman's right hand woman Peggy Callahan. However, the Fembots have an unnerving effect on Jaime Sommer's bionic hearing. Written by The TV Archaeologist

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27 October 1976 (USA)  »

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In this episode the villain makes use of female robots that he calls "Fembots" to carry out his plan. This term would reappear more than 20 years later in the Austin Powers movie series. See more »


While trying to see why Jaime is hearing the high-pitched noise in her bionic ear, Rudy says (in a normal voice, so this isn't supposed to be a slo-mo shot), "55 miles an hour, and no noise in your ear?", and the machine's digital readout confirms this over-50-mph speed, yet Jaime is clearly just jogging very slowly on the treadmill. See more »


Jaime Sommers: Are you still gonna go to Newport to talk it over with her?
Dr. Franklin: [back at Franklin's lab] Research Newport.
[Rawlins checks up on Newport, Rhode Island in Callahan's "fembot" database]
Rawlins: No mention of Newport in Callahan's records
Dr. Franklin: Is it a bluff? A trap?
Rawlins: Could be something Callahan said this morning.
Jaime Sommers: [back at Callahan's apartment] I mean, you never been there before, have you?
Dr. Franklin: No.
Peggy Callahan: No.
Jaime Sommers: [turns cross] You're lying. You told me yesterday that she wanted you to go to Cape Cod. Now, you may look and sound like ...
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The Scourge Of The Fembots!
17 April 2014 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

Dr.Franklin (John Houseman) - disgruntled former scientist from the top secret Office for Scientific Intelligence has set up shop on a tropical island funded by malevolent interests. They want him to steal the OSI's weather machine and Baron Constantine (Jack Colvin) - their emissary, wants know what the plan is before he okays more funding.

Franklin unveils his angle on stealing the technology. He will create android duplicates of the secretaries of powerful men and they will infiltrate OSI. They will steal the weather machine. They will abduct OSI chief Oscar Goldman (Richard Anderson).

Meanwhile at OSI Jamie Sommers (Lindsay Wagner) - a bionically enhanced government agent shows up to get her ear implant upgraded. She is there just in time to save on-again/off-again boyfriend Air Force Colonel Steve Austin (Lee Majors) from getting electrocuted whilst testing the limits of the weather machine. Luckily Austin is also a bionic OSI agent.

Later that day the android 'Fembots' make their move hatching the nefarious plan of evil & misogynist scientist Dr.Franklin and his devious benefactors! Jamie isn't sure what is going on at first but whenever the Fembots are in action around her the ear implant upgrade starts to bother her. Will she be able to foil the dastardly doings of the Fembots? This unbelievably sexist beginning to the 'Kill Oscar' trilogy is an artifact of a different time when a lot of ambitious women had to content themselves with being secretaries to powerful men. The notion offered in Franklin's sales pitch that fembots are the perfect women because they are beautiful and obedient might be enough to put off modern women from seeing it particularly since many of them would become busy contemplating what a beautiful and obedient 'manbot' might be like.

This show is one I followed in reruns as a little boy roughly a half dozen years after it first aired. This particular arc within the series contains some of the kinds of things festering in my imagination back then: beautiful women, clones, a secret island, an evil scientist, sinister foreign aristocrats etc. For those aspects and the feeling I had experiencing watching it for the first time it still fascinates me.

What freaked me out was seeing the Fembots without their face-plate masks. Behind the masks was just circuitry of the kind you might find in any electronic toy. When you are a small child in the late 1970s early 1980s that could be a very eerie sight.

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