The Bionic Woman: Season 3, Episode 16

Sanctuary Earth (11 Feb. 1978)

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A satellite inexplicably crashes down in a lake near Ojai. Jaime Sommers is first on the scene and discovers a young girl named Aura who claims to be from another planet. Aura explains she ... See full summary »



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A satellite inexplicably crashes down in a lake near Ojai. Jaime Sommers is first on the scene and discovers a young girl named Aura who claims to be from another planet. Aura explains she is a princess from the planet Zorla and is being pursued by trackers from the planet Ulo. Written by The TV Archaeologist

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11 February 1978 (USA)  »

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Chris expresses a slight "foot fetish" tendency when he fondly tells Jaime that he loves her bionic feet. The gentle delicate Princess Aura is always shown to be barefoot, an apparent implied reference to Chris's interest in slender shapely feet. See more »


Chris tells Jaime that they will have to send in divers to look for the downed satellite that's submerged in the lake, yet when the evil alien-trackers reel in the satellite telekinetically, the satellite's yellow parachute is visible floating in the lake, even before the satellite's chute-ropes are taut and begin pulling on the parachute, indicating that the chute was still floating even before the satellite was raised up from the bottom of the lake. So this proves that the satellite did not pull the chute up with it from below the surface of the water; the chute had already been floating. So the scientists looking for the satellite from the shore could have simply spotted the bright yellow chute, and then just sent a boat out with a hook and rope to clip on to the chute-ropes and reel in the satellite; no need for divers to look for it. See more »


Chris Williams: Jaime? I love your feet.
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Space princess helen hunt!
15 December 2014 | by (Estero Island) – See all my reviews

Wheee! For those of us thought the pariott era would fade away with a whimper, strap yourselves in for a ride...with a space princess! Hmm...let me guess. 1978? Yup. I think even the waltons had a couple alien visitations that year. Here, the aforementioned princess stows away on a plummeting satellite, fleeing from pursuers. Jaime gives her sanctuary, and pretty soon the aforementioned alien pursuers arrive (wearing turtlenecks and blazers, and why not?). What amps up the delight on this silly charmer is fifteen year-old helen hunt (SWISS FAMILY ROBINSON, TRANCERS 1-3). Her performance is rather flat...but that may have been an acting choice, as it works fine. Curiously, jaime is reluctant to believe her guest is an alien. Curious, because this is the third time (and third time in four episodes...aah, you crazy post-STAR WARS networks) that jaime's faced aliens.

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