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The Bionic Woman 

Steve Austin reunites with his childhood sweetheart only to have her suffer a crippling accident which can only be rectified with bionic implants.


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Kenneth Johnson, Richard Carr (story editor) | 1 more credit »




Episode complete credited cast:
Lee Majors ... Col. Steve Austin
Richard Anderson ... Oscar Goldman
Lindsay Wagner ... Jaime Sommers
Malachi Throne ... Joseph Ronaugh
Martha Scott ... Helen Elgin
Alan Oppenheimer ... Dr. Rudy Wells
Ford Rainey ... Jim Elgin
Paul Carr ... Timberlake
Harry Hickox ... Jon Ellerton
Scott B. Wells Scott B. Wells ... Doctor
Jeremy Robert Brown Jeremy Robert Brown ... Boy
Dana Plato ... Girl


Steve Austin happens by chance to reunite with, Jamie Sommers, his childhood love who is now a tennis pro. Their relationship is renewed and things look bright for the both of them. However, that soon changes when the pair go skydiving and Jamie suffers a serious accident that permanently cripples most of her limbs and an ear. Desperately, Steve Austin begs his boss, Oscar Goldman, to equip Jamie with the same bionic implants he himself received. Goldman agrees and has Jamie outfitted with two legs, a right arm and an artificial ear. Now Jamie must come to terms with the fact she now can function normally, but the implants also give her incredible strength and speed while her ear can detect nearly any sound regardless of distance, volume or frequency. Unfortunately, there are unforeseen consequences as well to this boon that place her in the kind of danger from which there seems to be no escape. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Release Date:

16 March 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Eine Partnerin für Steve See more »

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Color (Technicolor)| Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Originally broadcast as a two-part episode of The Six Million Dollar Man (1974) and released to video as a 100-minute movie in the 1980s. See more »


Contrary to what Dr. Wells tells Steve, 4000 hertz is definitely not too high a frequency for normal people to hear; it's merely in the mid-upper range of human hearing, like a fairly high "C" on a keyboard. Even "basic" or "bargain" audio graphic equalizers that have just a few separate frequency controls (like five or seven level-adjusters) often have an upper range of at least 16,000 hertz. See more »


Jamie Sommers: [Awaken from her bionic surgery] I thought I was dead, Steve.
Col. Steve Austin: No way.
Jamie Sommers: I feel so... I don't know. My right arm looks all right. What did they do?
Col. Steve Austin: It looks more than, all right. You see, Jaime, this is a very special hospital. They can rebuild you. Even better, than you were.
Jamie Sommers: Rebuild?
Col. Steve Austin: It's a brand new science called bionics, where the biology of your own body controls electronics, in your arm.
Jamie Sommers: [after glancing, at her bionic arm] You mean, my right arm isn't my arm?
Col. Steve Austin: Yes, it is, now. It's wonderful, ...
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Crazy Credits

During the opening title sequence, the timpani cuts out at the beginning of Richard Anderson's line, "Gentlemen, we can rebuild him," and resumes after "Steve Austin will be that man." See more »


Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Slime People (1989) See more »


Sweet Jamie
Lyrics by Lionel E. Siegel
Music by Oliver Nelson
Sung by Lee Majors
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Jamie Sommers
28 May 2015 | by AaronCapenBannerSee all my reviews

Exciting first of 2-part episode sees Lindsay Wagner debut as Jamie Sommers, and old hometown flame of Steve Austin's(Lee Majors) that he becomes reacquainted with after visiting his mother(Martha Scott) and stepfather. They rekindle their former romance and fall in love, with plans of getting married, but cruel fate intervenes as Jamie is crippled in a skydiving accident, though a desperate Steve insists that Oscar(Richard Anderson) and Rudy Wells(Alan Oppenheimer) give her bionics as well, the third such operation, and first for a woman. It succeeds. but an old foe(played by Malachi Throne) has plans of revenge against them before their upcoming wedding...

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