The Bionic Woman (1976–1978)
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The Bionic Dog 

Jaime learns that a bionic prototype was applied to a German Sheppard six years earlier. Every defect that Steve Austin and Jaime Sommers have suffered from over the years, Maxamillion (... See full summary »


Barry Crane


Kenneth Johnson (created by), James D. Parriott (teleplay by) | 3 more credits »




Episode complete credited cast:
Lindsay Wagner ... Jaime Sommers
Richard Anderson ... Oscar Goldman
Martin E. Brooks ... Dr. Rudy Wells
Ford Rainey ... Jim Elgin
Taylor Lacher Taylor Lacher ... Crosby
Carlene Watkins ... Judy McHugh
Al Hansen ... Trucker
Jay Fenichel ... Doughnut Man
David Himes David Himes ... Animal Handler


Jaime learns that a bionic prototype was applied to a German Sheppard six years earlier. Every defect that Steve Austin and Jaime Sommers have suffered from over the years, Maxamillion (whose bionics cost a million dollars) suffered from first. Now Max is acting lifeless and depressed and Rudy Wells is planning to put the dog down. So, Jaime takes it upon herself to prove Max still has the will to live. Written by The TV Archaeologist

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Release Date:

10 September 1977 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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The toddler's waving the colorful bouquet as the VW Beetle is rolling down the street "under gravity power alone" is obviously a humorous reference to the then-popular hippie-term "flower power" that was often emblazoned on the sides of VW vehicles, indicating the occupants' strong advocation of research into alternative/environmentally-responsible energy sources. See more »


The shadows of roadside trees pass across Jaime's face to indicate that the truck has started to move, yet the sound of the transmission being engaged had just sounded an instant earlier, and the revving engine sound is heard a moment later (but again, this is heard AFTER the shadows pass across Jaime's face), so the truck supposedly had been stationary until then, and thus the tree-shadows should have been stationary, also. See more »


Dr. Rudy Wells: [showing filmed footage of Maxamillion in action] Lab animals are a fact of life in research science, Jaime. It's thankless, it's sometimes inhumane, but necessary.
Oscar Goldman: Max was critically injured in a chemical lab fire six years ago. A tragic story, but a happy ending. Rudy was testing his bionic prototype and Max was just the strong-willed animal that we were looking for.
Jaime Sommers: [watching Maxamillion jump] Oh boy!
Dr. Rudy Wells: It's a simple case of being in the right place at the right time.
Jaime Sommers: Just like me.
Oscar Goldman: Not quite, ...
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Jaime discovers that she and Steve are not the only ones that are bionic!
20 February 2011 | by planetchristopherSee all my reviews

For a season three opener I thought this was a great two-part story!

Lindsay Wagner is on fine form as ever and the story has something for everyone. Nice to see the season three theme slightly revamped and the incidental music pacey; I particularly enjoyed the musical contributions from Robert Prince with his 'Friends' song.

Also lovely to see supporting cast featured as well as the introduction of a bionic dog!

Some great action sequences and clever stunts and it's a credit to all concerned for making something that could have looked not so good to a first class piece of television, mixing science fiction with an everyday situation.

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