The Bionic Woman (Classic) 2 Seasons 1977

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Season 2
(290) IMDb 5.6/10

23. Once A Thief TV-NR CC

Jaime masquerades as a bank robber to capture the leaders of a big-time theft racket.

Starring:
Lindsay Wagner, Richard Anderson
Runtime:
51 minutes
Original air date:
May 4, 1977

Once A Thief

Season 2

Customer Reviews

P.S. Can't wait to see season 3 out on dvd!!
Joel W.
Loved this show as a kid and just as great watching it with my own family.
Charles D. Crombie
This DVD has excellent audio and video quality.
L. Miller

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108 of 114 people found the following review helpful By Terrance Richard TOP 500 REVIEWER on February 4, 2011
Format: DVD
After the huge sales of "The Bionic Woman-Season 1" on DVD last October now comes word from Universal Studios that "The Bionic Woman-Season 2" arrives in stores on May 17th, 2011. This is the series' first complete season because season one only contained 13 episodes as "The Bionic Woman" was a mid-season replacement on ABC. Season 2 started on network television on September 22, 1976 and contains 22 episodes. The great thing about this boxset (besides the fact that "The Bionic Woman" is available on DVD for fututre generations to enjoy) is that there are two crossover episodes included from "The Six Million Dollar Man" so the viewer can watch the complete full story arch on "The Bionic Woman" box set.

There are a slew of bonuses including a new featurette with Lindsay Wagner, Kenneth Johnson, and crew members entitled "Bionic Blast" where they discuss the merchandising of the series, how the stunts were performed, and who their favorite villins were. There are new audio commentaries on select episodes by Lindsay and series creator Johnson. Actress Janice Whitby (who played fembot Katy in the episode "Kill Oscar") has stated she has done some voice over work that will be included as commentary on this set. Finally, there is also a gag reel and photo gallery included.

"The Bionic Woman" continued to enthrall audiences young and old upon its first network broadcast with season 2 finishing a respectful #14 in the national Nielsen Ratings. This would, however, be the series' final year on ABC as the network canned it citing "The Bionic Woman" was not attracting the kind of young demographic it desired. Season 3 was picked up by rival network NBC in the fall of 1977.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By H. Bala TOP 500 REVIEWER on November 5, 2011
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
I was around six or seven years old during the mid-1970s, and I still recall being struck with an epiphany. Thanks to Lindsay Wagner and Lynda Carter, I realized that girls weren't totally icky. I am so very glad to own entire seasons of WONDER WOMAN and THE BIONIC WOMAN. Me, I consider THE BIONIC WOMAN Season 2 to be the best of that franchise. I think this was the season that won her an Emmy for 1977's Best Actress in a Dramatic Role. And while WONDER WOMAN limited Lynda Carter to portraying a fairly one-dimensional character, THE BIONIC WOMAN presented Lindsay Wagner with plenty of chances to bust out her acting chops. And Lindsay had range, and that certain graceful way about her. Even as a six year old boy, I was smitten.

Some of my favorite episodes take place in Season 2. We get the classic crossover episodes with THE SIX MILLION DOLLAR MAN: "The Return of Bigfoot" and the absolutely awesome "Kill Oscar." In "In This Corner, Jaime Sommer," we eyeball Jaime in her Pocahantas-type costume as she infiltrates a shady lady wrestler club. We even hear her talk wrestling smack during a television interview. "Road to Nashville" showcases Lindsay's singing a country song ("Good To Be Alive in the Country") as she tries to locate a vanished OSI agent. "Black Magic" guest-stars Vincent Price as Jaime is deployed to a remote island and gets caught up in a treasure hunt. The fabulous two-part "Deadly Ringer" features the return of Jamie's doppelganger, Lisa Galloway, who has broken out of prison. Jaime, drugged and mistaken for Lisa, gets thrown in the hoosegow. Lindsay Wagner's riveting performance in this two-parter is said to be what won her the Best Actress Emmy that year.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By J. A. Freakin' Freestyle on October 26, 2007
Format: DVD
The transfers are beautiful and immaculately crisp. You will enjoy watching the episodes repeatedly. Each episode is in it's original broadcast form and Lindsay Wagner has never looked better.
You will need a region 2 dvd player to view this and "Bionic Woman"-Season 2. There is one extra which is a brief montage of other available tv series through Universal Playback. I must warn you before hand though, as there is a creepy anti-piracy advertisement at the end of the last episode of each disc. You'll know what I mean when you see it. I turn it off immediately so I don't have to see it. Other than that, enjoy!
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51 of 63 people found the following review helpful By William B. Bangs on May 21, 2011
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Yes, I know: "not fit for purchase" or some such would be better English. Still, it's important that anyone reading this review understand that while Universal is to be commended for (finally!) releasing this best season of the timeless classic for which Lindsay Wagner justifiably won an Emmy award, THE CURRENT PRESSING IS UNFIT FOR SALE due to an extended section of barely audible audio at the beginning of the (first part) of the very episode for which she won it: "Deadly Ringer" on Disc Four.

This is not an issue with a small batch of discs, but instead something which originated with the studio -- a problem being discussed like crazy on every bionic internet group, and by now something the studio -- whose consumer relations department has issued a statement about it -- is aware of as well. What Uni Consumer Relations told my fellow fan listserv participant is that they can't do anything about it because these are old shows with less-than-perfect masters! TVShowsOnDVD is also covering this issue, and it's worth noting that all three seasons are available in English with PERFECT audio tracks in non-US releases which can be imported and enjoyed with the right equipment and know-how, though obviously without the much-anticipated special features of this release, which are very good, and will be most welcome once a new pressing is done with all the audio intact.

A few quick words about the program & this season: This is the classic counterpart program to The Six Million Dollar Man, the groundbreaking action/SF series of the '70s based on Martin Caidan's 1972 novel, Cyborg. For those who don't already know, Six Mil creator Kenneth Johnson decided to create a "Bride of Frankenstein" for Col.
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