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In this 5 disc set all season 3 episodes (22 in all) are featured uncut in their original network full screen presentation. English Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo Sound is included along with English subtitles. Guest stars include Oscar winner Helen Hunt, Evel Knievel, Christopher Knight (of "Brady Bunch" fame), and Keenan Wynn.
This season ran on the NBC television network from September, 1977 until May, 1978 when the series was ubruptly cancelled which led to an outcry from fans as the show was still doing well in the Nielsens. "The Bionic Woman" holds the distinction as being one of only a handful of network shows to be cancelled twice during its original run as the series was axed by ABC in the spring of 1977 while still a Top 20 rated show then picked up by NBC for a fall premiere. Many believe the reason "The Bionic Woman" didn't do as well ratings wise while on NBC was due to its terrible timeslot: Saturday nights at 8:pm, highly considered a "death timeslot" for television programming.
Because "The Six Million Dollar Man" was still running on ABC in the 1977-1978 season and "The Bionic Woman" was airing on another network crossover episodes between Jamie and Steve Austin ceased. Instead a new love interest was given to Jamie: a man named Chris Williams played by Christopher Stone.
Extras include a question and answer session with Lindsay Wagner, episode commentary on the Bionic Dog, and more!Read more ›
Much of the success of TBW must be credited to Lindsay Wagner. She brings a combination of charm and intelligence unseen on television since Elizabeth Montgomery's turn in Bewitched - adding hints of sadness and vulnerability. As the series progresses, Sommers matures and becomes more confident. Richard Anderson brings a fatherly quality to Oscar Goldman - a contrast with his more hard-nosed portrayal in 6M$M. These qualities were utterly lacking in the unmemorable and mercifully short lived 2007 remake.
Producer Kenneth Johnson's involvement in TBW was ended in season 3, and that may be why many of the episodes are flat, paint-by-number affairs. The "insider" references seen in the first two seasons are largely missing - although there are a few pointed moments, such as when Oscar chides a Senator for mispronouncing Jaime's name. Jaime's work as a forward-thinking teacher is mentioned, but never seen. In some ways, this reminds me of the third season of the original Star Trek, where a new producer altered the tone of the series in a negative way. There is the usual recycling of plot elements, such as the Fembots in Las Vegas episode, which ends with an interesting twist.Read more ›
Therefore, there were no more episodes with Steve Austin(Lee Majors)anymore either, which really sucked since not having the Bionic duo anymore was kind of like the police drama T.J. HOOKER without short-tempered rookie Officer Vince Romano(Adrian Zmed).
Additionally; in this 1977-1978 Season Jaime Sommers(Lindsey Wagner)was not a teacher anymore since she was too busy with OSI assignments, but you could tell in this season that the show was dying and that THE SIX MILLION DOLLAR MAN was runing out of steam, plus it seemed as if both Jaime and Steve were getting tired too.Read more ›
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Still watching it. This is the last one I wanted to purchase. The first season of Bionic Woman was a prize that I won on Facebook post by Entertainment Weekly 5 years ago.Published 1 month ago by Kitty
As a fan of the Bionic Woman, I was able to complete my collection in order to watch at my leisure.
bloody reduce the price down to $8.96 like the first season and all the six million dollar man seasonsPublished 2 months ago by Denny
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