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"More "Bionic Woman" On DVD!!!",
This review is from: The Bionic Woman: Season 2 (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.
Guest-stars in season 2 include Stephanie Powers, Sandy Duncan, John Saxon, Vincent Price, and Julie Newmar. This is a 5 disc set with english subtitles and english mono sound.
This was the season Lindsay won her much deserved Emmy as Oustanding Actress in a Drama Series for the two-part episode "Deady Ringer". Her competition that year was Angie Dickinson for "Police Woman", "Michael leaned ("The Waltons"), Sada Thompson for "Family", and Kate Jackson ("Charlie's Angels").
UPDATE, July, 28, 2011..."The Bionic Woman-Season 3, The Final Season" comes to DVD on October 4, 2011!!!!
The following is a list of episodes included in "The Bionic Woman-Season 2" box set, all 22 shows along with the 1 crossover episode from "The Six Million Dollar Man". Also listed are the airdates.
1. "The Return of Bigfoot-Part 1" from "Six Million Dollar Man", Sept. 19, 1976
2. "The Return of Bigfoot-Part 2, Sept. 22, 1976
3. "In This Corner, Jamie Summers", Sept. 29, 1976
4. "Assault on the Princess", Oct. 6, 1976
5. "Road To Nashville, Oct. 20, 1976
6. "Kill Oscar-Part 1", Oct. 27, 1976
7. "Kill Oscar-Part 2" from "Six Million Dollar Man", but released in syndication as a "Bionic Woman" episode, Oct. 31, 1976
8. "Kill Oscar-Part 3, Nov. 3, 1976
9. "Black Magic", Nov. 10, 1976
10. "Sister Jamie", Nov. 24, 1976
11, "The Vega Influence", Dec. 1, 1976
12. "Jamie's Shield-Part 1", Dec. 15, 1976
13. "Jamie's Shield-Part 2", Dec. 22, 1976
14. "Biofeedback", Jan. 12, 1977
15. "Doomsday is Tomorrow-Part 1", Jan. 19, 1976
15. "Doomsday is Tomorrow-Part 2", Jan. 26, 1976
16. "Deadly Ringer-Part 1", Feb. 2, 1977
17. "Deadly Ringer-Part 2", Feb. 9, 1977
18. "Jamie and the King", Feb. 23, 1977
19. "Beyond the Call", March 9, 1977
20. "The DeJohn Caper", March 16, 1977
21. "The Night Demon", March 23, 1977
22. "Iron Ships and Dead Men", March 30, 1977
23. "Once a Thief", May 4, 1977
UPDATE: JULY 1, 2011: Fans have been complaining (and rightly so) that the episode "Deadly Ringer" has poor audio quality. This was due to the fact that Universal couldn't find a proper master tape for that particular show (remember these episodes are over 30 years old). Now, fans can rejoice in knowing the studio has found another master tape and has corrected the problem. For fans not satisfied with disc 4 that contains "Deadly Ringer" they can contact Universal for a replacement disc by emailing them at USHE.ConsumerRelations@bydeluxe.com or by phoning 888-882-5779.
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Initial post: Feb 5, 2011 1:38:47 PM PST
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In reply to an earlier post on Feb 6, 2011 4:21:11 AM PST
I didn't know Vincent and Lindsay became friends. He was really an original.
Nice to hear from you again.
In reply to an earlier post on Feb 8, 2011 7:00:06 AM PST
J. Pastrana says:
So thrilled that this is finally coming Terry. This second season really features some of the best the series had to offer in sci-fi storytelling and spectacle plus an Emmy award winning turn for its star. Fun all around. It's still odd how ABC dropped the show after the end of this season's run. Now we can look forward to the final season hopefully before year's end?
In reply to an earlier post on Feb 8, 2011 7:35:58 AM PST
I do have an innate feeling Universal will definitely drop the final season of "The Bionic Woman" in stores by the third quarter of 2011, especially since "Season 2" has 23 episodes and a slew of bonuses that I am sure will entice many to buy it. I do agree J. that "Season 2" is a great year especially the "fembot" story!
In reply to an earlier post on Feb 8, 2011 8:47:06 PM PST
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In reply to an earlier post on Feb 11, 2011 9:32:44 AM PST
DEWEY M. says:
Terry: Thank you so much for this detailed review; and including all the episodes-- this is extremely helpful!!! I love Vincent Price; and Jamie's classic battle with the Fembots-- well, who could ask for anything more?
Thank You and Best Wishes: DEWEY
In reply to an earlier post on Feb 11, 2011 11:39:05 AM PST
Hi Simon and Dewey!
I had never watched "The Waltons" believe it or not, but I know that Lindsay Wagner was regarded extremely highly by the television academy for bringing reality to an otherwise cartoonish-like character which explains her Emmy win...simply an amazing and enchanting actress.
I too cannot wait to see Jamie battle those fembot creatures again, and in DVD quality!!!
In reply to an earlier post on Feb 11, 2011 12:10:42 PM PST
DEWEY M. says:
Terry: Lindsay definitely brought reality, intelligence, and humanity to "The Bionic Woman." Without Lindsay (like Elizabeth Montgomery on "Bewitched"), the show would not have worked so well.
I have Season 1, but I REALLY want Season Two. What I remember most vividly about Bionic Woman was Jamie's battles with those Fembots! And, when their "faces" got knocked off in fights; and there were just wires where the eyes, nose, and mouth should be on humans-- simultaneously fun and scary!!! Best Wishes: Dewey
In reply to an earlier post on Feb 11, 2011 4:24:22 PM PST
J. Pastrana says:
@Simon and @Terry - The Emmy win was for Deadly Ringer which allowed Ms. Wagner the opportunity to delineate two different characters who otherwise looked exactly alike. And if pressed I'd perhaps say "Kill Oscar" are my favorite episodes, but admittedly, "Doomsday is Tomorrow", "Deadly Ringer" and "Fembots in Las Vegas" (season 3) run very close at an all-tied second place.
In reply to an earlier post on Feb 11, 2011 5:16:23 PM PST
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