The Bionic Woman - Vol. 1

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Overview

A remake of the popular 1970s fantasy/adventure series of the same name, NBC's Bionic Woman starred Michelle Ryan as Jaime Sommers, the character originally played by Lindsay Wagner. In the earlier series, Jaime was a professional athlete; in the new version, she was a bartender and soon-to-be unwed mother. No matter: In both instances, Jaime was involved in a terrible accident which required emergency surgery--and a complete electronic overhaul. At the behest of her boyfriend Dr. Anthros (Chris Bowers), the ...
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Overview

A remake of the popular 1970s fantasy/adventure series of the same name, NBC's Bionic Woman starred Michelle Ryan as Jaime Sommers, the character originally played by Lindsay Wagner. In the earlier series, Jaime was a professional athlete; in the new version, she was a bartender and soon-to-be unwed mother. No matter: In both instances, Jaime was involved in a terrible accident which required emergency surgery--and a complete electronic overhaul. At the behest of her boyfriend Dr. Anthros (Chris Bowers), the first of several characters created for the remake, Jaime was rushed to a secret research lab, where she was outfitted with a pair of bionic legs and a bionic right arm, both of which provided super-strength and the ability to run in slow motion (representing extraordinary speed). She also was endowed with super-hearing skills--and, in an improvement over the original series, a new bionic eye (needless to say, the bill for all this retooling was considerably higher than the six-million-dollar price tag in the earlier show). Whereas the 1970s edition of Bionic Woman was, for all its gimmickry, a fairly straightforward action-adventure offering, the remake bore the heavy influence of 24 and Lost, accommodating a plethora of mysterious conspiracies and sinister secrets which weaved their way through the proceedings, with bits and pieces of vital information revealed on a "need-to-know" basis. There was also a soupcon of the Spiderman movie formula, with a dash of Smallville folded in, as Jamie slowly, awkwardly and sometimes painfully adjusted to her new and awesome powers, and to the responsiblities and consequences attached to them. The cast of characters in the new Bionic Woman included Jonas Bledsoe (Miguel Ferrer), the enigmatic (and slightly satanic) head of the Bionics research program; Ruth Treadwell (Molly Price), Bledsoe's slightly more scrupulous assistant; maverick "program advisor" Antonio Pope (Isaiah Washington), the resident "I know more than I'm letting on" guy; and Jaime's computer-hacker sister Becca (Lucy Hale), who was always in trouble with the cops. This Bionic Woman joined NBC's Wednesday-night lineup on September 26, 2007.
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Special Features

Pilot commentary with executive producer David Eick; The Making of the Car Crash; Real-Life Bionics; The Stunts; Profiles
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/18/2008
  • UPC: 025195021197
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  • Source: Universal Studios
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Slip Sleeve / Subtitled
  • Sound: Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound
  • Time: 5:38:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 51,686

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Disc #1 -- Bionic Woman, Vol. 1
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      Episode 2: Paradise Lost
      Episode 3: Sisterhood
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Mega Crap

    Talk about one of the worst shows to ever hit prime time television. This show is pure trash! And I just don't know what else to say about it. Save your money.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    I LOVED THIS REMAKE

    AS FAR AS REMAKES GO THIS ONE WAS GREAT. I LOOKED FORWARD TO THIS SHOW EVERY WEEK. TO BAD THEY DIDNT RENEW. MICHELLE RYAN IS WONDERFUL AS JAMIE. WOULD LOVE TO SEE ANOTHER SEASON (CURSE THE WRITERS STRIKE!)

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