Bionic Woman 2007: A Short-Lived Reboot of a Classic TV Show
Bionic Woman was a science fiction television series that aired on NBC in 2007. It was a remake of the 1970s series The Bionic Woman, which starred Lindsay Wagner as Jaime Sommers, a former tennis player who was given bionic implants after a near-fatal accident. The 2007 version starred Michelle Ryan as Jaime Sommers, a bartender and surrogate mother to her younger sister, who was given bionic enhancements by a secret government agency after a car crash. The series followed Jaime as she struggled to adjust to her new abilities and identity, while also working as an agent for the agency that saved her life.
The series was produced by David Eick, who also co-created the reimagined Battlestar Galactica. It featured Miguel Ferrer as Jonas Bledsoe, the head of the agency; Molly Price as Ruth Treadwell, Jaime's handler; Will Yun Lee as Jae Kim, a bionic operative and Jaime's love interest; Lucy Hale as Becca Sommers, Jaime's rebellious sister; and Katee Sackhoff as Sarah Corvus, the first bionic woman and Jaime's nemesis. The series also had guest appearances by Isaiah Washington, Jordan Bridges, Kevin Rankin, Thomas Kretschmann, and Mark Sheppard.
The series received mixed reviews from critics and audiences. Some praised the performances of Ryan and Sackhoff, the action sequences, and the darker tone of the show. Others criticized the lack of character development, the inconsistent writing, and the deviation from the original series. The series also faced production issues, such as a writers' strike, budget cuts, and creative differences. The series was canceled after only eight episodes aired out of thirteen produced.
Bionic Woman 2007 is available for download on various torrent sites. However, downloading copyrighted content without permission is illegal and may result in legal consequences. The best way to watch the show is to buy or rent it from authorized sources.Bionic Woman 2007 was not the first attempt to revive the classic series. In 1994, a television movie titled Bionic Ever After reunited Lindsay Wagner and Lee Majors as Jaime Sommers and Steve Austin, the original bionic couple. The movie served as a finale to their story, as they finally got married after overcoming some bionic malfunctions. In 2007, another television movie titled The Bionic Woman: Unaired Pilot was produced by NBC as a backdoor pilot for a potential series. The movie starred Melanie Griffith as Jaime Sommers, a former CIA agent who was injured in a plane crash and rebuilt with bionics. However, the movie was never aired and the series was not picked up.
Bionic Woman 2007 also had some connections to other sci-fi shows. David Eick, the executive producer, was also involved in the reboot of Battlestar Galactica, which starred Katee Sackhoff as Starbuck. Sackhoff played Sarah Corvus, the first bionic woman and Jaime's rival, in Bionic Woman 2007. She also appeared in an episode of The Big Bang Theory as herself, where she met Howard Wolowitz, a fan of both Battlestar Galactica and Bionic Woman. Mark Sheppard, who played Anthony Anthros, the scientist who created the bionics, was also known for his roles in Firefly, Supernatural, Doctor Who, and Warehouse 13. He also appeared in an episode of Battlestar Galactica as Romo Lampkin, a lawyer who defended Gaius Baltar.
Bionic Woman 2007 had some interesting trivia behind the scenes. The series was discontinued after only eight episodes due to a massive drop in ratings[^1^]. It also faced production issues, such as a writers' strike, budget cuts, and creative differences[^1^]. At least three versions of the pilot episode were produced, with different actresses playing Jaime's sister and different subplots[^1^]. English actress Michelle Ryan put on an American accent for her role as Jaime Sommers, but in one episode she spoke in her natural English accent[^1^]. \\\"Berkut\\\", the name of the secret government agency that gave Jaime her bionics, means \\\"golden eagle\\\" in Russian[^1^]. It is also the name of the Ukrainian national police's SWAT team[^1^]. aa16f39245