Jan. 14, 1976
60 min.
NBC TV Network

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The Bionic Woman - 03x16 Sanctuary Earth

3x16 Sanctuary Earth

First Aired: Feb. 11, 1978 on NBC
Summary: When a satellite de-orbits unexpectedly, Jaime investigates and discovers a young woman who claims she rode the satellite down! She explains that she is a princess hiding from enemies on her home world. Jaime does not believe this until a pair of sinister twins show up, wielding unusual powers...

Main Characters in this Episode

Guest Stars

Chris Williams played by Christopher Stone
Princess Aura played by Helen Hunt
Verm played by Jim Hager
Dier played by Jon Hager
Belden played by David Matthau

Episode Quotes

Princess Aura: [about Max] He's an animal?
Jaime Sommers: Well don't tell him that, my goodness, you're gonna hurt his feelings.
Chris Williams: Jaime? I love your feet.
Jaime Sommers: Wait a second. Are you trying to tell me you couldn't speak English until just now?
Princess Aura: Nor any other Earth language.


  • Goof (crew or equipment visible): When the satellite is being moved from the lake by the aliens, the wires that are hoisting it up and out, are clearly visible.
  • Goof (errors made by characters, possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): An alien materializes in a house and shoots twice with a noisy stun-gun making Aura and Max slump senseless to the floor. The Bionic Woman's ear should have heard all of this easily.
  • Goof (plot holes): Chris tells Jaime that they will have to send in divers to look for the downed satellite that's submerged in the lake, yet when the evil alien-trackers reel in the satellite telekinetically, the satellite's yellow parachute is visible floating in the lake, even before the satellite's chute-ropes are taut and begin pulling on the parachute, indicating that the chute was still floating even before the satellite was raised up from the bottom of the lake. So this proves that the satellite did not pull the chute up with it from below the surface of the water; the chute had already been floating. So the scientists looking for the satellite from the shore could have simply spotted the bright yellow chute, and then just sent a boat out with a hook and rope to clip on to the chute-ropes and reel in the satellite; no need for divers to look for it.
  • Goof (audio/visual unsynchronized): The indicator-lights on the scanning/manipulating devices that the Ulo trackers are using often do not illuminate, even though the devices are making the homing-signal strength-level tones.
  • Goof (audio/visual unsynchronized): Jaime is singing and playing a piano, yet the accompanying music includes a faint "background filler" of strings and woodwinds.


  • Chris expresses a slight "foot fetish" tendency when he fondly tells Jaime that he loves her bionic feet. The gentle delicate Princess Aura is always shown to be barefoot, an apparent implied reference to Chris's interest in slender shapely feet.
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