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

Dr. Rudy Wells: Get anything?
Chris Williams: Yeah, a headache. [the phone rings, Chris picks up the receiver] Hello?
Oscar Goldman: [on other line] Hi Chris, Oscar.
Chris Williams: Hi Oscar, what's up?
Oscar Goldman: I'm calling about what's down, pal.
Chris Williams: Rudy and I are flying out to your area this afternoon.
Jaime Sommers: Really? What's the occasion?
Chris Williams: [in a pretend impatient tone, but with playful fondness] Oh, no occasion - - Rudy and I chartered a plane to come all the way out there just to see your beautiful face.
Jaime Sommers: [in a casual amused tone to show that she doesn't believe him, but with obvious appreciation for his compliment] Yeah, yeah...
Chris Williams: Jaime? I love your feet.


  • Goof (continuity error): When the trackers from Ulo remotely raise the satellite from the lake and lower it to the bank, it is clean and dripping with water, and is lowered onto a fairly smooth patch of sandy soil. Yet when the mercs approach the satellite moments later, it is dry and very mud-caked, and there are lots of visible footprints in the loose soil of the bank around where the satellite is resting.
  • 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 (continuity error): The satellite's parachute is bright orange as seen through the binoculars, yet when it nears the ground and splashes down, the parachute is yellow.
  • Goof (continuity error): The head of iceberg lettuce largely shatters when it hits the Tracker, yet in the subsequent close-up shot of the lettuce and laser-pistol lying near each other on the floor, the lettuce-head is whole and undamaged again.


  • 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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