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

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.
Princess Aura: Just because something is hard for you to believe, does that mean it's not true?
Princess Aura: [about Max] He's an animal?
Jaime Sommers: Well don't tell him that, my goodness, you're gonna hurt his feelings.


  • 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 (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.
  • 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): 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 (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.


  • 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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