Wednesday, January 03, 2007

We can remake her. We have the technology.

An American network has commissioned a pilot episode for a proposed remake of that sublime 1970s spin-off cheese-fest, The Bionic Woman. The original series was begat from hit show The Six Million Dollar Man, in which test pilot Steve Austin [a man barely alive] was given cybernetic replacements for various damaged body parts. In the spin-off, his old flame Jaime Summers was given two bionic legs, capable of propelling her at speeds exceeding 60 mph, and her right arm was replaced by a lifelike prosthetic capable of bending steel or throwing an object for a mile. Whereas Austin received a bionic eye, the inner mechanism of Jaime's right ear was replaced by a bionic device that gave her the ability to hear a whisper a mile away. The mind boggles to think what body parts they'll be replacing in the remake...

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