History YMMV / TheBionicWoman

27th Mar '16 5:34:07 PM FOPTroper
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* ChannelHop: It started on ABC but for moved to NBC for the final season.
19th Nov '14 7:02:21 AM SkyDog
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* IdiotBall: In "The Return of the Bionic Woman," Rudy and Oscar worriedly debate the dangers of treating Steve in the same hospital where they're hiding the secretly-alive Jaime. Perhaps parking Steve's gurney just outside Jaime's open door while they have this conversation isn't the smartest way to prevent Steve from noticing her.
6th Jul '14 4:00:55 PM SkyDog
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* KidAppealCharacter: Jaime's class of preteens. Since they figured into the story from the beginning, they don't count as CousinOliver...though you might think they did, considering the class actually included [[TheBradyBunch Cousin Oliver]].
3rd Jun '13 11:56:46 AM SkyDog
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* NightmareFuel: The Fembots were quite freaky-looking when their faces got ripped off (which was often).
14th Mar '13 2:49:25 PM StFan
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!!Original series



* CrowningMomentOfAwesome (many, such as the episode in which she outruns a 100 MPH race car, and another in which she tears a phone book in half to intimidate a group of unruly students)

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* CrowningMomentOfAwesome (many, CrowningMomentOfAwesome: Many, such as the episode in which she outruns a 100 MPH race car, and another in which she tears a phone book in half to intimidate a group of unruly students)students.




!!2007 reboot
* AdaptationDisplacement: This new version is considered to be so far removed from both Martin Caidin's "Cyborg" novel and Kenneth Johnson's creation that neither are even credited.
** Despite this, elements of Steve Austin's bionics are incorporated into Jaime, most notably her bionic eye.
* FetishFuel: Jaime always had her leather jacket on. Michelle Ryan kicking ass in a leather jacket began a trend of adorning ActionGirls in leather jackets after noticing that some saw "hot chick in leather kicking ass" as a turn on. Not the UrExample of this by far but clearly the TropeCodifier.
* HolyShitQuotient: Jamie [[spoiler:and the Corvus girls']] car accidents. Also Jaime's freak-out on discovering she's been turned into a bionic woman.
* NoSuchThingAsBadPublicity: Inverted bigtime for several reasons:
** The original pilot depicted Becca, Jaime's sister, as being hearing impaired. The decision to cast a non-deaf actress in the role caused major controversy. So the producers decided to change the character to someone with regular hearing instead, which annoyed people even more (and left Becca with essentially no personality at all beyond "bratty teenager").
** The show cast Isaiah Washington in a major role. Not a big deal, except that the time he was the center of a firestorm of controversy and considered persona non grata by many after being fired from ''Grey's Anatomy'' for reportedly uttering gay slurs. This led to protests against ''Bionic Woman'' for hiring him and the promise by some to boycott the series outright (the fact his character [[spoiler: is killed off]] didn't appear to help).
* NightmareFuel: Jaime waking up and seeing her limbs in the process of being rebuilt by the anthrocytes -- unsurprisingly she freaks out. [[spoiler:Unexplored is the question of how Will would have converted Jaime into a bionic woman if they hadn't had their 'accident'.]]
* RootingForTheEmpire: Sarah Corvus, especially among fans of Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|Reimagined}}.
13th Dec '12 3:01:02 PM Temmere
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** The original pilot depicted Becca, Jaime's sister, as being hearing impaired. The decision to cast a non-deaf actress in the role caused major controversy. So the producers decided to change the character to someone with regular hearing instead, which annoyed people even more.

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** The original pilot depicted Becca, Jaime's sister, as being hearing impaired. The decision to cast a non-deaf actress in the role caused major controversy. So the producers decided to change the character to someone with regular hearing instead, which annoyed people even more.more (and left Becca with essentially no personality at all beyond "bratty teenager").
4th Oct '12 3:54:24 PM nombretomado
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* RootingForTheEmpire: Sarah Corvus, especially among fans of BattlestarGalactica.

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* RootingForTheEmpire: Sarah Corvus, especially among fans of BattlestarGalactica.
Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|Reimagined}}.
8th Sep '12 11:32:11 AM ArcadesSabboth
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** Michelle Ryan did such a good job at playing a bitch in EastEnders that [[AndtheFandomRejoiced And the Fandom Rejoiced]] ended up being inverted when it was announced that she'd been cast as Jaime.



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10th Apr '12 9:50:42 PM AltoonaMan
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* FetishFuel: Jaime always had her leather jacket on. Michelle Ryan kicking ass in a leather jacket began a trend of adorning ActionGirls in leather jackets after noticing that some saw "hot chick in leather kicking ass" as a turn on. Not the UrExample of this by far but clearly the TropeCodifier.
31st Aug '11 2:26:17 PM nombretomado
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!!Original series
* AdaptationDisplacement: Each episode credits the show as being based upon Martin Caidin's novel ''Cyborg''. But you'll never find Jaime Sommers in any of Caidin's books, as she was created by Kenneth Johnson. The credit for Caidin was mandated by the use of Oscar Goldman, Rudy Wells and the occasional appearance by Steve Austin, plus the fact the series continued the concept of bionics as established by Caidin in his original novel.
* CrowningMomentOfAwesome (many, such as the episode in which she outruns a 100 MPH race car, and another in which she tears a phone book in half to intimidate a group of unruly students)
* RecycledPremise
* RecycledScript: As noted above, the series was guilty of this several times in its first season due to the extremely short notice given between its commissioning and its debut.


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!!2007 reboot
* AdaptationDisplacement: This new version is considered to be so far removed from both Martin Caidin's "Cyborg" novel and Kenneth Johnson's creation that neither are even credited.
** Despite this, elements of Steve Austin's bionics are incorporated into Jaime, most notably her bionic eye.
* HolyShitQuotient: Jamie [[spoiler:and the Corvus girls']] car accidents. Also Jaime's freak-out on discovering she's been turned into a bionic woman.
* NoSuchThingAsBadPublicity: Inverted bigtime for several reasons:
** The original pilot depicted Becca, Jaime's sister, as being hearing impaired. The decision to cast a non-deaf actress in the role caused major controversy. So the producers decided to change the character to someone with regular hearing instead, which annoyed people even more.
** The show cast Isaiah Washington in a major role. Not a big deal, except that the time he was the center of a firestorm of controversy and considered persona non grata by many after being fired from ''Grey's Anatomy'' for reportedly uttering gay slurs. This led to protests against ''Bionic Woman'' for hiring him and the promise by some to boycott the series outright (the fact his character [[spoiler: is killed off]] didn't appear to help).
** Michelle Ryan did such a good job at playing a bitch in EastEnders that [[AndtheFandomRejoiced And the Fandom Rejoiced]] ended up being inverted when it was announced that she'd been cast as Jaime.
* NightmareFuel: Jaime waking up and seeing her limbs in the process of being rebuilt by the anthrocytes -- unsurprisingly she freaks out. [[spoiler:Unexplored is the question of how Will would have converted Jaime into a bionic woman if they hadn't had their 'accident'.]]
* RootingForTheEmpire: Sarah Corvus, especially among fans of BattlestarGalactica.
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