The Man From Atlantis And The Bionic Woman Had To Team Up To Fight Fembots!

Image courtesy of the Warner Archive Tumblr.

Image courtesy of the Warner Archive Tumblr.

I’ve not been able to find anything as to whether it was a TV movie or the crossover happened on an episode of The Man From Atlantis or The Bionic Woman but if Mark Harris (Patrick Duffy) and Jaime Sommers (Lindsay Wagner) had to combine their might to take on Mr. Schubert (Victor Buono) it had to be pretty epic!

A big thanks to the Warner Archive Tumblr for the TV guide scan you see up top. Do any of you remember this team-up?

Update: Our friends from the Warner Archive contacted us by way of Twitter to let us know that what you see up top is actually a fake. So that probably goes a long way to explain why I couldn’t find anything about the special!


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4 thoughts on “The Man From Atlantis And The Bionic Woman Had To Team Up To Fight Fembots!

  1. If you look at the pic for a moment you can tell that it’s fake. Notice how the man from atlantis part is black & white while the bionic woman part is black & beige. Since the white/beige portion is not an ink color but rather the actual paper it’s printed on, there’s no way the 2 pics could be from the same page. Also take note of how the man from atlantis is clear & detailed while the bionic woman is faded & blurry.

    That being said, I didn’t notice the flaws at first because I was too busy scratching my head “man from atlantis? Was that an actual show??”. I had to google it to find out. Apparently it only lasted a single season back in 77-78, though I’m surprised it didn’t last longer in reruns (usually anything that mangaes to last a full season still hangs around in reruns for a few years and/or gets brought back from the dead in the form of reruns years later).

  2. Atari Adventure Square says:

    Oh man, if this TV combo had actually happened, my ten year-old geek head woulda ‘sploded, but good.
    Was a hu-u-u-uge MFA fan, as the show had an early televised superhero vibe that, besides the bionic adventures of my toppest hero and heroine, wasn’t very represented at the time in TV landscapes.

    Had (still have) the MFA comic series (all 7 issues! eh…someone at Marvel wasn’t as much of a fan as I was) and imitated the ‘dolphin swimming’ style in too-small pools whenever I had the chance (actually makes you swim pretty fast) and had the painful bumps on the noggin to prove it.

    Yes, I coulda told you the ad was fake upon inspection and all-growed-up maturity, but I gotta admit, my first reaction came from my inner wizard, the one that says “Hmmm, we simply *must* see this”.
    And thus, with a combination of wishful thinking, retrofan creative mindwaves and a tear in the multiverse, I coulda whisked myself to an alternate universe, plopped down on some shaggy carpet in a 70s household and catch this show as it aired live: Event TV at its finest!
    Fembot invasion with Schubert at the helm!
    Jaime dons scuba gear and visits the seabase!
    See underwater bionic feats and land-based rescues!
    See how Fembots and water don’t mix!
    See the infamous Bionic Shark scene!

    hmm…imma write this up.

  3. Hi,

    I know it’s an old post and everything, but I thought I’d point out that it’s my fake. I was pretty thrilled when the Warner Archive folks reblogged it (as opposed to jumping on me for copyright infringement or somesuch). I keep meaning to get back to it and fix the issues with the color matching and stuff but…life, ya know?

    Anyways, glad you liked.

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