Thursday, February 15, 2007

The Bionic Brit

The news was broken on 2IGTV some months back that NBC was working on a "re-imagination" of the 1976 series The Bionic Woman which starred Lindsay Wagner as Jaime Sommers, a tennis professional whose body is rebuilt with electronic parts after an accident, giving her superhuman abilities.

News came this week that Michelle Ryan (left) who protrayed slapper Zoe Slater on Eastenders for a few years has landed the lead role in the remake. She apparently beat a host of Hollywood names to the role according to Variety.

The original was a poor offshoot of the superior The 6-Million Dollar Man starring Lee Majors. I think this version should be superior if only because Ryan's tits are bigger than Wagner's. But let's just hope that god-awful East-End accent was faked or she'll be too hard for the yanks to understand and the show won't get very far.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

hmm...
Not sure about bionic? As Zoe she was certainly gravity defying

vaughan said...

I can hear it now

"Tonight on the Bionic woman!"

"Leave it ahttt oscar , apples and pears down at the old vic, what do you mean me sisters me mum????" dum dum dum dudu dumm

Civilian Overseer said...

Her acting was certainly robotic...