Only this lone pilot film remains of an idea never brought to fruition.
The word "bionics" is never actually uttered during the first pilot film.
These are slightly different from the designs that appeared in the actual pilot film.
Panned by both fans and critics, this pilot film was not picked up for a series run.
Originally used as the pilot film for the series.
Five of these concepts had pilot films produced; none, however, were picked up for series production.
The pilot film is currently in the public domain and is available on home video.
After the 1987 pilot film, only Jones returned for the weekly series.
The rare thirty minute version of the pilot film has never been shown publicly.
The pilot film was released to cinemas on March 30, 1979.