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Fictional fembot
Name Tami Cross
Serial number unknown
Model number unknown
Other names unknown
Date of Manufacture 1978
Manufactured by Carl Franklin
Sentience none
Functional status captured and deactivated

Tami was a second generation fembot manufactured by Carl Franklin, the robot "son" of Dr. Franklin. Tami was manufactured to be an exact copy of Rod Kyler's girlfriend Tami Cross - a Las Vegas showgirl. The human Tami was replaced by a robot by Carl Franklin to gain information about a directed energy weapon which Mr. Kyler had developed.

Detection by the Bionic Woman

Jaime Sommers detected the presence of another fembot while backstage at a Las Vegas show. Her bionic hearing detected the distinct feedback sound that she had noticed in her earlier confrontations with Dr. Franklin's fembots. While Ms. Sommers had originally gone backstage to talk to Tami about the whereabouts of her boyfriend Rod Kyler, she now wanted to find out why Mr. Kyler's girlfriend was a fembot.


Since Tami's audio and video systems were transmitting data to Carl Franklin, Tami was directed by him to neutralize the "very dangerous" woman who had been following her. This includes a scene where the Tami Cross fembot turns her head and blinks in a very deliberate, robotic way. The sound of electronic beeping accompanies this scene.

Tami let Jaime Sommers follow her into an area devoid of witnesses backstage. From a platform high above Jaime's head, Tami jumped down on Ms. Sommers and began a fight with her. The sound of metal striking metal can be heard as Ms. Sommer's bionic limbs collide with Tami's fully robotic body.

As Ms. Sommers saw that she could not easily defeat the fembot who had attacked her, she attempted to flee. As Tami followed Jaime, the Bionic Woman toppled a prop Ancient Egyptian sarcophagus onto her. This resulted in a scene where Tami's facemask had been dislodged. Tami is shown getting up from a prone position with her facemask off, picking up her facemask, and re-attaching it to the front of her head.

Tami chases Jaime outside and across a street and gets struck by a car. This collision damages Tami to the point of inoperability, and her facemask is again dislodged while the electronic circuitry in her abdomen has caught fire.

Capture and eventual fate

The Tami fembot is shown next on a stretcher at the O.S.I. Her facemask is off and lays beside her opened head. In one of the episode's "goofs", her blue dress shows no sign of the electrical fire in her abdomen that had been shown earlier. Rudy Wells, Jaime Sommers and Oscar Goldman are standing around the deactivated Tami robot, and they discuss the sudden reappearance of the fembots. Rudy Wells had this to say:

12pxJaime, it's Dr. Franklin's basic design, but... the strange thing is that the wiring has a new-type transistor which has only been on the market for the last six months.12px

The Tami Cross robot was seen one more time, lying front-side-down on a stretcher with her head turned away from the camera. It is not known what happened to this fembot when Carl Franklin's base was destroyed. It is presumed that the O.S.I. kept it for study and other purposes.


For more images, see "Fembots in Las Vegas" vidcaps
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