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Wonder Woman (TV Series)
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Runtime
60 min.

Producers
Charles B. Fitzsimons; Mark Rodgers; Wilford Lloy Baumes

Executive Producers

Country of origin

Network
ABC; CBS

Total Episodes
59

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First Aired
Last Aired

November 11th, 1975
September 11th, 1979

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Summary

Wonder Woman was an American television series based on the DC Comics comic book character Wonder Woman by William Moulton Marston (Marston's wife, Elizabeth Holloway Marston was also involved in her creation). It starred Lynda Carter as Princess Diana/Diana Prince. Wonder Woman aired on two American networks between 1975 and 1979. During its original run the series was extremely popular. It is also the title of a TV movie starring Cathy Lee Crosby, loosely based upon the character, that aired in 1974.

Though not successful at the first attempt, ABC still felt a Wonder Woman series had potential, and within a year another pilot was in production. Keen to make a distinction from the last pilot, the pilot was given the rather paradoxical title The New Original Wonder Woman. This pilot is available in its original length on the first season DVD, instead of the re-edited version of it which runs 60 mins. and was featured as the pilot when the series debuted a year later. This version is also the one shown on reruns. On the DVD version, however, the 1975 pilot movie title is changed to simply 'Wonder Woman', and the bullet-deflecting animated sequence is replaced by the lasso toss in the animated introduction and the rest of the television series.

Scripting duties were given to Stanley Ralph Ross, who had worked on Greenway's unbroadcast Wonder Woman pilot reel, but this time he was instructed to be more faithful to the comic book and to create a subtle "high comedy". Ross set the pilot in World War II, the era in which the original comic book began. Thanks to a generous budget and more relaxed shooting schedule, the feature length pilot was able to attain a level of polish and special effects beyond that of regular episodic television at the time.

Some of these effects, such as the expensive full sized invisible plane prop and the stunt bracelets (designed to carry small explosive charges for Wonder Woman's iconic 'bullets and bracelets' encounters) were then able to be carried forward into the series proper.

After an intensive talent search, a former beauty pageant winner from Arizona named Lynda Carter was chosen to play the lead role. For the key role of Steve Trevor, the producers chose Lyle Waggoner, who at the time was better known as a comedic actor after several years co-starring in The Carol Burnett Show. He was also known to Ross as having been one of the leading candidates to play Batman a decade earlier.

Although the pilot followed the original comic book closely, in particular the aspect of Wonder Woman joining the military under the assumed name, Diana Prince, a number of elements were dropped, presumably for practical reasons. The character of Etta Candy was no longer an obese member of Holliday College (the Holliday Girls never featured in the show), but a mature work colleague of Diana Prince. The ancient myths and legends which informed many of the early Wonder Woman comic book stories were lost too, in favour of more conventional stories involving Nazis. And, on a minor note, Steve Trevor was no longer blonde, but dark haired.

One change which was later to become synonymous with the show was the twirling transformation which dissolved Diana Prince into Wonder Woman. Lynda Carter claims to have suggested the move herself, having studied dance as a child. Coincidentally, this slow motion dissolve is similar to the illustrated "running" change sequences in the comic books of the era, in which Diana would peel off her uniform and add her tiara and boots. In both versions she is left with her outer uniform to stow somewhere.

Cast

Actor Character
Lynda Carter Wonder Woman
Lyle Waggoner Steve Trevor
Beatrice Colen Etta Candy
Richard Eastham Philip Blankenship

Episodes

Season One

Episode Air Date
The New Original Wonder Woman 11-7-1975
Wonder Woman Meets Baroness Von Gunther 4-21-1976
Fausta: The Nazi Wonder Woman 4-28-1976
Beauty on Parade 10-13-1976
The Feminum Mystique (Part I) 11-6-1976
The Feminum Mystique (Part II) 11-8-1976
Wonder Woman vs. Gargantua! 12-18-1976
The Pluto File 12-25-1976
Last of the Two Dollar Bills 1-8-1977
Judgment from Outer Space (Part I) 1-15-1977
Judgment from Outer Space (Part II) 1-17-1977
Formula 407 1-22-1977
The Bushwackers 1-29-1977
Wonder Woman in Hollywood 2-16-1977

Season Two

Episode Air Date
The Return of Wonder Woman 9-16-1977
Anschluss '77 92-23-1977
The Man Who Could Move the World 9-30-1977
The Bermuda Triangle Crisis 10-7-1977
Knockout 10-14-1977
The Pied Piper 10-21-1977
The Queen and the Thief 10-28-1977
I Do, I Do 11-11-1977
The Man Who Made Volcanoes 11-18-1977
Mind Stealers from Outer Space (Part I) 12-2-1977
Mind Stealers from Outer Space (Part II) 12-9-1977
The Deadly Toys 12-30-1977
Light-Fingered Lady 1-6-1978
Screaming Javelin 1-20-1978
Diana's Disappearing Act 2-3-1978
Death in Disguise 2-10-1978
I.R.A.C. is Missing 2-17-1978
Flight to Oblivion 3-3-1978
Seance of Terror 3-10-1978
The Man Who Wouldn't Tell 3-31-1978
The Girl from Islandia 4-7-1978
The Murderous Missile 4-21-1978

Season Three

Episode Air Date
My Teenage Idol is Missing 9-22-1978
Hot Wheels 92-29-1977
The Deadly Sting 10-6-1978
The Fine Art of Crime 10-13-1978
Disco Devil 10-20-1978
Formicida 11-3-1978
Time Bomb 11-10-1978
Skateboard Wiz 11-24-1978
The Deadly Dolphin 12-1-1978
Stolen Faces 12-15-1978
Pot of Gold 12-22-1978
Gault's Brain 12-29-1978
Going, Going, Gone 1-12-1979
Spaced Out 1-26-1979
The Starships are Coming 2-2-1979
Amazon Hot Wax 2-16-1979
The Richest Man in the World 2-19-1979
A Date With Doomsday 3-10-1979
The Girl With a Gift for Disaster 3-17-1978
The Boy Who Knew Her Secret (Part I) 5-28-1979
The Boy Who Knew Her Secret (Part II) 5-29-1979
The Man Who Could Not Die 8-28-1979
Phantom of the Roller Coaster (Part I) 9-4-1979
Phantom of the Roller Coaster (Part II) 9-11-1979

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