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Wonder Woman 

The adventures of the greatest of the female superheroes.
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1979   1978   1977   1976   1975  
Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Lynda Carter ...  Diana Prince / ... 60 episodes, 1975-1979
Lyle Waggoner ...  Colonel Steve Trevor, Jr. / ... 59 episodes, 1975-1979
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Storyline

During World War II, a plane piloted by Major Steve Trevor crashes near Paradise Island, the secret hidden island home of the mighty and eternally young Amazons. He is rescued by Princess Diana, who learns of the war against the Nazis. The Amazons decide to send one of their own to help fight in this crisis. Although forbidden to participate in the selection process, Diana joins secretly and wins the right and responsibility to go. Taking the still unconscious Major to safety, she joins him as Yeoman Diana Prince. Furthermore, when the forces of evil threaten the nation, Diana would spin to transform into Wonder Wonder, armed with a magic belt giving her tremendous strength, bracelets that can stop any bullet, a tiara that can be thrown as a returning weapon and a unbreakable magic lasso that can force anyone to tell the truth. After WW II, she returned to the Island, only to encounter Steve Trevor Jr., agent for IADC, thirty years later. Seeing the amazing coincidence as a sign, she ... Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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Bullets bouncing off her bracelets! Golden lasso flying high! Superhuman strength within her! That amazing Amazon now battles evil in the world of today!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 November 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The New Adventures of Wonder Woman See more »

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Runtime:

(58 episodes) | (2 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Trivia

Costume designer Donfeld had originally created a red, white and blue two-piece bikini for actress Lynda Carter when she was to perform as Wonder Woman in the water. When the finished bikini did not seem to stay on the actress during the required scenes, production opted to go with the full body wetsuit instead. See more »

Goofs

Throughout the first season, secondary characters and extras sport hairstyles and sometimes clothing that looked more from the 1970s, when the series was filmed, than from the 1940s, in which the series was set. See more »

Quotes

Norman Gimbel: [Theme song lyrics] WONDER WOMAN
Norman Gimbel: WONDER WOMAN
Norman Gimbel: ALL THE WORLD'S WAITING FOR YOU
Norman Gimbel: AND THE POWER YOU POSSESS
Norman Gimbel: IN YOUR SATIN TIGHTS
Norman Gimbel: FIGHTING FOR YOUR RIGHTS
Norman Gimbel: AND THE OLD RED, WHITE AND BLUE
Norman Gimbel: WONDER WOMAN
Norman Gimbel: WONDER WOMAN
Norman Gimbel: NOW THE WORLD IS READY FOR YOU
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Alternate Versions

Both the ABC pilot episode - "The New Original Wonder Woman" - and the ABC premiere episode that brought the series forward into the 70's - "The Return of Wonder Woman" - originally aired as 90-minute episodes. For syndication, these episodes are often edited down to run in a standard 60-minute time slot. The full version of "The New Original Wonder Woman" is contained on the DVD boxed set of the first season, and the full version of "The Return of Wonder Woman" was included on the second season box set. See more »


Soundtracks

Wonder Woman
Music by Charles Fox
Lyrics by Norman Gimbel
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Lynda Carter Is Wonder Woman
23 January 2013 | by ebiros2See all my reviews

The success of this show can be attributed largely to the casting of Lynda Carter who was believable as Wonder Woman. Without her, the show probably would never have gained the popularity that it did.

During the '70s live action show the 6 million Dollar Man, was a success due to the interesting usage of special effects. Wonder Woman might have been conceived encouraged by this cultural background.

The show's quality was par with most other top shows of the time. It was made to appeal to wide range of audiences, so the plot wasn't so complex, but prominently featured super powers of Wonder Woman. Lynda Carter was absolutely believable as Wonder Woman, and there was no other actor of the time who could have played the role asides from her.

The show is a sweet relic from the '70s along with the likes of the Incredible Hulk, Bionic Woman etc.. It was made in pre-cable TV era when science fiction type program wasn't as ubiquitous as today, and nicely filled the niche. It was an interesting and dramatic show that brought excitement to the audience.

It would probably be difficult to make another Wonder Woman series with as much believability if they can't find a second Lynda Carter to fill the role.


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