Wonder Woman (1975–1979)
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Wonder Woman vs Gargantua 

The Nazis try to get back an agent who turned on them. To help them in their efforts, they brainwash a gorilla named Gargantua to hate Wonder Woman.


Charles R. Rondeau


William Moulton Marston (characters) (as Charles Moulton), Stanley Ralph Ross (developer) | 2 more credits »




Episode complete credited cast:
Lynda Carter ... Diana Prince / Wonder Woman
Lyle Waggoner ... Major Steve Trevor
Richard Eastham ... General Phil Blankenship
Beatrice Colen ... Etta Candy
Robert Loggia ... Hans Eichler
Gretchen Corbett ... Erica Belgard
John Hillerman ... Conrad Steigler
Tom Reese ... Carl
Herb Voland ... Dr. Osmond
Jerry Fitzpatrick Jerry Fitzpatrick ... Circus Guard
James Driskill James Driskill ... Sergeant Henderson (as Jim Driskill)
Curtis Credel Curtis Credel ... Corporal Rogers
John Zenda John Zenda ... Soldier
Mickey Morton Mickey Morton ... Gargantua


A German has trained a gorilla to do her bidding. So she is sent to America to capture a man who defected and who is giving the Americans information. She sends the gorilla to get the man and attacks the men guarding him. When Steve learns of this, he calls an American scientist who confers what the man said and that the gorilla was trained to do what he did. The woman who trained the gorilla wants to send to go up against Wonder Woman. The scientist gives Steve a lead on where they could be. Diana turns into Wonder Woman and goes there and goes up against the gorilla. She wins and the gorilla is taken in and reprogrammed. The one who trained him wants to get him back. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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Release Date:

18 December 1976 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Four guest stars on this episode later appeared in the television series "Magnum, P.I." (1980) : 1. Robert Loggia 2. Gretchen Corbett 3. Curtis Credel and , of course, 4. John Hillerman. See more »


The alarm button vanishes from the room wall of the safe hotel after the first MP has activated it. When the second MP enters and is thrown back through the door, it has disappeared. It is still missing when Steve and Diana return there with the animal expert. See more »


Hans Eichler: I have seen what your Gargantua can do. But still, how can you expect him to accomplish what the entire Nazi secret service has failed to to?
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References King Kong (1933) See more »

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the monkey ruins it all

This one's utterly utterly bad . With the double episode outing, at least those two episodes had the actual plane going for them to add some credibility. What do we have this time? A guy in a gorilla suit. Fine for Halloween, but really really poxy on the screen. Must say, this episode had the best facial close-ups of Linda so far.

My opinion of the show so far? It has heart, more, much more than the 2017 movie. The costume, of course, is a Christmas pudding. The 2017 version got it right. Linda's Diana is really blah! Too much blah! Off-puttingly blah! But must say, although my first impression back in the pilot was "yuck what a loser show" I have changed my opinion. Yes, there is something here. BUT for every good moment there is a bad moment as well.

As far as this episode goes, the overgrown monkey ruins it all. Felt like a fool for watching the bits inbetween the few Wonder Woman appearances. Popularity of this series was at a low ebb while watching. But good shots of Linda's face. I decided to take it in the intended spirit.

Goofs: She lands the Invisible Plane in the jungle...? Yeah, African bush is like that. SURE.

John Hillerman seemed understandably out of place, like, "what am I doing here? Somebody shoot me, please!" Actually, he could have been entirely replaced by that dummy used in his precarious action scenes.

There's no denying, this one was a bad idea from the start. Infantile, puerile, doomed. Cringe-worthy. Shares drop. But the previous outing did show anything can be expected. It can't get worse than this one...?

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