Wonder Woman: Season 1, Episode 1

The New Original Wonder Woman (7 Nov. 1975)

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After a dogfight with a Nazi plane, U.S. Air Force Steve Trevor crashlands on an uncharted island in the Bermuda Triangle. Paradise Island is inhabited only by women, and their existence ... See full summary »

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After a dogfight with a Nazi plane, U.S. Air Force Steve Trevor crashlands on an uncharted island in the Bermuda Triangle. Paradise Island is inhabited only by women, and their existence has been kept a secret for thousands of years. Learning of the Nazi threat to humanity, the Amazon princess, Diana, is chosen to accompany Trevor back to the United States to battle the Third Reich. Garbed in a skimpy red, white & blue costume and armed with a magic lasso that forces anyone within its grasp to tell the truth, Diana uses her powers as Wonder Woman to battle the forces of evil. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@wkio.com>

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The memorable cat fight sequence between Lynda Carter and villainess Stella Stevens in the pilot was considered a milestone in TV action, and was later used as a reference between the similar fights that took place between Krystle and Alexis in Dynasty (1981). See more »

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When the elderly woman is shooting at Wonder Woman with a Thompson sub-machine gun, the front muzzle grip of the machine gun repeatedly switches between having rifle front grip and a pistol front grip. See more »

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Colonel Von Blasko: I prefer not to soil my hands on female flesh, but if you insist...
[Wonder Woman knocks him out with a punch to the jaw]
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Wonder Woman
Music by Charles Fox
Lyrics by Norman Gimbel
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Great Fun!
6 November 1999 | by See all my reviews

This is the pilot film to the popular ABC (and later CBS) TV series about the world's greatest superherione. Although some aspects of this film are dated, it's still a lot of fun and holds up quite nicely. In my opinion, it's probably the best comic book adaption ever made for television.

Lynda Carter may not ever be considered the best actress in the world, but that's just fine. She is simply amazing as Wonder Woman, bringing the perfect mix of warmth, sensitivity, and innocence to the role. I can't imagine anyone but the fabulous Lynda in the title role. Whoever lands the lead in the new WONDER WOMAN movie has some pretty big boots to fill.

The rest of the cast is also very good, Lyle Waggoner is especially charismatic and likeable as Steve Trevor. The production values are high, but some of the special effects naturally look dated. However the "bullets and bracelets" trick still looks impressive.

WONDER WOMAN is guaranteed to delight even the most harden cynics. Lynda Carter's heart-felt performance will easily win you over. My score: 8 out of 10 (the highest I've ever given a made for TV film)!


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