Wonder Woman (1975–1979)
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The New Original Wonder Woman 

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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Ashley Norman
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Marcia
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Captain Drangel
Severn Darden ...
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Fannie Flagg ...
Amazon Doctor
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Nikolas
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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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When Wonder Woman is first seen in costume, she is wearing a skirt which she quickly removes when her mother suggests it might be cumbersome. This is an homage to the original costume worn by the comic book character, which also featured a skirt that was eventually discarded for the same reason. See more »

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2809 West 20th Street, Chevy Chase, the home address Marcia gives to Wonder Woman under compulsion of truth by way of the magic lasso, is nonexistent and nonsensical. Numbered streets in Washington, DC, are indicated by quadrant (Northwest, Northeast, Southwest, or Southeast) never just by a single directional such as "West.") The highest numbered block of 20th Street NW is the 2400 block. In Southwest, 13th Street is the highest numbered street. Even so, the NW and SW addresses, were they to exist, would each be several miles from the Chevy Chase neighborhood. Oddly, comedian Chevy Chase, whose nickname is derived from the name of the DC/Maryland neighborhood, was just a few weeks into the first season of Saturday Night Live when this Wonder Woman pilot aired. He would shortly become its first breakout star. Some viewers of this pilot must have found it odd when Stella Stevens, as Marcia, blurted out "Chevy Chase." See more »

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Wonder Woman: [Walks through, Steve's office door] I knew, it was you all the time.
Marcia: You, didn't know anything.
Wonder Woman: Well I knew, that you've had a friend, who carried a machine gun in her purse, and you won't get away with whatever you're doing.
Marcia: Oh, then whose gonna stop me?
[points a gun at Wonder Woman]
Wonder Woman: You of all people, should realize how useless, that gun is against me.
Marcia: I don't need a gun to take you, Wonder Woman. I was Nuremberg Judo Champ!
Wonder Woman: I assume,
[closes door]
Wonder Woman: that that is suppose to impress me.
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Wonder Woman
Music by Charles Fox
Lyrics by Norman Gimbel
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Great start to a WONDERful series
31 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The pilot episode of Wonder Woman was a fabulous, all-star feature-length television film that remained extremely true to the original 1941 comic-book origin as written by William Moulton Marston (under the pen name Charles Moulton), famous psychiatrist and inventor of the lie detector. Lynda Carter, although a very green newcomer at the time, shone in the lead role that would make her famous. Any future attempts to bring Wonder Woman to the screen will obviously be compared to Ms. Carter's portrayal, and even modern computer-enhanced effects will be hard pressed to overshadow her legacy. Cloris Leachman portrayed Wonder Woman's mother, Queen Hippolyte, a character with roots back to ancient Greek myth. Despite her star power and my own affection towards Ms. Leachman, I prefer Carolyn Jones' portrayal of the Queen in later first season episodes, and I find Beatrice Colen to have been the most regal of the three Queens. It would be my hope that, if a Wonder Woman movie were to materialize in the foreseeable future, that Lynda Carter herself would portray the Queen. Not only would this acknowledge her unforgettable run as Wonder Woman, it would also be appropriate in that more recent comic-book story lines explain that Hippolyta was the WWII era Wonder Woman, and the circle would then be complete.


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