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"Wonder Woman" Skateboard Wiz (1978)

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Wonder Woman: Season 3: Episode 8 -- A ruthless mobster wants to turn the sleepy town of Santa Corona into gambling casinos and uses Diana Prince's teenage goddaughter, a skateboard champion, as his lever for blackmail.

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Writers:
William M. Marston (characters)
Stanley Ralph Ross (developer)
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Original Air Date:
24 November 1978 (Season 3, Episode 8)
Plot:
Diana spends her vacation with friends in California. As Wonder Woman, she uncovers an illegal gambling organization with the help of a young skateboarder who also happens to have a photographic memory. | Add synopsis »
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Cast

 (Episode Cast) (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Lynda Carter ... Diana Prince / Wonder Woman

Lyle Waggoner ... Colonel Steve Trevor, Jr.

Eric Braeden ... Donalsen
Cindy Eilbacher ... Jamie (as Cynthia Eilbacher)
Grace Gaynor ... Leslie

Ron Masak ... Duane

Art Metrano ... Friedman
James Ray ... John Key

John Reilly ... Skye
Neil Flanagan ... Ketchum
Peter Wise ... Kevin
Abraham Alvarez ... Lieutenant
David Cadiente ... Chuck

Episode Crew
Directed by
Leslie H. Martinson 
 
Writing credits
William M. Marston (characters) (as Charles Moulton)

Stanley Ralph Ross (developer)

Alan Brennert (written by)

Produced by
Douglas S. Cramer .... executive producer
Charles B. Fitzsimons .... producer
John Gaynor .... associate producer
Bruce Lansbury .... supervising producer
 
Original Music by
Johnny Harris 
 
Cinematography by
Robert Hoffman (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Dick Wormell 
 
Art Direction by
Philip Barber  (as Phil Barber)
 
Set Decoration by
James Hassinger 
 
Makeup Department
Cheri Ruff .... hair stylist
Edward Ternes .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Robert J. Anderson .... unit production manager (as Robert Anderson)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Craig Beaudine .... second assistant director
Victor Hsu .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Douglas Forsmith .... property master (as Doug Forsmith)
 
Sound Department
Richard Raguse .... sound
Ron Tinsley .... sound effects
 
Special Effects by
Robert Peterson .... special effects (as Robert L. Peterson)
 
Stunts
Ron Stein .... stunt coordinator
Rene Carrasco .... stunt player: competition skateboarder (uncredited)
Ellen O'Neal .... skateboard double: Cindy Eilbacher (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Donfeld .... costume designer: Wonder Woman costume
 
Music Department
Charles Fox .... composer: theme music
Norman Gimbel .... lyrics: theme music
Jay Alfred Smith .... music editor
Johnny Harris .... arranger: theme music (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Anne Collins .... executive story consultant
Medora Heilbron .... assistant: producers
James Lansbury .... assistant: producers
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
46 min
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Trivia:
According to a number of contemporary magazine articles, pioneering woman's skateboarder Ellen O'Neal performed the stunts for Cindy Eilbacher.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Diana transforms into Wonder Woman outside Ketcham's office, the fence behind her is completely lit pre-transformation and half in shadow post-transformation.See more »
Quotes:
Colonel Steve Trevor, Jr.:[as Diana prepares to leave for vacation] I thought you'd be going someplace really exciting, like Hawaii or the Rockies or the Caribbean.
Diana Prince:The reason I'm going to Santa Corona, Steve, is the worst thing that can happen there is that I run out of suntan lotion.
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The last variation of the costume, 12 February 2012
Author: Joxerlives from United Kingdom

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Skateboard Wiz I doubt there was any craze that WW didn't jump onto during it's run. Here we have skateboards AND video games and it's pretty funny to see the ancient versions they had back then compared to what people have now. What would we have had if the series had continued into the 80s? Wonder Woman against a villain obsessed with solving the Rubix Cube? Wonder Woman trying to save a group of teenagers threatened by the holes in their jeans? A fiendish plot to destroy all the 3-inch cassettes in the world? When you're used to fantastical plots it's pretty weird to have some quite nasty organised crime stuff, arson and mobsters threatening people's families. The scene where the heavies try to drown Diana in the surf is also quite nasty, you really get the idea she could be in trouble before she fights them off and escapes (notably she fights them off as Diana). But of course here we have skateboarding WW and she's great, I always love it when we have a new version. We've had standard, horse-riding, swimsuit, motorbiking and now skateboarding. What more could we have? Handgliding Wonder Woman? Astronaut Wonder Woman? Arctic Wonder Woman (no, thinking about it too much covered up), Jungle Explorer Wonder Woman (break out the leopardskin), cross country skier Wonder Woman? One thing I'd have liked in the series was more continuity, like we had with Harold Farnum recurring in 2 separate eps. Here Diana goes to visit an old friend from the IADC but it's a woman we'd never heard off or seen before, why couldn't it be Steve's secretary whom we've met a few times or Jo Atkinson or someone else from a previous ep? Why can't we have recurring villains, Mariposa or the baddie from The Girl from Ilandia being two who spring to mind. Also interesting to see that Diana actually does have a life and friends outside her work and secret identity, Diana Prince is not simply a mask that Wonder Woman wears. Would always love to have seen a Superman 3/Buffy like confrontation where she get's split into her 2 different personalities. Another young girl who get's the wish fulfilment of having their heroine Wonder Woman as a friend (anyone else remember the Wonder Woman sequence on 'Jim'll Fix It'?) 7/10, worth it for the skateboarding outfit alone

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