Wonder Woman: Season 3, Episode 9

The Deadly Dolphin (1 Dec. 1978)

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A land developer kidnaps a trained dolphin and uses it to sink an oil tanker which will lower beachfront property values.


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Episode complete credited cast:
Silas Lockhart
Britt Leach ...
Albert Popwell ...
Dr. Sylvia Stubbs
Colin Hamilton ...
The Admiral
Gregory Chase ...
The Captain
Paul Tuerpe ...
Tom Kratochvil ...
Irac (voice)


A land developer kidnaps a trained dolphin and uses it to sink an oil tanker which will lower beachfront property values.

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In the climatic scene, Dr. Stubbs and Darryl pull over onto the beach in her car. The next shot is one of the oil tanker; however the film is inverted as the letters in both the "Texaco" logo on the front of the tanker and the name "Texaco Panama" are all in mirrored/reverse order. See more »


Darrell: If Gladys swims maybe 20 miles an hour, it'll take her all morning just for her to go back and forth in a ten mile square. So if the Pacific Ocean is... 6 thousand miles wide, times 8 or 10 thousand miles long, that's 16 million square miles.
Dr. Sylvia Stubbs: Darrell, stop thinking.
Darrell: Well that's worse than looking for a needle in a haystack! I mean, I figure it would take about, eh, 10 thousand years for Bluebeard to find Gladys, and that's without any days off.
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Swimsuit time!
25 February 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Much like sharks (which also feature in this ep) dolphins very popular in this period and this story owes an obvious debt to the film 'The Day of the Dolphin'. Environmental concerns also a major issue of the day. We see Wonder Woman demonstrate another new power which we haven't seen before, the ability to fire some sort of energy ray from her tiara. Lot's of stock footage once more although surprisingly given the subject matter no submarines, the stuff with the shark (a Tiger shark I think?) is scary stuff and you see it a lot in other shows of the period (even in one ep of Lassie I think?). Wonder Woman's ability to talk with the animals once again featured. 7/10

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