Wonder Woman S:01 E:03

Episode Title: Beauty on Parade
Original Airdate: October 13, 1976

Lynda Carter’s journey toward one day being Wonder Woman actually started in 1972 when she won a local beauty pageant in Arizona. She then went on to win the Miss World USA pageant. This led to acting classes and eventually being cast as Wonder Woman in 1975. So, it makes sense that the producers of the show would capitalize on Carter’s history with pageants for this week’s episode…Beauty on Parade. Continue reading Wonder Woman S:01 E:03

Wonder Woman S:01 E:02

Episode Title: Fausta: The Nazi Wonder Woman
Original Airdate: April 28, 1976

As we all know from watching tons of movies and TV shows, Nazis always have some sort of sinister plan their working on. I mean, one day they’re trying to steal the ark of the covenant so they can march it at the front of their army with all its face melting power…but when that doesn’t work out, they turn their sights on Wonder Woman. What nefarious plans could they have for her in today’s episode…Fausta: The Nazi Wonder Woman. Continue reading Wonder Woman S:01 E:02

Wonder Woman S:01 E:01

Episode Title: Wonder Woman meets Baroness von Gunther
Original Airdate: April 21, 1976

Whereas other famous superheroes like Batman and Superman have some pretty iconic bad guys who have been portrayed in their various TV incarnations, Wonder Woman is a bit different. I dare say that many of the people who aren’t a part of the comic book culture would have a hard time naming any of Wonder Woman’s foes, while villains like The Joker, Lex Luthor, The Riddler, or Brainiac are much more well-known. Well, here in our first regular season episode of Wonder Woman we have one of the series’ few appearances of a villain that originated in the comics. Get ready for Wonder Woman meets the Baroness von Gunther. Continue reading Wonder Woman S:01 E:01

Wonder Woman Pilot

Episode Title: The New Original Wonder Woman
Original Airdate: November 7, 1975

Like many hour-long television series’ in the 70’s and 80’s, Wonder Woman began its run with a TV-movie. This 90-minute premiere was divided into two episodes when the series made it to syndication, but we will look at it in its original form. So get ready to travel back to the 1940’s, when the world was at war, for the pilot episode The New Original Wonder Woman. Continue reading Wonder Woman Pilot

Wonder Woman Introduction

When we look at the whole universe of DC Comics characters, it’s very easy to pick out who the big three are…Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman. However, while there have been numerous film and TV incarnations of the two male members of that trifecta, DC has struggled to bring Wonder Woman to the screen. Both the Man of Steel and the Caped Crusader have been appearing in movies since the 1940’s. With Wonder Woman, things took much longer. She actually didn’t make her big-screen debut until 2014, in of all things The LEGO Movie. For all her struggles when it comes to movies, Wonder Woman did, however, have a very iconic television incarnation in the mid 70’s that gave many children of my generation their definitive version of the character. Continue reading Wonder Woman Introduction