Wonder Woman: Season 1
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With the strength of Hercules, the wisdom of Athena, the speed of Mercury and the beauty of Aphrodite, she's Wonder Woman. Beautiful Amazon princess Wonder Woman (Lynda Carter) travels to 1940s America disguised as Diana Prince, assistant to handsome but trouble-prone Major Steve Trevor (Lyle Waggoner). Using her golden belt, which imbues her with astonishing strength, her bullet-deflecting bracelets, a golden lasso that dispels dishonesty and an invisible supersonic plane, Wonder Woman combats evil. Based on Charles Moulton's comic book character known to millions of fans throughout the world, this exciting series brings the strong and sexy goddess to life--Wonder Woman.]]>
Looking back on it now, it is easy to see the attraction of this unique show that oozed '70s culture, but was set in the 1940s. While trying to stop a Nazi plane from reaching the U.S., Major Steve Trevor (Lyle Waggoner) is shot down, landing on mythical Paradise Island. The uncharted island is the hidden home to the lost tribe of eternally young Amazon women. The Amazons take in the Major and nurse him back to health. During his recovery he attracts the sympathy and interest of Princess Diana (Lynda Carter, former Miss USA 1973) who is intrigued by the man from the mainland and his tales of the evil Nazis. She decides she must follow the Major back to the U.S. and join the forces of good against the tyranny of evil. So begins the saga of the beautiful Amazon Wonder Woman, armed with super strength, bulletproof bracelets, and the unbreakable, "truth-telling," golden lasso. What sets season 1 apart from the two subsequent seasons is that the pilot and each of the 13 episodes take place during World War II, corresponding to the original comic stories. In this season we see Wonder Woman battle spies, uncover Fausta the Nazi Wonder Woman, stop thieves trying to steal the secret substance of Amazonian power (Feminum), wrestle a Nazi-trained circus gorilla, and rescue an interplanetary visitor held captive by the Third Reich--all of which are priceless.
Included with the pilot episode is an extremely fun commentary track by Lynda Carter and producer Douglas C. Kramer. Also added on the DVD set is the making-of featurette "Beauty, Brawn and Bulletproof Bracelets." Yes, it is very campy, cheesy, dated, and filled with double entendres and subtle innuendos. But below the surface, there is something special that makes the show timeless and a pleasure to watch. Calling Wonder Woman: The Complete First Season a time capsule would be an understatement. But a time capsule in the most wonderful sense of the phrase. --Rob Bracco
Top Customer Reviews
I remember sitting watching the adventures of the Amazonian superhero with my grandfather, gushing with excitement at every cheesy, over-the-top moment of it.
You see in the late 1970s I had two schoolboy crushes on actresses. One was Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia in 'Star Wars' and the other was (Former Miss USA) Lynda Carter in her role as Diana in 'Wonder Woman.'
The day this came out on DVD I rushed out to the local video store to recapture the spirit of my childhood. Nostalgia is a very powerful force and for hours after returning home with my prize I was back in the 1970s, back watching 'Wonder Woman' with my late grandfather and, with adult eyes this time, noting just how ridiculous it was, but oh so enjoyably so.
That's one of the secrets of the shows success - it doesn't take itself seriously at all, and it doesn't expect - or want - its audience to either.
It was remarkable to hear Lynda Carter and Executive Producer Douglas S. Cramer share their memories in the audio commentary that accompanies the pilot. Almost 30 years later the two still share a warmth and strong memories of the groundbreaking show.
Amazing too was the documentary on the third disc of the set titled 'Beauty, Brawn and Bulletproof Bracelets: A Wonder Woman Retrospective' that featured Carter, Cramer and Wonder Woman creator Dr. William Moulton Marsten. I am a big fan of retrospective documentaries (like those that appear on the James Bond DVDs for example), much more so than the featurettes that appear on newer movies.Read more ›
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Buy the entire collection! This is such a fun easy going show that everyone any age will find it fun!Published 2 months ago by Billie
Wonder Woman kicking Axis butt all in the name of female equality, doesn't get any better than this. Linda Carter rocks it out.Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
Enjoy this show for what it is: "Adventure - Action" ...and comedy! I grew up in the 70's watching Wonder Woman right along side I Dream of Jeanie, Bewitched, The Dukes of... Read morePublished 3 months ago by DNW
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