Wonder Woman: The Complete Second Season (DVD)
In the second season of this fun action-adventure series, the gorgeous Lynda Carter continues to bring the comic book character to life as Wonder Woman, a crime-fighting Amazonian princess working undercover - as the mild and mousey Diana Prince - in the U.S. War Department, alongside the stoic Major Steve Trevor (Lyle Waggoner – The Carol Burnett Show). At the trace of trouble, Diana transforms herself into Wonder Woman with a trademark twirl, outfitted with bulletproof bracelets, a star-spangled suit, a truth-telling lasso and an invisible plane, ready to fight crime and dole out justice to villains everywhere. Guest stars this season include Emmy® winner Roddy McDowall, Oscar® winner George Chakiris, singer Rick Springfield, Miami Vice's Phillip Michael Thomas and Ed Begley, Jr.
With World War II coming to an end, what will Amazonian Diana Prince (Lynda Carter) do for Wonder Woman
's second season? Sporting the biggest continuity jump in TV history, Wonder Woman's new network (now on CBS from ABC) decided to catapult the show 35 years into the future into "modern day" Los Angeles, 1977. Not surprisingly, the 35 years haven't aged the immortal one bit. In fact, she seems to have gotten stronger, her super powers have increased, and her mind is sharper and focused on fighting the evils of the modern world: nuclear weapons, terrorists, aliens, and the mind controlling influences of rock music. Season 2 kicks off with the awesome hour-and-a-half season premiere, "The Return of Wonder Woman." Returning once again from Paradise Island, Diana Prince (a.k.a. Wonder Woman) teams up this time with former colleague Major Steve Trevor's son (still played by Lyle Waggoner) to protect humankind and to keep Paradise Island hidden from the free world. In the 21 episodes that follow, Wonder Woman will take on a nuclear facility planning to build near Paradise Island, a mad scientist plotting against the super heroine with telekinesis, mind-stealing aliens from outer space, an evil toymaker's demented androids, and a rock star(Martin Mull?!) who is using hypnosis to control the minds of his fans. In this new millennium, Wonder Woman may seem a bit cheesy to some, but to others this show and Lynda Carter represent the pinnacle of '70s television culture. Wonder Woman: The Complete Second Season
is a completely satisfying guilty pleasure for those who want to indulge. --Rob Bracco