Taken from "The Pluto File", this clip from the 70s TV series shows Diana Prince (played by Lynda Carter) transform into
Wonder Woman and then use her lasso to try to get information out of an
ailing bad guy.
A TV Movie entitled Wonder Woman (with Cathy Lee Crosby playing the leading role) aired on American television in 1974. In this version the heroine did not resemble the superhero character and she had no super powers and was blonde - a bit boring then, really! Understanably, this movie did not translate to a series.
ran for three series on ABC from 1976 to 1979 and there were a total of
59 episodes. It originated from the 1975 television movie The New, Original Wonder Woman (1975), which also starred Linda Carter as this was also the title of the series. However, for seasons two and three (1977 to 1979) the series was entitled The New Adventures of Wonder Woman, and season three was aimed at a more teenage audience with the latest, cool fads such as disco music and skateboarding making an appearance.
This video clip features the opening titles from the original 70s TV series, which should bring back a few memories. Of course, being a young lad growing up in the seventies it really wasn't considered a very cool TV show for boys to watch. In the school playground you criticised everything about the programme with your mates, even though we all secretly enjoyed watching it!
Wonder Woman made her very first appearance in the DC Comics publication All Star Comics No.8 in December 1941. She was created by William Moulton Marston.
The Bionic Woman was another 70s U.S. TV Series which spun off from The Six Million Dollar Man (The Bionic Man) and starred Lee Majors as Steve Austin. The Bionic Woman was Jaime Sommers, a professional tennis player who was seriouslty injured in an accident. The role was played by Lindsay Wagner.
Spookily, just as with Wonder Woman, this also ran for three series. The series ran on ABC from 1976 to 1977 and then it was aired on NBC from 1977 to 1978.