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Wonder Woman

Year:
Duration:
Argentina:60 min | USA:60 min (58 episodes) | USA:90 min (2 episodes)
Genres:
Action | Adventure | Family | Fantasy | Sci-Fi
IMDB rate:
7
Awards:
Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 3 nominations
Details
Country: USA
Release Date: 1975-11-07
Filming Locations: City Hall - 1 Manchester Blvd., Inglewood, California, USA
Cast
Actor
Character
Lynda Carter
Diana Prince
Lyle Waggoner
Colonel Steve Trevor, Jr.
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Trivia
Although the show was successful on ABC, the network was reluctant to renew the series for a second season. Wonder Woman was set in the 1940s and was therefore more expensive to produce than a series set in the present day. CBS picked up the show in 1977 and retooled it, setting it in the present day. The show continued an additional two seasons on CBS. CBS ultimately decided to strengthen its sitcom offerings and no further episodes of Wonder Woman were produced. The series was ultimately canceled in 1979.
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Costume designer Donfeld had originally created a red, white and blue two-piece bikini for actress Lynda Carter when she was to perform as Wonder Woman in the water. When the finished bikini did not seem to stay on the actress during the required scenes, production opted to go with the full body wetsuit instead.
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Technically, the series was never formally canceled; CBS allowed their option to renew the show expire without a decision.
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Goofs
Whenever Wonder Woman jumps from the ground to a roof or ledge a stuntwoman jumps from the height to the ground and the film is reversed. This results in innumerable shots of Wonder Woman's hair blowing up in the same direction as the jump.
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Throughout the first season, secondary characters and extras sport hairstyles and sometimes clothing that looked more from the 1970s, when the series was filmed, than from the 1940s, in which the series was set.
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When Wonder Woman runs, she wears flat boots. When she stands still or walks, she is suddenly wearing high-heeled boots.
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Faq
Q
Why don't the villains take off her belt to depower her in the later seasons as they do in the first?
A
This is good question especially for stories like 'The Murderous Missile' where she is knocked out and at their mercy. Fan theory is that after her experiences in the 1940s she modified the belt and now only she can remove it.Another reason is that the Nazis observed Wonder Woman's powers, managed to kidnap her, and using her lasso on her to get the information on the belt they needed. Only the Nazis seemed to spend the time needed to capture and investigate Wonder Woman.
Q
Why is she always being tied up/knocked out/brainwashed/depowered/enslaved/transformed into a living statue/robot etc?
A
This stems directly from the comic books. Wonder Woman's creator William Marston was a PhD in psychology and obsessed with beautful, powerful women and sexual fetishes such as bondagism/domination/submission/S&M. Whilst he created perhaps the ultimate fictional feminist icon he also delighted in tittilating his readership/TV audience by dressing her like a super-patriotic dominatrix and having her constantly overpowered and placed in positions of submissiveness, peril and humiliation. Comic book fans refer to this as 'Having your cheesecake and eating it', enjoying a strong female role model who we know will always win in the end but at the same time delighting in her shameless exploitation as sex object. Marston is also credited helping to invent the lie detector and this is where Wonder Woman's 'Lasso of Justice' stems from, forcing people to tell the truth whilst also including an element of bondage.
Q
Why isn't Wonder Woman frozen during the 'Fine Art of Crime'?
A
The answer is that she swapped the freezing bracelet with one of her own, knowing that she could only capture the head villain if he attended the gallery opening thinking she was out of the way. Why he doesn't realise that he can't detect any life signs from her bracelet is unclear. This sequence is extremely popular with ASFR fetishists (those who fantasise about transforming people into statues, robots, living waxworks etc) and skilfully re-edited video clips have been created on Youtube where Wonder Woman surrenders and is genuinely transformed into a waxwork and placed on display by the triumphant villains.
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Photos from cast
Allan Arbus Gretchen Corbett Frank Doubleday Peter Kwong Dawn Lyn E.J. Peaker