Super Mates Episode 33: Lynda Carter in Wonder Woman ‘77

Chris and Cindy hop in their Invisible Plane and head back to the disco era to check out the 2nd season opening tele-film for the 70s Wonder Woman TV series, retitled The New Adventures of Wonder Woman! Lynda Carter must leave Paradise Island once more, this time to help Lyle Wagonner’s Steve Trevor, Jr. stop a group of terrorists! What did the Super Mates think of the transition to the “modern” era? Does this episode hold up to the fabled World War II-centric first season? Only one way to know for sure!

Then it’s off to the comic rack, for DC’s Brand-New Wonder Woman ’77 comic, based on this version of the television series! Wonder Woman goes clubbin’ and runs afowl (get it) of the Silver Swan! Then in the second story, Diana Prince wakes up in a world that is not her own. If she’s not Wonder Woman, who is? Hmmm, I don’t know…maybe Cathy Lee Crosby?!?

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Next time: We celebrate the USA’s birthday with a look at the Star-Spangled Avenger himself, Captain America! Join us for our examination of the 1991 prestige format mini-series The Adventures of Captain America: Sentinel of Liberty!

One response to “Super Mates Episode 33: Lynda Carter in Wonder Woman ‘77

  1. Doing some more catching up on your old episodes this weekend; always nice to hear some discussion of the old WW television show with – yes, even in these days of Gal Gadot – the *real* thing, Lynda Carter. It was interesting that you both noted that this episode, set in the ‘modern’ 1970s, wasn’t as bad as you thought it would be. I’ve noticed that a lot of people tend to say that the first season, set in WW2, is either better or even the only one worth watching. However, I remember when I watched the reruns in syndication as a teen I didn’t really notice any significant difference in quality between them.
    And I totally agree with the point you made about Lynda Carter approaching the role with enough earnestness to really sell it, which people appreciated. And – as Chris and Gene Hendricks noted in the Hammer podcast about the Captain America TV movies (yep, just listened to that one too) – that’s kind of what killed the other super-hero projects of the day: Reb Brown or Nicholas Hammond just couldn’t sell it the way Carter did with Wonder Woman or Bill Bixby (and Ferrigno for that matter) did in the Hulk.

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