Wonder Woman


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Wonder Woman is an American television series based on the DC Comics comic book superheroine of the same name. Starring Lynda Carter as Wonder Woman/Diana Prince and Lyle Waggoner as Steve Trevor Sr & Jr, the show originally aired from 1975 to 1979.

Unlike Batman and Superman, there has not been an animated revival series about this Amazonian superhero.

It had its origins in a November 1975 American television movie entitled The New, Original Wonder Woman starring Carter. It followed a 1974 TV movie entitled Wonder Woman starring blond actress Cathy Lee Crosby, who neither resembled the super-hero character nor exhibited any apparent super-human powers. (John D. F. Black wrote and produced the 1974 TV movie.) In this second movie, set during World War II and produced by Douglas S. Cramer and Wilford Lloyd "W.L." Baumes, who were working from a script by Stanley Ralph Ross, Carter as Wonder Woman matched the original comic book character. Its success led the ABC television network to order two more one hour episodes; both of which aired in April 1976. That success led ABC to order an additional 11 episodes which the network aired weekly (for the most part) during the first half of the 1976-1977 television season. The episodes ran on Wednesday nights between October 1976 and February 1977.

Wonder Woman had achieved solid ratings on ABC for the weeks it had aired during the 1976-1977 TV season. But the network was still reluctant to renew the series for another season. Wonder Woman was a period piece, and as such, it was more expensive to produce than a series set in the present day. Also, ABC thought that the 1940s-setting limited the possible storylines, with the major villains being Nazis. ABC did not renew the series so Jerry Lieder, then-president of Warner Bros. Television, went to CBS with the notion of shifting the series to the present-day 1970s, which would cost less to produce and allow for more creative storylines. Unlike 20th Century Fox Television's Batman, the series was produced without having a theatrical film spin-off. CBS agreed and picked up the show in 1977 and it continued its run for another two seasons.

 

Highlights
Jeannie Epper on how she won the part of Lynda Carter's stunt double on Wonder Woman
04:10
Composer Charles Fox on composing the theme for Wonder Woman
03:29
Bruce Bilson on directing episodes of Wonder Woman
02:27
Stanley Ralph Ross on writing the pilot to Wonder Woman
Douglas S. Cramer on creating his production company
05:23
Who talked about this show

Howard Anderson, Jr.

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Howard Anderson Jr. on creating the opening titles for Wonder Woman
00:52

Bruce Bilson

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Bruce Bilson on directing episodes of Wonder Woman
02:27

Barbara Corday

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Barbara Corday on writing for Wonder Woman
03:35

Douglas S. Cramer

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Douglas S. Cramer on creating his production company
05:23

Jeannie Epper

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Jeannie Epper on how she won the part of Lynda Carter's stunt double on Wonder Woman
04:10
Jeannie Epper on becoming Lynda Carter's stunt double on Wonder Woman
00:33
Jeannie Epper on stunts she performed as Lynda Carter's stunt double on Wonder Woman
01:43
Jeannie Epper on stunt work on Wonder Woman
00:28
Jeannie Epper on her friendship with Lynda Carter that developed while she was Carter's stunt double on Wonder Woman
01:42
Jeannie Epper on her stunt work as Lynda Carter's stunt double on Wonder Woman
01:02
Jeannie Epper on the costume she worked in as Lynda Carter's stunt double on Wonder Woman
02:45
Jeannie Epper on career highs - Wonder Woman and "Romancing The Stone"
03:02
Jeannie Epper on the challenges that stuntwomen face that stuntmen don't - like wardrobe malfunctions on Wonder Woman
02:03
Jeannie Epper on challenges with the costume she worked in as Lynda Carter's stunt double on Wonder Woman
00:52
Jeannie Epper on the most dangerous stunts she performed and injuries she and other stuntwomen incurred on Wonder Woman
02:40

Charles Fox

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Composer Charles Fox on composing the theme for Wonder Woman
03:29

David E. Kelley

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David E. Kelley on his 2011 updated version of Wonder Woman
01:14

Leslie H. Martinson

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Leslie H. Martinson on directing Wonder Woman
04:00

Dick Van Patten

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Dick Van Patten on a guest role he had on Wonder Woman
00:46

Stanley Ralph Ross

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Stanley Ralph Ross on writing the pilot to Wonder Woman

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