Wonder Woman: The Complete Second Season [4 Discs] [DVD]

  • SKU: 7025827
  • Release Date: 03/01/2005
$24.99
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Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (17 out of 17)

Special Features


  • Bonus documentary "Revolutionizing a Classic: From Comic Book to Television"
  • Closed Captioned

Synopsis


Introduced by ABC as a series of intermittently produced specials during 1976 and 1977, the vintage comic-book property Wonder Woman didn't officially become a regular, weekly series until it was picked up by CBS for its second season on the air. Lynda Carter returns in the revised The New Adventures of Wonder Woman as the title character, an Amazonian princess with awesome superpowers who lives in the "mortal" world under the alternate identity of Diana Prince. But, whereas the ABC version was set during WWII, pitting Wonder Woman against Nazis and other such reprobates, the CBS version took place in contemporary times (the 1970s, that is). Since she is immortal, Wonder Woman has not aged one iota in the intervening 30 years -- in fact, if anything, she's more attractive than ever. But how could the producers maintain the quasi-romantic relationship between W.W. and her mortal boyfriend, dashing USAF pilot Steve Trevor? The answer was charmingly simple: in her "new" adventures as a secret agent for the Inter-Agency Defense Command, Wonder Woman would take her orders from Steve Trevor's son, Steve Jr. -- who is the spitting image of his dad (as well he should be, since both Steve Sr. and Steve Jr. are played by Lyle Waggoner). Other additions to the CBS version include Norman Burton as the IADC's head man, Joe Atkinson; Saundra Sharp as Steve Jr.'s secretary, Eve; and a talking computer named the Internal Retrieval Associative, or I.R.A. for short. In season two's 90-minute opener, Wonder Woman manages to convince her mother, Queen of the Amazons (Beatrice Straight), to allow her to continue fighting the good fight in the mortal world, just as she'd done during the war years. In later episodes, W.W. finds that certain antagonists never completely disappear, as she comes face to face with a handful of unregenerate Nazis; she rescues Joe Atkinson's daughter from the clutches of a mind-controlling rock star; a series of man-made volcanoes threaten to decimate the Earth; W.W.'s space-alien friend Andros (played by Dack Rambo, replacing the previous season's Tim O'Connor) shows up on yet another mission to save our planet; the "good guys and good girls" try to thwart a plan to kidnap all of the top Olympic athletes; villains attempt to harness the powers of a youthful psychic for nefarious purposes; and in the season closer, "The Murderous Missile," W.W. adds motorcycling to her ever-growing list of awesome accomplishments! ~ Hal Erickson

Cast & Crew


  • Lynda Carter - Yeoman Diana Prince/Wonder Woman
  • Lyle Waggoner - Maj. Steve Trevor/Steve Trevor Jr.
  • Richard Eastham - Gen. Blankenship
  • Beatrice Colen - Cpl. Etta Candy
  • Norman Burton - Joe Atkinson




Customer rating

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Dated And A Little Campy But Fun

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    bigbaddave777
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    Nothing like going back to the 70's for a little superhero fun. Like many my age I can remember watching this show when it was on the air back in the late 70's and of course we loved every minute of it. While obviously dated in this day and age, there is still plenty of fun to be had with Wonder Woman!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Wonder Woman :-)

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    Pete
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    I grew up watching Wonder Woman, The Six Million Dollar Man and Bionic Woman. These series' are great. I don't know if any future revamps of these iconic series' will do them justice, I would hope with the great actors there are today, they could cast them to succeed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Yay one sided discs.

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    Lyndall
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    He thing I really liked about this set, is that the discs in this set are single sided discs. The original release was a thick fold out box with double sided discs. This release is a normal size Dvd box with single sided discs. No more scratches on back sides of discs.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    You have to be a fan of Linda Carter.

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    Mobius440
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    Enjoyed the original airing of this show in the 70's. So glad this series has held up over the years. Linda Carter and Lyle Wagoner were fantastic to watch every week. Pure escapism although campy at times.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The fun continues in modern times

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    CHANDONN
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    The second season of Wonder Woman takes place in modern times. A big improvement over the excellent first season. The only drawback is the over-the-top bad guys...

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Wonder Woman standard case DVD set

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    joedlc71
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    Wonder Woman season 1 standard case DVD reissue, unlike the previous release these are one sideded discs so less chance of accidentally scratching up your DVDs

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A Fun 70's show...

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    GinaW
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    and the production value may be as skimpy as the Lynda Carter's costume, but her and the guest stars make it work.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Patriotic Fun!!

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    ralph
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    Lynda Carter was born to play the iconic super hero in this well done attempt to portray the good that is all of us!

    I would recommend this to a friend


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