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Wonder Woman – Season One, Episode 3: “Fausta, The Wonder Woman”

Oh my! With her magic lasso and belt captured by Fausta, a Nazi who is NOT AT ALL a Wodner Woman as the title implies, it looks like Diana has no way out … and it’s Steve Trevor to the rescue! You can tell she’s evil because of the black cape. Fausta Grables, who she is happy to let you know is a 1936 Olympics winner, heads to a secret Nazi headquarters. I’m not really sure who they were being secretive from in Berlin ……

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DALLAS – Season 2, Episode 12: “Fallen Idol”

A shopping mall on SouthFork? Bobby betrayed by an old friend? J.R. and Pam having lunch at the country club ??? Has 1970s World become as crazy as our own coronavirus times? Let’s head out to the South 40 and see how the Ewings fare in this week’s Dallas recap! It’s how I thought I would be one day … looking out at the city making ruthless deals. As J.R. deals with some worried oilmen on the phone, Bobby decides he can’t wait anymore for…

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Wonder Woman – Season 1, Episode 2: “Wonder Woman Meets Baroness von Gunther”

Oh, my! The first regular episode of Wonder Woman is a … bit of a letdown. With the new Not-General Blankenship, the completely unheralded introduction of Etta Candy and the strangest fight scene ever filmed while rolling down a hill, it would have been better if Diana had NEVER met Baroness von Gunther. “Oh, my invisible pearls!” We start at the War Department and Not-General Blankenship is worried. He’s so worried about Steve Trevor falling into a trap. Diana actually Cutches. Her. Pearls. (I’m assuming…

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DALLAS – Season 2, Episode 11: “Triangle”

Captain’s Log, stardate 1212.78. We’ve detected some sort of temporal rift that could get us out of the Delta Quadrant. However, it looks as though the rift only opens into one point in space and time … an Earth bar known as the Mustang Club in the 1970s. Our historical records of the time show the “Swinging Seventies” to be a time of loose secual morals(as defined by their more primitive society, not by our advanced standards) and petty infighting, even among families. To avoid…

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Wonder Woman – Season 1, Episode 1: “Pilot”

Even the logo is perfection. “In your satin tights/fighting for your rights and the old red white and blue …” Not that I wasn’t already glued to the TV screen when Wonder Woman debuted in 1975, but the theme song nailed me firmly in place there for the next three years. I’d cut my super hero teeth on Shazam and Isis, and reruns of Batman and Superman … but nobody ever got super heroes right for me (as the 11-year-old expert I was) like Wonder…

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DALLAS – Season 2, Episode 10: “Act of Love”

An odd title, for a Dallas episode, but what do I know? This episode turns up the heat between Sue Ellen and Cliff AND sets up the long-running subplot of who is John Ross’s daddy REALLY! As we shelter in place and sew masks out of chiffon, let’s travel back in time and sit a spell at SouthFork and enjoy the good ol’ days with the Ewings. Just another day in TV paradise. Jock’s been out ranchin’ and Miss Ellie’s waiting with some OJ. He…

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Logan’s Run – Season 1, Episode 14: “Turnabout”

Oh, what a long and non-shirtless trip it’s been! I’ve so enjoyed plunging into the chiffon-filled world of the future. It’s fascinating to revisit these things with grown-up eyes and a much-different worldview. What have we learned in 13 episodes? That Logan couldn’t keep hold of his gun if it was glued to him. That he and Jessica apparently never boned. That Francis longed pensively for the bromance he and Logan shared in the City of Domes. And most of all, the future has force…

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DALLAS – Season Two, Episode 9: “Survival”

By now, everyone has finished watching Tiger King and you’re needin’ a Southern-style drama fix. Well, this may be the 70s and it may not have tiger cubs … but Bobby and J.R. are about to go down in a plane crash and will probably (gasp) have to work together to survive! Are you ready for this week’s Dallas recap? Let’s dive right in! Every day I’m modeling … While we wait for J.R. and Bobby’s plane crash (that we know they survive) let’s start…

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Logan’s Run — Season 1, Episode 13: “Stargate”

Welcome to Matte City. No doubt, things are grim in our world today. And we have only two episodes left to indulge in a chiffon-filled world of the future to recap! This one features aliens, so let’s see what’s been going on in the galaxy while Earth domed itself off … just like we’re doing. Join us, won’t you for the penultimate Logan’s Run recap! PEW PEW PEW! This one is written by comic book scribe, Dennis O’Neil! WOW! I did not know that !…

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DALLAS – Season Two, Episode 8: “Election”

But IS Barnes the best? Oohh, this episode is a bit TOO relevant. I wonder if I should have waited until November for this one! It’s time for Cliff Barnes to try his hand at politics and get knocked down by the Ewings when a secret from his past comes back to haunt him. Let’s dive back into the Coronavirus-free 1970s and enjoy this week’s DALLAS recap! Jock, Bobby and J.R. (which, until you type it a hundred times, you don’t realize how irritating a…

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