Category Archives: Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman – Season 1, Episode 7: “Wonder Woman vs. Gargantua”

Ready for some damn, dirty apes? Or maybe just one?  It’s possibly the first season’s craziest episode … and we’ve already seen Wonder Woman win a beauty pageant! Strap into the invisible jet … we are heading to Africa to start this week’s Retro Recap! Dr. Zaius? The captions tell us we are in Nazi-held Africa and Wonder Woman is walking with a whistle around her neck. Sadly, it’s not a magic whistle from Paradise Island that makes you tell the truth or a feminum…

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Wonder Woman — Season One, Episode 6; “The Feminum Mystique, Part II”

After the build-up of last week’s introduction to Drusilla/Wonder Girl, this week, we dive right into the action as we wrap up “The Feminum Mystique, Part II!” Younger readers may not be aware of The Feminine Mystique, the 1963 book by Betty Friedan, which is recognized as helping kick off the second wave of feminism in America. So, there’s some learning for you in your weekly recap of 70s superheroics. “Why that’s the latitude and longitude of … Paradise Island!” Diana is worried about her…

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Wonder Woman – Season 1, Episode 5: “The Feminum Mystique)”

SQUEE! It’s time to recap the best Wonder Woman episode of the first season … and the TV introduction of one of my fave heroines ever, Wonder Girl! I came a little late to Wonder Girl. I was devouring Justice League of America comics and never knew about the Teen Titans until a back-up story in a 100-Page Giant of Superboy. From then on, like many kids, I was obsessed. The early 70s saw the Titans flirting with drab gray jumpsuits trying to be relevant,…

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Wonder Woman – Season 1. Episode 4: “Beauty On Parade”

Whoo-hoo! This one is  … well, perhaps “Sexism On Parade” would be a better title. It’s as if someone from the network went in to the writer’s room and said, “What’s better than a star-spangled bathing suit? A whole bunch of 70s-style bathing suits pretending to be 1940s-appropriate!” Her talent was lassoing people. With magic. Buckle up those invisible seatbelts — here we go! Ultimately, this extremely convoluted scheme revolves around making the rising star, General Eisenhower, take a different route to a secret meeting…

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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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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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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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