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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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DALLAS – Season Two, Episode 14: “Home Again”

SouthFork is in danger … and this time it’s Miss Ellie who’s ready to give away the ranch! How can it be? Let’s head out to the swimming pool and enjoy this week’s Retro Recap of Dallas! Miss Ellie! My pearls! Sue Ellen and Miss Ellie are picking out a room to be the nursery. This feels premature, since Sue Ellen looks about as pregnant as I did before I was sheltered in place and diet exclusively on nacho chips and ice cream. Still, eventually…

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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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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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Logan’s Run — Season 1, Episode 9: “Judas Goat”

PEW PEW PEW! Looks like this episode’s moral dilemma is REM taking a human life … and it looks like there is some unfortunate neckwear choices AND still no sign of Francis in this week’s recap. Join us outside the City of Domes as we start our own countdown to the end of the season and series in this week’s Logan’s Run! What happens in City of Domes, stays in City of Domes! What the what!?! We open on the City of Domes! It’s been…

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