Tag Archives: Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman – Season 1, Episode 12 – “Wonder Woman in Hollywood”

At last, we reach the end of the 1940s episodes. I for one was super glad for the 30 year time jump. I was done with Nazis and the lack of any real super villain (not that we we get those in the next two seasons, but there are some  … attempts). Time for our Wonder Seriousness power! This did bring back Wonder Girl and the delightful Carolyn Johnson as Queen Hippolyta one last time, and I wish they had made the leap to the…

Read More »

Wonder Woman – Season One, Episode 13: “Bushwackers”

Ahhh, that title does NOT mean what you think it does. No mafiosos are attempting to kill any former presidents. A bushwacker is in fact, an outlaw who swore allegiance to neither side during the Civil War and united in bands to prey on both sides. So, who are the bushwackers in this episodes? The answer will NOT surprise you! Yeah … it’s this kid. This episode is the feel-good episode of all feel-good episodes. I think part of the problem with the first season…

Read More »

Wonder Woman – Season 1, Episode 12: “Formula 407”

Need some indestructible rubbers? I mean, rubber? Wonder Woman and Steve travel to Buenos Aires to help safely bring the formula for … BWAH HA HA! Why rubber? What on earth makes rubber the material that needs to be super strong? Is it for indestructible birth control? “Rubbers? Hee hee hee!” I know, I am a 13-year-old. But COME ON! Wouldn’t indestructible PAPER be a better idea? indestructible paint? ANYTHING? Yep … those tires are STEEL-HARD RUBBER! We open at a testing ground with the…

Read More »

Wonder Woman – Season 1, Episode 11: “Judgement From Outer Space, Part II”

Will Wonder Woman convince Andros that Earth deserves to live? Will Andros get his Unfortunate (but Powerful) Neckwear back from the Nazis?  Was this episode a lot of filler and was probably supposed to be one 90-minute episode instead of a two-parter? The answer to these questions and more as we recap “Judgement from Outer Space, Part 2!” “Wonder Woman to Council of Planets – One to beam the hell up.” To start off, this episode is FILLED with filler. It’s shorter than average, has a…

Read More »

Wonder Woman – Season 1, Episode 10: “Judgement from Outer Space, Part 1”

Whoo hoo! I love an alien-testing-Earth scenario and here’s one of my faves! Watch as Andros visits Earth and Wonder Woman has to convince him humanity is worth saving (HINT: they probably aren’t … cats, dogs, ducks, dolphins, etc. — I’ll fight to the death for their right to flourish in the universe, but human history leaves me … unimpressed a lot of the time) ! Oh, the Unfortunate Neckwear! Put on your magic bracelets and let’s enjoy a Judgement from Outer Space! You are…

Read More »

Wonder Woman — Season 1, Episode 9: “The Last Of The Two Dollar Bills”

Plastic surgery, a school for learning American customs and counterfeiting money is this week’s Nazi plan to win the war. But my biggest problem with this episode is the poor characterization of Diana and Wonder Woman. And Steve. Heck, not even the extras or the villains are written or directed well. Still, this episode debuts the Tiara Throw® and has some … funky choices in storytelling. Let’s get to it, shall we? “Go-go Tiara Throw®!” A sub off the coast of the North Atlantic can’t…

Read More »

Wonder Woman – Season 1, Episode 8: “The Pluto File”

The dad from The Brady Bunch as a suave terrorist? Dr. Bellows as a scientist who creates earthquakes? The Bubonic Plague? Oh, my we are in an oddly prescient episode of Wonder Woman today. Shall we dive in? Cigarette holders – Eeeevil. At a secret testing facility, Dr. Bellows from I Dream of Jeannie is setting off explosions to make fault lines move. Now. I am not a scientist, nor do I understand the intricacies of plate tectonics. HOWEVER. Planting bombs near fault lines SEEMS…

Read More »

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…

Read More »

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…

Read More »

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,…

Read More »