Originally Princess Diana of Paradise Island (an uncharted land of Amazon women in the Bermuda Triangle), Wonder Woman is sent as an emissary to the outside world to protect the human race from the forces of evil. And so she becomes Diana Prince, the geeky, bespectacled assistant to Steve Trevor of the Inter Agency Defence Command in Washington, whose father she assisted against the Nazis in the 1940s. --Laura Bushell
This DVD contains the first three episodes from Season 2 of Wonder Woman, when it moved to CBS from ABC. WWII is over and Princess Diana has returned to her home on Paradise Island. A plane crashes onto the Island with Steve Trevor Jr. on board. The evil of the Nazis has been replaced with a world in turmoil during the late 70s. Diana wins the challenge (again) and returns to America as Diana Prince (once again) to work as a field agent in IADC (Inter-Agency Defense Command) with Trevor.
Anschluss '77 is a great episode and boasts a first (and last)...Wonder Woman actually kills! Yes, she KILLS Hitler! She purposefully botches his re-generation process and he is murdered. A bit out-of-character for the woman who could turn "a hawk into a dove" but fascinating nonetheless.
Can you remember spinning around in the back garden pretending to be Wonder Woman? I can, and I was a ten year old boy at the time! That says a lot for me I know.
Getting back on track, this is just pure nostalgia for those old enough to remember when TV allowed escapism such as this, along with The Bionic Woman and Charlie's Angels. Only Hart to Hart can top this for sheer campery.
Go on, buy it. If only to remind yourself that Wonder Woman was the only superhero with an 18 inch waist and satin tights. She makes Tomb Raider's Angelina Jolie look like a bag lady.
I also used to watch it on SciFi channel when they ran it. It is the best series ever and the DVD is just packed full of campness!
The best thing about it too is that when you put the DVD in and have it on the main menu, it constantly repeats the Wonder Woman theme tune.
It's a really, really good DVD to have (spot the mistake on the second episode - Diana runs off into the woods in a dress but when she turns into Wonder Woman she was wearing jeans!).
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These first three episodes will tell how Wonder Woman discovers the injured captain and how she compete her way in disguise to win the competition held in paradise island, where the winner will return to America with Steve Trevor to help fight crime.
Armed with her tiara, deflecting bracelets and indestructable bracelets, she shows courage and compassion just like her comic character. Lynda Carter was destined to be Wonder Woman, she gives the character the warm and strength it needed.
FYI, Columbia Home Video released the TV mini-series few years ago in VHS but the quantites were limited. So get this if you wish to own a piece of 70s TV history. Let's hope they will soon release all the episodes of the three seasons on DVD. Atfer all, VHS can't last forever.