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5.0 out of 5 stars Saving the World One Last Time
Wonder Woman is back with one last season of adventures saving the world from the forces of evil. These 24 episodes pick up where season 2 left off with Diana Prince as a field agent for the IADC. She's confident, capable, and always gets her man. Of course, it helps that she has a secret identity as Wonder Woman.
This season leaves behind Diana's origins on Paradise...
Published on 8 Aug 2005 by Mark Baker
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Wonder lost
This is probably the weakest season.The shows are laboured the early sparkle is definitely gone.Still if your a fan like me you'll watch it thru I suppose that's what genuine fans do support thru thick and thin.At the price it's worth buying to complete the series you never know maybe you'll find something you like here and I hope you do
Published on 30 May 2010 by George Henderson
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Saving the World One Last Time,
This review is from: Wonder Woman: Complete Third Season [DVD]  [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC] (DVD)Wonder Woman is back with one last season of adventures saving the world from the forces of evil. These 24 episodes pick up where season 2 left off with Diana Prince as a field agent for the IADC. She's confident, capable, and always gets her man. Of course, it helps that she has a secret identity as Wonder Woman.
This season leaves behind Diana's origins on Paradise Island instead just dealing with the villain of the week. It often enters science fiction territory with stories about aliens or living brains. But there are also the episodes that deal strictly with international intrigue like "Hot Wheels" or "Stolen Faces." And I must mention a personal favorite, "Amazon Hot Wax." As a cross promotion for her recent record, Lynda Carter gets to sing two songs in this fun episode.
The show winds down with Diana moving to California and the IADC branch there. While presented in their original broadcast order, I'm guessing that "The Man Who Could Not Die" was intended to air last since it introduces us to the characters I'm sure would have been regulars had the series continued. "Phantom of the Roller Coaster," meanwhile, finds Diana back in DC with no explanation of why she's there. Of course, that episode is fun for me since "Fun Universe" is really an amusement part I've been to many times here in town.
Once again, we have a great set for fans. The 24 episodes collected on four double-sided discs in full frame and stereo sound. We are treated to a commentary from Lynda Carter on the first episode in the set, "My Teenage Idol is Missing," which is worth a listen although it doesn't need your undivided attention. Also included is a 13-minute documentary on Wonder Woman as a feminist icon, a topic I had never really even thought about before.
Yes, the fashions still seem laughable today. And there definitely are some over the top episodes ("Formicida" springs to mind), but these are kept to a minimum this time around. Ultimately, fans of the show will enjoy watching these episodes again and those without fond memories will probably best look elsewhere.
10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Third and final season. Shame!!,
This review is from: Wonder Woman: Season 3 [DVD]  (DVD)As another reviewer notes this season really went beyond ludicrous with some of the plots and the identity of Wonder Woman's alter ego should have been so obvious, maybe that is why Lyle Waggoner's character faded more and more as the season progressed. That said Lynda Carter still looked fantastic (and even curvier still?) and gave the part(s) her all. It seems such a shame that the show was cancelled (apparently simply due to CBS wanting to try other shows in the slot formerly used for Wonder Woman) even if the plots were pushing the level of camp and believability to the limits and beyond! The final single episode (prior to the two part Phantom Of The Roller Coaster) seemed to indicate a possible new direction should Season 4 ever happen as Diana moved to LA from the "native" Washington DC. I wonder (pardon the pun) whether this was what the writers were considering for the show's future and would the part of Steve Trevor disappear along with the amazing computer Ira? So many questions went un-answered as Wonder Woman abruptly disappeared and it is only recently that the idea of re-doing the theme of Wonder Woman as a film has been addressed. I would be interested to see the movie but no matter which stunning actress they find to play the part I don't think I will ever be able to see anyone in that sexy outfit other than Lynda Carter. She appeared in the first of the new Dukes Of Hazzard movies and still looked fabulous and I would be willing to bet she would still fill that costume perfectly even 30 years after the show was cancelled. Lynda Carter was, is and always will be Wonder Woman and it really is such a shame that we only ever got three seasons - Lynda you were the best!
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars She's a wonder. Year three.,
This review is from: Wonder Woman: Season 3 [DVD]  (DVD)The third and final season of the 1970's tv version of Wonder Woman is presented here in one box set, with all twenty four episodes spread across four discs.
Although this being a slightly older dvd than some means it comes from the days when some manufacturers used what they called 'flip discs'. Thus each disc contains just three episodes on one side. And you have to put the disc in the other way up to get to the other three.
As you'll know from earlier seasons, or from the comics, Diana Prince works as an agent of the IADC, reports to her boss Colonel Steve Trevor, and does a twirl to turn into Wonder Woman whenever her strength and abilities are required. Ususally once each quarter of the episode, in a carefully staged stunt sequence.
Almost all the episodes stand along, with stories that are complete and resolved within their forty five minute running time [approx]. Although two of the later stories are two parters, with the first part ending on a cliffhanger.
The plots vary from standard espionage and crime drama to the more fantastical. But the show has dated very well, thanks to keeping such elements to a minimum. Even the episode 'Pot O'Gold' featuring a man who may or may not be a leprechaun, avoids being silly and is instead good fun because it keeps fantasy elements oblique.
The opening episode 'my teenage idol is missing', a tale of ardent fans, singing sensations, and long lost twin brothers, features he who was made for dancing Lief Garrett, and is so silly it's great fun. In a good way.
Lynda Carter was perfect casting as Wonder Woman, and Lyle Waggoner provides very good support as Steve.
A lot of the episodes do manage to provide some decent supporting characters also.
The twenty second episode 'the man who could not die' is a curiosity, because it moves Diana to a different part of the country and brings in some new supporting characters. This episode would have presumably formed the format for the fourth season, if the show hadn't been cancelled after this year.
But this box set brings you twenty four episodes of entertaining seventies tv, and it's great fun if you want to bring back the memories of those days. Or to get some fun new ones.
Languages and subtitles on the dvds are:
Languages: English. French. Italian.
Subtitles: English. Arabic. Danish. Dutch. French. Italian. Swedish. Greek.
The only extras are a commentary from Lynda Carter on the aforementioned 'my teenage idol is missing'.
And a thirteen minute long feature involving Lynda Carter, plus various comic editors and book writers discussing what's so great about the character. It's a decent featurette and well worth a watch.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Set in the 70s instead of the 40s in series 3,
This review is from: Wonder Woman: Season 3 [DVD]  (DVD)Series 3 is set in the modern day...well the 70s...watch out for those Flares! LOL
These discs are different to series one in that they come in one standard sized DVD case which houses several discs...these discs however are double sided, so a lot of care must be taken not to mark or scratch them, much more than normal discs. That said it does cut down on the size of the box.
The standard dvd case fits inside an outer box, so it is still a "boxed" set.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sheer glamour, nostalaga and Ms Carter is so easy on the eye!,
This review is from: Wonder Woman: Season 3 [DVD]  (DVD)I bought all of the New Adventures of Wonder Woman as the price was very tempting. To say I have enjoyed them is an understatement. Yes, the show is all glitz, glamour and unashamedly full of 1970's nostalgia, but there is fantastic, escapist action and sheer fun which really up the enjoyment factor.
Lynda Carter really was/is one of the most breathtakingly beautiful women the 1970s and she is so lovable as Diana Price/Wonder Woman. Carter showcases feminity, beauty, warmth, justice and intelligence in sheer escapism which will be enjoyed by todays youngsters as it was when it was first made.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Less Than Wonderful Final Season,
This review is from: Wonder Woman: Season 3 [DVD]  (DVD)Season 3 represents the final and most lackluster season of the 'Wonder Woman' TV series. There were a lot of very notable changes both on-screen and off. Behind the scenes, much of the original crew from co-creator Stanley Ralph Ross to costume designer Donald Lee Feld had moved onto other projects as the series was retooled to make it more network friendly. Some of these changes included the dismissal of references to Paradise Island, the decrease in Lyle Waggonner's likable part, and probably the hardest pill to swallow...the elimination of Diana Prince's eye glasses. While some might argue that using glasses as a disguise was preposterous anyway, one cannot overlook Lynda Carter's fine performance differentiating between the more outwardly Wonder Woman and the introverted Diana Prince, which made the conceit more plausible (Think Christopher Reeve and his marvelous interpretation of Clark Kent). However, with the glasses gone, there is absolutely no contrast between Lynda Carter's handling of the dual roles. As the season progresses and Diana Prince is made more glamorous (even having her hair long and wavy like Wonder Woman's), any and all semblance of reality is gone as one can't help but wonder why no one can tell that Diana Prince is Wonder Woman.
From a standpoint of storylines, this season offers Wonder Woman situations that seem somehow beneath her scope. Art thieves, football gamblers, and mischievous Leprechauns are not the kind of problems that one would expect a powerful princess who came to "man's world" on a mission of peace to undertake. However, there are some rare gems in the otherwise banal plot devices, such as the dark two-part "The Boy Who Knew Her Secret" and my personal favorite, "Disco Devil."
The extras on this set are very slim, which is not surprising as WB doesn't seem very interested in giving fans much in the way of extras with their classic TV show DVD releases. There is a commentary by Lynda Carter on the first episode, although this seems like a poor choice as it is far from the best episode this season had to offer. Finally, there is a very brief featurette regarding Wonder Woman being a great Feminist icon as seen by prominent females. As if this rather obvious notion wasn't already addressed thoroughly in the previous DVD release documentaries, it is drilled into our heads ad nauseum here. A more welcome inclusion would have been retrospectives on key episodes from the remaining crew members, or some vintage promos and commercials...or both!
Despite the negatives, this set would still make a suitable addition to anyone's DVD library. Lynda Carter shines as always as Wonder Woman even when the scripts required the audience to leave their brains at the door. There is no telling what the future holds for Wonder Woman's return to the screen, but it is certain that Lynda Carter will always represent Wonder Woman admirably to much of the world.
5.0 out of 5 stars great,
This review is from: Wonder Woman: Season 3 [DVD]  (DVD)was a great gift for Xmas and arrived well in time cant thank you enough for a good DVD many thanks
4.0 out of 5 stars GOOD FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT,
This review is from: Wonder Woman: Season 3 [DVD]  (DVD)WHY ONLY FOUR STARS - WELL OBVIOUSLY THE WONDER WOMAN SERIES HAS DATED SOMEWHAT. THAT TO BE EXPECTED - THE LATE 1970's SAW CHANGE IN TV ENTERTAINMENT, FOR THE FAN AND THE PURIST WONDER WOMAN IS FOR YOU.
5.0 out of 5 stars thanks,
This review is from: Wonder Woman: Season 3 [DVD]  (DVD)received the product very quickly through the post and are very happy with it and would like to send my thanks
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonder WOW........,
This review is from: Wonder Woman: Season 3 [DVD]  (DVD)Excellent, this brought back great memories of watching Wonder Woman on TV. Shame nothing like this is made for television today.
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