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Wonder Woman (12-Mar-1974)

Director: Vincent McEveety

Writers: Margaret Armen; John D. F. Black

Based on a book: Comic books by William M. Marston

Keywords: Action/Adventure, Superheroes, Comic Book

Made-for-TV movie, though not the pilot to the Wonder Woman series.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Cathy Lee Crosby
2-Dec-1944   That's Incredible!
Ricardo Montalban
25-Nov-1920 14-Jan-2009 Roarke on Fantasy Island
Andrew Prine
14-Feb-1936   Gettysburg
Richard X. Slattery
26-Jun-1925 27-Jan-1997 Capt. Buckner on C.P.O. Sharkey


Review by anonymous (posted on 10-Jul-2006)

It's not Lynda Carter's Wonder Woman, but nevertheless it is still entertaining. Remember, Cathy Lee Crosby was the first Wonder Woman on ABC network television. Though, she didn't don the costume of Wonder Woman comic book fame; the film's costume designer created an original one with a red, zip up one piece with a skirt and blue tights and of course, complete with white stars, an eagle emblem on the left side of chest and most importantly the golden belt/girdle with retractable lasso. This incarnation of Wonder Woman didn't have super powers but demonstrated hand to hand combat, karate and agility. She was a master of the javelin; in both throwing and combat use. In one scene, she uses her magic lasso and attaches it to one of her bracelets using it as an anchor to climb over a glass barrier that she had been entrapped in. More or less this first attempt by ABC, is more human and realistic than that of her comic book counterpart. But that doesn't negate the fact that she still is a mighty and admirable super-heroine. However, it lacked the essence and characteristics of the comicbook Wonder Woman- simply the audience couldn't accept a reimagined Wonder Woman. However, this writer is of the minority who enjoyed this. This version of Wonder Woman makes a one panel appearance- along with Debra Winger's image of Wondergirl in DC comics's blockbuster mini-series entitled "Infinite Crisis"(issue #6). They are shown being from an alternate Earth in the DC multi-verse, battling villians of that Earth. Consider this as a testing ground sort of speak for the Wonder Woman series that eventually came to fruition. This writer wished that ABC could've given Cathy Lee Crosby a second adventure. Still it's early 70's network television faire. Loved that costume though.

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