Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Wonder Woman - The Complete Second Season|
Actor: Lynda Carter
Genres: Action & Adventure, Kids & Family, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television
What's Wonder Woman up to now? Flash forward 35 years from her stirring Season-One adventures defending America in World War II. Without missing a beat, Wonder Woman leaps from the big-band era to the disco decade, s... more »
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Greg G. from TARRYTOWN, NY
Reviewed on 7/14/2010...
Fantastic fun. Significantly fewer Nazis compared to season one (still not none, though).
Season Two At Last!!!
Peter Saenz | Los Angeles, CA United States | 12/08/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"In addition to last year's Season One release, Warner Bros. is pleasing Lynda Carter fans everywhere with this new Season Two box set. As with last year's release we are benefited with goreous cover art depicting Wonder Woman in her new 70s outfit as in the series time flashes forward thirty years from the first season setting. In this new season, Wonder Woman returns to the outside world to help the son of 40s Steve Trevor as a secret agent in the Washington DC based IADC. The package comes in a four disc set containing the following episodes:
Disc 1: Side A - The Return of Wonder Woman; Anschluss '77; The Man Who Could Move the World Side B - The Bermuda Triangle Crisis; Knockout; The Pied Piper.
Disc 2: Side A - The Queen and the Thief; I Do, I Do; The Man Who Made Volcanoes Side B - Mind Stealers from Outer Space - 1; Mind Stealers from Outer Space - 2; The Deadly Toys
Disc 3: Side A - Light-Fingered Lady; Screaming Javelin; Diana's Disappearing Act Side B - Death in Disguise; I.R.A.C. Is Missing; Flight to Oblivion
Disc 4: Side A - Seance of Terror; The Man Who Wouldn't Tell Side B - The Girl from Ilandia; The Murderous Missile + Special Feature Documentary
Columbia House previously released the Wonder Woman series on video tape, but fortunately the DVD release contians some of the episodes that company had for some reason ignored on their release list, such as Pied Piper. Adding this DVD set to your collection is something you can enjoy over and over again."
Wonder Woman: The Legend Continues
Eric Pregosin | New Carrollton, Maryland United States | 12/11/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Well what can I say, except yay! After ABC quietly shelved the war series, Warner sold the series to CBS where it was updated to the "contemporary" era and ran for 2 years. This is the first of those two sets. Now instead of the war department, Diana goes to work for the Inter Agency Defense Command, a sort of government security agency. Working with her was Steve Trevor Jr (again played by Lyle Waggoner) so the couple seemed unchanged. Replacing Blankenship and Etta from the war series was her new boss Joe Atkinson (played by Normann Burton best remembered as Will Giddings the first person to burn to death in Irwin Allen's Towering Inferno) a war veteran himself. Most of her opponents now were modern criminals, but she does get a run in with an ex Nazi living in South America, his doctor and a clone of Hitler in the first episode after the "contemporary" pilot. After the first few months however, Atkinson gets "bumped upstairs" and Steve Jr gets promoted leaving Diana to go alone on missions (most of the time and many times without her glasses as well). The most remembered character of the contemporary series would be the talking computer IRA who gave insight on the characters who would come down Diana's path on each mission. 1 episode (the season's only 2 parter "Mind Stealers From Outer Space" brings back Andros from the war series episode "Judgment From Outer Space" only he's now played by Dack Rambo as opposed to Tom O'Connor (there is confusing dialogue in this episode as first we hear this is the son of the original Andros, and then it appears to be the same one). Also at the end of the second part, Andros addresses Steve as "major", which becomes a common occurrence for the rest of the season (we never learn where it comes from as Steve Jr wasn't in the military), and in the final season he just as unexplicably gets promoted to "colonel", but more on that later. Also for those of you who get a kick out of the new lyrics for the contemporary theme song, don't get too comfortable. In the episode where Normann Burton (Joe Atkinson) leaves the show, the coming attractions teasers are replaced by the first actual scene of the episode and the theme music becomes instrumental with clips from actual shows, although the last stanza is still used for the closing credits and the stars from the theme music (both themes) is still used for commercial breaks for the remainder of the season, but those comic book blocks "Meanwhile at the War Dept" or "Meanwhile at the IADC" are dropped once Burton leaves. I will enjoy this set once Amazon ships it and am waiting for them to announce the last one.:-)"
BIG CHANGES FOR THE SECOND SEASON
Tim Janson | Michigan | 02/17/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I remember a TV critic at the time commenting that there were only two good things about the Wonder Woman TV show and they were both holding up Lynda Carter's strapless leotard. Ok...that may be a bit harsh but there's certainly no denying that it was the gorgeous, and well-endowed Lynda Carter that made so many young men, including myself, tune into the show back in the mid 1970's. She was a 14 year old boy's fantasy (along with Charlies Angels) back then. Season two brought some positive changes to the show. First, the show switched from ABC to CBS. Second, it was moved out of the WWII period to modern day to give it a little more to do rather than battle Nazi enemies. Lyle Waggoner is back as Steve Trevor only this time he is playing the son of the original Steve Trevor. The updated setting to modern times allowed much greater freedom for the writers to pit Wonder Woman against other threats and villians and was decidedly better than the first season. Also season two had a very strong comic feel to it, perfectly in line with what DC comics was doing at the time.
Notable season two episodes include:
"The Return of Wonder Woman" - It's now 35 years later after the end of the first season and Wonder Woman convinces her mother, the Queen of the Amazons, that she must once again go into the outside world to help protect the free world from its enemies as well as the secret of Paradise Island and its ancient culture.
"The Man who Could Move the World" - Wonder Woman is pitted against the awesome telekenetic powers of a Japanese man who was interned during World War 2 and has been planning revenge for 35 years.
"The Pied Piper" Guest starring Martin Mull and Eve Plumb of the Brady Bunch...Wonder Woman must use all her powers to save Joe Alkinson's daughter from the evils of Super Rock Star.
"The Deadly Toys" - It's the Christmas season and Wonder Woman finds out that some toys can be very harmful. Guest Stars Frank Gorshin
"Diana's Disappearing Act" - Wonder Woman saves the world from an oil crisis when she exposes a magician's method of changing lead into gold. Dick Gautier plays magician Cagliostro.
The Man Who Wouldn't Tell" - When a janitor discovers the key ingredient for an experimental explosives formula he is pursued by those who would use it for evil. Guest Stars Phillip Michael Thomas of Miami Vice fame.
"The Murderous Missile" - Wonder Woman must stop the hi-jacking of an experimental thought-controlled missile, but she is continuously delayed by a small-town sheriff.
In all you get 22 Episodes which includes the 90 minute 2nd season opening episode. yes Wonder Woman is pure Cheese but it's darn fun cheese If I do say so myself. Carter always gave it 100% and she's still the person who any new Wonder Woman will be measured against. The set has only one extra which is a new documentary featuring interviews with Carter, as well as comic artist Alex Ross.