The New Original Wonder Woman: American war hero Steve Trevor is downed over the Bermuda Triangle and lands on “Paradise Island”, home of the Amazons. The Amazons hold a contest and choose a champion among them – Wonder Woman – who will return with Steve Trevor to America and remain there to fight the Nazi threat. In the pilot episode, there is a Nazi plan to destroy a new bomb site to ruin America’s war effort. The Nazis have a mole in Steve’s office who is sabotaging him, and only Wonder Woman can stop this catastrophe.
Season 1 Episode 1
about the show
Wonder Woman (based on the 1940’s comic strip created by Charles Moulton) actually took quite awhile to become a series.
In March 1974 Cathy Lee Crosby appeared (looking nothing like Wonder Woman as we know here) in a TV Movie, then the following year Lynda Carter starred in another TV Movie, this led to a short run series on ABC called The New Original Wonder Woman, this series retained the 1940’s setting with Wonder Woman (aka Diana Prince) doing her best to defeat all manner of evils (mainly the Nazi’s in the ABC series).
In 1977 the show then moved to the CBS network and some major changes. The action had now moved to the present day although continuity had been maintained (Wonder Woman aged at a much slower rate than mere mortals) and she was working with Steve Trevor’s son Steve Trevor Jnr.
The duo worked for the Inter Agency Defense Command (IADC for short). The agency also had a super computer called IRA.
LYNDA CARTER as Wonder Woman/Diana Prince
LYLE WAGGONER as Major Steve Trevor(Jr)
RICHARD EASTHAM as General Blankenship
BEATRICE COLEN as Corporal Etta Candy
NORMAN BURTON as Joe Atkinson
SAUNDRA SHARP as Eve
TOM KRATOCHZIL as Voice of IRA (the computer)
ABC – CBS | 1976-79