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Wonder Woman: The Complete Third Season (1978)

2 1/2 Stars (out of 4)

She's a Wonder

By Jeffrey M. Anderson

Buy Wonder Woman: The Complete Third Season on DVD.

This final season of "Wonder Woman" showed Lynda Carter growing comfortable with the role of Diana Prince and superhero Wonder Woman, performing small bits of comedic business here and there as if to amuse herself. She's positively striking in this role, tall, athletic and beautiful, even though we know from the recent documentary Double Dare that she used a stuntwoman. It's still a superb performance, and it brings a great deal of humanity to an otherwise routine superhero outing. Lyle Waggoner gamely plays her love interest, Steve Trevor, though he's constantly overshadowed and outclassed by his stunning co-star.

DVD Details: Warner Home Video's box set comes with four, two-sided discs, containing 24 hour-long episodes. Ms. Carter provides a commentary track for the first episode, and the set includes a new documentary: Wonder Woman: The Ultimate Feminist Icon, interviewing Ms. Carter and several women authors and/or experts. A bonus disc in a cardboard sleeve contains an episode of "Shazam!" (1974-76).

Starring: Lynda Carter, Lyle Waggoner
Developed by: Stanley Ralph Ross, based on characters created by William Moulton Marston
Produced by: Charles Fitzsimons
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 1137 minutes total, 60 minutes each
Date: June 29, 2005

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