Español: “Las Nuevas Aventuras de la Mujer Maravilla”
[ "The New Adventures of Wonder Woman" ].
Italiano: "Wonder Woman" ["Wonder Woman"].
Français: "Wonder Woman - Deuxieme Saison" ["Wonder Woman - Second Season"].
Deustch: "Wonder Woman" ["Wonder Woman"].
"Wonder Woman - Tredje Sæson" ["Wonder Woman - Second Season"].
"As Novas Aventuras da Mulher Maravilha" ["The New Adventures of Wonder Woman"].
Greek : [ "Wonder Woman - Third Season" ].
Japanese : " [ Romanji ]
"Akai senpuu Wonder Woman" ["Red Whirlwind Wonder Woman"].
Chinese : ["Wonder Woman - Third Season"].
Korean : ["Wonder Woman - Third Season"].
The ABC series was far behind, and a third year was already on the run, the second one on CBS. The first year on the network showed a lot of changes. Most notably the costume and a more "serious" portrayal of Wonder Woman, something that would be more notorious as episodes went by, specially after some new changes by the middle of the season applied.
After Normann Burton's departure, we've seen oftenly Saundra Sharp playing Eve, sort of a Steve's assistant at the IADC. But she disappeared by the end of the season. The third season maintained most of these changes with some brief "modifications".
First of all Diana Prince's look. We rarely see her wearing glasses except for occasional sunglasses. By the other side we see her many times with her hair loose and there was nothing to conceal her alter-ego persona of Wonder Woman. By the other side, there were not so many occasions where Steve could meet Wonder Woman.
The Amazon Princess portrayal was meaner than ever, and, understand this term under the conception of the time. We should agree it's not the same a "meaner approach" of the seventies than the one of the nineties. Anyway, it was not the same portrayal of the ABC years, not even that of the first episodes of the second season.
Wonder Woman's hair was also different, it was just plain and loose in comparison with the second season where it seemed she was wearing a wig. There was no further mention of Paradise Island, the Queen or the Invisible Plane. Occasionally we see her in her diving suit, but this time used for different situations like riding a bike or skateboarding. Her foes this time were somehow different including aliens, time travelers, ecologists, black-mailers and saboteurs.
In the last episode of the season (in production order), "The Man Who COULD NOT DIE", we see Diana Prince bidding farewell to Steve Trevor, moving to the L.A. office of the IADC and working under the orders of a new boss named Dale Hawthorn (JOHN DURREN).
This season had 24 episodes instead of the regular 22, and undoubtedly this episode marked a new beginning. Maybe it was a potential new beginning for a third season on the CBS. Unfortunately it never saw the light and Wonder Woman went back to Paradise Island for retirement.
Two decades later she's once again ready to leave the one-dimensional vignettes of the comics to see the light in a bigger budget project. Will the new Wonder Woman be able to make us forget the sempiternal image of Lynda Carter's portrayal?
Number of Episodes: 24 episodes.
Broadcast Network: CBS.
Supplier: Warner Bros. Television. Running Time: 60 minutes.
Third Season Premiere: Friday, September 22, 1978. Third Season Last Episode: Monday, September 24, 1979.
Regular Time slot/s: Fridays 8:00-9:00 P.M.
Ranking: Not ranked in the year’s top 20 series.
• Lynda Carter [ Diana Prince / Wonder Woman ]. • Lyle Waggoner [ Steve Trevor Jr. ]. CHECK BELOW for cast credits on each individual episode.
Executive Producer: Douglas S. Cramer.
Supervising Producer: Charles B. Fitzsimons / Bruce Landsbury.
Producer: Mark Rodgers. Associate Producer: John Gaynor. Based on characters created by: Charles Moulton. Developed For Television by: Stanley Ralph Ross.
Music by: Johnny Harris / Robert Prince / Roland O. Ragland / Richard LaSalle / Angela Morley.
Costumes designed by: Donfeld.
Directors of Photography: Robert Hoffman / Bri Murphy.
Executive Story Consultant: Anne Collins.
Unit Production Managers: Robert Anderson / John Burrows.
Assistant Directors: Kurt Baker / Nat Holt / Roger Slager / Craig Beaudine / Victor Hsu / Kelly Manners / Morry Marks / Jon Paré.
Special Effects: Robert L. Peterson.
Stunt Coordinators: Ron Stein.
Art Directors: Phil Barber / Patricia Van Ryker.
Set Decorators: Ed Baer / Sal Blydenburgh / James Hassinger / Chris Westlund.
Film Editors: Richard L. Van Enger, A.C.E. / Dick Wormell, A.C.E. / Tony Radecki / Phil Tucker / John E. Caylor, A.C.E.
Sound: Richard Raguse.
Music Editor: Jay Alfred Smith.
Sound Effects: Ron Tinsley / Alex Bamattre / Buzz Cooper / Al Cavigga, M.P.S.E. / Edwin Scheid, M.P.S.E. / Hy Friedman / Ron Tinsley / Richard Taylor / Gary Vaughn.
Assistants to the Executive Producers: James Lansbury / Medora Heilbron. Make-Up: Karl Silvera / Edward Ternes / John Elliott. Hair Stylist: Cheri Ruff.
Property: Doug Forsmith / Jack E. Ackerman / Joe Falcetti.
Song “Wonder Woman”: Song “Wonder Woman”: Music by Charles Fox. Lyrics by Norman Gimbel.
Casting: The Ellison-Gartzman Company. Diana Prince and Guest Star costumes by: Lennie Barin.
Lyle Waggoner’s wardrobe custom designed and furni-shed by: Botany 500.
Consideration for appearances of automobiles furnished by: Mercedes Benz of North America and American Motors Corp.
Location Sites Courtesy of: Rockwell International - Rockedyne Division.
Copyright © 1978-79 D.C. Comics Inc. - Warner Bros. television. All Rights Reserved. Filmed at the Burbank Studios, Burbank, California. Produced by Douglas S. Cramer Productions in association with Bruce Landsbury Productions, Ltd. and Warner Bros. Television.
The action is also set in present time like in the second season.
Diana Prince [LYNDA CARTER] is the top agent of the Inter Agency Defence Command [IADC] and works under the orders of Steve Trevor Jr. [LYLE WAGGONER] who is her boss now. We rarely see him going out on missions. When danger calls Diana quickly spins into Wonder Woman ready for action!
As usual they count with the help of the super computer known as IRAC [Internal Retrieval Associative Computer], the only one who knows Diana's real identity, and oftenly assisted by the Rover. By the end of the season, Diana is transferred to the IADC office in the city of Los Angeles where she'll be working under the orders of her new boss Dale Hawthorn [JOHN DURREN] and we no longer see Steve Trevor.
The episodes are listed according to the original air date order. CLICK ON EPISODE TITLE for individual credits and details.
24x49 (50 minutes / unedited) / 60 minutes each on commercial television. VHS:
Available on commercial VHS format on a collector's edition series released by Columbia House Video. DVD:
Available on commercial DVD format in the 4-DVD box-set "WONDER WOMAN: THE COMPLETE THIRD SEASON". INFO:
"THE NEW ADVENTURES OF WONDER WOMAN" returns for a second and last season on CBS, and the third for the series, even expanding to the beginning of season 1979-1980. AUDIO:
"WONDER WOMAN THEME" from the opening credits.
"WONDER WOMAN THEME" from the end credits. VIDEO:
"THE NEW ADVENTURES OF WONDER WOMAN" opening credits.
"WONDER WOMAN - THE COMPLETE THIRD SEASON" commercial spot for the DVD release. TRIVIA:
This is the series final season and we last see Diana Prince, Wonder Woman and Steve Trevor.
By the end of the season we last see Steve Trevor and Diana moves to the IADC LA office working for a new boss. This particular episode, "The Man Who COULD NOT DIE", was shown at the beginning of season 1979-1980 as a potential fourth season which never materialized.
This final season has 24 episodes, two more than the former season.
This season has two double episodes, one more than the previous season.
"MY TEENAGE IDOL IS MISSING", which was the third episode produced, wasn't suppose to be the first episode of the season, it was "MY DEADLY STING", according to production order. But they were shown in reverse order, the first as the third and the third as the first one.
ED BEGLEY JR. returns playing Harold Farnum in another episode.
In "AMAZON HOT WAX" Lynda plays a singer and performs some of the tracks of her "PORTRAIT" album.
For the first time Diana's true identity is discovered in the two-part episode "THE BOY WHO KNEW HER SECRET".
Many episodes from this season were shown in different order, according to that of production order. SKILLS STATS:
SPINS: Wonder Woman spins 22 times during the second season.
LASSO: Wonder Woman uses her lasso 10 times during the second season.
BRACELETS: Wonder Woman uses her bracelets 14 times during the second season.
JUMPS: Wonder Woman jumps 27 times during the second season.
THROWN BADDIES: Wonder Woman throws 19 baddies during the second season.
MISCELLANEOUS SKILLS: Climbs building, kicks open door of shack, bends gun, throws double yoke, breaks lock, catches man with fishing rod, throws bomb high into the air, holds back car, uses bracelets to cut glass, tosses tiara, bends gun, deflects fire extinguisher and metal block, pulls metal grating off vent, throws flare, pulls waterpipe from wall, throws surfboard, destroys gun, punches through chair, bends towel rail, punches through door, bends the end of a rifle, kicks door off its hinges.
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