It may have only lasted for four short seasons, but in those years, Lynda Carter and the people behind Wonder Woman inspired an entire generation of young women (and more than a few young men) who went on with their lives with a little more self-confidence and a little more willingness to kick some butt when the occasion called for it. This little channel-swapping show has made quite a name for itself in the decades since its original run, so there may be more to the mythos than you are aware.
1. Lynda Carter Was TV’s Third ‘Wonder Woman’
While Carter took her bow in 1975, studio executives has tried to get Wonder Woman on TV twice before. First, in 1967, a pilot for Who’s Afraid of Diana Prince? was written (starring Linda Harrison) in an attempt to capitalize on Adam Wests’ Batman; unfortunately — or fortunately, depending on how you look at it — the show never made it past the pilot phase. Wonder Woman number two was a made for TV movie featuring WW in name only. She didn’t rock the uniform, she didn’t have super powers (weak), and worst of all she was blonde (Cathy Lee Crosby, no less). The DC Comics writers are charitable, though, and they adopted the blonde Wonder Woman for a brief cameo in the Infinite Crisis, in which she is the Wonder Woman of an alternate dimension.
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