It took a few tries before Wonder Woman made the successful leap from comic book to television screen. But once Lynda Carter donned the patriotic (and skintight) Lycra suit of this Amazonian princess, loyal fans of this 70 prime-time series arrived in droves to admire, ogle and cheer, each and every week.
After a failed pilot starring Cathy Lee Crosby in the title role, another pilot was released with Carter as the lead and more attention paid to the original comic book backstory. In that pilot, we meet WWII pilot Steve Trevor who crash lands on Paradise Island in the Bermuda Triangle. The island is populated by beautiful, immortal Amazons whose main power comes from the magical mineral “Feminum” that gives extraordinary powers.
The queen’s daughter, Diana, nurses the pilot back to health and chooses to be the one who returns him to his world. Diana, a.k.a. Wonder Woman, leaves Paradise for the war-torn United States, where she takes a job as Trevor’s secretary and uses the name Diana Prince as an alias. She also wears her hair in a bun and wears thick-rimmed glasses, ensuring that no one can recognize her.
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