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Wonder Woman-Spaced Out

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1979

Who’s in this?

The regulars-

Lynda Carter as Dianna/Prince and Wonder Woman. Most known well for this show.

Lyle Waggoner as Steve Trevor, Dianna’s boss at the IADC. Most know for this this show and for being on the Carol Burnett show.

Renee Auberjonois as Kimball a thief hired to steal some crystals for a laser. Long time character actor known known most for being on Benson and ST-Deep Space Nine.

Stephen Anderson as Slyvester, organizaer of the sci-fi convention in this episode and he knows Dianna throw his father. He also unwittingly get tied up with the stolen crystals. He was early in his career at this poitn, but is still acting and has over 80 credits incluing Halloween 5, NYPD Bue, Boston Legal and more.

Paul L. Smith as Rohan a criminal sort who is supposed to get the crystals from Kimball, but suspects he is being double crossed. The late Paul Smith was Bluto in the Popeye movie, a prison guard in Midnight Express as well being in Dune, Red Sonja and others.

Three people of note in small roles-

Peter Marc Jacobson plays Brad who is dressed as a runner from Logan’s Run and has like two lines. Was married to Fran Drescher for 11  years. Has worked as a director and producer on numerous shows including of course the Nanny. I hated that show, but important to mention him since he did go on to do something successful.

David S Cass Sr as Lothar the Barbarian. Cass began as an extra, but soon became a long time stunt man. He has over 80 acting credits and over 70 stunt credits. In more recent years he has worked as a director.

Robby Short was uncredited as Robby the robot, he also worked as one of the Flash costum designers on the 1990 Flash show.

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The Black Avenger and some star covered woman.

 

What’s this about?

This slick thief Kimball steals these crystals out of a telescope, but an alarm goes off boopaboopaboopa. He sticks them in a crate going to a convention to avoid being caught with them and then makes note of where it is heading to. This big dude named Rohan that looks like he has been sucking on pickles show up and asks Kimball where the crystal thingies are because he was supposed to get them from the thief. Kimball tell pickle puss what happened and says he sent the crystals in a crate and he’ll them soon a rooney. Turns out the dude getting the crate with the crystals is ….

A-using the crystals for a sci-fi convention exhibit.

B-an aquaintence of Dianna Prince ( Wonder Woman)

C-a real dork (his name is Sylvester)

Dianna Prince is sent after the crystals and as Wonder Woman she pursues Kimball, but he eludes her. Eventually Kimball, Diana/Wonder Woman and Rohan plus his goons all converge on a sci-fi convention. They show some brief footage taken from a real sci-fi convention and includes people dressed  various Star Wars costumes which makes sense since that was the hot thing when this was filmed in 1978 (episode was shown in very early 1979). Okay now when we go this episode’s sci-fi convention there are no people in Star Wars or Star Trek costumes, not even any stragglers in Space 1999 uniforms. No sir this convention is from an alternate world where Logan’s Run is the cream of the crop for sci-fi (!). So out of the 30 or so attendees shown maybe 6-7 are in Logan’s Run costumes while everyone else is wearing generic costumes. Oh and I only saw one kid there, the average age for everyone else is like 25. Still the convention is definitely the star of this show. Kimball disguieses himself as the Black Avenger a super hero star while he tries to get the crystals and Wonder Woman and Rhan and his thugs are all at the convention. Eventually Wonder Woman and Kimball team up to keep Rohan from killing Sylvester all while Robby the robot (yay) hosts the costume contest. Rohan and his brutes are arrestes, the crystals are recovered but Kimball escapes. Roll the TV credits.

The negatives? Maybe it would have been cool to see some Star Wars and Star Trek clad convention goers in the show, but I am guessing they didn’t have permission for that.

The positives? A good guest cast with some solid character actors. Logan’s Run costumes rock. The convention was a low budget version, but it was still fun. The costume costest was likable enough. Robby the robot was awesome as always.

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Robby the Robot and some woman in a disco outfit holding what looks like a cross between a laser gun and a lamp.

One response to “Wonder Woman-Spaced Out

  1. Pingback: Wonder Woman re-visited | Lasers, monsters and barbarians oh, my!

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