|Lynda Carter and stuntman Bob Yerkes during the filming of "The New Original Wonder Woman" in 1975.|
|Queen Hippolyta, played by Cloris Leachman, kissing Diana, played by Lynda Carter (Courtesy ABC).|
|Diana turning into Wonder Woman ultimately included a big flash (Courtesy CBS).|
|Lynda during the filming of "Wonder Woman."|
|While there were stuntwomen, the role of Wonder Woman required a lot of physicalities (courtesy CBS).|
|An ad for the original television movie of "Wonder Woman," which starred Cathy Lee Crosby as the titular character.|
|Lynda with "Xena: Warrior Princess" star Lucy Lawless.|
|The pilot showed Wonder Woman's origins on Paradise Island (courtesy ABC).|
|Lynda with Jenny McCarthy.|
|The stuntwomen got a real workout on "Wonder Woman" (courtesy CBS).|
The pilot succeeded, i.e., it got good ratings and critics tended to like it. The audience liked the concept, the theme song was snappy, and in particular, everyone loved Lynda Carter as Wonder Woman.
|The "Golden Lasso of Truth" was probably something a lot of women would like to have (courtesy CBS).|
Wonder Woman is given several special "weapons" and talents. These include her signature bullet-deflecting bracelets, her invisible plane, her "golden lasso of truth," and her ability to impersonate voices. She also displays other "talents" at times, such as being able to communicate telepathically with dolphins. Everything apparently stems from her magic belt, without which she has only normal human abilities.
|Wonder Woman deflected bullets with her bracelets (Courtesy ABC).|
Lynda did some of her own stunts on "Wonder Woman." The most notorious instance was when Wonder Woman dangles from a helicopter as it takes off.
|The famous helicopter stunt, with Lynda herself (courtesy CBS).|
|Lynda ran in many episodes, and as a bonus, we get some good scenes of mid-70s Los Angeles (courtesy CBS).|
|The television series "Wonder Woman" is available in various packages, including the individual seasons and a "Wonder Woman: The Complete Collection" DVD Box Set.|
|Some of Wonder Woman's accessories were a hoot, including the football helmet with imperial crest (courtesy CBS).|
While it only lasted for three seasons, "Wonder Woman" created an enduring impression. In fact, DC Comics later produced an entirely new series of Wonder Woman comic books set in the Lynda Carter "universe" of Wonder Woman. It is a rare instance of a television adaptation influencing the source material - sort of.
|"Wonder Woman" kept the violence in check most of the time, but Lynda did have to strong-arm some thugs from time to time (courtesy CBS).|
Lynda has had action figures made of her as Wonder Woman, including a limited-edition set issued by DC Direct. It is an impressive piece, standing 13 inches tall.
|Lynda played a secretary as a cover for her Wonder Woman activities.|
|Wonder Woman in action (Courtesy CBS).|
|Lynda Carter knew how to give penetrating glances (courtesy ABC).|
|Lynda behind the scenes in her first-season costume (courtesy ABC).|
|Lynda had no trouble facing down the bad guys (courtesy CBS).|
|The best episodes were those in which Wonder Woman showed off a new outfit (courtesy CBS).|
|Wonder Woman getting a bit bored with a bad guy (courtesy CBS).|
I really wanted substance in my life. I had a large body of work already, and I didn't really have a lot of substance in my life.... Now I really... things are good.
|Among other things, Lynda gifted the "Wonder Woman" crew with "Wonder Crew" satin jackets.|
|Lynda showing some emotion as Wonder Woman (courtesy CBS).|
|Lynda with the newest Wonder Woman, Gal Gadot.|
Lynda works with charities such as the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, which addresses breast cancer.
Lynda Carter continues to give performances, such as one at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. on 17 March 2018. She shows no signs of slowing down because... she's Wonder Woman!