"Super Spy" Version Of Wonder Woman Coming To DVD

Shaft co-writer and Star Trek TV director John D.F. Black was the man behind 1974’s Wonder Woman TV pilot, a rather different take than the subsequent Linda Carter series. I’ve never seen his version, starring the sometime Tennis pro Cathy Lee Crosby, but I know it by reputation and caught the odd clip.

So I’m certainly curious to see the new Warner Archive DVD release. They’ve just sprung the announcement on us at this late stage – the disc is out next Tuesday.

Here’s the good bit of their press release:

Before Lynda Carter took the heroine back to World War 2 for her “New, Original” incarnation in 1975, statuesque tennis pro-turned-performer Cathy Lee Crosby swung the magic lasso in a very different TV incarnation of Wonder Woman… seemingly influenced by her recent turn as a mod, cat-suited crime-fighter in the pages of her DC Comics home, this Amazon Princess was more superspy than superhero.

Still, many of the expected wondrous elements from bracelets and lassos to Paradise Island and invisible jets all make an appearance, albeit with a sleek, seventies espionage super-action refit. Three years before taking up residence on Fantasy Island, Ricardo Montalban plays laconic lothario Abner Smith, who lurks at the top of the conspiracy to make off with ultra-secret code books – leading Agent Prince to discover an Amazon sister-in-exile (Anitra Ford).

The disc will be available from Amazon and Warner Archive from the 11th, only Amazon will ship internationally.

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