Wonder Woman

Season 2 Episode 15

Diana's Disappearing Act

Aired Unknown Feb 03, 1978 on CBS
out of 10
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Episode Summary

Wonder Woman saves the world from an oil crisis when she exposes a magician's method of changing lead into gold.

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  • Hardly magic

    Diana's disappearing act

    Ed Belgley Jnr enters as Harold Farnum. Well at least it's someone else to be knocked out, means Steve doesn't have to be the stooge all the time. This ep deals with the price of oil which was a real problem for the West during the energy crisis in the 70s. Lot's of stage magic and it seems that WW has dealt with the villains family 200-300 years before. So did they come to Paradise Island or has WW had adventures in the outside world before WW2? Morganna Le Fay's name is derived from Arthurian legend and maybe might be King Arthur's sister with whom he had his son, Mordred.

    If you'll pardon the expression they missed a trick with the ending, they should have had WW defeat the villains on stage then turn to a baffled audience and go 'Ta-daaaa' like the classic magician's assistant.

    5/10, not great

  • An interesting storyline ruined by bad acting

    I classified this episode above average because the plot is much better than most other episodes in Season 2. Unfortunately the rating is lowered by some very bad acting from the guest stars. Starting with the mimes and continuing with Diana's new and annoying blond friend and with the helpers of Count Cagliostro and the Nobel Price winner metallurgic professor the story loses strenght. It feels as if these actors are just out of their theatre experience and they cannot adapt to acting for TV. Memorable is the scene between the professor and Cagliosto, where the professor is yelling in a theatre-like manner. Painful is instead the scene where the Cagliostro vertically-challenged helper comes out of a box and laugh for what it feels like an infinite amount of time.

    Too bad, this episode had a great story and it deserved great acting.moreless
Lyle Waggoner

Lyle Waggoner

Major Steve Trevor/Colonel Steve Trevor, Jr.

Lynda Carter

Lynda Carter

Princess Diana/(Yeoman) Diana Prince/Wonder Woman

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