Wonder Woman

Season 1 Episode 9

Judgment from Outer Space (1)

Aired Unknown Jan 15, 1977 on CBS

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  • Easily best of the WW2 eps

    Judgement from Outer Space Tim O'Connor of course will always be remembered as Dr Hewer from 'Buck Rogers in the 25th Century', a show that in many ways succeeded WW in it's slot (wouldn't Erin Gray have made a great WW?). The first acknowledgement that aliens exist in this universe and are concerned by our development of atomic power amongst other advancements, much like 'The Day the Earth Stood Still' as indeed is the eclipse and the whole ep. We see WW not only overcome by gas again but actually needing medical treatment afterwards, seems odd to see her requiring a hospital. We have the skirt and the cape again. For once it's not a question of USA all the way with WW disagreeing with Steve Trevor and the policy of the US towards the alien visitor. Steve actually pulls rank on Yeoman Prince for the one and only time, obviously agreeing with her yet bound to obey his orders. One remarkable thing is that when WW tells Andros that the Allies are the good guys he counters with the fate of Japanese-Americans who were interned and their property seized after Pearl Harbour. It's a remarkable moment in such a generally lightweight, flagwaving show and was one of the first TV series to address the issue. It will recur in later seasons, Magnum PI also covering the same ground in the early 80s. It's maybe a shame that Andros didn't get to meet Stalin as he wished to. Oddly WW never fights the Japanese or Italians, she just combats the Nazis. Samuel Johnson and Socrates both quoted.
    8/10 much better