Wonder Woman

Season 2 Episode 3

The Man Who Could Move the World

Aired Unknown Sep 30, 1977 on CBS
out of 10
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Episode Summary

Wonder Woman is pitted against the awesome telekenetic powers of a Japanese man who was interned during World War 2 and has been planning revenge for 35 years.

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  • Ghosts of WW2

    The Man who could move the World

    Once again the series returns to the subject of the internment Japanese Americans during WW2, a brave move to do at the time. Interesting scene where we see WW looking at a collection of her own memorabilia dating from the 40s. Here we see WW depowered once more but by her own choice, removing her bracelets and belt to face her foe. A very very strange mind control fetish film on Youtube based on this clip with WW controlled by Ishida, the opening sequence makes it look like WW is doing the dance from 'Thriller' . Allegedly there's a goof during this ep where you can actually glimpse one of Lynda Carter's stunt doubles in the background with WW in the foreground but I've never been able to spot it during numerous rewatches. One thing that is obvious though is that when we see WW in the WW2 flashback she's wearing her 1970s era costume. Of course maybe she changed it before the end of WW2 so it's not necessarily an anachronism.

    Here we have a sympathetic villain rather than the usual 2-D baddie and the series is probably better for it. 6/10

  • Standard episode with some nice acting.

    Fair number of creepy moments in this somewhat cliché episode. The run-away jeep sequence is about an hour too long, but provides us with a couple of great shots of Lyle's stunt double. The ghost town shots are always a treat in any tv drama; we get our tumbleweeds and dusty barber shop signs, etc. Good stuff. This episode features Lynda very much taking control of her confidence as an actress. From this episode on, she truly is Wonder Woman (not Wonder Young Woman). She seems to really command her screen time, which helps the show stay compelling for the next couple of years.moreless
Lyle Waggoner

Lyle Waggoner

Major Steve Trevor/Colonel Steve Trevor, Jr.

Lynda Carter

Lynda Carter

Princess Diana/(Yeoman) Diana Prince/Wonder Woman

Norman Burton

Norman Burton

Joe Atkinson (1977-1979)

Yuki Shimoda

Yuki Shimoda


Guest Star

Lew Ayres

Lew Ayres

Dr. Theodore Wilson

Guest Star

James Hong

James Hong


Guest Star

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (5)

    • Ishida has a copy of the Tempo magazine which was first featured in the previous episode, "Anschluss '77".

    • Goof: When Steve leaves his office to go and supposedly meet Wonder Woman in New Mexico, he takes the letter she left in his office with him. However, in the next scene in the IADC, we see Joe give the letter to Diana.

    • Goof: The flashbacks to the 1940's show Wonder Woman in her 1970's costume instead of her old 1940's version.

    • The items found by Wonder Woman at the shrine (puzzle, magazines and posters) were not just props but items that were sold to the public during the show's years on the TV.

    • Each time Diana transforms into Wonder Woman in this episode, the flash of light isn't bright enough and you can see that the film is spliced together.

  • QUOTES (1)

  • NOTES (1)

    • When the series was broadcast in the United Kingdom, the first season wasn't originally shown, and this episode served as Wonder Woman's U.K. debut. (The U.K. running order often varied from the original broadcast order, and bizarrely, "The Return Of Wonder Woman," which gave the origins for the revamped series, wasn't shown until quite late on in the U.K.'s run!)


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