Wonder Woman

Season 1 Episode 7

The Pluto File

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Aired Unknown Dec 25, 1976 on CBS
7.6
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Wonder Woman has her hands full when an Irish mercenary named Fallon steals an American-developed device that can control or eliminate earthquakes. To make matters worse, Fallon is also a carrier of the Bubonic Plague and, as such, threatens America on two levels.

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  • An improvement

    5.0
    The Pluto File

    Interesting title, Pluto the Roman god of the underworld and also giving it's name to the 9th planet and one of the radioactive elements on which nuclear energy and weapons is based. Also a genuine WW2 term for a system used to supply oil for the D-day landings (Pipe Line Under The Ocean). The Falcon, an Irishman acting as an agent for the Germans is also historically accurate, Irish nationalism/republicanism not only supporting the Axis in WW2 but sheltering Nazi war criminals in the Irish Free State afterwards. This ep features the Manhattan Project (the US Atomic Bomb programme) and the ability to cause earthquakes which recur in a later ep as will biological warfare, all big concerns in the 1970s. We also see Diana demonstrate her brains as well as her beauty, impressing the atomic scientist.

    5/10 not bad, improvement on the last few eps

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  • Standard WW good fun.

    6.3
    Here's an interesting multi-layered conflict: Villain is stealing file that has info on how to make earthquakes - But why stop there!? Unbeknownst to the villain, let's have him carry the Bubonic Plague virus, too! Call it bizarre, but you can't say you saw that coming. Robert Reed does some nice character acting in the role of the "Falcon." The plot clips along swiftly for the first half of the episode with the plague storyline just as intersting as the Pluto File itself. The second half of the episode becomes very tedious with the reactor core being threatened, etc. Lynda Carter is being directed to move and speak a bit quicker in the more suspenseful scenes which starts to help the pacing out on some of the remaining episodes of season one. I wish the same could be said for Beatrice Colen who seems to have been directed to drive every scene she's ever in to a screeching halt - this episode is just an example. Carter's Wonder Woman time on-screen starts to increase as well. No objections. A nice, but somewhat boring episode here.moreless
Lyle Waggoner

Lyle Waggoner

Major Steve Trevor/Colonel Steve Trevor, Jr.

Lynda Carter

Lynda Carter

Princess Diana/(Yeoman) Diana Prince/Wonder Woman

Beatrice Colen

Beatrice Colen

Private Etta Candy (1976-1977)

Richard Eastham

Richard Eastham

General Philip Blankenship (1976-1977)

Robert Reed

Robert Reed

The Falcon

Guest Star

Hayden Rorke

Hayden Rorke

Professor Warren

Guest Star

Albert Stratton

Albert Stratton

Charles Benson

Guest Star

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (2)

    • Goof: When Wonder Woman stops the assassination attempt on Prof. Warren, she crashes out of the window. For some reason, the guard outside the room doesn't even come in to check what all the noise is for.

    • In the first change sequence featured, Diana is in a hospital room, and hears (super hearing?) a gun click across the street. She looks out the window and sees the gunman, and does a fast spin in full view of the same window! Not only that, but who would take 30 seconds to sight up the target if the trigger is cocked?

  • QUOTES (1)

    • Diana: (to Prof. Warren) You have discovered the hope of the ancients. Since time began, man has sought that knowledge... the knowledge to still the Earth's tremors... or to cause them to quake with the energy of the sun.

  • NOTES (1)

    • Some scenes in "The Pluto File" are set in the Walter Reed Hospital in Los Angeles. Lynda Carter herself used to visit that hospital with Bob Hope as part of the Miss USA promotional tour.

  • ALLUSIONS (0)

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