Get Carter: Warner To Release Original Wonder Woman Series Complete Collection Blu-ray

Warner Brothers Home Video has begun firing up the hype-machine in anticipation of the (oh so very tentative) upcoming October theatrical release date for Wonder Woman 1984: first with the September publication of a DC movie tie-in comic (covered here at The Movie Sleuth last week) and now, Wonder Woman: The Complete Collection is set for a July 28 launch on Blu-ray.

All 59 episodes of the Lynda Carter-starring show (including its 1975 tv-pilot) will be available on the new 10-disc set.

The iconic tv-series, which ran from 1977-79, started its first season hewing fairly close to the original William Moulton Marston (also a psychologist, proto-feminist, and early developer of the polygraph machine) comic book, with its WW ll setting and use of characters like Steve Trevor (played by Lyle Waggoner) and Etta Candy. However, after Season 1 - and a network-switch from ABC to CBS - the show did an abrupt time-jump (similar to what Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman 1984 sequel is doing) to the then-modern ‘70s, as a way to avoid a costly “period-piece” production. Only Carter and Waggoner (this time around playing Trevor’s son, Steve Trevor Jr.) returned for the remaining two seasons.

Audio commentary by the still-amazing Amazon, Lynda Carter (Super Troopers, CW’s Supergirl series) is provided for the original tv-pilot, as well as the “My Teen Idol is Missing” episode (with then-teen-idol/future meth-head Leif Garrett in the title-role), along with exec producer Douglas S. Cramer.

The Blu-ray set will also include the featurettes:

- Wonder Woman: The Ultimate Feminist Icon

- Revolutionizing a Classic: From Comic Book to Television

- Beauty, Brawn, and Bracelets: A Wonder Woman Retrospective.

More to come over the next few months from Warner, DCEU, and the island of Themyscira, so brace(let) yourselves!