Wonder Woman, 1974-style I had heard of this decades ago, but never saw it till now (thanks to YouTube). Tennis pro and later That’s Incredible! host Cathy Lee Crosby as Diana, a.k.a. Wonder Woman, Strange Report’s Kaz Garas as Steve Trevor, and Ricardo Montalbán as the villain, Mr Smith. It was a successful pilot, and probably more feminist than the later incarnation, but the network went back to the drawing board and gave us the Lynda Carter WWII version.
Meanwhile, in Phuket Saruman meets Simon Templar. Or was that Dracula and Lord Sinclair?
The Taking of Pelham One Two Three I love this ﬁlm. Robert Shaw was one of the best villains ever. And it’s probably Walter Matthau’s best performance. The score was amazing. Shows you don’t need explosions every second to make a thriller. Shame they keep remaking it—both the Edward James Olmos and the John Travolta ones struggle by comparison.