The Sorcerer’s Golden Trick – Part 1

Electra Woman & Dyna GirlReporters Lori and Judy are called away from their latest assignment, not for a bigger story, but to fight crime in their secret identities as Electra Woman and Dyna Girl. Helping them is Frank Heflin, a genius with gadgets and gizmos who keeps a watchful eye out for evildoers.

A criminal known as the Sorcerer has escaped from prison, using magic and sleight of hand as usual. He announces that his next goal is to steal all the gold in Fort Knox…and he has enlisted some beastly help to keep the two superheroines away from him.

written by Dick Robbins and Duane Poole
directed by Walter Miller
music not credited

Electra Woman & Dyna GirlCast: Deidre Hall (Lori / Electra Woman), Judy Strangis (Judy / Dyna Girl), Norman Alden (Frank Heflin), Michael Constantine (The Sorcerer), Susan Lanier (Miss Dazzle), Marvin Miller (Narrator)

Notes: Electra Woman & Dyna Girl was part of the original fall 1976 lineup of the Krofft Supershow, a weekly Saturday morning buffet of the kind of shows that only Sid and Marty Krofft could dream up. Each show aired one segment, usually around 12 minutes long including titles, within the hour-long show, and two-part stories such as every Electra Woman & Dyna Girl adventure would stretch out over two weeks. Syndication packages and DVD releases have made a habit of editing the two-part stories together as single 20+ minute long episodes.

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The Sorcerer’s Golden Trick – Part 2

Electra Woman & Dyna GirlThe Sorcerer has unfettered access to the riches contained within Fort Knox, while Electra Woman and Dyna Girl hatch a desperate scheme to prevent a hungry tiger from having unfettered access to them. Once free, they consult with Frank, who has developed a way for their wrist communicators to exert magnetic force…an ability that proves useless when the Sorcerer whips up a fierce electrical storm around them.

written by Dick Robbins and Duane Poole
directed by Walter Miller
music not credited

Electra Woman & Dyna GirlCast: Deidre Hall (Lori / Electra Woman), Judy Strangis (Judy / Dyna Girl), Norman Alden (Frank Heflin), Michael Constantine (The Sorcerer), Susan Lanier (Miss Dazzle), James Mock (Fort Knox Guard), Marvin Miller (Narrator)

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Glitter Rock – Part 1

Electra Woman & Dyna GirlThe insane glam rock criminal known as Glitter Rock plots to take over with his minion, Side Man. The key to his plan is a bejeweled key hanging from the neck of a young foreign king visiting the United States. The prince is spirited away while Lori and Judy consult with Frank and the crime scope. After they transform into Electra Woman and Dyna Girl, they must find the king before Glitter Rock plays his coda.

written by Dick Robbins and Duane Poole
directed by Chuck Liotta
music not credited

Electra Woman & Dyna GirlCast: Deidre Hall (Lori / Electra Woman), Judy Strangis (Judy / Dyna Girl), Norman Alden (Frank Heflin), John Mark Robinson (Glitter Rock), Jeff David (Side Man), Michael Blodgett (King Alex)

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Glitter Rock – Part 2

Electra Woman & Dyna GirlElectra Woman, Dyna Girl and King Alex escape from Glitter Rock’s trap, but they still haven’t recovered the jewel from the king’s key. Glitter Rock plans to use the rare gem to power a satellite that he will launch into orbit, broadcasting his mind-controlling rock ‘n’ roll to the entire world. After King Alex saves them from that mind control, Electra Woman and Dyna Girl fly the Electra Plane into the stratosphere to intercept the satellite.

written by Dick Robbins and Duane Poole
directed by Chuck Liotta
music not credited

Electra Woman & Dyna GirlCast: Deidre Hall (Lori / Electra Woman), Judy Strangis (Judy / Dyna Girl), Norman Alden (Frank Heflin), John Mark Robinson (Glitter Rock), Jeff David (Side Man), Michael Blodgett (King Alex)

Notes: The “satellite” is clearly a plastic model of an Apollo lunar lander; a similar model was used heavily in another Krofft series, Far-Out Space Nuts, which had aired the previous fall on CBS.

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The Empress Of Evil – Part 1

Electra Woman & Dyna GirlA cackling woman appears in the Electra-Base, telling Frank that she is the Empress of Evil, and she demands that he summon Electra Woman and Dyna Girl to stand before her. Not surprisingly, they decide to take on the Empress on their own terms, but before they can do so, Dyna Girl vanishes, kidnapped by the Empress and relieved of her wrist communicator. Electra Woman has to go it alone to save her, fully aware that she’s almost certainly walking into a trap.

written by Dick Robbins and Duane Poole
directed by Walter Miller
music not credited

Electra Woman & Dyna GirlCast: Deidre Hall (Lori / Electra Woman), Judy Strangis (Judy / Dyna Girl), Norman Alden (Frank Heflin), Claudette Nevins (The Empress), Jacquelyn Hyde (Lucretia)

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The Empress Of Evil – Part 2

Electra Woman & Dyna GirlWith Electra Woman and Dyna Girl out of the way, the Empress of Evil once again invades the Electra-Base, intent on doing away with Frank and the Crime Scope, which would allow her to embark on an unchecked crime spree. When Electra Woman finally frees herself and Dyna Girl from the Empress’ trap, the race is on to stop the Empress from carrying out her plans.

written by Dick Robbins and Duane Poole
directed by Walter Miller
music not credited

Electra Woman & Dyna GirlCast: Deidre Hall (Lori / Electra Woman), Judy Strangis (Judy / Dyna Girl), Norman Alden (Frank Heflin), Claudette Nevins (The Empress), Jacquelyn Hyde (Lucretia)

Notes: Claudette Nevins was also the voices of Judy Franklin and Nova in 1975’s animated series Return To The Planet Of The Apes, and guest starred in (among many others) M*A*S*H, Police Squad, Out Of This World, Lois & Clark, and JAG. Movie appearances included Star Trek: Insurrection and Sleeping With The Enemy.

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Ali Baba – Part 1

Electra Woman & Dyna GirlAs Electra Woman and Dyna Girl are covering an international gathering of influential scientists in their plain-clothes journalist alter egos, the diabolical criminal mastermind Ali Baba and his genie accomplice pluck an airplane out of the sky. That plane was carrying Professor Nabokov to the scientists’ conference, but Ali Baba wants the professor to hand over a formula that can change a person’s personality completely. When the two superheroines arrive to free the professor, Ali Baba uses the formula to turn Dyna Girl from Electra Woman’s greatest ally to her adversary.

written by Dick Robbins and Duane Poole
directed by Walter Miller
music not credited

Cast: Deidre Hall (Lori / Electra Woman), Judy Strangis (Judy / Dyna Girl), Norman Alden (Frank Heflin), Malachi Throne (Ali Baba), Sid Haig (The Genie), Ian Martin (Nabokov)

Electra Woman & Dyna GirlNotes: When you want flamboyant, exotic villainy, you want to cast Sid Haig. Perhaps best known for his stint as Dragos, the primary enemy of Jason Of Star Command, Haig has also appeared on Star Trek, Mission: Impossible, Batman, The Six Million Dollar Man, Buck Rogers In The 25th Century, Automan, and Sledge Hammer!, among countless others, with big screen roles in THX-1138, Diamonds Are Forever, Kill Bill Vol. 2, and more.

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Ali Baba – Part 2

Electra Woman & Dyna GirlUnder the control of Professor Nabokov’s formula, Dyna Girl leads Ali Baba and his genie to Electra Woman’s secret headquarters, freezing Frank in the process. Electra Woman and Professor Nabokov escape from Ali Baba’s hideout and return to base, where they free Frank but discover that Dyna Girl is still in league with Ali Baba. Nabokov frantically tries to devise an antidote to his own formula, even as Ali Baba and Dyna Girl plan to use that formula to turn Electra Woman to a life of crime.

written by Dick Robbins and Duane Poole
directed by Walter Miller
music not credited

Electra Woman & Dyna GirlCast: Deidre Hall (Lori / Electra Woman), Judy Strangis (Judy / Dyna Girl), Norman Alden (Frank Heflin), Malachi Throne (Ali Baba), Sid Haig (The Genie), Ian Martin (Nabokov), Marvin Miller (Narrator)

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Return Of The Sorcerer – Part 1

Electra Woman & Dyna GirlThe theft of a priceless antique clock by way of a hole in space and time alerts Electra Woman, Dyna Girl and Frank to the imminent reappearance of the Sorcerer. He makes known his intentions to steal foreign crown jewels on display at a local museum. Using Frank’s latest gadgets, they track the Sorcerer down to his hidden headquarters, only to be sucked into another dimension by the Sorcerer’s new weapon.

written by Dick Robbins and Duane Poole
directed by Walter Miller
music not credited

Electra Woman & Dyna GirlCast: Deidre Hall (Lori / Electra Woman), Judy Strangis (Judy / Dyna Girl), Norman Alden (Frank Heflin), Michael Constantine (The Sorcerer), Susan Lanier (Miss Dazzle), Marvin Miller (Narrator)

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Return Of The Sorcerer – Part 2

Electra Woman & Dyna GirlThe Sorcerer’s ability to pull things through the fourth dimension also gives him the ability to travel through time, extending his crime spree throughout history. His first stop? Leonardo da Vinci’s studio, where he steals the Mona Lisa itself. Electra Woman and Dyna Girl begin to work out how to escape from the fourth dimension, but can they travel back in time to end the Sorcerer’s criminal plans?

written by Dick Robbins and Duane Poole
directed by Walter Miller
music not credited

Electra Woman & Dyna GirlCast: Deidre Hall (Lori / Electra Woman), Judy Strangis (Judy / Dyna Girl), Norman Alden (Frank Heflin), Michael Constantine (The Sorcerer), Susan Lanier (Miss Dazzle), Billy Beck (Leonardo da Vinci), Marvin Miller (Narrator)

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The Pharaoh – Part 1

Electra Woman & Dyna GirlThe theft of an ancient Egyptian artifact from the city museum is but the first indication that a criminal genius who calls himself the Pharaoh is on the prowl. He already has a weapon at his disposal that temporarily paralyzes his victims, but the Pharaoh craves more than that. He means to resurrect a powerful force from the legends of ancient Egypt, but he lacks the incantation to summon it. Electra Woman and Dyna Girl are ready to fight to make sure it stays that way.

written by Greg Strangis
directed by Jack Regas
music not credited

Cast: Deidre Hall (Lori / Electra Woman), Judy Strangis (Judy / Dyna Girl), Norman Alden (Frank Heflin), Peter Mark Richman (The Pharaoh), Jane Elliot (Cleopatra), H.B. Haggerty (Museum Guard)

Electra Woman & Dyna GirlNotes: This was an early writing gig for Greg Strangis, who had also written an episode of Land Of The Lost for the Krofft brothers. He would go on to create the TV version of War Of The Worlds in the late 1980s, in addition to serving very briefly as one of several “creative consultants” during the troubled first season of Star Trek: The Next Generation. It probably didn’t hurt that he happened to be the nephew of Judy “Dyna Girl” Strangis. Guest star H.B. Haggerty would go on to appear in many a tough-guy role, including Tigerman on Buck Rogers In The 25th Century.

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The Pharaoh – Part 2

Electra Woman & Dyna GirlHaving summoned the electrical creature called Solaris, the Pharaoh leaves Electra Woman and Dyna Girl helpless as he sets about his reign of terror. Solaris drains any form of energy thrown at it, and the Pharaoh holds the entire city ransom to the creature’s thirst for electricity, heat and other forms of energy. Even the Electra Base is drained of power. Can Electra Woman, Dyna Girl and Frank defeat the Pharaoh and Solaris?

written by Greg Strangis
directed by Jack Regas
music not credited

Electra Woman & Dyna GirlCast: Deidre Hall (Lori / Electra Woman), Judy Strangis (Judy / Dyna Girl), Norman Alden (Frank Heflin), Peter Mark Richman (The Pharaoh), Jane Elliot (Cleopatra), Bruce Hoy (Mayor), H.B. Haggerty (Museum Guard)

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The Spider Lady – Part 1

Electra Woman & Dyna GirlThe embassy of the foreign country Baklava invites the press to view the Golden Spider, a priceless artifact from Baklava that has never before been on public display, and Lori and Judy are in attendance with a third reporter. Frank’s Crime Scope alerts him to the fact that a notorious criminal, the Spider Lady, has arrived in town at the same time, almost certainly not a coincidence. The two heroines rush into danger, and Electra Woman is captured. Spider Lady uses her amazing abilities of disguise to assume Electra Woman’s form.

written by Gerry Day and Bethel Leslie
directed by Walter Miller
music not credited

Electra Woman & Dyna GirlCast: Deidre Hall (Lori / Electra Woman), Judy Strangis (Judy / Dyna Girl), Norman Alden (Frank Heflin), Tiffany Bolling (The Spider Lady), Bruce Fischer (Spinner), Robert Raymond Sutton (Leggs), Andrea Lovell (Electra Woman’s Clone), Andy Veneto (Monk), Marvin Miller (Narrator)

Notes: This is the only instance in the entire series that the Electra Car is seen on location outside of Electra Base. All of the vehicle’s other appearances were shot in front of bluescreen for special effects shots showing it driving or flying. Andrea Lovell is better known as Andrea Hall, Deidre Hall’s twin sister. Guest star Tiffany Bolling would go on to star in a big-screen spider-stravaganza, 1977’s Kindom Of The Spiders, opposite William Shatner.

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The Spider Lady – Part 2

Electra Woman & Dyna GirlSpider Lady infiltrates the Electra Base in the guise of Electra Woman, but her odd behavior is a tip-off to Dyna Girl. “Electra Woman” steals the golden spider of Baklava, but she is soon cornered by Dyna Girl and the real Electra Woman. The Spider Lady and Electra Woman both say they are Electra Woman, but only one of them is…and the decision as to which one will be set free now lies with Dyna Girl.

written by Gerry Day and Bethel Leslie
directed by Walter Miller
music not credited

Electra Woman & Dyna GirlCast: Deidre Hall (Lori / Electra Woman), Judy Strangis (Judy / Dyna Girl), Norman Alden (Frank Heflin), Tiffany Bolling (The Spider Lady), Bruce Fischer (Spinner), Robert Raymond Sutton (Leggs), Andrea Lovell (Electra Woman’s Clone)Marvin Miller (Narrator)

Notes: Baklava may be foreign, but it is not a country. It is, however, delicious.

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Return Of The Pharaoh – Part 1

Electra Woman & Dyna GirlAn ancient curse threatens to close down a display of ancient Egyptian relics, and the Pharaoh is immediately suspected, though his accomplice appears to deliver a warning to Electra Woman and Dyna Girl about his plans. That warning naturally leads them into one trap after another set by the Pharaoh, but they escape, only to find that he has new tricks up his sleeve, from immobilizing weaponry to mind control. It seems they’re no match for the Pharaoh this time.

written by Greg Strangis
directed by Jack Regas
music not credited

Electra Woman & Dyna GirlCast: Deidre Hall (Lori / Electra Woman), Judy Strangis (Judy / Dyna Girl), Norman Alden (Frank Heflin), Peter Mark Richman (The Pharaoh), Jane Elliot (Cleopatra), Sterling Swanson (Mr. McLintock), Marvin Miller (Narrator)

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Return Of The Pharaoh – Part 2

Electra Woman & Dyna GirlThough Frank can only be of minimal help to Electra Woman and Dyna Girl, they manage to escape the Pharaoh’s latest trap. Just as he as within reach of the Coptic Eye, an ancient Egyptian relic of great power, the Pharaoh finds himself trapped, buried alive with an artifact that’s now useless. The catch? Electra Woman and Dyna Girl can’t escape either…and if they do, they risk releasing the Pharaoh’s evil upon the world again.

written by Greg Strangis
directed by Jack Regas
music not credited

Electra Woman & Dyna GirlCast: Deidre Hall (Lori / Electra Woman), Judy Strangis (Judy / Dyna Girl), Norman Alden (Frank Heflin), Peter Mark Richman (The Pharaoh), Jane Elliot (Cleopatra), Sterling Swanson (Mr. McLintock), Marvin Miller (Narrator)

Notes: This is the final episode of the series.

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