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Gault's Brain 

The living brain of a dead billionaire seeks to have itself transplanted into the perfect physical specimen.

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Gordon Hessler

Writers:

William Moulton Marston (characters) (as Charles Moulton), Stanley Ralph Ross (developer) | 2 more credits »
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Episode complete credited cast:
Lynda Carter ... Diana Prince / Wonder Woman
Lyle Waggoner ... Colonel Steve Trevor, Jr.
Floyd Levine ... Stryker
Cathie Shirriff ... Tara Landon (as Cathee Shirriff)
James Lemp ... George P. Turk (as Erik Stern)
Peter Mark Richman ... Dr. Crippin
John Carradine ... Harlow Gault
David Mason Daniels David Mason Daniels ... Morton Danzig
Ari Sorko-Ram Ari Sorko-Ram ... Emil Berger
Tom Kratochvil Tom Kratochvil ... Irac (voice)
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The living brain of a dead billionaire seeks to have itself transplanted into the perfect physical specimen.

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When Diana is thrown in the cannister into the water, the score for some reason starts quoting the opening motif from the movie VERTIGO. See more »

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Objects move from the blue mat towards Wonder Woman in an odd manner as they were filmed being thrown onto the mat and then the footage was reversed for the effect of them being hurled at her with psychic power. See more »

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Dr. Crippin: Within the hour, I shall be the first man of science to abolish death.
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Edited into Wonder Woman: The Ultimate Feminist Icon (2005) See more »

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As long as John Carradine has a voice and a brain
9 November 2013 | by kevinolzakSee all my reviews

"Gault's Brain" utilized a common comic book plot, that of a disembodied brain in search of a body, guest starring the legendary John Carradine in the feature role of industrial heavyweight Harlow Gault, head of Gault Industries, seen only in the opening sequence depicting his funeral, a mysterious scar across the forehead. His replacement, Stryker (Floyd Levine), seems to be responsible for the recent series of accidents plaguing the company, which have been orchestrated by Gault himself, having gained great psychic and telekinetic powers since his brain is now free from its confines within a human cranium. Meanwhile, Gault's beautiful secretary (Cathie Shirriff) hungrily eyes a young, physically fit Olympic hopeful (David Mason Daniels), whose brain would never be missed, to be the unwitting donor to supply her employer's new body (he'll be a new man in no time). As another viewer accurately pointed out, it's difficult to steal any scenes from the enchanting, perfectly cast Lynda Carter, but Carradine was clearly the finest choice, his always well modulated voice making up for some of those latter day roles that left him mute ("Silent Night, Bloody Night" and "The Sentinel"). Of course, producers would continue to capitalize on the actor's horror fame, but as he exclaimed on a 1980 Merv Griffin (or Mike Douglas), "as long as I have a voice and a brain, I will never retire."


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 December 1978 (USA) See more »

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