Donna Mills) came between them, eventually winning Gary for herself! But she didn't win him forever. The saga of Gary and Val became a theme throughout the show's run, with their looks (particularly hers) varying through the years.
Lynda Carter during this period in her career? Those lips, those eyes...
The Poseidon Adventure: Ernie Orsatti pops up briefly as a paid bad guy. Orsatti was a stuntman-turned-actor who played Pamela Sue Martin's New Year's Eve date in Poseidon and who made that spectacular fall into the light fixture just after the ship capsized completely.
several of the original stars to help bring continuity and nostalgia to the proceedings. It might have continued even longer had not Larry Hagman passed away (and with him his legendary character of J.R.) The character's funeral brought back several past cast members, among them Shackelford and Van Ark, who were given one final sequence as Gary and Val, with daughter Lucy.
The moral of the story is that we never know when one thing will lead to another. Shackelford's decision to work a second time on Wonder Woman snowballed into a career-changing role on a long-running series, engendered a huge following of fans in the process. Gary and Val emerged as one of TV's enduring couples, but it all started in a way just before Knots Landing... IN S-P-A-C-E! (LOL! You just have to say it like one of those old announcers....)