Saturday, March 19, 2011

She's Back


Adrianne Palicki as Wonder Woman

Entertainment Weekly

Lynda Carter's take on the new WW

Wikipedia

DC Comics

17 comments:

Sarah Laurence said...

How fun! I loved both the WW comics and the show as a little girl. I even bought a "gold lasso" at a hardware store (linked brass chain) and tried to figure out how to throw it. Pants are a nice addition for an action figure. The links were interesting too.

Can you believe this crazy weather? 60's yesterday and snowing this morning.

David Cranmer said...

In the 70s, I was a huge fan as well. And I can remember girls in the neighborhood with the lasso. I usually played the part of The Six Million Dollar Man and one girl would be WW and another Jamie Summers. GI Joe, Charlie's Angels, and some of the Star Wars gang showed up as well. Fun, fun, fun all those many years ago.

David Barber said...

One I'll look out for. David your comment just sent me right back. I can remember having a half closed eye, pretending I had a bionic one. We could play for hours being Steve Austin, The Hulk, Batman and Robin, Superman etc, etc. Great, graet memories.

P.s. I've just checked our the "celebrity bikini's" from your top link--purely for research purposes--and I struggled to name a quarter of them! I see you have the same "celebrity" problem in the US as we do here. Celebrity status over here doesn't amount to much these days. Celebrity ice skating and celebrity ballroom dancing. You'd struggle to name any of the contestants. Where have the TV shows gone where the contestants are everyday people trying to win a few ££'s or a family holiday.

Apologies-that was a bit of a rant!

Enjoy your weekend, my friend.

Leah J. Utas said...

I am so looking forward to this. I loved the series back in the seventies.

David Cranmer said...

David, I remember closing the right eye as well to mimic Steve's bionic orb. Ha! I had forgotten until your comment. And isn't funny to think that six million bucks would be pretty cheap today? I read somewhere that Jim Carrey was going to play it for laughs and that his eye was all fuzzy and he ran in circles because they didn’t have enough money to fund the project.

I second your rant on celebrity. No longer Andy Warhol’s fifteen minutes. Have a good looking bod and that will buy you five seconds of fame.

Leah, It was definitely a cultural phenomenon then and probably will be again.

Anonymous said...

I hope they don't make it campy.

RReynolds

David Cranmer said...

David E. Kelley is a top act so I'm betting it will avoid camp but I had hoped for Joss Whedon's vision. After Buffy and Firefly I know he had the chops to dig into Princess Diana's Greek mythology.

Chad said...

And how many times did you run really slowly and make that Bionic noise? God, I loved that show.

If you like WW, Greg Rucka's run was pretty damn good.

Charles Gramlich said...

Looks the part.

David Cranmer said...

Chad, Big chuckles here because that was so true. You had to run slow and make that bionic noise.

Yes, Rucka is the definite artist for many WW fans. For the folks who don't know what we are talking about: http://www.gregrucka.com/wp/wonder-woman/

Charles, But you would never guess that from Friday Night Lights.

Evan Lewis said...

Good choice. She can act, too.

David Cranmer said...

That's probably not a requirement but good to know. :) Actually the original WW was a fine actress as well.

Cloudia said...

Wonder WOMAN!



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Anonymous said...

The reason I mention campy is because Elizabeth Hurley & Cary Elwes are mentioned.

RReynolds

AC said...

Right about now a new Wonder Woman is exactly what my pulse needs!

Scott Parker said...

I'm going to be contrarian here and state my dislike for the outfit. It looks like a Halloween costume. Remember that line in the original X-Men movie where one character says to the other one "What did you expect U's to wear, yellow spandex?" There are some costumes in comics that do not translate well to like action. Btw, I loved the 70s version, too.

I trust David Kelly since I've liked almost everything he's done, but I would have liked something akin to the new look in the comics.

David Cranmer said...

Aloha back, Cloudia.

RReynolds, Good point. Hurley is known best for Austin Powers and Elwes for THE PRINCESS BRIDE.

AC, I hear 'ya, brother.

Scott, You're probably right. Coupled with RReynold's comments above we may have a program aimed for kids. But isn't that what the original was for as well? I mean I love the gritty comics but lets face it these producers are aiming for young teenage girls where they will make the most dinero if it catches on.