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LOG
01-26-2011, 07:29 AM
Wired has ten. (http://www.wired.com/underwire/2011/01/wonder-woman-tv/)

I gotta agree with the costume. I do not abide by the "keep it because it's iconic" thought. Give her pants. Or at least a skirt.
I also really want to reinforce it be an adult, or at least teen show. Don't put it on Cartoon Network or some BS like that. If we're going for sexual overtones and serious baddies then broadcasting to teenagers or adults is the way to go. Star Wars: The Clone Wars does well on CN, but it could do even better IMO, if it wasn't constrained to being a "kiddy-show." And it is a "kiddy-show," despite its heavy overtones.
I've never understood why comic adaptions are made into viewings for kid when the comics themselves, while not usually Spawn-level brutality, are hardly a nice place.

So, anything else you think the show should make sure to incorporate, do you think bringing the show back is a good/bad idea?

Shadow_Ferret
01-26-2011, 07:34 AM
I agree with everything except updating the costume. That's like updating Superman's costume. Just isn't done. Unless they go with the blue starred thong. ON Wonder Woman, not Superman.

katiemac
01-26-2011, 07:39 AM
NBC has optioned this. So it's at least not going to be the kiddie demographic.

Snowstorm
01-26-2011, 08:14 AM
Big hair! Don't forget ya gotta have big hair!

Liz Kelly
01-26-2011, 08:18 AM
I think the invisible plane could even be kept if it's updated into an aircraft with a cloaking device.

DavidZahir
01-26-2011, 09:51 AM
I like the latest update on the costume. Actually I agree with entire list.

Celia Cyanide
01-26-2011, 01:23 PM
Eliza Dushku.

/lock thread.

LOG
01-26-2011, 04:46 PM
Eliza Dushku.

/lock thread.

+1

Jcomp
01-26-2011, 06:16 PM
Eliza Dushku.

/lock thread.

Hm... she has the right 'tude, but she seems kinda short. IMBDB has her at 5'5". I'm picturing someone in the 5'8" - 5'10" range...

As for the list, I think it's all pretty good. Especially ditching the plane.

Satori1977
01-26-2011, 06:49 PM
I might watch this. I was a huge Wonder Woman fan when I was a little girl. I do think they would need to update the costume though. No sel-respecting, bad-ass warrior type chick would look like a pornstar while she fought crime. Just saying.

And I like Eliza, she is great at bad-ass, but I agree that she seems too small for the role. The article mentioned Gina Torres (from Firefly, Xena), and I think she would be great.

soapdish
01-26-2011, 07:11 PM
The lasso, gotta have that. And a cameo by Lynda Carter. :D

I would love to see the show come back, but I worry they won't do it very well and it will fail. They have big boots to fill.

veinglory
01-26-2011, 07:12 PM
I did my list a while back (http://cliteratureblog.blogspot.com/2011/01/wonder-woman-fails-to-take-off.html). The final requirement was 'keep it off NBC'.

Satori1977
01-26-2011, 07:40 PM
I do agree with that. NBC is one of the last places I would want to see it.

Lavern08
01-28-2011, 01:48 AM
The lasso, gotta have that. And a cameo by Lynda Carter.

Indeed.


I would love to see the show come back, but I worry they won't do it very well and it will fail.

Again, I totally agree. ;)

Celia Cyanide
01-28-2011, 02:21 AM
Hm... she has the right 'tude, but she seems kinda short. IMBDB has her at 5'5". I'm picturing someone in the 5'8" - 5'10" range...

Hugh Jackman is WAY too freaking tall to play Wolverine. He's not just taller than the character, I mean he's TALL. He's 6'2. It is part of Wolverine's character that he is short. People underestimate him because of his height.

Is Hugh Jackman convincing in the role? That's a rhetorical question. ;)

nighttimer
01-28-2011, 07:38 AM
A Wonder Woman that is not a brunette, does not rock the original costume and is played by "a skinny bitch" is not a Wonder Woman I am interested in.

Satori1977
01-28-2011, 08:09 AM
Hugh Jackman is WAY too freaking tall to play Wolverine. He's not just taller than the character, I mean he's TALL. He's 6'2. It is part of Wolverine's character that he is short. People underestimate him because of his height.

Is Hugh Jackman convincing in the role? That's a rhetorical question. ;)

Maybe it depends on who you ask. I have never read the comics, so I had no idea that Wolverine was supposed to be short.

Celia Cyanide
01-28-2011, 03:14 PM
Maybe it depends on who you ask. I have never read the comics, so I had no idea that Wolverine was supposed to be short.

He is. Wolverine is named for the animal that is small but ferocious. Hugh Jackman probably has at least a foot on him, but everyone loves him in that role.

An actress who has the right look and attitude, and is a great TV actress should hardly be counted out because she is a few inches too short. They can make her look taller. At the premiere of CAVE WOMEN ON MARS, people were very surprised I was so short. I'm 5'6, but I looked like an Amazon in the movie.

LOG
01-28-2011, 10:06 PM
I do not understand what people like about the original costume, it looks stupid.
It has always looked stupid, superhero costumes in general look pretty stupid, you gotta wonder what they're thinking...
I love Wonder Woman in her animated and tv series appearances (though I was kind of so-so on her latest animated movie) but every time we got a look at something other than her face or her fists, I just had to go, "Why?! WHYYYYY?!"

rainsmom
02-01-2011, 02:27 AM
I'm a huge WW fan. A new series -- or movie -- would have to work hard to win me over.

1. Although I understand the need (and desire) for an update, remember what the original WW was created for and stay true to the vision. She was not created to fight street criminals or corporate criminals. She was created to fight Nazis in what was presented as the ultimate fight between Good and Evil. I'm a bit too cynical to call the American government "ultimate Good," but keep her fight on a global scale. There's plenty of real Evil out there.

2. Update the costume, but don't abandon its roots. Lasso better be there. And the bracelets. And her whole backstory. Don't waste my time with a new backstory unrelated to the original.

3. WW should definitely kick ass, and the actress should definitely look the part. Eliza D has the body, but she was the weakest link on Dollhouse. The actress who plays Alex on the new Nikita series could pull it off.

4. I *hate* the idea of making her a normal American woman trying to balance superhero crimefighting with work and family. That has become a cliche, and it's completely unfaithful to the original. Diana Prince got a job that kept her close to Steve and plugged into the war effort. She was sexy, naive, and innocent because she had been sheltered for 2000 years.

shawkins
02-01-2011, 04:53 AM
Eliza Dushku.

/lock thread.

All respect, but I've got to disagree on this. I always thought Dushku was the weak link on both Buffy and Dollhouse.


Especially ditching the plane.

Ditto.


No sel-respecting, bad-ass warrior type chick would look like a pornstar while she fought crime.

No argument. Having said that, Lynda Carter looked HAWT, and I don't regret a minute of my pre-pubescent ogling. One hopes a middle ground might be found.


I did my list a while back (http://cliteratureblog.blogspot.com/2011/01/wonder-woman-fails-to-take-off.html). The final requirement was 'keep it off NBC'.

Why NBC, particularly?


It has always looked stupid, superhero costumes in general look pretty stupid, you gotta wonder what they're thinking...

I think it had a lot to do with 1930s printing technology. Not a lot of detail came through, so you couldn't get who was who from looking at faces. Hence, ridiculous-yet-distinctive costumes. Also, Jack Kirby wasn't born yet.

BenPanced
02-01-2011, 05:57 AM
I mean, hello? Bionic Woman 2.0, anybody?

shawkins
02-01-2011, 06:41 AM
Oh, right. That wasn't very good. Well, maybe they were just warming up or something.

Daniel A. Roberts
02-05-2011, 07:50 AM
Rather than a re-invention of Wonder Woman, as the original was a Nazi fighter, we could forward the storyline instead. Say this is Diana's grand-daughter and she's leaving Paradise Island to fight radical terrorism.

We get the best of both words. We could stick with the cannon and keep her where the fans want her to be, and yes, Linda Carter is grandma age and yes, still seriously hot and could even reprise her role somewhat. THEN and only then we could also be happy with a new outfit for the new WW, new Warrior Princess, new coolness and even have Linda Carter approve by passing her the Magic Lasso as if passing on the torch.

No need for re-inventing. Everyone should be somewhat happy.

:D

Greenify13
02-05-2011, 08:13 AM
Wonder Woman history through costumes. (http://www.comicsalliance.com/2010/06/30/review-wonder-woman-costume-change) I like the end costume.
Also to quote Chris Sims: "Capes, solid colors, very visually identifying. Wonder Woman's costume doesn't tell you anything other than that she totally loves America. She might as well have been bitten by a radioactive Betsy Ross as come from an island of immortal warrior Amazons."
I also think the bracelets should stay.
And I vote for Ashley Newbrough (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1203673/) as the actress.

ETA: Sorry, just realized my first link is the same link as the last in the original poster's link.

LOG
02-05-2011, 09:32 AM
That is a hilarious article though :P
I love their comments on the Star Sapphire costume the most.

LivingDork
02-05-2011, 06:40 PM
Bump for PANTS!

*edit* the lasso could use a little pick-me-up, too.

BenPanced
02-08-2011, 11:00 AM
Rather than a re-invention of Wonder Woman, as the original was a Nazi fighter, we could forward the storyline instead. Say this is Diana's grand-daughter and she's leaving Paradise Island to fight radical terrorism.

We get the best of both words. We could stick with the cannon and keep her where the fans want her to be, and yes, Linda Carter is grandma age and yes, still seriously hot and could even reprise her role somewhat. THEN and only then we could also be happy with a new outfit for the new WW, new Warrior Princess, new coolness and even have Linda Carter approve by passing her the Magic Lasso as if passing on the torch.

No need for re-inventing. Everyone should be somewhat happy.

:D
They tried a similar reboot in the original series with Lynda Carter and Lyle Waggoner. In the second season, she's returned home to Paradise Island after the end of World War II and flash forward to 1977, where she meets Steve Trevor's son. (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0074074/episodes#season-2)

sailor
02-10-2011, 12:55 AM
Just saw this, 10 Actresses Who Could Play Wonder Woman. Not a bad list but Jennifer Love Hewitt??

http://www.timescolonist.com/business/Actresses+Could+Play+Wonder+Woman/4243787/story.html

LOG
02-10-2011, 02:12 AM
From just that list, I would say the strongest candidates are:
America Ferrara
Becki Newton
Summer Glau
Kati Cassidy
Minka Kelly
Adrianne Palicki

It's kind of tough to say about the people I have to imagine with their hair dyed...

Celia Cyanide
02-10-2011, 06:45 AM
WW should definitely kick ass, and the actress should definitely look the part. Eliza D has the body, but she was the weakest link on Dollhouse. The actress who plays Alex on the new Nikita series could pull it off.

Ooohhhh.....I thought she was just awful...