- Dior considers this too fat.
- ewww. kill it.
- thunder thighs
- Stand her next to Kevin James and his fans will say she's anorexic.
- Lynda Carter had a perfectly gorgeous figure back then, but yes by today's Hollywood standards she would have been considered chubby and told to lose 20 lbs. It's ridiculous.
- Lynda Carter circa Wonder Woman and "fat" have no business being in the same sentence. She was tall, thin, and had a waist about as wide as a pencil. The only thing big on her were her boobs and her hair.
- Jennifer Lawrence has a very similar body, maybe slightly less in the chest.
- I love how they got the WWII-era costume so close to authentic. Nowadays, they would make it slick and leathery or latex looking- nothing at all like it should look. The shorts are a modest cut because that's how it was in the 40's- actually, these are even be a little shorter than how it looked in those early books.
- I'm waiting for Megan Fox,Angelina Jolie or Anne Hathaway to be in a new film version,with ame os by Lynda Carter and maybe Debra Winger.And maybe Hayden Panietierre or another blonde as Supergirl.Or a brunette.She was a brunette as Linda.
- I've been watching Linda Carter in the series "Hawkeye: The First Frontier" with Lee Horsley. She really shows her acting chops better than anything else that she's ever done.
- [quote]And maybe Hayden Panietierre or another blonde as Supergirl.
There is only ONE Supergirl, and her name is Helen Slater.
- Lynda Carter wore two costumes as Wonder Woman. The first season was set during WWII and she wore the costume in OP's link. Like r10 said, it was authentic to the comic costume from that era.
The last two seasons were in the present-day (then the late 70s) and Lynda's Wonder Woman costume was updated to this fabulous disco-era version.
I love both costumes, and can't pick a favorite.
- Cathy Lee Crosby originated the role of Wonder Woman and was frankly the pits.
- Lynda as Diana spinning into her WW costume
- Trying that again
- Where does the flash of light come from? What happens to her old clothes when she spins around like that? How does that tight bun come undone when she spins. So many questions.
- Magic, r18. Wonder Woman is a supernatural being.
- Besides, only some pervert would want to see Lynda's clothes dissolve into nudity and reform into the Wonder Woman costume without benefit of a modest flash of light.
- Lynda Carter was actually considered a bit overweight by the producers at times during the first season or two. On the DVDs, there are some audio commentaries with Lynda Carter and the producer, Doug Cramer, and he (obnoxiously) talks about how he would regularly tell her to watch what she's eating. By the end of the series, she was thinner.
- R21 - She looked better a little on the fuller side.
- Fabulous behind-the-scenes shot on the Wonder Woman set of Lynda wearing a fur coat over her costume and smoking a cigarette.
- Where the hell is it, R23? Do you expect us to have to search through all of those pics??
- r24 the pic should come right up.
- It doesn't R25
- Why is she wearing a quilted bra?
- T least tell us which album the fur coat pic is in, R23.
- The flash of light and thunderclap comes from another dimension, R17. When she spins, she is magically opening a portal where space and time do not exist, allowing her to exit her currently reality and change clothes and then re-enter where she left off. The light and sound is the sound of the space/time wall tearing open while she makes her passage. In the comic book there was a point where her lasso served as the conduit to the other dimension, she would leap through it and be dressed when she hopped out the other side. I haven't read in years so I have no idea if she even maintains a 'secret identity' anymore.
- Whopps, I meant my post for R18. sorry
- Picture comes right up for me....
- As others have said, during the first season, Lynda might have been considered a little "portly" but by the second two seasons on CBS she was rocking a hot bod. There will only ever be one Wonder Woman and that is Lynda Carter. Megan Fox, and all these other two-bit people who's name get bounced around when talking about a Wonder Woman re-boot are nowhere near the same league that Lynda was.
- Wow, that's deep R29. I had no idea of the other dimension aspect of Wonder Woman. So where is the other dimension? How does she change back into Diana Prince? Does she spin in reverse?
I used to wrap a t-shirt on my head in a tight bun, do that spin and wear alumnium foil bracelets and my moms boots and put my hands on my hips and play Wonder Woman. Years later, when I came out, my mom said, 'but I saw no signs that you were gay, when you were growing up.'
- SOMEBODY PLEASE POST THE FUCKING FUR COAT/CIGARETTE PHOTO!!
- r34 it must be your pc. The pic is coming up fine.
- No it isn't, R35. When I click on the link, the page with all of her photo albums comes up. Why don't you just post the address of the exact photo, or at least tell us which album to look in.
- Try this link.
- Thanks, R37! See, it was that easy!
- Gorgeous woman. She's also aged very well.
- [quote]Wonder Woman is a supernatural being.
Yet she needs a lasso to fight crime.
- Where is this extra weight she had first season?
- Wonder Woman's lasso compels people to tell the truth, and is indestructible and unbreakable.
- She's a tub!
- Mmmm. If I weren't gay...
- Linda Carter as Wonder Woman made me realise what a massive lesbian I was. My 7 year old self was totally in love with her. Looking at these pictures, I had brilliant taste.
- The song was so corny. And now it's stuck in my head.."fighting for your rights, in her satin tights.."
- R45 you do have excellent taste.
- Wonder Woman.
She's a wonder.
- R34, you're a fucking bitch queen. The photo came right up for the rest of us. No need for you to get so goddamned snippy with other people when your computer was failing you.
- That picture at r14 is so trimmed. Early photoshop. Her chest to waist to hips dimensions make no sense at all. Sad that they thought this was needed.
- Lynda was smokin' hot back in the day. When I was a young, confused teen, I had this poster of her hanging on my bedroom wall.
- r50 I don't think that shot was altered. Here's a shot from the actual show and Lynda looks the same here.
Even after all these years, seeing Lynda Carter in the Wonder Woman costume still makes me smile. What a goddess!
- I loved how when Diana Prince spun around to become Wonder Woman, sometimes there'd be a little extra surprise like a cape or some other never-before-seen costume like this swim suit, which was a little too - ahem - snug.
- The stunning beauty of this woman, even in her later years, validates my Mexican fetish. That country produces some gorgeous people!
- Lynda Carter's parents: Dad Colby Carter (Irish) and mom Juana (Mexican).
- Wow, R55, her mom was a stunner too.
- Lynda Carter came up with the spin for the TV show. The producers were trying to figure out how to make the transformation work from a technical point of view and Carter suggested the spin - which was then incorporated into the comic strip.
- As drawn by H.G. Peter, 1940's Wonder Woman was fat and flat chested compared to the other comic book heroines; certainly compared to the sex toys that parade in comic books today. Not surprisingly, today's DC artists draw the Amazon taller, leaner, and with bigger boobs.
Nance from Delray
- R50 that's not trimmed. That was her. First of all she was very curvy but her top has boning in it and helps shape and pull her waist in. Add a large tight belt to nip in and her waist looks very tiny compared to the rest of her. When I was young I could wear a wide, tight belt and get the same effect.
- FOUND: the Sports Illustrated model who is said to be bearding for Jake Gillinhall (NO spell check, who cares?) ought to be the new Wonder Woman. Gorgeous, skewing young, slim but not skeletal, no fucked up injections in her face - she's the one. Doubtful any actress today could approach Lynda's portrayal of patient virtue, though.
- There have been several attempts at re-booting Wonder Woman over the years, but none of them worked. Lynda Carter was so perfect as Wonder Woman - she looked like she jumped right out of the comic books - that it's a very tough role to live up to, and so far no other actress has been able to pull it off.
- Damn, r55, it's quite easy to see where Lynda got her looks!
- R55 That's actually Lynda's older sister. Here's one of Lynda with her mom and sister.
- R58, WW may have gained some boob size over the years, but she's also gained a lot of visible muscle. I like that.
An Amazon should not be skinny! Fit, yes, but definitely a big girl. That's one of the things I liked about Carter in the role, she wasn't thin and delicate. If anything, she needed to gain muscle.
http://goodcomics.comicbookresources.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/12/Wonder Woman 5.jpg
- Jennifer Lawrence has the body type and look, but she's young.
Mandy Moore is a possibility if she put on some muscle.
- [quote]you're a fucking bitch queen. The photo came right up for the rest of us. No need for you to get so goddamned snippy with other people when your computer was failing you
And you said all that to say...?
- Have you SEEN many Americans lately, OP? She would be considered anorexic now by the United States of Fatasses.
- Oh, the HORROR!
Almost as bad as the Charlie's Angels revamp.
- Looky what I can do. I can run!
- Back when I was a baby Lesbian in Elementary School I thought that Lynda Carter in "Wonder Woman" was a thing of beauty. Even though she was playing a comic book character she was always natural within her movements since she is a natural beauty.
This era sucks for such things I guess. If Lynda Carter was coming up now people would not know what to make of her because she was a natural beauty with a perfectly proportioned and implant free figure.
She aged really well and I am linking to a picture of her. She looks as though she has maintained her beauty nicely without overdoing it.
This was a really crotchety post, sorry.
- The fur coat/ciggy picture should be iconic. And this is one of the most flattering pictures of a woman ever taken.
- oh I know R53! Let's see, from her spins we saw:
The swimming outfit you posted
Motorcycle outfit (sexy as heck with the helmet)
Western outfit (jodhpurs, button down blouse, her red boots, gold belt tiara and bracelets)
Her dressy outfit with skirt and cape
Maybe I'm imagining but I thought I remember a hang-gliding outfit
Did she spin into a white Amazon frock on her return visits to Paradise Island?
Did I miss any?
- Alexandra Daddario should play WW.
- Lynda has good genes.
- She is fucking gorgeous. I love brunettes and Lynda Carter is the epitome of a hot brunette (to me).
Beautiful smile, great figure and she had a sexy voice, too!
- Why do demented, drooling fanboys like r73 always demand complete nobodies play iconic comic book characters? No one has ever heard of this girl. She has a thin list of credits, zero reputation and a fan base of her immediate family and a handful of overweight virgins who never bathe.
Gone are the days where unknowns play iconic superheroes on the big screen. It's big money and franchise opportunity, which is what every movie actor craves. Downey Jr. Is making nine figures for playing Iron Man. Do you really think the number one super heroine of all time will be cast with a third stringer from "Burn Notice?"
Almost the entire main cast of the "Dark Knight Rises" are Oscar winners. Cavill was no superstar but had somewhat of an up-and-comer rep. Robert Redford is in the new Captain America film.
This gal may be a sweetheart, but she's no Wonder Woman. A CW series? Sure. She looks plucky and vacant like that.
But Wonder Woman needs a star. A dynamic, breathtaking actress with both skill and charisma. Not the lead from "Texas Chainsaw 3D."
Too bad Catherine Zeta--Jones hit her 40s. Or is it 29?
- How big of a name was Lynda Carter before WW?
Alexandra isn't a complete unknown.
- Yes she would be considered too fat in 2013 Hollywood. Although her waist is small, she is has big thighs for a celebrity women in this day in age. She also isn't toned, although she is slim.
- r67 OP was obviously referencing how the US media would cover her. She is far smaller than the average American TODAY. But compared to other US celebrities she IS bigger.
- I do NOT want Jennifer fucking Lawrence as Wonder Woman.
r76 Henry Cavill wasn't exactly a huge star before Man of Steel. It's being allowed to play Superman that's made him a star.
- This is the first suggestion for a new Wonder Woman that I've actually warmed to, R73 (other than Lucy Lawless when her time was right several years ago).
Never really heard of her before, but Alexandra Daddario is stunning, and with the right director, she could probably pull it off.
- Another Alexandra pic. Beautiful...
- Diana was formed from clay and made human by the gods and granted their gifts, the strength of hercules, the swiftness of hermes, the beauty of aphroditie and the mind of athena...she got the camel toe from her mom.
- Otro mas.
- Wonder Woman: The AARP Years starring America's Favorite Geriatric TM, Betty White
- Wonder Woman was never as popular as Superman or Batman, which is why DC keeps changing her every few years.
- well in the latest version Diana/WonderWoman was not fashioned from clay but her mother fucked ZEUS... Diana is the daughter of Zeus. The clay storyline was a figment of the mother's imagination.
So that means no Nubia too
- SO Hercules is her brother now? Hmm pre new 52 it was suggested Ares was her father. SO I guess Hera hates Diana now?
- Remember the stink when the Batman costume had nipples? Imagine if they did that to WW!
- Wonder Woman needs a bunch of supporting characters, not just Queen Hipolyta but also Steve Trevor and Etta Candy.
- Wonder Woman was created by the gods, and all of her powers come from the gods. Her lasso channels her truth power. She's a demi-god.
- [quote]Too bad Catherine Zeta--Jones hit her 40s. Or is it 29?
16, fuck you very much.
- She was fat then and she is fat now.
- Alexandra was in the first season of White Collar as Bomer's girlfriend. They didn't have much chemistry together, but I don't think that was Alexandra's fault.
She has the right build and face shape to play WW.
- Lynda Carter is 62 today!
- Happy Birthday!
- Jennifer Lawrence could do it.
- R97 No. She couldn't.
- Charlize could easily pull off WW and I thought that long before did Hancock.
- R98 - Why not? She has the body, a nice face, the talent. She can do action and campy humor.
- r100 Wonder Woman is not about "campy humor." And Wonder Woman is not a pudgy, blonde, pale, Midwestern girl.
She's essentially a Greek goddess and the material, when handled properly, should be epic and reflect that. Jennifer Lawrence, may be a lovely girl, but she in no way resembles a Greek goddess. Her looks are straight out of an Alabama trailer park.
WW is far more "300" than some moronic camp fest. Superhero movies are no longer played for camp and audiences and longtime fans categorically reject that approach.
The Lynda Carter show was not played for camp, either. It was played straight, albeit with the 70s style and aesthetic that is now viewed as camp. The "Batman" show was played specifically as camp and it took decades to wash off the stench and for the character to be taken seriously by mainstream audiences.
Go watch "Mame" if you want camp. Wonder Woman deserves serious treatment.
- There was some camp in the Lynda Carter version, though not nearly as much as Batman.
Jennifer is not a stick, but she's far from pudgy. She has a wasp waist with full bust and hips. Her hips might be a tad larger than Lynda's, but they aren't that different in size or shape. I'm not sure what Jennifer's natural hair color is, but she looks really good as a brunette.
- Jennifer Lawrence is a fug, trashy bitch. Stop sucking her clit.
- r102 Jennifer Lawrence Troll.
r103 Far closer to the truth.
- There were studies done about this. The perception of an ideal woman figure is regressing them back to the shape of an infant, large head on a body too small and fragile to hold it up. Personally, I see the perception is to push them into the shape of a 12 year old boy. I regret to say this is probably because the fashion industry is pretty much controlled by gay men who have a distorted twink-like view of what a woman should look like, the perfect twink, and women are apparently stupid enough to buy into it.
- R104 - very bitter.
- r106 Cutting magazine clippings of Jennifer Lawrence with rusty scissors while dancing tucked, Buffalo Bill style.
- you know what? Except for the choker on the neck (it's unnecessary) I like the New 52 version of Wonder Woman in terms of her costume and her storylines...
- ooops forgot to post a link of the New 52 Wonder Woman. They should create a movie of her in this costume
- R107 That's actually funny.
- Better Charlize Theron than Jennifer Lawrence. Lawrence is a nice young woman, and Wonder Woman is not a nice young woman, she's a fucking GODDESS.
Charlize can bring that divinity, if she's on, and she's tall, strong, and beautiful.
- Charlize would have to do some weight training.
- Women don't do well in super hero films, unless they are damsels in distress or the hero's girl friends.
- Lynda Carter looks incredible for a woman in her early 60's. That can't be all-natural, can it?
- R113 - See Supergirl
- "By Pluto's mighty serpent!"
http://adonismale.com/dc/albums/Lyle Waggoner - June 1973 - Man of the Month/LyleWaggoner-PG0673-06.JPG
- Lyle says "Hello!", R116.
- Agree with R112. Charlize has a flat butt and very skinny legs, especially her lower legs that appear to have no muscle. She gets by with it in regular clothes, but the WW costume would not do her any favors.
I remember reading that when the Catwoman costume was created for Michelle Pfeiffer, it included a substantial amount of padding to disguise her flat anorectic ass. I'm not sure that would be possible with WW.
Given the current penchant for anorexia among actresses, butt padding has probably become the norm, but WW would be photographed from many angles and the actress who plays her would spend most of her time in the WW costume. It would seem problematical to hire any actress who doesn't have the right kind of body to carry it off.
- R119 - Jennifer Lawrence has an ample ass, the height, and the boobs. Mandy Moore also has the curves (though she'd need weight training).
- Mandy Moore can't act, why the fuck would you ever suggest her?
- Mandy can act. She was good in Dedication.
- Please don't suggest CZJ! I won't even complain that she's in her early 50s. My issue is she has straight hips. You can't be a goddess if you don't even have a curvy figure. You can have a thin curvy figure, but you gotta have all the curves, at least.
Also, sorry to say, Charlize is getting a little long in the tooth to be a superheroine (RDJ can do it because we're fine with older men, but we as a society like our women barely of age).
Lynda looks like she hasn't had any work. My partner is her age, and the amount of softness and sag in her facial skin and skin on her body is just about right for a natural progression through life (good for her!).
- Wow, you are so naive r122. There's no way she hasn't had work done.
- Mandy is cute, but doesn't have the face of a goddess.
I know she's old, but wouldn't it be funny to see Sofia Vergara as WW? Spanish accent, throaty voice and humongous tits.
I think we should change this thread's content to hilarious possibilities for WW. Like Kelly Osborne, for instance (I know, scratch your eyes out).
- [quote]wouldn't it be funny to see Sofia Vergara as WW?
- My vote is for Katee Sackhoff. She can act, she's good-looking, and she projects a great combination of toughness and vulnerability. She also has a strong body and knows how to use her physicality.
- I think Katee is a little short - she's only about 5'5". Tricia Helfer, if she beefed up, would be a better choice.
- Wonder Woman spins
- "Who told you to kill Diana Prince?"
- She is absolutely GORGEOUS! I have always thought of her as an epitome of beauty. Stunning woman.
- R130 - Yes, she is gorgeous.
- Is she drinking again? She sounds terrible on that Anderson Live appearance..
- Lynda was great as Diana/WW during the ABC run (WW2 era) and she and Lyle had great chemistry. There was a real sweetness to Lynda's acting and she played both roles with just the right amount of humor.
Didn't care for the switch to CBS and the modern day (70s). They phased out Lyle as Steve Trevor Jr. and the Diana character became irritating and smug.
- When in the hell will they be making a WW movie? They keep rehashing the same shit over and over again.
- Did tthe same bunch of writers handle the first season and the subsequent ones? Why the shift in time frame?
- ABC didn't renew the show after the first season, so CBS picked it up with the stipulation that they update the show to the modern-day. That's why the change occured. And since Wonder Woman is conveniently immortal, it was an easy thing to do.
- Why didn't ABC renew?
- I don't know why ABC didn't renew, because the ratings were solid and the show got a lot of press. After two seasons at CBS, the network abruptly cancelled the show even though the ratings were still good. Maybe another poster could answer this. Lynda Carter has said in interviews that getting cancelled was a shock to her and she wished the series had gone on for a couple of more seasons.
- [quote]Lynda was great as Diana/WW during the ABC run (WW2 era) and she and Lyle had great chemistry. There was a real sweetness to Lynda's acting and she played both roles with just the right amount of humor.
I agree, one reason I prefer the ABC version.
R138 I recall reading that the then head of ABC, Fred Silverman (?), said they had too many comic-strip types of shows, in which he included the high-rated Happy Days.
So the rights to certain shows were sold: Wonder Woman to CBS and Bionic Woman to NBC.
ABC held onto the rights for Wonder Woman for a long time, not wanting another network to get it. They made showed it as periodic specials, until NBC announced--prematurely--WW would be on their 76-77 Fall schedule. ABC exercised their contract rights and made more episodes.
Ultimately, they didn't renew it and CBS got it. NBC had tried for years to get it and finally did in 2011, only to reject the pilot as too expensive to do on a weekly basis, due to the digital SFX, not--as widely reported--due to the quality of the product or the general conception of the character.
- DC lists Wonder Woman as one of the Trinity but in reality she is not as popular as Superman or Batman. She actually belongs with DC's second tier heroes, like Green Lantern or The Flash.
- She's above The Flash or Green Lantern.
- r141 Agreed. Rampant fanboy misogyny - and far too many subpar creators - are why her sales have always been challenging.
Comic books cater to power fantasies: the reader is supposed to "relate" to the lead character. Already awkward boys - and men - are reticent to embrace WW because that would threaten their already eggshell-fragile masculinity.
She's a fantastic character. The Golden Age version was one of the wildest and most organically progressive characters in comic book history. And she sold huge back then.
Then they turned her into a sexless virgin and removed all that was fantastic and she's struggled ever since.
Grant Morrison's "Wonder Woman: Year One" aims to rectify that.
- Are all the female comic book nerds reading Marvel, then?
I mean, Marvel had Storm kicking Cyclops out of the Chief X-Man spot, back when I last read the things.
- r140 - but in pop culture, WW is known alongside Superman and Batman the definition of Superhero. When you say "comicbook superhero", you reference this trio. Only BBT guys would argue the likes of Green Lantern The Flash or Green Arrow. Everybody and their dog across the generational landscape knows WW.
- [quote]DC lists Wonder Woman as one of the Trinity but in reality she is not as popular as Superman or Batman
Only because movie studios are full of assholes who keep making Batman and Superman movies, but heaven forbid they make WW.
- To the general public, WW is still a popular iconic hero. She's still a part of the everyday lexicon. To the isolated rabid comic book guys, Green Lantern is more popular. Green Lantern's foray into the film world bombed. No one was interested. A well-done treatment of WW would do better - if just out of nostalgia and pop culture interest.
They should go with an unknown like they did with Carter - someone who isn't associated with another role or public persona.
- Alexandra Daddario fits the description of a relative unknown who has the acting experience, as well as fitting the WW look.
- r147 No.
- R148, get back down in the basement and leave the smart kids alone!
- r149 Try putting down your copy of InTouch, dear. Those aren't actors or movie stars.
- Well? What do we think about the new Wonder Woman short?
- that was great! It's what a new movie or show should focus on. Her time as an amazon and her life in "Man's World".
That new wonder woman pilot had it all wrong. Diana as a business excec??!!
- Diana should be a congressional aide.
- I think Diana should be CIA. An international spy (a la James Bond), but with those special powers to crack difficult and dangerous cases. She'd be a dangerous opponent.
Sounds absolutely dreadful.
- WB should have been working on producing something like this rather than some stupid Batman vs. Superman plot. And yes, I could totally see Joe Manganiello playing Ares, God of War.
- What about Mandy Moore?
- r158 Oh, you're serious. I thought you were making a sarcastic casting recommendation, seeing as Diana is essentially a statuesque Greek goddess and not an overgrown girl scout from the suburbs.
- R158, Mandy may be tall but she just doesn't have enough presence or strength to play Wonder Woman. If Charlize were younger, she'd be ideal.
- Alexandra Daddario would be absolute perfection.
- Mandy has the presence to pull it off. She can play against type as shown by her appearance in HIMYM.
- I love Charlize, but I don't see her as Wonder Woman. Were Sandra Bullock taller and fuller on top, this would have been perfect for her 10-15 years ago.
- I like her with the American flag costume. Let's not go too Amazon.
- [quote]And yes, I could totally see Joe Manganiello playing Ares, God of War
I almost laughed this it was another DL Joe M joke..but honestly I could see it.
And yes, Wonder Woman should definitely be brought into the movies. Given the huge superhero cluster fuck we are in currently it is definitely shameful no one has tried to do Wonder Woman (Green Lantern over WW? Really?)
- Yeah, the traditional costume is iconic, it's the one everyone knows. If a movie/tv show ever gets made they need to stick with it and not try to put her in some kind of Xena outfit. Personally, I've always preferred the old-school eagle breastplate and not the "W" breastplate that's been around since the 80s.
People will argue that the costume should be more "realistic," whatever that means, but come on! Wonder Woman is a comic book superhero, the costume shouldn't have to be 100% 'real world.' And there should be an element of fabulousness involved with the character and the costume. That's why the Lynda Carter series is still part of our popular culture.
- There was a short film up on YouTube the other day done as a Wonder Woman demo. I thought it was really great. I don't know who the actress was, but she looked more like Wonder Woman to me than any of the actresses that I've seen suggested.
- r161 Good grief, give it up!
- R166 do you really think they should keep her in the patriotic one-piece and hooker boots? Wouldn't it be more practical, and less whorish, to put her in a Xena/Gladiator style outfit?
- The old school costume is too dated. It either looks like she's wearing granny panties or a thong.
Either something updated for the times or something like a Greek warrior's armor would be more appropriate.
- [quote] I love Charlize, but I don't see her as Wonder Woman. Were Sandra Bullock taller and fuller on top, this would have been perfect for her 10-15 years ago.
Charlize is tall, regal, exudes strength and she's GORGEOUS. Just like Uma Thurman, she would have nailed it.
- Video on YouTube
- I guess #1 looks best, but there's something I'm kind of digging about #3
- I take it you don't like Alexandra Dadarrio, R168? Care to suggest any of your own? Or do you only bitch about the ones you don't like.
- ORIGINAL Wonder Woman Pilot (1967) - WTF?
- Rileah Vanderbilt
- The David E. Kelley version(s) tried to follow the original--she even had an assistant named Etta Candy and an unrequited love named Steve Trevor.
They changed the costume three times DURING filming due to internet backlash. Thus WW is actually shown in three similar costumes.
In the end, her outfit looked much like Carter's, only more revealing.
- Why does WW have to have a "realistic" costume? She's a goddess, not the girl next door. Sure it should be tweaked, but it doesn't need to look like a run of the mill jumpsuit or a pantsuit! She SHOULD look like the ideal, the inspiration.
Outside comic book geekdom, more people know WW than Thor, but his movie was a big hit, had all the mythology and gods and they weren't putting him in a jump suit and making him a "relatable" guy next door.
I've always wanted to see someone like Monica Bellucci (from 20 years ago) in the role, but I saw that Percy Jackson movie the other day while I was babysitting and I agree, Alexandra Daddario would be good.
- Now THIS Diana definitely has a lesbian vibe.
- Khloe needs a job ...
"KHLOE KARDASHIAN FOR WONDER WOMAN!"
- MOAR Alexandra Daddario!
- Alexandra Daddario appreciation thread (page 1)
- Daddario = BORING
- Tyler Perry AS Medea AS Wonder Woman!
- They should go with the traditional costume, but with the removable skirt like Lynda wore in the WWII version of WW. Plus the cape. Classic Wonder Woman all the way!
- Daddario is also too short and too skinny. Wonder Woman has to kick ass and this girl simply wouldn't believable tossing 210 lb men around like rag dolls.
- I loved the Wonder Woman cape. But Lynda didn't rock that too often.
- Daddario is listed as 5'8". Beefing up is fairly easy.
- I am 100% prime gay male, but I swear to God I would have fucked the shit out of Lynda Carter in the '70s. She was one hot looking specimen.
- r188 = PR agent or stalker.
- The skirt really worked on Lynda because it covered up her saddle bags and all you saw were those big buzzooms and incredible legs. She was impressive and will be hard to equal as WW. It would have been interesting to see Joanna Cassidy's take on WW, seeing as how she was one of the actresses considered. WW would have been seriously butch.
- Look, the Kelley production proved no one wants a dark, introspective Wonder Woman.
I think the Cavill version will fail for the same reason.
Batman is dark. Superman and Wonder Woman are characters bringing light and hope to the world.
- r158 - No. Not Blandy Bore. She's cute and inoffensive, but she doesn't have the charisma or the physique, apart from the height.
- Lynda gives a tour of her fabulous house outside Washington DC. I knew her husband was well-off, but I had no idea he was that wealthy! This just aired a few days ago.
- R191 - Lynda did not have saddlebags.
R193 - Mandy has the charisma. She also has a kind face. As for the physique, she could work out.
- Not fat anymore: Gal Gadot is Wonder Woman.
- No, she's skinny.
- If Kelly Brook had an ounce of talent, she might have been good in the role.
- Minka Kelly has the look.
- She had thigh bulges R95. Deal with it. She wasn't perfect. Damn close, but not perfect.
- What on Earth are they thinking with this Gal Gadot person?! She's anorexic and a plain Jane. And, having seen her appearances in the "Fast and Furious" movies, she's entirely unmemorable and a horrible actress. In all the world, this is the closest they could come to Wonder Woman??
- [quote]Also, sorry to say, Charlize is getting a little long in the tooth to be a superheroine (RDJ can do it because we're fine with older men, but we as a society like our women barely of age).
And nothing will ever change as long as we continue to accept this double standard.
- I can see Chalize as a superhero even now, just not WW. Charlize is more ice queen than girl next door,
- Mandy Moore? That cornpone hick Jesus chick who was a flash in the pan well over a decade ago? Are we just throwing shit against the wall and seeing what sticks now?
- R204 - Mandy isn't a Jesus chick, she only payed one in Saved.
- Mandy Moore is indeed a Jesus chick in real life.
But she's a big tall girl who isn't as emaciated as many actresses, which is probably why she gets mentioned for WW. Same for Charlize (here shown with tiny Kristen Stewart and big Chris Hemsworth, for comparison). She's a big strong gal, even if she's nothing like Wonder Woman.
- Mandy doesn't talk about religion and she married bad boy Ryan Adams. She is full bodied for an acress. She also has a kindly face.
- Me TV starts airing Wonder Woman this weekend.
The 90 minute pilot episode airs on Friday at 8 p.m. Then the first 60 minute episode,
"Wonder Woman Meets Baroness Von Gunther" airs Saturday at 8 p.m.
Subsequent episodes air every Saturday at 8 p.m., followed by Star Trek original series.
- I think the pilot is better than most of the season 1 episodes.
- The way some gay guys go on, Twiggy would have been a real porker.
- Did anyone watch the pilot tonight? It was really hokey but fun. I'm definitely going to keep watching. Cloris Leachman was so over-the-top as WW's mother. And the Paradise Island sets were hilariously off. A tropical island, and the fruit bowl has apples, oranges, and bananas in it? Ferns in hanging baskets? But Lyle was looking good shirtless, and Lynda was so endearing.
- [quote]Subsequent episodes air every Saturday at 8 p.m., followed by Star Trek original series.
I wish they had moved Batman to 6, put WW on at 7, and left Lost in Space at 8, but at least LIS was just moved to midnight and not taken off the schedule.
As R211 said, the WW pilot was pretty hokey but entertaining. (I'm sure the subsequent episodes of the series were a vast improvement.) And Lynda Carter was one insanely gorgeous woman.
- MeTV should also dig up the Wonder Woman movie from earlier in the 70s with Cathy Lee Crosby. I think it might have been a pilot, too, for a much different version of the story but was not picked up to series like the Lynda Carter version (which came along a few years after).
- R210 - Cloris was so much fun, though.
- r213 Aside from the name, that Cathy Lee Crosby movie bore little resemblance to the Wonder Woman of DC Comics.
I remember as a kid being so excited about a Wonder Woman movie and bitterly, bitterly disappointed with that Cathy Lee Crosby movie. (think of the Hallie Berry Catwoman movie and its total disregard foe the DC mythos).
I kept thinking, why are they making a movie and calling it Wonder Woman but not using the history established in the comics. And also wondering why DC Comics ever let this thing get made using the Wonder Woman name.
So a year of so later when the Linda Carter pilot came along, I was in heaven because it was true to the comics.
- R194 Carter's husband was partners with Democratic Party consigliere Clark Clifford, and was involved in the BCCI scandal with him.
So they likely have a buck or two.
- Wonder Woman today would be considered a lesbian, not fat.
Sad but true reality for today's society is that women are expected to be emaciated with giant tits, who can never ever ever be a good as a man (since a woman's only purpose is to be eye candy for the men)
- Watching the first regular episode now on Me-TV and I'm immediately reminded, even after 30 years, of the one thing that always irritated me about the show: Wonder Woman constantly having to rescue Steve Trevor's dumb ass.
- Steve was not he sharpest knife in the drawer.
- But Lyle Waggoner was so gorgeous!
He fueled plenty of my fantasies as a baby gay.
- If I remember correctly, in the later seasons Steve Trevor is relegated to being a lesser character/presence on the show.
- Lyle Waggoner looks middle-aged by today's tv heartthrob standards, and I think he was still in his 30s at the time. Actors just look so much younger today than they did in the 70s.
- r222 Lyle was born in 1935, so he would have been 40 when the pilot shot.
Yes, his 40 looks older than say Ben Affleck's 41 or Matthew McConaughey's 44.
But Lyle looks like a man. Ben, Matthew and the rest come across as aging adolescents.
- I was watching one of the third season episodes about a scientist who invents a tool that controls the actions of people and then uses it to alter outcomes of football games. The plotting was quite mediocre and the nature of the device changed midway through the episode.
- Sword fighting first episode of second season.
- I just watched an episode on ME TV. It was so campy but watching it brings back floods of memories. The stuntwork is so bad. It was obviously men doing the WW stunts at times.
- Which episode R226?
- The one with the diabolical toymaker who cloned WW.
- You know that any discussion of Lyle Waggoner is invariably going to lead to this:
- I'll bet his dick is HUGE.
- R228 - That episode was campy.
- Campy and fun.
- Lynda is svelte here.
- and you gay men wonder why so many "straight" women and lesbians come here. Stop catering to their stuff and be mean to the opposite sex like LCHAT. No wonder why lesbians don't have men invading their space and good for them
- [quote]I just watched an episode on ME TV. It was so campy but watching it brings back floods of memories. The stuntwork is so bad. It was obviously men doing the WW stunts at times.
Though I hate to compare them, I always thought BIONIC WOMAN was a much better series and has aged much better than WONDER WOMAN (they've been showing BW episodes for about a year now on COZI TV). Perhaps WW being based on a comic book meant the campiness was unavoidable (BW, which also had its campy moments, had a more science-based feel to it) but one show definitely aged better than the other.
Still love Lynda and Lindsay equally, however.
- I turned the show on this evening and she had popped into a skin-diver's suit, and the walked towards the camera as if she were going to take a dive into the water.
And Lynda had the most enormous, divided camel toe I've ever seen outside a Walmart. It was SPECTACULAR.
Amazing they didn't cut it. Considering that every other woman in a bathing suit or tight bottom from the 1920s through the 1990s had as smooth a crotch as Barbie (Did they glue the labia together and spackle over it?), HOW did this slip by the censors? You could have slipped an Unabridged Webster's in that slot.
- R235 - Did you see Lindsay in Warehouse 13?
- R237, I've never been a regular viewer of "Warehouse 13" but did catch one episode with Lindsay in it (it's been a while; about 2 or 3 years ago I'm guessing). She was only in it for a couple of minutes as I recall. Was she a regular?
She's aged, of course, but still looks great.
- My 3 favorite ladies from my 70s childhood(Yes, I'm a dyke)....
Lynda Carter, Lindsay Wagner, and Jaclyn Smith.
Just love strong, kind women!!!!
- r236 wasn't kidding about the camel toe.
- I used to call that version of her WATER WOMAN.
- Thanks R240
- This episode with Henry Gibson has got to be the gayest episode of any series in the history of television.
- Which one is that R243?
- Henry Gibson is playing this psychotic queen in purple silk and a bad fright wig who's kidnapping athletes to fight for his fake country in the Olympics.
Truly must be seen to be believed.
- [quote]This episode with Henry Gibson has got to be the gayest episode of any series in the history of television.
You must not have seen the WW episode starring the venerable Charles Pierce.
- Good call, R246! I guess you could say WW really gave us great gay TV.
- Good one R246