Would she be considered fat today?
|by Anonymous||reply 249||04/09/2015|
|by Anonymous||reply 1||03/06/2013|
Dior considers this too fat.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||03/06/2013|
ewww. kill it.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||03/06/2013|
|by Anonymous||reply 4||03/06/2013|
Stand her next to Kevin James and his fans will say she's anorexic.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||03/06/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||03/06/2013|
Jennifer Lawrence has a very similar body, maybe slightly less in the chest.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||03/06/2013|
|by Anonymous||reply 9||03/06/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||03/06/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||03/06/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||03/06/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||03/06/2013|
Lynda as Diana spinning into her WW costume
|by Anonymous||reply 16||03/06/2013|
Trying that again
|by Anonymous||reply 17||03/06/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||03/06/2013|
Magic, r18. Wonder Woman is a supernatural being.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||03/06/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||03/06/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||03/06/2013|
R21 - She looked better a little on the fuller side.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||03/06/2013|
Fabulous behind-the-scenes shot on the Wonder Woman set of Lynda wearing a fur coat over her costume and smoking a cigarette.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||03/06/2013|
Where the hell is it, R23? Do you expect us to have to search through all of those pics??
|by Anonymous||reply 24||03/06/2013|
r24 the pic should come right up.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||03/06/2013|
It doesn't R25
|by Anonymous||reply 26||03/06/2013|
Why is she wearing a quilted bra?
|by Anonymous||reply 27||03/06/2013|
T least tell us which album the fur coat pic is in, R23.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||03/06/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||03/06/2013|
Whopps, I meant my post for R18. sorry
|by Anonymous||reply 30||03/06/2013|
Picture comes right up for me....
|by Anonymous||reply 31||03/06/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||03/06/2013|
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.'
|by Anonymous||reply 33||03/06/2013|
SOMEBODY PLEASE POST THE FUCKING FUR COAT/CIGARETTE PHOTO!!
|by Anonymous||reply 34||03/06/2013|
r34 it must be your pc. The pic is coming up fine.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||03/06/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||03/06/2013|
Try this link.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||03/06/2013|
Thanks, R37! See, it was that easy!
|by Anonymous||reply 38||03/06/2013|
Gorgeous woman. She's also aged very well.
|by Anonymous||reply 39||03/06/2013|
[quote]Wonder Woman is a supernatural being.
Yet she needs a lasso to fight crime.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||03/07/2013|
Where is this extra weight she had first season?
|by Anonymous||reply 41||03/07/2013|
Wonder Woman's lasso compels people to tell the truth, and is indestructible and unbreakable.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||03/07/2013|
She's a tub!
|by Anonymous||reply 43||03/07/2013|
Mmmm. If I weren't gay...
|by Anonymous||reply 44||03/07/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||03/07/2013|
The song was so corny. And now it's stuck in my head.."fighting for your rights, in her satin tights.."
|by Anonymous||reply 46||03/07/2013|
R45 you do have excellent taste.
|by Anonymous||reply 47||03/07/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||03/07/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 50||03/07/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 51||03/07/2013|
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!
|by Anonymous||reply 52||03/07/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 53||03/07/2013|
The stunning beauty of this woman, even in her later years, validates my Mexican fetish. That country produces some gorgeous people!
|by Anonymous||reply 54||03/07/2013|
Lynda Carter's parents: Dad Colby Carter (Irish) and mom Juana (Mexican).
|by Anonymous||reply 55||03/07/2013|
Wow, R55, her mom was a stunner too.
|by Anonymous||reply 56||03/07/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 57||03/07/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 58||03/07/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 59||03/07/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 60||03/07/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 61||03/07/2013|
Damn, r55, it's quite easy to see where Lynda got her looks!
|by Anonymous||reply 62||03/07/2013|
R55 That's actually Lynda's older sister. Here's one of Lynda with her mom and sister.
|by Anonymous||reply 63||03/07/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 64||03/07/2013|
Jennifer Lawrence has the body type and look, but she's young.
Mandy Moore is a possibility if she put on some muscle.
|by Anonymous||reply 65||03/07/2013|
[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...?
|by Anonymous||reply 66||03/07/2013|
Have you SEEN many Americans lately, OP? She would be considered anorexic now by the United States of Fatasses.
|by Anonymous||reply 67||03/07/2013|
Oh, the HORROR!
Almost as bad as the Charlie's Angels revamp.
|by Anonymous||reply 68||03/07/2013|
Looky what I can do. I can run!
|by Anonymous||reply 69||03/07/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 70||03/07/2013|
The fur coat/ciggy picture should be iconic. And this is one of the most flattering pictures of a woman ever taken.
|by Anonymous||reply 71||03/07/2013|
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) Skateboarding outfit 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?
|by Anonymous||reply 72||03/09/2013|
Alexandra Daddario should play WW.
|by Anonymous||reply 73||07/23/2013|
Lynda has good genes.
|by Anonymous||reply 74||07/23/2013|
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!
|by Anonymous||reply 75||07/24/2013|
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?
|by Anonymous||reply 76||07/24/2013|
How big of a name was Lynda Carter before WW?
Alexandra isn't a complete unknown.
|by Anonymous||reply 77||07/24/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 78||07/24/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 79||07/24/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 80||07/24/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 81||07/24/2013|
Another Alexandra pic. Beautiful...
|by Anonymous||reply 82||07/24/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 83||07/24/2013|
|by Anonymous||reply 84||07/24/2013|
Wonder Woman: The AARP Years starring America's Favorite Geriatric TM, Betty White
|by Anonymous||reply 85||07/24/2013|
Wonder Woman was never as popular as Superman or Batman, which is why DC keeps changing her every few years.
|by Anonymous||reply 86||07/24/2013|
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
|by Anonymous||reply 87||07/24/2013|
SO Hercules is her brother now? Hmm pre new 52 it was suggested Ares was her father. SO I guess Hera hates Diana now?
|by Anonymous||reply 88||07/24/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 91||07/24/2013|
[quote]Too bad Catherine Zeta--Jones hit her 40s. Or is it 29?
16, fuck you very much.
|by Anonymous||reply 92||07/24/2013|
She was fat then and she is fat now.
|by Anonymous||reply 93||07/24/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 94||07/24/2013|
Lynda Carter is 62 today!
|by Anonymous||reply 95||07/24/2013|
|by Anonymous||reply 96||07/24/2013|
Jennifer Lawrence could do it.
|by Anonymous||reply 97||07/24/2013|
R97 No. She couldn't.
|by Anonymous||reply 98||07/24/2013|
Charlize could easily pull off WW and I thought that long before did Hancock.
|by Anonymous||reply 99||07/24/2013|
R98 - Why not? She has the body, a nice face, the talent. She can do action and campy humor.
|by Anonymous||reply 100||07/24/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 101||07/24/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 102||07/24/2013|
Jennifer Lawrence is a fug, trashy bitch. Stop sucking her clit.
|by Anonymous||reply 103||07/24/2013|
r102 Jennifer Lawrence Troll.
r103 Far closer to the truth.
|by Anonymous||reply 104||07/25/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 105||07/25/2013|
R104 - very bitter.
|by Anonymous||reply 106||07/25/2013|
r106 Cutting magazine clippings of Jennifer Lawrence with rusty scissors while dancing tucked, Buffalo Bill style.
|by Anonymous||reply 107||07/25/2013|
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...
|by Anonymous||reply 108||07/25/2013|
ooops forgot to post a link of the New 52 Wonder Woman. They should create a movie of her in this costume
|by Anonymous||reply 109||07/25/2013|
R107 That's actually funny.
|by Anonymous||reply 110||07/25/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 111||07/25/2013|
Charlize would have to do some weight training.
|by Anonymous||reply 112||07/25/2013|
Women don't do well in super hero films, unless they are damsels in distress or the hero's girl friends.
|by Anonymous||reply 113||07/26/2013|
Lynda Carter looks incredible for a woman in her early 60's. That can't be all-natural, can it?
|by Anonymous||reply 114||07/26/2013|
R113 - See Supergirl
|by Anonymous||reply 115||07/26/2013|
"By Pluto's mighty serpent!"
|by Anonymous||reply 116||07/27/2013|
Lyle says "Hello!", R116.
|by Anonymous||reply 117||07/27/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 118||07/27/2013|
R119 - Jennifer Lawrence has an ample ass, the height, and the boobs. Mandy Moore also has the curves (though she'd need weight training).
|by Anonymous||reply 119||07/27/2013|
Mandy Moore can't act, why the fuck would you ever suggest her?
|by Anonymous||reply 120||07/27/2013|
Mandy can act. She was good in Dedication.
|by Anonymous||reply 121||07/27/2013|
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!).
|by Anonymous||reply 122||07/27/2013|
Wow, you are so naive r122. There's no way she hasn't had work done.
|by Anonymous||reply 123||07/27/2013|
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).
|by Anonymous||reply 124||07/27/2013|
[quote]wouldn't it be funny to see Sofia Vergara as WW?
|by Anonymous||reply 125||07/27/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 126||07/27/2013|
I think Katee is a little short - she's only about 5'5". Tricia Helfer, if she beefed up, would be a better choice.
|by Anonymous||reply 127||07/27/2013|
Wonder Woman spins
|by Anonymous||reply 128||07/27/2013|
"Who told you to kill Diana Prince?"
|by Anonymous||reply 129||07/27/2013|
She is absolutely GORGEOUS! I have always thought of her as an epitome of beauty. Stunning woman.
|by Anonymous||reply 130||07/27/2013|
R130 - Yes, she is gorgeous.
|by Anonymous||reply 131||07/28/2013|
Is she drinking again? She sounds terrible on that Anderson Live appearance..
|by Anonymous||reply 132||07/28/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 133||07/28/2013|
When in the hell will they be making a WW movie? They keep rehashing the same shit over and over again.
|by Anonymous||reply 134||07/28/2013|
Did tthe same bunch of writers handle the first season and the subsequent ones? Why the shift in time frame?
|by Anonymous||reply 135||07/30/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 136||07/30/2013|
Why didn't ABC renew?
|by Anonymous||reply 137||07/30/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 138||07/30/2013|
[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.
|by Anonymous||reply 139||07/30/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 140||07/30/2013|
She's above The Flash or Green Lantern.
|by Anonymous||reply 141||07/30/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 142||07/31/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 143||07/31/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 144||07/31/2013|
[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.
|by Anonymous||reply 145||07/31/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 146||07/31/2013|
Alexandra Daddario fits the description of a relative unknown who has the acting experience, as well as fitting the WW look.
|by Anonymous||reply 147||07/31/2013|
|by Anonymous||reply 148||07/31/2013|
R148, get back down in the basement and leave the smart kids alone!
|by Anonymous||reply 149||07/31/2013|
r149 Try putting down your copy of InTouch, dear. Those aren't actors or movie stars.
|by Anonymous||reply 150||07/31/2013|
|by Anonymous||reply 151||08/26/2013|
Well? What do we think about the new Wonder Woman short?
|by Anonymous||reply 152||10/01/2013|
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??!!
|by Anonymous||reply 153||10/01/2013|
Diana should be a congressional aide.
|by Anonymous||reply 154||10/01/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 155||10/01/2013|
Sounds absolutely dreadful.
|by Anonymous||reply 156||10/01/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 157||10/01/2013|
What about Mandy Moore?
|by Anonymous||reply 158||10/01/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 159||10/01/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 160||10/01/2013|
Alexandra Daddario would be absolute perfection.
|by Anonymous||reply 161||10/01/2013|
Mandy has the presence to pull it off. She can play against type as shown by her appearance in HIMYM.
|by Anonymous||reply 162||10/01/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 163||10/01/2013|
I like her with the American flag costume. Let's not go too Amazon.
|by Anonymous||reply 164||10/01/2013|
[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?)
|by Anonymous||reply 165||10/01/2013|
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|by Anonymous||reply 166||10/01/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 167||10/01/2013|
r161 Good grief, give it up!
|by Anonymous||reply 168||10/01/2013|
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?
|by Anonymous||reply 169||10/01/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 170||10/01/2013|
[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.
|by Anonymous||reply 171||10/01/2013|
Video on YouTube
|by Anonymous||reply 172||10/01/2013|
I guess #1 looks best, but there's something I'm kind of digging about #3
|by Anonymous||reply 173||10/01/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 174||10/01/2013|
ORIGINAL Wonder Woman Pilot (1967) - WTF?
|by Anonymous||reply 175||10/01/2013|
|by Anonymous||reply 176||10/01/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 177||10/01/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 178||10/01/2013|
Now THIS Diana definitely has a lesbian vibe.
|by Anonymous||reply 179||10/01/2013|
Khloe needs a job ...
"KHLOE KARDASHIAN FOR WONDER WOMAN!"
|by Anonymous||reply 180||10/01/2013|
MOAR Alexandra Daddario!
|by Anonymous||reply 181||10/01/2013|
Alexandra Daddario appreciation thread (page 1)
|by Anonymous||reply 182||10/01/2013|
Daddario = BORING
|by Anonymous||reply 183||10/01/2013|
Tyler Perry AS Medea AS Wonder Woman!
|by Anonymous||reply 184||10/01/2013|
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!
|by Anonymous||reply 185||10/01/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 186||10/01/2013|
I loved the Wonder Woman cape. But Lynda didn't rock that too often.
|by Anonymous||reply 187||10/01/2013|
Daddario is listed as 5'8". Beefing up is fairly easy.
|by Anonymous||reply 188||10/02/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 189||10/02/2013|
r188 = PR agent or stalker.
|by Anonymous||reply 190||10/02/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 191||10/02/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 192||10/02/2013|
r158 - No. Not Blandy Bore. She's cute and inoffensive, but she doesn't have the charisma or the physique, apart from the height.
|by Anonymous||reply 193||10/02/2013|
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|by Anonymous||reply 194||10/09/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 195||10/09/2013|
Not fat anymore: Gal Gadot is Wonder Woman.
|by Anonymous||reply 196||12/04/2013|
No, she's skinny.
|by Anonymous||reply 197||12/04/2013|
If Kelly Brook had an ounce of talent, she might have been good in the role.
|by Anonymous||reply 198||12/04/2013|
Minka Kelly has the look.
|by Anonymous||reply 199||12/04/2013|
She had thigh bulges R95. Deal with it. She wasn't perfect. Damn close, but not perfect.
|by Anonymous||reply 200||12/10/2013|
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??
|by Anonymous||reply 201||12/10/2013|
[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.
|by Anonymous||reply 202||12/10/2013|
I can see Chalize as a superhero even now, just not WW. Charlize is more ice queen than girl next door,
|by Anonymous||reply 203||12/10/2013|
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|by Anonymous||reply 204||12/10/2013|
R204 - Mandy isn't a Jesus chick, she only payed one in Saved.
|by Anonymous||reply 205||12/10/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 206||12/10/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 207||12/10/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 208||12/26/2013|
I think the pilot is better than most of the season 1 episodes.
|by Anonymous||reply 209||12/26/2013|
The way some gay guys go on, Twiggy would have been a real porker.
|by Anonymous||reply 210||12/26/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 211||12/27/2013|
[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.
|by Anonymous||reply 212||12/27/2013|
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).
|by Anonymous||reply 213||12/27/2013|
R210 - Cloris was so much fun, though.
|by Anonymous||reply 214||12/27/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 215||12/28/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 216||12/28/2013|
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)
|by Anonymous||reply 217||12/28/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 218||12/28/2013|
Steve was not he sharpest knife in the drawer.
|by Anonymous||reply 219||12/28/2013|
But Lyle Waggoner was so gorgeous!
He fueled plenty of my fantasies as a baby gay.
|by Anonymous||reply 220||12/28/2013|
If I remember correctly, in the later seasons Steve Trevor is relegated to being a lesser character/presence on the show.
|by Anonymous||reply 221||12/28/2013|
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|by Anonymous||reply 222||12/28/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 223||12/28/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 224||02/09/2014|
Sword fighting first episode of second season.
|by Anonymous||reply 225||05/31/2014|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 226||05/31/2014|
Which episode R226?
|by Anonymous||reply 227||05/31/2014|
The one with the diabolical toymaker who cloned WW.
|by Anonymous||reply 228||05/31/2014|
You know that any discussion of Lyle Waggoner is invariably going to lead to this:
|by Anonymous||reply 229||05/31/2014|
I'll bet his dick is HUGE.
|by Anonymous||reply 230||05/31/2014|
R228 - That episode was campy.
|by Anonymous||reply 231||05/31/2014|
Campy and fun.
|by Anonymous||reply 232||06/01/2014|
Lynda is svelte here.
|by Anonymous||reply 233||06/07/2014|
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
|by Anonymous||reply 234||06/07/2014|
[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.
|by Anonymous||reply 235||06/07/2014|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 236||06/07/2014|
R235 - Did you see Lindsay in Warehouse 13?
|by Anonymous||reply 237||06/07/2014|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 238||06/08/2014|
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!!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 239||06/08/2014|
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|by Anonymous||reply 240||06/08/2014|
I used to call that version of her WATER WOMAN.
|by Anonymous||reply 241||06/08/2014|
|by Anonymous||reply 242||06/10/2014|
This episode with Henry Gibson has got to be the gayest episode of any series in the history of television.
|by Anonymous||reply 243||06/14/2014|
Which one is that R243?
|by Anonymous||reply 244||06/14/2014|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 245||06/14/2014|
[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.
|by Anonymous||reply 246||06/15/2014|
Good call, R246! I guess you could say WW really gave us great gay TV.
|by Anonymous||reply 247||06/15/2014|
Good one R246
|by Anonymous||reply 248||06/15/2014|
lyle waggoner was a good actor on wonder woman and a bit less comical on the carol burnette show.
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