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Sun Jul 1, 2012, 12:02 PM

Ya know, this probably wouldn't have been the worst thing we'd ever seen...


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Reply Ya know, this probably wouldn't have been the worst thing we'd ever seen... (Original post)
wyldwolf Jul 2012 OP
Broken_Hero Jul 2012 #1
wyldwolf Jul 2012 #2
white_wolf Jul 2012 #3
wyldwolf Jul 2012 #4
barbara1981 Aug 2012 #5
Xyzse Aug 2012 #6

Response to wyldwolf (Original post)

Sun Jul 1, 2012, 01:20 PM

1. Looks okay to me

Never been that big a WW fan, but after reading her in Kingdom Come, I became a stronger fan of the character. I also enjoyed her in the JLA animated series as well, I think at times she is vastly underrated, and underwritten.

I was excited about the tv show, I would've supported it.

I'm still trying to wrap my head around Birds of Prey, I'm about half way through the season and I do like the liberties they are taking with the DC universe.

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Response to Broken_Hero (Reply #1)

Sun Jul 1, 2012, 03:57 PM

2. Birds of Prey was great. I just found the wonder woman pilot online...

If you want the link, I can PM it to you.

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Response to white_wolf (Reply #3)

Thu Jul 5, 2012, 08:00 AM

4. yeah, that is pretty funny...

..but since I made the OP, I've seen the pilot. Seriously, not the worst Super Hero treatment I've seen (movies and TV) - and I tend to see them all.

Had I been the network exec I would have sent it back with some required major changes. But I thought the actress nailed the role.

But there might be other forces at play regarding this not making it to series. I've heard from semi-reliable movie sources (someone who knows someone, yada yada) that Warners pulled the plug on this when they became serious about developing their stable of A-list heroes for the big screen and that no matter how good this could have been, it would have never made it to series.

Actually, this isn't totally unheard of. The 'Superboy' series of the late 80s/early 90s wasn't canceled because of ratings - it was canceled when Lois and Clark was developed and Warners didn't want two versions of Superman competing. This same scenario was also discussed regarding Superman Returns and Smallville - but Smallville survived. Related to this, the reason a young Bruce Wayne never appeared on Smallville (although it was at one time planned) was because of the Nolan Batman movies.

Likewise, the Wonder Woman character couldn't appear on Smallville because of a contract with Joel Silver who was developing a Wonder Woman movie at the time. Although in the season three episode 'Asylum,' a newspaper headline reads "Themyscirian Queen Address The Vatican", which refers to Wonder Woman's mother, Queen Hippolyta, and the home of the Amazons, Themyscira.

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Response to wyldwolf (Original post)

Fri Aug 31, 2012, 12:03 PM

6. No! I Just Couldn't

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I was thinking... Alana De La Garza who played Aethyr in Smallville, I think they gave her blue contacts at the time. She had that hot smouldering look suitable for a super being.

I can't believe they were doing the "Scorpion" with the lasso.

Wonder Woman is definitely being under-written.

Thing is, in regards to the big three (Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman) in the small screen, I wouldn't devote a television series to any of them at the moment.

Batman worked because he is the most human of the three.
Out of the three, WW has the least relatable background.

Batman is human, a guy who works hard to overcome his limitations.
Superman, an orphan adopted and living isolated, dealing with growing pains.

Wonder Woman, born in the island of Themyscira, trained as a warrior, whose main villain for a while was the God Ares.

If brought to the small screen, I would rather have her as a guest character to someone who is a bit more human and vulnerable. Someone who swoops in as an overwhelming presence, yet has to be shown delicacy and subtlety. Maybe they can make her guest star in the "Arrow" or something.

Otherwise, if they are making it in to a small screen adaptation they have to make it a bit more adult.

Perhaps go for something like someone who is sent out of the island to be a Diplomat whose primary agenda are promoting peace (she is of the "Si vis pacem para bellum" type), nature conservation and equal rights for women. Where first season might be corporate dealing with arms manufacturing and so forth.

If they go for a movie, I suggest something slightly similar but base it on the Middle East, trying to stop an escalation with a terrorist group that acquires advanced weaponry.

Still the thing that they came out with doesn't seem to do justice to the character. Besides, the theme song sounds god-awful.

I found the pilot.
Sadly, I couldn't get past the 10 minute mark. This is pretty bad.

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