How to sell a crappy Wonder Woman show

Use phrases like “a product of its time” and “certainly worth a look.” That’s the inspired sales pitch on the DC Comics blog for the 1974 TV pilot for Wonder Woman, starring Cathy Lee Crosby.

As developed by writer John D.F. Black (Star Trek, Shaft), this take on Wonder Woman featured a hero with little in the way of super powers hunting down a villain (portrayed by Ricardo Montalban) who had stolen classified information about American agents. Also drastically different was Diana’s mod-inspired costume, though elements such as her iconic bracelets, lasso and her Amazonian home of Paradise Island make appearances. While a product of its time, this take on the revered character is certainly worth a look for DC comics fans, if for the nostalgia factor alone.

That sure sounds like a great take on an iconic comic book character. I’m sure fans of Wonder Woman can’t wait to fork over their hard earned money for this “classic” now available on DVD.

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2 thoughts on “How to sell a crappy Wonder Woman show

  1. If that Wonder Woman thing were at the bootleg table, I would totally get it. But buying an official copy? Forget it.

    The big news here is that there was a Superboy show that ran for 4 seasons starting in 1988. How’d I not know that? Where was the internet?

  2. I was aware of the Superboy show back in the day, but never watched it. I’ve never been a huge Superman fan, and that show in particular looked all sorts of cheesy. I think its only claim to fame (at the time) was some small buzz around actress Stacy Haiduk, who played Lana Lang.

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