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NBC Passes on "Wonder Woman"

Discussion in 'TV Show Talk' started by RunnerFL, Jan 22, 2011.

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  1. cj9788

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    So true sex appeal like runner said can only hold an audience for a short time, but sex appeal and a good story should work. I tend to think people will only watch for the sexy looks and I can admit that I am a bit skeptical about persons motives. even my own.
     
  2. SayWhat?

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    She does get your attention, doesn't she?
     
  3. James Long

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    The one with the guy topless is probably the most attention getting. Kind of wishing she was with AT&T? :rolleyes:

    Sex sells. So do children and puppies. Perhaps Wonder Woman should have a baby at home and Underdog as a sidekick?
     
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    OH YEAH! she is :blush: hot!
     
  5. hdtvfan0001

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    Linda Carter's legacy in this role will be a tough act to follow.
     
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    SayWhat?

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    Sorry, no comparison;


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    hdtvfan0001

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    You got that right. ;)

    When Linda wore that outfit in the original...months of ruckus was raised over how "racy" it was...you'd think that based on today's TV standards....those photos reflected before and after, instead of the other way around.
     
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    armophob

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    I think I may be so bold to speak for the general audience out here to say this;
    This thread has been in good fun, but this programming idea is stale and unimaginative as always. Hollywood really has officially thrown in the towel on ideas. Linda at least showed more leg to keep the series going, but I challenge anyone to remember the plot of a single episode.
     
  9. Apr 3, 2011 #169 of 211
    SayWhat?

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    There was a plot?
     
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    hdtvfan0001

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    !rolling
     
  11. Apr 3, 2011 #171 of 211
    Stewart Vernon

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    I couldn't say... I was a kid and haven't seen the show since the original airings.

    I think a lot of it was Linda, but not for what most people think. Yes, she was pretty and dressed provocatively... but Linda was imminently likable as a person in real life and that showed through in the TV show.

    The plots probably were dry... a lot of shows in the 1970s were as it turns out upon further review.

    Linda made up for some of that with her personality.

    This show doesn't seem to have a heart, from what we have read so far... so I don't have high hopes... which is unfortunate, because the character in the comics has a lot of rich history that should be possible to capture on screen if someone really tried.
     
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    RobertE

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    I vaguely remember some. I think one there was some sort of tank type thing that ran amok. Or maybe that was on the $6m man. :confused:
     
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    RobertE

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    The premise of having one actor/actress playing two characters, is a stretch. In this version, having her play three is just too much.

    Mix in the awful backstory and it's a receipe for failure.

    Having her play 2 characters would be fine if they heavily changed the back story. Ditch the CEO role, jetison the micro jets and it might have a small chance.
     
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    armophob

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    :rolling::rolling::rolling: I forgot about the invisible airplane!! I just got a picture in my head of this new chick sitting prone with clouds whipping past her and holding an invisible steering wheel :lol::lol::lol:
     
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    Maruuk

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    Let's face it, all this comes about from how conservative and gutless the nets have become. The only thing the Yes Men in the board room will sign onto lately are the rotting copses of old "tried and true" formulas. Thus the 27 versions of CSI and 11 law shows and the tsunami of cheap reality shows. The nets are dying, and we're stuck changing their content bedpans for the next few years.
     
  16. Apr 3, 2011 #176 of 211
    Stewart Vernon

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    Some comic characters need to be changed because what works in a comic strip doesn't work in reality... but change for the sake of change is bad... and all too often we see a situation where the TV/movie character bears little resemblance to the comic character.

    The Halle Berry Catwoman movie is a good (bad) example... Halle Berry has often been considered a very attractive woman, so many thought the premise of her in leather was a win... and yet... not so much.

    The Elektra movie with Jennifer Garner wasn't as bad, but wasn't much more of a success either.

    Somehow in the translation into television/movie, these studios manage to drain all the life and heart out of the story and characters to the point where they aren't recognizable as anything good.

    It's just sad to me that this seems doomed to fail, and the conclusions will be:

    1. Super-hero shows are risky
    2. Wonder Woman is a bad character

    But the truth will really be that they didn't remain true to the character and craft good stories around her...

    It is especially sad to me in comic characters with established history.. when they should be able to comb through 50 years or more of stories and find some really good ones to adapt! It should be hard to screw that part up as they have essentially storyboards to go by for years of TV shows.
     
  17. RunnerFL

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    Who wears short shorts? She wears short shorts!
     
  19. olguy

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    And from the article at the link:
    And could this be some insight into the management philosophy that allows NBC to continue to put out bad programs?
     
  20. Maruuk

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    +1. They only listen to themselves at the dying dinosaur networks.
     

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