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1967 Wonder Woman TV Pilot

Pistol Wimp has unearthed a copy of the 5-minute 1967 test-pilot for a Wonder Woman series. It appears to as campy as the producers’ other creation, Batman. It stars Ellie Wood Walker as Diana Prince, Linda Harrison as Wonder Woman and Maudie Prickett as her mother.

Is it me, or is Wonder Woman admiring herself a little too much in the mirror. I mean, sure, it was risqué back then to wear star-pattern blue knickers out in the open…but methinks Wonder Woman is a bit too narcissistic to be an effective heroine. Now that I think about it, she’s acting like she’s on heroin. That’s the only explanation I have for her gravity-defying no-way-she’s-hooked-up-to-wires leap into the nighttime sky.

Thanks you, O wise gods of 1960’s television programming, for waiting until Lynda Carter.

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7 Comments on 1967 Wonder Woman TV Pilot

  1. Oh brother, that was the goofiest thing I have ever seen. I will concur with John’s assessment that we are all happy that they waited to do the series with Lynda Carter…

  2. Oh dear goddess! Now all of my fond memories of Wonder Woman (Lynda Carter) are tainted by that downright creepy (NOT campy) rendition! Thanks a lot, John!

  3. The IMDB listing has a few more details.

  4. Heh…Thanks, Papaya. I was so mesmerized by the poor acting in the “mirror

    scene” that I didn’t even catch the goof that IMDB mentions.

  5. Ubiquitous // February 28, 2007 at 7:34 am //

    Ahhh, so THAT’S what seemed to weird about the “mirror scene”!

  6. I figured they were doing it on purpose. The whole scene was so weird with her camping it up in front of the mirror, I just took the whole thing as a spoof that was never really intended for TV. I mean, really!

  7. is it just me, or does she look a bit like an early version of ugly betty?

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