Sunday, March 20, 2011

Wonder Woman is Switching Things Up

Lynda Carter as Wonder Woman
Adrianna Palicki
Everybody has heard of Wonder Woman and knows about her magic lasso, bullet-deflecting bracelets, and star-covered short-shorts. However, in an upcoming NBC series, Wonder Woman will be switching things up. In the 1970's series, Lynda Carter wore the classic Wonder Woman outfit, as pictured to the left. The red top, the blue and white star-studded shorts, the lasso, the bracelets, and the red boots. But if all goes as planned, a new Wonder Woman show will soon be hitting the screen, and, as stated above, some changes will be made. However, the show first has to make it thought the pilot. David E. Kelley, the director of the upcoming pilot, has said that he wants to add some depth to the character of Wonder Woman-- he wants her to be portrayed as "a real complex woman and not just a superhero." Some fans have already been tripped up by the change, while others seem to like it. The changes may seem major to part of the population, and others may not care. It depends on how susceptible the fans are to change. The new costume, which, in the picture to the right, is worn by the lead actress of the pilot, Adrianne Palicki, differs in the pants and boots. The pants are now a type of blue leggings, and the boots are blue. Is the switch really that big of a deal? In my personal opinion, it is not. As long as the show is a good one, and the character is accurately portrayed, I don't see why the costume change matters. Then again, I am not a Wonder Woman fan. I can see why some would be upset with the change. No one wants to see a beloved character look a way their not supposed to. But sometimes change is good.

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