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Wonder Woman 1975

07 Nov 2018 12:14 #61894 by Markiehoe
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On this day in 1975 Wonder Woman premiered on American television and millions of teenage boys came to attention.

Very progressive for it's time.
Lynda Carter was the absolute star of the show and the show focused and revolved around her.






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07 Nov 2018 15:34 #61895 by kikass2014
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Great pictures selected Markiehoe :)

Ty :)

Peace.

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07 Nov 2018 16:20 - 07 Nov 2018 16:27 #61896 by Monty
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The show certainly did Revolve around Lynda! A great choice of words...A Revolution Indeed!

E.T.A. I don't recall the episode or scene of the fifth picture of Lynda sat in (what I think is) the courthouse.

She looks so young and fresh-faced in the earlier photos.
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07 Nov 2018 16:34 #61897 by Markiehoe
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It is from "Mind Stealers from Outer Space" when Wonder Woman and Andros address the UN about the Alien Invasion.
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07 Nov 2018 18:06 #61898 by shadar
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I agree... it was very progressive for the time. And teenagers everywhere lost their.... ah... minds. 

I just wasn't in the right demographic. I'd just gotten out of the military after the Vietnam War ended and after all that BS, I'd decided to move to the Yukon and live off the land with some buddies who I'd served with. None of us had (or want) a TV at the time. We were going to build log cabins by hand and hunt, which we knew something about. And grow pot. In a place without many people. 

Anyway, right in the middle of all that, Wonder Woman came on the air. 

Thankfully, a winter trying to live in a cabin without power in the mountains of Colorado convinced me that I wasn't "rugged pioneer" stock, so I went back to school to get an Engineering degree on the GI Bill.  Right decision, but in the middle of all that, I didn't see any episodes of WW the first few years. In those days, before the internet or personal computers, not having a TV or getting a newspaper was the equivalent to living completely disconnected from the world. Which was my initial goal. I went from embracing 19th century technology as an erstwhile Luddite to studying electronics and computer technology and discovering the joys of programming in Fortran. 

Years later, I went back to try and watch the show on re-runs. When I got married and had kids, my wife insisted on a TV. And given by then I was studying radio technology along with other aspects of electromagnetic theory as part of my Electrical Engineering curriculum, it was hard to argue against bringing one of those things into my home. 

I quickly discovered you can waste a lot of time staring at the boob tube, as we called it then. A name that had more than one meaning when watching Lynda Carter bounce around. 

Besides, my first superheroine love affair was with Supergirl, and that has never been eclipsed to this day. Besides, Amazons were all lesbians.  

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07 Nov 2018 18:34 #61899 by Markiehoe
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"Besides, Amazons were all lesbians."

See, that's where everybody gets it wrong.
Amazons may be lesbians but Diana was straight living in a world of lesbians. 

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08 Nov 2018 03:06 #61900 by shadar
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Markiehoe wrote: "Besides, Amazons were all lesbians."

See, that's where everybody gets it wrong.
Amazons may be lesbians but Diana was straight living in a world of lesbians. 


My mistake. She's bisexual, at least according to DC with regards to her origin. But that goes way back. 

More recently, we have this:
No, but writer Greg Rucka confirmed she’s bisexual: ”It's supposed to be paradise. You're supposed to be able to live happily. You're supposed to be able --- in a context where one can live happily, and part of what an individual needs for that happiness is to have a partner --- to have a fulfilling, romantic and sexual relationship. And the only options are women. But an Amazon doesn't look at another Amazon and say, 'You're gay.' They don't. The concept doesn't exist. Now, are we saying Diana has been in love and had relationships with other women? As Nicola [Scott, Rucka's artist and collaborator on the Wonder Woman: Year One storyline currently running in the series] and I approach it, the answer is obviously yes.”

Of course, given she's a fantasy character, she can be anything we want her to be. Lesbian, Bi or Straight. Or none of the above. 

Between some early hints by DC and my own supposition, given Amazons have been living with only women for thousands of years, is that they are either sexless or lesbian. Diana, by going to man's world, gets to expand her horizons a bit. 


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08 Nov 2018 04:19 #61901 by ace191
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Did you ever program in PLC or APL?

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08 Nov 2018 09:00 #61902 by Woodclaw
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From Sensation Comics #48. As ham-fisted as it sound I think it's a pretty good explanation.


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08 Nov 2018 13:13 #61903 by shadar
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ace191 wrote: Did you ever program in PLC or APL?


Nope. Went from Fortran to C and then C++. Then I went into management in the early 90’s and became functionally illiterate in any language except English. Not nearly as much fun, but pay was way better.

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08 Nov 2018 22:04 #61904 by bionicskillz
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Also the year The Bionic Woman first appeared in SMDM. I love 1975! It was also a special year for my folks :)

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08 Nov 2018 22:19 #61905 by Markiehoe
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This just in!

For you "rubber" crowbar fans.
www.bleedingcool.com/2018/11/04/wanna-bu...-p0ND7eJOUOAtN3EZvUo
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09 Nov 2018 00:25 #61906 by bionicskillz
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That is awesome, Markiehoe! Good find!

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09 Nov 2018 08:54 #61908 by Woodclaw
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Speaking of Wonder Woman, Kitty O'Neil -- Lynda Carter's original stunt double -- died just a few days ago . She was actually quite the real life superwoman, despite losing her hearing when she was barely 5 years old, she soldiered on and establish a number of records during her lifetime. In particular, she still is the fastest woman in the world, record established in 1976, and holds the record for the highest freefall without equipment, jumping from the 12th floor of a hotel (127 ft.) while filming an episode of Wonder Woman.

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09 Nov 2018 15:21 - 09 Nov 2018 15:24 #61911 by Monty
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I recall Kitty's freefall at the hotel (the one where Diana is seen smashing through the plate glass window). For Kitty to make this jump face on to the building with her back facing thin air was an amazing stunt.

R.I.P.
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12 Nov 2018 04:01 #61954 by slim36
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Memories of this time blend together.     We also had Bionic Woman 1976-1979 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Bionic_Woman .   The Dukes of Hazzard with a different producer and writing team could have given Daisy Duke  en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daisy_Duke superpowers.   Sorry if this belongs in a different topic.  

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12 Nov 2018 10:19 #61959 by kikass2014
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Oh the memories of Catherine Bach, the woman who gave rise to a new fashion :)

Thanks for the clip Slim36 :)

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12 Nov 2018 11:52 #61960 by Markiehoe
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Daisy Duke is has her own Superpower
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