NBC Turns Down Wonder Woman Pilot

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Well, I'm disappointed. I was hoping to see a few episodes of the show and was willing to give it a small chance. Now this just makes me want to hunt down the pilot to make my own informed decision.

While I would never celebrate people being out of a job, i.e. those on the production staff involved in this Pilot/Series and even the actors themselves, I can not help but feel just a *bit* thankful that the show never made it to air. The arguments have been quoted again and again, but this show was *not* Wonder Woman. Simple as that.

Almost the whole of the Woman Woman Mythos was gutted, if not full out removed, and replaced with a soft shell of a confusing back-story that tried to cloak itself as "Girl Power." Frankly, this was Kelly wanting to make his own Female Super Hero but knowing no network would pick it up, so he dolled it up as a Sudo Wonder Woman and said, "Look here, I've got the new WW series everyone will want." Surprise, no one really did.

Those who would enjoy a WW series want the Amazon Princess, not Wonder McBeal. That said, I hope this isn't the last we've seen of a Wonder Woman series. Frankly, I think DC would benefit more from a big budget Animated Series in the same vein as the Wonder Woman Animated film they released two years back with Keri Russel (who knocked it out of the Park) voicing Diana. And, of course, Nathan Fillion who kills at, well, damn near everything.

I get the need for Live Action shows as people just aren't willing to accept Animation as a medium to tell complex and mature stories besides all evidence to the contrary. Animation has come a long way, especially in the last few years. And all-though there are those shows that wallow in bright colors and sweetness (i.e. The blessing to all mankind that *is* MLP:FIM) for every one of those there are a few series that take the tone serious and do a damn fine job of it, for example DC's new Young Justice.

Sadly, until there are a significant number of folks that accept that Animation is not Disney-fare nor just Loony Toons anymore, Live Action shows based on difficult premises requiring super expensive budgets will continue to come and go. Let's just hope that should Warner Bros and DC decide to proceed with an Animated Wonder Woman series, they don't let Kelly anywhere near it.

Thank fuck for that, it sounded awful, I had visions of it essentially being Paris Hilton being Wonder Woman. Well that's another DC crisis (ba dm tsh) averted :P

I am not at all surprised. Or disappointed for that matter. I was never a huge fan of Wonder Woman personally, but there was potential there for good storytelling and I know a little bit about the mythology and from the sound of it, it didn't seem they were doing anything but pissing all over the character.

So, no new Wonder Women show, because of her outfit? What a bunch of hypocritical bullshit. Let's be honest here, Lynda Carter (1980) wore a tube top bathing suit with high heeled go-go boots. But now in 2011, NBC is too prudish to air the show, because the new girl is wearing hot pants? NBC is full of crap.

i was originally really hyped up about there being a Wonder Woman show, but i think it would've been less than average in quality. no offense to Adrianne, but she doesn't really capture wonder womans ferocity without looking like she shit her pants... in my opinion, wonder woman is supposed to be sort of a "handsome woman" if you know what i mean by that, not a hot young babe.

Coming from the people that thought The Cape would work, that says something. Oh well.

Empowered woman kicks butt in a low cut piece of armor... didn't Xena already take that spotlight?

Anyway, I am not too disappointed; the costume for Wonder Woman always seemed a prime example of comic book fashion not working in the real world.

Well... That was a long, drawn-out bit of nothing.

I feel sorry for the people who worked on it; clearly, they were trying.

Maybe the CW will pick up a low budget version?

I know the surprisingly good Aquaman pilot received the same fate, but the actor ended up cast as the much cooler Green Arrow in Smallville.

I think it might be for the best since it kinda sounded like it was going to be Alley McBeal with super powers. I also agree with the screening comments though. Who watches pilots and gets to decide what goes on the idiot box anyway? Just a random test audience of random kinds of people?

I hope she does a photoshoot before they pack up....

I was actually defending this. Before that "businesswoman by day, crimefighter by night" line.

Im not one of those who complain when anything is slightly different, but cmon. I have a script for you guys. Its called "wonder woman" and its in picture form and EVERYTHING!

TsunamiWombat:
Thank you GOD. Me and the comicbook fan community are rejoicing. This show was toxically bad.

Yeah, this had trainwreck written all over it from the beginning, glad it was dropped.

roguewriter:

Those who would enjoy a WW series want the Amazon Princess, not Wonder McBeal.

Y'know, I'd like to see a She-Hulk pilot :)

I like her better than WW, tho', admit I'm biased.

I didn't even know there was even going to be a show...

Good riddance, that was a terrible idea.

Jbird:
Give Wonder Woman to Marvel, and I'll be you anything they'll be more respectful to the source material and the character than DC, let alone NBC.

isn't marvel currently owned by disney?

The_root_of_all_evil:
If they'd just followed the canon instead of trying to make their own...

HOW DARE YOU!

To suggest such a thing when discussing motion pictures in any form is just preposterous.

As if any person would take the rational choice to go with what has worked for half a century or more. Better to reinvent the wheel and add some edges I say.

ace_of_something:
I'm gonna point out that pretty much any live action show about superheroes EVER (except that one... you know the one) was really really stupid or crappy for various reasons. I imagine this was no better.

Gonna need help here, I don't know which one you're talking about.

Fursnake:
*Edited* Ooops double post.

What I meant to say was...time to take it to the SyFy Channel...they'll air produce anything!

NBC owns SyFy

haven't...seen anything other than these random pictures involving her costume or what not from this show, like no videos or anything
so I'm not even close to being interested :/

tehroc:

Fursnake:
*Edited* Ooops double post.

What I meant to say was...time to take it to the SyFy Channel...they'll air produce anything!

NBC owns SyFy

Wow so much for that idea hehe (not that it was much of an idea). So NBC has no problem with all the endless SyFy original movies and such that hey make which are total crap, yet NBC shies away from the Wonder Woman series? Go figure...

I had no interest in this Wonder Woman series because what I have seen of it looked pretty lame, but I have to think it might haev been just a bit better than the crap SyFy tends to spew out.

The costume would be better if the golden bits didn't look like plastic...
I would still like to see the pilot.

Jbird:
Give Wonder Woman to Marvel, and I'll be you anything they'll be more respectful to the source material and the character than DC, let alone NBC.

Give Joe Quesada control of Wonder Woman? No thank you.

Anywho, can't say I'm disappointed. Then again, I can't say I paid much attention either.

I'm probably the only one willing to admit that it makes it look like she's constipated and rushing to the bathroom, but Wonder Bladder sounded better.

the thing is, no matter what wonder women wears, There will always be complaints about it.

Thank God. Who the hell cares about Wonder Woman?

Fursnake:
*Edited* Ooops double post.

What I meant to say was...time to take it to the SyFy Channel...they'll air produce anything!

Not nearly enough poorly shot thermal/IR footage or giant/mega*insert-random-predator-or-disaster-here* for the Sifee Channel. Although, the spandex outfit might make it a good lead in to rastlin'

inFAMOUSCowZ:
I wasn't expecting much, but c'mon the Cape got aired, this cant be any worse.

Cape was bad enough that it scared them away from WW. The only thing good about that show was Keith David's voice.

I would suggest that they "accidentally" leak it to the torrent sites, let the general public decide for themselves.

Canid117:
The costume would be better if the golden bits didn't look like plastic...
I would still like to see the pilot.

Jbird:
Give Wonder Woman to Marvel, and I'll be you anything they'll be more respectful to the source material and the character than DC, let alone NBC.

Give Joe Quesada control of Wonder Woman? No thank you.

Who said anything about Quesada? He's not even Editor-in-Chief anymore. He's Gríma Wormtongue--er, "chief creative officer."

Now Ed Brubaker on the other hand, I would trust the bible to.

tehroc:
No one is interested in following a fictional corporate executive. Corporate executives are the scum of the Earth and the vermin should be eradicated with the utmost prejudice.

First of all: fuck you. Secondly, relatives of mine are execs in several different corporations. Thirdly: none of them are what you would expect of from a corporate exec, at least if you buy into the "American Psycho"/"Wall Street" stereotype. Grow a brain and use it. OR if you are joking or are being sarcastic, remember to include "[/sarcasm]" or some other identifying mark in your post. Inflection does not travel via copper wiring.

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