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Posted on Thursday, May 12th, 2011

Dave!I was going to write a rant over how much I hate hypocritical bullshit, but I don't have the energy.

Most of my energy tonight was spent being delirious with relief that David E. Kelley's totally stupid "re-imagining" of Wonder Woman wasn't picked up by NBC. Yes, I am positively thrilled that the project was killed off. If you're not going to make an actual show about Wonder Woman, then don't make any Wonder Woman show at all. That would just set the character up for massive failure, dooming any chance of the "real" Wonder Woman ever ending up on TV or in a movie.

As I've said a billion times now, translating comic books to other media only works when you're faithful to the source material. Deviate from what makes the character iconic and beloved in the first place, and you're just fucking everything up...

Lil' Dave as Wonder Woman

Maybe one day they'll stop dicking around and get serious about fulfilling my childhood Lynda Carter Wonder Woman fantasies with something new, but I'm not holding my breath.

I don't have the energy to hold my breath, and should probably just go to bed.

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  1. Nomad says:

    So some knucklehead sees a comic book and says, “Gosh, that’s cool. Think how that would look on the big/small screen!” and then, he writes up a mish-mash of a lot of the best scenarios from the comic book.
    Then another knuckle-head (who has never read the comic) looks over the script and cuts out a couple of the plot complications, merges two or three of the side characters and then hands it off to another knucklehead who also hasn’t bother to read the comic book and has only skimmed the script and he has this great idea to make Nicholas Cage the main character and Justin Beiber as “the singing sidekick.”
    (Takes a deep breath)
    So the process gets approval and…. another knucklehead says the whole thing costs too much and to reduce the expense they’ll have to change the setting from 2029 Seattle to modern day Miami. (That’s great because you can get a lot more T and A in the show which will boost ratings.)

    To cover more of the costs, three corporations will have first choice at product placement so now the superhero will be wearing the company logo on his chest and drink oceans of Coke and instead of driving a cool custom made car, it’ll be a Hyundai.
    And finally when the whole thing get canceled after, like, eight or nine shows, you can rest assured nobody’s going to even think about making another attempt in the next 20 years.

  2. Sybil Law says:

    100% agreed!!

  3. claire says:

    As much as I love Wonder Woman, I’m relieved too.

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