Undoubtedly the Lynda Carter interpretation of Wonder Woman is by far the best one ever made, and it sure will be hard to forget even with a big-screen big-budget Warner Brothers movie projected for 2007. But the attempts to bring Wonder Woman into TV life goes far beyond the unforgettable Lynda Carter series.
Wonder Woman was created for the pages of the comic books in 1942 by Charles Moulton, and it's been the most famous comic character with Superman and Batman, and one of the longest running. Sooner or later Wonder Woman was supposed to jump from the one-dimensional vignettes of the comics to the vignettes of the celluloid.
The first attempt was in 1967 by the hand of William Dozier, producer of the Batman series who had intention of bringing the Amazon princess to life in a campy series. Nevertheless it never went beyond a little presentation” due to the failure of “The Green Hornet” series.
Seven years later, in 1974, a second attempt, this time by the hand of Warner Brothers Television, owner of the rights, and ABC-TV intended to bring Wonder Woman into live-action. It was the Cathy Lee Crosby teleflick, which is by far the worse interpretation of Wonder Woman, even worse than that Dozier presentation. This interpretation showed no resemblance to the comics heroine, with a poor interpretation and a dull direction, and the whole product itself was one of the worst ever made on the history of television. In short, it was a big audience flop.
Fortunately Warner Brothers didn’t give up and decided to give the Amazon Princess another opportunity, this time with newcomer Lynda Carter. The audience and the ratings warmly welcomed it. Lynda Carter's portrayal was definitively stunning. Not even Charles Moulton would have imagined such a wonderful interpretation. And this is how the history of the Amazon Princess came to TV life.
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