The TV Wonder Woman changes costume by spinning round, right? Then I think it’s about time somebody stopped her spinning round because she’s changing her pants more often than… well… much more often than most of us, probably.
If you weren’t happy with the covered up legs seen in action lately, then here’s some good news for you: Double Dubya’s final costume for the pilot will actually have Diana flash her gams.
NBC president Robert Greenblatt has been speaking to TV Line:
There was an initial outcry about the long pants – you know, skintight pants as opposed to those little shorts [as worn by Lynda Carter in the 70s]. But the shorts were always planned. They are actually used in the final confrontation when she beats Veronica Cale.
So, he wants us to know that she wears less as the episode goes on. Which translates to “NBC says keep watching, nerds”. This trend couldn’t keep on going forever, however, as the show would have to be hidden on cable before the second ad break of the second episode.
Greenblatt goes on to deny that fan outrage had an effect on the costuming decisions:
We haven’t made any changes from what was planned. But it’s always good to hear the feedback. I’d rather have people really passionately engaged in conversation, even if they hate something, than be kind of bored.
Let’s take that on face value for a moment. This would mean that the officially unveiled costume, with the shiny legs and blue boots, and the red-booted, duller-material variant that was photographed on set were both always part of the plan.
This would mean that both would have been intended to appear the show.
I don’t buy it – not least because there’s no indication of anything like this in the script, nor really much reason, rhyme or room for it.
Oh, and for the record, I know that the new TV Wonder Woman actually has to change her clothes the way the rest of us do, and not just spin around to spark up some Amazon magicks. I guess David E. Kelley and co. just considered that little trick too silly.
Unlike her crazy lasso and truth serum.