Commentary: Trek Stars 84: Waiting for Gadot / by Mike Schindler

Black II: Wonder Woman.

Over the past 50 years, there have been many successful comic book adaptations for both the big screen and small. But for some reason, the one marquee character which has failed to break through to the mainstream is Wonder Woman. Many writers have tried, with varying results. And the very first of these was Star Trek writer and producer, John D.F. Black.

In this episode of Commentary: Trek Stars, Max and Mike take a look at Black's 1974 Wonder Woman pilot, which starred Cathy Lee Crosby, and directly preceded the successful 1975 series starring Lynda Carter. We discuss the origins of the character, how Black's pilot rates among other adaptations, and whether or not current creators are on the cusp of a breakthrough with the character. We also ponder why comic book readers are generally unaccepting of the character.

Running Time: 59 minutes 52 seconds


Max Hegel and Mike Schindler



Wonder Woman (03:13)
The Character as an Icon (12:07)
The Pilot (22:23)
Other Incarnations (37:53)
Trek Collaborators (48:47)
Final Thoughts (50:27)



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