The 11th Commandment: Thou shalt not anger thy geeks.
To say there was a “fan backlash” over the uber-vinyl look of NBC’s new Wonder Woman would be an epic understatement. Fans vehemently despised the new costume to the point of nearly creating a new Internet meme. So like all good TV executives, NBC and developer David E. Kelley (of Ally McBeal and Boston Legal fame) value their jobs, so they chose to listen to the fans. Consequently, the new Wonder Woman costume has been given an upgrade.
Well, kind of.
Those shiny plastic pants are gone, replaced by something darker and undoubtedly more comfortable that looks like spandex. The matching plastic blue boots are gone as well; actress Adrianne Palicki now sports a pair of more traditional red boots. The hooker lipstick’s gone, too.
Sadly, as you can see from the photos below, she’s still got that push-up bustier, which only covers the bottom halves of her boobs. One can’t help but wonder how often they fall out on the set. No doubt there’s some Baywatch-worthy jiggling going on whenever she runs. Or as one commenter over at EW put it, “she’s one golden eagle away from two black eyes.”
It’s an improvement, no doubt. But I still find it hard to take seriously. What do you think?