I like that after the quiz, you don’t look at the answer til you’re done, and the points rating are the best part, it worked really well for me.
DC History Club February Wonder Woman TV: She Changed the World Crossover now includes Polls and a Quiz
After I thought about quizzes, I kinda went after the model of the magazine quizzes. They always graded you somehow.
Lyle as Batman. That’s a really interesting short video everyone should watch. If you were doing a serious Batman in 1966, Lyle would have been great. But, Adam just has that extra touch that made him perfect for that version.
Since this hasn’t been mentioned yet…it should be pointed out that the “Character Creation Credit” from the pilot to the final episode gives credit to “Charles Moulton” not William Moulton Marston.
A major reason for this was information that had come out about Marston and his long term poly relationship with his wife and two other women. Not to mention some of the “sexual kinks” the relationship had. It had been released that part of his ideology and shared by his partners included the concept that “male submission to the female” would lead to a utopian society of peace. Before that reality was in place, they expressed the idea of “love-binding”. This not only explains the large amount of bound persons in the early WW comics, but also explains, at least in part why censors and the general culture wanted and succeeded in suppressing his (and his partners) vision of female empowerment. It was much harder to get one’s hands on Golden Age WW stories in the 70’s. They were not mostly reprinted and if you could find them, they were serious collectors items with serious price tags. The fact that so much of the “pre-boomer and beyond population” would have no idea of these elements, having not had the chance to read the Golden Age stories because of scarcity and actual issues being cost prohibitive for most in the 1970’s. So suppression of these elements was easy to simply ignore, because so few viewers had actually read some of those Golden Age comics.
We still see very little of this philosophy truly expressed in WW in all her portrayals today. Be it live-action or animation. It seems that society is still not ready to at least see this concept from the general audience standpoint.
Will it ever be?
Sure, the Gal version and later animated versions show Diana willing and able to not just fight, fists, sword and all, and, in some iterations actually kill. (See WW animated 2009) However, there is not that much growth towards Marston’s expressed vision of the utopian society. Women and especially WW, could, in theory at least, attempt to make that vision happen.
So here are two questions I’ll put out there.
If WW lead a group to change and possibly fight when attacked, to try and implement Marston’s utopia, is she still heroic, or does she become yet another “villain” who wants to impose their view of the world order they believe is best for humanity?
Here is a link to an interesting piece from the UK newspaper “The Telegraph” which shows some of these points.
I got a seven
Guessed a lot especially non Wondy characters
Some of that material is covered in these two posts
Full topic is
plus my section on Wonder Woman
in The Road to the Trinity
I got 9 out of 11. Not to bad, but I have re-watched the entire series in the last year.
In that scenario Wonder Woman would be no better than French Revolutionist, Bolsheviks, and every other utopian revolutionary. Utopia imposed by force and violence inevitably and quickly leads to dictatorship.
On Marston’s philosophy. I haven’t finished Lapone’s books yet, but Marston strikes me like many utopian thinkers and more than a few men who proudly label themselves feminists. They believe the label allows them to ignore some of the precepts the espouse. Like a certain prolific and talented genre director who claims the feminists label but turns out to have treated his wife and a number of other women like crap. In Marston’s case, he not only forced his wife to change her last name, even though she didn’t want to, he had her change her first name because he didn’t like it.
Qualifying season 1 only.
Hurray, I earned a trip to Paradise Island via that quiz.
So, how does one get there?
First, find an open field, go there at midnight and concentrate on the image of an invisible jet. It may take more than 1 try.
is all this what i’ve been missing in history club??? where am i gonna find the time to read all this great stuff?
It’s more like you read what catches your fancy.
I do recommend you check our "Historical Find of the Month" (which I totally did not just make up) from @TurokSonOfStone1950 the screen test of Lyle Waggoner and Adam West for Batman. It’s actually the kind of deep dive stuff I was hoping for for the club. In an alternate universe, Batman 66 was a dark Millerest exploration of Batman’s inner demons. The entire history of the United States was changed.
It all catches my fancy! My fancy has no hope of escape!
I’ll definitely check out @TurokSonOfStone1950’s feature, though! I watched the audition clip earlier and it made me appreciate West/Ward even more than I already did!
I know, that’s the revelation from the tests how flipping incredible West was. You think camp, blah, blah, blah, but the skill it takes to pull that off. I tip my cowl to Mr. West.
If you need something waggoned, though, Lyle’s your man
Well, that sounds fine and good, but Mike Deodato’s rendition of Artemis just phoned and said she’ll take me to and from, so…I’m choosing that option instead.
Wonder Full Facts
Now into seasons 2 and 3 we have a costume change for Wonder Woman and a couple of special situation costumes.
First is the primary costume. The chest eagle is smaller with separated wings and the shorts have fewer stars. The cape is also different.
The speciality costumes can be fun. The first shows Lynda in Skateboard Wiz, a not particularly good episode from season 3, but I do think she looks great here. The second set shows her in a body suit first used as a swimsuit then repurposed as a motorcycle outfit coupled with a helmet and goggles.