The rejected Wonder Woman pilot, starring Adrianne Palicki as Wonder Woman, is making the rounds on the mysterious black market of such things in Hollywood. But until the omerta it is being supplied with is lifted, we’ll have to do with these dribs and drabs.

Thoughts: Palicki loooks fine. The costume looks okay. Maybe this could have worked?


  1. I think she looks great and the costume looks great.

    It’s shot very non-dramatically though (TV budgets, I guess), and I wish to stupidly add, that I don’t like the way her arms flap around after she throws up the roller door.

  2. Looks alright: “arm flap” looks like attitude. Stomping a bevy of muscular guys is cliche, but with some humor (and attitude) would be alright, even quite good if writing is… well, ‘quite good’.

  3. The show does not seem ridiculous, it’s good, very good. We always talk about a super heroine of comic books, so the imperfections are acceptable, unless you are crazies…

  4. I think it looks cool and she looks great. I would absolutely watch this and hope I find a copy of it somewhere.

  5. Damn, I was too late and the video is gone now.

    One of these days, networks are going to clue into the fact that even if they don’t like the pilot, they could always package it up and sell it on iTunes, Amazon and more. It might be bad, but people are really curious and will pay to see what they were thinking of.

  6. Thoughts: Kind of uninspiring that all she does is open a garage door and a chain link gate. Would have been nice if her entrance was dramatic like Apollo’s first appearance in The Iliad! But Adrianne Palicki sure looks the Wonder Woman part in costume!

    Even though I got the same kind of vibe that Jonathon did (above), I would still be very curious to watch the full pilot.

  7. I thought it looked pretty bad. I liked the actress, and the costume, but I thought the scene was an awful awful cliche of muscle, and barriers. I thought it looked good for a costume test reel, but I cringe at the idea that this was pilot footage especially since pilots usually have the best writing, sets, and effects available to sell the concept. I want to see more because I love the idea of a live action Wonder Woman, but I want to see less of those muscle thugs locked in a tiny garage looking at each other.

  8. Looks fine. I hope it comes to TV some day. Seriously, there’s nothing wrong with some fun action adventure. That’s what I felt when I watched the Linda Carter version, why shouldn’t kids today have that option?

    But it seems I’ll have to wait for the perfect version — whenever someone gets around to making that.

  9. This looks bad. I feel the same way about this that I felt about Smallville, anytime someone in a superhero costume showed up. (I never watched the show anyway, but when other superheroes showed up, I wondered how people could watch and not laugh at how cheesy it looked.)

    The costume looks like an okay cosplay outfit someone would wear to a convention or something. I just don’t see it catching on with the general public.

  10. I think she was right for the role, and the costume is fine.

    But this preview has all the makings of a bad B movie. Or a bad C movie. (poor Pacing, line delivery, staging, lighting, camera movement. No drama, no suspense.)

  11. I was wondering whether a pilot’s producers include synopses, at least, for several series episodes as part of the package. Professional pilot evaluator Steve Sternberg didn’t answer that question, but he has observations on pilots:

    I’ve been analyzing television programming for almost 30 years, and have seen many good pilots flop and a few lackluster pilots become excellent long-running series. We need to keep in mind that pilots are essentially sales devices to market the show to networks and advertisers. They throw in everything but the kitchen sink (and sometimes that too) in an effort to get the show picked up. [.. .]

    It’s relatively easy to write one compelling medical, courtroom, or police drama (well, not for me, perhaps, but for seasoned television writers). The question to ask is what will subsequent episodes be like? We need to consider the potential strengths and charisma of the lead characters and ongoing themes of the series beyond the pilot’s storyiline and guest stars. In other words, is the pilot a good one-time movie or will it make a good weekly series?

    I watched episodes of the Lynda Carter WW series, but I can’t recall who a single villain was. How hard would finding a love interest for WW other than Trevor and coming up with weekly villains have been?