Today we have a wonder-filled Throwback Thursday for you. Next month, nostalgic audiences will welcome the return of Diana Prince, better known as Wonder Woman.
First appearing in the 1941 comic, All Star Comics #8, Wonder Woman has since seen plenty of action through the decades, fighting an assortment of bad guys from Nazis to supervillans. She always prevailed, not only because of her exceptional fighting ability, but also because she had some handy super hero hardware to go along with her super hero patriotic tights (her sexy — or as some would say, sexist — version of the typical super suit worn by male super heroes). Bulletproof bracelets and shield, a telepathic tiara, and the Lasso of Truth have been mainstays to her crime-fighting arsenal. Add to that her invisible plane, and you have a super hero that has instilled wonder, in every sense of the word, in generations of DC Comics fans and critics alike. (She has sparked continuing debate in some interesting articles such as this one and this one and this one).
Feminism and sexism and cheesy theme songs aside, one of our favorite nostalgic iterations of Wonder Woman was of course the 1970’s version played by Linda Carter.
Now tell us you’re not feeling just a little bit nostalgic for crime-fighting 70’s shows featuring women… Maybe you remember Wonder Woman. Maybe you remember The Bionic Woman. Maybe you remember Charlie’s Angels. Maybe you remember The Secrets of Isis (no not that ISIS).
We love seeing remakes of classic stories/characters when they are done well (a difficult task to be sure). Hopefully, Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman will not disappoint. Will nostalgia for Wonder Woman of old translate to blockbuster status for the new Wonder Woman and the upcoming Justice League movie (yes, she is in that one too)?
Time will tell.
In the meantime, here’s a recent fan-made video with lots of awesome 70’s Wonder Woman action for you to enjoy!
So tell us fellow Nostalgia Seekers… Are you going to see the new Wonder Woman movie?
* From the Wonder Woman Theme Song (1975) by Norman Gimbal and Charles Fox
At the The Nostalgia Diaries, our goal is to help you simplify, enhance, and engage your lives by focusing on the most important things: remembering, appreciating, believing, and becoming. It’s all about celebrating the past to create better days today.