Last month, men who rely on comic books to masturbate got upset when Adrianne Palicki debuted a new Wonder Woman costume that had blue boots and shiny blue pants instead of the red boots and star-spangled booty shorts of their Lynda Carter fantasies. Soon after, Palicki was photographed on set with red boots and blue trousers with stars, which many believed to be a knee-jerk response to the geeky outcry.
Actually, according to NBC president Robert Greenblatt, there’s a third version of the Wonder Woman costume for the new series, which makes sense, considering that she is, after all, Wonder Woman.
“There was an initial outcry about the long pants – you know, skintight pants as opposed to those little shorts,” Greenblatt concedes to TVLine.com. “But the shorts were always planned. They are actually used in the final confrontation when she beats Veronica Cale (played by Elizabeth Hurley).”
Whoa, hey! How about a spoiler alert, Greenblatt? How was I supposed to know that Wonder Woman would be victorious in the series’ first episode?
“We haven’t made any changes from what was planned,” the NBC boss reiterates. “But it’s always good to hear the feedback. I’d rather have people really passionately engaged in conversation, even if they hate something, than be kind of bored.”
I like the idea of Wonder Woman — or any superhero, really — having variations on their costumes. Sports teams have different jerseys for home and away and Sunday games and whatever, so why not change it up from time to time? In fact, I hope NBC gives Wonder Woman a different sexy costume every week. Then they can rename the show “Alias” and it might suck less.