That Wonder Woman costume returns

Remember this?

Wonder Woman: after and before the costume redesign

That was Adrianne Palicki in David E Kelley’s Wonder Woman pilot for NBC – which was too awful to be made into a series. However, Kelley has continued with the almost-as-bad Harry’s Law and in a forthcoming episode, Erica Durance (Lois Lane from Smallville) will turn up as a woman who thinks she is Wonder Woman.

And she’s wearing that costume.

Erica Durance in Harry's Law

I think she manages to pull it off better than Palicki, although the ‘Amazon princess’ outfit she wore in Smallville might have been better.

Erica Durance in Smallville as Wonder Woman

All the same, weird move by Kelley. Because someone who thought they were Wonder Woman would wear the outfit they never saw from a TV show that never got made, wouldn’t they?

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  • I’m Rob Buckley, a journalist who writes for UK media magazines that most people have never heard of although you might have heard me on the podcast Lockdown Land or Radio 5 Live’s Saturday Edition or Afternoon Edition. I’ve edited Dreamwatch, Sprocket and Cambridge Film Festival Daily; been technical editor for TV producers magazine Televisual; reviewed films for the short-lived newspaper Cambridge Insider; written features for the even shorter-lived newspaper Soho Independent; and was regularly sarcastic about television on the blink-and-you-missed-it “web site for urban hedonists” The Tribe. Since going freelance, I've contributed to the likes of Broadcast, Total Content + Media, Action TV, Off The Telly, Action Network, TV Scoop and The Custard TV.