Electrawoman and Dynagirl 2001

ElectraWoman and DynaGirl 2001.

I’ve mentioned that my favorite Saturday morning program from my childhood was The Shazam!/Isis Hour, which ran on CBS between 10 and 11 a.m. After Isis gave her moral of the story and flew off to another adventure, for a while we had to quickly change the channel to ABC to catch “ElectraWoman and DynaGirl”, featuring Diedre Hall and Judy Strangis as the female superhero team.

There were only six or seven episodes of EW/DG made in the 1970s and ABC ran them over and over and over during the Krofft Superhour (or something like that). The effects were super cheap and the show was campy in the spirit of Batman and Robin. Fun Saturday morning fare.

In 2001, a 15 minute pilot was made for Fox, intended to bring EW and DG to prime-time. In this pilot, DynaGirl had run off with ElectraWoman’s husband. ElectraWoman (as Lori) was divorced, an alcoholic and a bit of a floozy living in a trailer park. A college student she had rescued when she was a young girl tracks her down to make an appearance as EW and finds out the state of her life. She convinces her to become ElectraWoman again and joins her as the new DynaGirl. In this pilot, ElectraWoman is played by Markie Post and DynaGirl is played by Anne Stedman.

My own copy of this pilot arrived in the mail today and I’ve already watched it twice. The show isn’t half bad. It was produced by Sid & Marty Krofft and is bawdy as all get out. It’s really fun to watch. It’s a shame the show wasn’t picked up as a series.

Electra-Terrific! A new DVD for my live action superhero collection.