History Series / WonderWoman2011Pilot

19th Sep '17 8:56:13 AM Morgenthaler
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''Wonder Woman'' is a never-aired television pilot produced by Creator/WarnerBros Television and DC Entertainment for NBC, based on the Creator/DCComics [[Franchise/WonderWoman character of the same name]]. Creator/DavidEKelley wrote the pilot and Jeffrey Reiner directed it. Creator/AdriannePalicki starred as the main character.

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''Wonder Woman'' is a never-aired television pilot produced by Creator/WarnerBros Television and DC Entertainment for NBC, based on the Creator/DCComics [[Franchise/WonderWoman character of the same name]]. Creator/DavidEKelley wrote the pilot and Jeffrey Reiner directed it. Creator/AdriannePalicki starred as the main character.
character, Creator/ElizabethHurley plays the villainess, and Creator/PedroPascal appears as Diana's [[TheCommissionerGordon contact with the police]].
17th Aug '17 6:14:24 PM ImpudentInfidel
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* ThereAreNoGoodExecutives: Veronica Cale is a CorruptCorporateExecutive who is willing to do illegal experiments on people brought in via human trafficking, distributes the unsafe product to ghetto kids for testing, and uses her pull with government officials to intimidate her enemies, all for profit. Wonder Woman's toady wants to exploit Wonder Woman's body to make profits. Wonder Woman herself isn't too concerned about money and power, being totally willing to screw her company's bottom line because she doesn't want her body to be exploited, making her not a CorruptCorporateExecutive as per the trope definition. Of course, her use of brutal vigilantism, torture, condemnation of due process, breaking and entering, and outright murder simply makes her a superpowered psychopath who happens to be a businesswoman.

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* ThereAreNoGoodExecutives: Veronica Cale is a CorruptCorporateExecutive who is willing to do illegal experiments on people brought in via human trafficking, distributes the unsafe product to ghetto kids for testing, and uses her pull with government officials to intimidate her enemies, all for profit. Wonder Woman's toady wants to exploit Wonder Woman's body to make profits. Wonder Woman herself isn't too concerned about money and power, being totally willing to screw her company's bottom line because she doesn't want her body to be exploited, exploited (or so she says; he's understandably bewildered by this since it's her design and she approved the prototype), making her not a CorruptCorporateExecutive as per the trope definition. Of course, her use of brutal vigilantism, torture, condemnation of due process, breaking and entering, and outright murder simply makes her a superpowered psychopath who happens to be a businesswoman.
6th Aug '17 6:57:03 AM MagBas
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** Wonder Woman herself. Despite being a "good guy" in the loosest definition of the term. She tries to act nice and polite. But after the one and only try doesn't get her the results she wants she instantly turns to angry rants or threats of murder.
6th Aug '17 5:43:51 AM jormis29
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The ''Wonder Woman'' pilot was expected to air in 2011, but NBC opted not to buy the series. Although it was never distributed officially, copies got out (though an incomplete version that had yet to have a final musical score and special effects added). One of Diana's uniforms ended up being [[PropRecycling recycled]] on ''Series/HarrysLaw'' by ''{{Series/Smallville}}'' alum Erica Durance, playing a [[NapoleonDelusion delusional client]] who believes she's the real Wonder Woman.

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The ''Wonder Woman'' pilot was expected to air in 2011, but NBC opted not to buy the series. Although it was never distributed officially, copies got out (though an incomplete version that had yet to have a final musical score and special effects added). One of Diana's uniforms ended up being [[PropRecycling recycled]] on ''Series/HarrysLaw'' by ''{{Series/Smallville}}'' alum Erica Durance, Creator/EricaDurance, playing a [[NapoleonDelusion delusional client]] who believes she's the real Wonder Woman.
17th May '17 12:44:24 PM xcountryguy
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* ItsNotYouItsMyEnemies: Flashbacks of her last date with Steve Trevor show her explaining this to him. Though this is done extremely poor on her account since she has a "secret identity" and does literally nothing with it, and because she's got a public identity, all of her employees were as vulnerable to retaliation as Steve would have been.

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* ItsNotYouItsMyEnemies: Flashbacks of her last date with Steve Trevor show her explaining this to him. Though this is done accomplished extremely poor on poorly by her account since she has a "secret identity" and does literally nothing with it, and because it. Not to mention since she's got a public identity, identity all of her employees were as vulnerable to retaliation as Steve would have been.



* MythologyGag: Her company is called Themyscira Industries after the island she grew up on in the comics, and Greek vases are shown inside her board's discussion room.
* NoBadgeNoProblem: One of the more blatant examples, what with Wonder Woman torturing a suspect in police custody with the only problem being that the police can't use the information, or Wonder Woman breaking into a place to make it a crime scene with no consequences even though the reason it's a crime scene is because Wonder Woman is breaking and entering (and murdering people).

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* MythologyGag: Her company is called Themyscira Industries after the island she grew up on in the comics, comics and Greek vases are shown inside her board's discussion room.
* NoBadgeNoProblem: One of the more blatant examples, what with Wonder Woman torturing a suspect in police custody with the only problem being that the police can't use the information, or information. Or Wonder Woman breaking into a place to make it a crime scene with no consequences even though the reason it's a crime scene is because Wonder Woman is breaking and entering (and murdering people).



* PoliceAreUseless: A very interesting take on the trope. The police are actually not useless in any sense of the word. They do their jobs, uphold due process, arrest criminals, and none are seen to be dirty. However the show itself tries to make them appear useless for doing all just stated above. As if stating the cops need to start arresting and shooting everyone that even appears guiltily and ignore their constitutional rights (like our Hero) to be effective.

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* PoliceAreUseless: A very interesting take on the trope. The police are actually not useless in any sense of the word. They do their jobs, uphold due process, arrest criminals, and none are seen to be dirty. However the show itself tries to make them appear useless for doing all just stated above. As if stating the cops need to start arresting and shooting everyone that even appears guiltily to be guilty and ignore their constitutional rights (like our Hero) to be effective.



* ProtagonistCenteredMorality: Wonder Woman engages in brutal take-downs of suspects, takes evidence illegally, is resentful toward due process, publicly slanders her opponents without evidence while fully admitting she doesn't have evidence, will approve her toys before having a complete 180 on them thus screwing over production, flies a plane in the middle of a city, tortures an unarmed prisoner in a hospital bed for information, breaks into a facility without a warrant so she can turn the place into a crime scene so the police can move in even though logically by breaking in she's the one who should be arrested, assaults and murders the people on the scene, and uses excessive force to subdue her rival. And the only people who complain about this kind of excessive behavior are her obviously strawman opponents, her obviously unworthy corporate stooge, and Dr Phil. The only reason this isn't also MoralDissonance is because she does get [[WhatTheHellHero called out]] for her behavior; it's just that the people doing it are so slimy they should be ignored.

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* ProtagonistCenteredMorality: Wonder Woman engages in brutal take-downs of suspects, takes evidence illegally, is resentful toward due process, publicly slanders her opponents without evidence while fully admitting she doesn't have evidence, will approve her toys before having a complete 180 on them thus screwing over production, flies a plane in the middle of a city, tortures an unarmed prisoner in a hospital bed for information, breaks into a facility without a warrant so she can turn the place into a crime scene so the police can move in even though logically by breaking in she's the one who should be arrested, assaults and murders the people on the scene, and uses excessive force to subdue her rival. And the The only people who complain about this kind of excessive behavior are her obviously strawman opponents, her obviously unworthy corporate stooge, and Dr Phil. The only reason this isn't also MoralDissonance is because she does get [[WhatTheHellHero called out]] for her behavior; it's just that the people doing it are so slimy they should be ignored.



* RecycledSoundtrack: As an unfinished pilot, it uses temp music, a lot of it from ''Series/{{Lost}}''.

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* RecycledSoundtrack: As an unfinished pilot, pilot it uses temp music, a music. A lot of it is from ''Series/{{Lost}}''.



** Veronica Cale personally confronts Wonder Woman mid-murderous rampage to tell her how she has just irreversibly incriminated herself despite being unpowered and defenseless. Unfortunately she did not count on the fact that the government, the media and the public were happy to ignore the whole "multiple murder" thing.

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** Veronica Cale personally confronts Wonder Woman mid-murderous rampage to tell her how she has just irreversibly incriminated herself despite being unpowered and defenseless. Unfortunately Unfortunately, she did not count on the fact that the government, the media and the public were happy to ignore the whole "multiple murder" thing.



* WhatTheHellHero: Wonder Woman gets called out for her brutal and excessive behavior… by slimy jerks so we know we should ignore them.

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* WhatTheHellHero: Wonder Woman gets called out for her brutal and excessive behavior… behavior... by slimy jerks so we know we should ignore them.
17th May '17 10:45:19 AM xcountryguy
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** Wonder Woman herself. Despite being a "good guy" in the looses definition of the term. She tries to act nice and polite. But after the one and only try doesn't get her the results she wants she instantly turns to angry rants or threats of murder.

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** Wonder Woman herself. Despite being a "good guy" in the looses loosest definition of the term. She tries to act nice and polite. But after the one and only try doesn't get her the results she wants she instantly turns to angry rants or threats of murder.
28th Mar '17 5:57:29 PM ImpudentInfidel
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* MerchandiseDriven: In-universe, Themyscira Industries is funded by merchandise and toy sales. [[AsYouKnow Etta Candy even notes]] that Diana designed her outfit to look like an action figure for this reason.

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* MerchandiseDriven: In-universe, Themyscira Industries is funded by merchandise and toy sales. [[AsYouKnow Etta Candy even notes]] that Diana designed her outfit to look like an action figure for this reason. This leads to a bizarre scene where she goes on a rant about a doll wearing said costume being objectifying, even though she had personally approved the design of the doll earlier (even her employees are mystified).
24th Feb '17 7:50:57 AM Anddrix
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Since getting out, the pilot has been reviewed by numerous online critics, including a combined review by [[http://channelawesome.com/wonder-woman-2011-a-review/ Linkara, Film Brain, and Nash]], as well as [[http://sfdebris.com/videos/tv/wonderwoman.php Chuck Sonnenburg]] of ''Website/SFDebris'' and [[http://blip.tv/the-idiots-lantern/the-idiot-s-lantern-wonder-woman-2011-pilot-5587816 The Wire]] of ''WebVideo/TheIdiotsLantern''. They were all quite horrified. The full pilot can be seen [[http://www.epicgeekdom.com/2014/05/22/wonder-woman-unaired-pilot/ HERE]].



-->'''Website/SFDebris''': Wonder Woman in this universe, literally, can do no wrong. She lives in a world where she could throw babies at war amputees and be called a hero.



-->'''SF Debris:''' You go there to your damn cat, watch a chick flick, and you mess about on Facebook. You don't have a boyfriend or girlfriend there, no kids, no elderly relatives, no job, no causes, no time with friends. That's not a normal life. It's a ''fucking treehouse''.



-->'''[[WebVideo/WhatTheFuckIsWrongWithYou Nash]]''': See, kids? Corruption and mendacity are okay if they work in ''your'' favor.
-->'''Website/SFDebris''': Ah. So when the government official connected to the bad guy upholds the law, that's bad. When the government official connected to the good guy ignores the law, that's good.



** WebSite/SFDebris explains in his review why this trope works for someone like Batman but not Wonder Woman:
--->'''[=SFDebris=]''': Batman exists in a world where crime is so rampant that ordinary people live in fear and the judicial system is powerless to curtail it. Wonder Woman's world is so squeaky clean, her number-one concern is somebody testing ''drugs'' with harmful side effects.



-->'''SF Debris:''' Obviously, if you're against being objectified, step one… is to have your likeness captured in an object.



-->'''Nash!Wonder Woman''': Laws are for poor people.



* TortureAlwaysWorks: How Wonder Woman learns the location of the Cale's lab. The Wire, in her review of the pilot, points out one of the key problems with this.
-->'''The Wire''': Another reason authorities cannot act on information extracted by torture is that it's famously unreliable. I'll let [[Series/BurnNotice Michael Westen]] explain…
-->'''Michael Westen''': Torture just gets you the fastest lie to make the pain stop.

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* TortureAlwaysWorks: How Wonder Woman learns the location of the Cale's lab. The Wire, in her review of the pilot, points out one of the key problems with this.
-->'''The Wire''': Another reason authorities cannot act on information extracted by torture is that it's famously unreliable. I'll let [[Series/BurnNotice Michael Westen]] explain…
-->'''Michael Westen''': Torture just gets you the fastest lie to make the pain stop.



-->'''[[WebVideo/WhatTheFuckIsWrongWithYou Nash]]''': You're trying to discuss the rule of law with a woman who just tortured a man in a hospital bed? The hospital bed '''she put him in'''? You might as well explain the Fibonacci sequence to a '''BULLFROG'''!!!



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After reading about this mess, [[OhCrap have your pants]] [[BringMyBrownPants been darkened yet]]?
22nd Jan '17 12:42:11 PM rjd1922
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** Wonder Woman is concerned that her boyfriend might get targeted by her enemies if she were to have him in her life. Ignoring her SecretIdentity, she has a public identity as Diana Themiscira who is openly acknowledged as Wonder Woman, meaning that all her employees are public targets.

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** Wonder Woman is concerned that her boyfriend might get targeted by her enemies if she were to have him in her life. Ignoring her SecretIdentity, she has a public identity as Diana Themiscira Themyscira who is openly acknowledged as Wonder Woman, meaning that all her employees are public targets.
22nd Jan '17 10:40:55 AM rjd1922
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Since getting out, the pilot has been reviewed by numerous online critics, including a combined review by [[http://channelawesome.com/wonder-woman-2011-a-review/ Linkara, Film Brain, and Nash]], as well as [[http://sfdebris.com/videos/tv/wonderwoman.php Chuck Sonnenburg]] of ''Website/SFDebris'' and [[http://blip.tv/the-idiots-lantern/the-idiot-s-lantern-wonder-woman-2011-pilot-5587816 The Wire]] of ''WebVideo/TheIdiotsLantern''. They were all quite horrified. The full pilot can be seen [[http://www.the-medium-is-not-enough.com/2011/07/lost_gems_wonder_woman_2011.php HERE]].

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Since getting out, the pilot has been reviewed by numerous online critics, including a combined review by [[http://channelawesome.com/wonder-woman-2011-a-review/ Linkara, Film Brain, and Nash]], as well as [[http://sfdebris.com/videos/tv/wonderwoman.php Chuck Sonnenburg]] of ''Website/SFDebris'' and [[http://blip.tv/the-idiots-lantern/the-idiot-s-lantern-wonder-woman-2011-pilot-5587816 The Wire]] of ''WebVideo/TheIdiotsLantern''. They were all quite horrified. The full pilot can be seen [[http://www.the-medium-is-not-enough.com/2011/07/lost_gems_wonder_woman_2011.php epicgeekdom.com/2014/05/22/wonder-woman-unaired-pilot/ HERE]].
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