Series: Electra Woman And Dyna Girl
The only show from Sid & Marty Krofft Productions
with two female leads, Electra Woman and Dyna Girl
features two magazine reporters who are secretly superheroines. It was part of The Krofft Supershow
in 1976/77. A fairly open ripoff and/or parody of Batman
, the series consisted of eight stories, each divided into two 15-minute segments.
Deidre Hall and Judy Strangis play Lori and Judy, who work as writers for Newsmaker
magazine, but when trouble calls, they become Electra Woman and Dyna Girl! Electra Woman and Dyna Girl use the latest in technological gadgetry, such as the CrimeScope supercomputer and their wrist-mounted ElectraComs (supplied by their resident tech-wizard Frank, played by Norman Alden), along with their bravery and wits, to solve crimes and capture the various villains they encounter, including the Sorcerer, Glitter Rock, Ali Baba, Spider Lady, the Pharaoh, and the Empress of Evil.
In 2001, The WB
tried to revive Electra Woman and Dyna Girl
. The show wasn't picked up, but a pilot exists with Markie Post
as Electra Woman.
More information is at the Electra Woman and Dyna Girl Webopedia
This series provides examples of:
- Arachnid Appearance and Attire: Spider Lady.
- Catch Phrase / Verbal Tic: Dyna Girl and her "Electra-[whatever]!"
- City with No Name
- Clark Kenting: The duo do not wear masks, but just change their hairstyles.
- Cliff Hanger / Death Trap: Every episode, naturally.
- Darker and Edgier: The 2001 pilot, in spades. Granted, that's not really hard, since the original series wasn't even allowed to have fight scenes.
- Evil Sorcerer: The Sorcerer and Ali Baba.
- Exactly What It Says on the Tin: As seen by this page, several of the villains are examples of this.
- Expository Theme Tune: "Electra Woman and Dyna Girl, fighting all evil things.."
- Follow the Leader: As noted, the show was pretty much "60's Batman with female leads."
- First Name Basis: The viewer never learns Lori's and Judy's last names.
- Girlish Pigtails: Dyna Girl has very long ones.
- Groin Attack: The new Dyna Girl in the 2001 pilot does this to a convenience store robber.
- Large Ham: Lots of scenery-chewing on display; Judy Strangis really cuts loose when Dyna-Girl is turned evil in one episode.
- Making a Spectacle of Yourself: Glitter Rock wears enormous star-shaped sunglasses.
- Making Use of the Twin: Deidre Hall's twin was used as an evil duplicate in one episode.
- The Man Behind the Man: The Empress of Evil turns out to be an android, and the real villain, her inventor, was her sidekick all along.
- Mind Control: Several episodes feature the heroines getting brain-zapped in one way or another.
- Mind-Control Music: Glitter Rock's schtick.
- Mirror Morality Machine: Ali Baba uses one of these.
- Mission Control: Frank.
- Nepharious Pharaoh: The Pharaoh.
- Non-Powered Costumed Hero
- Reptiles Are Abhorrent: At one point, the Pharaoh tries to do away with the heroic duo with a basket of asps.
- Spandex, Latex, or Leather: Spandex, as befitting its status as the campiest of camp.
- Super Wrist Gadget: The ElectraComs.
- Theme Mobile: The ElectraCar
- To The Bat Noun: The heroines used the ElectraCar, among other vehicles.
- Transformation Sequence: The heroines switching to their costumes.