November 7 in Sci-Fi History: Wonder Woman

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Nov 7, 2017

All the world was waiting for her. And the power she possessed. In her satin tights, fighting for our rights. And the old red, white, and blue ...

It was on this day in 1975 that Wonder Woman premiered. Starring Lynda Carter and Lyle Waggoner, the series followed Diana Prince's adventures in both the 1940s (Season 1/ABC) and the 1970s (Seasons 2 and 3/CBS). She spun around a lot.

 

The series also had Debra Winger as Drusilla/Wonder Girl, Wonder Woman's kid sister.

 

It was also on this day that Starship Troopers premiered in 1997. It has a HUGE cult following and is actually a pretty good and terrifying look at a society gone completely bonkers for aggression and guns.

 

It also has this scene, that’s always half funny/half super-disturbing.

 

And finally, on this day in 1932, CBS radio premiered the first broadcast of the radio drama Buck Rogers in the 25th Century. Again, we remind you: old-timey radio dramas are great to listen to on long car trips. Enjoy.

 

Tomorrow: Parker Posey and Tara Reid? How can you go wrong?