Okay, I can honestly say that I both watched and remember these two Sid and Marty Krofft characters. Electra Woman (played by Deidre Hall) and her teen sidekick Dyna Girl (Judy Strangis), they were a female Batman and Robin in the 1976 Krofft Supershow. I do not remember what powers they had, or if they even had any. But I do remember, that much like the Batman of television fame, everything they had was branded “Electra”, so we had the ElectraCar, the ElectraBase, their ElectraCams, etc… I remember enjoying them more than some of the other Krofft shows.
I did not know that the WB commissioned a pilot for a new version of the show in 2001 starring Markie Post as Electra Woman and Anne Stedman as Dyna Girl. This is probably because the pilot never aired, though I did stumble upon rumors, that it is available on YouTube. (I did not look for it.)
Which brings us to this morning when I saw this…
They’re rebooting the duo, this time with Grace Helbig and Hannah Hart as the stars of the show. Both of who are already YouTube celebrities, neither of who I’m familiar with. The trailer looks good. It’s funny. I enjoyed it. But you and I both know that the trailer is always good. I think that’s the idea behind having a trailer. I cannot image that it could be worse than the Will Farrell led Land of the Lost fiasco, which I watched and did not enjoy. Anyway, here’s what YouTube has to say about it.
A smart, witty and fresh twist on the cult-classic television series from Sid & Marty Krofft, Legendary Digital Studios’ all-new feature-length superhero action comedy ELECTRA WOMAN & DYNA GIRL stars Grace Helbig (“The Grace Helbig Show”) and Hannah Hart (“My Drunk Kitchen”) and debuts on all major digital platforms June 7.
I’m looking forward to watching it. Up next, Wonderbug. Or maybe Sigmund and the Sea Monsters. How about H.R. Pufnstuf. Just do not give in to temptation and start production on an island of Dr. Shrinker reboot. Don’t do it.