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Electra Woman & Dyna Girl
(1976)
Segment of TV series "The Krofft Supershow" (1976-1978)

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Cast:

Deidre Hall as Lori/Electra Woman
Judy Strangis as Judy/Dyna Girl
Norman Alden as Professor Frank Heflin
Marvin Miller as Narrator

Electra Woman & Dyna Girl (1976)
:  Well, its intentions were good.  There are two reasons to watch "Electra Woman & Dyna Girl": Deidre Hall and Judy Strangis.  Deidre Hall is a beautiful blonde knockout.  Judy Strangis is really cute and kinky in her superheroine costume and red ponytails.  In reality, Hall is only about two years older than "Girl" Strangis, but the height difference made the casting plausible.

    Straight up, this was meant to be a female version of the 1966 "Batman" TV series.  It's just as corny, but between the two shows, I'd have to say this is better.  Why?  Unlike "Batman", "Electra Woman & Dyna Girl" is purposely meant to be a comedy kiddy show.
Also, Electra Woman and Dyna Girl are legitimate, positive role models.

    The "Batman" series certainly had a better budget.  "Electra Woman & Dyna Girl" was filmed like a soap opera.  Still, the show did well with what it could do.

    The best episode of the series is "The Return of the Sorcerer".  It certainly made the best use of the available special effects at their disposal.  This was also an interesting story about our heroines pursuing the villain into a magic mirror and being trapped in another dimension.  I also think Michael Constantine as The Sorcerer and Susan Lanier as Miss Dazzle were the best cast villain characters.  Constantine's acting is easier to take than that of the other, overacted villain players.  And who doesn't find Miss Dazzle hot?

    "Electra Woman & Dyna Girl" was NOT its own series, but a segment of the TV series "The Krofft Supershow".  It lasted 16 weeks, one half of an "Electra Woman & Dyna Girl" adventure being shown per episode.  This is where the confusion about the show having 8 or 16 episodes originates.  "Electra Woman & Dyna Girl" has developed such a strong cult following that it is often thought of as its own TV series.  Pretty good for a segment that was axed after one half of a season!

    Lori and Judy were reporters for Newsmaker Magazine, and led a double life as crimefighters Electra Woman and Dyna Girl.  They had no superpowers, and operated through gadgetry.  The clunky Electra-Comp devices they wore on their wrists were their weapons.  They also rode around in an odd little Electra-Car, and based their operations in a top secret, underground Electra-Base.  Their ally and confidant was Professor Frank Heflin, who seems to be the mastermind behind all their gadgetry.

    It would be fun to see a new, live-action film based on this series.  Since the original show did not last that long or have that much to it, writers would be given a lot of creative freedom.  In 2001, a pilot for a new "Electra Woman & Dyna Girl" series was filmed, but never released.  It starred Markie Post as Electra Woman, and was a dysfunctional spoof of the original.

Episodes (All aired in 1976):

1. The Sorcerer (aka The Sorcerer's Golden Trick) (September 11 & 18)
2. Glitter Rock (September 25 & October 2)
3. Empress of Evil (October 9 & 16)
4. Ali Baba (October 23 & 30)
5. Return of the Sorcerer (November 6 & 13)
6. The Pharoah (November 20 & 27)
7. Spider Lady (December 4 & 11)
8. Return of the Pharoah (December 18 & 25)

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