Wonder Woman and Bearded Riker
I have never seen so much controversy and attention surounding a pair of pants. Since the first photos of Adrianne Palicki as Wonder Woman appeared, people have been obsessing over…her pants. It’s a given that when talking about superheroes in a comic, or a movie, or a potential new TV show that people are going to have strong opinions about the costume. A superhero’s outfit is almost a part of their persona and to get it wrong in the eyes of fans can be disastrous. The pants in question have already been changed from super-shiny, bright blue to the less sparkly version in this photo. I think they look a lot better. Perfect? Perhaps not, but here’s a thought. Star Trek: TNG had some huge shoes to fill when it first aired. It started with men in skirts and a beardless Riker and is widely thought to have not “gotten good” until Riker grew a beard. Couldn’t we look at her costume as his beard? Let’s see if the show is watchable, if the writing is compelling and if the characters resonate. There is plenty of time for her to grow a beard.