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13 Kick-Ass Facts About Wonder Woman

Lynda Carter as Wonder Woman | Image: Warner Bros. Television

The popular Wonder Woman television series starring Lynda Carter ran from 1975-1979. Lynda Carter made a lot of people who had never cracked a comic book instant fans of the character. The linked article features 13 anecdotes and bits of trivia about the series. One example involved Wonder Woman's fantastic, bullet-deflecting bracelets: 

" 7. WONDER WOMAN'S BULLET-DEFLECTING BRACELET EFFECT WAS ALL IN LYNDA CARTER'S HANDS—LITERALLY

One of Wonder Woman's archetypal powers is her ability to deflect bullets off her star-studded cuff bracelets. Since the TV show aired in the pre-CGI era, this meant some ingenuity on the part of the property master when it came to producing this kind of effect. Special bracelets were created that allowed Carter to control the bullet explosions by means of hidden buttons in her hands. "[The property master] wired, almost like matchsticks, these little loads in the front where the stars were," explained Carter in the TV movie commentary. "And within those stars there were some wires. Those wires went up the back of my wrist and into the palm of my hand ... I would fire them depending on which arm was taking the shot. It was pretty ingenious."

Read more ass-kicking facts about Lynda Carter as Wonder Woman at Mental Floss.


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