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Jun 6, 2017

Starling Tribune – ONE SHOT – Wonder Woman 2017 (A CW Network Arrow Television Show Fan Podcast) #156


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Release Date:  June 2, 2017

Director:           Patty Jenkins    

Story by:           Zack Snyder, Allan Heinberg, and Jason Fuchs

Screenplay: Allan Heinberg

Wonder Woman created by William Moulton Marston

Executive Producers: Jon Berg, Wesley Coller, Geoff Johns, Stephen Jones, Steven Mnuchin, Rebecca Steel Roven

Producers: Tommy Gormley, Curtis Kamemoto, Charles Roven, Deborah Snyder, Zack Snyder, and Richard Suckle

Cinematography: Matthew Jensen

Music: Rupert Gregson-Williams

Editing: Martin Walsh


Run Time: 2 h 21 min

Rated: PG-13

Budget: $150 million




Diana -              Gal Gadot (gah-DOTE)

Steve Trevor -               Chris Pine

Hippolyta -                     Connie Nielsen

Antiope -                       Robin Wright

Ludendorff -                   Danny Huston

Sir Patrick -                   David Thewlis

Sameer-                        Said Taghmaoui

Charlie -                        Ewen Bremner

The Chief -                    Eugene Brave Rock

Etta Candy -                  Lucy Davis

Dr. Maru -                     Elena Anaya





A Mountain Between Us

Hitman’s Bodyguard




Blade Runner

Atomic Blonde

Justice League



Blade Runner

Atomic Blonde


Geo Storm

Murder on the Orient Express




Atomic Blonde

Spider-Man: Homecoming

Glass Castle


Blade Runner



Blade Runner 2046


Murder On the Orient Express

Atomic Blonde


Family Always Moving ???

Some Shark Scary Movie I won’t be watching


Premier: 1.89

Finale: 1.72

Lowest: “Underneath” Ep. 20 5/3 - 1.36

Seems to average 50-60% gain from DVR, still last place

Season high (non-crossover) - 02 The Recruits 12-Oct-16 1.94

Season low -20 Underneath 3-May-17 1.36




  • What was the overall theme
    • Origin story
    • Do nothing or do something
    • No big bad to blame everything on
    • Helping those you think deserve it versus helping as many as can
    • Believe in love
      • Make a hawk a dove,
      • Stop a war with love,
      • Make a liar tell the truth.
    • Fight scenes & Stunts: Share your thoughts
      • Beach
        • Rope arrows
        • Fire arrows
        • Antiope leads charge
        • Horses
        • Antiope jumps off shield, shoots three arrows at once
        • Guns; bullets kill many, including Antiope
      • Alley
        • Steve knows they’re being followed
        • Diana deflects bullets with gauntlets
        • Steve stands by as Diana takes care of business
        • Etta stops one from fleeing by holding sword
      • No Man’s Land
        • Diana refuses to ignore pleas
        • First time seen in full armor - amazing hero shot
        • Deflects bullets
        • Uses shield to deflect machine gun
        • Steve & co go help
        • She leaps into trench; destroys machine gun
        • Soldiers charge
        • In Veld, more guns; uses lasso in fight
        • Sniper; Steve remembers shield move; Diana to bell tower
      • Diana v. Ludendorff
        • She thinks he’s Ares
        • He’s strong thanks to gas by Maru
        • Punches, swords
        • Stabs him on roof
        • Diana confused war not immediately over
      • Diana v. Sir Patrick
        • He’s the real Ares!
        • Lightning and tanks thrown
        • She almost gives up
        • Steve’s plane explodes; she explodes
        • Tank over Maru; remembers what Steve said
        • Believe in love; gathers lightning, blasts Ares
      • Good use of slo-mo in fights; flips; leg sweeps
    • Diana:  
      • Themyscira
        • Ran away from school
        • Determined to be trained
        • Hippolyta, mother, forbid
        • Antiope secretly trains
        • During training, power surfaces
        • Leaves because war has come - WWI, 4 yrs in, 27 countries, 25 million dead - must be Ares
      • London
        • “It’s hideous”
        • No modesty; shopping montage
        • Men so shocked she can read languages
        • Ice cream!
      • War
        • Horrified by what she sees
        • Charges in; not trained in modern combat
      • Origin
        • She’s actually the Godkiller
        • Thought she was clay brought to life by Zeus
        • Is the daughter of Zeus and Hippolyta
        • Demigoddess; long life
      • Steve:
        • WWI is like nothing he hasn’t seen before
        • American, spy for British
        • People can be awful, but still have to try and save them
        • Gives father’s watch to Diana
        • I can save today, you can save the world
        • Sacrifices himself
      • The team
        • Sameer
          • Actor
          • Talks way into gala
        • Charlie
          • Marksman, but can’t always shoot
          • Haunted
          • Sings
        • The Chief
          • In Europe because he’s free there
          • Smuggler
        • Ludendorff
          • Super strong when inhales gas
          • Kills officers to continue war; throws in useless gasmask
          • Kills villagers of Veld
        • Maru
          • AKA Dr. Poison
          • Created gas that powers Ludendorff
          • Created a version of mustard gas that eats through gasmask
        • Sir Patrick
          • First seen wanting to negotiate an armistice
          • Actually Ares
          • Sees himself has the God of Truth - revealed to Zeus the folly inherent in men
          • Inspires the creation of weapons; men start wars on their own
          • Tries to get Diana to team with him to destroy men and return Earth to Paradise
        • Etta Candy
          • Steve’s secretary
          • Not Diana’s sidekick
          • Needed more of her


  1. If the Wonder Woman TV Show Starred the Movie Cast (Date: 01 June 2017)
    Wonder Woman is going to be a huge blockbuster ... of 1977? Check out the opening credits of the classic Wonder Woman TV show if they featured footage from the new DC Extended Universe movie. By ScreenCrush.
  2. The Complex Gender Politics of the 'Wonder Woman' Movie (Date: 31 May 2017)
    Can Patty Jenkins make the superhero world safe for female directors? Warner Bros. gambles $150 million on its first woman-centered comic book movie with a filmmaker whose only prior big-screen credit was an $8 million indie: "I can't take on the history of 50 percent of the population just because I'm a woman." Also mentioned: And if it all goes according to plan, Jenkins is more than ready to return to the character for a contemporary-set Wonder Woman sequel (she and Gadot are contractually committed to a second film).
  3. ‘Wonder Woman’ Powers $122.5M Offshore, $223M Global In Debut – International Box Office (Date: 04 June 2017)
    In her maiden outing, Warner Bros’ Wonder Woman dominated the international box office with $122.5M on 34,300 screens in 55 markets this weekend — and that’s without such major hubs as France, Germany and others. In overall terms overseas, the movie outperformed such key superhero comps as Thor 1 & 2, Iron Man 1 & 2, Guardians Of The Galaxy 1 & 2, Doctor Strange, Captain America 1 & 2, Man Of Steel and Ant-Man. The global cume on the Patty Jenkins-helmed DC pic is $223M.
  4. ‘Wonder Woman’ Breaks Glass Ceiling For Female Directors & Stomps On ‘Iron Man’ With $100.5M Debut – Sunday AM (Date: 04 June 2017)
    The warrior princess of Themyscira is finally leaping past the century mark this weekend with $100.5M according to Warner Bros. Wonder Woman easily beats the opening of the first Iron Man ($98.6M), though she still floats under the openings of such single (not team) superhero origin features as Deadpool ($132.4M), Man of Steel ($116.6M), and Spider-Man ($114.8M). Currently, Wonder Woman is the sixth best domestic opening at the June B.O, and second best for WB and DC after Man of Steel.


Episode:   “The Chicago Way” [Season 2 Episode 8]

Air Date:           Thursday, December 8, 2016

Summary:         The Legends track a Time Aberration to 1927 Chicago and realize they've been set up by Eobard Thawne, Damien Dahrk and the newest member of the Legion of Doom - Malcolm Merlyn.

Director:           Ralph Hemecker

Writers: Sarah Nicole Jones and Ray Utarnachitt



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