Before Xena, there was Wonder Woman. Lynda Carter brings girl power to Me TV's Sci-Fi Saturday Night lineup with her star turn as the original warrior princess in the classic campy 1970s superhero series Wonder Woman.
The lineup kicks
off at 7:00 p.m. with the 1960s pop cultural phenomenon Batman.
Adam West and Burt Ward star as the caped-crusading dynamic duo
Batman and Robin, who race in the Batmobile to save Gotham City from
a comical cavalcade of costumed crackpots, with little help from a
hilariously inept police force.
You can take your
pick of Michael Keaton, Val Kilmer, George Clooney, or Christian Bale
as the various Dark Knights (Keaton and Bale are my personal favorite
modern movie Batmen), but no matter what the fanboys naysay, Adam
West (who also played Batman on the big screen) made the most
indelible and lasting mark of any of them on pop culture. He is the
one Batman to rule them all.
At 8:00 p.m.,
Lynda Carter as Wonder Woman zooms off in her invisible jet to
collar Nazis and other criminals with her bulletproof bracelets and
golden lasso during the 1940s, before resurfacing in the 1970s while
still retaining her youthfulness. Lyle Waggoner costars as Major
on Me TV is a great way to prepare for the Man
sequel set for release in 2015, with Henry Cavill reprising his role
as Superman and joined by Ben Affleck as Batman and Gal Gadot as
Wonder Woman. Now
all Me TV needs to do is add the 1950s series The
Adventures of Superman to
At 9:00 p.m.,
catch William Shatner in his first iteration of Captain Kirk in the
original 1960s Star Trek television series. Nothing beats
Shatner hamming philosophic about the quandaries of mankind’s place
in the universe. Remarkably, 47 years after the show’s debut, with
the exception of DeForest Kelley (Dr. McCoy) and James Doohan
(Scotty), the other five main cast members are still with us.
By the way, if
you love classic television, Me TV should be your first and last stop
on the dial. In addition to featuring scores of classic television
shows, the network features brilliant commercials touting its various
slogans composed entirely of expertly spliced-together clips from all
of its shows. Some of the stars and guest stars of those shows even
pop up in network promos as themselves or their former characters.
This is the ultimate TV channel for the ultimate TV fan.