Entry updated 26 June 2018. Tagged: TV.
US juvenile tv series (1976). Created by Ken Spears, and Joe Ruby. Produced by Sid and Marty Kroft Television Productions for ABC-TV. Cast includes Norman Alden, Deidre Hall and Judy Strangis. Directors included Walter C Miller, Jack Regas. Writers included Duane Poole, Dick Robbins. Eight 24-minute episodes. Colour.
Lori (Hall) and Judy (Strangis) – no last name is given for either – are magazine writers living in a modest ranch home in an unspecified US state, apparently in the midwest. The two are secretly Electra Woman and Dyna Girl, female counterparts of Batman and Robin, with the ElectraBase hidden beneath the house. Frank Heflin (Alden) is the designer and builder of their futuristic equipment, as well as apparently being their sponsor. A direct Parody of the 1960s Adam West Batman (1966-1968) series, the show had minimal sf content – largely confined to the protagonists' ElectraComs, bulky wrist devices which allowed them to fire energy bolts, project Force Fields, and even provide Antigravity for brief periods. The ElectraCar was a three-wheeled vehicle which could fold its wheels into itself, and fly when needed, being able to reach sub-orbital space. The series ran as part of The Kroft Super Show (1976-1978, first season only), becoming a cult favourite over the years. An unaired pilot film was produced in 2001 starring Markie Post as the retired Electra Woman in an abandoned effort to revive the series. [GSt]
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