Wonder Woman

How many male superheroes did it take for them to bring a female superheroine into spotlight? Wonder woman! I remember as a child that women who were ferocious, considered fast, bold, strong (they called them hot headed) were compared to wonder woman back then. It was considered an insult mostly in this part of the world.

I remember comparing a very strong woman related to me to wonder woman once because I felt that she could do it all, and I was told on my face not to insult her. Well! Can’t really say much to the not-knowing ignorant people but to me calling someone a wonder woman was supposed to be a compliment, and that too a very huge one.

Well, moving on let’s talk about the legend that we’ve known since our childhood.


The character itself has been played by many women over the years. The American actress, songwriter, singer and beauty pageant title holder Lynda Carter, who was crowned Miss World America in 1972, played Wonder Woman in the famous television series from 1975 to 1979. The series lasted for three seasons until it was cancelled. Wonder woman became a huge thing back then especially with men who had posters of her in their rooms, closets etc. Warner Bros also released a toy after Wonder Woman, and of course it sold out like hot cakes.

Adrianne Palicki is another face chosen in 2011 for the television series Wonder Woman but it never got aired as it didn’t go well with NBC.

Wonder_Woman_(soundtrack) (1)"Dawn Of The Planets Of The Apes" New York Premiere

Wonder Woman is a 2009 animated superhero film. It is the fourth in the line of DC animated original movies released by Warner Premiere and Warner Bros. Wonder Woman played by Kerri Russell. On August 11, 2015, Warner Home Video re-released the film on a combo pack, which includes a DVD and Blu-Ray copy, a digital copy, and with the graphic novel it was based on.

Another name that goes with Wonder Woman is Cathy Lee Crosby. 
Born in LA California, Crosby was, at one time, a professional tennis player who was ranked as high as #7 in singles  in US junior tennis competition and #4 in doubles. In 1974, she starred as the title character in the television film Wonder Woman, a year before Lynda Carter’s popular weekly series came out.

diana-leaps-into-the-fray-credit-warner-broswonder-woman-movie-2017-gal-gadot-imageslandscape-1453301580-169218928

Let’s talk about the woman of the hour, Gal Gadot. Born on 30 April 1985 Gadot is an Israeli actress and model. As an actress, Gadot is known for her role as Gisele Yashar in The Fast and the Furious film series, where she performed all the stunts herself. In 2016, Gadot began playing the role of Wonder Woman, starting with Batman Vs Superman: Dawn of Justice and continuing as the lead in Wonder Woman (2017). She is a former Israel Defense Forces trainer and served in the Israeli army for two years.

In past years, she has been ranked as one of the highest earning models in Israel. She is the face of Gucci’s Bamboo perfume. At the age of 18, Gadot won the 2004 Miss Israel competition, and next competed in the 2004 Miss Universe pageant. After army, she studied law.
In 2016, Wonder Woman played by Gadot (along with Lynda Carter) was named an Honorary Ambassador for the Empowerment of Women & Girls by the UN.

Who is Wonder Woman?

Wonder Woman is a fictional superheroine appearing in American comic books published by DC comics. The character is said to be a founding member of the Justice League, demigoddess, and warrior princess of the Amazonian people. In her homeland, she is Princess Diana of Themyscira, and outside of her homeland, she is known by her civilian identity Diana Prince. The character first appeared in comics in 1941 .

Power and Skills of Wonder Woman (courtesy of google)
Diana is depicted as a masterful athlete, acrobat, fighter and strategist, trained and experienced in many ancient and modern forms of armed and unarmed combat, including exclusive Amazonian martial arts. In some versions, her mother trained her, as Wonder Girl, for a future career as Wonder Woman. From the beginning, she is portrayed as highly skilled in using her Amazon bracelets to stop bullets and in wielding her golden lasso. Batman once called her the “best melee fighter in the world”. The modern version of the character is known to use lethal force when she deems it necessary. In the New 52 continuity, her superior combat skills are the result of her Amazon training, as well as receiving further training from Ares, the God of War, himself, since as early as her childhood. The Golden Age Wonder Woman also had knowledge in psychology, as did her Amazon sisters. Gadot described her character as having “many strengths and powers, but at the end of the day she’s a woman with a lot of emotional intelligence.”

The much awaited Wonder Woman is going to hit the big screen on June 2, 2017. A must watch!!!! We are super excited!

Kiss From A Rose

I still remember the first time I listened to this song on the radio, I fell madly, deeply in love with it. I was sitting with my mom in her room when the RJ played this amazing song. Each night we used to turn on the radio and listen to insane music being played around 11pm on FM 100. (Back in Pakistan) That was a new radio station and the RJ’s were super good at what they did. The late night show used to be something! Great unforgettable music. My mom was into music as much as we kids were. It was always such a pleasure sitting next to her, listening to music, talking about different singers, our favorites and the whole shebang. It surely brings back memories of the days when my sister, friends and I used to turn the lights off in the room and listen to it at a super high volume. Lights from the equalizer on my music system used to seem so magical. What days!!!

This song was released in 1994, it was re-released as the soundtrack for Batman Forever in 1995. At the 1996 Grammy Awards, it won awards for Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best Male Pop Vocal Performance ( Seal).

Lyrics are beautiful. Those of you who’ve never heard of this one (which I would find surprising), I would suggest you get your best headphones out, listen to the song while keeping the lyrics in front of you so you don’t miss a thing.

hqdefault

Seal “Kiss From A Rose”  (youtube link given below)

There used to be a graying tower alone on the sea.
You became the light on the dark side of me.
Love remained a drug that’s the high and not the pill.
But did you know,
That when it snows,
My eyes become large and
The light that you shine can be seen.
Baby,
I compare you to a kiss from a rose on the gray.
Ooh,
The more I get of you,
The stranger it feels, yeah.
And now that your rose is in bloom.
A light hits the gloom on the gray.
There is so much a man can tell you,
So much he can say.
You remain,
My power, my pleasure, my pain, baby
To me you’re like a growing addiction that I can’t deny.
Won’t you tell me is that healthy, baby?
But did you know,
That when it snows,
My eyes become large and the light that you shine can be seen.
Baby,
I compare you to a kiss from a rose on the gray.
Ooh, the more I get of you
The stranger it feels, yeah
Now that your rose is in bloom.
A light hits the gloom on the gray,
I’ve been kissed by a rose on the gray,
I’ve been kissed by a rose
I’ve been kissed by a rose on the gray,
…And if I should fall along the way
I’ve been kissed by a rose
…been kissed by a rose on the gray.
There is so much a man can tell you,
So much he can say.
You remain
My power, my pleasure, my pain.
To me you’re like a growing addiction that I can’t deny, yeah
Won’t you tell me is that healthy, baby.
But did you know,
That when it snows,
My eyes become large and the light that you shine can be seen.
Baby,
I compare you to a kiss from a rose on the gray.
Ooh, the more I get of you
The stranger it feels, yeah
Now that your rose is in bloom,
A light hits the gloom on the gray.
Yes I compare you to a kiss from a rose on the gray
Ooh, the more I get of you
The stranger it feels, yeah
And now that your rose is in bloom
A light hits the gloom on the gray
Now that your rose is in bloom,
A light hits the gloom on the gray.