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*Please note that this article is an opinion-editorial.

Last week here at Wonder Woman Wednesday, we talked about the iconic nature of Wonder Woman's star-spangled panties. Hot on the heels of my blog, the most recent issue of Wonder Woman was released under the watchful eye of the writer/artist, husband/wife team of David and Meredith Finch. Ahem . . . The most recent issue debuted a new costume, because no one demanded it. Diana, a badass Amazon, is now covered from head to toe in a horribly designed, aesthetically unappealing bastardization of the iconic outfit that endeared legions of fans in the 1940s.

“We’ll make a sailor out of you yet.”
    -- Commander Benjamin Sisko

By now everyone knows what “jumping the shark” means. It’s the inverse that a lot of people have trouble with. The term, according to TV Tropes, is “growing the beard,” and it references the second season of Star Trek: TNG when Riker farmed his familiar facial hair. The beard itself wasn’t the reason for the quality -- it was more that TNG figured out it wasn’t TOS -- but the beard is useful shorthand to know whether or not you’re about to waste an hour or not. The weird thing is that it works pretty well with DS9, too. Granted, there are plenty of great episodes before Sisko grows his goatee, but if you see it, you’re practically guaranteed a good time.

Welcome back to another week of Wonder Woman Wednesday. This week, I invite you to show us your underalls as we discuss Diana's star-spangled panties. Really? Indeed.

*Please note that this article is an opinion-editorial.

"Call me Caitlynn," was the headline on the cover of Vanity Fair reintroducing Olympic Medalist turned reality star Bruce Jenner to society after his transition into a woman. Accompanying the much-repeated headline, a glamour shot of Caitlynn by famed celebrity photographer Annie Liebowitz.

“I’m afraid the fault, dear Tain, is not in our stars, but in ourselves.”
     -- Elim Garak

It’s not even a controversial statement anymore to say that TV is better than movies. We can pretty much take it as a given, excepting certain works of genius like Fury Road. The pertinent part of that statement, though, is why this is a given, and the answer is simple. In movies, executives are in charge. In TV, writers are. The reason I bring this up is that this week’s episode, “The Die is Cast,” (a.k.a. Improbable Cause Part 2: The Legend of Curly’s Gold) is the first in which Ira Steven Behr was executive producer, and his presence is immediately evident.

I recently wrote a blog about the "character assassination" of The Scarlet Witch, putting her in with a group of good characters who seem to get the shaft over and over again for seemingly no good reason.The subject of this week's Wonder Woman Wednesday, Donna Troy, is definitely a member of that club.

Warning: The park opens this week.

And we, here at Garlic, My Soul, are already planning our trip to Isla Nublar. There is a fantastic and thorough map of the park up at Jurassic World’s website. You can peruse the attractions, exhibits, and dining choices.

But, what are our snack options between Margaritaville and the Hilton Isla Nublar? What will serve as that much-needed blood-sugar boost while we ride the monorail between Triceratops Territory and T. Rex Kingdom?

“The truth is usually just an excuse for a lack of imagination.”
     -- Elim Garak

As I’ve been working my way through the series, I’ve been singling out my favorite episodes of each season. Thus far, they have one thing in common: Cardassians. That will hold true for next season’s favorite, as well, and probably beyond, but I don’t remember. I love them partially because, in their minds, they are the great heroes of the galaxy. They are the rightful Stalinist overlords of the Alpha Quadrant, and if all these other races would only realize it, maybe we could get some order around here. In this week’s episode, we turn to not only my favorite Cardassian, but my favorite character overall, the exile/spy/mystery man/simple tailor, Elim Garak.

*Please note that this article is an opinion-editorial.

With all of the buzz, speculation, and anticipation for the forthcoming Wonder Woman feature film, you can be sure we'll be keeping a watchful eye here at
Wonder Woman Wednesday as news unfolds. I mean, it doesn't even come out 'till 2017, but it's never too early to start buzzing when it comes to Wonder Woman, especially when this is, unbelievably, the first crack the Amazon Princess has had at the big screen.

*Please note that this article is an opinion-editorial.

When one thinks of the wonderful world of Disney, it may conjure images of Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, and Disneyland. But, I think the Disney Princesses are the real driving force behind the majestic world that Walt built. If you don't believe me, I dare you to find a child (male or female) under the age of ten who doesn't know every word to "Let it Go" from Disney's Frozen. Or any age boy or girl for that matter. God knows, my shower has had to suffer my screechy rendition more than a fair amount of times.

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