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Way-back machine

selenak makes reference to a DW community that celebrates strong female characters, and specifically, an entry asking members to talk about "their first Awesome Female Character from childhood." Jamie Sommers is probably not my first, given the dates when the Bionic Woman aired*, but she is one of the most memorable. Probably because she had the strength of character and conviction to go with the ears, arms, and legs.

* Only three years, and the last of those on a different network. It didn't get the audience the network wanted, but it meant a lot to some of us.


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Apr. 9th, 2010 03:20 pm (UTC)
I'd pick comic book Wonder Woman. For a female super hero to catch the eye of a small boy in those days, she really had to be awesome!
Apr. 9th, 2010 07:43 pm (UTC)
Awesome powerful or awesome buxom?

; D
Apr. 9th, 2010 08:30 pm (UTC)
Only older boys care about that second kind of awesome. ;o)
Apr. 9th, 2010 09:12 pm (UTC)
Glad you cared about the first kind of awesome.
Apr. 9th, 2010 04:25 pm (UTC)
i did like her an awful lot. Liked Emma Peel better but I did like Jamie
Apr. 9th, 2010 07:42 pm (UTC)
Mmm, never watched the Avengers in those days. Sort of a "before my time" show that wasn't in syndication, either.
Apr. 9th, 2010 08:08 pm (UTC)
definitely before my time but i think PBS had it or something.
Apr. 9th, 2010 09:20 pm (UTC)
Good ol' PBS, LOL.
Apr. 10th, 2010 01:13 am (UTC)
i used to love it
Apr. 10th, 2010 04:05 am (UTC)
No, in this case 'twas A&E, back before they went rapidly downhill. I taped a bunch of Avengers eps until they finally were issued on DVD.

Definitely Emma Peel for me. I would have been about 9-10 years old.
Apr. 10th, 2010 12:01 am (UTC)
Emma Peel, just like CoM. My dad was a huge fan too, lol. (Those cat suits were something!)
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Apr. 10th, 2010 01:36 am (UTC)
Nancy Drew! Definitely.
Apr. 10th, 2010 01:38 am (UTC)
Oh, where's my Eliza Dushku catsuit icon? ::seems to have misplaced it::

Amanda on Highlander will have to do even though this is pre-second-story-gal.
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