Cult TV

Cult TV Essentials: Electra Woman and Dyna Girl

Electra Woman and Dyna Girl is a Sid and Marty Krofft live action science fiction children’s television series from 1976. The series aired 16 episodes in a single season as part of the umbrella series The Krofft Supershow.

The program playfully, but deliberately, lampooned the superhero combo of Batman and Robin, taking many of its cues from the earlier Batman television series.

The show followed the crime-fighting exploits of female caped crusader Electra Woman (played by Deidre Hall) and her teen sidekick Dyna Girl (Judy Strangis), who worked in their off-time as reporters for a magazine. (The full real names of the two were never revealed in any of the installments, although their first names were–Lori and Judy, respectively.)

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In each episode, the duo would change costumes in a bright flash of light called an “Electra-Change,” get into the “ElectraCar,” and use an array of technically advanced gadgets to thwart an eclectic collection of supervillains. They were assisted by Frank Heflin (Norman Alden), a scientist who stayed at their “ElectraBase,” operating its highly sophisticated “CrimeScope” computer, a parody of the BatComputer, while keeping in continual contact with the pair through their “ElectraComs.”

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