Lori and Judy are both writers for Newsmaker magazine, but when trouble calls - they become Electra Woman and Dyna Girl! Electra Woman and Dyna Girl use the latest in technological gadgetry, such as the CrimeScope, (supplied by Frank, their assistant) and their wits to solve crimes and capture the various villians they encounter (including the Sorcerer, Glitter Rock, Ali Baba, Spider Lady, the Pharoah, and the Empress of Evil).
Part of the original version of the the Krofft Supershow, Electra Woman and Dyna Girl was very similar in style to Batman, both the character and the tv series of the 60s.
Some of the similarities include:
They both featured an adult hero with a youthful sidekick.
They had an older assistant that helped them solve crimes.
Tilted camera angles for the villans' hideouts.
Used known celebrities for villans ( Malachi Throne and Sid Haig appeared as villans on both shows).
All of the devices used the same prefix as the hero, ex. Batmobile and Batcycle and ElectraCar.
Teen sidekick used similar exclamations, ex. Robin's "Holy .....!" and Dyna Girl's "Electra .....!"..
They had a secret, underground headquarters where they stored the latest in technological crime fighting devices.
Used the main character's logo as a transition device between scenes.
Deidre Hall is probably best known for playing Marlena on the Days of Our Lives. Both Judy Strangis and Norman Alden were active in other Saturday morning shows doing voice over work - Alden provided the voice for Aquaman on the original Super Friends.
In 2001, the WB Network tried to bring Electra Woman and Dyna Girl back in a revamped version. The show wasn't picked up, but a short pilot/demo film was made with Markie Post, of Night Court fame, playing Electra Woman. For more information on the revamp, check out this link.
(May 2008) The first season of the Krofft Supershow, which included Electra Woman, is currently being show in California. More information is available here.
The Sorcerer's Golden Trick - Glitter Rock - Empress of Evil - Ali Baba - Return of the Sorcerer - The Pharaoh - Spider Lady - Return of the Pharaoh
The first five episodes of the show were available through Columbia House's
"The World of Sid and Marty Krofft", Re-TV/Family series. The series appears to be out of print, but used copies can usually be found on Ebay from time to time.
Copies of the other episodes are available from collectors. For more information on how to find this and other shows, click here.