Friday, March 19, 2010

Nerd Girl of Note #54

When I came upon some images of Markie Post from Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, I thought, "is that enough to make a Nerd Girl of Note entry?" Sure, she was in retro favorite Night Court as well, but really. One Sci-Fi appearance? Surely not.

Then I came across this little gem. Seems back in 2001, Ms. Post did a pilot for a reworking of the Sid & Marty Krofft "classic" Electra Woman & Dyna Girl. Really? Yes, really.

These new adventures of Electra Woman and Dyna Girl were to feature an aging, retired Electra woman who boozes it up and swears like a sailor. The new Dyna Girl is a young woman whom Electra Woman saved as a child. It is a parody, and quite funny. Post is hilarious, and I think the show had some really great writing. You can watch the pilot below.

Now, back to Buck Rogers. Post appeared in the two part episode "The Plot to Kill a City" as Joella Cameron. You can see these episodes at Fancast (part 1, part 2). Markie also played Elliot Reed's mother on Scrubs, and a insatiable cougar who find even the clinical terms for genitalia offensive. She did all the obligatory '70s/'80s show; Matt Houston, The Love Boat, The Fall Guy, Fantasy Island, Hotel. She was also quite the aficionado of '80s style. She had what must be termed a "porn star mullet" that was typically big and wavy. The kind of thing you'd see on Amber or Ginger Lynn back in the day.

Of course, her best known role, among oldies like me, is as Christine Sullivan in Night Court. She was not the first defender to face the esteemed Dan Fielding, but was the longest running, appearing in seasons three through nine. Not a bad run.

Did you catch the ugly look she gave the Wonder Woman poster?


The Vicar of VHS said...

Oh, one of my many pubescent TV crushes! What with the distractions of the fantastically frosted hair and the stern lawyer suits on NIGHT COURT, a lot of people overlooked just exactly how SMOKIN' HAWT Markie was! Not me, though. ;)

Thanks for this...I'm be, erm, "enjoying" it for a while. ;)

Cal's Canadian Cave of Coolness said...

Yeh she was 80s hotness. I always like that hair...oh and her boobs. Forgive me, it was a dark decade. We all were shown too much.

Darius Whiteplume said...

@Vic - make sure your webcam is off first ;-)

@Cal - You are forgiven.

Wings1295 said...

Great pic for a Nerd Girl! And thanks for the 2 YouTube videos - Had no clue about the show! I would have so watched that. Looked like cheesy fun! And Aquaman cameos! A weird Aquaman, but still! Cool stuff.

Wings1295 said...

Or should I have said Electra-Awesome!

California Keys said...

This is a whole other Markie that I did not know of! I learn something new every day!

Darius Whiteplume said...

@Wings - I think it looked like a lot of fun. I wonder why it did not take off?

@M.A. - She's not just for Night Court anymore :-)

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