Friday, August 26, 2011


Remeber the Shazam!/Isis Hour on CBS in the 70's?  I loved, loved, loved the show!  Captain Marvel (Billy the teenager) spoke directly to the elders that empowered him via a communication device (who appear as animated characters: Solomon, Hercules, Atlas, Zeus, Achilles, and Mercury.) Instead of being based in any one particular city, Billy and his guardian "Mentor" (Les Tremayne) traveled through 1970's California in an RV. In an era before cell phones, Mentor would make phone calls from the RV on a type of mobile phone, asking a "mobile operator" to dial the number.

But I especially loved Isis!  You know I have always been interested in anything Egyptian.  (I can't believe how much Catherine Zeta Jones looks like the actress!)   Isis was Andrea Thomas a high school science teacher who found an ancient mystical amulet on an archeological dig in Egypt. The amulet belonged to Hatshepsut, an ancient Egyptian Queen and it gave the wearer the powers of Isis. Whenever Isis was needed, Andrea would reveal the amulet and recite an incantation ("O Mighty Isis!") and she would be transformed into the goddess Isis.

(Info from Wikipedia)

Here they are in action together...
...Ahhhh...the good old days.

Have a good weekend - SHAZAM!

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