Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Superheroes from the 70's show Part 1

Isis or "The Secrets of Isis"

Joanna Kara Cameron - sometimes listed as JoAnna Cameron, (born September 20, 1951)

My favorite of all the superhero T.V. series back in the 70's when I was just a kid. I like her alot (yep! better than Linda Carter). Well, I guess it's because of the time slot the show was being aired (around afternoon - while Wonder Woman was on the evening prime time), and she is very pretty. Anyway, I also did like the cartoon version of this "SUPER 7".

A little facts: Andrea Thomas (played by JoAnna Cameron), 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. Andrea, by virtue of being able to open the casing in which the amulet rested, was recognized as an heir to Isis's secrets. 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.

As Isis she was given great strength, the ability to move inanimate objects, and the power to fly and run at super speed. To invoke her powers, she often intoned rhythmic rhyming chants, such as "O zephyr winds which blow on high, lift me now so I can fly," which enabled her to fly.

The Secrets of Isis ran for two seasons from September 6, 1975 to September 3, 1977. Twenty-two episodes were produced and Isis also appeared in three episodes of the related Saturday morning super-hero drama Shazam!. Despite the show's popularity it was not renewed for a third season. The character of Isis later appeared in a cartoon called Tarzan and the Super 7 with the voice provided by a different actress.
**some facts from wikipedia**


Deidre Hall
Judy Strangis

I only have some short memory of this TV series. I only remember is the tone of it's theme song. Kinda weird when I saw some episodes on Youtube. Anyway, some info: Sid and Marty Krofft show "Electra Woman and Dyna Girl" which originally aired on ABC television back in 1976-77.

In Fall, 2000 the WB network commissioned a pilot to be made of a new Electra Woman and Dyna Girl to be set in contemporary time. The plot was advertised as the once world-famous superheroine Electra Woman who, since the departure of Dyna Girl to become a supermodel, has become a disillusioned, foul-mouthed, trailer-park alcoholic. Judy Bennett, a journalism student rescued as a child by Electra Woman and Dyna Girl returns the favor by getting Electra Woman back in action and becoming her sidekick Dyna Girl.

The pilot starred Markie Post as Electra Woman and Anne Stedman as Dyna Girl.
The WB optioned not to pick up the pilot as a series for the 2001-02 season. As of now, there are no plans for any other netowrk to pick up the show.

Well...I leave you for awhile and will post next time part two of this article. Expect, Batman and Robin, Wonder Woman, Hulk and The Man from Atlantis.


Raipo said...

Wow at last new blog post Myke! Lam mo ngayon ko lang narineg 'tong mga superhero shows na 'to. Thanks!

Gio Paredes said...

Napag hahalata ang edad mo dito kuya Clawie. :D

Teka bat puro babae ito? :D

Idagdag mo na rin dyan yung "The Greatest American Hero." It was being aired around the early 80's dito sa Pinas.

Jane Eleanor Patricia Knight/Electra Woman said...

Hopefully, Lucy Punch and I will appear on a reality show version of Electra Woman and Dyna Girl--and Dyna Girl will prevent me from ever changing back into Jane Eleanor Knight--because I want to wear that orange Electra Woman costume and mustard opaque pantyhose forever!