Sunday, January 23, 2011

Soar as the falcon with the speed of gazelle

If you've 20 minutes to spare here and there, I encourage you to watch Filmation's live-action THE SECRETS OF ISIS on

I remember hating Isis as a little boy. First, she paled in comparison to Captain Marvel on the SHAZAM! live-action show. Second, she never seemed to do anything.

Watching the show now, I have a better appreciation for them. They were definitely for kids, and each had a very important message about believing in people you love, solving problems by following the law, following your conscience and not peer pressure, etc. Isis spends most of her time helping teenagers make good decisions, the stopping of crooks is very much secondary.

Sure, Isis doesn't do seems like her appearance alone halts crime. Crooks just kinds give up in her presence. And her powers seem to change depending on the scenery and what the budget would allow. And the sets...these poor actors had to run around the crappiest alleys of Los Angeles to film this show.

Another great feature of the show was the '70s post-hippy vibe. The supporting teenagers were usually a racially balanced group.

So yes, please, check it out. Just keep in mind it was made in a day that super-hero fare was meant for 7 year olds and not 37 year olds. She's solving crime with love, not gore.


Aman Chaudhary said...

It makes me so happy that you finally watched them! I've been looking forward to your interpretations of the characters. Did you do Cindy Lee and Rick Mason too? Rick was all kinds of '70s goodness! ^_^

Anonymous said...

I loved Isis! "Oh Mighty Isis! Oh Zephyr winds that blow on high, lift me now so I can fly." What gay boy didn't chant that over and over while twirling in the front yard. Oh, that wasn't just me; don't you people leave me out here on my own.... :)