Finding a old show on dvd and smiling

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    Since i am a child of the 70s,the best shows were on saturday morning.I found an old show yesterday i used to watch at best buy.ISIS, starring Joanna cameron.She was the love of many 12 yr old kids back then.Have you ever found a show or movie that brought back happy memories when you were a child.
     
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    ISIS? was this a cartoon? I dont remember it at all.
     
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    I dont remember this either. Saturday cartoons were a blast.........
     
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    it was part of the shazam/isis hour live action
     
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    Oh yes it was real and she was hot!

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    Her name was Andrea Thomas and she drove a VW Thing (Combi), and was an archaeologist who discovered the treasures of Isis on an Egyptian dig. Back then a western archaeologist could loot all of Egypt and nobody batted an eye. These days we have Zahi Hawass's palms to grease. If the tomb of Isis hadn't been looted back in the 70s then her amulet would never have left Egypt and Isis would be flying around in a burqa rather than a hot miniskirt. Isis capitalized on the Tutmania that was occurring at the time as the treasures of Tutankhamun's tomb went on world tour for the first time and everything Egyptian was very "in."

    The Golden Era of Saturday morning TV was the late 60s to the early 80s. There were plenty of bad shows but some excellent ones too and Isis was one of them.

    I don't know what it was, but the superhero women of that era were universally hot: Batgirl, Isis, Wonder Woman (awesome theme), Electra Woman (you've got to hear the catchy theme song, it was groovy), Josey, the Bionic Woman, Ellen Ripley, Foxy Brown, even Charlie's Angels. These were empowered women, far less patronized for the time than one might think and boys watched these shows as much as girls might if for usually different reasons. Did Fred or Shaggy ever solve a mystery? Hell no! It was Velma! These women were role models and made a positive impression on kids during an important time when feminism was coming to the fore. All that seemed to end in the early 80s with the onset of the neoconservatism and the Reagan administration, not revived, save for the Alien franchise, until Buffy the Vampire Slayer on TV, Kill Bill in film, and Tomb Raider on the PC.

    Actually this Wonder Woman mix isn't bad and really gives the feel for the show :wink:
     
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    I keep waiting and waiting but Five Million Years To Earth (a.k.a. Quatermass and the Pit) hasn't been on in ages-first saw it at 3-a.m. on New Years Day in 1977.

    Quite a few shows from years back which I'd love to see again- The Rockford Files springs to mind quickly. It always gave me a few happy moments each week.
     
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    I remember it well. The Shazam/Isis Hour on CBS.

    I am just overjoyed that Space: 1999 is out on DVD in it's complete form. I always wanted my own Eagle. I had a Corgi one when I was 10.
     
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