A young boy, able to transform into the superhero Captain Marvel, travels the country fighting evil and helping people.
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 Billy Batson (28 episodes, 1974-1976)
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 Mentor (28 episodes, 1974-1976)
Jackson Bostwick ...
 Captain Marvel (17 episodes, 1974-1975)
John Davey ...
 Captain Marvel (11 episodes, 1975-1976)
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Chosen by the Immortal Elders - Solomon, Hercules, Atlas, Zeus, Achilles and Mercury - Billy Batson is a young boy with a special duty in life. Accompanied by his Mentor, he travels from place to place in a Winnebago learning about life and helping people along the way. When the situation is heading for disaster, all he has to do is to shout the magic word, "Shazam!" and call down the magic lightning that transforms him into the World's Mightiest Mortal, Captain Marvel. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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7 September 1974 (USA)  »

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Shazam - Pustolovine Kapetana Marvela  »

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The character Mentor was more or less based on the character Uncle Dudley in the Captain Marvel comic books. See more »

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Captain Marvel: By the Elders!
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Referenced in Akeelah and the Bee (2006) See more »

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Written by Yvette Blais and Jeff Michael
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Saturday Mornings fakeness at its best
26 October 2002 | by (Chapel Hill,North Carolina) – See all my reviews

This show was part of my 70's childhood,but still it was the most fakeness live action series ever depicted for the minds of the Saturday Morning youth. The series was called "Shazam!",and it was produced by Filmation Productions and it was on CBS-TV from 1974-76 and continued in repeated episodes throughout the rest of the decade. Even though,it was part of Captain Marvel was played by two different actors(Season 1-3 by Jackson Bostwick,and in Seasons 3-4 by Bruce Davey who went on to do a numerous array of TV shows and specials) the special effects were some of the hokeyest ever where in one scene our hero is flying through the air(but WE kids know he was connected to a wire with a fan blowing through him under a very low budget of lets say,around 50 to 70K),and others(like they travel the country in a Winnebago in the same exact neighborhood where they last were just up the block from the previous episode) that were a laughing stock. But lets just say that the series from the early 70's has found a home,and its part of TV Land's late night line-up for LOST forever series and sitcoms. Catch it on TV Land!

NOTE: Coming soon to TV Land,more of the best/worst of the live action Filmation genre series from the 1970's continues including LOST shows like "Isis"(starring former Vogue 70's fashion model Joanna Cameron in her first and ONLY TV "Saturday Morning" series),"The Adventures of Thunder","Ark II","Jason of Star Command",and "Space Academy"(which stars Jonathan Harris of Lost In Space,James Doohan of Star Trek,and Pamela Ferdiyn of Lassie). Don't Miss It!


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