A young boy, able to transform into the superhero Captain Marvel, travels the country fighting evil and helping people.
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 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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Jackson Bostwick was fired from "Shazam!" two episodes into Season 2 and replaced with John Davey. Bostwick had sustained an injury during filming, went for medical treatment, and was advised to stay home a few days to recuperate. However, producers mistakenly accused him of holding out for a higher salary. Bostwick successfully sued Filmation, which was forced to pay his full salary for the entire series, including all its reruns on CBS. See more »

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[repeated line]
Billy Batson: Oh, Elders, fleet and strong and wise, appear before my seeking eyes!
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Referenced in Watchman Video Broadcast: The Comic Con: Part 2 (2013) See more »

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SHAZAM
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Written by Yvette Blais and Jeff Michael
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I'll never forget this serie
10 February 2002 | by See all my reviews

What can I say. In South America the spanish version for this TV show was on the air till 1977 and it was great for me. I'll never forget the ending morals what show me about the good and bad things of life. I am not a fan of Captain Marvel but I think that Billy Batson and Mentor show me little pieces of the person that I am today. I must thank for that. Of course if I could see it again I'd be laughing about how Captain Marvel use to fly... but I couldn't ask for more on that time.


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