An archaeologist gains an amulet that allows her to transform into the superheroine goddess Isis and fight evil.

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
JoAnna Cameron ...  Andrea Thomas / ... 22 episodes, 1975-1976
Brian Cutler ...  Rick Mason 22 episodes, 1975-1976
Joanna Pang ...  Cindy Lee 15 episodes, 1975
Ronalda Douglas ...  Rennie Carol 12 episodes, 1975-1976
Albert Reed Albert Reed ...  Dr. Joshua Barnes / ... 12 episodes, 1975-1976
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When an archaeology teacher unearthed an ancient Egyptian amulet, she learns that the item was a magic piece of great power. Researching the amulet's past, she decides to use that for its original purpose. Now whenever there is trouble, she dons the amulet and chants, "Oh Mighty Isis". With that, she transforms into the Egyptian goddess, Isis, and battles evil with the power of that deity. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 September 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Secret of Isis See more »

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Filmation Associates See more »
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Runtime:

(22 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

According to executive producer Lou Scheimer, the series was created because Filmation wanted a female counterpart to Captain Marvel. They wanted to own the character outright, rather than paying National Periodicals to license Mary Marvel. See more »

Goofs

Because of the frequent use of stock footage continuity errors would often be present. Perhaps the most noticeable example is completely different backgrounds before and after Andrea's transformation into Isis. Her first action after transforming was to take flight and a handful of stock takeoffs recur repeatedly throughout the series. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Isis: Oh Zephyr Winds which blow on high, lift me now so I can fly!
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Connections

Referenced in RuPaul's Drag Race: Lip Synch Extravaganza Eleganza (2013) See more »

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27 September 2002 | by kynocephSee all my reviews

Entertaining show for kids with drop-dead-gorgeous JoAnna Cameron as a teacher who changes into the goddess Isis to fight evil. The show came on the air in the mid-70's, during what was then a public uproar over violence on children's television, so Isis defeated most of her villains non-violently and offered a moral at the end of the show. The show only lasted one season but was re-run for many years after that.

The show caught on in South America when it was rebroadcast there in the 1980s, and "Isis" has many Brazilian fans.

The show is mostly valuable today for the fun cornball factor and for the fact that Ms. Cameron, who bears a striking resemblance to Catherine Zeta-Jones, was a knockout who wore short skirts and had great legs. Neo-pagans and Wiccans will find much to raise an eyebrow over, as the goddess aspect is treated with unusual respect for the time and place the show came out.

JoAnna Cameron retired from show business in the 80's and went into nursing, specializing in geriatrics. Recently she has made appearances at science fiction and TV nostalgia conventions and by all reports is still a gracious and beautiful woman.


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