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Mar 31, 2018

Shazam!

"Finders Keepers"

October 2, 1976

A pair of Catholic School girls discover a chest of stolen money on the beach. They decide to keep it with the best of intentions for it, but the thieves who stole it want it back and will do anything to make that happen, including kidnapping the girls and Mentor.  It's up to Captain Marvel and Isis to save the day.

It's another great cross-over episode as Joanna Cameron guest stars as Andrea Thomas and Isis!  And so we decided to make the podcast just as special.  Shazam! series star, Michael Gray, joins us to discuss the episode, working with Joanna Cameron and Tut the bird, "Big John" the stunt double for John Davey in this episode, the talent of Les Tremaine, and the lost Christmas outtakes reel.

It's all here and we want to hear from you on what you think of the episode.  Write us as ShazamIsisPodcast@gmail.com.

Moral: “Laura and Kate learn that doing something wrong, even if it's for a good reason, doesn't make it right.  A wrong deed is usually the beginning.  You find yourself trying to cover it up and then the wrong deed has lead to lies and then they get bigger and bigger.  Most of the time we can tell right from wrong, so don't try to fool yourself.  Stick to the right way.  It's the best way. "

 

Guest Cast

Dran Hamilton as Sister Mary Catherine

Carol Ann Williams as Kate

Susan Madigan as Laura

Darwin Joston as Jasper

Bill Death as McSween

and

Joanna Cameron as Andrea Thomas/Isis

Mar 4, 2018

Isis

"Seeing Eye Horse"

September 11, 1976

Noah is a teenager who has been recently struck blind.  His passion, riding horses, seems to be elusive to him, but Andrea and Rennie are determined to change that attitude by introducing Noah to a seeing eye horse.  Just how resourceful is this horse when Noah finds himself in trouble and his ranch in danger of burning down?

Our look at the first episode of the second and final season of The Secrets of Isis is met with a mix of feelings between John and Richard.  One of the two is not impressed at all with what he's seeing, while the other acknowledges that there are issues with the episode, but feels the message is important and relevant today, making it a better episode.  The two discuss the revamped theme song, the Viewmaster reels that were developed from this story, the weak introduction of Ronalda Douglas as Rennie Carol, Isis' new hairdo, and the trope of heroic blind people in 70s television.  Plus, just how familiar is that ranch house in this episode to John?

It's all here and we want to hear from you on what you think of the episode.  Write us as ShazamIsisPodcast@gmail.com.

Moral: "A handicap does not mean the end of a person's means of living.  Knowing you have a support base can mean the difference when it comes to doing anything you want in this world."

Guest Cast

Greg Elliot as Noah Schuster

Kathleen O'Malley as Mrs. Schuster

James Griffith as Dr. Blandford

Feb 19, 2018

Shazam!

"The Contest"

September 11, 1976

Glen has a chance to win a new motorcycle, but the means of winning may prove more than Glen is willing to commit.  He learns a hard lesson when his desire to win almost costs the life of a another person.

We start off the final season of Shazam! with a story that does work in today's world.  John and Richard discuss how there are those in this instant world who aren't willing to work for something they desire.  They also discuss what may be the worst stunts in the series, the odd choice to use a new voice over for Billy's transformation, and the caliber of guest stars this particular episode has.  And finally, just what is a pizza-flavored malt?

It's all here and we want to hear from you on what you think of the episode.  Write us as ShazamIsisPodcast@gmail.com.

Moral: “Just about anything worthwhile has to be worked for, and earned. If it's worth having, it's worth waiting for."

 

Guest Cast

Mark Montgomery as Glen

Dennis Olivieri as Fred

William Campbell as Officer Ken Taylor

Walker Edmiston as Bob Rose

Dec 23, 2017

Isis

"Dreams of Flight"

December 13, 1975

Chala likes to design airplanes and wants to enter the school competition, but her competition is willing to go to any lengths to make sure she doesn't.  To make matters worse, Chala's brother is not supportive of her "Dreams of Flight".

We come to the end of the first season of Isis with a story whose moral doesn't exactly match the plot.  Is this a story about accepting that all people are deserving of respect or is this a story about accepting that woman are as capable of doing anything a man can do?  John and Richard discuss this as well as the the story arc of Cindy Lee and the conclusion of the first season of Isis.

It's all here and we want to hear from you on what you think of the episode.  Write us as ShazamIsisPodcast@gmail.com.

Moral: "People who come from different backgrounds or from different countries deserve the same respect we give everyone else.  Putting someone down because they speak a different language or are a different color just doesn't make sense.  What does make sense is treating people just the way we want them to treat us."

Guest Cast

Cynthia Avila as Chala

Paul  Hinkley as Mark

Tom Williams as Bill

Fabian Gregory as Raoul

Nov 27, 2017

With the conclusion of our reviews of DC Comics' 1977 run of The Mighty Isis comic series, we're proud to present our interview with The Mighty Isis writer Jack C. Harris.  Harris talks with us about how he got the assignment to write the book, the abrupt cancellation, and his plans with the series had it moved forward.  Plus, we talk Kamandi and Captain Marvel in this all new episode.

Jack C. Harris was born in 1947. He received a B.F.A. from the Philadelphia University of the Arts. He began working in comic books as an assistant editor at DC Comics. He went on to become a comic book writer and editor, working for DC Comics and later Marvel Comics, among others. He taught History of the American Comic Book at Philadelphia College of Art from 1973-1975. In the early 1980s, he was the Art Director for Licensing International Magazine, and in 1985 he became its Managing Editor. From 1985 through 1992 he wrote books, primarily children's books. He briefly returned to DC Comics in the early 1990s to write The Ray series with Joe Quesada. He is currently an instructor at the School of Visual Arts in New York, NY.

Nov 5, 2017

Isis

"Scuba Duba"

December 6, 1975

Steve is a member of Rick's scuba diving club, but he's not one to listen to rules.  In doing so, he risks his life and it's up to Isis to save him.

We conclude our reviews of the DC Comics 1970s run of The Mighty Isis, with a look at a story that appears to set things back to normal.  Andrea has returned to school with Rick and is teaching once again, but there are new wrinkles that affect the storyline and will not be resolved.

Plus, we announce the winners of our Isis comic giveaway.

Next, it's a look at the episode, "Scuba Duba".  Among the topics discussed are the appearance of manta rays in a lake, the underwater photography of the episode and how the fashions of this episode may have influenced That 70s Show.

It's all here and we want to hear from you on what you think of the episode.  Write us as ShazamIsisPodcast@gmail.com.

Moral: "We've all heard the expression, safety first.  But sometimes we forget just how important that saying is.  Safety first means nothing is more important than that you think before you act.  So, don't take a chance - think safety and act safely."

Guest Cast

Eileen Chesis as Nancy

Brian Byers as Steve

Sep 25, 2017

Isis

"Girl Driver"

November 29, 1975

Freddie is running for president of the Auto Club, but faces strong opposition from Mack.  The two agree to a Relay Race to settle who would make a better president, but Mack has plans of his own on how the race should be run and won.

We continue our reviews of the DC Comics 1970s run of The Mighty Isis, looking at the penultimate issue, a story that really takes the series in a new direction, both story and character-wise. 

 Next, it's a look at the episode, "Girl Driver".  Among the topics discussed are the progression of Cindy Lee as a character from the start of the series to now, why a general election wasn't held to determine who would be president of the club, Sid and Marty Kroft versus Filmation live action shows, and the new outfits everyone gets to wear in this episode.

 It's all here and we want to hear from you on what you think of the episode.  Write us as ShazamIsisPodcast@gmail.com.

Moral: "You have to like and respect yourself.  Each of us have many things we can be proud of.  Things we can do as well, maybe even better than anyone else.  So don’t put yourself down.  Being popular means caring about other people and yourself."

Guest Cast

Susan Lawrence as Feddie Charlton

Steve Doubet as Mac Lennard

and

Albert Reed as Doctor Barnes

Sep 3, 2017

Isis

"Funny Gal"

November 22, 1975

Carrie has low self-esteem due to her weight.  It causes her to save people the time and trouble of putting her down by being self-deprecating.  Her friends convince her to run for Student Body President as they think she would be very good at it as a creative individual.  But she thinks the only way she can win is if she can pull off a publicity stunt that will get her noticed.  So she steals Rick Mason's boat and gets herself stranded out in the ocean as a storm approaches.  It's more than Isis can manage so she calls upon the aid of Captain Marvel.

Before getting into this week's review, John and Richard discuss the sixth issue of the DC Comics 1970s The Mighty Isis comic run.  This is the issue John remembers from his youth as it's the only issue he owned.  They break down the continuing change in the character of Isis and the very provocative cover on the issue.

Next, it's a look at the episode, "Funny Gal".  Among the topics discussed are the question of the moral really matching the story, the appearance of Captain Marvel in this episode and how Jackson Bostwick might have played it, and the appreciation of practical stunts being performed in this episode that harkens back to the first season of Shazam!.

It's all here and we want to hear from you on what you think of the episode.  Write us as ShazamIsisPodcast@gmail.com.

Moral: "You have to like and respect yourself.  Each of us have many things we can be proud of.  Things we can do as well, maybe even better than anyone else.  So don’t put yourself down.  Being popular means caring about other people and yourself."

Guest Cast

Sandra Vacey as Carrie Anson

Jonas Agee as Greg Aley

and special guest star

John Davey as Captain Marvel

Aug 19, 2017

"No Drums,

No Trumpets"

November 15, 1975

Fred is upset that his science project failed to take first place at the science fair.  After nearly getting himself killed in an auto accident, he, Andrea, and science fair winner Dorothy decide to explore a nearby ghost town.  But the abandoned town is being used as a hideout for thieves. When Andrea loses the amulet, who will be able to save them?

Before getting into this week's review, John and Richard discuss the fifth issue of the DC Comics 1970s The Mighty Isis comic run.  It's the start of the radical change in direction for the series and Richard wonders if the change was what led to the cancellation of the series.  Next, it's a look at the episode, "No Drums, No Trumpets".  Among the topics discussed are the tropes of ghost towns on 70s television, how much Brian Cutler was convincing as a high school teacher, and what is it that actually activates her powers.

It's all here and we want to hear from you on what you think of the episode.  Write us as ShazamIsisPodcast@gmail.com.

Moral: "Not everyone can be a winner.  Learning from a loss is as important as the win itself. Learning from mistakes helps you grow as a person."

Guest Cast

Mark Lambert as Fred Weiting

Christopher Norris as Dorothy Bieder

Michael Greene as Jim Danch

and

Albert Reed as Dr. Barnes

Aug 14, 2017

Isis

"The Show Off"

November 8, 1975

Steve is a student who has a serious inferiority complex.  He compensates by showing off, but his recklessness gets him into trouble very quickly.

 

John and Richard have a lot to talk about in this episode.  First, there's the excitement over Michael Gray's appearance on AMC's Comic Book Men this fall.  Next, they look through the fourth issue of DC Comics' 1976 run of The Mighty Isis.  It's the last issue before the series took an interesting turn.  Finally, they review, "The Show Off," an episode of Isis that turns out to be two stories in one as the first story is abandoned early in the second act.  Plus, there's admiration of Joanna Cameron's acting with Tut, Brian Cutler's fishing hat, and the use of more realistic gorilla costumes if you don't want to use a real gorilla in your story.

 

 It's all here and we want to hear from you on what you think of the episode.  Write us as ShazamIsisPodcast@gmail.com.

 

Moral: "Today Steve learned that showing off may bring attention to yourself, but it isn’t the way to gain respect.  Respect is something that must be earned and the best way to start is to be honest with yourself.  Trying to be something you’re not, only makes you look foolish and sometimes, it can be very dangerous."

Guest Cast

Harry Gold as Steve Elwood

Meegan King as Roger Buck

Harlan Ward as The Zookeeper

 

Jun 26, 2017

Isis

"How to Find a Friend"

November 1, 1975

 

Tom is a troubled student who tries to make friends, but fails.  He comes up with the idea of really impressing a kid with a dirt bike he wants to ride by offering him an antique gun that belongs to his father.  The problem is the firing mechanism of the gun is rusted and the weapon could go off in the user's hands.

This is a packed episode even though it isn't action packed.  First, Richard relates his attending Big Apple Comic Con in New York with Jackson Bostwick and how the two participated in a panel on the history of the use of the name, Captain Marvel.  Next, John and Richard discuss the third issue of the 1976 DC Comics run of Isis.  Finally, they discuss the episode itself.  Richard likes it more than John, finding the time manipulation elements interesting, while John just finds it weird.

 

 It's all here and we want to hear from you on what you think of the episode.  Write us as ShazamIsisPodcast@gmail.com.

 

Moral: "In today's story, Tom learns that you cannot buy friendship.  Real friends are those who like you for yourself, not because you are giving them presents.  And Tom learned something else.  He learned that a gun is not a toy.  A lot of people are sorry, because they were hurt by a gun they thought wasn't loaded.  So, play it safe.  Don't play with a gun, then you'll never be sorry."

Guest Cast

Mike Lookinland as Tom Anderson

Buddy Foster as Billie

Tommy Norden as Joe

Russ Martin as Mister Anderson

&

Albert Reed as Dr. Joshua Barnes

 

Jan 29, 2017

Isis

"Bigfoot"

October 25, 1975

Lee and Cindy claim to have seen Bigfoot while walking through the woods.  Is it possible?  Rick has a hard time believing it, but when the kids begin to panic and decide to hunt the beast down, Isis steps in and discovers the secret of Bigfoot (long before Steve Austin did).

John is especially excited to tackle this episode in light of his love for Bigfoot on The Six Million Dollar Man, but there are problems with it as John and Richard discuss.  Plus, they also talk about how Isis managed to debunk supernatural tropes that were popular in the 70s, wonder how a man with shoes leaves a bare footprint, and discuss the second issue of the DC Comics The Mighty Isis Series, "The Creature from Dimension X" and "Lost and Found".

 It's all here and we want to hear from you on what you think of the episode.  Write us as ShazamIsisPodcast@gmail.com.

Moral: "There's a well-known proverb that says, "You can't judge a book by its cover."  What that means is that you can't tell what something is like just by the way it looks.  That's especially true of people.  So whether they be tall or short, thin or fat, remember, the way a person acts, not how he looks, that is what counts."

Guest Cast

Scott Colomby as Lee Webster

Neil J. Schwartz as Mickey Moses

William Engesser as Bigfoot (Richard)

&

Albert Reed as Dr. Joshua Barnes

Jan 14, 2017

Isis

"Lucky"

October 18, 1975

Randy is getting ready to enter high school and he's looking forward to it, even though it means leaving his dog Lucky behind during the day.  When Lucky drowns in the ocean during a beach party, Randy struggles with his loss.  And when he questions Isis for not using her powers to revive Lucky, Isis must teach him a lesson on life and death.

In the most heartwarming and heartbreaking episode of either series, John and Richard discuss the dealing with loss in ones life.  Plus, they also look at the first issue of DC Comics' The Mighty Isis comic book and rave about Joanna Cameron's acting in light of her performance in this episode.  In the end though, is this one of the best, if not the best episode of the series?  John and Richard are of mixed thoughts about this.

It's all here and we want to hear from you on what you think of the episode.  Write us as ShazamIsisPodcast@gmail.com.

Moral: "Losing something we love is never easy, but it's a part of growing up.  Growing up doesn't mean just getting bigger and older, it means learning and understanding about life.  The cycle of life is all around us.  If you look, you'll see it everywhere - flowers, people, animals.  But remember, every ending is a beginning full of hope and promise and new life."

Guest Cast

John Doran as Randy Martin

Brian Nash as Glenn

Robert Forward as Dr. Herb Rogers

Jan 4, 2017

Shazam!

"The Odd Couple"

October 18, 1975

Dan is much too proud to ever ask help from anyone to the point where he risks his and his girlfriend's lives.  But will he learn a lesson when he sees the World's Mightiest Mortal asking for help from the Champion of Truth and Justice?

Long before Hercules and Xena - long before Buffy and Angel - long before Steve Austin and Jaime Sommers, there was Captain Marvel and Isis.  It's the first of several team-ups featuring the two stars of our iconic Saturday morning TV shows.  The question is, is it all worth it?  Is the story worthy of such a meeting?  John and Richard discuss this as well as begin a series of reviews of the DC Comics Isis series from 1976-77.  They start with Isis' first appearance in Shazam! #25.

It's all here and we want to hear from you on what you think of the episode.  Write us as ShazamIsisPodcast@gmail.com.

Moral: “There are a lot of things we can do by ourselves, but it's kind of foolish and maybe even dangerous to try to do something when we don't know how."

 

Guest Cast

Steve Benedict as Dan Haley

Cindy Eilbacher as Susie Walsh

&

Joanna Cameron as Andrea Thomas and Isis

 

Nov 26, 2016

Isis

"Rockhound's Roost"

October 11, 1975

Kevin is a young student who tries to avoid any of his responsibilities at any cost.  But he goes too far when forges his father's name on a permission slip to avoid a cleanup job at home.  On the trip, Kevin continues to shirk his responsibilities and decides to run away before getting caught.  The problem is he brings along a fellow student named Fabian.  Will the two become lost or even worse or can Isis find them in time?

John and Richard discuss this episode in detail and also talk about how the episode is important for today's youth who many do not accept their responsibilities.  Plus, what is the deal with the bear?  It's pretty bad, even for Isis/Shazam standards.

It's all here and we want to hear from you on what you think of the episode.  Write us as ShazamIsisPodcast@gmail.com.

Moral: "Being responsible means knowing the right thing to do an doing it."

Guest Cast

Steven Paul as Kevin McCauley

Thomas Carter as Fabian

Bill DeLand as Mr. McCauley

Nov 6, 2016

Shazam!

"Speak No Evil"

October 11, 1975

Paul and his friends are hanging out on a Sunday afternoon and are bored.  So they decide to go to school.  Makes sense, right?  Paul has his misgivings and he's proven right when his friends accidentally start a fire and his dog is almost killed in it before being saved by Captain Marvel.  Billy and Mentor know Paul knows something but he doesn't want to be a "fink".  Will he see it's better to admit the truth before it's too late?

 

Danny Bonaduce plays the misguided, but well intentioned teen who keeps his silence in this episode.  John and Richard play the hosts of a podcast discussing the episode.  They discuss how many kids learned to take off in flight from Superman and Captain Marvel as well as the "rural" effect on television in the 70s.

 

 It's all here and we want to hear from you on what you think of the episode.  Write us as ShazamIsisPodcast@gmail.com.

Moral: “Don't ever be afraid of being called a name. As long as you're sure what you're doing is right, there's no word... no name... that can harm you."

 

Guest Cast

Melvin F. Allen as Sheriff

Danny Bonaduce as Paul

Eric Chase as Sam

Ty Henderson as Kyle

Hal Lynch as John Jerome

Kerry Maclane as Chuck

 

Oct 22, 2016

Isis

"The Rival"

October 4, 1975

A new student shows great potential in environmental science, but he's having trouble fitting in with the student body.  He discovers that a nearby piece of land that supports a great deal of wildlife in the area is in danger of being cleared for new housing.  Will he take the law into his own hands or can Isis resolve the situation before it gets out of hand or worse, deadly? 

 

 

This episode features themes that a little more mature in terms of concepts concerning the environment.  But one's never too young to be concerned with how changing our environment can affect our future.  Richard and John do not exactly see eye to eye on the merits of this episode and one is a little more down on it than the other.  Take a listen and see if you agree.

It's all here and we want to hear from you on what you think of the episode.  Write us as ShazamIsisPodcast@gmail.com.

Moral: "You can't judge a book by its cover."

Guest Cast

Mitch Vogal as Wayne Moss

Morgan Jones as Mr. Tilden

Harry Hickox as Mr. Winstead

Wirt Morton as Charlie Michaels

Anson Downes as Phil Hobbes

 

Aug 21, 2016

Shazam!

"Goodbye, Packy"

October 4, 1975

Kathy has raised Packy since he was a pup.  It's an adorable relationship, but there is one hitch - Packy is a wolf.  He's getting older now and harder to control.  Add to it, the danger he poses to livestock in the area and Kathy's father wants to release him to the wild.  But Kathy and Packy run away and quickly find themselves in danger.  Can Captain Marvel rescue the two in time?

It's the first episode of the season that John and Richard do not like which is surprising considering how good the stories have been to this point and the fact that this one was written by a team who wrote some good stories in the first season.  The two discuss where this one went wrong, the laws concerning the possesion of wild creatures, and the motif of eating that runs throughout the entire Shazam! series.

 It's all here and we want to hear from you on what you think of the episode.  Write us as ShazamIsisPodcast@gmail.com.

Moral: “Having a pet carries responsibilities. Some animals are born to be free. To deprive them of that right is selfish, so we all must understand and respect the laws of nature... for our sake, as well as for our animal friends."

Guest Cast

Conlan Carter as Bob Rose

Shannon Terhune as Kathy Rose

Aug 14, 2016

Isis

"The Sound of Silence"

September 27, 1975 

Andrea has developed a force field generator called the Circlegard.  It's just what a disgruntled student needs to get himself a new car.  Can Andrea save Bill from the dangerous turn he's taking by aligning with a local mobster?  Will she be in time to also save him from the radiation that is leaking from the Circlegard?

The Secrets of Isis takes a turn toward the more technical with this episode.  It's a story dealing with the usual misguided teenagers and the men who manipulate them, but it also has the element of the force field generator and the dangers of radiation.  John and Richard discuss how this new element propells the show forward in terms of story telling opportunities.  They also wonder how a project like the Circlegard could be developed in a high school with the dangers of radiation involved.

It's all here and we want to hear from you on what you think of the episode.  Write us as ShazamIsisPodcast@gmail.com.

Moral: "We all know that two wrongs don't make a right.  They only make things worse.  If you're ever tempted in that direction, just remember that the right way is always the best way."

Guest Cast

Leigh McCloskey as Bill Cady

James Canning as B.J. Tanker

Philip Bruns as Jack Evans

Wayne Storm as Jocko

and

Albert Reed as Dr. Joshua Barnes

Aug 6, 2016

Episode 29

Radames Pera

From Grasshopper to the Prairie, actor Radames Pera performed in a number of iconic 70s television.  He joins us in this special episode giving us a look at how his career all began with a chance encounter with the director of a movie his mother, actress Lisa Pera, was trying out for.  From there, he went on to appear in shows such as Medical Center, The Rookies, Night Gallery and many, many more.  He talks about his time as Grasshopper on Kung Fu and the adoptive son of Mr. Edwards on Little House on the Prairie.  Also, he shares his memories of his appearance on "Fool's Gold" on Shazam!

Radames Perá (born September 14, 1960) is an American former actor best known for his role as "Grasshopper" the student Kwai Chang Caine in the 1972–1975 television series Kung Fu. He is the only living regular cast member from the show.

 

Radames serves as a member of A Minor Consideration, a non-profit organization formed to give guidance to young performers, past, present, and future.

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Jul 23, 2016

Shazam!

"Double Trouble"

September 27, 1975

Billy and Mentor are shocked to learn that Captain Marvel is accused of robbing a gas station.  Billy's first instinct is to investigate the matter, but he turns himself in as Captain Marvel in order to prove a point to a young boy about the idea that no one is above the law.  But if Captain Marvel is in jail, who is going to prove his innocence?

John and Richard are both in agreement that this is one of the best episodes in the entire series.  We learn though it's one that Jackson Bostwick suggested as an idea for the show and it allows Captain Marvel a lot more dialogue and screen time.  The two discuss the potential of the episode, the importance of the moral today in a world where many feel they are above the law, and the number of known actors who appeared in this episode.

It's all here and we want to hear from you on what you think of the episode.  Write us as ShazamIsisPodcast@gmail.com.

Moral: “Respecting the law is just another way of saying that we respect each other. Laws have been made for the good of everyone, and when someone breaks the law, they're saying "I don't care about you." When you respect the law, you respect yourself."

Guest Cast

Ben Andrews as Pierce Young

William Bassett as Bill Ritzi

Ross Elliot as Sheriff Martin

Jack Garner as Phil Schartoff

Jimmy McNichol as Kelly Martin

Bill Quinn as Larry Frank

Jul 20, 2016

Isis

"Spots of the Leopard"

September 20, 1975

Jenny's father Chuck has returned after a stay in prison for theft and wants to start his life over.  A series of thefts of industrial diamonds has a similar MO to Chuck's leading to almost everyone, including Jenny, that Chuck may be guilty.  Everyone, except Andrea.  Can she prove this to Jenny before it's too late?

John and Richard are impressed with this episode, which they feel has more depth than a usual episode of either series.  They go on to discuss how Isis feels like it learned from the mistakes of the first season of Shazam! while Shazam! continues to produce the same kind of stories as before.  Finally, they make the comparison of these two shows with Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.

It's all here and we want to hear from you on what you think of the episode.  Write us as ShazamIsisPodcast@gmail.com.

Moral: "Today we learned the importance of keeping faith in a friend or someone you love even if it seems they’ve done something wrong.   If they have, it will come out soon enough.  If they haven’t, they need someone who will believe in them when others won’t.  That’s what being a true friend really means."

Guest Cast

Lou Frizzell as Chuck Nelson

Debralee Scott as Jenny Nelson

Edward Cross as Sgt. Connors

Paul Jenkins as Tom Jenkins

Jul 13, 2016

Shazam!

"Fool's Gold"

September 20, 1975

An old gold prospector is tormented by a group of young boys in the mountains near his claim.  But when he's trapped within his mine, will they do the right thing and save him in time?

 

Actor Michael Gray returns to the podcast to discuss another favorite of his from the Shazam! series.  This episode marks the final appearance of Jackson Bostwick in the role of Captain Marvel.  In addition to discussing the episode, Michael also talks about the accident that brought about Jackson's departure, the bonus feature he appears in on the Archer sixth season DVD set, and the possibility of his appearing on Dancing with the Stars.

 

 It's all here and we want to hear from you on what you think of the episode.  Write us as ShazamIsisPodcast@gmail.com.

 

Moral: “There are some things even more precious than gold, things like respect and understanding. Respect means more than being polite. It means knowing we've learned from each other. There's a lot we can learn, if we only listen.

 

Jun 30, 2016

Isis

"Fool's Dare"

September 6, 1975

Cindy Lee takes a dare to spend time in an abandoned junkyard.  But she's unaware of the danger that lies within.  And how is the junkyard connected to a car theft ring?  And why doesn't Andrea simply turn to Isis for help when her car is stolen?  These questions and more will be discussed on a new episode of the podcast.

John and Richard wind up being split on how they feel about this episode.  It's good, but is it as good as one of them feels?  Also, what were the producers thinking when they dressed Cindy Lee in the more child-like clothing?  And just how cool is Tut?  Take a listen and let us know what you think.

It's all here and we want to hear from you on what you think of the episode.  Write us as ShazamIsisPodcast@gmail.com.

Moral: "When someone dares you to do something, it's often either something dangerous or wrong to for some other reason.  So the question isn't whether you have the guts to do it or not, the question is do you have the nerve enough not to take the dare? Doing anything that you know is wrong is dumb, because you're the one who pays for it."

Guest Cast

Charles Cyphers as Sam Niles

Frank Whiteman as Cy Khan

Josh Albee as Ernie Rothchild

Jeff Tyler as Frank Iverson

Albert Reed as Dr. Joshua Barnes

Jun 22, 2016

Shazam!

"Debbie"

September 13, 1975

Debbie is a girl who finds herself attracted to wrong people, despite her mother's warnings.  When she finds herself getting in too deep and her life in danger, can Captain Marvel save her in time?  Also, what happened to Captain Marvel?

 

On our last Shazam! review, we pointed out how the show did nothing new or innovative with the premiere of the second season.  It all seemed like business as usual.  Be careful what you wish for.  As the credits to this second episode begin, one can see there is clearly someone new in terms of who is wearing the big red suit.  John Davey takes over the role of Captain Marvel.  Hosts John and Richard discuss Davey's first outing and draw their own comparisons, from childhood and today, to the portrayals of the two actors in the series.

It's all here and we want to hear from you on what you think of the episode.  Write us as ShazamIsisPodcast@gmail.com.

Moral: "When a parent sets rules and regulations, it really is a form of expression of their love and concern. Sometimes the hardest thing for them to say is "no." But we can be sure that if they say "no", that most of the time there's a good reason for it."

Guest Cast

Cindy Henderson as Debbie

Harry Moses as Tom

Casey Young as Paul

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