History Series / TheSecretsOfIsis

20th Aug '16 11:18:52 PM starjammer05
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* CoconutSuperpowers: About what you'd expect from a 1970's live-action kids show. Made easier by the fact that Isis never took a hands-on approach, she simply spoke rhyming couples and magic happened.
20th Aug '16 11:16:32 PM starjammer05
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* RapunzelHair: The transformation would give Isis hair down below her waist.
4th Mar '16 9:51:21 AM Scooter007
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* HoistByHisOwnPetard: "O ancient Sphinx, all-knowing and wise / [[{{Invocation}} Confront this man with his own lies]]!"

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* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Isis turns a hoaxer's hoax against him. "O ancient Sphinx, all-knowing and wise / [[{{Invocation}} Confront this man with his own lies]]!"



* ScoobyDooHoax: "The Lights Of Mystery Mountain"

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* ScoobyDooHoax: In "The Lights Of Mystery Mountain"Mountain", a local cad is [[spoiler:faking UFO sightings]] in order to drive away homeowners.



** TransformationTrinket: The amulet.

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** TransformationTrinket: The amulet. In fact, one episode revolves around Andrea dropping the amulet after taking a tumble, and trying to retrieve it so she can save the day.
25th Jul '15 1:47:01 AM CRE040295
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* HollywoodPudgy: The titular "Funny Girl"



* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: The [[AndKnowingIsHalfTheBattle moral lessons]] from each episode were excised when the show went into syndication. That is to say, they were excised from the '''master reels''', and were subsequently lost. The DVD release included as many as they could scrounge, mostly from third-generation re-dubs and over-the-air recordings.
22nd Feb '15 1:19:52 PM amb1962
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[[OpeningNarration "O my queen!"]] said the royal sorcerer to Hatshepsit, "with this amulet you and your decendants are endowed by the goddess Isis, with the powers of the animals and the elements! You will soar as the falcon soars, run with the speed of gazelles, and command the elements of sky and earth!"

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[[OpeningNarration "O my queen!"]] said the royal sorcerer to Hatshepsit, Hatshepsut, "with this amulet you and your decendants descendants are endowed by the goddess Isis, with the powers of the animals and the elements! You will soar as the falcon soars, run with the speed of gazelles, and command the elements of sky and earth!"



* ContrivedCoincidence: So, Andrea Thomas is (implied to be) a descendant of the Egyptian queen Hatshepsit and thus heir to the amulet and the powers of the goddess Isis. Well, it's a good thing then that '''she''' found the amulet on that archeological dig, rather than someone who might have used it for evil -- or, at best, put it in a museum. To be fair, this can be easily {{Handwave}}d as the gods making sure the amulet winds up with its rightful owner.

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* ContrivedCoincidence: So, Andrea Thomas is (implied to be) a descendant of the Egyptian queen Hatshepsit Hatshepsut and thus heir to the amulet and the powers of the goddess Isis. Well, it's a good thing then that '''she''' found the amulet on that archeological dig, rather than someone who might have used it for evil -- or, at best, put it in a museum. To be fair, this can be easily {{Handwave}}d as the gods making sure the amulet winds up with its rightful owner.


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* ShesGotLegs: Show producer Lou Scheimer mentions that Joanna Cameron was hired because of her legs. Over and over and over again.
18th Jan '15 6:41:17 AM Scooter007
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* AttentionWhore: The titular character of episode "Funny Girl", on the rationale that, if she's not perpetrating some outrageous public stunt, no one will like her.



* CivilizedAnimal: Tut the raven. Downplayed in that, although he does speak, he usually merely parrots what other characters say. He is intelligent enough to aid Isis when neccesary, and even to go find and fetch [[Series/{{Shazam}} Captain Marvel]], but he very rarely speaks of his own originality (one instance where he does so is the ''Shazam!'' episode "Finders Keepers").



* ClearMyName / NotWhatItLooksLike: "Spots Of The Leopard" and "Now You See It"



* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: in "Fool's Dare" we get this shiny little gem:
-->'''Boy:''' It's too much for a girl to handle.\\
'''Girl:''' It's because I'm a girl, right?
* DrivesLikeCrazy: "The Hitch Hikers"
* {{Expy}}: Isis has been described as a WonderWoman ripoff.
** In truth, Filmation wanted a female superhero alongside their show ''{{Shazam}}'' but they didn't want to pay licensing fees for Mary Marvel; they wanted to create a character, in-house, that they could own outright. So really, Isis would be more a Mary Marvel ripoff.



* HoistByHisOwnPetard: "O ancient Sphinx, so great and wise / [[{{Invocation}} Confront this man with his own lies]]!"
* {{Expy}}: Isis has been described as a WonderWoman ripoff.
** In truth, Filmation wanted a female superhero alongside their show ''{{Shazam}}'' but they didn't want to pay licensing fees for Mary Marvel; they wanted to create a character, in-house, that they could own outright. So really, Isis would be more a Mary Marvel ripoff.

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* HoistByHisOwnPetard: "O ancient Sphinx, so great all-knowing and wise / [[{{Invocation}} Confront this man with his own lies]]!"
* {{Expy}}: Isis has been described HollywoodPudgy: The titular "Funny Girl"
* HotLibrarian: Andrea Thomas, hubba hubba.
* InternalizedCategorism: Julie Chen in "Year Of The Dragon" is ashamed of her Chinese heritage (although the script tries to play it off
as a WonderWoman ripoff.
** In truth, Filmation wanted a female superhero alongside their show ''{{Shazam}}'' but they didn't want to pay licensing fees for Mary Marvel; they wanted to create a character, in-house, that they could own outright. So really, Isis would be more a Mary Marvel ripoff.
her being embarrassed by her overly Chinese father). See also Political Correctness Gone Mad, below.



* MilesGloriosus: "The Show Off"



* NoBadgeNoProblem: Andrea, a high school chemistry teacher, often gets involved in police investigations and operations (or just conducts her own), and nobody bats an eye. See "The Lights Of Mystery Mountain", "Spots Of The Leopard" and the ''Shazam!'' episode "Out Of Focus".



* PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad: InUniverse example with Julie Chen, who interprets everything anyone says to her -- including compliments -- as a racist slur, and (over)reacts accordingly.
-->'''Boy:''' C'mon, Julie, we can figure this [kite assembly] out!\\
'''Julie:''' Oh why, BECAUSE [[InternalizedCategorism I'M CHINESE]]?



* ScoobyDooHoax

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* ScoobyDooHoaxReplacementGoldfish: "Lucky"
* ScoobyDooHoax: "The Lights Of Mystery Mountain"
* StatusQuoIsGod: Averted with, of all things, Andrea's car, a red Firebird which is stolen by a car racket in "Fool's Dare" and painted yellow. After Andrea recovers the car, it remains yellow for the rest of the show's run.


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* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Rennie Carol for Cindy Lee; about the only difference between them is their race.


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* ThemeMusicPowerUp: For the first couple of episodes, Isis' TransformationSequence would be accompanied by her {{Leitmotif}}. Later episodes replaced this with generic "action" or "danger" music cues.
** Whenever [[Series/{{Shazam}} Captain Marvel]] turns up, he gets his own Theme Music Power Up.
* TitlePlease
** TitleDrop: "Now You See It" contains a musical number with the lyric "Now you see it, now you don't!"
30th Dec '14 8:29:05 PM nombretomado
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The series, part of Creator/{{Filmation}}'s block of live-action programming in TheSeventies, is free to watch (with ads) on {{Hulu}} [[http://www.hulu.com/the-secrets-of-isis right here]].

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The series, part of Creator/{{Filmation}}'s block of live-action programming in TheSeventies, is free to watch (with ads) on {{Hulu}} {{Creator/Hulu}} [[http://www.hulu.com/the-secrets-of-isis right here]].
13th Dec '14 5:42:35 AM Scooter007
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* EleventhHourSuperpower: Isis would usually appear within the last five minutes of the episode.
18th Mar '14 2:32:07 PM 23skidoo
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** The series DVD set might also count, as it is now out of print. But it can still be found.
18th Mar '14 2:31:15 PM 23skidoo
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* ComicBookAdaptation: Since the show was joined at the hip with ''Shazam!'' it made sense that DC Comics, rights holders to Captain Marvel would snap up Isis for her own comic, which actually outlived the series by a few months. Decades later, during the massive ''52'' event arc, a reimagined version of Isis was introduced into mainstream DC continuity, [[spoiler: as the wife of Captain Marvel nemesis Black Adam, only to be more or less killed off]]. Prior to this, in the mid-2000s, Alias Comics (and later Blackwater Comics) ran ''Legend of Isis'', another reimagining of the TV series concept.
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