January 22nd, 2007

A Pocket Full of Murder

Do I smell... cheese?

I blame lizzy_lyn for posting a link to the first video on this list, and starting me on a quest for all my other geeky childhood favorites. And apparently some guys named Norm Prescott and Lou Scheimer are to blame for most of them -- who knew?

First, allow me to present to you my favorite half of the Shazam/Isis Power Hour. And for completeness' sake, the other half, although I really couldn't get past Billy Batson's awful hairdo even then.

On the other hand, what could be better than two girls in dorky costumes rushing around to a funky disco theme? ElectroWoman and Dyna Girl thrilled my tiny soul. Yes, I ran around in my bathing suit and pigtails pretending to be Dyna Girl, so WHAT OF IT???

A couple of years later I had my very first crush on Jason of Star Command. Who was totally not a Han Solo clone. *cough*

Getting away from the Prescott/Scheimer horror show, I thought I was the only person on earth who remembered The Gemini Man. I still think it's a kick-butt show premise, even if the execution (like, well, everything else on TV in the 70's) was camp and cheesy.

Moving into the 80's, I would say that I am embarrassed to admit how much I loved Manimal but... okay, I am kind of embarrassed. Never mind.

Embarrassed of Airwolf, on the other hand -- never. Vex me not with talk of Jan-Michael Vincent being a scumball in real life. Stringfellow Hawke was so romantic that when he was finished blowing stuff up for the day he liked to go out and play his cello on a boat in the middle of a lake. Swoon!

Okay, I'll stop now.

And I am totally not watching dubbed episodes of Gatchaman (a.k.a. Battle of the Planets sans the stupid 7-Zark-7 bits) instead of working on my novel. Absolutely not. I don't know why you would even think such a thing.