Isis 1.5 – The Outsider

This episode starts out like a standard Shazam! “kids just need to be accepting” morality tale before transforming into a po-faced and completely unbelievable ecological story. A scene where Isis stops a runaway bulldozer entertained Daniel, while I wondered whether Hollingsworth Morse had used the same hillside location where he had shot the H.R. Pufnstuf opening credits six years before.

In the cast, both Mitch Vogel, who played the red-haired hillbilly who is teased by the school jocks, and Harry Hickox, who played the developer, were nearing the ends of their acting careers and would leave the business before 1979. Vogel had played the orphan kid taken in by the Cartwrights in the last couple of seasons of Bonanza and Hickox had a deep list of small parts dating back to the early ’50s. We’ll see Vogel again in another Filmation show before long.

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