The name of Scott Colomby's character (Lee) is also
the first name of Colomby's mother.
This interesting factoid from Russell Bates, who
wrote "Lights of Mystery Mountain": "I did train
J. Michael Reeves in how to write for Isis and the other
(Filmation) series. I had several sessions in which I showed
how to do it. He came up with a story called 'The Wendigo,'
wherein a kid has made friends with and even brings the fabled
creature to school (for more information on the mythology, try
"I told him it wouldn't fly, because Isis
[herself] was the only fantasy element allowed. He argued that
this was the story he wanted
" 'Okay, then,' I said. 'As insurance, do
what I would do: [do the version you want and also] write it
a second time where it's a mistaken Bigfoot sighting and
[the "creature"] is actually an old hermit hiding in
the mountains.' He grumbled, but he did it. When he went into
pitch [the story to the series producer], Arthur Nadel shot down
the Wendigo story at mid-point. Michael [then did] exactly as
I told him, and pitched the "hermit" version. He had
a contract in his hands before he left the office."
Flight: "Oh, Zephyr Winds Which Blow on High,
Lift Me Now So I Can Fly."
Control of Inanimate Object: "Rope
Now Climb and Heed this Charm, Entwine that Man and Keep from
Flight/Lift Inanimate Object: "Mighty
Wind Now Lift Me High, and Bring the Rope Into the Sky."
Scott Colomby (Lee) comes from a family of performing
artists (his father is an agent and celebrity manager, his mother
a theatrical actress). After graduating with a Theatre major,
he studies with the renowned Lee Strasberg (among others) and
got his TV break on PBS for the play "Montserrat".
In addition to Isis, Scott appeared on such other shows
as Quincy, One Day at a Time, St. Elsewhere, The A-Team, Midnight
Caller, Silk Stalkings and in a recurring role on Days
of Our Lives. He's also appeared in several movie, perhaps
most notably as Brian Schwartz in all three Porky's films
and as Tony in Caddyshack. In addition to his acting work,
Colomby co-founded the Big Elvin and the Professor's Blues Theatre.
Neil J. Schwartz (Mickey) seems to have
dropped from the public eye. Although acting steadily through
the 1970s, in such shows as Happy Days (with a sporadic
recurring role), All in the Family, Barney Miller, What's
Happening! and both the TV movie and TV series versions of
Steambath, he seems to have disappeared after 1983.
Bill Engesser ("Bigfoot") seems
to have only gotten "monster" acting parts, probably
because of his imposing height. Also known as Hugh Cannon, his
only known screen roles besides Isis are in the nudie
horror flick "House on Bare Mountain" (as the werewolf)
and the Burt Reynolds vehicle "Gator", as well as an
episode of Filmation's Ghost Busters (produced the
same year of his Isis appearance) as Frankenstein's