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Sat Morning Action Adv. TV by dusty-abell Sat Morning Action Adv. TV by dusty-abell
Well, here it is.....finally-

This is my loving homage to the awesome bunch of Live Action/Adventure Saturday Morning TV Shows I grew up watching as a kid throughout the 70's. Saturday morning was a huge time to look forward too every weekend for me growing up and these shows were a big part of the reason why. Fantasy, Science Fiction, Dinosaurs, High Adventure, Superheroes.....man we had it all back in the day! I think every boy my age had a crush on Joanna Cameron (Isis) in the mid 70's. If you're under 30 you might not have the vaugest idea who any of these guys and gals are, but I would recommend looking any of them up on YouTube to get an idea what they were like, and if you dig what you see, pretty much all of them are available on DVD (i've got most of them) but remember, my memories of these shows were formed watching them when they were brodcast for the very first times on good ole thirteen channel televisons, pre-Star Wars when Pong was about the most sophisticated video game in the pizza parlors, I'll always have a soft spot in my heart for these wonderful reminders of how much fun I had being a kid growing up in the best decade to be one of ALL TIME! I have full descriptions of the various characters and the shows they're from plus isolated shots of all the characters minus color in my scraps section here-
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I also have a smaller formatted version that you can better see the whole image located in my scraps section here-
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:iconchloroguy:
chloroguy Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2018
Lots of old friends here-----wonderful work!
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Al-Ocramed Featured By Owner Edited Jun 14, 2018
No FAR OUT SPACE NUTS, WONDERBUG or DOCTOR SHRINKER?  lol.
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GalacticRimRunner64 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2018
A great blast from the past!
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:iconballoonprincess:
BalloonPrincess Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2017  Hobbyist Filmographer
Oh wow ... talk about a blast from the past!  :)
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:icondoctorwholovesthe80s:
Doctorwholovesthe80s Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Danger Island and Electra Woman and Dyna Girl are the shows my family and I love!
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:icondusty-abell:
dusty-abell Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2018   Filmographer
I loved em when I was little!
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:icon4thtroika:
4thtroika Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2016
These are so cool!
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:icondusty-abell:
dusty-abell Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2018   Filmographer
Hey thanks, I really appreciate it!
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oggiegonz Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2015
This brings back so many memories.  I know exactly what you mean about watching these live action shows.  Ark II was my favorite and definitely had a boyhood crush on Ruth from Ark II and Isis....Lol.  Again....awesome work. 
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:icondusty-abell:
dusty-abell Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2018   Filmographer
Ha! Thanks, I appreciate the kind words.....glad it brought back some good memories for ya!
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:iconmbenga:
mbenga Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
I also grew up during this time period. I also counted the days until Saturday each week. It's impossible to describe what it was like to kids in an age of DVR.

And yes I loved Joanna Cameron. And Deidre Hall.
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:icondusty-abell:
dusty-abell Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2018   Filmographer
Agreed..on all counts..........
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Car-54 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015
I remember most of these. I was a kid in the 70s and a teenager in the 80s. Thanks for bringing up some great memories. 
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:icondusty-abell:
dusty-abell Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2018   Filmographer
Hey, you're certainly welcome!
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:iconrsands21:
RSands21 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015
Great job!! I could stare at this for hours!
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:icondusty-abell:
dusty-abell Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2018   Filmographer
Happy to hear you enjoyed it...thanks for the kind words!
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:icondocsane:
docsane Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014
Uh-oh, you all better get ready for the action on DANGER ISLAND, 'cuz Chongo is in the house! 
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:icondusty-abell:
dusty-abell Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2018   Filmographer
He certainly is..... Uh-oh Chongo!!!!!!
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:icontetragus:
Tetragus Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014
Love your work! Is there any chance of getting prints to hang on my wall?
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:icondusty-abell:
dusty-abell Featured By Owner Edited Feb 6, 2018   Filmographer
SOmeday i'm going to revisit this piece and give it an updating...... I do have some prints of some other things that might be of interest at my webstore..... www.dustyabell.com/
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newtman001 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Professional General Artist
Oh, one more thing.  I WANT RAY ELLIS' DC SUPERHERO SOUNDTRACKS HE DID FOR FILMATION.  BAD.

Who?  Ray Ellis was Lawrence Welk's arranger.  Who knew he did all that badass music in AQUAMAN and all the other DC cartoons?  I was 7 when I found out - mind = BLOWN.  Who'd'a thought the maker of crappy Lawrence Welk music made all those musical masterpieces?
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:icondusty-abell:
dusty-abell Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2018   Filmographer
I think i'd be down for that as well..love Hoyt Curtins work on Superfriends and Battle of the Planets!!!!!!
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newtman001 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2018  Professional General Artist
Man, I play the FOOL out of the Battle of the Planets soundtrack.  Exciting, top-notch music!
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newtman001 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Professional General Artist
Oh no, it's DANGER ISLAND!!! 

I always worried about Chango.  He always struck me as severely mentally disturbed.
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Fastmax Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014
Ark II,... Space Academy,... and Jason of Star Command.
ALL TIME FAVES!!! 
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:icondusty-abell:
dusty-abell Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2018   Filmographer
Me too......
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:icontrekkker:
trekkker Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014
I was just talking to a friend about all these cool shows we watched as kids. Nice work
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:icondusty-abell:
dusty-abell Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2018   Filmographer
Thanks so much for the kind words!
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Borkuu Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014
Interesting memories, thankye.
I still remember Joe  90, Thunderbirds, Fireball XL5,(personal fav) Speed Racer, Voltron (all three forms).
Space Ghost, Jonny Quest, Ooh, I just realized..... I'm really olde...
Cheers and thanx for the memories.
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:icondusty-abell:
dusty-abell Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2018   Filmographer
You're very welcome.it's fun strolling back down memory lane from time to time!
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DanCameron Featured By Owner May 26, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Krofft and Filmation. They made my childhood awesome!
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:icondusty-abell:
dusty-abell Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2018   Filmographer
They made EVERYONES childhood better!!!!!!!
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:icondinobatfan:
dinobatfan Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Professional General Artist
Right on!!! :D
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:icondusty-abell:
dusty-abell Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2018   Filmographer
Back atcha!!!!!
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MisterBill82 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this mural! All my old favorites from Saturday morning... I still watch these to this day!
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:icondusty-abell:
dusty-abell Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2018   Filmographer
Awesome...glad you're feeling it!
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mjarrett1000 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014   Traditional Artist
Wow! Thanks for the trip down memory lane! Love this!
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:icondusty-abell:
dusty-abell Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2018   Filmographer
The least expensive trip we'll ever take and hugely fulfilling at the same time! Glad you're diggin' it!
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truecalling Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014
fantastic artwork. I recognize almost all of them! Thanks
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:icondusty-abell:
dusty-abell Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2018   Filmographer
You are very welcome........
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FlamingoKicker Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013
I loved these shows.  Keep Wil Ferrall away from them though.  Heard one of the krofft's on the radio a year or so ago.  Those black dudes in skeletal paint were from the Danger Island segment of the Banana Splits show right?  Not sure whether those would be consider scary or just very racist these days.  LOL  They freaked me out as a kid.
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dusty-abell Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2018   Filmographer
The Skeleton Men were what I remembered most about Danger Island all these years later!
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Hydrart Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013
Oh wow, I'd forgotten about the Shazzam Winnebego.
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:icondusty-abell:
dusty-abell Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2018   Filmographer
How could you forget the Winnebago!!!!!!

LOL..........
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Yabba88824 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013
This is a great idea for a series. If you decide to do any more, here are a few ideas. What if you did the monsters of the Outer Limits, The creatures of the Twilight Zone (I know the Twilight Zone was more of a psycho drama, but there were several monsters in the show). And to finish up what about a collection of Batman 1966s rogues gallery.
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dusty-abell Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2018   Filmographer
Well, I guess in the intervening years I actually did 2 of your suggestions...........you'll find both in my gallery!!!!
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hal09i Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013
I remember! In the early 70's they always had segments of "In the News" and there were always stories about the Apollo Spacecraft or one of the missions. Not to mention "Schoolhouse Rock" segments.

As to shows, not all 70's Saturday morning TV was Sci-Fi-- anyone remember "Westwind"?

Hal
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dusty-abell Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2018   Filmographer
Great recollections...... of course School House Rocks is one of my favorite things EVER!!!!!
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johnmiic Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey Dusty! They printed this out poster size and had it on display at a Convention Gil Gerard was attending. He has a pic on his Facebook page with him standing in front of it.
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dusty-abell Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2018   Filmographer
NICE!!!!!
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