Monday, April 11, 2016

Star Trek's Cat-woman ISIS

I is for ISIS the Cat-woman. Believe it or not 50 years ago Isis originated as a lifeform of unknown extra-terrestrial orgin in Star Trek. So lets be clear. Isis began as a beautiful lifeform, a creature with four legs who meeeowed and loved attention.



In Star Trek's classic "Assignment Earth" episode fans get to see secret agent Gary 7's sleek black cat. Her name was ISIS and shes mysterious but aren't most women? Our feline friend which graced TV screens over 5 decades ago is not to be confused with anything sensationalized in the media today.

We soon learn the cat used mental telepathy when it accompanied Gary 7 on a mission to planet Earth in 1968. I sometimes wonder which one of them was in charge during the mission, haha.

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The fun begins when ISIS transforms herself into a beautifully clad humanoid woman in black of course. Sadly Isis' true identity remains a mystery but her twinkling eyes.... the eyes were hypnotic weren't they?

 The brain twister here is: What was the black Earth cats natural form? The woman or the feline or something else?


 Meeeeow long and Prosper, Trekkies and Trekkers

10 comments:

Jeffrey Scott said...

Wasn't this episode supposed to garner interest for a Gary 7 regular series?

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I'd say the cat was the natural form. Darn it.

Elephant's Child said...

LOVE this version of ISIS. And yes, the black cat is a perfect form for a supernatural or extraterrestial being...

Tony Laplume said...

Indeed a proposed series. Which would have been awesome.

Jo said...

Obviously the cat form and she is back, living with a friend of mine in North Carolina. She just turned up one day and moved in with him and he calls her ISIS.

Birgit said...

This is her form...human looking....reminds me of the character from Space 1999 who could transform into an animal usually a hawk...or was it a falcon?. meow

Bill Nicholls said...

I seem to remember watching that program

ElenaSquareEyes said...

I really need to hurry up and start watching the show now I've seen all the films from the TOS cast to today.
Great theme and good luck with the A-Z Challenge!
My theme for the A-Z Challenge is my favourite fictional characters at ElenaSquareEyes.

James Pailly said...

I seem to remember Gary 7 eventually got a tie-in novel. And it somehow involved the Romulans.

Deborah R. Hawkins said...

I just watched an episode early in the 2nd season with a humanoid catwoman. She also turned into a giant cat (not a big cat like a lion, an actual giant cat lol).

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