The 1979 made-for-TV movie Captain America II: Death Too Soon is what happens at the confluence of late-1970s-style TV schlock, a devastating lack of respect for the comic book source material, and a precipitous drop in the standards of famed English actor Sir Christopher Lee.
From the description on YouTube:
…starring Reb Brown. The character differs significantly from the comics, in both his origin and his operations. For instance, Rogers is a character in contemporary times whose father was a 1940s government agent. The very patriotic attitude of Steve’s father earned him the nickname Captain America. Rogers, an artist, was inspired by this story to sketch a superhero. After an accident he received an experimental chemical called the FLAG (Full Latent Ability Gain) formula (at one point referred to as a “super-steroid”) which enhances his body with heightened strength and reflexes, and a costume based on his drawing.
Yikes. That’s taking liberties with the source material, and then leaving it in a crack house for three days to see what emerges.
At least we can take solace in the glory of this steroidal Steve Rogers’ flying motorcyle.
Yeah. The 1970s were a special, special time.
Via Retroist, who disavows any knowledge of anything you don’t happen to like about 1979.