Subj: Re: Anyone ever seen the Gerard Christopher Superboy series?Posted: Thu Oct 14, 2021 at 11:34:02 pm EDT (Viewed 132 times)
Reply Subj: Anyone ever seen the Gerard Christopher Superboy series?
Posted: Thu Oct 14, 2021 at 05:48:05 pm EDT (Viewed 159 times)
This series is little known. I'd not heard of it until around the time MOS was released. A slew of Superman DVDs came out. One set was the Superboy TV series. It ran just prior to Lois an Clark and ceased production to make way for L&C. It ran 4 years and had very good ratings.
The last 2 seasons were especially good. Gerard Christopher, who starred, became a producer as well. A huge Superman fan he was responsible in part for some great eps. The Roads Not Taken episode, conceptually, IMO is one of the best Superman stories out there.
Roads Not Taken was years ahead in exploring the multi-verse. It features three Supermen. One good, one evil and one jaded who has given up being Superman. Now that would have made/make for a great Superman film trilogy.
For fans of the traditional Superman costume, the GC/Superboy costume took the Reeve costume and made it better. Cape, insignia and use of fabrics not available 15 years earlier.
If you get the chance check it out.
I've seen some episodes. Loved what I saw and would love to see all the seasons. But last I know of, all 4 seasons are still not available on DVD.
It's interesting that a hero/villain performs one amazing feat, or use a power they haven't used for 20+ years, and that automatically propels them to a high status despite scans and evidence to the contrary. I don't know what is worse, selective feat picking that has only been done once or twice 20, or more, years ago or ignoring evidence from scans or the lack thereof. We need to stop putting our favorite heroes/villains on pedestals and start putting them where they really belong. But it's evident that people never will because they would rather accuse others of cherry picking feats, when they don't, and being 'morally superior' when they aren't. I guess being honest and as fair as possible only opens one up to being the target of childish accusations and fault finding by those who insist on acting petty and childish. What happened to a good debate between two civil, mature, adults?