History Series / TheAdventuresOfSuperman

13th Jul '17 2:22:32 PM HeroGal2347
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* MostDefinitelyNotAccompanyingUs: A non-child example; Jimmy Olsen once sneaked onto the plane Lois and Clark took to search for a missing group in the jungle. The morning after they left, he casually revealed himself and asked for breakfast, now that there was absolutely way they could send him back.
13th Jul '17 1:33:50 PM KneadToKnow
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* ArtisticLicenseAstronomy: In reference to the opening credits: How many moons does Earth have, again?
8th May '17 9:02:24 AM nightkiller
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* LaserGuidedKarma: In "The Defeat of Superman", a TerribleTrio (a gangster, his henchman and a MadScientist) discover that kryptonite can harm Superman, and use a tiny sample of the real substance to create synthetic kryptonite. They lure Supes into a trap, using Lois and Jimmy as hostages, then leave all three of them to die. Lois and Jimmy save Superman by wrapping the kryptonite in lead, and the Man of Tomorrow throws it into space--which is where the karma comes in. [[spoiler:The three villains see this as they're driving back to Metropolis, and they're distracted enough that their car goes over a cliff, killing them all. To make it even more karmic, they tumble down the cliff [[MakeItLookLikeAnAccident they planned to throw Lois and Jimmy's car over.]]]]

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* LaserGuidedKarma: In "The Defeat of Superman", a TerribleTrio (a gangster, his henchman and a MadScientist) discover that kryptonite can harm Superman, and use a tiny sample of the real substance to create synthetic kryptonite. They lure Supes into a trap, using Lois and Jimmy as hostages, then leave all three of them to die. Lois and Jimmy save Superman by wrapping the kryptonite in lead, and the Man of Tomorrow throws it into space--which the bay--which is where the karma comes in. [[spoiler:The three villains see this it streaking through the sky as they're driving back to Metropolis, and they're distracted enough that their car goes over a cliff, killing them all. To make it even more karmic, they tumble down the cliff [[MakeItLookLikeAnAccident they planned to throw Lois and Jimmy's car over.]]]]
27th Apr '17 7:51:45 PM jormis29
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** An interesting straight example: "Jet Ace" features a reporter named Steve Martin. Not only is there a real Creator/SteveMartin, there's ''another'' fictional reporter from TheFifties with the same name (Raymond Burr's character in ''Film/GodzillaKingOfTheMonsters'').

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** An interesting straight example: "Jet Ace" features a reporter named Steve Martin. Not only is there a real Creator/SteveMartin, there's ''another'' fictional reporter from TheFifties with the same name (Raymond Burr's (Creator/RaymondBurr's character in ''Film/GodzillaKingOfTheMonsters'').''[[Film/GodzillaKingOfTheMonsters1956 Godzilla: King of the Monsters!]]'').
29th Aug '16 10:45:04 AM dsneybuf
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->''"Faster than a speeding bullet! More powerful than a locomotive! Able to leap tall buildings at a single bound! ("Look! Up in the sky!" "It's a bird!" "It's a plane!" "It's Superman!") Yes, it's Superman! Strange visitor from another planet who came to Earth with powers and abilities far beyond those of mortal men! Superman! Who can change the course of mighty rivers, bend steel in his bare hands, and who, disguised as Clark Kent, mild-mannered reporter for a great metropolitan newspaper, fights a never-ending battle for [[ForGreatJustice truth, justice, and the American way!]]"''

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->''"Faster than a speeding bullet! More powerful than a locomotive! Able to leap tall buildings at a single bound! ("Look! Up in the sky!" "It's a bird!" "It's a plane!" "It's Superman!") Yes, it's Superman! Strange visitor from another planet who came to Earth with powers and abilities far beyond those of mortal men! Superman! Who can change the course of mighty rivers, bend steel in his bare hands, and who, disguised as Clark Kent, mild-mannered reporter for a great metropolitan newspaper, fights a never-ending battle for [[ForGreatJustice truth, justice, and the American way!]]"''way!"''
13th Mar '16 10:05:53 PM HeroGal2347
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* PreferJailToTheProtagonist: At the end of one episode, one villain tells another he can call the police: "Better a hundred of those guys than Superman!"
11th Mar '16 12:32:22 PM Oddstar6
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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The first season is not ''weird'', exactly, but it is very different in tone from the subsequent seasons. Season one, shot in black-and-white, has a lot of FilmNoir influences, such that Clark Kent comes across more as a hard-boiled tough-guy fifties newsman than as the "mild-mannered" reporter he is described as in the opening narration. The later seasons, shot in color, tend to conform much more to what people think of when they think of Superman in the fifties, with a much brighter, more innocent, and sci-fi style.
20th Feb '16 4:27:30 PM HeroGal2347
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* VillainBall: The villains of the series had a tendency to do the "evil thing" regardless of whether it was wise.
** In "Czar of the Underworld", gangster Luigi Dinelli is upset about being seen as a criminal,. His response? Violent attacks on the set of a film being made about him called ''[[TitleDrop Czar of the Underworld.]]''
** In "The Mysterious Cube", not only does Paul Barton not have any reason to order Lois and Jimmy killed after he's declared legally dead, but also it would have gotten in the way of his plan of getting away without prosecution. While the police (and Superman) couldn't legally nab him for any crimes he committed before the seven year period, being responsible for the reporters' deaths would mean he ''could'' be prosecuted for that.
13th Jan '16 7:11:46 PM HeroGal2347
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* MoralDissonance: In "The Stolen Costume", two crooks learn that Superman is really Clark Kent. His response: he abducts them and strands them on top of an isolated mountaintop. When they try to climb down, they fall to their deaths. That constitutes kidnapping and murder. There are never any consequences for this; in fact, the whole incident is never mentioned again.
8th Dec '15 11:32:23 AM tropower
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* CanonImmigrant: Inspector Henderson was brought over from [[Radio/TheAdventuresOfSuperman the radio show]]; he actually showed up in the comics from time to time after this series. Twenty years later, so did Professor Pepperwinkle.

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* CanonImmigrant: Inspector Henderson Henderson[[note]]And Perry White, and The Daily Planet, for that matter.[[/note]] was brought over from [[Radio/TheAdventuresOfSuperman the radio show]]; he actually showed up in the comics from time to time after this series. Twenty years later, so did Professor Pepperwinkle.
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