Type
Scripted
Premiered
Sep. 19, 1952
Status
Canceled/Ended
Runtime
30 min.
Country
USA
Network
Syndicated TV Network

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Adventures of Superman

Adventures of Superman was the first television series featuring the comic book superhero Superman.The series, which was syndicated rather than being tied to a network, began filming in 1951, and was first aired on September 19, 1952. The final first-run episode was broadcast on April 28, 1958. George Reeves starred as Clark Kent/Superman with Phyllis Coates as the original Lois Lane.

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06x13 All That Glitters Aired: Apr. 28, 1958

Jimmy dreams he and Lois have the same powers as Superman.

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The show had 6 seasons and 104 episodes air between 1952 and 1958.

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  • It is now common knowledge that Clark Kent's Earth parents were named Jonathan and Martha. However, in the first episode, "Adventures of Superman" (1952) {Superman on Earth (#1.1)}, Kent's…
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    It is now common knowledge that Clark Kent's Earth parents were named Jonathan and Martha. However, in the first episode, "Adventures of Superman" (1952) {Superman on Earth (#1.1)}, Kent's parents were named Eben and Sarah. This is because the comics themselves were inconsistent with the Kents' given names until the characters became major players in "Superboy" comics stories at about this same time. The names Sarah and Eben were first used in the novel "The Adventures of Superman" (1942) and in the first Superman serial.
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  • Phyllis Coates played the role of Lois Lane in the first season. When Coates left the series, she was replaced by Noel Neill who had already played the role in the earlier movie serials.
  • Goof (revealing mistake): In the opening sequence at the beginning of all episodes, the revolver that is shown (as the narrator says, "Faster than a speeding bullet.") is obviously loaded…
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    Goof (revealing mistake): In the opening sequence at the beginning of all episodes, the revolver that is shown (as the narrator says, "Faster than a speeding bullet.") is obviously loaded with blanks. If there were real bullets in the gun, the lead bullet noses would be clearly visible sticking out in the cylinder. But there are none showing--just dark cylinder chambers. This can be most easily seen if one records the episode and then slows it down or freezes it just as the gun is pointing toward the viewer.
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