Superboy (live-action) any more seasons coming?

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  1. todd s

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    Just wondering if Warner plans on releasing any more seasons of the tv show "Superboy"? The later seasons were much better.
     
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    I hope so... would love to see the remainder of the series be released!
     
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    As would I, even though I thought John Haymes Newton did a lot better in the role than Gerard Christopher. I liked 'normal' Clark as opposed to 'geeky' Clark. Still, later seasons really found their stride and became more like comic book adventures (thanks to a bunch of writers who actually wrote comics.) David Nutter, who went on to direct the Smallville pilot, also directed a number of epiosdes, as did Perry White himself, Jackie Cooper.

    I would expect Warner to be churning these out. I didn't think Season 1 sold *that* badly. It did pretty well it's first month of release and consistently stayed in the Amazon top 100 DVDs in the lead up to last summer's release of Superman Returns.
     
  4. todd s

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    Speaking of later episodes. Their was a later season 2-parter called "Road Not Taken". And it was about how Superboy somehow gets transported into a parallel Earth. Where he was raised by a mean old farmer instead of the Kents and ended up taking over the Earth. And Lex Luthor is a good guy and is trying to stop him.
     
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    I enjoyed Season 1 more than expected, I've never seen any of the other seasons but I'd check them out.
     
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    Anybody hear any news on this?
     
  7. Bryan^H

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    I haven't heard any news about the second season.

    We will probably have to wait until the Superman sequel is released in theaters in a couple years. There will probably be more Superboy dvd releases around that time.
     
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    I think any future releases are being held up by a lawsuit between the Siegel estate and DC Comics/Warner over the Superboy character. Superboy is persona non grata until the case is resolved in all the various media (Warner omitted the Superboy shorts from the Filmation 60s Superman animated series as a consequence of the case). I'd love to see the rest of Superboy released, but until the lawsuit is dealt with, we won't see anymore seasons for awhile (though I don't think it's as dire as the Batman '66 issue).
     
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    Actually, I thought the lawsuit was over the word Superboy and not so much the character.
     
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    Hey guys, if you want to get the low-down on the situation with Superboy's remaining DVD sets, go to Superboy Homepage and read the recent interview with Ilya Salkind. Also, a campaign is coming very soon to get the rest of the show out on DVD. That information can also be found at the Superboy Homepage.
     

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