Superboy S1 It's Like Porn

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  1. Dave Scarpa

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    Well at least the acting Is. I only vaguely remember this but I guess I did'nt watch it for a reason. I'll never complain about Smallville again ! I understand it gets better in the 2nd season when they replace Supes and Luthor with another actor, But Yikes are they bad here, especially the Actor who plays Luthor. How did this make 4 years on the Air after this Start? The Upside I got a Superman Returns Ticket in the Box.
     
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    Agreed.

    I know this is Saturday morning kiddie fare, but, yikes! A few of these episodes take "cheese" to a whole new level. [​IMG]
     
  3. Dave Scarpa

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    Well actually it was syndicated, but it must've appeared in local markets at 4:00 am to fill a slot , that's how Bad it is. The salkind's look they did this on the Cheap to rake in a buck.
     
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    I wish it was porn...They we might get some "more" of Lana (Stacy Haiduk). [​IMG]
     
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    You could always pick up 'Luther the Geek'!
     
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    I agree what has been said here... So far I only watched the first disc... but I can say dispite it all I am hoping for more releases... I am still enjoying it in a guilty pleasure type way. it's still been fun. well... so far at least [​IMG]
     
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    Early Sunday mornings (9:00AM-11:00AM) in my market.

    Yes, I will never make fun of Tom Welling again. I remember actually being disappointed when they switched Superboys in Season 2... Haha.

    John Haymes Newton has been in other stuff, too, and was never noticeably bad.

    This reminds me of a bunch of kids going out with a camcorder and trying to do a school project or something.
     
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    I've never seen the show, but I've heard that the show improves greatly once the actor who plays Superboy is replaced by Gerard Christopher. So the odds are we'll see the remaing seasons soon.
     
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    lol guilty pleasure, my mothers jewish i dont need more guilt in my life. I fondly remember watching (and enjoying) the show, and thought i remembered it accurately...boy was i way off. I do however remember being pumped because they filmed alot of it at a college campus not to far from me. I eagerly await Gerard Christopher---maybe I just remember those more.
     
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    What's it about actually?

    Jack
     
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    Nothing is as badly acted and scored as porn. I've never seen the Superboy TV series, but I'd like to because Stacy Haiduk was indeed a hottie (I remember her from the first season of SeaQuest DSV) and a decent actress too. [​IMG]
     
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    I pre-ordered the DVD set and was not disappointed. I enjoyed the series. Loved John Newton as Clark/Superboy(too bad he gets replaced in the next season). Wire work is great, same people that did the wire work for the Superman movies. Other special effects are not good but this is an old tv show... Commentary tracks were entertaining, even the reviews i've read panning Superboy noted the enjoyable commentary tracks. John Newton sounds like such a cool guy.

    And don't know wether this is the way all TV show DVD releases are done since this is my first TV series DVD set but i loved how the cases had the episodes with short descriptions of what each episode is about and original air date.

    Btw, you can see episodes from the other seasons starring Gerard Christopher as Superboy here: http://television.aol.com/in2tv/superman-tvhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Superboy_%28TV_series%29
     
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    I liked Haymes Newton made a better Superboy, and a MUCH better "nerdy" Clark than Christopher, who somehow just screamed "surfer dude" to me.

    Haiduk was indeed a hottie, but apart from the casting of Newton and Haiduk, I just thought the show was entirely second-rate. The only full episode I watched, "The Foreign Exchange Student," was one of the worst pieces of TV I'd ever seen to that point. When I saw that Fred "Show Killer" Frieberger was in charge of production, that was all I ever needed to see.

    BTW, the show aired in an early evening slot in my market (around 5pm or so, preceeding either War of the Worlds or Star Trek: TNG), at least for its first three seasons.
     
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    German, I can't believe you joined in December of 2005 (obviously found or were aware of the site before that point) and yet Superboy was your first TV on DVD set??!! Wow, what brought you to the Forum? Were you just curious about TV shows on DVD up to that point?
     
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    You must be thinking of someone else, because Fred Freiberger was one of the best first season producers of The Wild Wild West there ever was. It was he who made the stories more fantasy and sci-fi oriented, which is what CBS wanted and Freiberger was instrumental in the creation of one of WWW's (and television's) most oustanding and dimunitive villains: Dr. Migulito Loveless!

    It was a network decision that caused both Freiberger, his predecessor, and his successors from being replaced as producers because of a lot of behind-the-scenes tormoil during Wild Wild West's only black & white season. If it weren't for network politics, Fred may very well have remained with WWW (which lasted 4 years) and never gone on to Star Trek.
     
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    He called Freiberger that because he presided over the final, weakest seasons of Star Trek and Space:1999. He is often blamed for the demise of those shows. (Mostly unfairly, I'd concede. But not entirely.)
     
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    Yeah Freiberger gets a bum rap, if anything killed both Trek and 1999 it was the slashing of the Budgets in those final seasons, especially Trek. I'm amazed they put anything out near the quality they did on the budget the third season received
     
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    Frieberger also presided over the one (and only) season of The Fantastic Journey, BTW.

    Although the timeslot ultimately killed "Trek", don't forget, Frieberger was the "writer-producer" on that show, so he was the defacto story editor.

    I don't fault him nearly as much on that show as on 1999. It wasn't the budget that killed that show, it was the new "Americanised" format, which was by and large, concocted by Frieberger. Of course, Gerry Anderson brought him in precisely because ITC-New York wanted the show to be more American. They got what they wanted, but the fine show that was year one was now a big, overblown comic book. He was also the uncredited script editor and wrote three stories under the pen-name Charles Woodgrove.
     
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    I like it. I would rather watch Superboy then any crap these days! As for the free ticket, I gave that to my dog for toliet paper. [​IMG]
    I always thought the show, Stacy Haiduk and the other actors were underrated!
    This is not suppose to be shakespeare just fun, and it was for me!
     
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    Randy, If the dog has an excess of paper, I'd be happy to pay the postage for you to mail that ticket to me. The new movie is great and I will go back and take my kids (had to check it out first) and probably see it several more times.
     

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