The adventures of Superman when he was a boy! Actually, as a young man...who, disguised as Clark Kent, mild-mannered journalism student at Shuster University, fights a never-ending battle for truth, justice, and...well, you know the rest... Written by
Gregory A. Sheets <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Gerard Christopher personally sold VHS tapes and DVDs of episodes on his website. Christopher owns the master tapes of all of the episodes in which he portrayed Superboy. Christopher stopped selling them when Warner Brothers acquired the rights and released official DVD sets. See more »
I think the overall criticism of this show is too harsh. It didn't have the budget of _Lois & Clark_ or _Smallville_, but it was a lot of fun and, overall, well-done.
I actually prefer John Haymes Newton in the first season. Gerard Christopher was probably the better actor, but Newton brought a little cocky attitude--and a unique sexiness--to the role, never seen before or since in any interpretation of Superman. It added a new dimension to the character. A good example is the Newton episode where a bad guy drew a gun on Superboy and said "Freeze!" Superboy smirked and deadpanned "Good idea!" and then encased him in a block of ice with his super-breath. I think he may have come across to some people as too much of a "bad boy" for the role, but it really did work.
The Christopher episodes were fun, but they lacked something.
Overall, the show really deserves better treatment than it has received. I hope it resurfaces somewhere soon.
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