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"Superman" Feeding Time (1996)

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Superman: Season 1: Episode 6 -- After toxic chemicals transform unremarkable janitor Rudy Jones (recurring guest star voice BRION JAMES) into the energy-draining Parasite, he imprisons Superman, intent on keeping the Man of Steel as his own personal power source.


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Original Air Date:
21 September 1996 (Season 1, Episode 6)
A lowly janitor is transformed into the Parasite, a superhuman capable of draining and harnessing the energy, powers, and memories of any living being...including Superman. | Add synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Tim Daly ... Superman / Clark Kent (voice)

Dana Delany ... Lois Lane (voice)

George Dzundza ... Perry White (voice)

David Kaufman ... Jimmy Olsen (voice)

Lauren Tom ... Angela Chen (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Victor Brandt ... Professor Emile Hamilton (voice)

Philip Maurice Hayes ... Guard (voice) (as Phil Hayes)

Brion James ... The Parasite / Rudy Jones (voice)

Robert Patrick ... LeBeau (voice)

Tasia Valenza ... Policewoman (voice)
Mel Winkler ... Commisssioner Henderson (voice)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Curt Geda 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Hilary Bader  series writer
Stan Berkowitz  series writer
Alan Burnett  series writer
Paul Dini  series writer
Bob Goodman  (as Robert Goodman)
Bob Goodman  staff writer (uncredited)
Joe Shuster  characters
Joe Shuster  creator
Jerry Siegel  characters
Jerry Siegel  creator

Produced by
Haven Alexander .... associate producer
Alan Burnett .... producer
Paul Dini .... producer
Jean MacCurdy .... executive producer
Bruce Timm .... producer
Original Music by
Michael McCuistion 
Film Editing by
Al Breitenbach 
Bradford Keatts 
Casting by
Leslie Lamers 
Art Direction by
Glen Murakami 
Production Management
Ken Duer .... production supervisor
Joey Franks .... production supervisor
Christopher Keenan .... production supervisor
Clive Nakayashiki .... production supervisor
Joe Reilly .... production manager
Howard Schwartz .... production supervisor
Liza-Ann Warren .... production supervisor
Art Department
Kim Bowen .... painter
Sharon Bridgeman .... storyboard artist
Michael Chutuk .... painter
Kim Dahl .... mark-up/painter
Peter Ferk .... storyboard artist
Jonathan Fisher .... prop designer
Robert Fletcher .... prop designer
Curt Geda .... storyboard artist
Lisa Leonardi-Knight .... mark-up/painter
Tina Marcaccio .... mark-up/painter
Eric Nordberg .... mark-up/painter
Phillip Norwood .... storyboard artist
Bill Ohanesian .... painter
Sound Department
Harry Andronis .... adr engineer
Harry Andronis .... re-recording engineer
George Brooks .... sound editor
George Brooks .... sound effects editor
Kelly Ann Foley .... adr coordinator
Richard D. Freeman .... mixing supervisor
Robert Hargreaves .... re-recording engineer
Robert Hargreaves .... re-recording mixer
Robert Hargreaves .... sound effects editor
John Hegedes .... adr editor
John Hegedes .... adr engineer
John Hegedes .... dialogue editor
Erin Keeler Hufford .... recording administrator
Mark Keatts .... dialogue adr editor
Laura Macias .... foley artist
Tom Maydeck .... adr engineer
Tom Maydeck .... re-recording engineer
Randy Paton .... sound reader
Pat Rodman .... adr engineer
Pat Rodman .... dialogue adr editor
Pat Rodman .... re-recording engineer
Joe Trueba .... sound reader
Animation Department
Jan Browning .... animation checker
Brenda Brummet .... animation checker
Eleanor Dahlen .... animation checker
Richard Daskas .... background painter
Geno DuBois .... ink and paint supervisor
Shane Glines .... character designer
Robert Harand .... background key designer
Barry Hawkins .... animation checker
Karl Jacobs .... animation checker
Marc Lumer .... background key designer
David McBride .... background painter
Tom McLaughlin .... timing director
Terry Pike .... overseas animation supervisor
Dexter Smith .... character designer
Christopher Staples .... background color correction
George W. Stokes .... background design supervisor
Tommy Tejeda .... character designer
Bruce Timm .... character designer (as Bruce W. Timm)
James Tucker .... character designer
Keith Weesner .... background key designer
Editorial Department
Artin Aghamalian .... color key
Bonnie Buckner .... post-production coordinator
Rob Desales .... assistant editor
Donald Devine .... scanner
Joe Gall .... supervising editor
Brian Hoag .... on-line editor
Pamela MacLaren .... post-production assistant
Mary Nelson-Duerrstein .... negative cutter
Joe Sandusky .... director of post-production
Steve Siracusa .... assistant editor
Britt Teegarden .... color key
Denise Whitfield .... assistant editor
Mike Williams .... colorist
Music Department
Diane Griffen .... music editor
Other crew
Jann A. Adachi .... client services: post-production
Richard Jeremy Ahren .... production coordinator
Chuck Ansel .... production administrator
Hiroyuki Aoyama .... series director
Lisa M. Beckwith .... client services: post-production
Stan Berkowitz .... series story editor
Alan Burnett .... series story editor
Jenny Lynn Burnett .... staff assistant
Evan Castillo .... production coordinator
Athena Christianakis .... staff assistant
Paul Dini .... series story editor
Ana Durand .... copying & shipping
Dario Fagnani .... staff assistant
Jon Fisher .... client services: post-production
Curt Geda .... series director
Bob Goodman .... assistant to producers
Kenji Hachizaki .... series director
Victor Huzvar .... staff assistant
Kellie Long .... staff assistant
Toshihiko Masuda .... series director
Kelley McIntyre .... senior production coordinator
Dan Riba .... series director
Andrea Romano .... voice director
Bill Ryan .... copying & shipping
Joe Sichta .... production coordinator
Melissa Smith .... client services manager (as Melissa J.L. Smith)
Jay Weinman .... videotape supervisor
Scott Williams .... videotape supervisor
Maria Womack .... production administrator
Randy Yamanouye .... client services: post-production
Yûichirô Yano .... series director (as Yuichiro Yano)
Thomas Zellers .... assistant to producers
Series Cast
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Michael Dorn ... John Henry Irons / Steel / Kalibak (voice)

Series Crew
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Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Bill Finger  creator: Batman
Jack Kirby  creator: Darkseid and the New Gods

Production CompaniesOther Companies

Additional Details

22 min

Did You Know?

Mel Winkler reprises his role as Inspector Bill Henderson from "Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman: Pilot (#1.1)" (1993).See more »
The Parasite:[as he's absorbing Superman's energy and thoughts] Good to see you again, Superman. Or should I say "Clark?" That's right, Kent! I've got your powers, I got your thoughts and I got your secret!See more »
Movie Connections:
References "Barney & Friends" (1992)See more »


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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Very Good Episode, Featuring 'The Parasite', 13 June 2007
Author: ccthemovieman-1 from United States

A new villain introduced here wasn't a bad guy to start the episode - just a regular guy, a janitor working in a warehouse. In fact, a security cop refers to him as "wimpy Rudy Jones." Rudy's nasty friend, however, gets the janitor to help him steal two drums of toxic waste- type material and Rudy, in the getaway, gets drenched with the stuff. He then turns into some reddish-purple-colored creature who is thrown from the trunk while the driver races off.

The toxic goo turns Rudy into "The Parasite," a creature who gets stronger when he touches other people. When he grabs them, he has the power now to hear their thoughts and knows what they know. He "feeds" off them, hence the "parasite" label. The first victim is a female cop. He knocks her out, answers the police radio knowing just what to say to imitate her voice perfectly and then drives off. Soon, he goes after the other thief, the mean guy who abandoned him. He clues him in (and us at the same time) on what's happened to him with this physical-mental change in his body. While he's in the middle of punishing that guy, Superman intervenes....and the fun really starts as "Rudy" grabs Superman and transforms the latter's power into him.

Rudy successfully handles Superman and flies off proclaiming to be "the new Superman in town." That scene was very cool, as is the rest of the episode as good ole Rudy - the "thing" as some news anchor calls him on TV - terrorizes the city of Metropolis. The worst is yet to come because since he now has Superman's thoughts, meaning he knows Clark Kent is Superman.

Without divulging how this dilemma is faced, suffice to say the whole episode was very good, the second-best I've seen so far in the first six shows. Not only was Rudy interesting - and had some funny dialog a couple of times - but the artwork in here was spectacular. This was the best color and drawings I've seen thus far.

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