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Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (TV Series 1993–1997) Poster

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Dean Cain is afraid of flying.
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Batman is referenced four times during the run of the series.
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According to Executive Producer Brad Buckner, the baby that Lois and Clark found on their doorstep in the series finale was supposed to be Kryptonian royalty. Had they gone to a season five, the storyline was supposed to be Lois and Clark protecting the baby from potential assassins.
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Dean Cain, Teri Hatcher, Patrick Cassidy, Michael McKean, George Murdock, Richard Gant, and Rob LaBelle are the only actors and actress to appear in both this series and Smallville (2001).
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This series was already in development several years earlier, when comics writers had decided to have a wedding for Clark Kent and Lois Lane. The producers of the show wanted to have a similar storyline, and did not want to be several years behind the comics in doing it. When it was agreed that the wedding on television would correspond with the wedding in the comics, the comics' writers had to find a new storyline to hold reader's attention in the meantime and give them the readership they had expected the wedding to attract. This led to the now famous "Death of Superman" story.
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Phyllis Coates, who played Lois' mother, was the original Lois Lane on Adventures of Superman (1952).
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Dean Cain was the first actor to audition for the part. Series creator Deborah Joy LeVine initially dismissed him as too young, telling her casting director that they were looking for Superman, not Superboy.
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In Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman: Neverending Battle (1993), Lex Luthor attempts to test the abilities of Superman. He questions his associates, and remarks that amongst other things Superman could be "faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive, able to leap tall buildings in a single bound." These are the exact words that began Max Fleischer's "Superman" short cartoons made from 1941 to 1943.
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Gerard Christopher auditioned for the role of Superman, and was chosen by the Casting Director. However, when the Casting Director subsequently read Christopher's resumé and discovered that he had previously starred as Superboy in Superboy (1988), he immediately dismissed Christopher. According to Christopher, the man told him, "You've done this already!"
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Michael Landes was replaced as Jimmy Olsen after the first season, because the producers felt he looked too much like Clark Kent's little brother, instead of just the photographer for the Daily Planet.
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John Shea decided to leave the series after the first season, because he was tired of the strenuous commute from New York City to Los Angeles. He would later return for four guest spots during seasons two through four.
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Deborah Joy LeVine and her writing team were dismissed after the first season. New Producer Robert Singer, was brought in, with the task of focusing the show more on action, and the romance between Lois and Clark.
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The wedding of Lois and Clark on the show coincided with their wedding in the Superman comics.
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Chicago's skyline doubles for Metropolis several times.
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ABC had originally promised the producers a fifth season, but after shuffling the show to different time-slots, the ratings took a nosedive, and they decided to cancel it instead.
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Phyllis Coates became the second Lois Lane to return and play the character's mother. Noel Neill also played Lois' mother in Superman (1978).
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Kevin Sorbo originally tried out for the part of Superman. Sorbo would later on go to say, "Way back in 1993, I actually booked 'Lois & Clark', and 24 hours later, they cancelled me, and put in Dean Cain," implying that he got the part, at least for a day. Sorbo and Cain would go on to star in God's Not Dead (2014), but had no scenes together.
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The suit had darker, more muted colors, to have a more romantic feel.
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Prior to being cast as Lois, Teri Hatcher appeared in Seinfeld: The Implant (1993). In one scene, her character Sidra made reference to Jerry Seinfeld's obsession with Superman.
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One of the early villains describes Superman as the advance guard prior to an alien invasion. He also wonders whether Superman has any telepathic powers. In the very first story featuring the character bestowed with the name "The Superman", Superman was an evil advance guard with special telepathic powers.
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Dean Cain and Teri Hatcher reunite in Supergirl (2015), where Cain portrays Jeremiah Danvers, the adoptive father of Kara Zor-El.
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In several episodes, S.T.A.R. Labs in mentioned. In the DC comics, Scientific and Technological Advanced Research Labs (S.T.A.R. Labs) was introduced in Superman #246 (December 1971). It plays a major role in both The Flash (1990) and The Flash (2014).
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Dean Cain (Clark Kent / Superman) and Teri Hatcher (Lois Lane) are the only actors to appear in all 87 episodes of the series.
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From September 1996 to June 1997, this was one of two "Superman" series on the air. The other was Superman (1996).
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Frank Gorshin and Adam West, both of Batman (1966) television series fame, portray characters in this show.
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There is a Wonder Woman reference in the episode "Faster than a speeding vixen", when a police officer says, "She's like a wonder woman, or something."
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Live-action debut of DC Comics character Cat Grant. After the first season, Tracy Scoggins was dropped for the remainder of the series, without explanation.
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Michael Landes, who played Jimmy Olsen in season one, appeared in the season three episode "Tempus, anyone?" as a spectator a few minutes before the episode ended.
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Dean Cain and Lane Davies, the actor who portrays the evil Tempus, share a July 31 birthday.
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Noel Edmonds would introduce episodes live on the set of his hit BBC show Noel's House Party (1991) (TV Series) which his show proceeded Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (1993) (TV series) with a link-in during the closing credits by Edmondson, which his show started right away after the closing credits. Dean Cain made a cameo in one show in character as Clark Kent/Superman, which he is tricked by Edmonds into thinking green jelly is Kryptonite.
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This is not the first series that Jonathan Kent lived to Clark's adult life. In Superboy (1988), Jonathan is alive and well in Clark's college years.
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The same year as the series' final season, Teri Hatcher starred opposite Pierce Brosnan in the James Bond movie Tomorrow Never Dies (1997). The James Bond film franchise was reboot as Casino Royale (2006) with Daniel Craig as James Bond. Henry Cavill whom was speculated to play James Bond in the James Bond reboot was cast as Clark Kent/Superman in Man of Steel (2013) which is a reboot of Superman (1978) and it's 4 sequels.
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Recurring antagonist Jason Trask's arc: believing Superman is evil and that he must be destroyed was later reused in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) which Batman/Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) believes Superman (Henry Cavill) is the enemy and threatens humanity and decides to fight him.
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