Adventures of Superman

Season 6 Episode 5

The Atomic Captive

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Aired Friday 3:30 PM Mar 03, 1958 on
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Lois and Jimmy attempt to rescue Dr. Ladislav, a nuclear scientist, from foreign agents.

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  • How to contain a nuclear explosion just by flapping your arms

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    Another ridiculous story from the sixth season. A nuclear physicist has become contaminated, so he lives in the desert, waiting for death. Why isn't this valuable scientist being guarded? Why can anybody walk into his hut and contaminate themselves? Jimmy and Lois drive out to the hut and walk in - Jimmy offers to shake hands!! The scientist tells them again and again to stay away or they will become contaminated. They smile and touch him - after they are contaminated and face certain death, they think they should all drive into the desert, away from civilization, so they drive off in the direction of ground zero, where the atomic bomb is about to be detonated!!! Brilliant!! The car runs out of gas. They get out and are amused when the scientist tries to whistle for Superman. Finally, he is able to whistle, Superman hears it and he races out to rescue them. Then, the atomic blast happens - the car is overturned by the blast.. a giant mushroom cloud erupts from the ground and spews nuclear death and destruction for miles around. The trio should be ripped to shreds. Instead, Superman flies around the mushroom cloud, waving his arms like an injured sparrow. This forces the blast back into the ground!!!! He then holds hands with the seriously contaminated trio, and, cures them of their radiation poisoning!!!!!! Another absurd ending to an absurd episode.moreless
Raskin Ben-Ari

Raskin Ben-Ari

Latislov (as Ben-Ari)

Guest Star

Elaine Riley

Elaine Riley

Miss Collins Agent X-29

Guest Star

Jan Arvan

Jan Arvan

Zarinski Agent X-249

Guest Star

Jack Larson

Jack Larson

Jimmy Olsen

Recurring Role

Noel Neill

Noel Neill

Lois Lane

Recurring Role

John Hamilton

John Hamilton

Perry White

Recurring Role

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    • When Lois and Jimmy first arrive at Dr. Ladislav's, he warns them that if he whistles, Superman will come to his rescue (fearing that they're kidnappers). Later, while driving through the desert, Ladislav continues to whistle so the three of them will be rescued. Then, when Ladislav finally drinks some water to be able to whistle, Lois asks Ladislav AGAIN why he's whistling, although he explained earlier.

    • When Superman is suppressing the atomic blast, they couldn't use the stock footage of him flying. So they shot new footage of George in which he is laying on a metal brace. When he flails back and forth you can easily see this. It's a shame they couldn't figure another way to do this as watching George Reeves propped up like this was not at all flattering to him.

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