Adventures of Superman

Season 6 Episode 4

The Mysterious Cube

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Aired Friday 3:30 PM Feb 24, 1958 on
7.4
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A criminal creates a steel cube in which to imprison himself so that he can be declared legally dead and absolved of his crimes.

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  • Fascinating though flawed legal take

    8.5
    Interesting. However, there is enough circumstantial evidence to doom Barton's plan by having the court deny his brother's petition. To add to this, Barton's brother admits to Superman that Barton is in the cube. Too much circumstantial evidence. The plot would never work.
  • Criminal hides away in an impregnable cube, waiting to be declared dead in seven years,and free to resume a normal life.

    6.8
    One of the few sixth season episodes I rate highly -- partly because I enjoyed it so much when I was a kid, and partly because it still holds up reasonably well. Sure, there are holes -- why wait almost seven years for Superman to intervene, and holding Lois and Jimmy a few feet away while Jody holds a string that could cause their death. If he's faster than a speeding bullet, surely Superman could stop Jody from pulling the string, or at least save Lois and Jimmy. With the my DVD set now complete, I can watch whatever episodes I want with ease, and skip the many that are quite difficult to watch. I always enjoy seeing Inspector Henderson, and I like Welden as a criminal. Enjoyable, but far from the heights of season 1.moreless
  • Another disappointing 6th Season episode

    3.8
    This was a ridiculous story in which Superman learns that he can walk through impenetrable walls simply by concentrating hard!!! Will villains ever be able to trap him now? And maybe he won't smash down a wall everytime he needs to rescue somebody? Inconsistencies abound. Why did Superman not try to extricate the criminal earlier, instead of waiting for the very last moment? Why did the criminal have to come out exactly when the statute of limitations kicked in - why not wait for a few extra days to be absolutely sure? Why kidnap Lois and Jimmy and set them up for death, which could lead to a murder or attempted murder charge for the criminals? Why even have Superman discover his ability to walk through walls when he didn't even make use of the skill in this episode?moreless
Everett Glass

Everett Glass

Professor Lucerne

Guest Star

Keith Richards (I)

Keith Richards (I)

Steve

Guest Star

Ben Welden

Ben Welden

Jody

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

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • GOOF: The sound effects person and editor forgot to add in Superman's landing sound cue when he first arrives at the cube. It just has George hopping in. On this same note, George Reeves' landings from high above camera view have since been abandoned as he aged. In the last season, he would do nothing more than just hop into frame.

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  • NOTES (2)

    • This episode marked the second of two unrelated appearances from Everett Glass.


      This episode marked the seventh of eight unrelated appearances from Ben Welden.


      This episode marked the third of three unrelated appearances from Keith Richards.


      This episode marked the only appearance from Bruce Wendell, John Ayres and Joel Riordan.


       

    • Dr. Lucerne makes his last appearance but offers yet a new scientific power of Superman's. If he were to separate his molecular density (much like the episode Divide and Conquer), he could pass through walls rather than break through them if he so desired. In what became Superman's final season, it was refreshing to see the writers come up with new ways to make the character even more super

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