Legion of Super Heroes

Season 1 Episode 1

Man of Tomorrow

2
Aired Saturday 10:30 AM Sep 23, 2006 on The CW
9.2
out of 10
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It is the 31st century. A group of super heroes called the Legion of Super Heroes travel back in time to recruit earth's greatest super hero, Superman, to help fight the evil of their time. While their intentions were good, good intentions don't always produce good results. Instead of bringing back Superman, they retrieve a young Clark Kent from his farm in Smallville to the future.moreless

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  • A 'meh' kind of introduction to the show. It contains potential, but this episode will definitely not be one of the best in the show.

    8.0
    Frankly, I hate comics, so I've pretty much never heard of the Legion of Super Heroes till I watch this first episode. I tend to stay away from shows that have any references to Superman or Batman, however minuscule. That's why even though Teen Titans is my favourite show of all time, I just can't bear Robin's association with Batman. Just some natural disgust, I suppose. Still, the Superboy/Superman portrayed here is tolerable, and I may even learn to like him. The Fatal Five in the show seem somewhat weak, though. Maybe they'll become stronger in the episodes to come. The characters as of now seem rather shallow in personality, as expected. Hopefully there is enough character development to account for each of them later. Well, nothing much to review about this episode, I guess, except that it could have been better in terms of originality.moreless
  • It is the 31st century. A group of super heroes called the Legion of Super Heroes travel back in time to recruit earth's greatest super hero, Superman, to help fight the evil of their time.moreless

    8.4
    Okay, the pace throughout the episode was fairly well kept... However, it felt like a average intro to the series. There was nothing great nor nothing bad about it. The redesigns were nice, I noticed a lot of LoSH fans are complaining about Brainiaic 5's redesign, however I am not. If you watch later episodes, you can see the advantages it has given them depicting him this way over flesh and blood. Overall, having always been a Teen Titan fan and not a LoSH fan I can't make anymore comparisons between the comics and show beyond that. I didn't really notice the impact of Clark taking the name "Superman" over "Superboy", the story handling was written well enough to never feel like it made a difference. If they hadn't had done that, it would have cringed when he choose "Superman" upon joing the Legion. Lightning Lad's personnelity and reactin to Superman was well developed, not bad for a intro episode. Brainiac 5's instant "fanboyism" was a definate story point mover and seemed to do the trick in get Superman from Point A) past to point B) future. Some fans find his idealising cute, it felt a little annoying to me. The villains could have been handled better... Maybe this needed to be a two-part episode. It felt they were needed to be there, but the introduction to them simply felt rushed. There was simply no reason for them being in this episode aside from being there to be beaten, so aside from Emerald Empress they ended up being 2D.moreless
  • Amazing! The new Teen Titans!

    10
    Summary: It is the 31st century. A group of super heroes called the Legion of Super Heroes travel back in time to recruit earth's greatest super hero, Superman, to help fight the evil of their time. While their intentions were good, good intentions don't always produce good results. Instead of bringing back Superman, they retrieve a young Clark Kent from his farm in Smallville to the future. Final thoughts: Great start to the new series. My personal favorites are Phantom Girl and Lightning Lad. I'm glad they used Superman though, although I'm beginning to get sick of him since he ALWAYS has to be like the center of everything.



    The Fatal Five is probably the new "Slade" in Teen Titans. Although it's 5 members. Anyways, great pilot episode. I hope new characters will appear along the way with the series.moreless
  • Series starts good

    8.1
    This was the first episode of the Legion of Superheroes. Its very similar to a justice league or a teen titans. The first episode found a few of the members coming back in time to recruit a kid superman. One thing that I liked in the first episode is the Smallville reference. Anyway, so he agrees to come to the future to help them fight a powerful group of villians. He does and in the end he dedides that he will stay in teh future for a while because Brainy can bring him back to the moment they left. Great start to the series.moreless
  • Brainiac 5, Bouncing Boy, and Saturn Girl of the Legion of Super Heroes(LOSH)to recruit Superman from the 21st century. They end up transporting him into the future where he finally finds his one true place in the world, at the LOSH headquarters.moreless

    10
    This episode was the best pilot episode I have seen. It contained remnants of Teen Titans which brought out the inner child in me. Also, it made me promise myself that I will watch every episode until the series end. The characters were simply marvelous in combat, although they were not successful at first. In addition, the moral of this episode was persistence and the saying of if you first do not succeed try, try again. My favorite character is Saturn Girl since she was one that snapped everyone of of their hynotized state and brought hope to the team when things looked grim.I cannot wait until the DVD of this season comes out because I know it will be the greatest show yet.moreless
Jennifer Hale

Jennifer Hale

Emerald Empress/Ma Kent

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David Lodge

David Lodge

Tharok/Carnival Barker

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