Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman

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ABC (ended 1997)

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  • Season 1 Episode 1: Pilot (1)

  • When Clark listens to the actress from outside the theater, the words she is heard saying are from the end of the paragraph she starts when Clark is entering.

  • Goof: When Clark goes to the theatre, the side entrance is shown, but it is spelled wrong. It is spelled as "enterance".

  • Goof: When Clark flies home to the farm, when he lands his shirt is one colour, when he goes inside it's another colour.

  • Season 1 Episode 2: Pilot (2)

  • Two versions of this episode aired. The first, the two-hour premiere, aired in September 1993; and the second was the two-part version which aired that December. The two-part version has several scenes that were not in the original version aired in September.

  • Season 1 Episode 3: Strange Visitor (From Ano...

  • Polygraph machines are based on the theory that someone who is lying and fearful of being exposed will have a higher heart rate, respiratory rate, blood pressure and galvanic skin response. Clark must therefore be able to exert conscious control all these autonomic functions to disguise his extraterrestrial origins at will. If he couldn't do so, the machine would have actually been more likely to react to his responses about Superman regardless of what he said, strictly because of his alien physiology.

  • Mr Thompson has a folder labled "Smallville 1966", so we get our first indication of when Clark's ship landed on Earth.

  • Goof: Cat tells Clark she has some pinot noir chilling, and then pours a couple of glasses of a white wine. Pinot noir is a red wine, and is not generally chilled.

  • Lois first mentions the novel which will become so important in the third season episode "Double Jeopardy".

  • Goof: As Superman is floating in the clouds trying to find Lois, his left foot briefly dissappears while the sky is still visible where his foot should be. It looks like a problem of merging the green screen flying with the sky stock footage.

  • Season 1 Episode 4: Neverending Battle

  • Goof: The hang of Superman's cape is completely different in various scenes. In some, the cape ends in a long, rectangular section several inches down his chest. In others, it ends in a point, laid back over his shoulders, higher up on his neckline.

  • Nitpick: For someone trying to maintain a secret identity, Clark certainly is careless in this episode! He changes clothes in The Daily Planet, and he completely fixes up his apartment in the few minutes between his landlord's two visits!

  • Clark seems to have quite a bit of difficulty changing into his suit in the beginning, so apparently he hasn't started wearing it under his regular clothes yet, and he hasn't yet perfected the "spin and change" that he later does so easily.

  • Clark's apartment address of 344 Clinton actually was Clark's (and later his clone Superboy's) apartment in the comics until his marriage to Lois Lane.

  • Season 1 Episode 5: I'm Looking Through You

  • Goof: When the invisible robbers are exiting "Fort Metropolis", they and their weapons are invisible (since all you can see is the "muzzle fire". This should be impossible since they are wearing invisible suits over their bodies, not the weapons themselves.

  • Goof: The evil Invisible Man said that the vault he was putting Lois and the others in only had two minutes worth of oxygen left. A vault as large as the one in the gold depository would have held much more than just two minutes' worth of oxygen, especially since the door had been standing open with the air circulating for several minutes at least.

  • Phosphorus itself is not a phosphor; it is highly reactive and gives off a faint luminescent glow when mixing with oxygen. The glow is actually caused by the very slow burning of the phosphorus, but without a flame or any heat measurable amount of heat.

  • The Superman toys at the Kent's are playing the Lois and Clark theme.

  • The opening teaser for this episode features cameos by several DC Comics writers who, at the time, were working on the "Death of Superman" story arc.

  • Nitpick: In the company name Jackson Phosphorous, both on the sign and the bag of phosphorus powder, the word "phosphorus" is spelled incorrectly. As a side note, it might be that the company's name Jackson comes from Jackson Beck, who did the voice-over of the phrase "It's a bird! It's a plane! It's Superman!" to introduce the Superman radio show.

  • Season 1 Episode 6: Requiem for a Superhero

  • In the opening scene, Clark is playing baseball by himself. He pitches and catches right-handed but bats left-handed.

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characters with double lives, ruthless businessman, epic adventure, unrequited love, relationship woes