Superman: The Animated Series

Season 1 Episode 3

The Last Son of Krypton (3)

Aired Saturday 10:00 AM Sep 06, 1996 on The WB
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Episode Summary


Superman thwarts a plot by Lex Luthor to sell the LEXO-SKEL SUIT 5000 to Kaznian terrorists, via their agent John Corben.

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  • pilot episode(s), origin movie

    this basically tells us of how superman comes to be here on earth and actually gives a pretty lenghty view of life on krypton(compared to other medium, ie comics, movies)b4 the explosion and handles all the characters (especially Lex and Lois) quite well. the dialogue sometimes seemed forced but that's usually expected early in any series.
  • From Saving the plane to saving Lois and figth the Lexo suit robot, Superman sure has his hands full! This is the final part of the 3 part Episode of The last son of Krypton.moreless

    Now this episode really top the first 2 part. Because it has alot of action in it. I really like the part where Superman and Lex Luthor met for the first time at the end. Oh and Brainiac return when he kill and take over the alien ship, and head towards Earth! I really like this episode alot. I wish the fight scence between Superman and the Robot could've last a little longer.moreless
David Kaufman

David Kaufman

Jimmy Olsen

Recurring Role

Shelley Fabares

Shelley Fabares

Martha Kent

Recurring Role

Mike Farrell

Mike Farrell

Jonathan Kent

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (4)

    • Lois Lane: (Looking at a video of Superman as he flys away after saving an airplane and refering to the S logo on his costume) Nice S.
      Clark: Excuse me?

    • Clark: Now that the terrorists have your prototype, the Pentagon is undoubtedly gonna want you to build a bigger and better version for them. When all is said and done, this could net you a multimillion dollar windfall.
      Lex: Lois, it almost sounds as if your friend here is suggesting I should be glad that my suit was stolen. You're very amusing Mr.... Kent, is it? Yes, I'll remember that.

    • Martha: I don't want anyone thinking you're like that nut in Gotham City.

    • Superman: (to Corben) Shall we go a few rounds without the suit?

  • NOTES (6)


    • At the docks, a burly man in a captain's hat is seen. The sailor has one eye squinched--a reference to Pop-Eye the Sailorman.

    • Lois: He is the Nietzschean fantasy ideal all wrapped up in a red cape. The Superman.

      Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (1844-10-15 – 1900-08-25) was a German philosopher. One of the concepts in his philosophy is the Übermensch, which is frequently translated to Superman.

    • Batman

      When Martha Kent says "I don't want anyone thinking you're like that nut in Gotham City" she is obviously referring to Batman.