Superman returns to Earth after spending five years in space examining his homeworld Krypton. But he finds things have changed while he was gone, and he must once again prove himself important to the world.
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This special, produced by the "Saturday Night Live" production crew and starring most of the SNL cast, uses vignettes and vintage film and television clips to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Superman. Also includes interviews with most of the cast of the many film and television incarnations of "Superman".Written by
Cringe-inducing in parts but containing entertaining clips
This recently turned up among old tapes I'd not played for many years. Typical 1980s fare, it was however extremely well edited using very good source material of early Superman serials, cartoons and of course, clips from my favorite, George Reeves in 'The Adventures of Superman'.
As another reviewer wrote, it could have been done so much better. Even back in the 1980s, comic fans were still regarded as geeks despite the Christopher Reeve movies which would lend an air of respectability to the genre, eventually.
For Superman fans, this special would be pretty much essential viewing, despite the less than entertaining host.
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