1: From Inkwell to Backlot
A series retrospective featuring Jack Larson (Jimmy Olsen), Leonard Maltin (Movie Historian/Critic), Gary H. Grossman (Author of Superman: Serial to Cereal), Paul Levits (DC Comics President), Allan Asherman (DC Comics Historian), Dan Didio (DC Comics Editor), Mike Carlin (Superman Comic Editor), and Alex Ross (Superman Comic Artist).
5: The First Lady of Metropolis
Profiling Noel Neill and the Character of Lois Lane.
7: The Color Era
A documentary on the transition from filming the series in black and white to color (although all the seasons aired in black and white).
8: Faster Than a Speeding Bullet
The special effects of "Adventures of Superman".
9: Look, Up in the Sky! The Amazing Story of Superman
Excerpts from the new documentary produced by Bryan Singer and Kevin Burns.
10: Superman: Brainiac Attacks
The original Movie Trailer.
11: Superman's Pal: Jimmy Olsen
Jack Larson celebrates his series character along with co-star Noel Neill and Author/Historians Jim Beaver, Gary Grossman, Michael J Hayde and Jan Henderson.
13: Savings Bonds
14: The Special Effects
Saturday, July 13th, 1940
16: The Pony Express
George Reeves plays Bill Cody in this 1940 Warner Bros. Technicolor Historical Short.
Monday, August 17th, 1953
2: Superman and the Mole-Men
In this 1951 theatrical feature (later to be televised as the two-part episode "The Unknown People"), Clark Kent and Lois Lane visit the world's deepest oil well in Silsby, when strange humanoid creatures appear and terrorize the townspeople. Convinced the mole men are peaceful beings, Superman must save them from a vengeful mob determined to kill the armed visitors.
Monday, August 17th, 1953
3: Kellogg's Commercials
Original Kellogg's Cereal TV commercials starring Adventures of Superman cast members.
Monday, August 17th, 1953
4: Pony Express Days
George Reeves played many parts before donning Superman's signature red and blue as television's first Man of Steel. The 1940's "Pony Express Days" features the young actor in the role of William "Buffalo Bill" Cody, and stands as yet another example of Reeves' talent, energy and charisma.
Saturday, March 20th, 1954
6: Stamp Day for Superman
Special Episode promoting Savings Bonds with a new introduction by Jack Larson (Jimmy Olsen).
Monday, May 5th, 1958
12: Justice League Heroes
Video Game Trailer
Thursday, August 31st, 2006
A detective (Adrien Brody) uncovers unexpected links to his own personal life as he probes the mysterious death of "Superman" actor George Reeves (Ben Affleck) in 1959. A possible affair between the actor and Toni Mannix (Diane Lane), the wife of a studio executive (Bob Hoskins), might reveal the truth.
Friday, September 19th, 1952
1: Superman on Earth
Journey with Superman from Krypton to Metropolis, as he joins that Daily Planet staff and meets the fiery Lois Lane.
Friday, September 26th, 1952
2: The Haunted Lighthouse
A terrified Jimmy Olsen calls for help, and Superman speeds to an isolated island where strange things happen in the fog-shrouded night. Commentary available by TV Producer/Author Gary H. Grossman.
Friday, October 3rd, 1952
3: The Case of the Talkative Dummy
As Superman hunts for kidnapped armored-car drivers and a stolen fortune, Jimmy, locked inside a falling safe, hurtles to his doom.
Friday, October 10th, 1952
4: Mystery of the Broken Statues
Lois Lane is kidnapped while on the trail of a suave but deadly criminal mastermind and a hidden priceless gem.
Friday, October 17th, 1952
5: The Monkey Mystery
Searching for stolen defense secrets, Clark Kent encounters a brutalized woman, a slain organ-grinder -- and a monkey dressed as Superman.
Friday, October 24th, 1952
6: Night of Terror
Superman races to find Lois Lane and Jimmy Olsen who wait, helplessly bound, as a sadistic hit man prepares to execute them.
Friday, October 31st, 1952
7: The Birthday Letter
Superman is implicated in the abduction of a young girl who is thought to have information concerning hidden counterfeit plates.
Friday, November 7th, 1952
8: The Mind Machine
Bravely testifying against a mobster, Lois Lane will die unless Clark Kent finds the weapon that will soon destroy her mind.
Friday, November 14th, 1952
Trapped in a mine filling with deadly gas, Lois Lane is beyond the reach of rescuers -- and Clark Kent doesn't know!
Friday, November 21st, 1952
10: The Secret of Superman
An insane scientist, using powerful experimental truth drugs on Perry White, Lois Lane and Clark Kent, learns Superman's true identity.
Friday, November 28th, 1952
11: No Holds Barred
When a crooked wrestling promoter paralyzes honest athletes, Superman steps in to reverse the damage and rescue an innocent captive.
Friday, December 5th, 1952
12: The Deserted Village
As Clark Kent pursues the monster killing the few people left in Lois Lane's hometown, the girl reporter becomes its next victim.
Friday, December 12th, 1952
13: The Stolen Costume
After a burglar steals Superman's costume from Clark Kent's closet, a mobster threatens to reveal the Man of Steel's secret identity. Commentary available by TV Producer/Author Gary H. Grossman.
Friday, December 19th, 1952
14: Treasure of the Incas
Lois and Jimmy follow a trail of murder that could lead to ancient riches -- or to their own deaths.
Friday, December 26th, 1952
15: Double Trouble
Unwittingly involved in a hunt for stolen radium, Jimmy is kidnapped and locked in a deathtrap by a fanatical doctor.
Friday, January 2nd, 1953
16: Mystery in Wax
Lois Lane, chloroformed while investigating strange disappearances, is held prisoner in Madame Selina's wax museum of the living dead.
Friday, January 9th, 1953
17: The Runaway Robot
Captive Lois Lane will be murdered by gangsters unless inventor Horatio Hinkle uses his unique radio-controlled robot to rob banks.
Friday, January 16th, 1953
18: Drums of Death
Aided by his ace reporters, Perry White flies to Haiti to search for his sister, the prisoner of a voodoo cult.
Friday, January 23rd, 1953
19: The Evil Three
Perry White and Jimmy Olsen face death at the hands of three crazed murderers in a crumbling bayou hotel. Commentary available by Producer/Writer Chuck Harter.
Friday, January 30th, 1953
20: The Riddle of the Chinese Jade
Lois Lane is held hostage by the armed criminal who has stolen a priceless antique and left two people to drown.
Friday, February 6th, 1953
21: The Human Bomb
On a windswept narrow ledge high above the ground, Lois Lane is chained to a dynamite-wielding daredevil ready to die.
Friday, February 13th, 1953
22: Czar of the Underworld
A killer sabotaging the filming of a crime exposé stalks Clark Kent and Inspector Henderson on a Hollywood studio soundstage.
Friday, February 20th, 1953
23: Ghost Wolf
After discovering human footprints that turn into wolf tracks, Lois Lane and Jimmy Olsen are trapped in a raging forest fire.
Friday, February 27th, 1953
24: Crime Wave
While hunting down an anonymous crime-boss, the Man of Steel is lured into a lighting-powered deathtrap that stops his heart. Commentary available by Producer/Writer Chuck Harter.
Monday, August 10th, 1953
25: The Unknown People (1)
Clark Kent and Lois Lane visit the world's deepest oil well in Silsby, when strange humanoid creatures appear and terrorize the townspeople.
Monday, August 10th, 1953
26: The Unknown People (2)
Convinced the Mole Men are peaceful beings, Superman must save them from a vengeful mob determined to kill the armed visitors.
Friday, September 18th, 1953
1: Five Minutes to Doom
Beat the clock: The race is on to stop an innocent Death Row inmate's date with the electric chair.
Friday, September 25th, 1953
2: The Big Squeeze
A powerful ally: the Man of Steel assists an ex-con blackmailed into returning to his criminal past.
Saturday, October 3rd, 1953
3: The Man Who Could Read Minds
Swami says: send for Superman! Jimmy and Lois suspect a nightclub mind reader is linked to a theft ring.
Saturday, October 10th, 1953
4: Jet Ace
Look up! Superman rescues a pilot on a test flight gone wrong and later frees him from kidnappers seeking military secrets.
Saturday, October 17th, 1953
5: Shot in the Dark
An amateur shutterbug snaps some incriminating photos, one of which suggests Clark is you-know-who!
Saturday, October 24th, 1953
6: The Defeat of Superman
Superman is rendered powerless by a kryptonite trap. This sounds like a job for...Lois and Jimmy?
Saturday, October 31st, 1953
7: Superman in Exile
Beware of Superman! A nuclear incident leaves him glowing with radioactivity and lethal to anyone he's near.
Saturday, November 7th, 1953
8: A Ghost for Scotland Yard
Man or spirit? A magician believed dead may have resurfaced in a vendetta against his earthly foes.
Saturday, November 14th, 1953
9: The Dog Who Knew Superman
The nose knows. A dog rescued from a well by Superman keeps showing up at Clark Kent's office.
Saturday, November 21st, 1953
10: The Face and the Voice
Looks like him. Sounds like him. But he isn't Superman! A lookalike Man of Steel goes on a crime spree.
Saturday, November 28th, 1953
11: The Man in the Lead Mask
Surgically altered fingerprints. Lead masks to block x-ray vision. Will these foil the police and Superman?
Saturday, December 5th, 1953
12: Panic in the Sky
Destination: Earth! Superman saves Metropolis from a plummeting asteroid -- and loses his memory in the process. Commentary available by Jack Larson (Jimmy Olsen) and Noel Neill (Lois Lane).
Saturday, December 12th, 1953
13: The Machine That Could Plot Crimes
Meet Mr. Kelso, the computer that plans split second bank heists...and may know superman's secret, too.
Saturday, December 19th, 1953
14: Jungle Devil
The superhero saves a lost expedition, defeats a fearsome beast and uses his grip to turn coal into diamonds.
Saturday, December 26th, 1953
15: My Friend Superman
Burger, fries and friendship. Not everyone believes a diner owner who boasts of being pals with Superman.
Saturday, January 2nd, 1954
16: The Clown Who Cried
What kind of clown would rob a kids' charity telethon? An imposter clown, that's who!
Saturday, January 9th, 1954
17: The Boy Who Hated Superman
Clark is temporary guardian of a crime-connected youth who secretly plots revenge against the reporter.
Saturday, January 16th, 1954
18: Semi-Private Eye
Sam Spade. Philip Marlowe. Jimmy Olsen? He poses as a trench-coated private eye to stalk kidnappers. Commentary available by Jack Larson (Jimmy Olsen) and Noel Neill (Lois Lane).
Saturday, January 23rd, 1954
19: Perry White's Scoop
Stop the presses! Frustrated by Daily Planet's reporters, Perry White decides to cover a murder story himself.
Saturday, January 30th, 1954
20: Beware the Wrecker
A terrorist bombs Metropolis' transportation systems. His method: armed, radio-controlled toy airplanes.
Saturday, February 6th, 1954
21: The Golden Vulture
Avast, ye scurvy mates! A salvage-boat captain who fancies himself a pirate holds Lois and Jimmy captive.
Saturday, February 13th, 1954
22: Jimmy Olsen, Boy Editor
Great Caesar's ghost! Jimmy Olsen replaces Perry White for a day -- with dizzy and dangerous results.
Saturday, February 20th, 1954
23: Lady in Black
Noises. Unusual people. Jimmy is sure something strange is going on at the apartment of his mom's friend.
Saturday, February 27th, 1954
24: Star of Fate
A mystery from Egypt's past: the antidote to an ancient poison is under the base of the Great Pyramid.
Saturday, March 6th, 1954
25: The Whistling Bird
The bird has the word. A pet parakeet that knows an inventor's secret formula is mysteriously birdnapped.
Saturday, March 13th, 1954
26: Around the World with Superman
Paging Dr. Superman! His x-ray vision helps a surgeon restore a girl's sight, then he flies her on a world tour.
Saturday, April 23rd, 1955
1: Through the Time Barrier
An inventor's time contraption whisks the Daily Planet staff to 50,000 B.C. One problem: how to get back!
Saturday, April 30th, 1955
2: The Talking Clue
Sound and fury. Bank robbers have a sudden interest in a young audiophile's collection of recorded sounds.
Saturday, May 7th, 1955
3: The Lucky Cat
Ladders, black cats, Friday the 13th. All harmless -- but someone intends real harm to an anti-superstition society.
Saturday, May 14th, 1955
4: Superman Week
No dinners, no hoopla...just Kryptonite. Two thugs have their own way of celebrating Superman Week.
Saturday, May 21st, 1955
5: Great Caesar's Ghost
He claims to be Caesar. But who's really behind the strange apparition vexing Perry White?
Saturday, May 28th, 1955
6: Test of a Warrior
Great Horse faces his tribe's test of valor -- with help from a spirit named Superman!
Saturday, June 4th, 1955
7: Olsen's Millions
Gee, thanks! An elderly woman rewards Jimmy $1 million because she thinks he rescued her cat.
Saturday, September 10th, 1955
8: Clark Kent, Outlaw
Clark Kent is the man on the inside, posing as an ace safecracker to get the goods on a crime ring.
Saturday, September 17th, 1955
9: The Magic Necklace
Wear the necklace and it protects you from harm. Bullets even bounce off Clark when he wears it!
Saturday, September 24th, 1955
10: The Bully of Dry Gulch
His town. His way. But a bogus gunslinger who rules a Western town is no match for the Man of Steel.
Saturday, October 1st, 1955
11: Flight to the North
Good ol' boy Sylvester is mistaken for Superman.
Saturday, October 8th, 1955
12: The Seven Souvenirs
Is something hidden inside them? Items purchased at a Superman souvenir store may be clues to a crime.
Saturday, October 15th, 1955
13: King for a Day
A royal performance: Jimmy poses as a prince of Burgonia to help thwart an assassination plot.
Saturday, February 18th, 1956
A day at the races: Superman fight track corruption and the Daily Planet's racehorse gallops to victory.
Saturday, February 25th, 1956
2: The Unlucky Number
Guess the number of jelly beans in the jar. With superman's help, it's possible to win a fixed contest.
Saturday, March 3rd, 1956
3: The Big Freeze
They'll stop him cold! Thugs think a freezer will keep Superman on ice during a rigged election.
Saturday, March 10th, 1956
4: Peril by Sea
Criminals aboard a submarine aim to torpedo Perry White and his seaside cottage to smithereens.
Saturday, April 21st, 1956
5: Topsy Turvy
Which way is up? An invention that causes the illusion of being upside-down is stolen for villainous use.
Saturday, April 28th, 1956
6: Jimmy the Kid
Who's that guy? Hoodlums kidnap Jimmy and put a tough-talking lookalike in his place at the Daily Planet.
Saturday, May 5th, 1956
7: The Girl Who Hired Superman
Villains have Superman right where they want him when he attends a party for a visiting foreign dignitary.
Saturday, May 12th, 1956
8: The Wedding of Superman
Superman pops the question, Lois says "yes". Is it a dream come true for the smitten femme reporter?
Saturday, May 19th, 1956
9: Dagger Island
Three brothers, one fortune. Its finders keepers as the trio hunt for a hidden family inheritance.
Saturday, May 26th, 1956
A $500,000 heist -- and Inspector Henderson is the fall guy when some of the dough is planted on him.
Saturday, June 2nd, 1956
11: The Deadly Rock
Mobsters use Kryptonite to capture the Man of Steel -- or at least a man they think is Superman!
Saturday, June 9th, 1956
12: The Phantom Ring
How do you stop thieves who have the power of invisibility? That's the new challenge facing Superman!
Saturday, June 16th, 1956
13: The Jolly Roger
Shiver me timbers! Pirates hold Clark, Lois and Jimmy on a deserted isle the U.S. Navy intends to destroy.
Friday, March 8th, 1957
1: Peril in Paris
Good intentions gone bad. Superman helps a woman escape from behind the Iron Curtain...and inadvertently becomes a jewel smuggler.
Friday, March 15th, 1957
2: Tin Hero
A nose for news: A meek bookkeeper is an ace crime reporter -- with an occasional assist from Superman.
Friday, March 22nd, 1957
3: The Tomb of Zaharan
She's the one. Members of a bizarre cult believe Lois is their ancient queen returned to life.
Friday, March 29th, 1957
4: The Man Who Made Dreams Come True
A bogus seer aims to make his own crooked dream come true - a plan to usurp the rule of a dotty monarch.
Friday, April 5th, 1957
5: Disappearing Lois
She'll get all the dirt. Lois goes undercover, posing as a housemaid to get a story on a notorious criminal.
Friday, April 12th, 1957
6: Money to Burn
Hot news: The arson suspect in a big warehouse fir is...Perry White!
Friday, April 19th, 1957
7: The Town That Wasn't
You can't locate it on a map. What's the secret behind a tiny, mysterious, out-of-the-way town?
Friday, April 26th, 1957
8: Close Shave
A shave, a haircut, a new you, maybe a new life. A barber has an unusual influence on others.
Friday, May 3rd, 1957
9: The Phony Alibi
Dialed in: An inventor's new creation gives crooks the ability to zoom themselves through telephone lines.
Friday, May 10th, 1957
10: The Prince Albert Coat
Oops! A boy gives his grandpa's coat to charity, unaware it holds the man's life savings. Can Superman save the savings?
Friday, May 17th, 1957
11: The Stolen Elephant
And some kids just want a pony. A boy thinks the stolen circus elephant he finds is his birthday gift.
Friday, May 24th, 1957
12: Mr. Zero
He's not from around here: A pint-sized Martian has a power that may be useful to crooks.
Friday, May 31st, 1957
13: Whatever Goes Up
Jimmy Olsen: Scientist. The anti-gravity fluid he creates with his chemistry set draws interest from military men...and criminals.
Monday, February 3rd, 1958
1: The Last Knight
A gentlemen's society of armored knights holds many secrets (and holds jimmy and Lois captive, too).
Monday, February 10th, 1958
2: The Magic Secret
Ready, Aim...A crimelord kidnaps Lois and Jimmy, using them as bait to lure our hero into the line of fire of a Kryptonite ray gun.
Monday, February 17th, 1958
3: Divide and Conquer
Are half powers better than none? To be in two places at one time, Superman rearranges his molecular density.
Monday, February 24th, 1958
4: The Mysterious Cube
Safe from justice? A killer hides inside a bunker made of a strange material even Superman can't penetrate.
Monday, March 3rd, 1958
5: The Atomic Captive
The bomb explodes, a mushroom cloud rises...and Lois and Jimmy are stranded on the test site.
Monday, March 10th, 1958
6: The Superman Silver Mine
The kids can wait. Crooks attempt to claim a silver mine for themselves and keep it from becoming a summer camp.
Monday, March 17th, 1958
7: The Big Forget
An anti-memory vapor can be useful to villains...and perhaps to Clark Kent when he needs to conceal his heroics.
Monday, March 24th, 1958
8: The Gentle Monster
It means no harm. And may bring death to Superman. A newly created robot is powered by Kryptonite.
Monday, March 31st, 1958
9: Superman's Wife
Sorry, Lois. Superman unexpectedly marries a gorgeous blonde policewoman. But why?
Monday, April 7th, 1958
10: Three in One
Superman Arrested! While he's out of the way, three circus performers use their respective skills in a heist.
Monday, April 14th, 1958
11: The Brainy Burro
Jimmy and Lois: bank robbers. They're accused of a theft committed by thugs and a mind-reading burro.
Monday, April 21st, 1958
12: The Perils of Superman
Lois is tied to railroad track! Crooks in lead masks vow vengeance against the Daily Planet staff.
Monday, April 28th, 1958
13: All That Glitters
What if? After a whack to the head, Jimmy dreams he and Lois have the same powers as the Man of Steel.