This video is part of an ongoing project to build a retrospective TV archive made for the LL community on my Retro TV channel at
Originally aired from 1952 to 1958, 6 seasons 104 episodes. Based loosely on the comic book concept of Joe Schuster and Jerry Siegel. This was the first TV show to feature Superman.
This intro is from a black and white season. In the third season Superman was filmed in color but broadcast in B&W, not many people had color TV's at that time, people wouldn't really see the episodes filmed in color until the mid 60's when the show ran in syndication.
Robert Lippert's "Superman and the Molemen" is generally considered the pilot for this series. Directed by Lee Sholem, the script was written by Robert Maxwell. It starred George Reeves and Phyllis Coates. That hour long movie was later divided up into two episodes and broadcast as "The Unknown People".
You look at the flying effects and think it's hokey but it was actually pretty sophisticated for the time. If you glance at other shows from the early 50's you'll see what I mean, like Flash Gordon for example.
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