Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman

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For over half a century, this "strange visitor from another planet" has thrilled the world. In this all-new series, Lois and Clark are up for any and all challenges.
Starring
Dean CainTeri HatcherJustin Whalin
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English [CC]
Audio languages
English
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  1. 1. We Have Alot To Talk About
    September 16, 1995
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    Lois and Clark's relationship comes to a turning point after she reveals she knows his dual identity and he proposes. There are amazing developments at Intergang.
  2. 2. Ordinary People
    September 23, 1995
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    Clark takes some time off from being Superman to accompany Lois to a tropical resort. Their romantic weekend together is cut short by a freakish millionaire who wants to steal Superman's body.
  3. 3. Contact
    September 30, 1995
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    When a vengeful computer genius hypnotizes Lois into distracting Superman from protecting the world's computer software market, Superman must make a difficult decision.
  4. 4. When Irish Eyes Are Killing
    October 14, 1995
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    Lois' former lover arrives in Metropolis in search of treasure--at any cost. Clark wants to date Lois again.
  5. 5. Just Say Noah
    October 21, 1995
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    Lois and Clark pose as lovers to investigate mysterious disappearances. MAC DAVIS guest stars.
  6. 6. Don't Tug on Superman's Cape
    November 4, 1995
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    A wealthy couple uses Lois as bait so they can trap Superman and add him to their collection of rare objects. Lois and Clark wonder about their future together.
  7. 7. Ultra Woman
    November 11, 1995
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    Two sisters use red kryptonite in a laser to stop Superman. The devious experiment renders Lois a superhero instead of Superman. Lois makes a decision about her romantic future with Clark.
  8. 8. Chip Off the Old Clark
    November 18, 1995
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    Did Superman father an illegitimate "super" child with a Metropolis woman? Lois wants to know. And an evil master of disguise finds out when he kidnaps the boy.
  9. 9. Super Mann
    November 25, 1995
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    After 50 years in suspended animation, three Nazi soldiers are revived to help Nazis living in America take over the world. SEAN KANAN ("General Hospital") guest stars.
  10. 10. Virtually Destroyed
    December 9, 1995
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    A computer genius traps Lois and Clark in virtual reality. He believes Lois has the access codes for Lex Luthor's computer system. Superman must rely on Jimmy's skills to help save her.
  11. 11. Home Is Where the Hurt Is
    December 16, 1995
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    Intergang's leader disables Superman with a rare virus from his home planet. Lois' parents (BEVERLY GARLAND and HARVE PRESNELL) visit for the holidays.
  12. 12. Never On Sunday
    January 6, 1996
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    A voodoo master who Clark encountered in the Caribbean while a rookie journalist is now plaguing him with strange dreams. Lois' mother hires a wedding consultant for Lois and Clark's wedding.
  13. 13. The Dad Who Came In From The Cold
    January 13, 1996
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    When Lois and Clark obtain a powerful, mysterious computer, Jimmy's secret agent father wants it back--at any cost.
  14. 14. Tempus Anyone?
    January 20, 1996
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    A time traveller takes Lois to an alternate reality where she died before meeting Clark, who never became Superman and is engaged to his childhood sweetheart.
  15. 15. I Now Pronounce You...
    February 10, 1996
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    Lois and Clark's wedding day is complicated by a biologist who plans to replace the U.S. President with a clone. TONY CURTIS ("Some Like It Hot") guest stars.
  16. 16. Double Jeopardy
    February 17, 1996
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    Clark discovers he married a clone of Lois. The real Lois is suffering from amnesia and is with Lex Luthor. JOHN SHEA and country singer BILLY DEAN guest star.
  17. 17. Seconds
    February 24, 1996
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    Lex Luthor's final plan to gain Lois' love could mean death for Superman. John Shea, Kenneth Kimmins, and Timothy Busfield guest star.
  18. 18. Forget Me Not
    March 9, 1996
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    While recovering from amnesia, Lois encounters an unscrupulous doctor with his own agenda.
  19. 19. Oedipus Wrecks
    March 23, 1996
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    Lois resumes working with Clark--but she still thinks that she's in love with her psychiatrist. Clark battles for her affections while an electromagnetic wave wreaks havoc in Metropolis.
  20. 20. It's a Small World After All
    April 27, 1996
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    The spouses of Lois' former classmates are disappearing--and Clark may be the next victim. Professional football player STEVE YOUNG (himself) guest stars.
  21. 21. Through A Glass, Darkly
    May 4, 1996
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    Two mysterious strangers put Superman through life-threatening tests that could alter the fate of the world.
  22. 22. Big Girls Don't Cry
    May 11, 1996
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    Confronting his mysterious heritage and destiny, Superman makes the most harrowing decision of his life. JON TENNEY, JUSTINE BATEMAN and ROGER DALTRY guest star.

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Directors
Philip SgricciaRandy ZiskAlan J. LeviMichael W. WatkinsJames R. BagdonasJim PohlRobert GintyChris LongBill D'EliaRobert Singer
Supporting actors
Lane SmithK CallanEddie Jones
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Season year
1996
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Superman FanReviewed in the United States on September 2, 2020
4.0 out of 5 stars
Great reading of Superman
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I love this show. This season -- although one of the most popular -- is arguably more frustrating than the previous two. Because it centers on the romance between Superman, they REALLY draw out the storylines that throw things in the way of their romance. It's actually more fun when you see them sorting through their relationship issues rather than overcoming physical obstacles to them. But it's still entertaining. Overall, this show has one of the best readings of Superman on screen. It's kitschy, fun and has a 50s, 60s vibe despite being made in the 90s. Terri Hatcher is the best Lois Lane, period.
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Steve NicholsReviewed in the United States on June 1, 2015
5.0 out of 5 stars
Superman at His Best, A Must Have for Superman Collectors and Fans
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Loved the TV series. Love the DVDs of Season 3 of Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman.

I have been a "fan" of Superman since I was first introduced to the Super Hero character as a very young boy. My first memory of Superman goes back to age 5 when I first watch a Superman cartoon one Saturday morning on TV. I was hooked. Still enjoy the Superman Story.

I now have the first three seasons of this well done, wonderful TV series. I will be buying additional seasons of this TV series.

Developed for television by Deborah Joy LeVine. The series loosely followed the modern origin of Superman, established by writer John Byrne—where Clark Kent is the true personality and Superman a disguise. As the show's title suggests, the series focused on the relationship and romance between Clark and Lois, as much as the adventures of Clark's alter-ego, Superman.

On May 17, 1966, Jonathan and Martha Kent (Eddie Jones and K Callan) witness the crash-landing of a small spaceship in Shuster's Field outside of Smallville, Kansas. When they investigate, they discover the baby Kal-El, decide to raise him as their own, and name him "Clark Jerome Kent". Throughout the series, Clark proudly states his mother made his Superman costume for him. Clark often consults Jonathan and Martha, either by telephone or in person after impromptu Superman flights to Smallville, about personal and moral concerns and dilemmas.

The series opens twenty-seven years later, on the day Clark moves to Metropolis and interviews for a job at the Daily Planet under editor Perry White (Lane Smith). Clark becomes acquainted with photographer Jimmy Olsen (Michael Landes in Season One, Justin Whalin thereafter) and gossip columnist Cat Grant (Tracy Scoggins). Soon after being hired, Clark is partnered with star reporter Lois Lane. Within minutes of Clark getting a job, he and Lois are given an assignment together. Clark falls in love with Lois at first sight, but she considers him to be little more than a rookie slowing her down. When Superman saves her from a space shuttle disaster, Lois instantly becomes infatuated with Clark's alter-ego.

Lois & Clark was the second effort to break tradition and mirror John Byrne's retcon of Superman, which included making Clark Kent more assertive and less clumsy. Dean Cain's Clark gradually becomes a well-regarded and highly competent reporter, even beating out Lois for a Kerth award (much to her consternation). A few episodes directly emphasized that Clark was the unequivocal "dominant" personality, not Superman. Following this theme, an innovation unique to the series was the depiction of Clark Kent and Superman's traditional hairstyles being reversed – here it is Superman whose hair is slicked-back, and Clark whose fringe falls more naturally.

An additional element that reflected the post-Byrne comics was the portrayal of Lex Luthor (at least initially) as a corrupt corporate tycoon, rather than the more traditional mad scientist.

In this series, with the exception of Lois, Clark's parents, Wayne Irig, H.G. Wells, and four villains (Mister Mxyzptlk, Diana Stride, Jason Mazik and Tempus), everyone who has found out Superman's true identity has either been killed or had his/her memory erased. A subplot that was never truly resolved before the series ended dealt with the shadowy government agency, Bureau 39, which possessed the spacecraft which brought Superman to Earth as an infant, and may have connections with Intergang.

In November 2013, Superman fans named Teri Hatcher and Dean Cain as the best Lois and Clark combination ever covering both TV and Superman films. They are right on the mark.

Buy and watch this season (and other seasons) of this wonderful TV series.
H. BalaReviewed in the United States on June 21, 2006
5.0 out of 5 stars
My favorite season of the entire series! 4 and a half stars
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Superman may be faster than a speeding bullet and be able to leap tall buildings in a single bound, but make no mistake, he's given limited exposure in this series. The focus instead is firmly on the relationship between Clark Kent and Lois Lane, and the format is more romantic comedy than anything else. Of the four seasons Lois & Clark graced the airwaves, the third one is my favorite. It opens with Lois revealing to Clark that she knows he's in fact the Big Red S. Fans of the show were entranced as they awaited each progression resulting from Lois's discovery: from the engagement and the fake wedding, to the cloning, the bout of amnesia and finally, to Superman's departure from Earth.

Dean Cain may be the third best Superman so far (after Christopher Reeve and George Reeves, and pending on Brandon Routh) but Teri Hatcher is the best Lois Lane (apologies to Margot Kidder, who is almost as good, and Phyllis Coates). Hatcher is the main reason I tuned in to every episode when it was on prime time ABC. She instilled a spunky yet vulnerable, competitive yet fun-filled spirit into her Lois Lane that made her the premiere viewing pleasure of the series - sorry, Supes. It doesn't hurt that she's also drop-dead gorgeous. Back in the mid-90s, Teri Hatcher's image was the most accessed on the Internet. And with that one very sexy picture of her as Lois wrapped up in Superman's cape (c'mon, you know the one I mean) gracing the Internet ether, who can blame the computer groupies for downloading en masse?

With the television budget not commensurate to that of a theatrical film, the special effects were "iffy" and kept to a minimum. To make up for that lack, other areas of the series were tightened up. I thought the scripts were witty and amusing and the acting, laudable. I've mentioned Hatcher but Dean Cain was also very good, very easy to like. He infused his Man of Steel with a more human quality, while bestowing a more masculine, down-to-earth look on his Clark. A special mention goes out to supporting actors Lane Smith (the Elvis-adoring, gruff yet caring Perry White), K Callan and Eddie Jones (the wise, loving Ma and Pa Kent) and John Shea (the suave, ever-scheming Lex Luthor). The storylines were nicely put together, if a bit infected with the soap opera syndrome. The show recalled to mind at times certain elements of the classic screwball comedies, mostly when Lois and Clark were at rivalrous play with each other. After all these years, the give and take between the two leads are still gold, the chemistry still palpable.

It might be inevitable "jump the shark" to have the love interests taking the next step but, personally, I couldn't wait for these two to be with each other. I mean - Geez, finally! I took particular pleasure in watching the season opener "We Have a Lot to Talk About" because, as I've mentioned earlier, this is where Lois finally lets on that she knows of Clark's dual identities (yes, she also found out in season two's "Tempus Fugitive" but then, she forgot). Anyways, after this episode, Lois and Clark's relationship goes to another level.

Other episodes of note (besides "We Have a Lot to Talk About") in season 3 are:

"Ordinary People" - Lois & Clark go on a tropical island vacation with a bet: Lois stays off journalism and Clark doesn't become Superman.

"Just Say Noah" - Lois & Clark go undercover as a married couple.

"Ultra Woman" - Lois gets Superman's powers.

"Tempus, Anyone?" - An alternate reality featuring a more cynical Superman.

"Oedipus Wrecks" - An amnesiac Lois Lane finally remembers!

"Through a Glass, Darkly" & "Big Girls Don't Fly" - two part season finale; New Krypton needs Superman. But what of Earth and Lois Lane?

Special Features include "Look, Up in the Sky! The Amazing Story of Superman" documentary excerpts by Bryan Singer and Kevin Burns on disc 3; "Lois & Clark: A History of Romance" feature and "The Man of Steel Trivia Challenge", hosted by Dean Cain on disc 6. Very disappointed that there aren't episode commentaries here.

Lastly, I would like to thank Desperate Housewives, whose popularity made possible the release of these Lois & Clark dvds.
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Tanya R. KuntzReviewed in the United States on April 22, 2015
4.0 out of 5 stars
What the heck is with the DVD case??
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I like this series the best so far from what I've been watching. Last season seemed to be mainly about Lois being frustrated with Clark for always running off every time she had something important to say to him. This season, Lois found out and now their relationship is steadily progressing. not a big fan of how the writers prevented Lois and Clark from being married for real, though.

I had to knock off one star, because I'm also not a big fan of the DVD case's packaging. basically, on the inside of the DVD case you have all those dvds stacked up on each other in a pile.... so it's very difficult to access the dvds you want. So if you wanted to watch the last dvd but all the other dvds are stacked on it? then too bad, you have to keep on removing the dvds one by one from the stack which is held in place by this tall button thing that you have to press down on while carefully removing the dvds. Just a warning for those who aren't a big fan of that stacking system.
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S. E. BradfieldReviewed in the United States on March 14, 2014
4.0 out of 5 stars
Good But Not Great
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I've been a Superman fan since the '50s, and I love most things related to DC Comics. Lois & Clark got off to a great start, and the first season was good, but it never held the wonder that the comics did. The problem was that where the comics took the time to explore the lives of all the characters, Lois & Clark limited its focus to, well, Lois & Clark. The show was good, and I liked it, and I own all four seasons, but I never quite managed to love it. I think my problems was that it was too lightweight in tone. Sure it should be fun, but to me they never seemed to take it quite seriously enough.

Smallville and the newer Arrow are just the opposite. I don't like what they've done with the characters and the overall storyline, but they've done such a good job that they forced me to watch. Lois & Clark was more faithful to the original plotlines, but they didn't do such a good job. Still, it's Superman and I do like it. I just don't love it.
L August Rockwell.Reviewed in the United States on April 19, 2014
5.0 out of 5 stars
GOOD
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I DIDNT KNOW WHAT TO SAY SO I COPYED SOMETHING Of course all this jiggling and joggling of body is caused by an unquiet, uncontrolled mind, in a cure for it lies in quieting, controlling and restful erecting the mind. I have found no aid so great as that of making the mind follow the body movements. The motion of an awning mind are not only very jerky and wasteful but they are exceedingly quick. Such a mind vibrates with the speed again destructiveness of lightning, and the owner simply cannot compel it to be absolute be quiet. But he can direct as well as to a very great extent. By directing the mind to follow the body motions, which are infinitely slower than mental motions, he can accomplish great things to ward quieting the line. By a little practice the mind catches a slower, more regular vibrations of the body, after which it is quite possible still further quiet it to a complete standstill as in making the mind a blank.
Robert W. MooreReviewed in the United States on March 11, 2006
5.0 out of 5 stars
The romance heats up in a great Season Three
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Warning: Spoilers ahead!

Season Three was in many ways a dramatic departure from the previous two season for THE ADVENTURES OF LOIS AND CLARK. The romantic will they/won't they of the first two seasons gave way to: will they be able to? Season Two had ended with Lois about to reply to Clark's proposal of marriage, her words being interrupted by the "to be continued" message. Season Three picked up the last few minutes of Season Two, only this time we get her answer in the form of a question: "Who's asking? Is it Clark or Superman?" removing his glasses to show that she knows his secret. Thus, Season Three begins with a radically premise from the first two seasons. Instead of dancing around how they feel, each acknowledges their love for one another, Lois knows Clark's secret, and they both try to answer the question of whether Superman can marry. Some fans preferred the tease of the first two seasons to the full-blown engagement of Season Three, but I personally always love when a show tries to move forward and do something different.

Season Three also saw some improvement in the primary weakness of the first two seasons: the strength of the villains. While LOIS AND CLARK was always delightful for the wonderful chemistry between Teri Hatcher and Dean Cain in the lead roles (whether the many rumors of their off-screen antagonism was true or not), the show sometimes lagged from rather lame villains and single-episode storylines that seemed to have been produced with little effort. If one contrasted what was happening on a contemporary show, THE X-FILES, which was producing single episodes of near-cinematic quality, the problem is highlighted. Shooting almost exclusively on the Warner Brothers lot hurts as well (fans of THE GILMORE GIRLS will recognize much of Stars Hollow in Metropolis). Still, in Season Three there was a sharp increase in the quality of the individual episodes. The villains were truly menacing and there were genuine moments of tension. Also, Lois's knowledge of Clark's secret identity added many delightful new wrinkles to the show, and she quickly proved herself to be far more adept at covering for Clark's sudden departures than Clark had ever been in the past.

Season Three is also remarkable for some significant changes in the way the show approaches story arcs and narrative. THE X-FILES, following in the wake of TWIN PEAKS, had begun to popularize story arcs that extended beyond a single episode. Though the technique had been developed by HILL STREET BLUES in the eighties, in the nineties it was extended to Sci-fi and fantasy genres as well, and expanded so that on shows like THE X-FILES arcs could extend for several years. LOIS AND CLARK had only one real story arc, the potential for romance between Lois and Clark, while all the other arcs were with minor exceptions contained within single episodes. In Season Three the engagement took over as the main arc, with Clark and Lois struggling to resolve the main issues connected with his being Superman. But in addition to this, towards the end of the season they began stretching the narrative over one episode to another. Only occasionally in the first two seasons had they done this, but beginning with the episode where villains are able to clone humans using enzymes found in frogs until the end of the season, we see nothing but episodes that flow from one into another. This represented a major change in narrative strategy on the show. Traditionally networks do not like shows that do this. The assumption is that you might lose potential viewers who are distraught at being behind the curve on what is happening on the show. Such shows try to catch these viewers up with the "Previously on . . . " at the beginning, but networks generally prefer shows that depend entirely on stand alone episodes. Even if a viewer misses a few episodes, they can easily jump back into the middle of things. So, it was a very important change on LOIS AND CLARK when they jumped on the ongoing story arc bandwagon in the final third of the season.

I really enjoyed Season Three, not least because they took a highly unusual step, one followed by few other shows with romantic tension between the main characters. The received wisdom is that you can't have a successful show where a natural romantic couple actually gets together. For instance, the ratings collapse for MOONLIGHTING after Maddie and David got together is taken as a warning to all other shows. So, Maggie and Joel mainly are not together on NORTHERN EXPOSURE, and as soon as Buffy and Angel get together they are torn apart, and JD and Elliott on SCRUBS get together only to fall apart immediately. Clark and Lois are prevented from marrying, but with a couple of minor qualifications, they are essentially a committed couple for the entire season. Again, their ratings began to fade after they became a steady couple, so perhaps this could be viewed as reinforcement of the MOONLIGHTING lesson. But personally, I love seeing a couple stay together on TV. Maybe I'm not wired like others, but I enjoy seeing a couple be together as much as I like seeing them get together. I think that LOIS AND CLARK's ratings decline can actually be blamed on other factors, such as some unfortunate decisions about where to take story arcs. I do think that by getting Clark and Lois together, the show did create a problem for itself. Once you have resolved the central dilemma of the show, which was whether Lois and Clark will get together, you have to find a new source of dramatic tension. I don't think the show did a good show of doing this, and that is the main reason that the show began to slip a bit in Season Four.

One other general comment. Season Three was the first season to really start showing the effects of the growing capabilities of CGI. It wasn't utilized extensively, but it made Clark or Superman's quick getaways far more believable. Although SMALLVILLE came around only three years after the end of LOIS AND CLARK, you can see there how good CGI got only a few years later. Nonetheless, it did really enhance the believability of the show in the final two seasons.

In summary, this was another really great season in one of the most innovative romantic comedies that we have seen in the past couple of decades. It is also a season in which the show began to branch out in new directions. Lois and Clark don't yet get to live happily ever after, but at least they were clear in their own minds what they wanted to do.
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Friend Of NarniaReviewed in the United States on May 28, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
I have the whole series now and really enjoy it. Yes
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I have the whole series now and really enjoy it. Yes, it's kitchy, a bit corny at times, but I grew up with this show and can't deny an unusual affection for it. The actors have a great chemistry, and I enjoy the humor. You sit down with this show, a bowl of popcorn, icecream, and soda, and before you know it, the 4th episode is starting up and you just can't bring yourself to stop the cool intro music! lol At some point you have to force yourself to sleep, and then you dream of floating and red cloth flapping in the wind. Okay, I'm getting silly now, but I just like this show. :p
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