Jeff Minich of Cleveland, Ohio
What was your first reaction to George
Reeves and/or the Superman series?
I was hooked from the start! Here
was a guy that could fly! Here was a guy that people could depend
on to always come through, no matter what. I watched the Adventures
of Superman even before I knew that Superman comics existed.
What are your 10 favorite episodes?
"Panic in the Sky"
"The Big Freeze"
"The Stolen Costume"
"Superman in Exile"
"The Face and the Voice"
"Divide and Conquer"
"The Big Forget"
"All that Glitters"
"Mystery in Wax"
What are some of your favorite scenes
from the series?
My all time favorite scene comes
from "Panic in the Sky". Clark is in his apartment
wearing "the suit" but he has yet to realize that he
really is Superman. From the point where he slams his fist down
and splinters the table to the scene where he takes off and destroys
"Superman's Moon" is nothing short of perfection. If
I could only watch one short example of the Adventures of
Superman, that would be it.
What interesting mistakes or inside
jokes have you detected?
Again, from "Panic in the Sky":
If you look closely at the shot of the Earth you'll see a rag
or crumpled up piece of paper "floating" in space!
Aside from Superman/Kent, who was your
favorite character on the show and why?
That has to be Perry White! John
Hamilton was a master. Plus, even though he liked to think of
himself as a rough and tough newsman, you knew that deep down
he truly cared about the people that he worked with.
How do you view the series today, as
an adult, differently from when you were a child?
I'm an adult for most of the day!
When I watch the Adventures of Superman, I watch it through
the same eyes that first saw it over forty years ago.
Why have you continued to watch the
series and why do you consider yourself a George Reeves fan?
The show still can raise the hair
on the back of my neck and give me goosebumps.
George Reeves brought a magic to the role that has yet to be
duplicated. I've enjoyed other Superman portrayals but no actor
can even come close to George!