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What was your first reaction to George Reeves and/or the Superman series?
I was first exposed to TAOS in 1964
in reruns for a year or two. I did not see the series on again
until WAXA brought the series back to my area in 1985. It was
probably my favorite show in 1964 until Star Trek came
along in 1966.
What are your 10 favorite episodes?
What are some of you favorite scenes from the series?
These are so well documented at the Glass House that I will pass on this one but it amazes me how many errors that The Mind Machine and Panic In The Sky contain given their high reverence among fans.
Phyllis Coates as Lois Lane was my favorite. Her sex appeal and determination added to the drama of those early hard nosed episodes.
Also, Steve Carr deserves mention for all those small roles as both good and bad guy in Maxwells shows.
Jack Larson and John Hamilton certainly endeared themselves too but Coates as Lois was my favorite of the group.
As an adult .like many fans I prefer the shows produced by Robert Maxwell but enjoy many of the episodes penned by Jackson Gillis and Leroy H. Zehren produced after Maxwell left the show.
I watched all of them as a child back in 1964, but even then I preferred the episodes with Phyllis Coates. I guess it was the action, music, and occasional preview that made these shows much more appealing.
I have to agree though with the experts of TAOS that the acting was probably better in season two, and George certainly seemed more comfortable in the role during that second season.
TAOS is like many of the shows from the 50s and 60s such as The Andy Griffith Show, The Fugitive, Have Gun Will Travel, The Twilight Zone, Star Trek and others .a classic always endures. If you love TAOS you gotta be a George Reeves fan.
Janet and Roy Wall at an overlook on the
Blue Ridge Parkway