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Video Tribute
by Mr. X


Paying tribute to George Reeves happens in many different ways. Some people compose songs, some write poems, others create web sites or publish books. My avenue of creativity is paved with video clips. As many of you know, for the past several years I've been collecting and enhancing the series openings, previews, and parts of episodes themselves. I'm always looking for interesting material to incorporate into my collection, and when I recently came across the song, Superman from Five For Fighting, I decided to see what I could do to meld the song with some of my clips to create a tribute to George.

I like the music a lot, and the lyrics do seem (at least to me) to be more about George Reeves than Superman.

I can't stand to fly
I'm not that naive
I'm just out to find
The better part of me

I'm more than a bird...I'm more than a plane
More than some pretty face beside a train
It's not easy to be me

Wish that I could cry
Fall upon my knees
Find a way to lie
About a home I'll never see

It may sound absurd...but don't be naive
Even Heroes have the right to bleed
I may be disturbed...but won't you concede
Even Heroes have the right to dream
It's not easy to be me

Up, up and away...away from me
It's all right...You can all sleep sound tonight
I'm not crazy...or anything...

I can't stand to fly
I'm not that naive
Men weren't meant to ride
With clouds between their knees

I'm only a man in a silly red sheet
Digging for kryptonite on this one way street
Only a man in a funny red sheet
Looking for special things inside of me

It's not easy to be me.

I assembled a montage of video clips from episodes of TAOS, and several of Randy Garrett's graphics, attempting in some fashion to, at least in part, match the action with the words. I liked the end product and mailed a copy to Alfred Walker. Alfred asked if he could tinker with my montage and add sound effects. Truth be told, my nose was slightly out of joint at what I perceived as an implied criticism, but I gave permission. Well, it turns out that Alfred is a professional in post production, and he did a superb job of adding sound effects to the audio... which allowed the video to come alive!

I sent the finished product to Jim Nolt, who is paying Alfred and me the supreme compliment of making it available to you.

Mr. X

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