Superman

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  1. Dick Whitman

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    Agreed. Plus I have met Sarah Douglas and Jack O’Halloran. Lovely people. Shockingly Jack can speak. Offered my parents to stay at his home in Ireland if they ever visited there. Got the shocking realization that they are actors who played fictional characters. So whether those characters in a 40 year old movie are alive or dead is largely irrelevant.... ;)
     
  2. Dr. San Guinary

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    He spoke in Dragnet... :D

     
  3. Dick Whitman

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    Directed by Superman writer Tom Mankiewicz! I love Dragnet but when I met him I was so wrapped up in him being in Superman forgot about that.
     
  4. YLu

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    This was actually part of Grant Morrison’s take on Krypton in the comics, sort of. That they were so advanced they’d do things like leave a baby on the edge of a roof, because there genuinely wasn’t any danger to it.
     
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  5. The Realist

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    So this is kind of interesting: Matt Harvey (apparently a metal artist, a musical genre about which I know less than nothing) has released an instrumental concept album titled Last Son of Krypton. To my ear, it's not metal at all, but more like the soundtrack to an imaginary Superman movie, with tracks like "Earthfall at the Kents' Farm," "Lex Luthor, Man of Tomorrow," and "Lois Lane and the Daily Planet." The entire album can currently be streamed free here:

    https://metalinjection.net/news/mat...ome-streams-synthy-superman-themed-solo-album
     
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  6. theenglish

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    Watching Man of Steel right now with my son. He wants to know if Superman sheds cells or if he retains all of his cells from the time he gained his powers and only produces new ones. And if he does shed cells, do they retain Kryptonian properties.
     
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  7. Guy Gardener

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    Movie 4, Superman donated a single strand of Hair to a museum.

    Lex Luthor needed bolt cutters to steal it.

    The hair was used to make the Nuclear man.

    ...

    Human Hair is supposed to be dead, even when it's still attached to us.

    Kyptonian hair should incrementally lose it's super Kryptonian properties as it gradually loses it's solar charge over the course of 5 days. If in this case, that it seems like months or years later, that the museum super hair is still constantly processing new sunlight to achieve finite amounts of new invulnerability, then the super hair is still alive, and Superman is immortal and cannot die. If his hair is still alive and immortal, its growing forever. In a thousand years, or less, all of Earth will be Clark's beard.

    (Getting gross.)

    If Kyptonians shed skin like we shed skin, but super invulnerability stops that biological necessity, then Kal is going to explode like a cluster bomb intermittently, and pounds of super dense skin is flung outward of his dermis after the pressure built to a boiling point, and Superman shreds Metropolis, or his wife.

    Relying on hydraulic pressure of urine, you would think that superman would need to be containing literally tons of water in his belly before he could part his urethra to express his waters. Logically therefore, for every cup of coffee Clark drinks, he would have to also drink a lake, to avoid a urinary track infection. If he drinks a polluted lake, or another damaged source... Could he clean Flint Michigan with his super kidneys? Can he cry?

    Super toe nail clippings would be a very valuable building supply for anyone who knows the secret identities of the Super Family. In Thor there's a Norse longboat made out of toenails. I'm thinking about building space ships. Batman, Lex Luthor, Green Arrow, and other JLA billionaires probably have aerospace divisions, and they fight over Clark's bathroom trash.

    Snot contracts over time. A wet nugget you wipe under your desk gets a little smaller and a lot harder as it dries out. As super snot stuck to the underneath of Clark's desk contracts, its going to rip his desk to pieces. The janitor may get suspicious.

    Would he need a chisel to get sleep out of his eye? He uses a curved mirror from his space ship hull to shave with heat vision. If Supes burns off the top layer of skin every month, then maybe Clark or Kara won't explode. Which means that none of them can have body hair, or scalp hair or facial hair or pubic hair, to avoid exploding.

    Superman is bald.

    He wears a wig.
     
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  8. Ghouleddie74

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  9. Skipper

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    Pre-Crisis Superman's body was virtually "static" under a yellow sun. His nails and hairs didn't grow. I honestly don't know about his cells, but I suppose they didn't get old and die like the rest of his body?
     
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  10. Tosk

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    Good luck using Superman IV to nut out the logic of anything. Lex somehow severs that hair with simple bolt cutters? My theory is that Superman's dead cells are no longer super and the museum faked the exhibit. ;)
     
  11. mswood

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    I seriously can't believe how much I am loving Superman & Lois. Certainly the increase in production values makes a big splash, but the character work for Clark, for Superman, for Lois is simply my favorite version now of these three characters (yes I realize that Clark and Superman are the same person).

    I liked Tyler's Clark in the first episode on Supergirl, was so/so on his Superman and this had nothing to do with Superman losing a fight with Supergirl near the end of that season (the comics for 2 decades plus had established that if you were not using your abilities much, you got stronger and stronger as your body kept absorbing energy without releasing it in equal measure, and Supergirl makes mention about how Clark is doing stuff all over the world, why she for the most part was sticking much closer to home, so it made rational sense).

    But he's been almost pitch perfect for me, from the pilot, and only has got better as the show has continued. He's my favorite version of Clark and my favorite version of Superman. Of course, in fairness to the various actors who have portrayed the character in film. An actor who gets to play the same character and many facets of that character in a tv show, will of course get more material then what any actor to date has got in playing the character for films.

    Tullock, I only knew from Grimm, and no one really impressed me acting wise on that show. And she only had a few small scenes in some of the crossover's, so I had no real positive impression of the actress or her work previously on the character. But she has been exceptional as Lois. She definitely doesn't feel in any way shape or form as not an equal to in the story the show is telling (at least through the first season).

    And yes the actor is too young to have 14 year old kids, unless him and Lois got busy pretty damn quick. But in comics at least since the 80's Superman has been shown to age at a slower rate once he reached adult hood. So this is just taking that. And Tullock is almost exactly the age I would think the character should be. And the kids, are far, far closer to the age of their characters than most actors used to play teen agers. Both were technically minors when filming the pilot. The actor who plays Jordan was 16 (15 when actually cast), and the actor who plays Jonathan was 18. I really like that they cast as young as they did, as it makes them feel far more authentic as teenagers, then say Welling in when he was cast to play a 14/15 year old (24 he never looked or felt like a teen let alone a freshmen).
     
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  12. Guy Gardener

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    Kal-L the Superman of Earth II had greyed hair.

    But it was a different sun.

    Later, John Byrne unilaterally answered all poop questions by insisting that Superman's digestive process was %100 effective, and produced no waste. Of course if his digestive process was %101 effective, he'd self consume like a bibbing Leviathan on Supernatural.
     
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  13. The Realist

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    All this. For me, the first season of Superman & Lois is probably the most successful and satisfying Superman media adaptation since 1978.
     
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  14. Guy Gardener

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    Even this one?

     
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  15. The Realist

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    Especially that one. :p
     
  16. Wednesday Addams

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    You have obviously been thinking about this WAY too much! :guffaw:
     
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  17. Guy Gardener

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    One theory is that they have to poop in space.

    Their crap would shatter their buildings pipes on the way to the sewer, and kill or defang every rat, alligator and critter that tries to eat shit...

    If a fly lays eggs in super crap, 3 days later are super maggots going to appear?

    What would 20,000 maggots with superspeed, flight, invulnerability and heat vision do to Metropolis over the course of a long weekend?

    No.

    They can't become super maggots if Kal's kaka is too tough to consume.

    Unless his dung down powers in the dark, and then Supercharges the flies as they leave the sewer?
     
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  18. The Return of Zombie Cheerleader

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    That's pretty much Guy's whole jam.
     
  19. UssGlenn

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    That's good to hear. I watched the first few episodes, then got distracted. The first season is supposed to be on HBO max soon so I can get caught up.
     
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  20. theenglish

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    I thought that he used his heat vision to cut them, but maybe that was only his hair?