Episode #182: 80 Years of Superman — Part 2

On April 18, 1938, the world was introduced to the first superhero. He looked like a circus strongman. He performed feats of strength and daring like Hercules or Tarzan. He defended the common man and stood up against evil and corruption. He was: Superman. Now 80 years later Superman has become an integral part of western culture and his influence can be seen across the world. In Part 2 of our homage to the Man of Steel, we run through the history of Superman over the airwaves as well as the big and small screens.

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Episode #155: “Cannon Fodder” | Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987)

When the United States and North Korea threaten nuclear war… oops, sorry… jump back 30 years. When the United States and the Soviet Union threaten nuclear war, it takes a mind-wiped Lois Lane and some random school kid’s letter for Superman to decide to rid the world of nuclear weapons. He gets more than he bargained for, however, when Lex Luthor returns to the scene and has engineered the perfect weapon of mass destruction: Golan-Globus… (Sorry… did it again…) Nuclear Man!

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Episode #128: “Dwaynes, Planes & Cosmic Keys” | Masters of the Universe (1987)

John went to C2E2 in Chicago this last weekend and ended up on the WGN Evening News. We geek out over old-school He-Man cartoons, Captain Power and the Soldiers of the Future, and we open up a dimensional gateway to Eternia so we can talk about Masters of the Universe. And we have the best fantasy-cast for a He-Man reboot ever. We hope you enjoy… and “All Hail, King Lubic!”

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Episode #111: “You Down With OTT?” | Over The Top (1987)

The world meets nobody halfway, least of all Lincoln Hawk. He’s a hard-working truck driver who’s driven to bond with his estranged son and does so through truck driving and arm wrestling. It’s a rocky start, but we won’t leave you with a cliffhanger. He must go all the way to the arm wrestling championship in Vegas to keep his son. It’s over the top. And that’s the title of the movie too.

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