This month, it’s time to discuss the 1978 Superman: The Movie directed by Richard Donner and starring Christopher Reeve. Due to the amount I had to say about this one, I decided to break it up into two parts. The first part includes is the usual podcast about the film, while the second part is a full length commentary to go along with the year 2000 extended edition of the film, with a runtime of 151 minutes. (The podcast is only slightly longer than that; it basically provides enough time for iTunes feed subscribers know which edition to use, and to synchronize the players for multiple users.) Today’s Man of Steel will get the podcast treatment in December, when I’ve had time to go through the bonus features and commentaries to do the job properly.
You can find the fifth episode of Silver Screen Superman here, which covers the 1951 George Reeves backdoor pilot. As a special added bonus, this one also includes the secret origin of Kellogg’s Corn Flakes!
The fourth chapter of Silver Screen Superman is available here. This incarnation is the one that held the most surprises for me when going through these for the podcast research.
The first Superman podcast is up and ready for a listen. It can be accessed directly or through our iTunes feed later today. (It doesn’t seem accessible right now, but it should be.) Now that the feed has content, I’ll also make direct links to the feed and submit it to iTunes as well. UPDATED: The dedicated Silver Screen Superman feed is now accessible through iTunes and/or RSS.