Superman: TAS

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  1. ILoveDinobot

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    Alright well there is a Batman: TAS thread. Why not show the love for Supes as well?

    I really liked this series. It actually has the only version on Lois Lane I can tolerate. Not so much the constant Damsel in Distress although she did get herself into danger more than the fair share of people while trying to get the latest news scoop with Jimmy Olsen.

    I also really like this version of Superman. Even though Superman in the comics sometimes thinks he can handle everything on his own with the help of others. I feel like in the animated version Superman actually felt very alone, and by season 3 he was willing to accept any help he could get.

    There were a few cross over episodes in the last season (I think they were all season 3 anyway)-
    -Flash
    -Static Shock
    - 2 with Batman
    -LOSH
    -Green Lantern
    -Aquaman
    -New Gods
    -LoBo
    -Steel

    Anyone else ?
     
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    I really wish I could say I watched this show, but I didn't. I didn't think it was bad, I thought it was actually good, but I never was into superman as much as Batman. I mentioned in the other thread that me and a friend were the Batman/Superman kids. We never really crossed over except for "World's Finest."

    I think the concept of a man who is a superhero because of hard work, training, intelligence and strong will is more of a hero than a guy who is just all-powerful from the get-go. Superman never really worked to be a superhero, but Batman went through hell since he was a boy. (with the loss of his parents) Although TAS Superman was a stronger personallity than your average Superman, he was no Batman. And Superman TAS had the same problem with Batman Beyond: I never liked the villains. I know your not supposed to, per-se, but they bore me into changing the channel.

    I think he and the other "super-powered" heroes are what put me off shows like Justice League. It's cool to have powers like that, but Batman was, and I know this sounds dumb, the "real" person.
     
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    Well Batman is my #1. I mean even the super powered Meta's were afraid of him :lol . He's Batman! But there is a lot more to Superman than a lot of the other supers out there. Superman can be showed as a loner, him and Batman have a lot in common, and a lot them makes them exact opposites. Really hard to explain :/. I think that's why the World's finest comics are so awesome. You should give Superman a chance, look deeper into it. There's alot sorry, I am really bad at explaining lol.

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    You left out Aquaman & the New Gods from the list of crossovers.
     
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    I really enjoyed STAS but only ever saw the first season in the UK. Would love to finally see the rest of it as I have seen all of BTAS, Justice League and Batman Beyond. I miss that universe, would be nice to re visit it seeing episodes I have never seen before.

    As for the cameos, wasnt Aquaman in it too one episode?
     
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    Superman was okay but I only liked the episodes with Guest Stars. I was never a huge Superman fan which is probably why. The series was enjoyable and I do have them all but it was no Batman TAS.

    If anything, it was a good set-up for Justice League
     
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    Oh yeah! That was season 1 right?
     
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    Supes:TAS has some great episodes, but Batman is better written.. Justice League was fantastic though...
     
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    Yeah, but I watched Justice League before I watched Superman:TAS and some JL didn't make sense until I watched Superman. I love how they connected everything though.
     
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    Superman also teamed up with Steel, Lobo, and Maxima in the series.

    Really liked this show. It may not have made the impact that B:TAS or Batman Beyond did, but I thought it was just as good as either. Tim Daly was so good as Superman (and I just read that he and Conroy are back for the "Superman/Batman: Public Enemies" DVD, very excited), and the Darkseid episodes were just incredible.
     
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    The episodes with Darkseid are my favorites....Michael Ironside doing the voice was an excellent choice, IMO.
     
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    I love The Main Man Lobo. Brad Garret is hilarious.
     
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    Love this show. Recently got the first volume of DVDs and I'm really enjoying it. Livewire was always my favorite villain.
     
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    The episode where Superman faces both Livewire and Parasite is a good one.
     
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    Superman TAS was probably the DCAU show I ended up watching all the way through first before I got reinterested in Batman:TAS. Tim Daly, Dana Delany, and Clancy Brown really make the show what is with their vocal performances as Superman/Clark Kent, Lex Luthor, and Lois Lane. And yeah, the Crossovers were probably the best thing about the show (Worlds Finest FTW!).

    Ohhh, man, yes. I love Michael Ironside as Darkseid. So Sinister.
     
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    Something I didn't realize till watching Justice League and Superman:TAS recently is that Lisa Eddelstein (Dr. Cuddy on House) plays Luthor's bodyguard/chauffeur Mercy.
     
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    I thought it was a great series. I was just watching season 1 as a matter of fact.
     
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    Interesting.


    I don't know who Cuddy is, but I know the show House.
     
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    House's Boss.
     
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    Behold Dr. Lisa Cuddy/House's Boss​
     

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