Superman: The Last Son of Krypton [DVD]
- "Superman: Family, Friends & Foes"
- Portrait of a Hero: How to Draw Superman
- "Escape From Planet Krypton"
- Closed Captioned
Superman: The Last Son of Krypton combines the first three episodes of the 1990s animated series to tell the origin story of Superman. Born on the faraway planet Krypton, Kal-El is the infant son of Jor-El, a brilliant scientist, and his wife, Lara. Jor-El believes that planet-wide destruction is approaching, but his warnings are not heeded -- except by Brainiac, the planet's supercomputer, which uses the information solely to save itself. As the planet begins to fall apart, Jor-El succeeds in sending his baby son away in a small rocket. The rocket lands on Earth, where he is found by Jonathon and Martha Kent. They adopt him and raise him as their own child, named Clark. Soon it becomes clear that Clark is not an ordinary child. He possesses powers and abilities far beyond those of ordinary mortals. He vows to use these powers for good and, after graduating, he moves to Metropolis to start a newspaper career, where he soon finds himself working with attractive reporter Lois Lane. Along the way, he also adopts an alter ego -- Superman -- to fight such dangerous menaces as Lex Luthor, who has designed a battle suit that makes its wearer nearly invincible. Fortunately, Superman triumphs over all, saving Metropolis and the world for the first of what will be many times. ~ Craig Butler
Cast & Crew
Tim Daly - Clark Kent/Kal-El/Superman
Dana Delany - Lois Lane
Clancy Brown - Lex Luthor
Malcolm McDowell - John Corbin
Christopher McDonald - Jor-El
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