Source: The Adventures of Superboy, seasons 2-4 (1989-1992)
Type: TelevisionAs discussed last week, John Haymes Newton would not stay in the role of Superboy for long. After a single season, he was booted off the show to make way for Gerard Christopher, who lasted for three seasons. I still did not watch it, but if you have find or not so fond memories of the show from this era, the Comments section is at your disposal. Here's the opening credits sequence to jog your memory:
Of course, Superboy wasn't the only face to change on the show. Lex Luthor got some drastic plastic surgery so he could be played by veteran actor Sherman Howard. More villains from the comics made their debut live action appearances, like Bizarro, Metallo and the Yellow Peri. In Season 3, Superboy got out of college and into the Bureau for Extra-Normal Matters in Capitol City, Florida, as an intern along with Lana. For the rest of its run, Superboy would feature darker stories, perhaps inspired by the success of Tim Burton's Batman. In the end, it wasn't low ratings that killed Superboy. It was doing well enough that 5th and 6th seasons were planned. But Warner's wanted to rights back to make Lois&Clark, so some court stuff later, one show gave way to the other.
But the big question remains! Would puckery Gerard Christopher have grown up to be a good SuperMAN? Well, he was apparently considered for the role Dean Cain eventually got, and here's how he turned out:
Bit too rugged? You tell me.