36 episodes

Our Mission is to Honor and Celebrate Christopher Reeve’s legacy and the Directors, Filmmakers, Writers, Cast and Crew of the classic Superman movie series.

The Caped Wonder Superman Podcast CapedWonder.com

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    • 5.0 • 33 Ratings

Our Mission is to Honor and Celebrate Christopher Reeve’s legacy and the Directors, Filmmakers, Writers, Cast and Crew of the classic Superman movie series.

    Metropolis Discoveries

    Metropolis Discoveries

    For years we've been told the filming location for Lois Lane's iconic penthouse apartment in Superman and Superman II was located at 240 Central Park South. Todd Phillips knew something wasn't right. In Episode 31, Jay Towers & Jim Bowers get the real story on that famous location. The inside scoop! Plus how to find that tree Frisky was stuck in, and some new updates on some of your favorite Superman filming locations. We also learn the very special connection between Todd and Christopher and Dana Reeve. We're headed back to New York City to make some Metropolis Discoveries on the Caped Wonder Superman Podcast.

    • 42 min
    Expanded Edition: Superman Prop Store Preview

    Expanded Edition: Superman Prop Store Preview

    In Episode 30 Jay Towers & Jim Bowers chat about the upcoming Entertainment Memorabilia Live Auction with Stephen Lane from Prop Store of London. This is the expanded unedited full version of the Facebook Live from October 25, 2020 and the guys unearth some exciting details about the Superman items in this years auction with Stephen. What makes that Superman IV costume so unique? How many Fortress of Solitude crystals are left? Nuclear Man and his many costumes and so much more. It's one thing to see the catalog or watch the auction, but this is the podcast that gives all your favorite Superman film props a true deep dive. These are the stories you didn't hear on the video broadcast.

    • 45 min
    The Fascination with Superman IV

    The Fascination with Superman IV

    In Episode 29, Jay Towers & Jim Bowers are joined by the 'Kryptonian Keeper' of all Superman IV knowledge Martin Lakin. The team discusses the elusive 134-minute cut of Superman IV seen only once before being cut down to 89 minutes in 1987. The budget challenges of Sidney J. Furie are often talked about, but in this episode the guys celebrate some of the great moments of Christopher Reeve and the entire cast. Plus the Alexander Courage score and the filming locations. It's a quest for answers and these are just the fans to do it! Jim also gives an update on the Sideshow release of "Someone To Believe In". The SUPER Fine Art Print by artist Kristopher Meadows. Recorded on September 25th, the birthday of our beloved Christopher Reeve.

    • 54 min
    Superman Extended Cut Commentary (Just Jay & Jim Version)

    Superman Extended Cut Commentary (Just Jay & Jim Version)

    Jay Towers & Jim Bowers are together in Detroit and doing something fans have been asking for! Audio commentary of the 188 minute “Superman: The Movie Extended Cut released in 2017. Originally aired as a two-night Broadcast TV Premiere on ABC in 1982, fans were shocked to see a much longer version of the film they watched on the big screen in 1978. This very special Caped Wonder Superman Podcast Commentary puts you in the screening room with Super Fan Jay Towers and CapedWonder.com’s Jim Bowers. This version allows you to start Superman: The Movie Extended Cut from a Blue-ray disc or streaming service like amazon or xfinity, and watch with Jay & Jim in real time. Once you hear Jay say “and start” go ahead and hit play on the film and enjoy all of those the behind the scenes secrets. If you are looking to just listen to the commentary in your car or headphones, but can’t watch the film, we suggest downloading our “In Your Car Version” so you can also hear some of the film playing.

    • 3 hr 8 min
    Superman Extended Cut Commentary (In Your Car Version)

    Superman Extended Cut Commentary (In Your Car Version)

    Jay Towers & Jim Bowers are together in Detroit and doing something fans have been asking for! Audio commentary of the 188 minute “Superman: The Movie Extended Cut released in 2017. Originally aired as a two-night Broadcast TV Premiere on ABC in 1982, fans were shocked to see a much longer version of the film they watched on the big screen in 1978. This very special Caped Wonder Superman Podcast Commentary puts you in the screening room with Super Fan Jay Towers and CapedWonder.com’s Jim Bowers. This "In Your Car" version allows you to hear Jay, Jim, and some of the film! This version is perfect for listening when you can’t watch the film simultaneously, but want to hear all of the behind the scenes secrets. If you are looking to listen to the commentary while watching the film, we suggest downloading our “Just Jay & Jim” version and follows the instructions.

    • 3 hr 8 min
    Unearthed Secrets: Explosive New Stories

    Unearthed Secrets: Explosive New Stories

    In Episode 28 , Jay Towers & Jim Bowers meet Rick Drew. This guy did it all back in 1977 for many of the scenes filmed in Alberta Canada. The Smallville crash site, The Kent Farm, The XK-101 Rocket, Smallville High, that Exploding Gas Station and more. Plus how Margot Kidder picked out one of her most famous costumes with Rick and how he kept that Kryptonian ship smoldering. These are ALL NEW stories and secrets you don't want to miss! Jay & Jim also discuss the Prop Store Summer Auction and the NEW Sideshow Christopher Reeve Figure hot off the presses!

    • 1 hr 4 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
33 Ratings

33 Ratings

Kenny Kraly Jr. ,

This is a super great podcast

The Caped Wonder Superman Podcast is a super amazing podcasts the hosts Jay and Jim do a great job covering The Christopher Reeve Superman movies and has a ton of great information on it. Super can't wait for more episodes 5 out 5 I give this super amazing podcast !!!

Dayeagle74 ,

Incredible Talent and Resources combined!!!!

Incredible Talent and Resources combined!!!!

MarkEng ,

A Podcast Worthy of the Legacy!

To properly celebrate a legacy as rich, influential, and powerful as the Reeve Superman movies, you need the very best. Fortunately for us, we’ve got Jim Bowers and Jay Towers, whose passion and professionalism do that legacy proud. Every episode they create brings a new level of insight, excitement, and appreciation for the noble work of a glorious cinematic age. Thank you, gentlemen, for your dedication. The spirit of Superman lives!

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