24 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.

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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.

    Colin Chilvers: Oscar-Winning Effects

    Colin Chilvers: Oscar-Winning Effects

    Jay and Jim are headed to the 1979 Academy Awards and the Oscar goes to... Colin Chilvers! Episode 22 is one hour of behind the scenes 'Superman: The Movie' goodness. Jay and Jim ask Colin everything you've always wanted to know about the flying scenes, the helicopter scene and everything in between from Superman, Superman ll and Superman lll. Colin is also joined by Aaron Lam to discuss the new book, 'Believing a Man Can Fly' available now.

    • 59 min
    Superman II: The Lost Lester Notes

    Superman II: The Lost Lester Notes

    Jay Towers & Jim Bowers are back to kick off Season II. After recently acquiring a box of Superman documents, Team Caped Wonder examines "The Lost Lester Notes" from April 1979. Fascinating scenes and plot changes. What Donner footage would be used and what footage would be filmed again? The Superman ll scene that was rewritten countless times back to 1976, but never used in the theatrical cut. Super guest Bill Williams is back! Plus $193,750 for an original Superman cape? Jim goes behind the scenes at Julian's Auction. Episode 21 is ready to kick off a new decade and a new season!

    • 53 min
    Turning back the World: Superman Lost and Found

    Turning back the World: Superman Lost and Found

    In the 20th and final episode of this season, Jay & Jim uncover what could be the most photographed Superman costume of all time, going all the way back to 1979. Plus these Super-Friends preview some upcoming rare props and costumes from Superman, Supergirl, and Superboy. Jay & Jim also reflect on the past 20 episodes and some of the fantastic guests that have joined us and "Superman in Concert" at Royal Albert Hall in 2020.

    • 47 min
    Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen: Actor Marc McClure

    Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen: Actor Marc McClure

    On Episode 19, Jim, Jimmy, and Jay! Actor Marc McClure played Jimmy Olsen in Superman the Movie, Superman II, III, IV, Supergirl and Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut. Marc tells us about the iconic scene he watched being filmed when he arrived in London back in 1977, the special request made by Christopher Reeve that changed him as an actor, and why these films mean so much to him. Golly! This is another unforgettable episode.

    • 39 min
    You Will Travel Far... My Little Kal-EL! Special Guest: Aaron Smolinski

    You Will Travel Far... My Little Kal-EL! Special Guest: Aaron Smolinski

    Episode 18 comes straight from Krypton! Jay & Jim are together at the iHeart Radio studios in Las Vegas with special guest Aaron Smolinski from Superman: The Movie and Superman III. Aaron reveals it all! How did a 3 year old lift the Kent truck? How did Richard Donner get him to break out of that starship and what was he singing inside? What lesson did Aaron learn from Christopher Reeve? Plus rare audio from Glenn Ford and Phyllis Thaxter. This is THE episode fans will never forget!

    • 51 min
    Superman's Phone Booth For Sale: Prop Store Auction Revealed

    Superman's Phone Booth For Sale: Prop Store Auction Revealed

    The Prop Store Entertainment Memorabilia Auction has plenty of Christopher Reeve Superman Legacy props, costumes, and so much more for 2019. Jay & Jim are joined by special guest Martin Lakin from supermania78.com who had the opportunity to see many of these auction items in person. Clark Kent's Superman IV phone booth, Nuclear Man's costume, Supergirl's tunic and so much more. Martin shares some amazing stories and super-facts with us for episode 17.

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Customer Reviews

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!

thehuckman ,

Jim & Jay are a perfect team for this!

Searching around iTunes for some new podcast goodness, I searched one of my favorite topics, Superman, and of course they popped up. If you hold the Christopher Reeve Superman films close to your heart like I do, this place is home. ALL the topics are winners. Their knowledge and pace really keep things moving. None of that "um"...."uh"....stuff that some podcasters do because they seems unknowledgeable enough to keep things moving along. And Jim's CapedWonder website is the perfect companion to this podcast. This is one of the few podcasts I can honestly say that when it's over, I can't wait for the next one! Thanks guys!!

zorex ,

Spectacularly-Produced Wealth of Knowledge

Any fan, casual or hardcore, of the Christopher Reeve Superman films should love this podcast. It’s got terrific hosts, great production, and in-depth knowledge that’s always presented in a way that’s always entertaining, never overwhelming. It explores the legacy of the films, from behind the scenes to rare extended edits to the latest remastered edition and everything in between! I always look forward to the next installment!

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