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Superboy: Season 3

4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Stacy Haiduk, Sherman Howard Gerard Christopher
  • Format: NTSC
  • Region: All Regions
  • Number of discs: 3
  • Studio: Warner Archive Collection
  • DVD Release Date: July 16, 2013
  • Run Time: 560 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00DX88IL4
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #54,216 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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The Adventures of Superboy continue as Clark and Lana move off campus from Shuster University to The Bureau for Extra-Normal Matters in Capitol City, Florida. Interning for the Bureau, Clark and Lana follow paranormal activities and aliens – including Superboy himself. Joined by Bureau-crat Matt Ritter and its Chief, C. Dennis Jackson, Clark and Lana must confront some seriously dark and spooky cases. Whether it's a satanic cult in the episode "Carnivale" or Superboy's darkest fears in "Mindscape," Season three not only confronts the Boy of Steel with formidable foes (Lex Luthor, Bizarro, Metallo, etc.), but also the very doubts, fears and "roads not taken" that Superman will one day overcome.

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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A real Super series July 23, 2013
Format:DVD
If you have never seen either season 1 or 2 of Superboy but want to know the kind of show it is, this is probably the best season to watch. The first season was pretty awful. The original "Lex Luthor" in the first season was unforgivable casting. TJ White was also a boring character who served as a 'Jimmy Olsen' type person. Stacy Haiduk as Lana Lang was the only main character to be involved with the show all four seasons and she shines in each season. The original Superboy played by John Haynes Newton looked the part and he played it very straight much like George Reeves in the 1950s version. The stories from the first season were very lame, the special effects were terrible, and it was almost cancelled based on the original ratings. But things really did change for the better when Gerard Christopher filled in the boots as the new Superboy. And the original Lex Luthor was replaced with the phenomenal Howard Shermann. The second season was a huge step in the right direction by incorporating characters from the comic books such as Bizarro and Metallo. The two biggest concerns were adding the character Andy McAlister who was just plain annoying, and that's putting it mildly. Also there were only 3 episodes (including the 2 part premiere) that incorporated Lex Luthor. They missed the mark of showing how Howard really shines as the new Lex. But now into the third season the show improves even more. Both Clark and Lana are interning at the Bureau of Extranormal affairs. This is somewhat like working at the Daily Planet. And their boss acts much like a Perry White and another regular cast member who reminds me of Jimmy Olsen. This season arguably contains some of the very best stories of the series. And Sherman Howard really gets to shine as Lex Luthor since he is in many more of the storylines. Read more ›
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This Is What "Superboy" Fans Have Long Awaited! June 23, 2013
After two middling seasons and many casting changes, this Third Season of "Superboy" was when the show really took off and produced some of the most quality moments of Superman-related fare ever created.

Of course, one must always remember to watch "Superboy" with tongue firmly planted in cheek. It is pretty campy throughout (though not to quite to the extent of 1960s Batman, for example) and was obviously made for a children's audience. However, if you can overlook the "cheese" factor (nostalgia helps!) and take the show for what it is, you will enjoy most every episode.

The format of this season is changed up quite a bit from Season Two. Instead of school kids, Clark and Lana now work (ala Mulder & Scully!) at the Bureau of Extranormal Events where they investigate strange cases. Gone is Andy McCallister and the juvenile tone he brought to the show. The highlights of this third season include:

-4 "portal" episodes involving Superboy travelling to other dimensions. These are probably the best episodes ever created for the show and are top-notch in both writing and acting...easily the equivalent of anything that "Smallville" did, for instance.
-Some great stand-alone episodes showcasing the acting talents of the principles (Gerard Christopher, Stacy Haiduk, etc.). A time-slowing willow-the-wisp, Jewish Golem, body-switching experiment gone wrong, and dream-sucking monster are some examples of quality episodes.
-A few more episodes (such as the return of Bizarro & Clark travelling back to Smallville to visit his Kent parents) that expand the dramatic range of the show far beyond the typical "kiddie" fare.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Rather enjoyable August 3, 2013
Format:DVD
Two things you don't ask about the series at this point:

1) What is the "Bureau of Paranormal Investigations," and how do two college Juniors get year-long internships in which they become full on field agents?" (answer - it helped the show a "Daily Planet-esque" setting)

2) Why is a grown man still calling himself "Superboy?" (answer - the producers didn't have the rights to the name "Superman")

Once you get past those two glaring plot holes, the show itself becomes rather enjoyable this point. Moving away from campiness found in all of Season 1 and big chunk of Season 2, this is when the show tried its best at more dramatic storytelling. This season also contains probably the best story arc of the series, "The Roads Not Taken." You can also sense a much darker tone to the show beginning with this season, likely due to the influence of Tim Burton's first Batman movie coming out around this same time.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
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seeing our innocent childhood viewing preserved for a new generation is special to pass on. Seeing the old stuff is simply classic and brings back special days remembered.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars where is season four September 23, 2013
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Gerard is really good at playing Superboy and I enjoyed this series up to this point, but where is season four? Although it is set back in the 80's the stories about doing the right thing for the right reason are still relevant today. The impossibility of Superboy ever just being a mere Human and living a normal life held my interest. In every episode he was forced to make choices and put the interests of others above his own. The least interesting character for me was Lex Luthor.......and that surprised me, I loved Smallville and Lex was great in that show.
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1.0 out of 5 stars BOOTLEG
I just received it after 2 months, and I'm surprised that it's not original disc. It's a BOOTLEG, burned on a purple disc surface
and lots of scratches.. cannot watch it. Read more
Published 27 days ago by SHIERLY
5.0 out of 5 stars YES !! YES !!
BIG superman, superboy fan I LOVE IT Will be ordering the fourth season when I can I sure can't wait
Published 3 months ago by DENNIS FORNEY SR
5.0 out of 5 stars up up and to my dvd shelf
thank you amazon for offering this set....i really enjoy it.... for a live action series on a saturday it held its own along side the normal cartoons you too will enjoy it.
Published 4 months ago by what
5.0 out of 5 stars Really cool
Season 3 is the best of the entire series. Gerard Christopher, Stacy Haiduk and Sherman Howard embody the characters in a way the movies and other T.V Series never could. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars superboy season 3 Is awesome
superboy season 3 is awesome brings back memories to when i was a kid superboy rocks the boat a great set
Published 5 months ago by Dog Lover
5.0 out of 5 stars Despite the bare bones edition, awesome little show!
As a fan of the all the Superman or Superman related material I'm quite fond of this cheesy tv show. Read more
Published 5 months ago by KalClark
5.0 out of 5 stars Roads Not Taken rules
I bought the two-part episode "Roads Not Taken" from the third season of Superboy. Although the special FX are a little dated today (the show was over 20 years ago), the... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Alex W. Palmer
5.0 out of 5 stars Better Than I Remember
I watched this program when I was a kid and I've been getting caught up the last few years. This season had some episodes better than most of what is put out by DC for live action... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Plantinganut2000
5.0 out of 5 stars Super!
Happy that this was finally made available. I have never seen any of these and am looking forward to watching them and am happy to add them to my super hero collection.
Published 6 months ago by David P. Whitaker
5.0 out of 5 stars memories
another old tv series I missed, so when the seasons become available I buy them. Sure they're a bit corny at times and yes they are dated, but still entertaining at to me.
Published 6 months ago by Lord Rhys
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