Stan Lee'S Superhumans: Season 1 [DVD]
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Co-hosted by Stan Lee, the legendary creator of the X-Men, Spider-Man and the Hulk, the series scours the globe for the real-life counterparts of Lee's characters people with unique genetic traits that translate into remarkable powers. In each episode, these superhumans undergo tests that may help explain their amazing gifts, while viewers discover the long history of people with extraordinary powers. Daniel Browning Smith, who s been dubbed the most flexible man in the world, hosts this thrilling journey into the farthest reaches of humankind.
STAN LEE S SUPERHUMANS: SEASON 1 includes all 8 episodes
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The series is narrated and led by Daniel Browning Smith, known as the most flexible man in the world (I was honestly disappointed he wasn't fully profiled in an episode, but oh well). Stan Lee also makes a few appearances each episode from behind a desk, reminding the viewer why his name is attached to the show. Smith and Lee manage some decent banter, but Smith's personality is really the big selling point of the show as Lee mostly reads stiltedly from a teleprompter. As Smith travels around the world interviewing and helping with experiments on the various supposed "superhumans" his presence serves to ground the show with a light-hearted but inquisitive tone that does the people being profiled justice.Read more ›
As the team encounters the "superhumans," they are asked to perform tasks that can't really be faked. And they generally get them looked at by a doctor to see what's going on to make them so spectacular.
A few people you'll meet are:
- A man who can dive to the safety limits of a SCUBA diver, but only while holding his breath.
- A musician who can play a nearly a whole symphony of sounds with his voice, all at the same time
- Another musician who can hear a song and play it almost perfectly -- and he remembers every song he's ever heard
- A runner who actually gets less tired the more he runs -- and he can run from the moment he wakes to the moment he goes to bed.
What makes these guys tick?
How did they discover their ability?
And how many people out there have spectacular abilities that they don't even know they have?
You'll learn the answers to all of these question through their compelling stories. Some thick with drama (like one man tried to kill himself but found he couldn't -- he was impervious to his chosen form of death). Others are displays of sheer insanity (like the man who likes to bash things with his skull).
You'll have fun and your understanding of what it means to be human will expand with each interesting episode.
In the meantime they conduct an MRI on the guy and find his skull is like 30% thicker than a typical human's so the guy really is "Superhuman" That's the great thing about this series. Not only does it show you the superhuman feats, it attempts to explain why the person is able to do the things he or she does.
Back at the Goodwill Hammerhead pounds a nail into a board with his head. He gets it about an inch in before he starts bending the nail beyond the point of any further penetration. The host is amazed by his feat and tries to give him attaboys, but he is sitting there with a big welt on his forehead and the only thing he could muster up to say is "I did that" or something like that.
If the rest of the characters in this series are as entertaining as Hammerhead, I look forward to adding this set to my DVD library! That was easily one of the best things I saw on Television last year. Actually, just having the Hammerhead episode is worth buying this entire series.
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Just as described, fast shipping! Amazon Prime is the best! Definitely recommend upgrading to Prime Mrmbership!Published 16 months ago by David Paiz
The abilities of the people on this show are amazing, no doubt. But the show's format is gimmicky and over=exaggerated, which makes their talents seem tawdry. Read morePublished on August 10, 2012 by Leon K. Mire
I was always facinated by this kind of stuff. I've watched the first disk from neflix like gazillion times. I hope more epiosdes comes out. Read morePublished on April 23, 2012 by Betty C. Huang