Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman Season 1

Season 1

Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman Season 1

First Air Date: September 12, 1993

First Aired on    :   1993
Episodes    :   21 episodes

Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman's first season originally aired between September 12, 1993 and May 8, 1994, beginning with "Pilot". The series loosely follows the comic philosophy of writer John Byrne, with Clark Kent as the true personality, and Superman as a secondary disguise. As the show's title suggests, it focuses as much on the relationship between Clark Kent and Lois Lane as on the adventures of Clark's alter-ego. The central characters in season one are Dean Cain as Clark Kent/Superman, Teri Hatcher as Lois Lane, Lane Smith as Perry White, Eddie Jones as Jonathan Kent, K Callan as Martha Kent, Michael Landes as Jimmy Olsen, Tracy Scoggins as Catherine "Cat" Grant and John Shea as Lex Luthor. The first season was a moderate success, garnering the cast, especially Teri Hatcher and Dean Cain, critical praise for their performances. Lane Smith was a huge success, breathing life and humor into the Daily Planet editor-in-chief Perry White. John Shea also met with rave reviews over his portrayal of Lex Luthor. Michael Landes' modern-day take on the Jimmy Olsen character gained a cult following, as did Tracy Scoggins' comedic take on Cat Grant, a more recent addition to the Superman mythos at the time. Lex Luthor was killed off in the season finale, after a falling-out between Shea and the producers over the actor's strenuous commute between New York and Los Angeles. No longer a regular cast member, he only reappeared sporadically; once in season two, twice in season three, and once in season four.



Episodes

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1x21 The House of Luthor (May 08, 1994)


Clark, Perry, Jack and Jimmy begin to search for the truth about the downfall of the Daily Planet. They are sure that Lex is guilty. Lex gets some Kryptonite, captures Superman, and locks him in a cage with Kryptonite bars. The wedding is about to start, but Lois has doubts about what she really wants to do. Lois realizes that Clark is the man she loves. When the Archbishop asks if she takes Lex as her husband, she says she can't, and at that moment Perry interrupts the wedding with Inspector Henderson and they tell Lex they know he is a criminal. Lex escapes, and goes to the room where Superman is trapped, but Superman has escaped. Lois walks out of the building crying, and hugs Clark (he just escaped from the cage). Lex throws himself off the top of his building, but Clark can't save him because he is weak from Kryptonite exposure. The Daily Planet is bought a by a rich man, who promises to make it better than ever. Before Lois can tell Clark she loves him, Clark says that he was lyi


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1x20 Barbarians at the Planet (May 01, 1994)


The Daily Planet is financially troubled and Lex buys the newspaper to get closer to Lois. After saving everyone's jobs, he makes some changes : Jack and Jimmy are now working downstairs in the printing of the newspaper, and hires a young just graduated man named Chip to be Perry's boss. Perry gets really mad and leaves the Planet. Lex puts a bomb in the Planet and the it explodes. He blames Jack, who gets arrested. Lex proposes to Lois, and Clark tells her he loves her, but she says that loves him too but only as a friend. When Lois ask if she and Superman have a chance to stay together, he says to Lois they can't stay together because she only loves him because he's Superman. Then, Lois accepts Lex's proposal.


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1x19 Fly Hard (March 27, 1994)


A group of terrorists take Clark, Lois, Perry, Jimmy, Jack and Lex hostage in the Daily Planet and Clark is not able do anything with his Superman powers or the others will figure out his secret identity.


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1x18 Vatman (March 13, 1994)


Lex Luthor builds a clone of Superman, and teaches him to do what he wants, and what Lex wants is to destroy the real Superman.


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1x17 The Rival (February 27, 1994)


A Lois' ex-colleague is working for another newspaper who is strangely getting the major news before the Daily Planet and Lois gets jealous when she shows interest on Clark.


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1x16 Foundling (February 20, 1994)


The globe from Clark's spaceship begins to give him some information regarding his past, but the globe is stolen for two kids before he can learn much. Lex Luthor buys the globe from Jack and begins to learn something about Superman, but not too much.


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1x15 The Ides of Metropolis (February 06, 1994)


Lois helps a convicted murderer (but he is innocent) allowing him to stay at her house. He is the only one with the cure for a destructive new computer virus that is a menace for Metropolis. Jonathan worries that Martha might be having an affair and comes to Clark's apartment.


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1x14 Illusions of Grandeur (January 23, 1994)


Lois and Clark need to find out the truth about the kidnapping of rich children who are disappearing in a magic box. A magician hypnotizes Superman and Lois, who is now in risk of life.


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1x13 Witness (January 09, 1994)


Lois' life is in danger when she witnesses the murderer of a scientist who was claiming to know the secret to increased male potency. Now, Clark and Perry need to protect her from the murderer Mr. Make-up and from the scientist's affair from the past : Barbara Trevino.


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1x12 All Shook Up (January 02, 1994)


Superman needs to stop a giant asteroid from colliding with Earth, but when Superman collides with the asteroid, he gets amnesia. Clark goes at the Daily Planet with Lois, who is helping him with his ""new job"" and ""new friends"" that he can't remember. And Martha and Jonathan need to make Clark remember that he is Superman, otherwise, the ""still-alive"" asteroid will colide with the Earth.


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1x11 Honeymoon in Metropolis (December 12, 1993)


Lois and Clark go undercover as honeymooners to a Metropolis hotel in an attempt to find out about a possible conspiracy which seems to involve a powerful congressman. They also need to learn how to share their lives with someone.


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1x10 Pheromone, My Lovely (November 28, 1993)


An ex-lover of Lex Luthor spreads a perfume in the Daily Planet and everybody begins to fall in love with each other. Lois falls for Clark, the only one who isn't affected by the perfume and he tries not to take advantage of her. Without the perfume effects, Lex tells Nigel that he is in love with Lois.


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1x09 The Man of Steel Bars (November 21, 1993)


Metropolis is hit with a strong heat wave in the middle of winter, and people believe that Superman is the cause. Lex Luthor is ultimately behind the heat and wants to see Superman gone. Clark decides to leave Metropolis, but Lois finds out that the Luthor nuclear plant is to blame.


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1x08 The Green, Green Glow of Home (November 14, 1993)


A friend of Jonathan and Martha has found a strange meteorite. Jason Trask is back and now he is in Smallville, looking for this meteorite that can destroy Superman. Lois and Clark go to Smallville to investigate the story and Clark introduces her to his parents.


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1x07 Smart Kids (October 31, 1993)


A group of children who are drugging themselves by an experimental drug to increase the intelligence begins to bring problems to Metropolis. Clark is worried because the children told him that they know he is Superman.


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1x06 I've Got a Crush on You (October 24, 1993)


Lois and Clark go undercover at a nightclub to find out about a connection between the owners of the club and a group of arsonists called the "Toasters". Superman is able to put out the "Toasters" permanently.


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1x05 Requiem for a Superhero (October 17, 1993)


Dr. Sam Lane, Lois' father, is involved with the fabrication of really strong bionic boxers. Lois becomes involved after a beloved family friend is murdered for knowing too much. Lois and Clark are able to stop the boxers after revealing their findings to the boxing commission. Lois and Clark are also ""officially"" made partners.


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1x04 I'm Looking Through You (October 10, 1993)


Lois and Clark are investigating burglaries being made by invisible men. A scientist developed a suit that could make a person invisible, but his suits were stolen by a man wanting to commit crimes. Lois and Clark have to uncover who is behind these burglaries before it is too late. Clark also feels that he is losing his identity to Superman.


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1x03 Neverending Battle (October 03, 1993)


Lex Luthor develops several tests to see how strong Superman is. In the Daily Planet, Lois steals Clark's story about Superman. Clark moves into a new apartment.


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1x02 Strange Visitor (From Another Planet) (September 26, 1993)


Jason Trask, who works for the government, is obsessed with Superman and wants to study and kill him. He kidnaps Lois and Clark because he's sure that Superman has a connection with them. Clark begins to learn about Krypton when he finds the spaceship that brought him to earth.


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1x01 Pilot (September 12, 1993)


Clark Kent arrives in Metropolis and tries to get a job at the Daily Planet. He is teamed up with with world-class journalist Lois Lane to investigate a possible sabotage of the space program's Space Station Prometheus project.




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