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Superman: New Kids in Town

The Legion of Superheroes send three members back in time- Saturn Girl, Cosmic Boy, and Chameleon Boy - to stop Brainiac from destroying a young Clark Kent before he can become Superman.


Episode Info


Episode number: 3x3
Production Number: 044
Airdate: Saturday October 31st, 1998



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Guest Stars
Corey BurtonCorey Burton
voiced Brainiac
Recurring
Kelly SchmidtKelly Schmidt
voiced Lana Lang
Recurring
Mike FarrellMike Farrell
voiced Jonathan Kent
Recurring
Scott MenvilleScott Menville
voiced Bully
Recurring
Shelley FabaresShelley Fabares
voiced Martha Kent
Recurring
Chad LoweChad Lowe
voiced Cosmic Boy/Rokk Krinn
Jason PriestleyJason Priestley
voiced Chameleon Boy/Reep Daggie
Melissa Joan HartMelissa Joan Hart
voiced Saturn Girl/Irma Ardeen
Rider StrongRider Strong
voiced Young Clark Kent
Tony PopeTony Pope
voiced Scientist
Main Cast
Tim DalyTim Daly
voiced Clark Kent / Superman / Kal-El
Episode Notes
The three Legionnaires staring on this episode are credited with their real identities in the closing credits.

During Saturn Girl’s mind projection, we can see ten Legionnaires hanging out in the meeting room. They are (from left to right) Ultra Boy, Apparition, Dream Girl, Lightning Lad, Lightning Lass, Brainiac 5, Triad, Bouncing Boy, Kid Quantum and Andromeda.



Episode Quotes
Professor: I didn't know what to do, so I called the Legion of Super-Heroes.
Chameleon Boy: Ah, it's a little late. What do you need heroes for, if the villain is gone?

Professor: Didn't you hear me? I have no way of bringing you back!
Cosmic Boy: Let us worry about that!
Professor: This is crazy!
Chameleon Boy: You asked for heroes. You didn't' say anything about sanity.

Lana Lang: What's this strange power you have?
Clark: What do you mean?
Lana Lang: The ability to attract every airhead in Smallville.

Cosmic Boy: Is not right for a person to know his own future.



Episode Goofs
In the closing credits, Saturn Girl's "real" name is shown to be 'Irma Ardeen.' However, this is a typo, because her actual name is 'Imra.'



Cultural References
Bully: Check out Darth Vader. Que pasa, man, take a wrong turn at Tatooine?

Darth Vader (a.k.a. Anakin Skywalker) is a fictional character from the Star Wars movies. Tatooine is the home planet of the Skywalker family.

Chameleon Boy: "Up, up and away!!" I always wanted to say that.

This is an in-joke to the Superman radio show from the 40s, in which Superman often uttered that line to let the listeners know that he was taking off.



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