The Caped Wonder Superman Podcast

The Caped Wonder Superman Podcast

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.... Show More

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February 19, 2021 37 min
Jay & Jim talk exclusively with Michael Thau on how he worked with Richard Donner to bring Superman the Movie to DVD in 2001. The six tons of film that arrived at Warner Bros. The amazing behind the scenes footage and screen tests. Making the "The Richard Donner Cut" of Superman II and the mysterious longer version with more Lester footage on VuDu. Jay & Jim also discuss DC Comics Superman '78 and the passing of...
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January 19, 2021 38 min
In 1997, Superfans needed a place to find out everything they could about the Superman films. They needed a place to gather and explore. 24 years later we get the behind-the-scenes story of 'Superman Cinema' from the founder himself Dharmesh Chauhan. The interviews, the research, the flame that ignited the 'Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut' fuse. Jay Towers & Jim Bowers are back to kick off season three and 2...
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November 29, 2020 42 min
For years we've been told the filming location for Lois Lane's iconic penthouse apartment in Superman and Superman II was located at 240 Central Park South. Todd Phillips knew something wasn't right. In Episode 31, Jay Towers & Jim Bowers get the real story on that famous location. The inside scoop! Plus how to find that tree Frisky was stuck in, and some new updates on some of your favorite Superman filming locatio...
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In Episode 30 Jay Towers & Jim Bowers chat about the upcoming Entertainment Memorabilia Live Auction with Stephen Lane from Prop Store of London. This is the expanded unedited full version of the Facebook Live from October 25, 2020 and the guys unearth some exciting details about the Superman items in this years auction with Stephen. What makes that Superman IV costume so unique? How many Fortress of Solitude crystals are left?...
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September 27, 2020 54 min
In Episode 29, Jay Towers & Jim Bowers are joined by the 'Kryptonian Keeper' of all Superman IV knowledge Martin Lakin. The team discusses the elusive 134-minute cut of Superman IV seen only once before being cut down to 89 minutes in 1987. The budget challenges of Sidney J. Furie are often talked about, but in this episode the guys celebrate some of the great moments of Christopher Reeve and the entire cast. Plus the ...
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Jay Towers & Jim Bowers are together in Detroit and doing something fans have been asking for! Audio commentary of the 188 minute “Superman: The Movie Extended Cut released in 2017. Originally aired as a two-night Broadcast TV Premiere on ABC in 1982, fans were shocked to see a much longer version of the film they watched on the big screen in 1978. This very special Caped Wonder Superman Podcast Commentary puts you in the scre...
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Jay Towers & Jim Bowers are together in Detroit and doing something fans have been asking for! Audio commentary of the 188 minute “Superman: The Movie Extended Cut released in 2017. Originally aired as a two-night Broadcast TV Premiere on ABC in 1982, fans were shocked to see a much longer version of the film they watched on the big screen in 1978. This very special Caped Wonder Superman Podcast Commentary puts you in the scre...
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In Episode 28 , Jay Towers & Jim Bowers meet Rick Drew. This guy did it all back in 1977 for many of the scenes filmed in Alberta Canada. The Smallville crash site, The Kent Farm, The XK-101 Rocket, Smallville High, that Exploding Gas Station and more. Plus how Margot Kidder picked out one of her most famous costumes with Rick and how he kept that Kryptonian ship smoldering. These are ALL NEW stories and secrets you don't w...
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On this special 4th of July edition Jay & Jim shine the Caped Wonder Spotlight on U.S. Navy Veteran Noldy Rodriquez. Christopher Reeve has a very special place in Noldy's life and he has the inspiring story to prove it. You will believe a man can meet a legend in this special edition of the Caped Wonder Superman Podcast.
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Jay and Jim take Episode 27 right back to Pinewood Studios 1977 for the filming of the Daily Planet Scenes. Actor Ben Feitelson was on set for 1 month and for every scene. We open the sealed envelope to Pierre Spengler, hear never before told stories of Marlon Brando, and find out why Jackie Cooper really had that cigar all the time These are the stories you've been waiting for. Ben also talks about his new film 'The Bangko...
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May 29, 2020 54 min
In Episode 26 Jay and Jim are joined by Film Maker, YouTuber, and Superman III fan Oliver Harper. These three fans navigate through the third installment of the Christopher Reeve Legacy discussing dazzling special effects, the return to Smallville and Gus Gorman! It's 1983 all over again and Superman is back on the big screen.
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May 10, 2020 53 min
In episode 25 Jay & Jim are joined by 'Superman' Cape Experts Martin Lakin of SUPERMANIA78.com and Replica Cape Maker and Super Fan Greg Thomas. These 4 SuperFriends come together to interview Joe Ingold. Joe now owns what could be the most famous and most documented 'Superman The Movie' Cape in History from Julien's Auction. At a whopping $193,750, Joe has a story to tell and these are just the guys to list...
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April 19, 2020 32 min
In Episode 24, Jay Towers and Jim Bowers reunite 9 Girl Scouts from Superman: The Movie. These are the scouts who should have never been hiking during an earthquake. Cut from the 1978 theatrical cut, these ladies had the shock of their lives, when they showed up on the ABC-TV two night event in 1982. Now widely available in the Superman The Movie: Extended Cut, these Girl Scouts can be seen once again, and are all grown up with a S...
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March 16, 2020 60 min
Everyone is mindful of COVID-19 and this planet is becoming a much different place. As many self quarantine or socially distance themselves one thing still hold true. The World still needs Superman. In Episode 23 Jay Towers & Jim Bowers talk about how the Christopher Reeve Superman Legacy is just what the doctor ordered. In our first ever 'Fan Spotlight' we meet Greg Thomas who took his childhood love of Superman and is...
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February 6, 2020 59 min
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 M...
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January 20, 2020 53 min
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...
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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...
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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.
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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 Phyl...
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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...
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