Superman

Superman (1941)

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The Mad Scientist - S1-E1

The Mad Scientist: So, you want a story? I'll give you the greatest story of destruction the world has ever known. (00:05:20)

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The Mad Scientist - S1-E1

Clark Kent: This looks like a job for Superman. (00:06:25)

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The Mad Scientist - S1-E1

Narrator: Faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive, able to leap tall buildings in a single bound. The infant of Krypton is now the Man of Steel: Superman! To best be in a position to use his amazing powers in a never-ending battle for truth and justice, Superman has assumed the disguise of Clark Kent, mild-mannered reporter for a great metropolitan newspaper. (00:01:50)

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Voices: Up in the sky, look: It's a bird. It's a plane. It's Superman! (00:00:10)

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The Mad Scientist - S1-E1

The Mad Scientist: I don't believe it! He isn't human! (00:08:30)

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The Mad Scientist - S1-E1

Perry White: This nut may prove dangerous. (00:02:55)

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The Mad Scientist - S1-E1

Revealing mistake: When the narrator says that Superman can leap a tall building in a single bound and shows Superman doing so, you can see in the background by some trees, an odd animation glitch. A curved, thin black line by the trees wiggling back and forth. (00:01:55)

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Trivia: This series is where Superman first "learned" how to fly. Before this series, in the comics and radio, he was only able to jump very high and far, hence "leap tall buildings in a single bound". They decided that it just didn't look right on film and they decided to have him fly, but it's still depicted as if he has to get a jumping start.

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The Mad Scientist - S1-E1

Question: So I have seen several places where people have been claiming that The Mad Scientist in this first episode was based on Nikola Tesla, and have seen many people complaining about him being portrayed as a bad guy in this. However, IMDb trivia states that "Boris Karloff' engineer Poelzig in Edgar G. Ulmer's The Black Cat (1934) was the inspiration for The Mad Scientist..." I've tried looking into it a little bit, but I can't seem to determine which is the correct person that The Mad Scientist was based on... Maybe both?

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