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Wednesday, June 02, 2010
The next step was television, although producers tested the waters with a low budget feature film in 1951, Superman and the Mole Men. At its climax, Superman doesn’t battle the pathetic little aliens from deep inside the Earth, but defends them against a bloodthirsty human mob. With World War II still fresh, George Reeves in his first appearance railed against this mob for acting like “Nazi stormtroopers.”