Superman III

If the world's most powerful computer can control even one on earth is safe.

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Podcast Release Date:
Apr 30, 2013

Superman Series Episode 4

The eye is easily frightened. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

1983 was a banner year for computing.  Microsoft Windows was announced,  Lotus spreadsheets were released and the first IBM clone PC was sold by Compaq.  And Gus Gorman builds a supercomputer that becomes self-aware, turns humans into cyborg slaves, and tries to kill Superman!  This third installment in the Superman film series, this one directed entirely by Richard Lester, relied more on laughs than action, with comedian Richard Pryor taking a co-starring role.  How does the mix of comedy, action, and inner conflict work in this Superman film?  Listen to find out!

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Movie Details

DC Comics Series
Comic Book Movies
Richard Lester
2 h 05 min
Release Date
17 June 1983
Comedy, Science Fiction, Action, Adventure
Aiming to defeat the Man of Steel, wealthy executive Ross Webster hires bumbling but brilliant Gus Gorman to develop synthetic kryptonite, which yields some unexpected psychological effects in the third installment of the 1980s Superman franchise. Between rekindling romance with his high school sweetheart and saving himself, Superman must contend with a powerful supercomputer.

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