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Apr 2nd, 2010 12:47 AM
Scooter Atreides Wow... Just, wow. I joined this forum just to talk about this awe-inspiringly heinous piece of work. I heard that around 45 minutes of footage were edited out of the final cut of this film(that's why Supes, after being scratched by the press-on nails of doom, goes from a little cold to full blown nuclear space leukemia in about 2 minutes of screen time). If this nugget of Hell is at all typical of the cut footage, then the editor deserves the Nobel Peace Prize for his valiant effort to save the human race from the forces of evil.
Jan 29th, 2010 02:20 PM
Speedbump Chris Reeve was awesome as Superman, even in this turkey. My favorite scene is when he goes into the United Nations building, announces that he's getting rid of all nuclear weapons, & the place erupts with applause. I met Margot Kidder at a con & she was super-nice (pardon the pun).
Nov 26th, 2009 10:04 AM
Abishai100 Nuclear Man, and his various powers and manifestations, make him Superman's only rival, like Bizarro. Nuclear Man suggests that the magic of Superman's world is in how we perceive and celebrate his intentions towards teamwork. Perhaps this means people want Superman to share his passion for teamwork. Stories like this encourage confidence if we avoid idol worship.
Aug 26th, 2009 01:30 PM
Output From Wiki..."The character of Nuclear Man was originally Bizarro in the 1st draft of the script, but the rights were unavailable at the time, so they made a whole new character"
Aug 18th, 2009 02:38 AM
Chainsaw: Loved By Japan I love how the original Nuclear Man is supposed to be Bizarro, really, but comes out like Dave Coulier wearing one of those glittery fright wigs. And also with some sort of metal clock on his dingus.

Seriously, what the hell WAS that?!
Aug 16th, 2009 04:50 AM
Captain PirateFace When Lex took his Welding mask off he threw it off screen... yet, no thud.
Some dude was off camera catchin' that shit yo!~
Jul 28th, 2009 08:54 PM
lovely09 Superman is still in demand and love by people whether a movie,comic or books.It has something to with his adventures and technologies.
Jul 26th, 2009 07:12 AM
testtube For some reason when I was a kid I couldn't get enough of this movie, I think its cause I was too stupid to tell the difference between the video boxes at the store so it was rented over and over again. There is something very depressing about how these movies ended up looking to me, its hard to explain but check the pics of anyone flying, it doesn't look right for some reason, anytime I see some piss poor shit from the 80s I get depressed.
Jul 22nd, 2009 10:09 AM
Hugh Jerection Heh, this was on tv just a couple of days ago.
Amazing how the passage of time has done nothing to heal the
wounds inflicted by watching this steaming pile. It might be better than Superman Returns but it sure as hell isn't a patch on Roger Cormans Fantastic Four.
Jul 19th, 2009 04:37 PM
slangislayer I liked Nucular Man (2 retroactivatedly), he was a American Gladiator with superpowers and even more ridiculous hair!
Jul 18th, 2009 09:42 PM
MarioRPG Melting... Bazooka.
Jul 16th, 2009 07:36 PM
Jaimas Or Superlandscaping? What about Super Woman's Intuition or even... Super Friction?
Jul 16th, 2009 06:45 PM
Shironu-Akaineko Really? Nobody mentionned Super weaving yet?
Jul 15th, 2009 10:11 AM
EchoCharlie Ow my eyes!
Jul 14th, 2009 03:02 PM
Primortal god i hate this movie... so much. Really, Donner was the only person (at the time) who seemed to understand Superman more than ANYONE else in Hollywood. Also, love the big sparkly zoot suit they gave Nuclear Man I. That'll strike fear into the heart of Superman!!! Guess Lex has more than enough money to pay for a posh penthouse, super b-movie science equipment, and all that other crap... but won't shill out two pennies for a better suit for his diabolical creation???

And a token to Reeves as an actor keeping a pretty straight face for most of that lame-o scene.
Jul 13th, 2009 10:46 PM
JTN I just had a realization.
"Nuclear Man"? He's the Sentry.
That's... that's it. Same long hair. Same vast power. It's him!
Jul 13th, 2009 06:59 PM
DavidFullam When talk of a heavy edit hit the street, many fans wrote into Starlog wanting to see the cuts, as they felt they surely had to improve the film. Be careful what you wish for. Nuclear Man 1 would only have made it worse. Why didn't they use Bizzaro? That's basically what the guy was. "An Imperfect Clone of Superman." And I thought Mariel Hemingway's ability to survive the vacuum was the worst!
Jul 13th, 2009 06:44 PM
A Bad Enough Dude You didn't know that women could survive in space, -Rog-? Geez, what do they teach in science class nowadays?
Jul 13th, 2009 04:07 AM
DaTr0LL Looks like the first Nuclear Man went full retard...
Jul 11th, 2009 01:40 AM
Nick I'd rather see a whole movie about the first Nuclear Man.
Jul 10th, 2009 11:35 PM
Kilgore Cod "An explosion of that magnitude would probably knock the Earth right out of its orbit. "

Not really, no.
Jul 10th, 2009 02:27 PM
Alcibiades @Captain- It's cool, everyones entitled to their own opinions, even when they're wrong.
Jul 10th, 2009 10:47 AM
Commanderraf Wow... Superman IV. When I was little (3 or 4 years old), my brother was passing through a "Superman Fixation" period, and I remember us playing that he was Superman and I was Nuclear Man. Those were the days.

And on the footage of the first Nuclear Man, I couldn't believe this movie could be any goofier, but somehow the writers managed to create a completely stupid scene that seems to belong more in a cheese 50s B movie (I mean hazmat suits, "Its Alive!" and SCIENCE!!! being used) or in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (yep, one year has passed and that movie still is raping my childhood). And did my ears deceived me or did Gene Hackman said "nuculear" instead of nuclear?

This movie (and the deleted scene) are prime examples of why people hate comic book movies.

Jul 10th, 2009 02:40 AM
Jaimas I can't possibly be the only one that thought of Jerry Jackson when I saw Nuclear Man 1.
Jul 10th, 2009 02:07 AM
Mockery Heheh, glad you're all enjoying the footage of Nuclear Man 1 - it really is incredible. Definitely a good call about him being the closest thing to Bizarro we've seen so far in a Superman movie too.

Here's something weird I noticed from the most recent DVD release of Superman IV. Check out Nuclear Man on the cover!

Call me crazy, but that does NOT look like the same guy who played him in the movie. I'm pretty sure that's a shot of Gene Hackman from another film since the hair is fairly different too, but Nuclear Man's face looks very different in the movie compared to the one seen on the cover.
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