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Prototype

Episode #31 - Prototype
Original Airdate - October 11th, 1997.

A super-strong mechanical suit of armor stands as a threat to both villains and the innocent citizens of Metropolis. Piloted by an S.C.U. officer who becomes one with the suit, only Superman can thwart off the danger posed by this new multi-faceted, yet increasingly dangerous crime-fighting device.

Media by Stu
Pans by Bird Boy
Review by The Flash
Credits:
Written by Hilary J. Bader
Directed by Curt Geda
Music by Harvey Cohen
Animation by Koko Enterprise Co., LTD., Dong Yang Animation Co., LTD.

Voices:
Tim Daly as Superman/Clark Kent
Dana Delany as Lois Lane
Xander Berkely as Sgt. Corey Mills
Clancy Brown as Lex Luthor
Michael Dorn as John Henry Irons
Cynthia Gibb as Trish Mills
Joseph Bologna as Dan Turpin
Joanna Cassidy as Maggie Sawyjer
Robert David Hall as News Anchor
Cam Clarke as Older Thug
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Corey Mills was a great character. At the beginning of the story, he was like a normal cop inside a futuristic test suit and at the end, he was a total nut case. Not only a nut case but a villain. The way he acted as if the suit was a person really told you how much the suit messed up his head. It was a nice touch to have him shave his head; making him look almost just like Luthor. That was nice and chilling.

I think they could have Johnny Henry Irons be a more important character in this story. I feel like we didn't see enough of him. However, it was obvious, at the end, when Superman said it would be nice to have some help that they would later have Irons turn into Steel.

The conflict between Superman and Mills was great. Mills really ticked Superman off! Mills even blinded Superman. Supes was almost helpless for a while. Once his vision returned Mills was in for it! Even though the action was great the music in this scene really ruined it. It made it feel and seem totally stupid. The piano just didn't sound right. It didn't feel dramatic enough. I think that if they had done the music right in this scene that it would have made the whole episode better. Just imagine music from Psycho (the movie) in it. How often does Supes get blinded? Not very often or more like never. The way the music mixed with the action was just horrible. I know they could have tried something totally different and come out with a better over all scene. Not only did the music not fit, the spots surrounding Superman's eyes moved and floated around. They didn't move with his head correctly.

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