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Where There's Smoke

Episode #42 - Where There's Smoke
Original Airdate - September 19th, 1998. - Third Season Premiere

Volcana, a villainess whose talent enables her to control fire, goes on a crime spree by stealing artifacts, while on the run from government agents and Superman.

Media by Bird Boy
Pans by Borg4of3
Review by Brainiac
Written by Hilary J. Bader
Directed by Curt Geda
Music by Harvey Cohen
Animation by Koko/Dong Yang

Tim Daly as Superman/Clark Kent
Dana Delany as Lois Lane
Peri Gilpin as Volcana
William H. Macy as Director
Peter Gallagher as Kurt
Dennis Haysbert as Agent #1
David Kaufman as Jimmy Olsen
Gregg Berger as Agent #2
John Mariano as Agent #3
Devi Mae West as Billy

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This episode was enjoyable in several aspects--one it showed another Livewire-type villian, only this time it was a fire-thrower, plus the animation was pretty darn good and on top of that, the VA for Volcana was excellent. Peri Gilpin really made the character sound like she looked, and it was really refreshing to hear after some of the more disappointing voices.

The plot revolves around Volcana coming back, trying to fence some stolen items to her old "friends" and getting caught in the process. It's later revealed Volcana was an experiment and they wanted to "experiment" more on her, only this time Superman was there to stop it. A big fight (with lots of fire) ensues and the episode ends with Volcana on a far away beach and Superman bringing her food. After all, how would he could her in a prison?

As stated above, the voice actors in this episode were great, along with the short role played by the Paranormal doctor and his love for root beer floats. Definitely a great episode for the beginning of STAS's third season.

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