"Requiem for a Superhero"
Series Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman
Season 1, Episode 5
Lois and Clark 1x05 001
Airdate October 17th, 1993
Writer Robert Killebrew
Director Randall Zisk
Producer Mel Efros; Deborah Joy LeVine; David Jacobs; Dusty Kay; Thania St. John; Bryce Zabel
Starring Dean Cain; Teri Hatcher; Lane Smith; Michael Landes; Tracy Scoggins; Elizabeth Barondes; John Shea
Previous "I'm Looking Through You"
Next "I've Got a Crush on You"

"Requiem for a Superhero" is the fifth episode of season one of the superhero action/romance series Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman. It was directed by Randall Zisk with a script written by Robert Killebrew. It premiered on ABC on Sunday, October 17th, 1993 at 8:00 pm.

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Notes & Trivia Edit

  • Superman was created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman was developed for television by Deborah Joy LeVine.
  • This episode is production code number 455304.
  • This is the first, and to date, only known television writing work for Robert Killebrew.
  • This is the first live-action appearance of the character of Sam Lane, who is identified as a doctor in this episode. He is played by Denis Arndt in this episode, but in future episodes, he will be played by Harve Presnell.

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  • Lois Lane: Have you ever met anybody who's so wrapped up in their work they don't have time for anyone or anything?
  • Clark Kent: Is this a trick question?


  • Lex Luthor: It's always such an embarrassment, having to do away with someone. It's like announcing to the world that you lack the savvy and the finesse to deal with the problem more creatively. I mean, there have been times, naturally, when I've had to have people eliminated, but it always... saddened me. I've always felt like I've let myself down somehow.


  • Lex Luthor: If a man like you has a problem, I expect you to solve it with your own usual flair. For a man like me, on the other hand, life is a bowl of rubies... an extremely large bowl. I have no problems.


  • Lois Lane: But Perry, partnership it's like marriage.
  • Perry White: That's right, you've got to work at it.
  • Lois Lane: It takes patience and understanding and willingness to be supportive.
  • Perry White: I know, honey. Fake it.

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