Flying Into New Danger..!

As cub reporter Jimmy Olsen himself once said “We’re back!!!!”

A very warm welcome to SUPERMANIA’78 for friends old and new alike.  Over the last year the site has been completely regenerated with a dynamic new look featuring all new navigation.  Please make your first destination here for an introduction and mission statement.  Then I invite you to click across the top menu for pages featuring brand new content ending with one devoted entirely to you – the Superfans and your experiences.

Meantime, older posts have been updated and links to both my Instagram page and, finally, YouTube Channel have been added.  SUPERMANIA on video is a new venture for me and I’m very excited by its potential.  I have a number of shoots upcoming that will include everything from cast member interviews to showcasing original Props & Costumes!  See the first of these shorts here and be sure to subscribe!

Please feel free to leave any feedback and continue to check back for updates – my email is martin-el@supermania78.com should you wish to contribute or just get in touch.  In the meantime, on the very day Superman IV: The Quest For Peace premiered 32 years ago I’m proud to bring you a world exclusive from the filming on location in the UK –

This amazing backstage pass is awarded to you by one Graham Bedford – a photographer who happened to be working right in the centre of the city doubling for Metropolis.  Graham tells his story below –

“Way back in 1986 I had an office in Milton Keynes, adjacent to the Railway Station – 
When I discovered that some scenes for Superman IV were to be filmed there I couldn’t resist taking in my camera to get a few pictures. As a life long Superman fan it all seemed quite magical!
Once filming got underway I mingled with the other onlookers and chatted with some of the film crew – Health & Safety restrictions didn’t exist in those days!
Unfortunately, I didn’t get to speak to Christopher Reeve himself but I did manage to get some images of him in action.  The pictures are a bit “grainy” but in those days and with a cheap camera they were as good as I could expect.  It all made for a great tale to pass on to my Grandson one day…”

 

All images ©Graham Bedford 1986 – Anybody interested in prints can contact him directly here

 

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