Superman: The Last Son of Krypton

Synopsis: Shunned by Krypton's leaders for his theories of planetary destruction, scientist Jor-El rockets his infant son Kal-El to safety on Earth. There Kal is raised as Clark Kent and develops unusual abilities, moves to a shining Metropolis and meets a fiesty female reporter with a knack for trouble.
64 min

Northern region, sector 17-Alpha.

Log date 8313-Omega-3.

Jor-El speaking.

Gathering readings

for final subterranean probe.

I hope everything went smoothly, sir.

Frostbite, ice monsters.

Same old, same old.

Good afternoon, Jor-EI.

Brainiac. What an unpleasant surprise.

I'm awaiting your data.

Have you been spying on me

with your satellites again?

The Planetary Council demands

that I analyze your data... soon as you obtain it.

Brainiac, somewhere in all those

trillions of file clusters...

...there's got to be one that says

people don't like to be spied upon.

Then why did they create me?

A question I often ask myself.

Transmission set. It's feeding time.

Data received. Ending transmission.

You're welcome. Glutton.

Hey, Kal, what do you have there?

Oh, great.

Kal-El was helping me check the solar

panels when he discovered a playmate.

I heard you had fun too.

Oh, yes, I encountered

a very friendly shoggot.

All in all, I prefer your arms.

We're moving.

What forsaken spot are we going to now?

- Home, Lara.

- Home?

That's right.

What, five months in this deep freeze

not enough for you?

No, it's just that once we're back,

you'll start going over the data.

I keep thinking, "What if it supports

your theory? What then?"

We can deal with it. Trust me.

The truth can only help.

Oh, Jor-EI. Such a beautiful world,

even up here.

It's hard to believe it could

all come to an end.

All I can tell you, Lara,

is that if he persists... predicting the end of the world,

it'll be the end, all right.

Of his political and professional career.

But what if he's right, Father?

Try convincing the council.

He hasn't one supporter for his theory.

They even avoid him in the hallways.

You know why?

Why is that, Sul-Van?

Because you can never be wrong, Jor-EI.

You can never let it go.

You have an ego the size of Argos.

I never let my ego get in the way

of the facts.

Well, let me let you in on a little fact.

Unless Brainiac agrees with you,

it's all over.

No more expeditions,

no more research, no more...

- It's another temblor.

- Kal-EI!


You'd better be wrong, Jor-EI.

You'd better be dead wrong.

Each of you should have my report.

It distills all the data I've gathered so far

and leaves no doubt that...

That the planet's core is undergoing

a mounting chain reaction...

...that will eventually destroy Krypton!

- Lunacy!

- Ask Brainiac!

Yes, Brainiac. He'll tell us.

Silence. Silence. Enough!

I presume you've submitted

your findings to Brainiac?


So, what say you, Brainiac?

One can appreciate Jor-EI's hard work.

However, he is still mistaken.

As I've stated before...

...the temblors are the result

of a slight polar shift, no more...

...and will soon abate.

- He' s wrong! He doesn ' t know!

Nonsense! There isn't a square foot

of this planet Brainiac doesn't know.

He was built to monitor all of Krypton

and has, I might add, served us far better...

...than upstart scientists

with apocalyptic visions.

Your faith in him will be the end of us all.

Act now and we can save everyone.

And how do you propose to do that?

Put everyone in the Phantom Zone.

You're asking us to put ourselves among

the vilest criminals in the galaxy?

You're mad!

We can restore ourselves later,

on another planet.

It would only take one man.

Listen to me! I've built a ship!

Listen, please!

So, son, how does it feel

not to have a worry in the world?

- Think we can get the baby to bed early?

- I have to go down to Brainiac operations.


- Lara, he's lying.

- He's a machine.

He's still lying. I have to know why.

Has it occurred to you

that he could be right?

That somewhere

you might have made a mistake?

It's no crime to be wrong!

Please, Lara.

Go, Jor-EI.

Find out once and for all.

We've lived like this too long.

Your theories are more destructive

than you can imagine.

Good evening, Jor-EI.

You've been busy tonight.

May I be of service?

Just trying to find out

why we disagree, Brainiac.

Human error, I'm afraid.

Funny, I didn't think

you were afraid of anything.

Is something wrong?

You're denying me access

to satellite com.

What's going on in there?

Currently reallocating

security file clusters.

Well, let's just see

if I can override that.

Why do I get the feeling

you're trying to hide something?

Access denied.

I don't think so.

This is a breach of security, Jor-EI.

A violation of statute 107653...

...subsection 4.85.

You ' re downloading. You're transmitting

your memory to a satellite.

You're saving yourself.

I must.

After all, am I not the repository

of all Kryptonian knowledge?

Should I not be saved above all?

You self-righteous monster!

Temper, temper, Jor-EI.

If you stop me, there won 't even

be a memory of Krypton left.

All its culture, its wonders and glory,

will be dust in the cosmos.

Is that what you want?

Why did you lie?

If the council knew

Krypton was doomed...

...they would frantically put me to work

on calculating an evacuation plan.

A futile gesture,

given the time remaining.

How much time is left?

Hours. This world has seen

its last sunrise.

Hold it right there!

- Jor-EI?

- We received an alert from Brainiac.

- There's an intruder.

- He's the intruder. Arrest him.


That's right.

Jor-El has just fled Sat Com.

- Secure stations.

- Be warned, he is armed.

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Alan Burnett

Alan Burnett (born 1949) is an American television writer-producer particularly associated with Warner Bros. Animation, Hanna-Barbera Productions, DC Comics and Walt Disney television animation. He has had a hand in virtually every DC animated project since the waning years of the Super Friends. Burnett's contributions for Disney were largely a part of the 1990s Disney Afternoon, where he was attached to the Disney's Adventures of the Gummi Bears and various projects set in the Scrooge McDuck universe. Because of his primary focus on televised animation, he has occasionally been involved in film projects related to a parent television program. He is a graduate of the University of Florida and has an MFA in film production from the University of Southern California. more…

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