Stan Lee's Superhumans

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Stan Lee's Superhumans
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Starring Stan Lee
Daniel Browning Smith
Narrated by Daniel Browning Smith
Composer(s) Timo Baker
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 21
Production
Running time 1 hour (including commercials)
Production company(s) Off The Fence
Broadcast
Original channel History
Original run August 5, 2010 (2010-08-05)  – present
External links
Website

Stan Lee's Superhumans is a television series that debuted on August 5, 2010 on History. It is hosted by comic book superhero creator Stan Lee and follows contortionist Daniel Browning Smith, "the most flexible man in the world", as he searches the globe for real-life superhumans – people with extraordinary physical or mental abilities.[1]

List of episodes[edit]

Season One (2010)[edit]

Episode Title Original Airdate
101 "Electro Man" August 5, 2010
Daniel meets Rajmohan Nair of Kollam, India, who can withstand being shocked by electricity 30 times the amount that can kill an ordinary man; Scott Flansburg of San Diego, a "human calculator" who can perform complex arithmetic in his head; Juan Ruiz of Los Angeles, a blind man who can see the world around him with bat-like echolocation; and Dennis Rogers of Houston, the "strongest man in the world".
102 "Killer Punch" August 12, 2010
Daniel meets Bob Munden of Las Vegas, the fastest and most accurate gunslinger alive; Finland's Timo Kaukonen, whose body can withstand near-boiling temperatures; Shi Yan Ming, a Shaolin monk who defected from China and who takes Bruce Lee's infamous "one-inch punch" to a new level; and Darren Taylor "Professor Splash" of Denver, who can survive a 35-foot belly flop into 1 foot of water.
103 "Hammer Head" August 19, 2010
Daniel meets Dean Karnazes of San Francisco, who can ignore extreme fatigue and ran 50 marathons in 50 states in 50 days; John Ferraro of Boston, whose thick skull can withstand the blow of a sledgehammer; Chris Robinson of Edinburgh, Scotland who believes his dreams can predict the future; and Kenny Muhammad of New York City, "The Human Orchestra", who can mimic complex beatbox rhythms with his mouth.
104 "Human Speed Bump" August 26, 2010
Daniel meets Zamora the Torture King (aka Tim Cridland) of New York City, who skewers himself without feeling any pain or shedding blood; Derek Paravicini of London, England, a blind autistic man who can accurately recreate any piano piece after hearing it once; Jyothi Raj of Chitradurga, India who can scale walls with incredible speed and agility; and Tom Owen of Birmingham, Alabama, the man with the hardest muscles on Earth.
105 "Human Wolf" September 9, 2010
Daniel meets Patrick Musimu, of Bonaire who can free dive to nearly 700 feet and hold his breath for over 8 minutes; Miroslaw Magola of Brighton, England who allegedly exhibits telekinetic powers; Shaun Ellis of Devon, England who lives and communicates with wolves; and Eskil Rønningsbakken from Trondheim, Norway, who performs incredible feats of balance.
106 "Human Crash Test Dummy" September 16, 2010
Daniel meets Isao Machii of Osaka, a modern-day swordsman with such precise sword skills that he can cut a pellet in half; Dr. Norman Gary of Sacramento, California who can summon and control swarms of bees; Steve Santini of Cornwall, Ontario, Canada a fearless escape artist who shows ultimate body control when facing extreme danger; and Rusty Haight of Las Vegas, a daredevil "human crash test dummy" who drives himself into car wrecks at high speed.
107 "Rubber Band Man" September 23, 2010
Daniel meets Tim Friede of Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, a human guinea-pig who allows himself to be bitten by venomous snakes for medical research; Dan Meyer of Hartselle, Alabama, who is proclaimed to be one of the greatest sword swallowers in the world; Garry "Stretch" Turner of London, England whose rare medical condition gives him the World's stretchiest skin; and Yves Rossy of Geneva, Switzerland who flies with a high-tech, jet-powered wing strapped to his back that is controlled by precise movements of his body.
108 "Jaw Breaker" September 30, 2010
Daniel meets martial artist Tom Cameron of Chicago, the "Human Stun Gun" who claims to focus the power of "Chi" to deliver knockdown blows to opponents without touching them; Salim Haini of Marrakech, Morocco, whose incredible gastronomical fortitude has earned him the title of the "Man Who Eats Anything"; Ron White of Fort Worth, Texas whose super mental focus allows him to memorize and recall complex information quickly, even while distracted; and Greg Poe, a test pilot from Florida who claims he can withstand up to 12g of force.

Season Two (2011-2013)[edit]

Episode Title Original Airdate
201 "Unbreakable" October 27, 2011
Daniel meets Shaolin monk Hu Qiong of Kuala Lumpur whose body can resist spears to his throat and metal drills to his head; Chad Netherland in San Diego who can hold back a 500 HP car as well as two airplanes from takeoff; Dickinson Oppon from Ghana who has superhuman control over his stomach, able to drink amounts of water that can normally be fatal to most people; and Byron Ferguson, a champion archer who demonstrates superior hand-eye coordination.
202 "Shark Master" November 3, 2011
Daniel goes to Wisconsin to meet Aaron Evans who is called "The Spring", who could be the greatest jumper in the world; Melchor Menor, the "Shins of Steel" who can break baseball bats in half with a single kick; Ito Kenichi from Japan who has the ability to sprint on all fours; and Mike Rutzen from Cape Town, South Africa who claims to be able to control sharks.
203 "Yo Yo Ninja" February 28, 2013
In his quest to find people with real superpowers, Daniel Browning Smith meets some extraordinary individuals including the man with the strongest neck on the earth.
204 "Super Special" March 7, 2013
First Daniel is in Canada to meet Pat Poviliatis, the man who claims his hands are tough enough to withstand the jaws of a steel-toothed cougar trap.
205 "Human Shield" March 14, 2013
Rene Richter says he has the strongest teeth on earth, capable of bending coins. But we discover his strength lies in his jaw, which Rene says allows him to lift over 1000lbs.
206 "Steel Face" March 21, 2013
Daniel Browning Smith is in Vegas to meet Brian Jackson who blows up a hot water bottle until it explodes. Daniel takes Brian to a lung specialist to measure the power output and pressure of his lungs. He also meets a man who can pull a car with his eyelids, a man who can easily catch objects shot out of a pitching cannon, and Hiroki, a master nunchaku wielder who can hit a baseball from a pitching cannon with his nunchaku, twirl razor-sharp sickle nunchaku while blindfolded, and hit objects with more force than the average nunchaku wielder.
207 "Spider Power" March 28, 2013
Randy Lewis claims to have found a way to copy spider-silk. Tori Allen who climbs like Spiderman.
208 "Beast Masters"
209 "Rocket Blader"
210 "Robo Men"
211 "Bird Man"
212 "Supersight"
213 "Finger of Steel"

References[edit]

  1. ^ See Real-Life X-Men in Stan Lee’s Superhumans, Hugh Hart, Wired, 12 August 2010 (retrieved 13 August 2010)

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