Staff: Fake episodes of "Adventures of Superman" have been listed

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Someone has apparently been submitting fake episodes to the 1950s television series "Adventures of Superman" starring George Reeves. See http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0044231/e... for the two fake episodes' entries. One is titled "The Mummy Strikes" and supposedly released 3 October 2013, and the other is titled "The Mad Scientist" and supposedly to be released 11 October 2013.

I have found no evidence of any previously lost episodes of this series being premiered this month, more than 50 years after the series ended and its star George Reeves died.

There was a 1943 animated theatrical Superman cartoon titled "The Mummy Strikes", and the 1941 animated theatrical cartoon "Superman" has "The Mad Scientist" as an alternate title, but those cartoons would not have been part of the 1950s live action television series "Adventures of Superman", nor feature cast members from the live action series, nor would they have release dates of October 2013 since they were already released 70 years ago or longer.

I do not know why someone submitted the fake episode "The Mummy Strikes" (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3204458/) or "The Mad Scientist" (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3220636/), but whoever is doing so needs to be stopped from submitting any more fake episodes like that. The staff should delete these fake episodes; I don't think that they can be merged correctly into any other entry.

This same issue was raised on the Contributors Help message boards at http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000042/n... and again at http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000042/n... but it has not yet been addressed by the staff there.
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