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Someone is using a red beam to steal diamonds over 100 carats.The Planet-Splitter is an episode of season 1 of Super Friends. It premiered on December 15, 1973.

Synopsis for "The Planet-Splitter"

Someone is using a red beam to steal diamonds over 100 carats.

Appearing in "The Planet-Splitter"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:


  • Dr. LeBon
  • Wilbur

Other Characters:

  • Jor-El (First appearance) (Dies in flashback)
  • Lara (First appearance) (Dies in flashback)
  • Jonathan Kent (First appearance) (Flashback only)
  • Martha Kent (First appearance) (Flashback only)
  • Kryptonian Science Council
    • Mia (Dies in flashback)
    • Lo-Di (Dies in flashback)
    • Ka-Do (Dies in flashback)
  • Flying Graysons (Mentioned only)
    • John Grayson (Mentioned only)
    • Mary Grayson (Mentioned only)
  • Howard Small (Mentioned only)
  • Mrs. Cadwalader (Single appearance)
  • Smallville Orphanage Staff
    • Director Warner (Single appearance)
    • Doctor Brown (Single appearance)
    • Doctor Brown's nurse (Single appearance)
    • Doctor McCarthy (Mentioned only)





  • This is Jor-El and Lara's first appearance in animated form.
  • Robin's origin is mentioned.
  • Superman's origin is presented in this episode.
  • Jor-el states that the law forbidding the construction of any spacecraft was five years old.
  • It is shown that Kyrpton had a 34 day month called Mayton and implies that Superman's rocket was launched on Mayton 15.
  • Dr. Labaun states that he and Wilber conducted various tests but it is later stated that Wilber wrote up the reports and the tests had actuality failed. This leaves the issue of the tests that Labaun himself did and not realizing that Wilber was changing the results.


  • The name Howard Small may be a pun on the name Howard Hughes.

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