"The Origin of the Silver Surfer, Part 1"

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"The Origin of the Silver Surfer, Part 1"

Quote1 To perform your task as my herald, Norrin Radd, you must become far more than merely a man. I bestow upon you a portion of my own Power Cosmic. You shall absorb boundless strength from the cosmos itself, needing no food to eat, no water to drink, no air to breathe. You shall be able to transmute the elements, and to heal others as well as yourself. Cosmic bolts of awesome power shall be yours to hurl. And neither the frigid cold of the deepest space nor the blazing heat of the brightest star shall harm your shielded body. Most importantly, I shall give you the means to travel faster than the fastest starship so you may soar to the ends of the universe, and beyond. Norrin Radd exists no more, you are newborn my herald. Even your mind is a new page on which I shall write. Arise! Quote2
-- Galactus

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Synopsis for "The Origin of the Silver Surfer, Part 1"

Just as the Watcher has warned, Galactus has arrived at Zenn-La to consume its energy. Norrin Radd sacrifices himself by offering to serve as Galactus' herald, whose job it will be to scout out planets without intelligent life so that Galactus won't destroy any civilizations. On the upside, Galactus gives Norrin a portion of his powers, turning him into the Silver Surfer. On the downside, the transference of powers remove Norrin's memories and his moral convictions! With no memories, the Silver Surfer finds world after world for Galactus to devour, but the herald is troubled by the destruction.


  • Original Air Date:7 February 1998


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Character Actor
Silver Surfer/Norrin RaddPaul Essiembre
Master of Zenn-LaAron Tager
GalactusJames Blendick
Watcher PrimeDennis Akayama
ShellaineValerie Buhagiar

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