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Smallville in TV Guide
Smallville is featured in the August 25-31, 2008 issue of TV Guide, in the "Breaking News" section (although it's nothing new to anyone who has been reading spoilers). Here is a scan of the blurb. Spoilers for S8, obviously.



"The Justice League will never be the same, and Clark Kent will never be the same." That's a pretty big statement to make. Will the episode live up to the hype? I don't know, but I'll certainly be there to see! Which I know surprises no one. :) The promise of Tom in scruff alone guarantees I'll show up. Oh, who am I kidding? The promise of Tom, period, is all I need! But I'm actually totally excited about S8. *bounces* Exactly four weeks from today, people!

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starry_dawn From: starry_dawn Date: August 21st, 2008 04:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
One month, woo! \o/

I'll be there for Tommy for sure, but man alive, look at the other two men in that picture! I've always had a soft spot for Oliver and Hartley, but I'll be damned if Alan Ritchson doesn't look fine there. Even with the ill-fitting suit. You know, looking closer, he actually reminds me a little of Brett Lee. *squints*
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: August 21st, 2008 11:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
Did you ever see those scandalous underwear ads AR did? They were actually kind of embarrassing to look at for me, but they did make it quite clear that the man has an incredible body! SHoE did a video podcast interview with him not too long ago, and he seems like a pretty cool guy.

Looking at that pic, I'm reminded of Allison's adorable comment at Comic-Con about how Green Arrow and Black Canary should get together because they have the same hair. hee!

Did you see that Brett Lee is evidently up for grabs? He just announced he and his wife have split.
starry_dawn From: starry_dawn Date: August 23rd, 2008 04:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
I always knew AR had an amazing body, but it was his face in that picture that grabbed my attention. He looks so handsome! :)

Oh, I haven't heard the SHoE podcast yet. I know he was at the Asylum Con, and a lot of people were saying he was a really nice guy.

Ha, I thought the same thing about GA and BC! Poor Alaina - I don't really like the spiky blond hair on her!

I didn't know the news about Brett Lee till you told me. That's so sad. I didn't think you'd know about him, to be honest. Not a lot of Americans I know follow cricket!
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: August 24th, 2008 12:19 am (UTC) (Link)
HERE is a link to the SHoE interview with AR, if you want to watch it.

I don't think the spiky blonde hair is flattering to AH either, at least not the straw-colored mop in that pic. Which is a shame, because she really is beautiful.

Ha! I had no idea who he was! I totally googled him, and then I was all, what? He's a bowler? Because in my head, bowling means pins and lanes and Lana's bachelorette party. hee!
ophelia_77 From: ophelia_77 Date: August 21st, 2008 07:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm pretty jazzed about season 8 too. That might have something to do with Lana being gone. *throws confetti* I mean there is a point when "epic love" just becomes sadomasochistic folly. And, I'm totally digging the justice league story line. More Ollie = more squee!!
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: August 21st, 2008 11:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm really curious about how they will use Lana's remaining episodes. Don't screw it up, show! I'm all for giving Clark and Lana a proper send off after all these years, but just end it already. If they leave us with the idea that Clark ends up with Lois because Lana made the ultimate sacrifice and gave him up, and that Lana is the true love of his life, I am gonna have to cut someone!

I adore Ollie, and Justin. Plus, JH seems to love doing interviews, and photo shoots, and conventions, and anything else that pleases the fans and promotes his career. I'm hoping we'll see him all over the place! :)
ophelia_77 From: ophelia_77 Date: August 21st, 2008 11:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
Agreed! How many episodes is she supposed to be in?

And JH is so cute I just want to squeeze him...and I don't even like blondes. :)
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: August 22nd, 2008 12:39 am (UTC) (Link)
I think it's five. Supposedly that's how many KK was still committed to do in S7 when they released her to make the Street Fighter movie, so that's how many she'll make up in S8.
ophelia_77 From: ophelia_77 Date: August 22nd, 2008 02:12 am (UTC) (Link)
Maybe she'll go out in a bad heat vision accident. :)
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: August 22nd, 2008 06:05 am (UTC) (Link)
You are wicked! :) And I looove that icon!
ophelia_77 From: ophelia_77 Date: August 26th, 2008 03:58 am (UTC) (Link)
Aren't I just?! It's more fun that way. And you're welcome to the icon if you want it. I love yours too. But does farmboy leave one of those mustaches after you *ahem* drink it? ;)
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: August 26th, 2008 07:09 am (UTC) (Link)
But does farmboy leave one of those mustaches after you *ahem* drink it?

*giggles* I'm not touching that one!

That icon was made by ivorykiss, one of my favorite icon makers. She only makes Tommy icons, and if you have a favorite pic of Tom, she's probably made an icon of it. I love her stuff. Which I may have told you before. I'm constantly pimping her icons. :)
stoodupforlove From: stoodupforlove Date: August 22nd, 2008 01:53 am (UTC) (Link)
I agree with everything you've said there. Lana was never number 1 for Superman, and if they somehow make Lois a consolation prize, I will be right next to you with a big knife.

I love Justin, too! He's a cutie, and I like that his character forces Clark to face things rather than just hide out on the farm and live in La-La-land. La-La being a nickname for Lana. LMAO
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: August 22nd, 2008 06:31 am (UTC) (Link)
Of course Lana has her place in Clark's history, but as you say, Lois and Clark are the OTP of the Supes mythology, and I think it's important not to let anything denigrate that.

While I think Ollie has an oversimplified view of Clark's very complicated life, I also appreciated the frustration he expressed with Clark's seeming reluctance to accept his destiny and get out there and save the world. What he said was exactly what I was thinking! But I also thought the writers showed what little regard they have for their own main character when they allowed Clark to be criticized that way. After all, they're the ones holding him back! And, as far as I can see, only so they can prolong the show and milk the cash cow it has been for them. How twisted is that?

I'm really interested to see what the dynamic is between Clark and Oliver this season. I loved the scenes between them in S6, especially the times when they clashed over Ollie's "the end justifies the means" philosophy. I've always hoped that Ollie would inspire Clark to offer the world a different kind of hero, one who doesn't compromise his moral code to achieve his goals, but rather holds himself to a higher standard of conduct than can be reached by the mere mortals who surround him. That is the Clark I'd love to see on the show!
eeyore1017 From: eeyore1017 Date: August 21st, 2008 09:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
I just realized that from this picture, the JLA could call themselves the "Blond Brigade" instead. :-) I wonder what the total amount of hair bleach used would be?
And not to be too picky, but why couldn't they have included a bigger picture of Tom Welling? The JLA picture appears to be from the new season, so if not a bigger picture of Tom, at least a new one? Or one that we could actually identify as a new one...I am happy that SV is getting any kind of promotion though.
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: August 21st, 2008 11:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
I don't know why they had to use that generic red jacket pic of Clark. Do they think we won't recognize him otherwise? They talk about how the Justice Leaguers find him in a Russian work camp, why not show us a pic of that? Scruffy, incognito Clark would have made that little blurb a hundred times better!

But yeah, it's always a thrill to see Smallville in my TV Guide. :)
stoodupforlove From: stoodupforlove Date: August 22nd, 2008 01:50 am (UTC) (Link)
Four weeks? YAAAAAAAY!!!!! Just last week, I think, I posted that I was surprised to find myself excited about the return of my show. I didn't think it would happen this year, but it has! I can't wait!

I didn't realize Clark would be powerless! I was wondering how he was able to grow a beard/scruff. Makes sense.
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: August 22nd, 2008 06:41 am (UTC) (Link)
So you think the scruff is tied into him losing his powers? I didn't think of that, but that's an interesting idea. I just figured Clark always had scruff, but that we never got to see how he dealt with it. I was hoping we'd get the classic shot of the heat vision reflected off the mirror, or something like that. Now I'm even more curious!
stoodupforlove From: stoodupforlove Date: August 23rd, 2008 01:58 am (UTC) (Link)
I always remember that episode, I think it was "Spell," where Lana kept trying to cut Clark's hair. Remember, the scissors broke? So for some reason I always imagined that Clark didn't grow facial hair because then how would he shave it? Same with his regular hair, I imagined he wasn't able to cut that, either.

Then again, what do I know? It would be nice to ask Martha Kent these questions! lol
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: August 23rd, 2008 02:21 am (UTC) (Link)
So for some reason I always imagined that Clark didn't grow facial hair because then how would he shave it?

See, that's exactly what makes it so interesting! There are a number of different stories in the Supes 'verse. One says his hair, beard, and nails don't grow under the yellow sun, just as you theorize. Another says he uses a piece of his spaceship to shave and cut his hair. Another has him use his heat vision reflected off a piece of his ship to shave.

I don't know if they'll have him shave before his powers come back, have his stubble just disappear when his powers return, show us how he shaves once he's super again, or just have him show up clean shaven again and not tell us at all. I guess we'll just have to wait and see!
jude_judith82 From: jude_judith82 Date: August 22nd, 2008 02:07 am (UTC) (Link)
Everyone is looking very super hero-y. Mmm Tom scrufiness.
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: August 22nd, 2008 06:44 am (UTC) (Link)
I know! Isn't it fun to see all of them in their costumes? And I'm really looking forward to Clark with scruff. Who knew they could come up with something we've never seen before after 7 years? :)
jude_judith82 From: jude_judith82 Date: August 22nd, 2008 10:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yowza!
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tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: August 26th, 2008 07:13 am (UTC) (Link)
It's my pleasure, believe me. :) It gets me excited, too! *bounces*
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