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Smallville in TV Guide
Smallville is featured in the August 24-September 6, 2009 issue of TV Guide, in the "Breaking News" section. Here is a scan of the blurb. The story has been all over the web for the past couple of days, but the print article has a bigger pic. Spoilers for S9, obviously.

Okay, I don't much care for the kryptonite spider-heart thingie that's digging into his chest (ouch!), but the rest of him more than makes up for it. :) Meet Brian Austin Green as Metallo. *THUD*

And here's a copy of the promo pic used in the magazine (click for full size):

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drusplace From: drusplace Date: August 19th, 2009 11:36 am (UTC) (Link)
It's actualy pretty cool looking although it seems to be a slight rip off of Iron Man...I'm not familiar with that particular comic book character however...

Are you excited for this season?
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: August 20th, 2009 07:23 am (UTC) (Link)
I think it's kind of a mix of Metallo and Iron Man? But I'm not a comics person, so I don't really know. Metallo had a kryptonite power source in his chest, while Iron Man had to replace his damaged human heart. Here's a pic of Metallo I found:

I am excited for the new season. Watching the vids from the Smallville panel at Comic-Con got me all fired up! :)
theclexfactor From: theclexfactor Date: August 19th, 2009 12:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm kind of digging it. It fits with the theme of Smallville where this is an origins story of not only the hero, but the villains, so having a "rough" version of Metallo is appropriate before he goes fully metal.
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: August 20th, 2009 07:29 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm excited to see what BAG does with the part. He was so good in T:SCC as the tragic hero, and now we get to see what he'll do with this darker role. I can't wait to see him share the screen with Tom!
starry_dawn From: starry_dawn Date: August 19th, 2009 12:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
Okay, that looks totally Iron Man-ish. But still, it's cool. And BAG! <3
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: August 20th, 2009 07:34 am (UTC) (Link)
It does, but I think Metallo actually has some things in common with Iron Man. Iron Man is Marvel, and Metallo is DC. Metallo came first. The design of the kryptonite heart in that pic is very evocative of the Iron Man film, for sure.

BAG FTW! \o/ I can't wait!! Sadly, I have no BAG icon. *is a bad fangirl*
jeannev From: jeannev Date: August 19th, 2009 01:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
I still wish this was the character that was getting the season long arc, and Zod was the character only around for 2 so far.
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: August 20th, 2009 07:43 am (UTC) (Link)
I have to agree with you there. John Corben, especially with BAG playing the part, seems infinitely more interesting to me than the Zod with whom I'm familiar. But who knows? This is Smallville's Zod, and maybe he'll be awesome. I do really like Callum Blue.
huzzlewhat From: huzzlewhat Date: August 19th, 2009 03:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
It's obviously a visual nod to Iron Man, which I think is kind of funny — Metallo made his first comics appearance about five years before Iron Man did, and Metallo was originally... yep, a man wearing a metal suit, instead of having a metal body wearing a flesh suit. It's funny how things go round and come round. So Iron Man ripped off Metallo, and now Metallo rips off Iron Man.
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: August 20th, 2009 07:48 am (UTC) (Link)
It is funny, isn't it? I was reading the Wikipedia entries for the two characters, and I kept getting mixed up about which details belonged to whom. :) That kryptonite heart is very evocative of the film, but almost brutal in its design. I find it to be kind of horrific, but maybe that's exactly what they're going for.
raputathebuta From: raputathebuta Date: August 19th, 2009 03:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
Why you ruin The Bod like that?!?!?! *grin*

tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: August 20th, 2009 08:09 am (UTC) (Link)
I know! That's not the BAG I'm looking for! ;) OTOH, I'm mesmerized by the arms, the tatts, the low-slung jeans, and the you-know-what lines. Guh.

Here's an unobstructed view of his chest:

raputathebuta From: raputathebuta Date: August 20th, 2009 01:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
Mmmmmmmmmmmm! Plus...WET!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I think he needs to be tongue-dried. *evil grin*
goodvibe From: goodvibe Date: August 19th, 2009 03:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
It's kinda gross and hot, heh.

I have to say, I'm looking forward to his eps.
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tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: August 20th, 2009 08:15 am (UTC) (Link)
It looks awfully painful to me. And my spider phobia isn't helping matters any. :)
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: August 20th, 2009 08:13 am (UTC) (Link)
That's it exactly. It draws me in and repels me at the same time!

I really think he's a wonderful actor. And he's a fanboy, so I know he'll do the part justice. I just wish he had a proper arc, rather than just two episodes. That seems rushed.
ophelia_77 From: ophelia_77 Date: August 19th, 2009 04:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
Awesome!! I can't wait for S9!

And hey, maybe Metallo can team up with Linda Lake. And they can move to Japan and have a kid....

tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: August 20th, 2009 08:17 am (UTC) (Link)
That's why I like you. I love the way your mind works! :D

I really think he's going to be great. Good casting job, Smallville!
anakaliaandrea From: anakaliaandrea Date: August 19th, 2009 04:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
looks gross but cool. haha. i can't wait.
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: August 20th, 2009 08:22 am (UTC) (Link)
Gross but cool, yes, I like that description. :) I think giving us Metallo is a great way to kick off the season. I can't wait to see Tom and BAG onscreen together!
eeyore1017 From: eeyore1017 Date: August 19th, 2009 11:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks for sharing. I got my TV Guide today. The Kryptonite heart is kind of disturbing and hard for me to look at. It distracts me to the point that I can't fully enjoy B.A.G.'s nice body. Oh well...:-)
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: August 20th, 2009 08:31 am (UTC) (Link)
It IS disturbing! It looks very painful to me. I wonder where in his arc this happens.

I've been very happy with the amount of Smallville coverage in TV Guide, EW, and on the web. But now I'm ready for pics of Tom in the new suit!
whimsywinx From: whimsywinx Date: August 19th, 2009 11:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
They're messing up the pretty!!!! Hrumph.
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: August 20th, 2009 09:02 am (UTC) (Link)
I know!! Don't they know this show is ALL ABOUT Teh Pretty?!

I still think it looks like there's a giant spider crawling up his chest, *shudders*

I do like those low-slung jeans, though. ;)
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