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Is anyone else out there missing Smallville?
Has everyone seen the new Smallville promo pic for Absolute Justice? The photoshopping leaves something to be desired, but I'm still thrilled about the image. I love that Tom Welling is front and center, and I hope the same proves true for Clark in the episode. Tom's gorgeous, Justin's pretty, and the JSA members look cool. I even like the cityscape in the background. I'm a happy fangirl! Click twice for BIGGER!



Now let's all keep our fingers crossed for some awesome episode stills from this two-hour event, especially some BTS shots of Tom directing!

In other news, I have a little game for anybody who's as obsessed with Smallville as I am (you know who you are). I watched a movie the other night that was filmed in Vancouver in 2002, and you would not believe how many actors in it I recognized from Smallville! I counted 16 on IMDb, but a few of those were glorified extras. Still, I think a hardcore fan could easily spot a bunch, maybe even a dozen. There are also people you'll recognize from a handful of other shows, Supernatural in particular. The movie is called Bang Bang You're Dead, and it's about a high school facing a Columbine-type situation. It's actually a pretty good film. Anyway, if you have 90 minutes to waste and you want to check it out, the whole thing is posted on YouTube:

Part 1 (9:12)
Part 2 (9:57)
Part 3 (9:55)
Part 4 (9:54)
Part 5 (9:49)
Part 6 (9:54)
Part 7 (9:54)
Part 8 (9:54)
Part 9 (9:00)
Part 10 (3:13)

If you watch it, come back and tell me who you found in the comments! No cheating, and if you really want to test yourself, try not to watch the opening credits. :)

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jeannev From: jeannev Date: January 6th, 2010 03:18 am (UTC) (Link)
I think its a decent promo shot. I'll never quite understand why the CW is so lame with this stuff, but at least its something. And Clark is front and center, and it sort of looks like a new shot of Tom (the GA shot is from S6, I think).

I miss the days when we used to have a bunch of promo posters for the eps. Most of them were terrible ("Good Sex, Bad Lex" UGH!). But they were still fun.

tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: January 6th, 2010 03:26 am (UTC) (Link)
I agree with you. I think over time my expectations have been lowered so much I'm ecstatic whenever we get something even halfway decent. At least this is way better than that horrible image they put out for the Upfronts, with Erica's head on KK's body. It really is too bad, though, especially when they have such a gorgeous cast.
eeyore1017 From: eeyore1017 Date: January 6th, 2010 03:22 am (UTC) (Link)
Tariel! Nice to see your name back on lj! I hope you had a good holiday season and that you actually got some time to relax.

I was excited about the Absolute Justice poster although like you said, the graphic skills are definitely not the best...Better than nothing though!

I wasn't so thrilled about Suzanne Gomez's response to my tweet. I guess I offended her without meaning to. Did you see that? I guess that's the problem with interacting online. You can't tell intent or tone of voice.
jeannev From: jeannev Date: January 6th, 2010 03:51 am (UTC) (Link)
Eh, don't let it bother you Bri. If she's going to pander on twitter, then she shouldn't get pissy when people point it out to her.
luvmax1 From: luvmax1 Date: January 6th, 2010 03:23 am (UTC) (Link)
God I miss Smallville. I've spent the last 3 hours watching some stupid show about child beauty pageants on WE. Oh God, do I need a Tommy fix!
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: January 6th, 2010 05:28 am (UTC) (Link)
Me, too! I sort of watched The Fog last night. I just fast-forwarded to all the Tommy parts. :)
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tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: January 6th, 2010 05:39 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm happy to have anything at all, truly, but I can think of at least a dozen people I know here on LJ who could have done a better job. It really makes me wonder who is getting paid to produce this stuff. Or is it some inept intern?

I'm hopeful that we'll see more promotion as we get closer to the date. If we can't have quotes FROM Tom, maybe we can at least get quotes ABOUT him. I know JH did an interview with TV Guide, and I'm looking forward to that. I hope there will be interviews with Geoff Johns and Michael Shanks as well.

Many of the people in the movie are very memorable, at least for me. Either they were in one of my favorite episodes, or one that was pivotal in some way. Several were in multiple episodes, and one was a series regular! I had fun watching it, but I'm pretty hardcore. :)
tasabian From: tasabian Date: January 6th, 2010 03:44 am (UTC) (Link)
I love that Tom Welling is front and center, and I hope the same proves true for Clark in the episode
He's totally Beyonce there & they are his back-up singers! This is how it should be.

Now let's all keep our fingers crossed for some awesome episode stills from this two-hour event, especially some BTS shots of Tom directing!
Oh yes, please. And I know I shouldn't get my hopes up for a Tom dvd-commentary...but how awesome would that be?

I watched a movie the other night that was filmed in Vancouver in 2002, and you would not believe how many actors in it I recognized from Smallville! I counted 16 on IMDb, but a few of those were glorified extras.
It's always a hoot to see X-files alumni pop up on SV, and then on SPN. So many actors have done all three!
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: January 6th, 2010 05:52 am (UTC) (Link)
He's totally Beyonce there & they are his back-up singers! This is how it should be.

Exactly! That alone makes me forgive its flaws.

And I know I shouldn't get my hopes up for a Tom dvd-commentary...but how awesome would that be?

I'd love to have a commentary with Tom and Glen Winter together, where they totally talk shop, director to director, or one with Tom and Justin, where they crack jokes and tell stories from the set. And I'll be keeping my hopes up right up until the moment they announce what the commentaries (if any) actually are on the S9 DVD set. I can't help it, I want it too badly not to wish for it as hard as I can.

It's always a hoot to see X-files alumni pop up on SV, and then on SPN. So many actors have done all three!

That's so true, and many have been on the Stargate shows as well. The Vancouver acting community is an intimate one! This little movie also had Randy Harrison from QAF, Janel Moloney from The West Wing, and Tom Cavanagh from Ed (one of my favorite Canadian actors). It took place at a crowded high school, so between students, parents, and the school staff, the cast was massive.
tjw_jaypat From: tjw_jaypat Date: January 6th, 2010 07:53 am (UTC) (Link)
Clark front and center. That´s how it´s always (!) supposed to be! At least they learned something this time. (No comment on the dubious artwork though... )
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: January 6th, 2010 08:08 am (UTC) (Link)
Clark front and center. That´s how it´s always (!) supposed to be! At least they learned something this time.

Word to that! Now they just need to carry that lesson over to the scripts.

(No comment on the dubious artwork though... )

Yeah, I'm afraid the less said about that the better. The more I look at the pic, the more I find wrong with it. *sigh* But I still love it! :)

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tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: January 6th, 2010 09:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm usually jumping up and pointing at the screen, saying "Hey, that's _________ from Smallville!" while whoever is in the room with me usually just nods and humors me.

I do that all the time, and with Supernatural actors, too! My hubby very sweetly pretends to be interested. :D He rarely watches Smallville, but he did call me to come see when Justin Hartley was in MegaFault on Syfy. Did you watch Harper's Island? I swear every actor in that series had been on either SV or SPN, and a lot of them had been on both!

I'm behind on several shows myself (Dollhouse, Fringe, Heroes). I've really enjoyed S9 of Smallville so far, but I know there are many who have washed their hands of the show. I think this 2-hour movie will be watchable as a stand-alone, since they're expecting so many fanboys to tune in.
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tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: January 6th, 2010 09:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm so glad that the focus is on Clark. After they released those early pics, I was afraid all the promotional materials would only feature the JSA members.

An interview would be awesome, and it also makes perfect sense, since he's directing the second half, but I know it's not exactly Tom's favorite thing to do. *crosses fingers with you*
carolandtom From: carolandtom Date: January 6th, 2010 04:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
When Clark is front and center, as he should be, I'm willing to overlook other flaws. So that's a good promo shot for me!

So nice to have you back posting! I haven't had much time to be online either. The Holiday season is quite long here and RL is really demanding right now.

I look forward to seeing Tom on my screen every week but I'm weary of storylines and such. I enjoy watching shows that don't have me emotionally involved. It's much more relaxing! But SV has given me so many good friends (and Tom!) that I can forgive it for how much it makes me suffer. lol

I'll try to watch that film. Thanks for the links!
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: January 6th, 2010 10:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
When Clark is front and center, as he should be, I'm willing to overlook other flaws. So that's a good promo shot for me!

I agree, Carol! And the head shot they used for Tom is a pretty one.

RL always seems to be pulling me away from LJ for one reason or another, so I'm very happy to play while I can!

I enjoy watching shows that don't have me emotionally involved. It's much more relaxing!

I totally get that. I have several shows like that, where I enjoy them, but I don't like any particular character over the others, and I don't have any emotional stake in how much they're onscreen, or where the story takes them. Watching doesn't give me the joy Smallville does when Clark has a great episode, but it doesn't tie me up in knots, either!

But SV has given me so many good friends (and Tom!) that I can forgive it for how much it makes me suffer.

I'm afraid if it weren't for Tom and friends like you, Smallville would have lost me LONG ago. :) But Tom is enough to keep it my favorite, the one show I can never miss!
trystan830 From: trystan830 Date: January 6th, 2010 06:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
oooh pretty promo pic!
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: January 6th, 2010 10:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
It is! I'm excited to see this episode, Michael Shanks is playing Hawkman. Fandoms collide! :)
whimsywinx From: whimsywinx Date: January 6th, 2010 06:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
I clicked on the LJ-cut because I'm a hardcore fan of YOU!
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: January 7th, 2010 12:30 am (UTC) (Link)
Awww! *glomps you*

I watched four episodes of Merlin last night (I didn't realize that NCIS and NCIS: LA had new episodes), and wanted to smack Arthur. And where did this romance between Arthur and Gwen come from? Now I'm hooked and will have to put off everything else to finish the season.
el_elle_8 From: el_elle_8 Date: January 6th, 2010 10:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
I completely agree, the photoshopping leaves much to be desired but Tom front and centre works for me :D

It is good to hear that I am not the only one to watch tv and point out the actors that have appeared on Smallville.

Now, I just need Jan 22nd to get here quickly so I can get my Tom fix!
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: January 7th, 2010 12:46 am (UTC) (Link)
It's encouraging that they remember who the show is supposed to be about!

It's kind of cool how many now-famous actors guest starred on Smallville in the early years. I shouldn't be surprised, though, casting has always been one of their greatest strengths.

I am so ready for this hiatus to be over! And I'm already actively hoping for S10. I don't want to give up my weekly Tommy fix just yet!
silverscreengal From: silverscreengal Date: January 7th, 2010 03:07 am (UTC) (Link)
Game on!!

I am UP to the challenge!! Give me some time to watch it!


(btw, I am constantly watching movies or tv shows and telling my hubby what obscure role that actor played on SV...everything is related to SV..gah!)

silverscreengal From: silverscreengal Date: January 7th, 2010 03:16 am (UTC) (Link)

Update: The first 2 minutes in and I've seen the teacher from "Truth" 3.18 and the mean boy from Amy Adams' ep, "Craving" 1.6.

gildinwen From: gildinwen Date: January 9th, 2010 03:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
as other have said...the CONCEPT is there...but when put on paper. The promo really didn't come out well did it? But Tom is front and centre and he's pretty!!!! which isn't new thing I know but it bears repeating.
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: January 10th, 2010 03:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
They definitely could have done a better job, but at least they're putting something out there. I agree that Tom looks pretty. :) I like the highlights in his hair, I haven't seen them do that before.
starry_dawn From: starry_dawn Date: January 9th, 2010 07:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
I kept off from commenting on this post for so long, just so I could find the time to watch the movie! I finally watched it, and took notes of everyone I could identify from either SV or SPN. :D

1) Teacher Lady from "Truth"
2) Ooh, just spotted the guy who wanted to get into Jodie's pants after she lost all that weight in "Craving"
3) Supernatural sighting ... the girl from "Hookman"!
4) ERIC JOHNSON! Aw, I miss Whitney! (But ha, way to be typecast there, fella!)
5) I see the guy from "Hothead" and "Bulletproof"! Although he looks more like his "Hothead" self here, haha.
6) I think the Mom lady was in some episode long ago, but I can't remember which one or what role she played.
7) The guy who plays the Trogs leader (Sean, is it?) is really cute and looks very familiar, but I can't place him.
8) Another familiar face! This time it's Tina Greer's mom! (I just saw that episode recently, haha.)
9) The outraged Dad seems familiar, but again, I can't place him. This isn't as easy as I thought!

...

Okay, at that bit I got so engrossed in the movie, I forgot to look out for more people! Thanks for recommending it ... it really was a great watch, especially now that I'm pretty much in the business, heh. I went and looked up some of these school killings on Wikipedia, and really, it's all just horrible. Just to think that stuff like this happens in real life, and that innocent children lose their lives is just ... I don't have words for it, to be honest.

But really, thank you for making me watch it! I'm glad I did. :)
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: January 10th, 2010 04:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
It is a good movie, isn't it? I found it because I got on a Tom Cavanagh kick over Christmas. I watched Trust Me, Love Monkey, and all four seasons of Ed. Which wasn't easy, because none of them are available on DVD. Then I went looking for any movies he had been in.

Wasn't it wild to spot everyone? I knew you'd be good at this game. :) Trevor's mom was Lex's housekeeper (Amy and Jeff's mom) in Shimmer. Sean was played by Randy Harrison, who was Justin in Queer as Folk. I'm not sure who you mean by the outraged dad, but Trevor's dad was the bartender in Suspect, and Jenny's dad played Lana's doctor during the fake baby plot. Another dad at the public meeting was Chloe's father's friend in Truth (the one she stole the ID badge from). Jenny's mom was Eric Summer's mom in Leech.

Emily Dinsmore from Forsaken and Brendan from Forever (the guy who kidnapped everyone) were both in the play. Kyle from Visitor was one of the bullies, and Garrett from Resurrection was one of the kids who got picked on. And then there were a couple more actors listed on IMDb who had bit parts in Smallville, but I didn't recognize them.

Another one from Supernatural was the principal's secretary. She played the wife in the pagan god couple in A Very Supernatural Christmas.
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