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Smallville: John Schneider at Phoenix Comicon - I worship at the television altar
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Smallville: John Schneider at Phoenix Comicon
John Schneider appeared at Phoenix Comicon in Arizona yesterday, and he talked a little bit about Smallville.



"For me, [Tom] is Superman. That's it. He is the only Clark Kent, as far as I'm concerned, really. I think Tom is not only the longest-running one, but I think he's the best. He's great. [audience applauds] Yeah, yeah, go ahead! He can hear you, he has super hearing!"

"People keep asking me if I'm going back. I don't know! I would, I'd go back in a heartbeat, if I had one. [laughs] I would love to go back."



There are more video clips on YouTube, and you can download the audio of the entire panel from VTW Productions at their web site HERE, or from iTunes HERE.

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huzzlewhat From: huzzlewhat Date: May 30th, 2010 09:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh, man, I would love a Jonathan appearance in S10. Vision, dream, Alt!Reality, whatever — I'll take it.
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: May 30th, 2010 10:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
And Tom wants it, too, so my hopes are high!
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tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: May 30th, 2010 10:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
I love my new header, too! :) Another masterpiece from Deb!

I know! John looks amazing! He and Tom are alike that way.
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tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: May 31st, 2010 12:34 am (UTC) (Link)
Yes, I think Tom is one of those guys who just looks better with age. He's never been more beautiful than he is right at this moment!
whimsywinx From: whimsywinx Date: May 31st, 2010 01:21 am (UTC) (Link)
YOU CHANGED YOUR HEADER!!!
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: May 31st, 2010 01:35 am (UTC) (Link)
I know, can you believe it?! LOL! I had the last one up for almost a year. I just couldn't resist that happy Tommy smile! Now with bonus eye crinkles!

I changed my default icon, too!
whimsywinx From: whimsywinx Date: May 31st, 2010 02:31 am (UTC) (Link)
Nothing wrong with a smiley Tommy.
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: May 31st, 2010 02:43 am (UTC) (Link)
I think I love it so much because his smile is so unguarded and genuine. There was a time when Tommy smiles were all too rare, and it's so nice to see him as happy as he seems to be lately.
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tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: May 31st, 2010 10:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
I would love to see Jonathan come back somehow this season. Tom and John are on board, now it's up to the writers! :)

I think a lot of fans miss the Kent family dynamic. I feel so sad for Clark, not having had either of his parents in his life for the past three years.
la_belle_isa From: la_belle_isa Date: May 31st, 2010 12:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
Listening to this reminds me how much I love John's voice.
Even though some fans didn't like his character, I liked him a lot. He was a part of my favorite era of SV. I enjoyed hearing about his disagreement on the clana sex scene and I wonder what other disagreements he had. One about Unsafe I believe?
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: May 31st, 2010 10:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
I didn't always agree with Jonathan, but I liked him, and thought he was a good father to Clark. I admire JS for having strong opinions about his character, and taking a stand with TPTB. There are a few scenes I wish other actors had refused to do! :)
tasabian From: tasabian Date: May 31st, 2010 11:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
Your beautiful new Tommy header keeps reminding me of Rita Hayworth in "Gilda" - it's the same smile!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tgdKgV9Y62w

Did you see this other JS clip? He says he hasn't been watching SV (which explains the lack of fury over Martha & Perry! I can imagine an epic reaction to that.)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AxydmLdGewg

His memory of the Clana sex aftermath is so funny - firstly because he got in trouble for actually making the scene a lot better (poor Annette though, getting stuck with the dud line he didn't want to say!) And secondly, because he seems to remember it as a serious confrontation scene, when it actually plays out like comedy!

Would be nice to see him back but his proposed ending seems mega-campy to me.
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: June 1st, 2010 12:52 am (UTC) (Link)
Your beautiful new Tommy header keeps reminding me of Rita Hayworth in "Gilda" - it's the same smile!

LOL! You're right! Between the Weintraub book signing and the Upfronts, we have had so many new smiley Tommy pics to enjoy, but I especially love that one because it is completely genuine.

Did you see this other JS clip?

I did see that clip. I didn't post it because it seemed a little negative. I skipped the one where he talked about the biblical parallels, too. :) I wonder if anyone who leaves a show ever watches it again. I can see where it would be weird, especially if you weren't happy about how or when your character was written off. Plus I guess actors in general don't have schedules that lend themselves to watching TV on a regular basis. BAG said after Upgrade that he still has yet to see a single episode of Smallville, not even the ones in which he acted!

he seems to remember it as a serious confrontation scene, when it actually plays out like comedy!

I guess from an acting standpoint that scene in Hidden was serious, or at least that's how JS had to play it. The comedy came from the depth of Jonathan's outrage, and everyone else's reaction to it, as well as to the situation. By insisting that Jonathan be so disapproving, JS made it even funnier! And Tom, as Clark, was the key. He was hilarious and wonderful. KK and AOT were great as well. It's one of my favorite scenes of the whole series.

Would be nice to see him back but his proposed ending seems mega-campy to me.

I would like to see him come back, but the ending he described was completely self-indulgent, IMO. :)
tasabian From: tasabian Date: June 1st, 2010 01:42 am (UTC) (Link)
I would like to see him come back, but the ending he described was completely self-indulgent, IMO. :)
I would rather see Martha apply the cape, not hands coming out of a mirror!

I did see that clip. I didn't post it because it seemed a little negative. I skipped the one where he talked about the biblical parallels, too. :)
Uh oh....Clark as Jesus?

I think JS holds the crown for most critical comments about SV! The danger would be if he does return, he'll start watching the episodes he's missed and be aghast (and of course, talk about being aghast!)

I especially love that one because it is completely genuine.
And flashes the sexy Tommy-fangs!
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: June 1st, 2010 02:09 am (UTC) (Link)
I would rather see Martha apply the cape

Now that I would love, but not as the final scene. I still want that to belong to Clark and Clark alone.

Uh oh....Clark as Jesus?

He compared the way Jonathan died in Reckoning to Jesus on the cross, and recommended a book about biblical references in the Superman legend.

I think JS holds the crown for most critical comments about SV!

JS has always been unabashedly vocal. No wonder he calls his Twitter what he does. ;) Can you imagine if Michael were similarly outspoken? Oh, the stories we'd hear! And I think JS's head would explode at some of the episodes we've seen since Jonathan died. They may even have to edit his onset cheat sheet. :)

And flashes the sexy Tommy-fangs!

Yes! So sexy, and so uniquely Tom.
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