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Smallville update - I worship at the television altar
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Smallville update
New preview clip! I don't know what to make of it. I hope they don't have Lois play the jealousy card, and IMO Clark was never a bumbling nerd in high school. He was HOT. I just always thought the girls in Smallville were either blind or crazy for not chasing after him 24/7. :)

Smallville "Homecoming Preview Clip":



Smallville "Homecoming Preview":



William Keck from TV Guide has a first look at Smallville 10x05 - Isis.



In the episode, Isis attempts to sacrifice Clark and use his body as a vessel to revive her mummified lover Osiris, while Daily Planet reporter Cat comes to suspect Lois is the Blur.

Read more about Isis and Abandoned at TV Guide HERE.

Jenna Busch at Moviefone Minute thinks Smallville is one TV show that should have its own movie. And you know what? I agree! Personally, if they could get Michael back as Lex, I'd be more excited for a Smallville movie than the Nolan/Snyder Superman project. Anything to see my boy Tom on the big screen!



Moviefone wants to know what shows you'd like to see get their own films. Click HERE to read more, and to leave your feedback.

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tjw_jaypat From: tjw_jaypat Date: October 11th, 2010 09:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yes, Clark may have been a little geeky at times, but he was not bumbling at all. It´s for sure the writers don´t watch the show or they don´t care. Nothing against Reeve, but I hate that they try to simply imitate his Clark.

Nonetheless, Homecoming looks somewhat promising while Isis looks like it has fail written all over it...
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: October 12th, 2010 12:51 am (UTC) (Link)
The only time I can remember him being bumbling is in the pilot, when he fell because of Lana's necklace. Although Chloe knew it was going to happen, so maybe that was commonplace. But by the end of high school he was the star quarterback. It's just silly to characterize him that way.

I am looking forward to Homecoming. Isis looks beyond cheesy, and a poor choice for the big reveal (if that actually happens), but even after Supergirl, I'm trying to keep an open mind.
duskwillow From: duskwillow Date: October 11th, 2010 09:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
I think they won't have Lois play the jealousy card, as much as "Crap, you didn't want to come here, but I talked you into it, but forgot all about how you were with Lana in high school and someone might bring THAT up and ruin my attempt to cheer you up." Or something like that.

And YES, Clark's female classmates were most certainly BLIND.
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: October 12th, 2010 01:00 am (UTC) (Link)
I think you're right. Watching it again, she seems more apologetic than anything else. I tell you, I'm still so rattled by Supergirl, I'm completely gun-shy when it comes to this show. I expect the worst at every turn.

We did see some cute girls flirt with Clark (in vain) in S4, but other than that they seemed oblivious to him. Which was always ridiculous! Even with those horrible haircuts they kept giving him. :)
luvmax1 From: luvmax1 Date: October 11th, 2010 10:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
I never understood the whole high school geek thing. Tom Welling is gorgeous and always has been- how could that have been ignored in high school?
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: October 12th, 2010 01:50 am (UTC) (Link)
No kidding! I suppose he might have been seen as a bit odd, with the way he was always disappearing without warning or explanation, and his penchant for ending up in the middle of crazy situations, but he was better looking than any other boy on the planet, much less at Smallville High! :) Like Clark himself, I would call him more of an outsider than a geek or a nerd. And gorgeous, mysterious outsiders are HOT.
luvmax1 From: luvmax1 Date: October 12th, 2010 01:56 am (UTC) (Link)
The outsiders are ALWAYS hot, damn it! Those Smallville girls must have been blind, deaf and dumb not to notice him.
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: October 14th, 2010 12:28 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm sure the director had to constantly remind the extras not to stare and drool, to keep the illusion alive. ;)
luvmax1 From: luvmax1 Date: October 14th, 2010 02:17 am (UTC) (Link)
Probably. I would have been following Tom around like a drooling puppy.
tasabian From: tasabian Date: October 11th, 2010 10:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
Lois's disgruntlement at not being remembered for her 2 weeks at SV High is funny. But the reaction to Lana's nametag, I don't understand - she was calmly looking at photos of Lana in Lazarus, not rattled at all. Why would a nametag upset her, with no Lana in sight?

I don't get "bumbling". Clark had plenty of admirers in high school, meteor-fueled and otherwise. Apart from the scarecrowing in ep#1, I don't remember him as anything but well-liked by the other students. His scorching hotness helped!

Nice to see James Marsters again. *fingers crossed he's put to better use than Laura V*
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tasabian From: tasabian Date: October 11th, 2010 11:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
From the clip, it sounds like she's more or less castigating herself for not realizing/thinking about the possibility that Lana would be at the reunion and that seeing Lana again might make Clark sad(der) (I mean, you and I know that Lana isn't showing up, but Lois doesn't know that; for all Lois knows, Lana just isn't there yet).
But if Clark didn't want to go for Lana-reasons, he'd just tell her, wouldn't he? The impression I got is Lois was rattled on her own behalf which is puzzling because she's always been sensible about Lana, not jealous at all. Maybe it will make more sense in context? Or it's just a set-up for a Lana-renunciation by Clark?
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tasabian From: tasabian Date: October 12th, 2010 01:22 am (UTC) (Link)
I don't know, this may just be an issue that's down to individual perception, but Lois doesn't seem either jealous or particularly upset to me in that clip. She's coming across to me as someone who's just confronted an aspect of something she forgot about that, had she remembered beforehand, might have affected her decision-making.
This may very well be - I guess we'll need more context to be clear. But it also doesn't make sense to me that she would be startled to see Lana's name among the tags, particularly after looking back to Clark's high school days in Lazarus. Wouldn't she be expecting Lana, Chloe, Pete's names all to be there?

I hope the creative team realizes this. But these are the same people who (a) thought Supergirl was a good idea in the show's final season and (b) straight-facedly claimed that it didn't involve anyone stealing Clark's thunder, so my faith in their ability to be sensible is at an all-time low right now.
Mine too. Revisiting Clark's past makes me wary because there's always the risk of trampling over older, better episodes (the way Eternity essentially rewrote Lineage.) But *fingers crossed* they get it right this week.
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cbrownjc From: cbrownjc Date: October 12th, 2010 12:17 am (UTC) (Link)
I don't think the issue is Lana-only specifically; it's adding Lana on top of everything else that has Clark down in the dumps and not even wanting to go to this thing. I mean, right before we have that Suzanna-girl referring to him as a nerd, and Lois didn't look too happy about that exchange either.

So you just add the specter of Lana on top of that - and Lois knowing first hand the drama that relationship brought to Clark (plus the fact that Lois doesn't even know if Lana will show up), and I actually think Lois is about to apologize for dragging Clark there to this whole thing, not so much just focused on her own feelings - whatever they are - about the Lana issue.

Edited at 2010-10-12 12:18 am (UTC)
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: October 12th, 2010 02:02 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm not sure how to read Lois's reactions there. After watching it again she sounds apologetic to me, but it's hard to say without context. I think I'm more wary than usual because of Supergirl.

By the end of his senior year, Clark was a hometown hero! He led the football team to an undefeated season and a state championship! I remember a couple of high school hotties trying to coax him to leave his books behind and come party in at least one episode, and he seemed to get along with just about everyone.

It always amused me how the show tended to avoid any reference to Clark's incredible good looks, even from Lana. I think that's why I enjoyed Echo as much as I did. Lois had thoughts to which we all could relate! :)

With James we have the advantage of him being able to make the most of even marginal material. His sheer awesomeness can offset some pretty significant plot holes. But my fingers are crossed, too, believe me.
tasabian From: tasabian Date: October 12th, 2010 04:21 am (UTC) (Link)
It always amused me how the show tended to avoid any reference to Clark's incredible good looks, even from Lana.
There was that wet tshirt scene in Visage where Lana practically drools - one of her most relatable moments!

After watching it again she sounds apologetic to me, but it's hard to say without context. I think I'm more wary than usual because of Supergirl.
Yeah, me too, and I also didn't like Lazarus so their batting average ain't great so far this year. I've watched the clip 2x now and can't quite figure out Lois's tone but I'm sure it will be clear in the context of ED's complete performance.
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: October 14th, 2010 12:51 am (UTC) (Link)
There was that wet tshirt scene in Visage where Lana practically drools - one of her most relatable moments!

I loved that scene, and KK played it perfectly. And there were also those times in S5 where Lana became the sexual aggressor in her relationship with Clark, and put sexy moves on him. I really felt for her, and thought Clark should have either told her the truth or broken up with her way before Hypnotic gave him an out that devastated her so completely. KK did a good job of showing Lana's confusion and hurt over Clark's repeated rejection.
jeannev From: jeannev Date: October 11th, 2010 11:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
I guess Kelly & Bri, our writers for Homecoming, forgot all about Clark being a popular senior that was captain of the football team. Its so odd to me that they have so much trouble remembering the details.

Lois' dress continues to be one of the worst, cheapest looking garments I've ever seen on SV. Whoever put Erica is that Forever 21 outfit needs a slap in the head.

And, in the Isis still? Poor Erica looks very, very silly. Whats with the Snookie pouf? And the outfit looks like a costume from one of those Halloween places that pop up in October, and then quickly disappear in November.

And I'm all for Smallville the movie...on one important condition....Souders and Peterson aren't allowed anywhere near it.
tasabian From: tasabian Date: October 11th, 2010 11:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
I guess Kelly & Bri, our writers for Homecoming, forgot all about Clark being a popular senior that was captain of the football team. Its so odd to me that they have so much trouble remembering the details.
First rule of writing a show: WATCH THE SHOW. Including the episodes that YOU wrote, back in the day.

And I'm all for Smallville the movie...on one important condition....Souders and Peterson aren't allowed anywhere near it.
Ken Biller + Greg Beeman would be my pick!
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: October 12th, 2010 02:18 am (UTC) (Link)
I guess Kelly & Bri, our writers for Homecoming, forgot all about Clark being a popular senior that was captain of the football team.

That really is inexcusable. He was the opposite of how that girl remembers him.

Lois' dress continues to be one of the worst, cheapest looking garments I've ever seen on SV.

I'm the furthest thing from a fashionista, but I'll admit that the first thing I thought of when I saw that dress was my middle school Home Ec fashion show, where we all modeled the outfits we had made in class.

I think Erica must be the best sport in the history of television. She takes every one of these crazy getups they hand her and makes the best of it. And most of the time she pulls it off. My favorite one of all time is still the storm trooper from Warrior. Not only for the costume itself, but also for how adorable Lois was in the scenes where she wore it.

And I'm all for Smallville the movie...on one important condition....Souders and Peterson aren't allowed anywhere near it.

SO. MUCH. WORD. But of course if they ever made it, they would probably put them in charge. So I guess I'll scratch a Smallville movie off my wish list.
cbrownjc From: cbrownjc Date: October 12th, 2010 12:28 am (UTC) (Link)
Frankly all the latest news about the Nolan/Snyder Superman isn't making me excited at all. And Zod as the villain again guys? Really? *eyeroll*

Someone on DI put it best - these people aren't going to be happy until they just do what they really want to do when it comes to a Superman film, and that is: To make a shot-by-shot remake of the Donner cut of Superman II.

That said, I don't want any of the SV writers involved with a SV movie. Are Mark Waid, Kurt Busiek or Jeph Loeb too busy to write a scrip for a Superman film? Hell, I'd even take Geoff Johns at this point (though we'd probably end up getting more Donner worship with him too).

Edited at 2010-10-12 12:30 am (UTC)
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: October 12th, 2010 02:24 am (UTC) (Link)
Do you really think they want to remake the Donner cut? How boring. I'm afraid the only thing that would make me excited about the Nolan/Snyder film is if they announced that Tom was going to star in it, and I don't see that happening at all. I'm sure I'll go see it, but I'm afraid Tom has ruined me for any other actor who tries to be Superman. :)

BQM is the only SV writer I'd consider letting anywhere near a SV movie. I love the way he writes Clark.
cbrownjc From: cbrownjc Date: October 12th, 2010 02:39 am (UTC) (Link)
Do you really think they want to remake the Donner cut? How boring.

Oh I think most people within the bowels of DC Comics that have anything to do with Superman are obsessed with the Donner movies, and have been for over 30 years now, unable to fully move on from them. That's how we ended up with Superman Returns for one - Brian Singer not even opting to try and create something fresh and new with Superman but piggy-backing onto the Donner films with it.

And really, as much as I like the story in the new Superman origins story Secret Origins, the art for that series, not only being fugly as hell, was clearly stuck on depicting Clark as looking like Christopher Reeve.

I think BQM could write a SV movie well; but my biggest fear with a SV movie would that it would just come off as an extended TV episode and not have the feel of a movie (which, unfortunately, is what many movies made from TV shows can end up feeling like, such as many of the TNG Star Trek films did).

Edited at 2010-10-12 02:40 am (UTC)
audrey229 From: audrey229 Date: October 12th, 2010 03:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
The obsession with Christopher Reeve over at DC comics is one thing that I think is truly hurting the franchise.

Please don't get me wrong...I obviously think that Christopher Reeve was a wonderful Superman and I think that he was an inspiration and a hero both on and off the screen. His legacy wlil never be forgetten nor should it be. But that being said, it's time to move on. The Superman mythos has changed dramatically in the last 30 years....and I believe it's been for the better. Clark has become a more modern, relatable figure and I believe that has heightened the emotions and potential for the character ten fold. He's become a true person that people can relate to and understand in way that they couldn't before. And I give credit to several things for that: The modern comics, Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, The Animated Series and obviously Smallville. It's time the people at DC looked beyond the Donnerworld.

The one gold star I'll give to the Donner cut of Superman II is that it settled that ridiculous notion that Superman couldn't have sex with Lois unless he was human. In the original Donner cut, Superman and Lois make love BEFORE he gives up his powers. It was never Donnner's intention for people to think that Clark had to give up his powers in order to make love. But alas....the editing by Lester switched the order of the scenes and a conspiracy was born.
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: October 14th, 2010 01:36 am (UTC) (Link)
His legacy wlil never be forgetten nor should it be. But that being said, it's time to move on.

I agree. Superman has been my hero of choice since I was little, but I didn't fall in love with him until LnC. Making Clark the real man changed everything for me, and of course Smallville has gone on to redefine Clark in just about every way possible. Superman in the comics is a different man as well, especially in his relationship with Lois, and he is infinitely more appealing to me because of it. I still love CR as Superman, and I always will, but I want to see the legend move forward, not back.
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: October 14th, 2010 01:24 am (UTC) (Link)
I know very little about DC or Warner Brothers. Do you think those who idolize Donner want to create what never happened, the film he would have made if he had been allowed to finish Superman II, rather than being removed and left to piece together the next best thing nearly 30 years later?

And really, as much as I like the story in the new Superman origins story Secret Origins, the art for that series, not only being fugly as hell, was clearly stuck on depicting Clark as looking like Christopher Reeve.

I have to agree with you there. I didn't hate the artwork, but I didn't love it either, and I was disappointed to see Clark so obviously modeled after CR. The story was wonderful, though, and I was sorry there wasn't more of it.

Making the jump from TV to film effectively can be quite the challenge. If they gave the task to the same people who are making the show now, I don't know that they could handle it. But I'm sure it's a moot point anyway. :)
whimsywinx From: whimsywinx Date: October 12th, 2010 01:34 am (UTC) (Link)
I just always thought the girls in Smallville were either blind or crazy for not chasing after him 24/7.

People's priorities are really messed up in high school.
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: October 12th, 2010 02:26 am (UTC) (Link)
That's true. But I think my number one priority would have been trying to get Clark to notice me. :)
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