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Smallville: Eric Martsolf talks to Dayplayer Dish
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huzzlewhat From: huzzlewhat Date: March 28th, 2011 04:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm with you on the optimism about Booster Gold. Because Booster is all about self-promotion. The man sold sponsorship space on his uniform, for goodness' sake! It makes complete sense that he and Clark would have that kind of debate, and while Booster might give Clark a lecture, I'm not sure his take would be the right one — I mean, I don't entirely trust Geoff Johns to do SV right, but I do trust him to do Booster right, and Johns knows that Booster is a self-promoting gloryhound.

And I love Martsolf's quote:

People are flawed, people make mistakes, and I think it's much more interesting to see someone doing good [when] the reason they're doing good is because they've seen the bad. They've gone down the bad path and they get it and they understand that that's not the right way to go. As opposed to someone who just sits on top of their almighty mountain and says, "I know what right is because that's all I've ever done." You can't know right if you haven't played a little wrong.

This, to me, is what makes SV's Clark the one that finally broke through my Batman-preference and allowed me to adore Clark/Superman. It's SV's strength in a nutshell, and it's thrilling to me that someone's getting it like this in the final season. That a guest star is using this language is significant, I think, and may tell us more about the conflict/debate between Clark and Booster than "Booster lectures Clark."
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