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PostPosted: Fri Feb 19, 2016 8:28 am    Post subject: Smallville (2001 - 2011) Reply with quote



On the old board there was a separate category for this ground-breaking series. Most of the later part of the series (The CW) focused on these five:



Then this group:



But the full compliment was quite large:



They even has Hawkman, Sandman, Doctor Fate, and Stargirl from the WWII Justice Society of America whose headquarters had this painting on the back wall:



After the series ended Tom Welling proposed a continuation series spin-off potentially titled Superman: Ultimate Justice (fan made concept shown).



Other heroes from the episode Absolute Justice that I posted on the old board:












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PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2016 12:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I love this series, and at one time I actually added a category for it on the main index of our old board, but it got so little traffic I deleted it.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2019 4:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I watched this entire series with my daughter (All Sci-Fi member Ticket2theMoon) on her DVDs over a period of about five years, binge watching them far into the night during my visits with her family when they lived in West Virginia.

Hours and hours of very fond memories.

This series is the only version of the Superman character I've enjoyed since Superman: The Movie, which is deliberately tongue-in-cheek, and doesn't really qualify as a "serious" superhero movie like the Marvel films.

I've yet to see a single DC movie that measured up to ones produced by the Marvel studios.

I eventually bought the box sets of Smallville seasons 4, 8, 9, and 10. I've put season 1 on my Netflix list and I'm watching the first disk right now. Very Happy

The series has an amazing cast, brilliant writing, skilled direction, awesome special effects, and beautiful photography.

I'm looking forward to reacquainting myself with this great series. Any other fans out there?


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2019 4:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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While watching an episode of Smallville today from season 1 today I was reminded that Tom Snyder (Jonathan Kent) is a fine actor and charming man.

He's also the star of another series I like and have the box sets of.



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It's fun, action packed, and funny. And the scenes of the Dodge Charger flying through the air are amazing.

I think I'll revisit this series with my DVDs again soon. Very Happy

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I'm working my way through season 1 of this series, and I'm surprised that none of the episodes look the least bit familiar so far! Shocked

I guess it's because I binge-watched them with my daughter (you know, the one I always call "All Sci-Fi member Ticket2theMoon " out of fatherly pride Very Happy ) back in 2005 during one of my visits to West Virginia to see her and my grandson.

During these biannual four-day visits between 2005 and 2009, we watched several seasons using her box set of seasons 1 through 7.

I eventually had to buy seasons 8 through 10 because, a few years later, she decided to sell her box set on eBay, and I wanted to finish the series.

Recently I bought seasons 2 and 3 because I didn't want to wait for Netflix to send me the next DVD I needed when I was ready to binge-watch the series.

But I think this great series presents excellent science fiction and superhero stories, and I'm hoping All Sci-Fi has a few fans who will contribute posts to this forum.

Surely there are few Kristin Kreuk fans out there! Cool

I tried to find good pictures of Miss Kreuk on line, but they're wasn't a single one that impressed me! So, I put the DVD I had from season 1 into my laptop, the one I was watching while writing this post, and I made a few screen shots.

My question is . . . why aren't there pictures like the ones I made from the DVD (which I'll post here tomorrow after enhancing them) plastered all over the internet! Am I some sort of artistic genius, or what? Shocked

Based on this first one I made from the DVD, I guess the answer is . . . yes. Cool






For the record, the original screen shot I made of this image was dark, fuzzy, and much less colorful before I enhanced it.

I did a good job, didn't I? Very Happy

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 8:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And Legion of the Superheroes members Saturn Girl, Cosmic Boy, and Lightning Lad also dropped in on Smallville.

Kristen Kreuk was a doll!
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2019 4:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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While binge-watching Smallville, I'm constantly amazed at how often Clark flagrantly breaks the law!

He rips doors off their hinges to break into houses and other buildings just to get the information he wants, and he throws people across the room when they arrive to ask him what he's doing there.

Breaking-and-entering on a regular basis — plus assault-and-battery on countless occasions, with no provocation that would justify his actions even if he was a normal human who could be harmed. Clark's attacks are absolutely unnecessary.

Furthermore when he needs to rescue somebody, he always does the maximum damage to the building just to get in! In one scene, a little boy falls into the back of dump truck as the compactor begins to close, so he yanks the hydraulic loose to stop it, and then . . . he tears open the SIDE of the truck to get the kid out, instead of just lifting him out through the opening still left from the closing compactor!

Never mind the fact that ripping the heavy-gauge steel reveals his super-power . . . just like the way he zips off with super-speed every time Chloe tells him something he wants to go investigate, vanishing from her office with that WHOOOOSH sound.

And every time he does that, Chloe just looks puzzled, shakes her head . . . just forgets about! Shocked

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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On a more positive note, if you like pretty girls, you'll love Smallville! Wink

This show presents some of the most beautiful women I've ever seen — dressed as sexy as they possibly could be — and photographed by cinematographers who knew how to show feminine beauty the way it should be shown to he-man guys like me who drool shamelessly at the scenes like these screen shots from the season 2 episode called Heat, in which Miss Kristi Allen's glistening, perspiration-drenched body managed to trigger Clark's heat vision for the first time in (of all places . . . ) a sex education class being taught by the smokin' hot Miss Allen!










During my eighteen years as a teacher, I can't tell you how many times the school's male population went gaw-gaw when one of the younger teachers showed up for work looking like just like this!

I swear, it happened at least once a week!

Honest. I'm not lyin'. Really! Shocked

If you'd like to see if that scene from episode 2 of Season 2 might trigger YOUR heat vision, watch it hear on YouTube.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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IMDB has 141 trivia items for this movie. Here’s a few of the ones I found the most interesting, in the blue text. Very Happy
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~ According to DVD commentary, Tom Welling was known to wander around the set muttering under his breath, "Clark is an idiot! He is such an idiot!"

Note from me: This show does a great job of showing us the fact that Clark Kent is a teenage boy, not a mature man, much less a superhero! He makes mistakes out of ignorance and inexperience, he let's his emotions cloud his thinking, and and acts impulsively, sometimes with disastrous results.

~ Chloe and Whitney were created specifically for the show (they were never mentioned in the Superman comics). However, in 2003, DC Comics announced that Chloe would be introduced into the Superman comics.

Note from me: This show is packed solid with gorgeous women, but the one which is the most interesting and admirable is Chloe. She's smart, she's gutsy, she's a better Lois Lane that Lois ever was, and yes . . . beautiful too. Very Happy

~ Kristen Bell auditioned for the role of Chloe Sullivan.



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Note from me: Based on the photo above, Kristen might have been pretty good as Chloe. It depends, of course on how well she could play the role. But that would mean that Kristen Kreuk played Lana and Kristen Bell played Chloe. Whenever somebody on set called out, "Kristen, it's time for your shot!", they'd both jump up and collide with each other! Shocked

~ Actors Tom Welling, Allison Mack, Michael Rosenbaum, John Schneider, and Justin Hartley are the only actors to ever appear on the show, who also directed episodes of it as well. Although they did not direct the same amount, of course, since Welling has directed seven episodes. Mack directed two, and Rosenbaum, Schneider, and Hartley all directed one episode each during the show's 10 year run.

Note from me: I admire actors who have the skill and intelligence to not only act but also sit in the directors chair.

~ A group of fans of the series launched an unsuccessful online campaign to petition for the casting of Tom Welling as Clark Kent/Superman in Superman Returns (2006).

Note from me: The script for Superman Returns was flawed, but Brandon Roth was actually the right choice for the role. The movie would have been even less satisfying if the role of a very troubled and conflicted Superman was played by Tom Welling, who gave us a different (and more upbeat) version of the Man of Steel.

~ The Kent farm appears in a Canadian dairy farm commercial.

Note from me: Quite a few of the shots showing the Kent farm look like visions of a "heaven on Earth", because the shots were done at sunset, giving them that golden glow which movie makers love.

The term for this among filmmakers is "magic hour".

I've always loved the way this show portrays our youthful dreams of a perfect world, in which a happy family on a beautiful Midwestern farm has two loving parents who raise a son who's actually a strange visitor from another planet who comes to Earth with powers and abilities far beyond those of mortal man!








Now THAT is truth, justice, and the American way! Very Happy

~ The Smallville High Student Newspaper that Clark and Chloe write for is named "The Torch," after the student newspaper at Glenville High School in Cleveland, Ohio. Superman creators Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster worked together on the Glenville Torch while they were students.

Note from me: The creators of this series worked hard to pay tribute to it's long and beloved history. Very Happy

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2019 2:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I believe that the Kent farm from Smallville was reused as the same place for the CW crossover last year with Supergirl, Green Arrow, and the Flash.
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