Posted Jun 10, 2012 @ 8:46 AM
Posted Jun 11, 2012 @ 4:19 PM
The print issue of the first part will be on sale September 5th, with the digital debut on August 17th. Can't wait!
Edited by MercerLLL, Jun 11, 2012 @ 4:20 PM.
Posted Jun 14, 2012 @ 2:02 PM
Posted Jun 25, 2012 @ 11:09 PM
I peeked through the issue. It's . . . I don't know. I look at this Superman, and he looks like Tom Weiling. And when I think Tom Weiling, I think of all the years of moping and whining, and I think, "That CAN'T be Superman!" Even if he's doing Superman stuff like flying into space, outracing bullets and leaping tall buildings, it's still that Clark.
Oh YES. I agree. And knowing this might put me off checking out the comic. I'm one of those people who ended up hating Clark by the end of Smallville. Well actually I hated Clark when he couldn't get over Lana and all the moping and the whining but I WANTED to love Clark because I loved Dean Cain and Chris Reeves' version of Clark and Superman. I just came on here because I caught an old episode of Lois and Clark which helped me love Clark Kent and Lois Lane again. I thought this show had killed them for me. Although the more old episodes I saw (it was a marathon) the more I saw Chloe in Terri Hatcher's Lois.
Posted Jun 30, 2012 @ 12:57 AM
ETA: Forgot to add that she's still cute. Also, better to star in Wilfred than Saving Hope and (snigger) Beauty And The Beast. Really, Kristen? Really?!?
Edited by Lantern7, Jun 30, 2012 @ 12:58 AM.
Posted Jun 30, 2012 @ 1:58 PM
Posted Jun 30, 2012 @ 9:33 PM
Speakin' of Chloe, I saw Allison Mack in one scene from last night's episode of Wilfred. Once again: she'll be playing Tobey Macguire's love interest, and he's gotta be a step up from Tom Weiling, even if she would have to pretend the big dude in the dog suit is an actual dog.
I think it's actually Elijah Wood's love interest. : )
A quote re: pretending the big dude is a dog (from this interview):
"Itís easier, believe it or not, when heís in the dog suit, because it doesnít feel as strange to scratch a man behind his fake dogs ears than it does to scratch a man behind his real ears. And you know what, I did 10 years of pretending little green tennis balls were monsters coming at me [on Smallville], so Iím pretty good at using my imagination."
Posted Jul 1, 2012 @ 7:08 AM
I saw the movie Ted yesterday and Laura Vandervoort had a minor role in it. I kept trying to figure out who she was and it was driving me crazy until I saw her name in the credits. She looked much the same but I just couldn't remember who she was.
Posted Jul 8, 2012 @ 1:55 AM
The I read an interview saying that she was going to have a main part on Wilfred and that was when I realized who she was on Wilfred. It is very cool seeing Allison back on televison.
Posted Jul 10, 2012 @ 8:00 AM
I remember... between season 3 and 4 of SMALLVILLE... We were on hiatus between seasons but it was known that Lois Lane would be coming onto the show the following season. I got a call from Heike and she said, "We have a young woman we'd like you to meet. I think you should cast her for Lois." They sent me an audition tape and the actress's resume. She was great Ė but, at that time, we didn't have a scene or a script or really any idea of how Lois was going to work on the show. I said, "We don't have a script yet, but when I come back next season we can read her." Heike said, "She'll be gone by then. She's too special." I was very dubious. "She's obviously great," I said, but she's unknown. She has NO credits.' Heike just reiterated, "She'll be gone." And that was that. Anyway, that actor was Evangeline Lilly.
Regarding the Season 11 Episode 2 spoiler,
Posted Jul 11, 2012 @ 5:18 PM
But we suffered no loss, because they went right out again and discovered an even better more perfect Lois Lane Erica Durance.
I'm loving Cassidy on Longmire, but I wish she had a larger role. Thrilled it got a season 2 pickup. Saving Hope actually isn't all that bad, but it's not must-see for me. I've also been tuning in to Wilfred but Allison hasn't had a large role as yet, so waiting to see more.
According to Bryan Q Miller, there will be an explanation as to why this is.Spoiler
Posted Jul 14, 2012 @ 1:32 PM
Posted Jul 14, 2012 @ 7:36 PM
Posted Jul 14, 2012 @ 8:27 PM
The writing was always the weakest element of the show. Sadly, it got worse as the series progressed.
Posted Jul 14, 2012 @ 10:17 PM
Thank God! I cannot stand
I didn't think Season 10 was all that bad but maybe I was just desensitized to the suckage but that point. I still have no interest to watch this show in reruns but I'll probably read the comics.
Edited by Turkish, Jul 14, 2012 @ 10:19 PM.
Posted Jul 14, 2012 @ 10:17 PM
I would really like to take a poll somehow to find out which episodes finally killed viewers. Between Requiem, Doomsday and Persuasion, I'm honestly surprised anyone was watching by the end.
Doomsday's the episode that got me to finally quit watching Smallville.
"How did you survive?"
"I don't know..."
Was this EVER answered?
Posted Jul 15, 2012 @ 7:49 PM
"How did you survive?"
"I don't know..."
Was this EVER answered?
And that scene? Made my teeth hurt. At best it was a cop out. At worst it was a giant middle finger aimed at the audience. If they didn't have the money or time to show how Clark got out of that hole (and if that's not the perfect metaphor for where Smallville ended up...) then they could have at least told us in more detail what happened. A throw away line, a blurry, Photoshopped picture, anything would have been better than: "I don't know."
That finale should have been called Squandered.
Anyway, I recently watched (more listened to) the Comic-Con Footage of Man of Steel and I instantly felt an intense hatred towards the movie. Clark's name was repeated over and over again like a magic word, just like on Smallville. I actually liked Lois when she joined the show because she changed things up a bit when she called Clark Smallville. I shouldn't judge the movie because of that, but it really, really bugs me.
Posted Jul 16, 2012 @ 1:43 PM
But I wanted to throw things at my television in the series finale when all-of-a-sudden, the ratbastarddouchetastic sentient Jor-El, suddenly tells Clark that his entire journey was to help mankind, or whatever bullshit came out ot Stamp's mouth, because I know, from the minute he began talking, all he tried to do was to get Clark to take over the world and Rule the humans, that they were a race that needed to be ruled and dominated over and that Jor-El, and Clark, should have no use for, or to care about.
Posted Jul 16, 2012 @ 3:18 PM
Doomsday also seemed to mark when TPTB decided that after eight seasons of doing their own thing that they were going to suddenly stick to pre-established mythos, no matter how much it doesn't work. Clark can't fight Doomsday until he becomes Superman so Doomsday has to be mysteriously buried underneath Metropolis. Jimmy Olson is killed off but suddenly become Henry James Olson after three seasons.
The series finale was even worse with how they jumped through hoops to try to line up with the mythos. After being on the verge of marriage (which they spent half the damn episode building up) Clark and Lois still haven't gotten married. Even the question of whether Chloe and Oliver are married seven years in the future is kept ambigious. I think the producers talked about this. Also, Lex's memory is wiped out, rendering his experiences in Smallville pointless. Way to go, show.
Posted Jul 16, 2012 @ 5:34 PM
I honestly had to stop watching the series to keep my love of Superman. He was always my favorite superhero and this show nearly ruined it. The show and the last movie have done a serious damage to my opinion of Lois Lane. I have to remember Teri Hatcher to find some kind of good feelings for the character.
Posted Jul 16, 2012 @ 8:38 PM
Posted Jul 17, 2012 @ 12:03 PM
Doomsday was a real disappointment and an indication that this show wasn't going to be able to pull off the big stuff. The shame of it was that Sam Witwer did a great job with the Davis Bloome character and had great chemistry with Allison Mack. Sadly, they decided to make Davis a cliched charcter which I didn't think fit with the way Witwer portrayed the character. Then of course there's the disappointing fight and I've said enough about that...
I just think the whole Davis Bloome/Doomsday character was misguided from the get go. It seems they wanted to recreate the relationship Lex and Clark had to a certain degree with Davis and it failed. I think the show would have done much better if they just had a bad guy for the sake of being bad like Intergang then trying to create yet another "tragic" bad guy. It's sort of a shame I thought the first 12 episodes of S8 was one of the best periods of the show, then the final 10 episodes save a couple was dragged down by the whole Lana fiasco and the over focus on the Chloe and Davis storyline that just was terrible(I actually rate Beast worse then Power or Requiem).
The writing was always the weakest element of the show. Sadly, it got worse as the series progressed
I think the weakest part of the show was they had no clue how to properly write season long storyarcs. In general it seems like the show went for overblown drama filled with angst and most of the time the payoff to the storyline was terrible. The only 2 storylines that I think worked was Season 3's Luthor vs Luthor(which sadly Clark wasn't a part of most of the time so that ruins alot of the good aspects of that one for me) and the Zod storyline from Season 9.
I always say I wish the show never had cliffhangers. I would much preferred the show to find ways to neatly tie up storylines at the end of a season with at least some positive payoffs for Clark, then start fresh the next season. To often it was Clark screws up leads to the storylines of the the next season, which doesn't really do favors for Clark).
Probably the second weakest part when it came to writing was to much focus on romantic relationships. When you couple season long arcs with the producers love for romantic relationships we get stuff like the terrible Clexana triangle of Season 6 or the Chloe/Davis/Jimmy stuff from Season 8.
Edited by Bezerker, Jul 17, 2012 @ 12:23 PM.
Posted Jul 18, 2012 @ 4:06 PM
That was the main reason why I disliked the episode. It's not just a question of "What did I just watch", it's "What have I been watching for eight years?" I felt like I'd been punched.
I believe the grade for "Requiem" is the first "F" I've ever given to an episode of this show over eight seasons for reasons that will soon become apparent. It's very easy to give a low grade to an episode that was lazy, or filler, but I usually don't because those episodes are still better than most of what's on TV. But "Requiem" crossed a line into television that was simply offensive, a smack in the neck to fans who've stuck with the show so long. It's not just a bad episode, it's an episode that renders everything that came before it worse, making it all feel a huge waste of time and emotional investment. That's far worse than an episode that aims low and stays there.
Posted Jul 18, 2012 @ 9:35 PM
I had to take a long break from it around the 100th episode because if I didn't, hubs would find his entire collection in the ditch. I don't know how you long-time fans dealt with this on a weekly basis; I would've tossed out my TV. The entire Clark/Lana thing, and the takebacks ... when we were in the 100th episode, and he's telling Lana, I was telling hubs, "So far this is good. This is great! But are they going to do a take back? If they do a takeback, I'll be PISSED." He's all, "Maybe you shouldn't watch it right now . . . "
After about six months, I picked it up again and just finished the sixth season. Hubs kept promising that Lex/Lana would disappear soon, but I read the back of the box, and they're STILL THERE. I don't know if I can make it to the end.
Posted Jul 18, 2012 @ 9:47 PM
Posted Jul 19, 2012 @ 12:42 AM
Beast worse than Requiem? I'll let Omar handle this one.
I rate episodes many different ways but one way that ranks very high is can I take anything redeeming out of the entire 42 minutes of the episode. The bad stuff in Requiem and Power was much worse then the bad stuff in Beast, but to me there was nothing really entertainment worthy in Beast for 42 minutes, on the flip side I could find minor parts in both Power and Requiem(that mainly had nothing to do with Lana) that I did find entertaining. It should be pointed out all make my worst 10 episodes, but I do give a slight edge to Beast over the other 2 to which one I found worse mainly due to the fact I disliked the Chloe/Davis/Jimmy storyline and the episode had nothing else going for it
Edited by Bezerker, Jul 19, 2012 @ 12:45 AM.
Posted Jul 23, 2012 @ 11:00 AM
I was bummed when Welling wasn't chosen for the Nolan film, but now, with the latest trailer, maybe an entire reboot of the character was called for. We'll see, but this trailer gives me hope.
Next summer . . .
Posted Jul 23, 2012 @ 11:56 AM