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post #541 of 588
The problem with the show is you have to fill in all their crap mistakes/plotholes...

IE:
1) Chloe made the comic for her son herself.
2) Lex still fells all the hate, resentment, etc... even thought he can't remember the exact reasons why... like we all remember how to tie our shoes, but no one remembers when exactly we learned how.
3) C&L taking 7 yrs to marry... Supes got too busy once he came out
post #542 of 588
The finale was the only episode I watched this season. Was Kara in any episodes? I'll definitely have to check those out if she was.
post #543 of 588
Thread Starter 
I know she was in one episode for sure this season, possibly two. You'd think she would've been too busy with V to reappear in Smallville.
post #544 of 588
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Originally Posted by taz291819 View Post

Was Kara in any episodes?

Yes, two - episodes 3 ("Supergirl") and 20 ("Prophecy").

Remember to FF through the parts with the hideously offensive Cassidy Freeman real quick, though, if you don't want to ruin your enjoyment of the truly good-looking babes.
post #545 of 588
Thread Starter 
I think I remember you deleting that the last time, too. Anyways, one can find titles for every episode of every season at: www.kryptonsite.com
post #546 of 588
Gee maybe you should put that line about Cassidy in your sig, I don't think I've seen a post by you in this thread without that comment. We get it.....
post #547 of 588
Hey, that actually would've been a good idea - too bad it's too late now.

Anyway, if I had done that, then I wouldn't have had anything else to put in the actual posts this season, since I found her so repulsive it actually made me stop watching the show.
post #548 of 588
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Originally Posted by Rammitinski View Post

Anyway, if I had done that, then I wouldn't have had anything else to put in the actual posts this season, since I found her so repulsive it actually made me stop watching the show.

Must be something wrong with me...I like all three!
post #549 of 588
Oh, I don't know but I think Tess had a couple points in her favor


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post #550 of 588
FYI
In case anyone missed the finale last Friday, the CW is rebroadcasting it tonight (Thu. 5/19)... in socal at least, at 8:00PM PDT.
post #551 of 588
I'm just glad that it's finally over - it was long overdue.
post #552 of 588
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Originally Posted by Rammitinski View Post

Hey, that actually would've been a good idea - too bad it's too late now.

Anyway, if I had done that, then I wouldn't have had anything else to put in the actual posts this season, since I found her so repulsive it actually made me stop watching the show.

Then you must have been happy when Lex killed her.
post #553 of 588
I thought "Isis" was a good episdoe. I think you know why...

I expected a little more from the finale. Clark flying at the end for a few minutes just doesn't add up to the 10 year wait.

MartianManhunter was a no show. He definetly needed an appearance. He was mentioned by Chloe but that didn't really mean anything.

I was also hoping for more kick ass action from Clark. We didn't really get much of that. Half of the series he ends up losing his powers breifly due to kryptonite it seems.

With that said, it could have been much worse so I'll try not to complain too much. I suppose they were probably limited due to budget reasons.
post #554 of 588
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Originally Posted by Church AV Guy View Post

Then you must have been happy when Lex killed her.

Well, it was bittersweet - because it didn't happen soon enough (for me).

Actually, I felt a little twinge of anger, because I thought that if she were so unimportant that they could've killed her off so easily and uneventfully - well......you know.

Anyway, I always felt as if they were just "sticking" her character in the show to fill time - but if they were just doing that, why didn't they at least get another super-babe like Vandervoort or Durance?
post #555 of 588
Welling was the full-time executive producer all season. I wonder if that had anything to do with the lacklusterness?
post #556 of 588
I really wish the the hating of the actress that plays Tess would go away.

The character Tess was not a very good one... similar in a lot of ways to how schizophrenic Lana Lang was written...

but the actresses that played those roles aren't to blame for that... and I like the actresses themselves... just not the characters.

Some of the ugly comments regarding Freeman really seem over the top to me and unnecessary. We saw this in the Heroes thread too where someone had it in for Ali Larter for some reason and was practically stalking her. The comments on Cassidy Freeman are starting to read similarly to me.
post #557 of 588
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Originally Posted by HDMe2 View Post

I really wish the the hating of the actress that plays Tess would go away.

The character Tess was not a very good one... similar in a lot of ways to how schizophrenic Lana Lang was written...

but the actresses that played those roles aren't to blame for that... and I like the actresses themselves... just not the characters.

Some of the ugly comments regarding Freeman really seem over the top to me and unnecessary. We saw this in the Heroes thread too where someone had it in for Ali Larter for some reason and was practically stalking her. The comments on Cassidy Freeman are starting to read similarly to me.

I don't get it either, the chick is hot.
post #558 of 588
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Originally Posted by HDMe2 View Post

We saw this in the Heroes thread too where someone had it in for Ali Larter for some reason and was practically stalking her. The comments on Cassidy Freeman are starting to read similarly to me.

Yeah, I figured there would be someone who'd overreact.

Believe me, outside of this thread I don't ever give the chick a second thought.
post #559 of 588
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Originally Posted by Rammitinski View Post

....but if they were just doing that, why didn't they at least get another super-babe like Vandervoort or Durance?

Based on that picture posted above (I missed the episode in question), she certainly looked "super-babe-ish" to me, maybe even more than Vandervoort or Durance.

I've always suspected that Durance's superstructure may owe more to some plastic surgeon than Momma Nature. Cassidy's is obviously au natural, so that gives her a big edge in my book.
post #560 of 588
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Based on that picture posted above (I missed the episode in question), she certainly looked "super-babe-ish" to me, maybe even more than Vandervoort or Durance.

I've always suspected that Durance's superstructure may owe more to some plastic surgeon than Momma Nature. Cassidy's is obviously au natural, so that gives her a big edge in my book.

I believe it was the April 15 Episode 17 Season 10. She drew some positive comments.
post #561 of 588
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Based on that picture posted above (I missed the episode in question), she certainly looked "super-babe-ish" to me...

Yeah, I missed that episode, too, but I believe I may have it on my DVR, so I'll have to look for it, and try to force myself to sit through it.

Based on that picture, I'd hit it, too - but she'd have to put a bag over her head and keep her mouth shut.
post #562 of 588
Previously on Smallville...

It ended.

post #563 of 588
I've purposely stayed away, until I could catch up on all the episodes, including the two hour finale I watched last night...

You've all taken this apart already, but this being an audio-video forum, I'll second the notion that tv budget limitations hurt the potential for an epic finale.

CGI - yes, what could we expect? Welling in a suit made for him? 30 lbs in 10 years? Busy working every day as a producer this last season, that exercise wasn't a realistic option to undo 10 years.

Action / fight scenes - No real physical battle with Darkseid. Doomsday got more play. Battle with Zod was pretty awesome. But the lead up to the finale? The best fight / action scenes were between Oliver and Clark!

Writing - ok, there were plot holes to fill over 10 years. Some of them were done well, some of them were hastily written and poof - loose end tied up. Should've done more justice to some characters, but... oh well. Agreed, there was too much time spent on the pre-wedding / wedding scenes. We get that Lois and Clark's relationship is SOLID - no need for pre-wedding jitters to waste 20+ minutes of a 80 min dual episode. Lex and Clark talk to each other - that's it? Some good lines, but overall, I was hoping for more. Maybe Rosenbaum's out of practice in this role, but probably a writer's issue. He wasn't into it enough for me.

Music - OK, iconic William's theme at the end. I'm good with that. The earlier comments about how the music takes us back to 1978, goosebumps, everything - yes, I agree. But what the hell was the 10 year flashback all about? I'll insist that all of you re-play this finale, and actually listen to the music during that flashback. We're audiophiles, and they pull this synthesized "orchestral music" on us for a series finale??? It would've been less CHEESY if they had contracted a real orchestra to play the music. You know - violins, violas, violas, string bass, trumpets...

It looked and sounded exactly like what it was: TV sci-fi. Remember the Superboy series? The soundtrack drove me NUTS. Cheese, cheese, cheese. The finale's use of synthesized string instruments really killed the finale for me - truly disappointing!

I'm of the mind to re-watch that scene, turn off the sound, and ipod the real John William's score. After last night, I wanna watch Superman Returns again, just for the music!!

Thanks for letting me rant about my favorite television show for the last 10 years.
post #564 of 588
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Originally Posted by PilotAce View Post

Music - OK, iconic William's theme at the end. I'm good with that. The earlier comments about how the music takes us back to 1978, goosebumps, everything - yes, I agree. But what the hell was the 10 year flashback all about? I'll insist that all of you re-play this finale, and actually listen to the music during that flashback. We're audiophiles, and they pull this synthesized "orchestral music" on us for a series finale??? It would've been less CHEESY if they had contracted a real orchestra to play the music. You know - violins, violas, violas, string bass, trumpets...

I'm of the mind to re-watch that scene, turn off the sound, and ipod the real John William's score. After last night, I wanna watch Superman Returns again, just for the music!!

"Audiophiles" should not be listening to ANYTHING on an ipod. Ipod has its purpose. But for audiophiles, it's laughable. If you want to listen to the score as it was intended to sound to its truest, most pure form, then it needs to be rocked on Vinyl!
post #565 of 588
You're absolutely right. I'll need a way to listen to JW's score on my cd player while watching the finale over again on the tv/AVR.
post #566 of 588
‘Smallville’ Producers: Why We Didn’t See Tom Welling in the Suit: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/liv...-didn-t-192811.
post #567 of 588
Thread Starter 
If anyone's missed any eps (I've missed several), it looks as though they may replay the entire season this summer on its usual night and timeslot..
post #568 of 588
TV Notes
Smallville Season 11' to continue hit Superman show in digital comic-book format
By Ethan Sacks, New York Daily News - Feb. 9, 2012

Look up on your iPad it's a bird, it's a plane, it's Superman.

While CW's Smallville ended its 10-year run on television last May, DC Comics announced that it is

bringing back the version of the Man of Steel best known to television audiences for an 11th season.

The first issue of Smallville Season 11, written by a former writer on the TV series, Brian Q. Miller, will be released digitally on April 13 and issued in print a month later. New digital chapters will be released every week.

The story picks up right from the last scene of the Smallville finale, where Clark Kent, played by Tom Welling, took to the skies.

Six months after Clark Kent donned the cape and took to the skies to save Earth from Apokolips enter Season 11! Miller said in a statement. New allies abound! New enemies afoot! And old friends return where they're least expected!

I couldn't be more excited to help give seasoned viewers and new readers an all-access pass to Clark's first year in the cape, he said.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer creator Joss Whedon showed that continuing a beloved genre television series in print could be done successfully, having spawned seasons eight and nine of the story for Dark Horse Comics. Buffy finished its run on the small screen after seven seasons.

Whedon told the News in 2007 that it gives series creators unlimited freedom to tell their stories, since they weren't relying on fixed television special-effects budgets.

Whedon summed up the approach like this: You have a creative concept, and instead of going through an endless array of suits to realize it, instead of spending millions of dollars of someone else's money to realize it which is why the suits come along you give it to an artist.

http://www.nydailynews.com/entertain...icle-1.1019950
post #569 of 588
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Originally Posted by dad1153 View Post

TV Notes
Smallville Season 11' to continue hit Superman show in digital comic-book format
By Ethan Sacks, New York Daily News - Feb. 9, 2012

Look up on your iPad it's a bird, it's a plane, it's Superman.

While CW's Smallville ended its 10-year run on television last May, DC Comics announced that it is

bringing back the version of the Man of Steel best known to television audiences for an 11th season.

The first issue of Smallville Season 11, written by a former writer on the TV series, Brian Q. Miller, will be released digitally on April 13 and issued in print a month later. New digital chapters will be released every week.

The story picks up right from the last scene of the Smallville finale, where Clark Kent, played by Tom Welling, took to the skies.

Six months after Clark Kent donned the cape and took to the skies to save Earth from Apokolips enter Season 11! Miller said in a statement. New allies abound! New enemies afoot! And old friends return where they're least expected!

I couldn't be more excited to help give seasoned viewers and new readers an all-access pass to Clark's first year in the cape, he said.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer creator Joss Whedon showed that continuing a beloved genre television series in print could be done successfully, having spawned seasons eight and nine of the story for Dark Horse Comics. Buffy finished its run on the small screen after seven seasons.

Whedon told the News in 2007 that it gives series creators unlimited freedom to tell their stories, since they weren't relying on fixed television special-effects budgets.

Whedon summed up the approach like this: You have a creative concept, and instead of going through an endless array of suits to realize it, instead of spending millions of dollars of someone else's money to realize it which is why the suits come along you give it to an artist.

http://www.nydailynews.com/entertain...icle-1.1019950

That's kinda interesting but...

The difference between Buffy and Superman is that Superman already exists as a comic book. I don't see how Smallville will do all that well as a comic book.
post #570 of 588
Can they do this for Firefly?
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