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Buffy Sanders?? SMALLVILLE Humiliates Itself By Begging For Its Talkback!!

I am – Hercules!!

Hey, when did Lana Lang get vampire heat vision??

Apparently tonight’s “Smallville” is a big giant “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” homage, with James Marsters telling Clark there’s no such thing as vampires.

Take up valuable bandwidth with your 1138 predictions and reactions about Carrie Fisher!









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  • Oct. 27, 2005, 7:59 p.m. CST

    sorority

    by YourHero

    tivo says lana "has" to join a sorority this episode, let the broomstick hazing begin

  • Oct. 27, 2005, 8:02 p.m. CST

    that episode was actually

    by w1k

    goofy, but well done. neato gang

  • Oct. 27, 2005, 8:03 p.m. CST

    little late for a post

    by w1k

    really

  • Oct. 27, 2005, 8:05 p.m. CST

    not just buffy

    by w1k

    apparantly an homage to sex and the city as well

  • Oct. 27, 2005, 8:06 p.m. CST

    Welcome to inside joke hell.

    by Voice O. Reason

    "Slaying Buffy the Vampire". Ugh.

  • Oct. 27, 2005, 8:06 p.m. CST

    Well It Worked, Didn't It?

    by tonagan

  • Oct. 27, 2005, 8:09 p.m. CST

    clark is so dumb

    by w1k

    lex knew about this all along and did nothing

  • Oct. 27, 2005, 8:16 p.m. CST

    I didn't hate this episode

    by Jake Timmons08

    It wasn't the best, but it didn't suck too much. Anyways, I like James Marsters, Lex is a total asshole knowing about that vampire problem and not doing anything, Clark and Lana should breakup, and I look forward to seeing Lois as a stripper next week.

  • Oct. 27, 2005, 8:22 p.m. CST

    Stripper Lois the Butterface

    by TodayzSpecial

    They're really pushing Lois' body this year. The whole swimsuit thing, now the stripper episode. What I can't escape is that she's a total butter face. Awesome bod, but her face makes her look like she's 40. And, she's annoying as hell personality wise. Teri Hatcher was a better Lois.

  • Oct. 27, 2005, 8:24 p.m. CST

    Who knew?

    by ciardi

    James Marsters has some acting chops beyond a Billy Idol homage. That being said, I never thought Carrie Fisher would come to look so much like Jabba/

  • Oct. 27, 2005, 8:30 p.m. CST

    "Teri Hatcher was a better Lois."

    by Voice O. Reason

    Only better looking.

  • Oct. 27, 2005, 8:36 p.m. CST

    Since when is Brainiac a Terminator?

    by Buddapest

    I hope James Marsters turns green, with yellow hair, before the season ends. That way, he'll look like the Brainiac of the Legion of Superheroes...

  • Oct. 27, 2005, 8:39 p.m. CST

    Chloe + Schoolgirl Outfit

    by SonOfJorel

    equals tight pants for me! Crap in a hat, man! That was the hottest thing in a while!

  • Oct. 27, 2005, 8:40 p.m. CST

    Well Vampire story was terrible but Lex/Fine was awesome

    by Whedon

    I've come to love Smallville despite the enormous cheese factor involved, but this episode was pushing it as I was almost ashamed to be watching the whole Lana is a vampire now storyline. That being said, the pool scene between Lex and Fine was brilliently written and played by both actors. Those two and Durance's chest will keep me watching next week.

  • Oct. 27, 2005, 8:40 p.m. CST

    And just what the hell does Professor Spike teach?

    by Jack Gladney

    Ancient history? Contemporary history? What the hell kind of pretense could a historian have for researching Lex Luthor? Maybe I should cut him some slack for being a robot from outer space. My favorite thing about tonight's episode: Lana Lang killed a girl and nobody cared. Not her parents, not the university, not Lana, not the national organization of whatever sorority she was in, nobody. I wish I could get away with that kind of shit.

  • Oct. 27, 2005, 8:42 p.m. CST

    that was the silliest episode ever

    by sabine16

    How freakin' awful was that episode, especially in a great season of Smallville? That was just stupid . . .

  • Oct. 27, 2005, 8:43 p.m. CST

    Chloe is freaking amazing!

    by stlfilmwire

    Whoa. They need to make a show of nothing but her. I totally dig the way she carries herself. Her face, her expressions...freaking ouch!

  • Oct. 27, 2005, 8:54 p.m. CST

    I hope my wife leaves this show and takes the Agent 99 role in G

    by Shermdawg

    Because she keeps getting the shaft with the storylines. First she's a witch, now she's a vampire. Plus I rather have her doing love scenes with Correll than Welling, or Ackles. Like she'd really leave me for the 40 year old virgin...."What do you mean he's cute?" "Kris?" "KRIS???" Aw crap guys, I gotta go!

  • Oct. 27, 2005, 8:56 p.m. CST

    "My favorite thing about tonight's episode: Lana Lang killed

    by Voice O. Reason

    Yes.

  • Oct. 27, 2005, 9:02 p.m. CST

    Chloe + Schoolgirl Outfit

    by Edgewise

    + hardboiled voiceover = Veronica Mars shout-out.

  • Oct. 27, 2005, 9:08 p.m. CST

    Lynda Carter makes my penis happy.

    by Det. John Kimble

    Wonder Woman is hot. She reaches the level of Col. Wima Deering hot.

  • Oct. 27, 2005, 9:14 p.m. CST

    Ok, I'm back , she was just joking. Yeah, I agree about the

    by Shermdawg

    Remember the days when the guest stars would be Krista Allen, or that hot doctor chick that married Lex?..."Wha-What?" "Uh, yes, I said she was hot, but nowhere near as hot as you shnookums." .... "What do you mean I gotta sleep on the couch tonight?" "Kris?" "KRIS????" ..... *sigh* "being married sucks."

  • Oct. 27, 2005, 9:27 p.m. CST

    I better not, Kristin would really be pissed then!

    by Shermdawg

  • Oct. 27, 2005, 9:31 p.m. CST

    Teri Hatcher

    by JediStryker

    was an excellent Lois.

  • Oct. 27, 2005, 9:31 p.m. CST

    And seriously

    by JediStryker

    Tom Welling is like thirty now, isn't he? Who the fuck is still watching this show?

  • Oct. 27, 2005, 9:41 p.m. CST

    YAWN...

    by blackthought

  • Oct. 27, 2005, 10:10 p.m. CST

    It Would Help If I Liked BtVS

    by EyeofPolyphemus

    ...but I don't.

  • Sure they decided to make a subtle tribute to Buffy the Vampire Slayer, especially since James Marsters is on the show. But, before you go say this is a cheap knock off, look who wrote the episode: Stephen S DeKnight who wrote a butt load of episodes for both Buffy and Angel, including the Angel "Apocalypse Nowish" episode in season 4, and co-wrote "The Girl in Question", the episode where Angel and Spike go to Italy to find Buffy. If you took this Smallville episode as a tribute/DeKnight makes fun of his last job, it actually was enjoyable.

  • Oct. 27, 2005, 10:53 p.m. CST

    Nintendo, have you played the new Hulk game?

    by Shermdawg

    I just started playing it this afternoon, and while I was PLAYING (not watching a cutscene) it actually brought a smile to my face, something that rarely happens nowadays (the last time being Resident Evil 4 back in January) This game controls like a dream, and you can destroy just about anything, the story from what I've seen so far blows, but dang, this thing is fun! And that is whats most important, is it not? Also, if you can stand the graphics, the first Spider-man game on the PS1 had a few great police chase levels.

  • Oct. 27, 2005, 11:38 p.m. CST

    Kill Lana off

    by arnid9

    Say it with me now. Chloe Chloe Chloe

  • Oct. 27, 2005, 11:47 p.m. CST

    Proof that North Country is going to suck: EARL DITTMAN had a c

    by Cletus Van Damme

    Don't know the legend of Earl Dittman? http://www.efilmcritic.com/feature.php?feature=712

  • Oct. 27, 2005, 11:48 p.m. CST

    the hulk game is sweet...

    by ClarkK82

    but Batman Dark Vengence is by far the best superhero video game ever. it is sweet, for real.

  • Oct. 27, 2005, 11:56 p.m. CST

    Not only the Buffy namesake

    by Purgatori

    but Brainiac kills a guy with a "spike". Fuck yeah, kill him pretty baby. God I love James Marsters in this. Lex and Fine (oh yes..yes he is) need to just kill everyone else on the show and make it their own. And what the fuck with the slicing the tongue thing??!! Was that really needed WB? Are you really that sadly desperate? You know it's true though...UPN was where you actually saw Willow getting it on with a girl. I don't think they showed it on the WB. Shadow Lesbian kisses...gah.

  • Oct. 28, 2005, 12:10 a.m. CST

    "Batman Dark Vengence is by far the best superhero video game ev

    by Shermdawg

    Sorry Clarkk82, I don't think so, and given the reviews it got, no one else thought so either.

  • Oct. 28, 2005, 12:43 a.m. CST

    "Get the similarity?"

    by Ribbons

    No. I'm guessing you're trying to imply that white people don't know how to make video games though, which is actually sorta true.

  • Oct. 28, 2005, 12:58 a.m. CST

    Cletus van Damme

    by Ribbons

    Does that shit make you angry? Too bad most people who go to the movies don't know and don't care about the legend of Earl Dittman.

  • Oct. 28, 2005, 12:59 a.m. CST

    Oops

    by Ribbons

    Doesn't* that shit make you angry is what I meant to say. I was trying to commiserate with you, not taunt you.

  • Oct. 28, 2005, 1:09 a.m. CST

    For a moment I thought

    by redshirt

    that the leader of the sorority was Mercedes McNab! That would have been nice casting!

  • Oct. 28, 2005, 1:09 a.m. CST

    Did I mention?

    by Hercules

    Harry pays me by the talkback!

  • Oct. 28, 2005, 1:56 a.m. CST

    Dude!

    by dudemanguy

    Get a Fucking ROOM! We all have a good idea who the fag is now...

  • Oct. 28, 2005, 2:10 a.m. CST

    RE: HERC IS A FAG

    by AlienBoy

    Sooo...........what are you saying?

  • Oct. 28, 2005, 2:13 a.m. CST

    well....

    by Ron Burgandy

    ....at least he was subtle in expressing his opinion......i hate it when people overwhelm talkback thinking their views won't get proper attention on the merit of their content alone... kudos...

  • Oct. 28, 2005, 2:19 a.m. CST

    Jesus 'hercisafag'.. obsess much?

    by LargoJr

    Why do I get the fgeeling you pound one out with tweezers 12 times a day on your knees in front of the 'Herc' alter you have hidden in your parents basement? I'm just curious as to how long before you're spotted up in the bell-tower with a rifle? In any case, this episode was just another 'nail in the coffin' (I know.. I know, and if it helps, I AM ashamed of myself for the horrific pun) for this series. Everyone acting clueless in every situation is as old as the whole "Golly, I don't remember a thing I did while [insert freak-of-the-week plot complication here], but I'm SO glad you're my [insert relationship here]". GAWD how I would LOVE to see someone take over the writting who isn't into Scooby Doo, Ann Rice, & Harliquin Romance Novels. I just hope the 'actors' of the show realize their careers are dead the secon this show gets cancelled. Poor Chloe, you'll always have a place to sit as long as I have a face.

  • Oct. 28, 2005, 3:51 a.m. CST

    Superman

    by jedimast3r

    THIS SHOW IS NOT SUPERMAN. THIS SHOW IS A POOR MAN'S "PASSIONS" AND THEY CALL THE KID CLARK. Seriously, this show FUCKING BLOWS. I actually hold this show against Jeph Loeb forever now; he has been tarnished. FUCKING LOIS LANE DOES NOT KNOW CLARK BEFORE METROPOLIS YOU CRANK SNIFFERS. Allsion Mack is the best thing about this show, so much so that they bought Chloe Sullivan over at DC, akin to the same move with Harley Quinn from the Timm Batman Animated. Just watching this show makes me want to stab my eyes out. Also, poor Michael Rosenbaum, a pretty awesome actor now that he's almost full bad, is a bad ass Lex. It's so sorry that the scripting on this show reeks worse than you fans' mums do.

  • Oct. 28, 2005, 3:52 a.m. CST

    Oh yeah,

    by jedimast3r

    Get off HERC's nuts, he's awesome. More of you should have similar taste.

  • Oct. 28, 2005, 4:59 a.m. CST

    You expect anyone to take you seriously...

    by LargoJr

    ... with a post name of 'Yum mediacock'? Thats sort of like throwing a temper-tantrum, screaming and crying like a tired infant. No mater how intelligent or rational your arguments are pre OR post tantrum, all anyone sees or recognises is a spastic nerfbag flipping out and shitting him/her self. You lose all semblance of respect, and its unlikely to be found again. Sort of like when Harry flipped out and started screaming, swearing and foaming at the mouth when he heard Freddy Prince Jr. was going to be in 'Scooby Doo'. Holy SHIT was that an 'eye-blinker'. All I think about when considering Harry now is near four thousand words that were little more then a 4 year old laying on the floor screaming, in the middle of Toy's R Us. Lose your self-respect, spend a lifetime getting it back. Willingly throw it away, NEVER get it back.

  • Oct. 28, 2005, 5:56 a.m. CST

    HERC IS A FAG

    by IAmMrMonkey

    I thought it was time somebody finally said it because nobody else has the guts t- (Looks up at talkback). *Shit*

  • Oct. 28, 2005, 6:44 a.m. CST

    James Marsters-as-Julian McMahon-as-Braniac

    by InZodWeTrust

    I had to say it again.

  • Oct. 28, 2005, 7:34 a.m. CST

    Stop Steven S. DeKnight before he writes again!

    by SpyGuy

    This asswipe is the same joker who wrote last season's train wreck "Spell," which not-so-coincidentally featured Lana getting supernatural powers and being even more annoying than usual. WTF, DeKnight? Are you that hard up for Kristin Kreuk that you have to tailor your rehashed scripts around her? Or are the SMALLVILLE producers punishing your ass by making you write Lana-centric episodes? And hey, if you're focusing on Erica Durance's face, you obviously need to rethink your priorities. Carrie Fisher, meanwhile, has officially morphed into Bea Arthur. A sad, sad day for geekdom...

  • Oct. 28, 2005, 8 a.m. CST

    Carrie Fisher reminds me of Margot Kidder

    by LargoJr

    Margot was an increadibly hot looking woman once, but time and bad luck conspired to et it all away, leaving a pathetic husk that reminds us, almost painfully, of the beauty she once posessed. Like Margot, I'm betting Carrie will pop up now and then as the series requires. Oh well, at least we still have her various sexual activities over at Shabby Blue's (sigh)

  • First Margot Kidder, then Jane Seymour, and now Carrie Fisher have all been given this Lush-look with heavy eye liner and hag lighting. At least they're not doing this to Annette O'Toole...but I guess she's a regular so they have to be nice to her. Also, what's up with Lana becoming an evil seductress every season? If the character is so shit boring that you have to turn her into someone else so often, maybe it's time to get rid of her? Oh wait, they do that with Clark too. So when will Slut Clark and Slut Lana get together? Or did that already happen?

  • Oct. 28, 2005, 9:16 a.m. CST

    Stripper Pics: Lois has stretch marks!

    by LargoJr

    OH DAMN was that funny... in the pics of Lois in her star spangled bikini, she has stretch marks on her legs. Im betting that would be due to Warner laying down the law on weight and apearance for the show. They did the same thing to Allison Mack when she got a little chubby earlier in the series. Personally I don't give a shit, Allison is THE only reason I watch the show.

  • Oct. 28, 2005, 9:19 a.m. CST

    Is Chloe going to become Lois Lane?

    by Kelvington

    So is Lois going to die and Chloe become Lois Lane at some point, or take over her persona? Or is Clark eventually become involved with Chloe when he starts working at the Daily Planet? Just curious.

  • Oct. 28, 2005, 9:25 a.m. CST

    WAH! WAH! WAH!

    by Yeti

    We're behind be over a week in Canada so I just saw the aquaf@g ep and um, whats up with getting people who CAN NOT ACT to guest star on WB shows? Lord.

  • Oct. 28, 2005, 9:26 a.m. CST

    Chloe in schoolgirl outfit v. Lois in stripper outfit

    by Big Bad Clone

    Tough call. They both look ass smackingly hot....Of course, Chloe looks hot all the damn time while Lois needs some skimpy outfit. BTW- The best Lois was/is Dana Delany on the Superman/JLU cartoons. Sadly, Hatcher comes in second which just tells you how badly Lois has been played.

  • Oct. 28, 2005, 9:48 a.m. CST

    Stupid and yet ...

    by JamieCOTC95

    This show can be so stupid at times and yet every once in a while they get something right. I dug the whole Chloe narration, especially the ending. And Chloe Kolchak would be much better than the piece of

  • Oct. 28, 2005, 9:48 a.m. CST

    Wha?

    by beelkay

    What was up with all those "Herc's a fag" posts? Somebody has too much time on his hands. Anyway, I love Smallville, but I have a hard time integrating it into the whole Superman universe. I mean, way too many things have happened now for his years in Metropolis to make sense. Lex practically knows who he is, Lois has already met him, etc. What ever happened to Sam, anyway? It's like he moved away, and that was that. I would have thought he would come back occasionally. As for the freak of the week storylines, I guess I'm used to them by now. Having people mutate due to Kryptonite doesn't really fit in with the Superman story, either, though. If they all got cancer, maybe...

  • Oct. 28, 2005, 10:16 a.m. CST

    Thanks, Cletus

    by kadath

    That link has a great quote near the bottom: "Earl Dittman, like Mose Persico and Harry Knowles and Jules Asner and Joel Seigel and Larry King and Kevin Thomas and Peter Travers and Bill Zwecker and Paul Fischer, exists almost entirely to promote Hollywood movies. Any Hollywood movie. Doesn't have to be good, he just needs to get sent on a junket, and then his press agent will phone in the blurb and the paying public will be duly duped."

  • No, the more likely scenario is that Chloe is killed off (she does know about Clark's powers after all, and we know what happens to most SMALLVILLE characters with that info) but she becomes a major source of inspiration for both Lois and Clark. And if current rumors hold, expect Chloe to snuff it in episode #100.

  • Oct. 28, 2005, 10:25 a.m. CST

    Is it me, or does James Marsters' american(real) accent soun

    by God-Man

    Last night's Smallville was pretty enjoyable to watch. The vampire sorority was so cheesy, but what else do you expect from this show? I enjoyed how the episode didn't take itself too seriously as compared to other times in the past. The scenes with Chloe at the Daily Planet were great, and Carrie Fisher's performance was outstanding. Basically, the entire episode that didn't have to do with Lana being a "vampire" was great. Haven't they done enough episodes where a cast member is infected by something that causes them to turn evil,rebellious,or slutty? If this episode focused solely on Chloe it would have been for the best, because Smallville has never done a show like that before. This episode wanted to be Chloe-centric, but it didn't quite pull it off. And by the way, Clark Kent, when your professor asks you if you would stop a megomaniacal buisness tycoon from destroying your town, you say YES!!!

  • Oct. 28, 2005, 10:29 a.m. CST

    PLEASE DO NOT KILL CHLOE!

    by God-Man

    She is the best character on Smallville, the person Lois Lane should be. But SpyGuy is probably right. Knowing the secret is the equivalent of the death penalty on Smallville.

  • Oct. 28, 2005, 10:43 a.m. CST

    Erica Durance

    by RetroActive

    She's got a kiler bod...I don't mind her face, except for the fact that in the Aquaman episode, when she came out of the water...you can really tell what a weird nose job she had. Like invisible hands are pinching her nostrils. It looks like she always has one of those nose plugs in the choreographed water dancers wear while doing scissor kicks upside down...btw is that still an olympic sport? brutal.

  • Oct. 28, 2005, 11:05 a.m. CST

    lynxpro: Find Margot' pictorial in playboy

    by LargoJr

    THAT is what I call hot. Margot looked absolutely increadible in those pictures, and THAT is what I will always remember. Oh.. and no, I'm not interersted in having gay butt sexorz with you... sorry. But thank you for your concern with my sexuality.

  • Oct. 28, 2005, 11:18 a.m. CST

    Why are you guys still dissin' Smallville and leaving Superm

    by rev_skarekroe

    Because we haven't SEEN Superman Returns yet, nitwit.

  • Oct. 28, 2005, 11:20 a.m. CST

    Is Superman going to wear glasses when he fights crime in Metrop

    by George Newman

  • Oct. 28, 2005, 11:34 a.m. CST

    "Because we haven't SEEN Superman Returns yet, nitwit."

    by drjohnnyfever

    That's going to keep me laughing all day. Thanks! :)

  • Oct. 28, 2005, 11:34 a.m. CST

    Don't worry about Lex

    by drjohnnyfever

    In the last episode of Smallville, Capt. Antilles will have Lex's memory wiped.

  • Oct. 28, 2005, 12:52 p.m. CST

    Geeze lynxpro, you Gay-Mafia guys sure are agressive in your rec

    by LargoJr

    I know you are but what am I? Heh... I could go on like this for... minutes.

  • Oct. 28, 2005, 1:16 p.m. CST

    We Love You Herc

    by Flem_Snopes

    As long as you keep up the Smallville talkabacks, that is...

  • Oct. 28, 2005, 1:24 p.m. CST

    Dear lynxpro; Care of Gay Mafia Union

    by LargoJr

    Linda is STILL hot.. as for Kate Bosworth.. meh (shrug) I guess she's pretty... just not my type. Erica Durance is pretty.. and quite possibly be 'HAWT' to a closet nerf beater such as yourself, but she's just not attractive. The girl isn't even capable of expressing emotion with facial expressions. Plus.. she's a bit 'hippy', while she's gota smash and push-up to give her cleavage. And her face looks kinda slack-jawed. Add that to those dull empty, expressionless eyes, and it ads up to "ALL YERS BABY!!" I don't want NONE of it. I'll settle for Chloe any day of the week, and 4 times on Sunday.

  • Oct. 28, 2005, 2:16 p.m. CST

    Schoolgirl Chloe

    by zer0cool2k2

    Was that getup meant as an homage to the hot vamp chick character from the Vampire:Bloodlines computer game? It's what she reminded me of anyway. And i don't mind the goofy storylines they throw out, since they're usually an excuse to have Kreuk, durance, and company slut it up a little. just enjoy it.

  • Oct. 28, 2005, 2:23 p.m. CST

    My gosh, I didn't click into the Talk Back but...

    by viola123

    People are still dissin' "Smallville". Did you see the ratings for this week? Have you all seen the ratings for the entire season thus far? Did you see those beautiful (Lex and Lana) promo images for the seventh episode, "Splinter"? I haven't watched "Thirst" yet but I heard it was good. And the Lex/Fine dynamic - awesome! Don't hate!

  • Oct. 28, 2005, 2:52 p.m. CST

    funny

    by w1k

    they wrote that whole epidsode just so marsters could say "clark, there's no such thing as vampires". stupid episode, but still, i think someone behind the camera knew what they were doing

  • Oct. 28, 2005, 3:09 p.m. CST

    Who sells the farm?

    by Yeti

    My money is on Bo - er Pa Kent

  • Oct. 28, 2005, 3:11 p.m. CST

    Cuntflaps.

    by The True Priapic

    Smallville is rubbish.C'mon,face it.Commmmme on aannn SAAAVVVVVEEEE MEEEEEEEE!!!Rubbish.And silly.

  • If the only thing you can accomplish in life is to go on an AICN Talkback for a show you don't even like just to make fun of the theme song, kindly do humanity a favor and don't procreate, will you? Whoops! I guess there's no chance of that happening anyway...Never mind.

  • Oct. 28, 2005, 3:51 p.m. CST

    In my experience...

    by jedimast3r

    the MODERATORS have the power that none of you have...and if you've been around on the Net long enough, you know this already. It's like trying to bash your head off the wall thinking that you're gonna move it just because you did so (but Yummie, maybe you should bash your head off the wall anyway...) Sitting here bitching about what Herc MAY or MAY NOT do to remove your retarded posts is pointless, because, if he wants to, he'll nuke it. What are you gonna do about it? Besides use a painfully limited vocabulary and demonstrate a total lack of originality in trying to flame him or any of the other AICN staffers? I mean, Jesus, these talkbacks are to bitch about the show/shows/movies/literature etc in question. If Herc (or anyone else) who doesn't fucking agree with why you like to shlop the knob or some such expresses just that, there isn't shit you can do about it, just like when we hear you waste good oxygen. STFU and talk about the goddamn topic you read above...or maybe you arent even reading whats up above and just jumping in to bitch at people.

  • Oct. 28, 2005, 4:51 p.m. CST

    Smallville can hire all the buffy/angel writers and actors but s

    by Neo Zeed

    This show is really incoherent. However it's been five years now, and they seem comfortable in their lame little groove. I guess it's unfair to have this show live up to Buffy/Angel quality. It's big shoes to fill and those showrunners aint up to it. If there are those who prefer this show to Buffy stuff (if that's possible) it's because of the Superman fanboy factor. Like somehow people don't bitch about Whedon doing Wonder Woman as much as him doing Buffy stuff. I don't get the fanboy factor of things. Once, I met a dude who refused to read Garth Ennis' Preacher but would read him in diluted form on Punisher. Or Whedon on X-men solely. Weird as hell.

  • Oct. 28, 2005, 5:19 p.m. CST

    lucas' BEST movie

    by delatao

    project 1138??? and not one of you monkeys has pointed it out yet? my nominee for the most ridiculous script of the year. ... that being said the silhouette of kreuk lesbian vampire kissing with the mercedes mcnabe wanna-be was pretty fun. suddeny i didnt care that the gigantic plot holes that have been a part of every single episode of smallvile ive ever seen. it's definitely cheeesy sub-Charmed level entertainment but it's Superman! kills time till June, i guess. i am more than a little interested at what point they will end this series. how far into the same territory that the new movie series is going to be exploring is WB going to let the show go?

  • Oct. 28, 2005, 5:24 p.m. CST

    Yummediacock and the rest of you

    by delatao

    no way was margot kidder hot. she was a good actress in the orginal movies tho. she really captured the plucky nature of the Lois Lane character,

  • Oct. 28, 2005, 5:39 p.m. CST

    Re: And Margot Kidder was hot

    by MilesGloriosus

    Check her out in an old movie called "Black Christmas" a.k.a. "Silent Night, Deadly Night." Her funniest scene was when they were in a police station and she was telling a cop how to spell F-E-L-L-*-T-I-O. OTOH, Olivia Hussey was also in that movie, and if you wanna talk about actresses who were hot in "the day," she was. Kidder wasn't in Hussey's league.

  • Oct. 28, 2005, 6:23 p.m. CST

    Marsters' Accent

    by HarryManback

    Did anybody else notice that James Marsters' accent this whole episode is identical to the accent he used as Spike when he was wearing the Hawaiian shirt in Buffy Season 4 and pretending to be Xander's uncle? That's not his real voice is it? It sounds like a British guy doing a bad American accent

  • Oct. 28, 2005, 6:48 p.m. CST

    Awww damnit!

    by zer0cool2k2

    what happened to that site with the pics of Erica Durance? I was gonna' check it out when i got home from work and now it's gone.

  • Oct. 28, 2005, 7:07 p.m. CST

    I've always defended this show, but...

    by _Maltheus_

    ...that episode was shameful, even by Smallville standards. So Lana is a witch last season, a vampire this season, is she gonna be a freakin' werewolf in the next? Still, I guess it wouldn't have been so bad if I block out all the vampire crap. This is the first real stinker of the season I guess.

  • Oct. 28, 2005, 7:20 p.m. CST

    "That was the first episode of Smallville I've ever seen. Is

    by Voice O. Reason

    No. There have been some very good episodes over the years.

  • Oct. 28, 2005, 7:23 p.m. CST

    Oh no, both Herc and Sulu!!!

    by _Maltheus_

    Is it a conincidence they're both coming out on the same day? And Sulu, I never in a million years would have guessed. ;-) .... BTW Herc, perfect title for the talkback, despite what a fan of the show I am.

  • Oct. 28, 2005, 8:19 p.m. CST

    This Show was so Bad!!

    by Eh-Nam

    I love smallville but come on. Granted I loved seeing lana in a slutty costume. Please more lana in sluty costumes.

  • Oct. 28, 2005, 10:10 p.m. CST

    So really, the whole point of "Smallville" is to see T&A, right?

    by ZeroCorpse

    I can't understand why people would torture themselves with this tripe otherwise...

  • Oct. 28, 2005, 11:41 p.m. CST

    Worst hour of genra television ever. *ever*.

    by Darth Ranma

    That episode takes the crown from "Spock's Brain" as the worst hour of genra televison ever. It was like a train wreck that I couldn't look away from.

  • Oct. 29, 2005, 12:30 a.m. CST

    Oh! No!

    by Jaka

    He just buted out "Spock's Brain"! Daaaaaang.

  • Oct. 29, 2005, 1:39 a.m. CST

    "Harry pays me by the talkback!"

    by J-Dizzle

    Then I guess you kind of screwed yourself when you deleted all those posts.

  • Oct. 29, 2005, 1:58 a.m. CST

    that's the beauty of talkback

    by Hercules

    if I delete them after midnight, Harry's computer still issues the $2.70 per as if they still exist. cha. ching.

  • Oct. 29, 2005, 2:12 a.m. CST

    Margot Could-care

    by AliOli

    Lynxpro, I thought you were kinda sexy when you mentioned Noam Chomsky, but questioning LargoJr sexual orientation is very uncool. Sexy is in the eye of the beholder. Though personally, I think Margot Kidder has more charm in her little finger than poor clueless Erica D can hold in her C-cup bikini... But I'm Canadian, so I'm biased. Let's lay the subject to rest once and for all, what do you say? They we can go back to trashing the truly heinous Vampire episode. Professor Fine: I LOVE James Marsters... but it is very strange to hear his American accent. Steven DeKnight... not my favourite Buffy writer. How cool would it be to have Jane Espenson write a Smallville episode? Then we might actually get some laughs...

  • Oct. 29, 2005, 2:21 a.m. CST

    "That's not his real voice is it?"

    by Voice O. Reason

    Yes, it is.

  • Oct. 29, 2005, 2:38 a.m. CST

    Suluuuuuuuuu. Sulu. Suluuuuuuuuuu. Sulu.

    by Hercules

    It's the Sulu Dance!

  • Oct. 29, 2005, 2:42 a.m. CST

    So how did Lana's Teeth

    by Mr Cairo

    manage to penetrate Clarks Bullet proof body ???

  • Oct. 29, 2005, 6:57 a.m. CST

    So how did Lana's teeth.......

    by strick1029

    manage to penetrate Clarks Bullet proof body ??? Well, let me tell ya...... Clark was carrying the syringe filled with

  • Oct. 29, 2005, 8:03 a.m. CST

    Comics Supes Vs Vamps

    by djquincyzee

    Best comics Super Vs Vamps is an annual drawn by Arthur Adams featuring Batman. But more recently (about 2 years or so back) Dracula tried to bite Big Blue and was dusted as Superman is a big ole solar battery. I wish Smallville would talk about the sun in releation to Clark's powers.

  • Oct. 29, 2005, 9:09 a.m. CST

    smallville is the best show on television

    by Tom Cruz

    i dont expect most of you to get it

  • Allready done, albeit briefly. It was the episode about the Solar Flare

  • Oct. 29, 2005, 10:03 a.m. CST

    Why do we watch? Allison Mack of course!

    by LargoJr

    She's the bee's knees, and yummy when spread on toast

  • Oct. 29, 2005, 1:07 p.m. CST

    "if I delete them after midnight, Harry's computer still iss

    by J-Dizzle

    So you get paid to look like a jackass? Niiiiiiicce! *Thumbs up*

  • Oct. 29, 2005, 2:36 p.m. CST

    Herc does have this habit of putting his mouth in his foot, late

    by Anchoriite

    Foot-in-mouth disease, indeed.

  • Oct. 29, 2005, 2:47 p.m. CST

    "Have all Smallville fans simply never seen a Joss Whedon show"

    by Neo Zeed

    Correct. Thus completely missing out on how to do comic-booky storylines on TV right. Yup Buffy and Angel are superheroes, of the non-costumed variety. Smallville came on and dudes went "Kewl Superheros" and watched it, thus Smallville fans are stuck in pre Whedon television mode. Why are Whedon guys cultish? Because the mainstream (including old skool geeks) refuse to give him a shot. 1.I think the old movie's dung heap put a negative spin on the show. 2 Anyone who prejudged the show (as 90210 meets goosebumps) and caught later eps to see what the fuss was about, saw they were missing out on some cool shit. But geeks are a hardcore bunch dude. They'll never admit they were wrong. Especially with a bunch of hardcore Whedonites eager to say "I toldya so!" Although, it's essential viewing regardless of some stupid nagging. 3.The idea of successful superhero-esque storytelling outside the realm of costumes scare the shit out some people. They feel it's like the death of Marvel or DC or something. Whedon doing Wonder Woman is really backwards. What exactly is he gonna do that he hasn't done better on TV anyway? Buffy/Angel is cooler than some chick with star spangled underwear who flies an invisible jet. For the past couple of years it seems that Whedon is on some apology tour providing fanboy service to Marvel/DC fans. "I'm one of you" (X-men comic/Wonderwoman) He even created Serenity and sidestepped superhero comparisions. And people still hate him. Waste of time I say. Where's the next original thing or Spike movie, Whedon? Don't forget about the fans who actually give a shit. He has a tendency to do that from time to time and it's sad. Like on Buffy where he creates a groundbreaking ep like the Body or Once more with feeling and the rest of the season isn't well planned out. Just for an Emmy nom and that ever elusive "mainstream" acceptance. Who cares bro, just make good shit!

  • Oct. 29, 2005, 3:17 p.m. CST

    this ep was pretty shit

    by Krangelus

    the whole vampire thing was just crap, but the Lex/Clark/Fine storyline was interesting. I hate these stupid episodes that are tailored to give Lana something to do. She is a terrible charachter who brings nothing to the show except the romance with clark and its just a waste of time imo.

  • Oct. 29, 2005, 4:48 p.m. CST

    I think he should save that superhero stuff for his own universe

    by Neo Zeed

    Whatever he can do on WW or goners I'm sure he can do better in the Buffyverse. What's up with SMG anyway. Why is she acting like Anderson and Duchovny on X-files. Those two are begging for that franchise right about now. Hopefully we won't have to wait that long. They should do the Angel movie and blow right past her ass.

  • Oct. 29, 2005, 7:52 p.m. CST

    plus?

    by Hercules

    vampires are magic, and superman has always been vulnerable to magic. gosh!

  • Oct. 29, 2005, 8:19 p.m. CST

    Herc? Have ya ever noticed...

    by LargoJr

    How the raving fan(atical) followers of Joss Whedon, are reacting to HIM the same way Chris Carter's fans were back when Carter was actually popular? I'm just curious as to what project of Whedon's will be the one to makes everyone start to hum, whistle in embarrasement, and generally change the subject to avoid talking about their 'fanism'. Think it's gonna be Wonder Woman?

  • Oct. 29, 2005, 9:30 p.m. CST

    You gotta point LargoJr, but there are worse things in life than

    by Neo Zeed

    Catrer=X-files & Roddenberry=Star Trek. Those guys other ideas didn't really pan out whether it be Earth: Final Conflict (postmortem) or Harsh Realm, but nothing can change the fact their original creations changed the face of television. And those universes are more in depth than some dude who just cranks out 18 mediocre projects a year. Wonder Woman could be embarrassing, but then again the bar is set real low for superhero stuff these days. Some people think Daredevil is a good film, for example. I am against Whedon doing it because WW is lame. If people can argue that space cowboys are lame, than this shit is ten times worse. I also think superhero movies in general are boring these days, and I'm probably in the minority on that one (While watching X2 in a free screening, I was more concerned if my Angel & 24 eps were Tivo-ing properly). At least Whedon can always fall back on the Buffyverse. Like Carter can fall back on X-files. And we'll all give a crap when X-files 2 is out... Though I think going non-mythology is a bad idea, but that's just me.

  • Oct. 29, 2005, 10:20 p.m. CST

    Daredevil and such

    by lynxpro

    I'd say the theatrical cut of Daredevil was a pile, but the director's cut isn't bad...well, with the exception of the Blingpin angle...but that's a totally different subject. Of course, you can't find the director's cut at NetFlix; you pretty much have to buy it or rent it at Hollywood Video. And while I thought (and still think) it was a bad idea to directly adapt "Batman Year One" for the relaunch of the Batman franchise, I think in the case of Daredevil, they would've done completely better had they just adapted "Born Again" outright instead of greenlight MSJ's rather impotent screenplay. As for Wonder Woman, as long as Whedon doesn't frak up the continuity of Wonder Woman's creation and Joel Silver puts his foot down and prevents Whedon from casting a beanpole into the role, I'll buy a ticket. Wonder Woman's character requires an actress with a similar build to Lynda Carter than Sarah Michelle Geller's boney structure.

  • Oct. 29, 2005, 10:21 p.m. CST

    and with that in mind...

    by lynxpro

    I nominate Monica Bellucci as the perfect actress for the role of Wonder Woman. Just as Christopher Eccleston is 100% perfect for the role of The Joker in Batman Begins 2.

  • Oct. 30, 2005, 12:07 a.m. CST

    *cough*LEARY*cough*

    by Shermdawg

  • Oct. 30, 2005, 2:13 a.m. CST

    christ, I hate these "holiday theme" tv episodes. I look forwar

    by logofdoom

    I feel a bit sorry for lana, she seems to get all the really stupid story arcs.

  • Oct. 30, 2005, 7:01 a.m. CST

    Chris Carter - coulda / shoulda / woulda

    by LargoJr

    I always felt bad for Carter, as I was a big fan of 'Millennium', not 'X-Files'. Season 1 was fantastic, while season 2 had excellent development, even though the strain was allready showing between the Network, cast, & crew. By Season 3 it was a train wreck, and I honestly believe he killed all the folks off just to keep Network from doing anything with it after he closed it up. Lance Henriksen is my hero :), but Megan Gallagher had my heart.

  • Oct. 30, 2005, 9:47 a.m. CST

    It's time for Clark to step it up

    by Spencer_99

    First, God I wish this site was better moderated. Dump all the 10-year-old this-sucks-that-sucks feedback that contributes NOTHING to the subject. Second, it's time for Smallville to grow a pair. There's little doubt in my mind that this'll be the last year for the show. The writers should go ahead and start actively pushing Clark into the hero role. Not just pulling his friends out of trouble, but finding trouble and stopping it. Start showing random acts of heroism...have Clark quickly build a levee to stop flood waters, or pull everyone out of a burning apartment building in the blink of an eye, or have a dozen muggings/hold-ups stopped in Metropolis one night by a mysterious blue blur. I like the Smallville characters, but I don't see how this kid is becoming Superman. Stopping a few Luthorcorp experiments are only half the story. What makes Superman super is that he takes the time to help the average person...not just stop the meglomanics. Third, if you're disallisioned over superhero videogames, give Spider-man 2 a try. The game is short and repetitive, but the webswinging is mindbogglingly fun.

  • Oct. 30, 2005, 9:49 a.m. CST

    Attention Smallville Producers!

    by Orbots Commander

    After this likely final season of Smallville, spin off Rosenbaum's version of Lex Luthor into his own series. Titled, LEXCORP, it could focus on the devious doings of an anti-hero Lex Luthor, sort of like a super duper version of the old J.R. character on DALLAS, complete with Lexcorp body armored flying security forces.

  • Oct. 30, 2005, 11:12 a.m. CST

    Forget the Spider-man 2 game, Pick up Hulk: Ultimate Destruction

    by Shermdawg

    Bought it last week, and I gotta say, this thing contolls like a gawd damn dream. Story sucks, but dang it, when you see all the shit you can do in here, who needs one. Great game! Nuff said. Nuff said.

  • Oct. 30, 2005, 11:13 a.m. CST

    Oh, and Rosenbaum should be Cyclops if they ever make a X-men tv

    by Shermdawg

  • Oct. 30, 2005, 12:43 p.m. CST

    Megan Gallagher was hot, especially in Nowhere Man

    by Neo Zeed

    I loved that show. Fuckin' UPN. Having that wife not know who you are is real harsh..kudos to Martin Veil.

  • Oct. 30, 2005, 5:28 p.m. CST

    this is NOT the last season of smallville

    by Tom Cruz

    we will probably get 2 more after this. the show is a constant success for the dubya bee and shows no signs of slowing down.

  • It's one of the WB's major cash cows. Simple. As. That. Now that they've finally made Lex turn the corner, we're going to see him start to evolve into the Lex he is in the comics, too.

  • Oct. 30, 2005, 8:22 p.m. CST

    Neo Zeed

    by lynxpro

    Tom Veil. You can brush up your Nowhere Man trivia by picking the series up on DVD. Gallagher was also in that classic DS9 episode where Quark & Co. crashland back in time in Roswell, NM.

  • Oct. 30, 2005, 8:27 p.m. CST

    Smallville will continue to succeed...

    by lynxpro

    While *Superman Returns* crashes and burns as hard as Catwoman did. And Warner Brothers Pictures will probably biotch to their corporate overlords to force the WB Network to prematurely cancel Smallville to allegedly give an artifical boost to their lame movie, but it will backfire and Smallville will be put back into the WB lineup for mid-2007 for a wrap-up season.

  • Oct. 30, 2005, 9:13 p.m. CST

    Doh! My bad..

    by Neo Zeed

    Tom Veil. It's been a while since i've seen that show. I didn't even know it was on DVD. Thanks for 411!

  • Oct. 30, 2005, 9:53 p.m. CST

    As much as they may suck, Superman Returns and X3 WILL NOT "cras

    by Shermdawg

    If F4 was a hit, these suckers will be huge. Superman Returns will probably gross around $170mil and X3 will bring in $250, if not more. So, in other words, get used to Routh, because a sequel is pretty much guaranteed. :( Us Smallville fans will just have to keep our fingers crossed for Tom to take over one day.

  • Oct. 30, 2005, 10:04 p.m. CST

    Oh, by the way, how much more did Fantastic 4 make than Hulk?

    by Shermdawg

    Because if crap like F4, The Punisher, and Elektra can get sequels, why not Hulk? WHY NOT THE HULK?????? DAMN YOU ANG LEE!!! DAMN YOU TO HELL!!!

  • Oct. 30, 2005, 10:57 p.m. CST

    "Are you there Zod? It's me Margerette."

    by Shermdawg

    Braniac (heh) salvages The Disciples of Zod's ship under the nose of Luthorcorp. Somehow a communication device from the ship gets into the hands of a hot-but-geeky girl by the name of Margerette, in Professor Fine's class. A girl that has a hidden crush on Clark. She begins to get messages from someone through the device, and she learns of Clarks real identity, the voice from the device tells her how to use the cave to get her own superhuman powers, like Kara in the season 3 finale. She reveals her true feelings for Clark, and after he rejects her, they fight, Lana is seriousley hurt in the process. Lex finds Lana, who is now in a coma (Which free's up Kristin Kreuk, er, my wife into taking the Agent 99 role in the Get Smart flick.) and he blames Clark for her condition. After several episodes, Lana finally wakes up and is under the impression {with help from a evil doc from Belle Reeve) that Lex is her true love and dumps Clark. Clark then shacks up with butterface.

  • Oct. 30, 2005, 11:11 p.m. CST

    And to all of you people that claim that Allison Mack is the bes

    by Shermdawg

    you'd be right. Although she hasn't held that title very long. Nope, John Glover had it locked up for quite awhile, but lost it when he went "pussy". Now that Lionel is supposedly back on the path of evil, Ally Mack better watch out. (Does any one remember her self-titled Nickelodean show or am I dreaming it?)

  • Oct. 31, 2005, 10:52 a.m. CST

    I can't believe no-one has figured out the continuity proble

    by KnightEternal

    it's obvious, by the last episode every character will know Clark's secret, he will then use his famous 'forget everything that has happened over the last 7 yrs' kiss on all main cast members, male and female which is admitedly abit creepy, and no-one will know who he is leading perfectly into Superman the movie. This would also put the Bobby Ewing 'it's all been a dream' scenario to shame!

  • Oct. 31, 2005, 11:11 a.m. CST

    Actually there is a easy way to solve the continuity problem.

    by Shermdawg

    There was a meteor freak iontroduced at the end of last season that could erase the memories. All they gotta do is bring him back.

  • Oct. 31, 2005, 11:14 a.m. CST

    Also didn't Supes have some sort of memory wipe power in the

    by Shermdawg

    After he and Lois go flying, he does something to her. Or that cigerette she was smoking wasn't tobacco.

  • Oct. 31, 2005, 3:01 p.m. CST

    RE: Herc

    by jojo-pimp

    Dude, what is your problem with this show? So it paid a little tribute to Buffy....especially fitting considering it is halloween and that Spike is now on the show. I hardly think Smallville wrote this episode with the sole intention of "Begging for a talk-back". Get over it already! Used to like your reviews, but the Smallville bashing is kinda lame!

  • Oct. 31, 2005, 3:07 p.m. CST

    prediction on Superman Returns

    by lynxpro

    $120 million at the U.S. box office. Which means there would not be a sequel because the film costs about $200 million. Batman Begins made back its $200 million budget at the US box office, but has become a monster of a hit on DVD because 1. its quality, 2. the cast rocks, 3. the fans love it and has awesome word-of-mouth. Superman Returns has none of that going for it.

  • Oct. 31, 2005, 5:16 p.m. CST

    "You can brush up your Nowhere Man trivia by picking the series

    by Capt. Murphy

    If only, I've seen no indication of the short lived Nowhere Man coming to DVD. One of the best TV shows in years, akin to The Prisoner and Profit in sheer enjoyability. Oh, and Lois is hawt, what's all this butterface talk? She's definitely one of my five.

  • Oct. 31, 2005, 9:14 p.m. CST

    "Have all Smallville fans simply never seen a Joss Whedon show"

    by leesheri

    I enjoy Smallville most of the time. The writing isn't as awesome as Joss Whedons Firefly series, but freak of the week was always fun. Plus, Jonathon Kent is one seriously hot dad! As for Joss Whedon the only show he had out that I loved was Firefly, but it was cancelled and it looks like the only place we will ever visit Serenity is in the movie theater.

  • Oct. 31, 2005, 9:25 p.m. CST

    This ep wasn't total trash

    by Adelai Niska

    ...like many season 2 and 3 clark-lana love 'relationship' episodes were. And nowhere near as bad as when a former ME writer forced vampires into Alias.

  • Oct. 31, 2005, 9:33 p.m. CST

    And justification for smallville watchers:

    by Adelai Niska

    Yes at least 10 of the 22 eps per season blow mighty chunks, but at least 4 are mind-blowingly awesome for even casual Superman fans. the rest are about as bearable as the average TV drama, with the Lex scenes, blatant TNA and Supes lore counteracting the dead weight that is Lana, Pa Kent, constant mining of the meteor freak idea, etc. Watching a shitty ep feels lame, but missing a stellar one is infinitely worse.

  • Nov. 4, 2005, 6:52 a.m. CST

    Smallville is an Elseworlds tale...

    by Spencer_99

    So it will not follow normal continuity. I mean Lois Lane is Clark's freakin' roommate, fer cryin' out loud! I would love LOVE for DC to put out a JLA based on the Smallville show. With Clark hooking up with Daily Planet reporter Cloe Sullivan and Lex knowing perfectly well who Superman really is. Think about it...this Lex has a past with Clark...an affection for Clark. I honestly don't think this Lex would go after Clark's family. If anything, Clark seems to be the mistrustful bastard in that relationship. And think of the possibilities if they brought in an adult Pete Ross as the Senator from Kansas who is opposing the Luthor presidential bid. Oh, and Shermdawg, you sold me on Hulk: Ultimate Distruction. I'm buying it TODAY.