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View Poll Results: Grade "Odyssey"
SUPER 6 12.00%
Above Average 27 54.00%
Average 13 26.00%
Below Average 3 6.00%
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Old September 19 2008, 02:43 AM   #106
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Re: Smallville#801 "Odyssey" - Discuss/Grade <Spoilers>

Shirley Manson rawks as the new lead villainess.

Er...I meant the chick with the robot arm....no, wait, wrong show.

I was hoping for some Red Son thing where Clark lost his memory and becomes a neo-Soviet thug.

Anyway....

Martain Manhunter: "The sun stripped me of my powers."

Clark: "Shouldn't you revert to a green-skinned alien then?"

MM: "Come on, whitebread, you know they don't have the budget for that."

Clark: "I saw Lana, my mom and dad...hey, what the hell happened to my mom, anyway?"

MM: "What did I just say?"
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Old September 19 2008, 03:05 AM   #107
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Average. Everything is forced and rushed. Zero development, which has basically been the Smallville formula for some time. This show will go out on a MEH..........
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Old September 19 2008, 03:17 AM   #108
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Re: Smallville#801 "Odyssey" - Discuss/Grade <Spoilers>

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This season could be one of the biggest trainwrecks of the modern TV era.
At least until Stargate: Universe
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Old September 19 2008, 03:36 AM   #109
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"Odyssey" bodes well for the season, I think. It feels like the show has grown up, so to speak, even from last year. There's a maturity I felt coming through the actors. Sure, they're playing superheroes and whatnot from a comic book, but this isn't for kids like the first couple of seasons might have been. Almost all the regulars got something of note to do (they couldn't fit Jimmy in the Montana plot somehow?) and we didn't have to listen to Clark pine over Lana.

And Justin Hartley is in the main cast. Yep, I'm on board...
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Old September 19 2008, 03:38 AM   #110
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... and we didn't have to listen to Clark pine over Lana.
Best development EVER of this new season.
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Old September 19 2008, 03:44 AM   #111
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Wow. That was certainly better than I expected. I watched "Arctic" right before since I still hadn't seen it (It was absolutely awful.) But "Odyssey" was a good solid episode. Wasn't anything like the days of old obviously, but it was still better than anything from last season.

I say though, I started writing a fan-fic over a year ago that was supposed to be a "Superman" era Smallville thing. Basically it wrote it with the assumption Chloe was going to die. It had her agreeing to this project started by Lionel and Swann and finished by Bruce and Ollie.

It was to borrow from a Fortress Crystal and like a chip from Brainiac's matrix (Brainiac has a chip!) to create a super AI of Chloe's consciousness that was tapped right into Clark's brain. She would be the ultimate ghost in the machine. I always thought the Superman of this era should have a super connection to the information super highway.

It was called the Cerebral-Holographic Logistical Operations Emulator.

I sort of took the idea from "Jane" from the Ender books. The thing would be plugged in to Clark's brain and she would appear in his mind's eye as if she were standing in the same room giving him instance access to information all over world.

I never finished in though. But now I kinda wish I had.
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Old September 19 2008, 03:45 AM   #112
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Best development EVER of this new season.
Bingo! She stuck around three seasons too much, IMHO.
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Old September 19 2008, 03:49 AM   #113
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This season could be one of the biggest trainwrecks of the modern TV era.
At least until Stargate: Universe
Huh. I doubt even that won't eclipse the last season of B5.

Smallville S7 was bad, but in the end you still have to put things in perspective.
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Old September 19 2008, 03:54 AM   #114
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^And I shall forever blame the disaster of S7 on the experiment of Kara and the assorted House of El klaptrap. Kara-El and Kal-El and Lara-El and El Rio Grande...BORING. Didn't help, either, that Laura Vandervoort couldn't act her way out of a paper bag if she wanted to.
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Old September 19 2008, 03:59 AM   #115
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Well, I gave the episode "Below Average". Maybe I'm in a bad mood.

The whole thing left me feeling flat, and wanting Miller and Gough back. Usually if nothing else, the season premiers and finales are amazing, but this did nothing for me.

I don't think I can stand watching a season of Tess Mercer, she's not even attractive, not menacing, not fun, just meh. I need more than meh for the main villianess. I didn't necessarily expect her to be as good as Lex, but she's not even a good freak of the week.

The whole ep just feels like a retcon that wipes away the previous seasons. Now, in some ways that's a good thing, we were all tired of it dragging on. But replacing with what? I just didn't feel any chemistry or energy here, nothing grabbed me, if this is a whole new Smallville, honestly, it wouldn't last one season much less 7. They took out the tired formula, and replaced it with nothing.

Again, maybe I'm in a bad mood tonight, so I'll see if I like it better when I watch it again (my kids are asleep early so we'll watch it over the weekend.)
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Old September 19 2008, 04:00 AM   #116
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and Clark has been stripped of his powers by Jor-El.
Again?!
My reaction too when I found out.
Me too.
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Old September 19 2008, 04:11 AM   #117
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Come on over and enjoy Supernatural this season, disgruntled Smallville fans. It reinvented itself tonight. Going into season four they've changed the game and it feels fresh, interesting, and totally disjointed. In other words, we can't wait to see what happens next. Old testament style angels. Mean.
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Old September 19 2008, 04:26 AM   #118
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I'm sorry to say that I didn't get a chance to watch tonight's episode. As some of you know my brother is being redeployed to Iraq tomorrow morning at 0500 so I spent the day with him and family. I plan to watch on Sunday.
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Old September 19 2008, 05:32 AM   #119
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Re: Smallville#801 "Odyssey" - Discuss/Grade <Spoilers>

Speaking of Smallville... this wasn't noteworthy enough for a new thread, but they released a deleted scene from last season's season finale, Arctic. This is the scene where Clark goes to find Lana gone, there was quite a bit more to it originally, pretty interesting twist on the mythos
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bSXOo...eature=related
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Old September 19 2008, 05:39 AM   #120
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I have a feeling all tess dialouge will sound like it's coming out of Lex hehe
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