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Old June 16 2011, 08:20 PM   #1636
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I didn't have mixed feelings; I pretty much thought it sucked.
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Old June 16 2011, 09:49 PM   #1637
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You gentlemen make a good point. I always thought Cain was a darn fine Clark Kent. Never liked his Superman much. But you gentlemen have articulated why Cain's Superman never rang true to me.
I liked Cain overall, but his really high, little kid voice always annoyed the heck out of me. It wasn't a problem in the Clark scenes, but anytime he spoke as Superman it REALLY stood out.

Reeve had a naturally high voice too, but he was at least able to deepen it a little bit when he needed to.
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Old June 16 2011, 11:35 PM   #1638
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I'm easy to please as I've pretty much liked all versions of Superman in movies and TV.
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Old June 16 2011, 11:49 PM   #1639
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I've heard that Jor-El and Jonathan have a big fight over which of them was the worse Robin Hood.



I always liked Cain's Clark Kent. Never cared for his Superman. With Reeve, I loved his interpretation of both roles.
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Old June 17 2011, 04:11 AM   #1640
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You gentlemen make a good point. I always thought Cain was a darn fine Clark Kent. Never liked his Superman much. But you gentlemen have articulated why Cain's Superman never rang true to me.
It's impossible to guess exactly what the producers had in mind, but it seemed to have been along the lines that we'd hear about Superman but rarely or never see him - a cute concept in its way, but probably unsustainable for a TV series (well, ABC passed on the concept anyway; the CW made it work somehow).

I'd imagine that in casting Cain they were looking for a guy who could make Clark sexy and appealing in street clothes while suggesting to the audience that there was a Superman hiding behind the glasses - but how he'd actually look and sound in the blue suit and cape was evidently not on their list of priorities.

Indeed, Cain's first appearance as Supes in the premiere looked to be shot later and using an improvised costume that was refined in the following weeks.

You know, posting about this - I'd forgotten how much I loved the first year of that show. The cast was charming, the writing was light and clever, and they turned a lot of the familiar Superman material a little bit sideways while not diminishing it at all. There were hokey aspects to it, but I even liked those (Perry White's Elvis obsession, for one). I assume this is on DVD; I'll have to go buy it.


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Old June 17 2011, 05:10 AM   #1641
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Yeah, it's on DVD. Netflix too. It's funny. I'm not crazy about Cain's Superman but I have the entire run on DVD. Damn fanboy obsessions.
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Old June 17 2011, 05:16 AM   #1642
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I only have the first season on dvd. It is such a shame that they got rid of Lex as a main character after season one.
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Old June 17 2011, 05:20 AM   #1643
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John Shea was wonderful as Lex Luthor. What did you think about Michael Landes as Jimmy Olsen?
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Old June 17 2011, 05:24 AM   #1644
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I always prefered the Jimmy that was in the first season, never cared much about the replacement.
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Old June 17 2011, 05:28 AM   #1645
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Yeah, he had personality. Justin Whalen looked like the comic book character but he had no personality. Landes was fantastic as Superman's pal. He didn't have red hair of course. But hey, that didn't stop Kristen Kruek.

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Old June 17 2011, 02:34 PM   #1646
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Loved Landes. Making Olsen a little bit closer to a peer for Lois and Clark worked well in the context of how those two were cast and the general tone of the show. And K Callan and Eddie Jones were delightful as Clark's parents.
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Old June 17 2011, 07:24 PM   #1647
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Yeah, Callan and Jones were just great. The perfect Ma and Pa Kent.
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Old June 17 2011, 10:11 PM   #1648
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Yeah I'm really hoping the next Superman TV series we get will be more in the spirit of L&C and not Smallville.
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Old June 17 2011, 10:23 PM   #1649
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I wonder when we'll get to see Henry Cavil in the costume pics? Zach Snyder stated that he wants to be the first out of the shoot with the pics and I believe that shooting starts late July early August. I'm thinking we could see something at comic con this year.
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Old June 17 2011, 10:40 PM   #1650
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The New York Times said that Warner Bros. was among the studios that have elected to skip SDCC this year, so I doubt we'll be seeing any photos there.
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