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Old June 16 2011, 08:54 AM   #1621
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No idea. These are rumors...and yes I realize my previous stance but considering the sudden casting of Jor-El that came out of no where I thought it prudent to mention them.
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Old June 16 2011, 08:58 AM   #1622
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If it turns out to be true I don't see them spending too much time on Krypton anyways, unless these extra Kryptonians come out of the PZ or something.
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Old June 16 2011, 09:06 AM   #1623
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One of them is Jax-Ur. I can't remember the other one though.
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Old June 16 2011, 05:31 PM   #1624
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I always thought "boy shorts" would work on WW in the modern era.


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Old June 16 2011, 05:39 PM   #1625
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Jor-El attacks Zod for cutting his poetry recitation from a tv broadcast by throwing a phone at him.

Actually, I think this is a pretty good choice.
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Old June 16 2011, 05:48 PM   #1626
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Looked good when Reeve did it. Cain just looked embarrassed.
I wouldn't say embarrassed so much as trying hard to put on a performance.

And it's because Reeve and Cain approached the role differently. Reeve played it as Superman is the person and Clark is the mask. Cain played it as Clark is the person and Superman is the mask.

Well, also, Cain was cast as Clark Kent, with the intention that the character would play charmingly against Lois; the producers decided to emphasis Superman later in the process. Reeve auditioned as Superman; he developed his Casper Milquetoast version of Kent pretty much on his own from the scripted page. TPTB were probably looking for different qualities in each case.

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Old June 16 2011, 06:01 PM   #1627
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@A Beaker Full of Death...I'm sorry but do you like anything?
Yes, I do: quality. Substance. Creativity. Things that have had a little thought, education and research put into them, and that require a little thought, education and research to get the most out of them.

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Anything before 1970. Anything beyond the 1970's is blasphemy to him.
Hmm. When was the egg mcmuffin created?
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Old June 16 2011, 06:49 PM   #1628
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Looked good when Reeve did it. Cain just looked embarrassed.
I wouldn't say embarrassed so much as trying hard to put on a performance.

And it's because Reeve and Cain approached the role differently. Reeve played it as Superman is the person and Clark is the mask. Cain played it as Clark is the person and Superman is the mask.

Well, also, Cain was cast as Clark Kent, with the intention that the character would play charmingly against Lois; the producers decided to emphasis Superman later in the process. Reeve auditioned as Superman; he developed his Casper Milquetoast version of Kent pretty much on his own from the scripted page. TPTB were probably looking for different qualities in each case.
Precisely, Cain as Clark "acting" as Superman, which is what I meant in "trying to put on a performance."

In this case, Superman was the secret identity so to speak. And I think Cain did a marvelous job at playing Clark, especially in the first season when the scripts emphasized more of the romantic tug-of-war between Clark and Lois.

Cain's Clark really got under the skin of Lois, which she couldn't stand or admit she liked. But, then again, even the Casper Milquetoast version got under the skin of Lois (in both the comics and the movies).

I've always said that Lois was really in love with Clark, not Superman, and that her ego just couldn't allow her to admit it.

It is really evident in the 1970's storyline "Who Took the Super Out of Superman!"
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Old June 16 2011, 06:53 PM   #1629
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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.
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Old June 16 2011, 07:30 PM   #1630
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I wouldn't say embarrassed so much as trying hard to put on a performance.

And it's because Reeve and Cain approached the role differently. Reeve played it as Superman is the person and Clark is the mask. Cain played it as Clark is the person and Superman is the mask.

Well, also, Cain was cast as Clark Kent, with the intention that the character would play charmingly against Lois; the producers decided to emphasis Superman later in the process. Reeve auditioned as Superman; he developed his Casper Milquetoast version of Kent pretty much on his own from the scripted page. TPTB were probably looking for different qualities in each case.
Precisely, Cain as Clark "acting" as Superman, which is what I meant in "trying to put on a performance."

In this case, Superman was the secret identity so to speak. And I think Cain did a marvelous job at playing Clark, especially in the first season when the scripts emphasized more of the romantic tug-of-war between Clark and Lois.

Cain's Clark really got under the skin of Lois, which she couldn't stand or admit she liked. But, then again, even the Casper Milquetoast version got under the skin of Lois (in both the comics and the movies).

I've always said that Lois was really in love with Clark, not Superman, and that her ego just couldn't allow her to admit it.

It is really evident in the 1970's storyline "Who Took the Super Out of Superman!"

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.
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Old June 16 2011, 07:43 PM   #1631
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Yes, I do: quality. Substance. Creativity. Things that have had a little thought, education and research put into them, and that require a little thought, education and research to get the most out of them.
So you value creativity but you want then to do it the same way they've always been doing it.

Interesting.
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Old June 16 2011, 07:57 PM   #1632
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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.
Haha you're right! I didnt even realize that unti now. I dont know though I always thought Prince of Thieves was decent.
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Old June 16 2011, 07:59 PM   #1633
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Old June 16 2011, 08:03 PM   #1634
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Haha you're right! I didnt even realize that unti now. I dont know though I always thought Prince of Thieves was decent.

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Old June 16 2011, 08:07 PM   #1635
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I know the superman fanbase has big mixed feelings over Smallville but just watched the finale and I have to admit the show has made me more of a superman fan than ever before and I cannot wait for the movie
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