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Old December 17 2012, 02:48 PM   #16
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I am glad to hear the picture quality is so good. Earlier in the year there was a rumor that the films elements for the show no longer existed. But later WB refuted this.
On a couple of later episodes I have noticed a few drop-outs, so even with the film masters still in the Warner Archive's it looks like the masters Warner used are from transfers done either while the show was on the air, or shortly after the series went off the air. But with the original film masters, hopefully someday we'll see a BD-R release in 1080p.

But this series is definitely better than Smallville.

Oh, yeah, one thing that is nice as a bonus is that most of the episodes still have the preview trailers intact, and it's not like the Trek releases where the trailers are a separate option, they are attached to the original episode they aired with.

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Old December 17 2012, 05:06 PM   #17
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I Like that! My earliest memory of the whole series is the preview at the end first episode of season 2.

It for the second part of Sherman Howard taking over as Lex Luthor. Like Hackman's Lex he wore wigs. But at 11 I am not sure I got that. So when there was a clip of Lex in a prison uniform sitting in the electric chair, I thought this is how Lex Luthor lost his hair. Which is really strange.... That I would have even know at that age about prisoners getting their head shaved before electrocution. I must of seen it in a movie my parents had seen on cable.
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Old December 17 2012, 05:42 PM   #18
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Yeah, Sherman Howard was an immeasurably better Lex Luthor than the college-kid version they had in the first season. He was even considered for Luthor on Superman: The Animated Series, and once the role went to Clancy Brown instead, the producers hired Howard to play the Luthoresque Derek Powers in Batman Beyond.
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Old December 17 2012, 09:45 PM   #19
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I Like that! My earliest memory of the whole series is the preview at the end first episode of season 2.
Unfortunately that's not one of the episodes with it's trailer. The first three episodes don't have their trailers, and then there are like 5 or 6 in a row where the trailer is intact, and then there's one episode that doesn't have the trailer and then another 4 or 5 with their trailers. So, its not every episode. And the trailer for "Brimstone" (which is on "Run, Dracula, Run") looks like it might've come from a VHS tape, or a very poor transfer, since the first part clearly looks VHS quality, but then the rest gets better, but has ghosts of everyone and everything, almost like I was watching a recording that was taken from analog over-the-air broadcast, but the reception was being interfered with by a storm so everyone has ghosts. The actual "Brimstone" episode's quality is very good---it's not from VHS nor does it have the ghosting issue.
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Old December 17 2012, 10:15 PM   #20
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My favorite part of the show was simply getting to see more of those Reeve-style takeoffs and landings. The flying wasn't quite as smooth as in the movies, but it still looked far cooler and more convincing than any of the CG effects in Smallville.

And they had Christopher flying around a LOT on that show.
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Old December 17 2012, 10:38 PM   #21
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One of the things with the special effects on this show is that a lot of them were done in camera, whether it was just by using a piece of plastic for the Kryptonite that either by shining a light at it made it glow and then the different lenses used on the camera provided the "blur" that made you think that the Kryptonite was actually reaching out to touch Superman. But, even the episode with the Yellow Peri and the ventriloquist dummy, sure, nowadays the dummy would've been done entirely in CGI, but even the rough animation of the dummy added a sense of realism to the show that CGI never could've.
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Old December 18 2012, 10:16 PM   #22
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So I just opened MY envelope and was confused by the headline on the back cover -

MEET THE ORIGINAL LANA LUTHOR!

I than realized that Lex and Lana were married on Smallville. But it is on odd thing to highlight. On Superboy in the one single episode Lex's tries to force Lana to marry him.
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Old December 18 2012, 10:43 PM   #23
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Lana in Smallville married Lex too. She thought it was for love, but he didn't trust her to stay in love, so used evil doctors to fake a pregnancy she eventually saw through and left him... Which made absolutely no sense. With all the energy he used to fake that pregnancy he could have just gotten her pregnant. And why does the billionaire bad boy heartthrob have to trick the hick hayseed golddigger into marrying him anyway when she was really into him?

Although Smallville is an unimportant footnote now, which no one cares about or remembers.
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Old December 19 2012, 12:15 AM   #24
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I am sure Smallville has its fans still( I am not one) But their marriage was a footnote in the show's history. To advertise that to draw its fans to Superboy, were it was even more minor is very odd. Of course this is online exclusive so its not like people are going to read this on a store shelf anyways.
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Old December 19 2012, 03:39 AM   #25
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The marriage of Lex and Lana wasn't even legal in Superboy, so I'm not too sure what was going on.
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Old December 24 2012, 02:48 PM   #26
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The "Abandon Earth" episode has a few ghosting and focus issues with scene's involving Stuart Whitman and Salome Jens talking to Clark at home, but otherwise the rest of the episode looks really good.
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Old December 27 2012, 01:42 AM   #27
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Just finished the Season. Can't wait for Season 3.
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Old January 7 2013, 06:17 PM   #28
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Just rewatched the Bizzarro episode again. This Bizarro is very different from the Bizarro in the Smallville series.
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Old January 7 2013, 08:28 PM   #29
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Well this Bizarro was exactly like the character in the comics. The one on Smallville had almost nothing in common with the origin in the comics. Wasn't he a Kryptonian from the Phantom Zone who stole Clark's DNA or something...

I heard that WB has said they are already working on 3 and 4. Its possible both could be released in 2013.
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Old January 8 2013, 12:11 AM   #30
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I really hope that Seasons 3 and 4 are released since, before the Season 1 DVD came out, I had never seen the series, or even video clips from it.
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