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Old October 15 2008, 06:33 AM   #196
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Re: Smallville 8x04 "Instinct" - Discuss/Grade <Spoilers>

If it's this good now, how about we fire the guys in charge right now, and replace them with THEIR assistants!
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Old October 15 2008, 06:35 AM   #197
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^ We'll do that in Season 16.
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Old October 15 2008, 01:19 PM   #198
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Re: Smallville 8x04 "Instinct" - Discuss/Grade <Spoilers>

Smallville this season is reminding me of Manny Coto's run on the last season of Enterprise. A last ditch attempt to keep some older fans by throwing in a geeky easter egg or three every week. Looking back, it was fun and occasionally funny, but as a series it lacked any direction or forward movement for the characters, if the show had started out that way everyone would have been WTF? What's the point of this show? Just a different reference every week to TOS?

Smallville this year has been a lot the same. Lot's of fan friendly references, still no soul. It's not a bad thing, but there's no way this could have sustained the series for this long. It's like the year and a half of the Justice League cartoon show.

Anyway, Instinct was just soft core porn. My son was sitting with me going "EEEWWW!!! They're licking each other!!" Maxima was true to the comics, but those comics issues were soft core fan wank material as it was.

I liked Lois, I liked how they're bringing the attraction between them along, it's making sense, not out of the blue in one episode, but fast enough to resemble being hot for someone in real life. Makes sense she'd Clark differently once he's in a suit with even a little start on a career, that's human nature.

I agree, the Talon has to go. Especially if Chloe is going to throw a fit when Tess breaks into her office, Chloe is living upstairs in a building that Luthorcorp owns, with a business (closed but still owned) that Tess could walk into any time she feels like it.

My bet on the crystal is Chloe/Brianac. Because they have to get Brainiac out of Chloe, they have to restore the fortress, they have to get Kara out of the Zone. They need Zor El for too much stuff that they have to solve this season, so the crystal has to be somewhere they can find it while working out an existing mystery. Since Lex isn't going to reappear this season out of no where with a mastermind plan and a Kryptonian crystal to power it, then it has to be Chloe.
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Old October 15 2008, 01:23 PM   #199
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^The Talon isn't closed. It's still in the middle of that Silent Film Festival that's been going on for 7 years.
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Old October 15 2008, 06:49 PM   #200
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^The Talon isn't closed. It's still in the middle of that Silent Film Festival that's been going on for 7 years.
And owners/landlords have to give notice before entering a renter's apartment.

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Old October 15 2008, 08:10 PM   #201
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^And Doomsday is an alien and not a paramedic, General Zod wouldn't be caught dead inhabiting a human body, Mister Mxyzptlk is from the 5th dimension and isn't a meteor freak and so on and so on.
THen the question is, What is the value of having a character called Lori Lemaris if she is not a mermaid? If she if just going to be "some girl" they may as well give her a unique name. Like with Chloe. They have been allowed to have total freedom with that character. Due to not being superficially tied to a comic book character.
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Old October 15 2008, 08:53 PM   #202
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Eh, because she was the girl Clark was with at that age? You could make your same argument about Lana (or even Lois, I guess), but it completely misses the mark.
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Old October 15 2008, 09:01 PM   #203
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So with "total freedom," aiming for the lowest mark possible is justified?
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Old October 15 2008, 09:33 PM   #204
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Lowest or broadest?

Idiots who watch the telly like to feel smart. Why make TV that makes people feel stupid? It's a sad abuse of power that might lead to mass suicides.

TPTB tap their demographic with some skill, and this is the 4th or 5th episode where some one gets hopped up on an aphrodisiac and lets their groin take point, so by this point it's just a it of a laugh and could even be referred to as a running gag in the same vein as Giles getting knocked out or Sarah from Knight rider taking most of her clothes off for no reason, every episode.
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Old October 15 2008, 10:24 PM   #205
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Sorry I haven't been participating as heavily as I normally do but my parents are still painting their room and I am preparing to get ready to leave back to my house which has no internet so I'll be posting sparingly for the next few weeks.

I really liked this episode, it was better paced than last week's dud, and Maxima is well suited for a Smallville villan. I liked how she took Tess's dress as her outfit for the episode, I guess it was suppossed to reflect her green comic book costume. Jimmy finding the letter that Chloe wrote to Clark way back when wasn't really neccessary. I think that as far as all the romantic nonense they force upon us is concerned I'm pretty much going to ignore it all and just concentrate on the action and the small amount of character plot we are given to enjoy the rest of the season.

I'm digging the Lois and Clark interaction...they're really pushing them together this season and tomorrow night's episode should be really interesting.

I finally started working on my uber Superman story the other day and its going really well, well enought that I might actually finish it by the end of the year. Maybe I'll end up posting it once its finished. Just for those who haven't heard of my project its a combination of everything deemed "cool" or that I feel is great about the Superman mythos along with a couple of my own surprises thrown in for effect. Its divided into three parts....the first taking place solely on Krypton. The Second after high school graduation in Smallville and the third in Metropolis.
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Old October 16 2008, 02:13 AM   #206
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What's this bullshit about hearing all her life about the men of krypton being so marvellous in the sack? Considering most of them before the destruction of their planet, living under a red sun, were as weak and helpless as your usual human being and haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaave you met Jor-El?

What a deush.

Zod's a wanker and Zor-El was a pillock.

Even clark is a passionless bastard nmost of the time.

"The Men of Krypton", not my ideal Playgirl spread.

I think they, her subjects and other people afraid of her, were just giving Maxima busywork and windmills. Telling her that some died out impossible to find species could rock her socks, so she better bog off and stop spoiling the atmosphere on Almerac with her escapades leaving the streets run white with murder, and find a couple no matter how long it might take.

I mean that thing with the holy grail and the crusades during the dark ages was really all about wives trying to stop the rape and beatings by sending their husbands off out on a 7 year errand.

Thug is never having to say I'm sorry.
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Old October 16 2008, 02:26 AM   #207
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TG Theodious1 wrote: View Post
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^The Talon isn't closed. It's still in the middle of that Silent Film Festival that's been going on for 7 years.
And owners/landlords have to give notice before entering a renter's apartment.

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But not to enter the business downstairs. Lex owned the building, the coffeehouse, was Kara's boss, etc. Mercy could walk in downstairs and fix herself a coffee anytime she felt like it.

She could also install a ton of surveillance which would be legal downstairs, and it seems would track anyone going in and out upstairs. Surveillance upstairs wouldn't be illegal, but Choe's not going to be able stop her.
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Old October 16 2008, 07:26 AM   #208
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Before or after her limbs transform into liquid metal?
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Old October 16 2008, 07:29 AM   #209
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^The Talon isn't closed. It's still in the middle of that Silent Film Festival that's been going on for 7 years.
And owners/landlords have to give notice before entering a renter's apartment.

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But not to enter the business downstairs. Lex owned the building, the coffeehouse, was Kara's boss, etc. Mercy could walk in downstairs and fix herself a coffee anytime she felt like it.
Caffeine embezzlement?

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