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Old December 21 2008, 10:06 PM   #31
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^ I don't really know which type of feedback works to be honest. I just remember it from the interview.

(I agree about Lana btw).
It was more of a rhetorical question, I wasn't expecting you to phone up Gough and Millar and find out.
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Old December 21 2008, 10:36 PM   #32
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If the show wasn't so far along now, I'd fire Welling and hire someone willing to play the damned role.

I can just imagine Zachary Quinto showing up in JJ's office, refusing to wear the pointed ears because it'll jeopardise his career. Oh, no, wait, I can't because Quinto is a professional.

Quinto is a crappy actor, as is nearly everyone on Heroes. Even when it was ok the acting on that show was god-awful. Now thjat the show has turned to pretty much crap it's even more noticeable.
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Old December 21 2008, 10:38 PM   #33
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Quinto is a crappy actor, as is nearly everyone on Heroes. Even when it was ok the acting on that show was god-awful. Now thjat the show has turned to pretty much crap it's even more noticeable.
Which, whether I agree with you or not (I don't), is entirely besides the point. On Heroes, the actors do what they are paid to do - play the part they were cast for.

Welling, on the other hand, moans to the producers based on feedback on one episode.
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Old December 21 2008, 10:43 PM   #34
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Old December 21 2008, 10:53 PM   #35
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If he's not becoming Superman then I don't care. People need to face facts and realize that Smallvillle is set in a world where Superman never existed. He's not going to become Superman. The whole crappy show is just one big bait and switch.
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Old December 21 2008, 11:00 PM   #36
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^The show isn't even set in Smallville anymore!
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Old December 21 2008, 11:06 PM   #37
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^The show isn't even set in Smallville anymore!
Exactly. He should be Superman by now. Enough of this awaiting his destiny crap. Put him in the suit or end it. It's that simple.
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Old December 21 2008, 11:13 PM   #38
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You should read his original "secret origin" story! He's a slacker delivery boy for a professor who slips into a baseball game while working. Instead of drinking a bottle of soda he drinks the professor's super-rubber compound and becomes able to inflate and bounce! I think MOST of the Legionairres were fashioned around a silly code-name that came first.
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Old December 21 2008, 11:33 PM   #39
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Who is this "legion" I am not a big Superman lore fan, but I do love Smallville.
The Legion began during the Silver Age, when it was in-continuity in the comics that Superman had begun his costumed career in Smallville as Superboy. The Legion that originally appeared in a Superboy story in 1958 were representatives of a larger team of super-heroes from the 30th Century who traveled back in time to initiate Superboy as a member. They continued popping up in both Superboy and Supergirl stories, becoming a popular enough feature that they were given their own series. Along the way, their membership grew with each appearance. They wound up being established as a team that was usually 18 to 25 strong, based on Earth and largely human-looking, but each of them possessing a unique power in the group, with many of them being from other worlds where everyone had the same power. All of them were teens (at least when they joined), and they operated in a sci-fi setting. Superboy continued to serve as a regular member via time travel. (Silver Age Supes could travel in time under his own power.) They usurped Superboy's own title not once but twice...first with Adventure Comics, which became their first regular series in the '60s...then in the '70s they turned Superboy's own title into Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes, and eventually just Legion of Super-Heroes. The Legion enjoyed a sort of cult popularity akin to Star Trek amongst comics readers in part because, while they fit into the larger DC multiverse of the era, their future setting allowed them to grow a mythos all their own that didn't have to tie in directly with the contemporary setting of other DC titles.

Regarding the trailer...Cosmic Boy looks a little scruffy--he was always portrayed as the straight arrow. The Persuader--wow, dead on.
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Old December 21 2008, 11:46 PM   #40
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^ actually I watched the recent Legion of Superheroes cartoon, and I thought Bouncing Boy came across well, even more so when he said he didnt get into the Legion first time he tried, yeah ok he probaly works best on a kids cartoon, but he works, and heave forbid fat kids should be made to feel like they can be heroes to.

meanwhile the origin story could be Flubber

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^The show isn't even set in Smallville anymore!
Exactly. He should be Superman by now. Enough of this awaiting his destiny crap. Put him in the suit or end it. It's that simple.
this is the problem with TV, a victim of its own success. Clark cant become Superman until it ends, whilst ratings are good, the show wont end, so the problem just drags on & on, the "red & blue blur" works quite well for the moment, and gets around the shows biggest problem that I will come to after the next quote.

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If he's not becoming Superman then I don't care. People need to face facts and realize that Smallvillle is set in a world where Superman never existed. He's not going to become Superman. The whole crappy show is just one big bait and switch.
HE cant become Superman, the story of a teenage Superman works for Superboy, because he is Superboy, in this case as soon as Lois hit Smallville, the idea of Clark becoming the traditional Superman was over.

Clark has problems with the idea of secret identity, and for good reason, Smallville has hammered home the idea that Clark is the real person, so him suddenly wearing glasses is not going to work to hide his identity, right now he is a blur but that is very different from Superman.

Right now Clark is a hero (if a blurry one), and Doomsday is circling, its not hard to see how this could end.
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Old December 22 2008, 02:07 AM   #41
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You should read his original "secret origin" story! He's a slacker delivery boy for a professor who slips into a baseball game while working. Instead of drinking a bottle of soda he drinks the professor's super-rubber compound and becomes able to inflate and bounce! I think MOST of the Legionairres were fashioned around a silly code-name that came first.
What?? Are you suggesting that "Matter-Eater Lad" as a code name was silly?
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Old December 22 2008, 02:09 AM   #42
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You should read his original "secret origin" story! He's a slacker delivery boy for a professor who slips into a baseball game while working. Instead of drinking a bottle of soda he drinks the professor's super-rubber compound and becomes able to inflate and bounce! I think MOST of the Legionairres were fashioned around a silly code-name that came first.
What?? Are you suggesting that "Matter-Eater Lad" as a code name was silly?
I almost put in my post that I cant defend "Matter-Eater Lad"
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Old December 22 2008, 08:16 AM   #43
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You should read his original "secret origin" story! He's a slacker delivery boy for a professor who slips into a baseball game while working. Instead of drinking a bottle of soda he drinks the professor's super-rubber compound and becomes able to inflate and bounce! I think MOST of the Legionairres were fashioned around a silly code-name that came first.
What?? Are you suggesting that "Matter-Eater Lad" as a code name was silly?
I almost put in my post that I cant defend "Matter-Eater Lad"
Well, I held out as long as I could, so I'll chime in and mention that I'm waiting for the episode with bated breath. Geoff Johns writing the script gives me a fair amount of hope.

That said: for the record, Chuck Taine, the future Bouncing Boy, actually stopped off at a robot-gladiator tournament ("savage, exciting... yet harmless") rather than a ball game.

As for defending Matter-Eater Lad, I'll step right up. Matter-Eater Lad is 100% pure unadulterated awesome. He's basically a character who screams out to writers, "do something cool with me". Some, like Paul Levitz (who wrote some extremely great Legion stories, make no doubt), knew their limits and declined to take up the challenge. Others have bravely stepped up to the plate and given it their best, to varying degrees of success (Keith Giffen, aided and abetted by Tom and Mary Bierbaum, probably made the best go at it I can think of). Matter-Eater Lad is a heroic soul with a fantastic sense of humor, a better set of hand-to-hand combat skills than you might think, and the ability to thoroughly destroy any form of matter you'd care to name (albeit in a peculiar fashion). Even in the 90s pre-Zero Hour Legionnaires series, when a lot of the Legionnaires traded up their Silver Age monikers for new Image-kewl names (Lightning Lad=Live Wire, Sun Boy=Inferno, Element Lad=Alchemist, Triplicate Girl=Triad, Phantom Girl=Apparition, etc. etc. etc.), our boy recognized that the name "Matter-Eater Lad" was simply too awesome to be improved upon. And he even saved the universe once, by eating the Miracle Machine--an object even Superboy couldn't destroy.

I'll defend M-E Lad with my dying breath. But I'm not the guy you should watch out for. As the saying goes, you don't want to pick on Matter-Eater Lad. Because being picked on gives him an appetite.

And you don't want to give him an appetite...

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Old December 22 2008, 02:58 PM   #44
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^Bravo - an eloquent defense.


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Old December 22 2008, 04:35 PM   #45
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Didn't Matter-Eater Lad go (at least temporarily) insane after eating the Miracle Machine?
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