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Old January 25 2009, 10:03 AM   #31
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Re: Welling: Why no Superman?

That and he did flying seasons ago, effectively breaking that promise (or part of it).
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Old January 25 2009, 10:03 AM   #32
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Re: Welling: Why no Superman?

EDIT. DOUBLE POST.
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Old January 25 2009, 12:41 PM   #33
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Re: Welling: Why no Superman?

Smallville is slowly starting to make me dislike my favorite ever super hero, a large part of that is Welling's portrayal. He's just so weak, I could understand that when he was still technically "Superboy", but surely he's old enough now that we should be able to start seeing the makings of Superman?

I don't know why I still watch Smallville even though I don't enjoy the show, like I said I'm a huge superman-fan but anger wells inside me whenever the show comes on. And yet... I can't not watch. Halp!

It seems, much like flying they're just making random things happen to draw the show out as long as they can.

I'll never understand why we can't have a Superman show as well written as something like Battlestar Galactica or even Supernatural. I'm not talking about tone, but generally the quality of writing.

Flying seems to be a fruit they've dangled in front of us for years, frankly I don't mind whether or not it ever happens but it is starting to get increasingly ridiculous how long they've put flying off, the number of folks who've seen Clarks face etc...
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Old January 25 2009, 12:44 PM   #34
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Smallville is slowly starting to make me dislike my favorite ever super hero, a large part of that is Welling's portrayal. He's just so weak, I could understand that when he still technically "superboy", but surely he's old enough now that we should be able to start seeing the makings of Superman?

And no, I don't know why I still watch Smallville even though I don't enjoy the show, like I said I'm a huge superman-fan, but the anger swells whenever the show comes on. And yet... I can't not watch. Halp!
I still think the theme song is actually the audience asking for somebody to save them from that terrible show.
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Old January 25 2009, 06:00 PM   #35
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Re: Welling: Why no Superman?

Even if he's not wearing the costume we all now and love, and even if he's not flying, he needs to do one thing, desperately - MAN UP AND BECOME AN ACTIVE SUPERHERO ALREADY.

You know how Peter Parker designed his costume and trained himself in the first movie? Well, we have needed to see something like that change for a long time. He is not a junior in high school anymore - the Lana stuff should be over - the guy should actively be INTO being a superhero!
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Old January 25 2009, 06:14 PM   #36
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They are messing with us. I still watch the show, but I am not sad if I miss an episode or two. It is getting old, especially with the way they tease us then screw us over. Lana is old. They should focus on him and Lois.
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Old January 25 2009, 07:11 PM   #37
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^^ I second that!
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Old January 25 2009, 08:04 PM   #38
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^^ I second that!
Surely you don't find the 8 year tease to be wearing thin?
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Old January 25 2009, 08:55 PM   #39
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The sad part of it for me is this: there are so, so few actors I'd buy in that suit and I would buy him in it. It would work. He would look like a comic. The first time I saw Smallville, I had zero trouble accepting that idea, and I'm not sure I could have really gotten into the show otherwise.
I'm with you on this one. Welling's the only actor who actually looks like Superman to me now. If a reluctance to wear glasses or tights are part of his ego trip, that's one thing. I think the glasses should have been there since the heat vision/x-ray vision first emerged. Nothing about glasses would have made him less attractive, and why the hell would an ex-model have an aversion to wearing tights unless he had a tiny piece of Kryptonite.

It seems to me if the premise of 'Smallville' was supposed to be Superboy less the costume and flying, now it's gotten to be Superman less the costume (but with the flying and villains and allies and basically every damn thing else) that's just stupid and they need to rethink their premise or end the damn show and let him do features as Superman.

The eight year tease wore thin five years ago.
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Old January 25 2009, 09:15 PM   #40
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^^ I second that!
Surely you don't find the 8 year tease to be wearing thin?
No, I mean I agree with the post:
"They are messing with us. I still watch the show, but I am not sad if I miss an episode or two. It is getting old, especially with the way they tease us then screw us over. Lana is old. They should focus on him and Lois."

One of the things I have enjoyed about season 8 is the Lois/Clark relationship. I am not happy that they have brought Lana back for this brief story-arc
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Old January 25 2009, 09:46 PM   #41
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That and he did flying seasons ago, effectively breaking that promise (or part of it).
That was a huge mistake.

Its one thing if Clark has no idea of his potential to fly. I think they could have stretched it out that way for a while. But now he knows he can fly but does not know how to. Along with the knowledge of Kara and other Kryptonians having flown makes him look slow. A late bloomer.

Plus the impact of his learning to fly has been nullified. They held nothing back in the effects when he flew as Kal-El. They could have hinted at it. Shown more as a blur. If that had been early in the last season, fine. With him actually learning to fly shortly after as a payoff. But now its been 4 years later and counting....
The showed all those sequences of him flying and then aspect fans to be impressed with running/blur effects. Its all just poor planning.
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Old January 25 2009, 10:28 PM   #42
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I think 'It's all just poor planning' effectively summarizes season three onward.
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Old January 25 2009, 10:41 PM   #43
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I often speculated about editing the whole series. Paring it down to its essential episodes. Of course I have never been its biggest fan, so I would cut it WAY down! To about 4 or 5 season or around 100 episodes. Which is being generous.

But more than mere editing, rearranging plot lines as well. Considering how much things went in circles before this season it would be much easier than it would first seem. With Clark's limited wardrobe it would be easy to take strong action sequences from an otherwise weak episode and use it in a different context.

This idea may be worth a thread of its own....
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I think 'It's all just poor planning' effectively summarizes season three onward.
Or prolonged foreplay.
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Old January 26 2009, 01:30 AM   #45
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I think 'It's all just poor planning' effectively summarizes season three onward.
Or prolonged foreplay.
Touchee. But bad foreplay.
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