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September 30 2005

Herc From Aintitcool Reviews Tonight's "Smallville". The episode features James Marsters' debut in the series, and earns 3/5 stars.

This Smallville link is going to be like a blemish on an otherwise Serenity filled page.

Actually quite looking forward to the show, whilst I realise the program has serious flaws it's usually entertaining overall, I've stuck with it this long so I may as well watch what will probably be the final season.

Ah beat me to it. Anyhow on behalf of jossfan who emailed me yesterday.

From James Marsters' official website.

The Sci-Fi Channel has begun looking for their Harry Dresden in the 2 hour MOW of “The Dresden Files”. As many of you know, James brought this book to life in the audio version. If you’d like to see James as the lead in this MOW and possible series, feel free to contact the following executives on the project:

Bonnie Hammer (president Sci-Fi Channel)
30 Rockefeller Center
NY, NY 10112

Mark Stern (President Original Programming for Sci-Fi Channel)
100 Universal City Plaza
Bldg. 1440, 14th floor
Universal City, CA 91608

Kevin Beggs (Lions Gate Studio)
2700 Colorado Ave.
Santa Monic, CA 90404

What? Other Whedonverse news today?! Weird.

Spelling. [sigh]

[ edited by k8cre8 on 2005-09-29 23:38 ]
Frankly, I'm shocked. To speak of anything but Serenity this week is blasphemy.

(I hope everyone knows I'm totally joking)
I haven't watched this series since mid-way Season Two, but I DVR'd tonights ep for the "debut" of Marsters. Turns out...


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...the big debut was a 15 second glimpse of him congealing out of X-Files-ish "black oil" leaking out of a recovered spacecraft.
Okay, granted I've never seen Smallville before tonight and only tuned in for the last five minutes to catch me some Marstery goodness, but good Lord -- did James' appearance seem like a gross rip-off of his resurrection in Angel S5, or is it just me?
You won't believe the reaction on my dad's face when he saw that black oily goo turn into Spike. He insantly yelled, "OH MY GOD, IT'S SPIKE!" He had no idea James was appearing on Smallville tonight. I didn't tell him because I wanted to see what his reaction would be. I know, that was cruel of me... but it was so totaly worth it.
Okay, watched Smallville for the first time in forever. It was relatively painless. I was 'fraid there would be no Marsters, but then saw his name in the opening credits.

Still, how is my viewership rewarded? With just a snippet of a "killer snot monster from outer space" morphing into the reason I watched the damn thing in the first place. An hour of my time as payment for 30 seconds of euphoria.

And yet, I knew that was exactly what would happen. Said as much to the family as I was prodding them out the door.
Worth it? Well, yeah. Anything to see that man on my tv screen again.

Will keep watching and waiting in anticipation of that high. Much like a crack addict. I keep half expecting an intervention, but I don't think there's a rehab facility for this sorta thing.
Anything to see that man on my tv screen again.

Yes, and the WB ratings were good, so YAY!! (I was worried about that time slot)
"IT CERTAINLY WAS A BIG TEASE MOMENT ON “SMALLVILLE” BUT IT LOOKS LIKE IT HAS PAID OFF. WE PROMISE THAT JAMES’ CHARACTER WILL BE DOING MORE AS THE SERIES UNFOLDS. SEE THE EXCITING AND IMPORTANT INFORMATION FROM THE WB NETWORK:

"SMALLVILLE" WINS ITS TIME PERIOD, PLACING #1 AMONG MEN 18-34 AND MEN 12-34

"SMALLVILLE" SCORES ALL-TIME TIME THURSDAY RECORD FOR THE WB AMONG MEN 18-34, MEN 18-49 AND MEN 12-34 AND SETS A NEW NETWORK TIME PERIOD RECORD IN ADULTS 18-34, ADULTS 18-49. PERSONS 12-34 AND TOTAL VIEWERS (5.9 MILLION)"


They capped it all on James' Site, not I! Didn't know if this ranked it's own thread, since James was only there for a few seconds, so I'm adding it here. It will be interesting to see the ratings when James really is on the eps. I watched the entire episode, something I have not done since Angel used to be on after Smallville. In my opinion, it has GREATLY improved. It was much more interesting than it used to be. If they can just get rid of the Clack/Lana mooning over each other stuff, I think it would be a pretty decent show.

The intro of James' character didn't bother me, reminded me more of X-Files than anything. More likely, it was just simply a nod to Angel.

I think the fact that James' never knocked The WB is paying off - at least that I'm aware. Looks like he's got himself a sweet recurring guest spot on a popular show with some renewed life. I hope the ratings hold.

[ edited by Grace on 2005-10-04 14:38 ]

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