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October 13 2005

(SPOILER) See Pictures of James as Braniac. *Certain Smallville plot spoilers* There's also a cool Smallville poster with James in it located HERE. Hmmm...Looks familiar.

The Episode was also written by Steven S. DeKnight.

There are cans of beer in his briefcase. Sorry, wrong character.
I know Tom Welling is supposed to be Superman-shaped and all, but he looks ridiculously over developed next to James.
Thanks for the link.

It's fun to see JM in a different role that involves costume changes!
Purrr.

Thanks for the link.
You're Welcome. And don't you think that it is a little bit odd that the first episode that James is featured prominently in is a vampire one? I'm telling you it's one big WB executive conspiracy to get Angel viewers back. Too bad it's working.
Not for me. I wouldn't watch that show for all the Jameses in China...er, tea.
Just to clarify, the pictures are from 'Aqua' while the episode description underneath it is for 'Thirst'. So JM's first prominent episode isn't the vampire one.
Most of the fans I've talked to who have returned to Smallville this year are watching it because... honestly... it's actually been pretty good so far this year. The first two eps of last year were pretty good as well so we'll see.

It is cool that Steven S. Deknight has another episode so soon after Mortal though.
I know Tom Welling is supposed to be Superman-shaped and all, but he looks ridiculously over developed next to James.

What's really going to be funny though is Tom's attempts at facial expressions compared to James... (Oh yeah, I went there!;-)

You're Welcome. And don't you think that it is a little bit odd that the first episode that James is featured prominently in is a vampire one? I'm telling you it's one big WB executive conspiracy to get Angel viewers back. Too bad it's working.

Yeahhh, vampires in Smallville? Doesn't seem a good fit. And why do I suspect that everyone turned into one will be 'okay' by the end of the episode?

Personally, I could barely make it through the first two eps. There was hardly a minute that I wasn't cringing at some bad dialogue, acting, or big ass plot hole. All the reasons I decided to avoid this show like the plague a while back. To each their own I guess.

Not for me. I wouldn't watch that show for all the Jameses in China...er, tea.

There's tea with Jameses in it? Wait till my wife hears! (*dodges fruit and various meats*;-)
There's tea with Jameses in it?


*laughs*
Y'know, I was thinking the same thing.
Well, they seem to be able to use him to sell anything else.
I've been catching up on Smallville and , thanks to a nice friend in Monet MO, I've seen the first two eps of this season. It may not be great art but it's a hell of a lot of fun and the lighting is gorgeous! Plus the guy who plays Lex can really act up a storm.

Can't wait to see James' role start properly .

And Jamesy tea?

Sounds like an idea to me. Presumably it's a smooth, light , sophisticated blend which goes well with buttered crumpets .
And it comes with a little weetabix to mix in.
For the texture.
Thanks for the link. It's good to see James on the air. He's bound to improve Smallville. Not that they don't already have some fine actors, but James should up the ante.I don't think vampires showing up in Smallville is any odder than all the aliens and "mutants" that have shown up.

As to getting Angel viewers back...that ship has sailed. Smallville looks like a short term gig for James.
.I don't think vampires showing up in Smallville is any odder than all the aliens and "mutants" that have shown up.

Well the thing is, mutants and aliens are basically 'Science Fiction-y' which fits Superman's 'alien from another planet' concepts. Vampires are 'Fantasy/horror/magic' genre, which I always think just doesn't mix well with Supes. To me it's like putting Buffy aboard a spaceship or something. ("Try to fix the warp drive, Buff!" Nah...)
I personally think Smallville should have stayed a science-fiction story, but a while ago it crossed into the realm of pure fantasy, especially last season with the witch/magic storyline. Kryptonite itself has become a form of magic that can pretty much do anything to anyone or anything with no logical/scientific explanation. So many ridiculous things have happened on the show that I'm really not surprised about vampires.
I haven't watched yet, but I will, because I like to hear JM say words with a slight difference and a little twist: so that they stick in your head.
They tried to make the kryptonite their hellmouth (the reason for a lot of the weird occurences in Smallville) but it doesn't fly as well as the hellmouth excuse.
Plus the guy who plays Lex can really act up a storm.


Michael Rosenbaum (Lex) appeared to be at the "Serenity" press screening in Vancouver. (We didn't notice him in the theatre, but he walked by us in the lobby afterward and there were no other shows getting out at that time.)
Almost every episode of Smallville is the same: A person was given special powers by kryptonite, he or she is evil for one another, and Clark uses his powers to defeat him or her. At least Buffy actually had interesting weird occurences instead of repetive plots that Smallville has had.
That being said, so far this season has been a big improvement over last's. Important things are actually happening. I'm still waiting for a stupid filler episode to come along, but so far I'm happy, with or without appearances of James Marsters.
I think Smallville's finaly starting to find it's feet with the Braniac/Lex/Jor-El/Zod storyline. It's finally getting into the Superman mythology. How many of you want to wager that the Nuke exploding in space at the end of tonights episode will release the deciples of Zod from the Phantom Zone? I'd put good money on it.

[ edited by SpikeBad on 2005-10-14 05:46 ]
I missed lastnights episode? Was Braniac in it??? When is that Vampire episode?
No Brainiac last night.

I have now watched a few episodes of Smallville, and though I don't hate it, I can say that that town is made up of some cold people. Wooh. Last night a young "good guy" main character killed an old friend turned bad (in self defense and in a struggle after being kidnapped.) They were right up against each other looking into each other's faces when it happened, and a little while later the character seemed fine with it. It was like it had never happened.

In an earlier episode a student dies in a car accident a few hours before the big dance. When one of the characters make a sappy tribute to the dead student at the dance, people "boo" her and, if I recall correctly, make nasty comments about the dead girl. Huh?

Now I just want folks from other countries to know that we are just as hypocritical sentimental in the USA as anywhere else. When there is a tragic accidental death of a High School student here, everybody gets upset no matter how nasty a person she might be. People say nice things even if, or especially if, they did not like the person who died. These Smallville folks are just really cold and apparently severely traumatized by all the kryptonite or something.

[ edited by newcj on 2005-10-14 18:49 ]

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