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As we all pretty much know by now, the trailer shown for Smallville also had a retrospective of the last 9 seasons, before we got to the new stuff (which I will put carefully under a cut, for spoiler virgins).

Honestly, when you are sitting at the panel, this sort of stuff goes by SO FAST, its hard to really comprehend what you are seeing.  I remember thinking that it seemed awfully light on the Luthor stuff.  Which I thought was really a shame.  And I wish the audience had cheered for all the major characters that flashed across the screen, as opposed to just a few.  I'm a big believer in the idea of respecting what came before, while still respecting what is now.  I don't subscribe to that whole one-or-the-other mindset.

As for the brief glimpses of what we got of S10

My first thought on the footage of the new season was that it looked gorgeous.  Very polished.  We saw both Pa Kent, and Carter Hall, aka Hawkman.  Its was also clear from the footage that Lois comes upon Clark's "dead" body, and that she retains her knowledge of his secret.  It also looks like we're going to get some sort of flashback to that Chlollie Warrior scene (Blech!).  Going by the trailer, I think it hints pretty heavily at the possibility of Lex clones that haven't quite cooked all the way.  I don't know how I feel about that.  I'm of the mind that the only Lex is played by MR, and if you can't get him, maybe you need to back away from the faux-Lex's.  Tess seems to be sporting an ugly scar on one side of her face, and she's appears to be held at Cadmus Labs.  The new stuff ended with a scene of the giant Daily Plant globe plummeting, and Clark catching it and doing something that sure as hell looked like flight.  But this is SV, so I'm sure he's still jumping.

Honestly, I thought reaction was a tad muted.  At least last years stuff seemed to garner a bigger response. 

And now, more pics of the pretty SV cast


Erica and Justin


John and Tom


Next SV post, More Pictures and My Thoughts on the Spoilers and Interviews we have so far.


Jul. 30th, 2010 11:10 pm (UTC)
Look at all the goodness in here. Tom looks so pretty and I love the shots where his eyebrows are furrowed up and also the ones with his smirk. But. What is up with his hair this year? Not so sure about his skillz at home. lol

I thought Justin and Erica both looked gorgeous but I wish Cassidy had spoken more.

Um, the trailer? I'm sort of hoping that was a jump we saw on the trailer because if they made me wait 10 seasons to witness that event, it better not be on a stupid promo.

Thank you for sharing all the goodies, I've really enjoyed the views.
Jul. 31st, 2010 12:31 am (UTC)
Can you believe that I still have more? Its nuts. I knew I took a lot of pics, but I think I might've gone a little overboard.

I was sort of loving the bedhead that Tom was rocking. I think he has thick, wavy hair, and if he doesn't put product in it, or wear a hat, it starts to get a mind of its own. Sexy!
Jul. 30th, 2010 11:22 pm (UTC)
My God, Val, you are KILLING me with the pretty here, and in the best way possible. These are even better than last year's, which remain some of my favorite pics of Tom ever. And our whole cast is stunning, including JS. Cassidy in particular just blows me away, especially off camera, where she glows, sparkles, and captivates. Could my girl crush BE any more obvious? :)

I was just ranting about Fake!Lex in my journal. I desperately want Lex back, but of course not unless MR is playing him. Are the majority of fans honestly not outraged by this? And if those things in the tank are supposed to be Lex clones (I don't know if they are, but that's the impression I got, especially after Brian talked about Lex having a backup plan), why are they so ugly? The Luthors are hot.

Cassidy has said Tess will be fully healed by the end of the premiere, and Justin has also confirmed that Oliver had no scars from what Zod did to his chest (he's already had a shirtless scene, of course). Which is exactly how I want it.

I never got a good look at the part of the trailer than covered the first nine seasons. I don't know why the show doesn't make it available online.
Jul. 31st, 2010 12:34 am (UTC)
These are better then last years. Better lighting, and a better angle contributed to that. Thank God for Ballroom 20.

Well, I match your girl crush on Cass completely. I freaking adore her. She's so genuine, and funny, and goofy, and just gorgeous. I loved her dress, and her minimalist make-up, and I love that TOM WAS FLIRTY WITH HER!!!

Fake Lex sucks. Really, lets just be blunt, and call a spade a spade.

Truthfylly, the S1-S9 trailer wasn't that good. I think I've seen people online do better work.

Edited at 2010-07-31 12:35 am (UTC)
Jul. 30th, 2010 11:38 pm (UTC)
Your pics are so awesome! Tom looks adorable when he smiles and incredibly sexy when he's all serious and attentive.

As for spoilers, I still don't trust those show runners (never will anymore)and I can only hope against hope that the final season is not a let down.
Jul. 31st, 2010 12:37 am (UTC)
Tom looks amazing 99.9999% of the time. He's just an incredible looking person. There's no 2 ways about it.

I don't trust the showrunners either, and the spoilers we have for S10 are really underwhelming to me. I have some problems when the most substantial thing showrunners can manage to say is "OMG, its going to be so awesome, and we want to do so much stuff". It feels like little kids talking about planning a party.
Aug. 1st, 2010 01:10 pm (UTC)
I look at it as the fact that they finally get to tell their Superman story. I think they've been waiting to tell this final chapter for a while. No idea if I'll like their final chapter, but I actually like the fact that they are this excited. If the entire cast is then it will be noticeable onscreen. Which SHOULD make the show better.

But, then again..I've always been the Superman fan among everyone...So, I'm REALLY STOKED about what this could be this year. I've gotten over my Lois hate and have just come to accept it.
Jul. 31st, 2010 01:15 am (UTC)
Definitely Lex clones. It was a wee Alexander Tess was talking to. I understand that to some MR as Lex is sacrosanct, but I actually like the fact that they're not ignoring Lex and yet still maintaining a way to keep it open for Rosey to return if he wants. I see no disrespect in that.

On an unrelated note, Tom's hair may have needed its own nameplate.
Jul. 31st, 2010 01:35 am (UTC)
I think faux Lex's are going to need to be handled very carefully. But it just rubs me the wrong way.

Tom's hair has a mind of its own, and its sexy as all hell. I bet its silky and soft.
Jul. 31st, 2010 01:54 am (UTC)
Any one who says Welling can't act is just a fucking hater. The man is so expressive.
Jul. 31st, 2010 02:01 am (UTC)
I couldn't agree more. But I knew that before the CC panel. All I need to do is watch the show ;)
Aug. 1st, 2010 12:59 pm (UTC)
You know where this comes from? Bad writing. Tom is a decent actor, but he's not good enough to make bad writing good. Not many actors are. But, you always can tell when he believes in the episode or script because his performance always jack up a bit. Flip side to that is that when he's bored or isn't happy, that comes out as well. 10 years will do that..lol..

For me, Tom is at his best when he brings the Superman moments. As a superman fan first, that's all I need in an actor playing the character. Make me believe that this man will protect you no matter what, or he will dry trying. Tom brings those moments very well.

I hope that I will get to see him as Superman at the end. Judging by his comments there is a very good chance that will definitely happen now.

But, back to the Tom Welling acting thing...yeah..I've been battling the haters for a while at the Superman Homepage. At this point, it is what it is.
Aug. 1st, 2010 01:00 pm (UTC)
That was supposed to be die trying not dry trying..lmao....Although..Superman would be an AWESOME clothes dryer.
Aug. 1st, 2010 02:22 pm (UTC)
Yeah, it is what it is. But I have no problem calling them the hasting fuckwits that they are. It almost never fails that the people behind the most vitriolic attacks on Tom's acting have another agenda altogether.
Jul. 31st, 2010 02:15 am (UTC)
"I remember thinking that it seemed awfully light on the Luthor stuff. Which I thought was really a shame."

"And I wish the audience had cheered for all the major characters that flashed across the screen, as opposed to just a few. I'm a big believer in the idea of respecting what came before, while still respecting what is now."
Double yes

"I'm of the mind that the only Lex is played by MR, and if you can't get him, maybe you need to back away from the faux-Lex's."
Triple yes.

and that's all i have....
Jul. 31st, 2010 02:20 am (UTC)
Well, its nice to agree on a few things sometimes, right? ;)
Jul. 31st, 2010 05:19 pm (UTC)
Hmm? No it's not. ;)
Jul. 31st, 2010 05:29 pm (UTC)
Oh, I disagree. Hee!
Aug. 1st, 2010 01:05 pm (UTC)
I actually believe (and always have actually) that MR will come back. I think that if anyone can get him to do it, it's Tom and he's pushing hard. So, you know at some point MR will break down....Plus..MR is a fanboy too. I think he truly knows that this show can really only end with Lex around. If they can get around the bald factor (which I don't get why he doesn't want to do it, just for a little bit, since women find it incredibly hot look on him) then I think he will jump.

I think it would be cool if in the last episode, every one of the original cast are back and in the final few moments of some kind. Pete, Lana, Chloe, Lex and Martha. Looking on as Superman appears...Either through opening up their morning paper (Pete), seeing it on the news (Lana), from the farm (Martha and Chloe) and from his office (lex). Leave Lois out of the final few moments...Leave Oliver out. Let the last 10 minutes be about the original cast.
Aug. 1st, 2010 02:24 pm (UTC)
I like the ending, but Lois shouldn't be left out of the last 10 minutes. She may not be original to the show, but she's important now. There is no need to slight the past, or the present. I'm not a believer in that mindset.
Aug. 1st, 2010 02:27 pm (UTC)
I can leave lois out..simply because her moment will come in the episode. What I mean is that after Lois gets her moment of recognition or awe, that they take it back to the original members if they can.
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Jul. 31st, 2010 02:56 am (UTC)
I think his ears are exceptionally pretty. Yes, the man even has pretty ears!! Its absurd.

I guess you put your finger on it. This is the last season. This is it! And the montage footage, and the trailer were....just OK. And I'm not really sure that did the trick.

And yeah, you make a good point. Would we have faux Lana's, or faux Martha's? No! Then why should we have faux Lex's?

And you're welcome.
Aug. 1st, 2010 01:07 pm (UTC)
Ok...when you are telling me that a mans ears are PRETTY, it's time to seek help..lol.. ;-)
Jul. 31st, 2010 07:15 am (UTC)
Just finished watching Season 9 last night - late to the party I know but totally pleasantly surprised! I thought the finale was awesome! I really enjoyed it and there were some great episodes in there for me - I really loved Checkmate and Escape was just brilliant (well okay it was brilliant because hello Clark and shower scene and pretty much gorgeous Welling pecs for some screen time but I'm enjoying the way the Clark/Lois stuff is playing out). So I hopped online and watched the S10 trailer and yes - I am very keen for Sept 24th to roll around thanks very much! Cassidy does seem like a very genuine, sincerely excited to be involved with the whole show and that is delightfully refreshing and kinda contagious with the squee (I love actors who squee over their own shows!) so good on her for being a breath of fresh air. Thanks for posting such great pics and updates.
Aug. 1st, 2010 01:15 am (UTC)
I'm glad you enjoyed it. My feelings on S9 remain a little torn, but there's no denying that Salvation was amazing, and really helped to bring the season together as a whole.

And there certainly wasn't anything wrong with that Clark/shower scene in Escape, LOL

Cass has such a wonderful enthusiasm for the show, and its fans. I think she's so super cool.
Jul. 31st, 2010 10:46 pm (UTC)
Ruffled Tommy hair! Oh, you got so many beautiful shots - love the quizzical face in the last pic.

Very worried about the use of Lex-clones. The show & I may break up over this.

Erica and Justin look like two bashful teens on an awkward date - so cute. And Cassidy looks radiant.
Aug. 1st, 2010 01:18 am (UTC)
I think I love all his expressions, LOL

One of the upsides to the Lex clones is that they are clearly identified as clones. No one is trying to pretend that some fake person is actually Lex. They are saying right off the bat this is NOT Lex. Thats something, at least.
Aug. 1st, 2010 06:45 am (UTC)
These shots are goregous! Glad you had fun at Comic Con.
Aug. 1st, 2010 02:17 pm (UTC)
Thanks, and glad you liked the pics
Aug. 2nd, 2010 02:11 pm (UTC)
Thank you for the pictures and news!
Hi there! It's Theresa. I've been searching for news about Tom and SV and here they are. I thought it would be rude not to leave a comment . Thank you for sharing your pictures and personal experiences/thoughts and allowing someone like me who doesn't belong to your flist to see them.I've seen the SV comic-con video on the YT and I have to admitt (somewhat shamefully) that it was mostly for THE PRETTY ONE.But after watching it several times I must say it was all "surpisingly-surprising"(yeah I make expressions up sometimes!).First of all I didn't know that Jonh S. was going to be there and certainly not that he was going to behave like that. I guess he was excited to be there and really enjoying it. But he exaggerated a bit I think.The driver's license moment was hilarious though.And Tom?OMG:what my fingers wouldn't do to that hair of his!!And he seemed so relaxed, charming, witty, articulate and everything else that others have mentioned.I also agree that the general tone of the panel was rather monotonous and flat(at least on video it seems like that). The moderator certainly didn't help.The whole thing just seemed a bit too lame actually.I mean: they were all there but they didn't seem to engage. They looked disconected: individual pieces with nothing to hold them together.Which is exactly what I felt all through S9 actually.Anyway, BP and KS:I have no expectations on these two so no comments.JH made a witty remark but since the audience didn't respond he kinda sunk into his chair. He seems very articulate though, just not on his days I guess. CF: OMG(warning: fangirl crush ahead)I absolutely adore her.I've said it before:apart from Tom she was the only good thing about S9 for me .Smart,witty and radiant but she should have talked more. And that moment with Tom,is it Christmas already? Thank you Santa.We have seen the on-screen chemistry but now off-screen as well.Priceless!If I didn't know any better and I had to pick 2 from the panel to be CK and LL it would be Tom(no doubt about it; sorry JH) and CF.Which brings once and again to my SV fangirl personal dilemma: ED.I'm always so disappointed by her.She just doesn't seem to fit with the rest of the gang.She just fades into the background and just doesn't shine like a leading lady should.I don't know how to explain it.Everything I said about CF I would like to say about her but...And what she said in interviews made me shiver even more:"LL is there to make things easier/lighter for CK",OK but please work on her individual personality as well showrunners.She also says we're going to see her"working undercover and wear cool outfits", OK this means we're going to have more playboy-bunny-suit moments.C'me on people. Enough with the silly , vulgar LL. Bring the more mature reporter and independent woman.
Aug. 2nd, 2010 03:36 pm (UTC)
Re: Thank you for the pictures and news!
ED is usually a lot more fun and bubbley. I thought she was uncharacteristically subdued on the panel. I wasn't disappointed in her at all, but I wouldn't have minded a bit more of the fun, boisterous Erica. Like I said, she and Justin just seemed to be zoning out a bit. Which wasn't at all like last year.

Cassidy just sparkles. She's so happy, and bouncey. I adore her. And seeing Tom be all cute and flirty with her while being interviewed was just Wow! Because he NEVER does that stuff.

Tom looked spectacular, and yes, his hair was sexy as all get-out!
Aug. 2nd, 2010 02:38 pm (UTC)
One more thing...
I've taken so much of your LJ space but I'd just like to say one more thing: I honestly hope that SV manages to go out with a blast.And I really mean that from the heart. I mean:I've moved on. The last season was a deal-braker for me.But the show and mostly Tom deserve it.I don't know how they're planning to do it. MR MUST come back.There is no other way.And somehow I believe he will. Wishful thinking perhaps.But Tom seems very excited and with a glow in his eyes that I haven't seen all through S9.I think he knows more than he is telling and maybe they're teasing us a bit.I have no trust in BP and KS but maybe MR could give his input and of course Tom as full exec-prod. may also pitch in more. I'm a huge fan of Tom but I also have to admitt that he still has flaws as far as acting goes, I mean he hasn't mastered the craft yet but he compensates with his intelligence and charisma and he makes us believe he is CK.His legacy to the SP mythos will be the perfect portrayal of a teenage Clark acknowledging himself.Personally I only want to see him in "the suit" in the season final.I sincerely don't know how they're going to pull it off but if Tom is in charge, really in charge , I have high hopes.I also don't know how bringing Lana back is going to work out but Tom seems to want KK back so I'm with him.
We'll see what will happen.
#Theresa S.#
Aug. 2nd, 2010 03:37 pm (UTC)
Re: One more thing...
I'm very reserved towards S10 myself. I know we keep hearing about how amazing and epic its all going to be, but so far? That isn't really what I'm hearing from spoilers, which have been largely disappointing to me. So, I'm in wait-and-see mode, but as always, I hope for the best.
Aug. 2nd, 2010 03:15 pm (UTC)
Thank you very much for the latest pic installment! Don´t hesitate to post whatever you have, however similar: you know that I (well, probably most people here) can never get enough of TW. :)
Aug. 2nd, 2010 03:39 pm (UTC)
Don't worry, I'm going to post it all. So far, I think my pictures stand up to most other pictures posted out there so far. My little camera kicked some ass!!



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