On October 7, 1989, a meteor shower falls in the town of Smallville, Kansas, killing numerous dwellers and destroying properties and plantations. Farmer Jonathan Kent and his wife Martha Kent are found by a baby boy in a destroyed cornfield after crashing their car. They find his spacecraft, and they adopt him. 12 years later, while in high school, the shy teenager Clark Kent has a crush on his neighbor Lana Lang, the cheerleader girlfriend of football player Whitney Fordman. Clark has two great friends, Chloe Sullivan and Pete Ross. He meets and saves Lex Luthor from a car accident, in which the future super-hero and future super-villain become fast friends. Lex runs a fertilizer company under the guidance of his ruthless, megalomaniac, billionaire father, Lionel, who resides in the nearby city of Metropolis. Later, Jonathan tells Clark his origins from the outer space, and Clark finds his weakness with close exposure to meteor rocks (kryptonite), especially when Lana wears a ... Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Did You Know?
Director David Nutter
was given 16 days to make the pilot - twice the usual amount of time it takes to shoot an episode. Despite this, he still came perilously close to overrunning. See more
When Lex pulls up to the Luthor plant in his car, he opens the door and is getting out, but the windshield wipers are still in motion. See more
This has got to stop. Open your eyes, Lex.
Young Lex Luthor
Luthors are not afraid. We don't have that luxury. We're leaders. You have a destiny, Lex. You're never gonna get anywhere with your eyes closed.
Performed by Embrace See more