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"Smallville" Booster (2011)

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Director:
Writers:
Joe Shuster (character created by: Superman)
Jerry Siegel (character created by: Superman) ...
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TV Series:
Original Air Date:
22 April 2011 (Season 10, Episode 18)
Plot:
Clark gets an inverse make-over from Lois, in order to become a gray mouse when the Blur goes public... See more » | Add synopsis »
User Reviews:
Smart televisual roller coaster beyond fiction See more (1 total) »

Cast

 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Tom Welling ... Clark Kent

Erica Durance ... Lois Lane

Cassidy Freeman ... Tess Mercer (credit only)

Justin Hartley ... Oliver Queen (credit only)

Keri Lynn Pratt ... Cat Grant

Eric Martsolf ... Booster Gold
Jaren Brandt Bartlett ... Jaime Reyes / Blue Beetle

Sebastian Spence ... Ted Kord
Alexandra Kaczynski ... Dora

P.J. Prinsloo ... Ron Troupe (as Peter-John Prinsloo)
Ross Douglas ... Skeets (voice)
James Tsai ... Field Team Leader

Tara Wilson ... Booster Gold Dancer #1
Jaayda McClanahan ... Booster Gold Dancer #2 (as Jaayda Ellingham McClanahan)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Cheryl Burke ... Booster Gold Dancer #3 (uncredited)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Tom Welling 
 
Writing credits
Joe Shuster (character created by: Superman) &
Jerry Siegel (character created by: Superman)

Alfred Gough (developed for television by) &
Miles Millar (developed for television by)

Geoff Johns (written by)

Steve Ditko  character: Ted Kord (uncredited)
Gary Friedrich  character: Ted Kord (uncredited)
Keith Giffen  character: Jaime Reyes/Blue Beetle (uncredited)
Tom Grummett  character: Ron Troupe (uncredited)
Cully Hamner  character: Jaime Reyes/Blue Beetle (uncredited)
Dan Jurgens  character: Booster Gold (uncredited)
Tim McCanlies  concept (uncredited)
Jerry Ordway  characters: Catherine Jane "Cat" Grant & Ronald "Ron" Troupe (uncredited)
John Rogers  character: Jaime Reyes/Blue Beetle (uncredited)
Marv Wolfman  character: Cat Grant (uncredited)

Produced by
Anne Cofell Saunders .... supervising producer
Joe Davola .... executive producer
Tom Flores .... producer
Scott Graham .... co-producer
Holly Henderson .... supervising producer
Rob Maier .... co-executive producer
Jae Marchant .... co-executive producer
James Marshall .... executive producer
Turi Meyer .... co-executive producer
Brian Wayne Peterson .... executive producer (as Brian Peterson)
Christopher Petry .... associate producer
Brian Robbins .... executive producer
Tim Scanlan .... co-executive producer
Al Septien .... co-executive producer
Kelly Souders .... executive producer
Michael Tollin .... executive producer (as Mike Tollin)
Cristina Verano .... associate producer
Tom Welling .... executive producer
Don Whitehead .... supervising producer
 
Original Music by
Louis Febre 
 
Cinematography by
Gordon Verheul (director of photography) (as Gord Verheul)
 
Film Editing by
Ron Spang 
 
Production Design by
James Philpott 
 
Art Direction by
Dustin Farrell 
 
Set Decoration by
Andrea French 
 
Costume Design by
Melanie Williams 
 
Makeup Department
Charmaine Clark .... first assistant hair stylist
Victoria Fernandez .... hairstylist: second unit
Sarah Koppes .... key hairstylist
Shelagh McIvor .... special makeup effects technician
Tina Louise Teoli .... key make-up artist (as Tina Teoli)
Fay von Schroeder .... makeup department head
 
Production Management
Scott Graham .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Steve Eathorne .... second assistant director
Sandra Mayo .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Trevor Cole .... set dresser
Mark Howes .... lead set dresser
Tom Hunt .... construction coordinator
Jasmine Jakupovic .... scenic artist
Peter Lieshout .... paint foreman
Aleya Naiman .... property master
Sandra Nieuwenhuijsen .... graphic artist/illustrator
Megan Poss .... set designer
Shelley Surette .... lead dresser
Darcy Wyness .... lead hand greens
Scott Holburn .... on-set dresser (uncredited)
Christian Laub .... props: additional photography (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Andy Bishop .... audio utility
Timothy A. Cleveland .... sound effects editor
Damon Cohoon .... assistant sound editor
Robert Hanchar .... sound mixer (as Rob Hanchar)
Dan Hiland .... re-recording mixer
Michael E. Lawshe .... supervising sound editor (as Michael E. Lawshé)
Monette Melvin .... foley artist
Marc Meyer .... sound effects editor
Eric Moss .... assistant sound editor
Rick Owens .... foley artist
Gary D. Rogers .... re-recording mixer
Trevor Sperry .... foley mixer
Jessica Goodwin .... dialogue editor (uncredited)
Jason Oliver .... adr mixer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Mike Kruper .... special effects technician
Brant McIlroy .... special effects
Michael Walls .... special effects coordinator
Michael Walls .... special effects supervisor (as Mike Walls)
 
Visual Effects by
Anthony Alvaro .... visual effects coordinator
Pharoah Barrett .... 3D artist
Kornel Farkas .... compositor
Chris Pounds .... visual effects artist
Trent Smith .... visual effects producer
Alex Ouzande .... visual effects artist (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Irma Leong .... stunt performer
Brian Lydiatt .... assistant stunt coordinator
Ania Markiewicz .... stunt double: Cat Grant
Jacob Rupp .... stunt coordinator
Curtis Braconnier .... stunts (uncredited)
Matthew Mylrea .... stunts (uncredited)
Chris Webb .... stunt double (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
David Gray .... still photographer (2001-2010)
Simon Jori .... digital imaging technician
Todd Lapp .... rigging gafer
Todd Lapp .... second unit
Laird Pierce .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Vance Vegas Salvalaggio .... console programmer/operator
Scott Schroeder .... grip (second unit)
Aaron Stewart .... rigging electric
Tyler Jinx Moore .... grip (uncredited)
Courtland Sandover-Sly .... grip (uncredited)
Michael Wiebe .... lighting technician (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Deedee Bradley .... casting: Los Angeles
Heike Brandstatter .... casting: Vancouver
Coreen Mayrs .... casting: Vancouver
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Patrick Gray .... costume set supervisor: second unit (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Flavio Bidese .... dailies synching
Dan Judy .... colorist
James Pickel .... assistant editor
Jessica E. Newman .... post production coordinator (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Chris McGeary .... music editor
Natalie Wali .... music coordinator
Remy Zero .... performer: theme song "Save Me"
Angela Claverie .... assistant music editor (uncredited)
Gregory Sweeney .... music coordinator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Joel Cheyne .... production assistant
Laurie Cross .... second assistant production coordinator
Ric De Groot .... assistant accountant
Rob LaMorgese .... writers assistant
Andrew Landis .... story editor
John Malakoff .... production travel consultant
Stephen McLauchlan .... production assistant
Bryan Q. Miller .... executive story editor
Aren Ophoff .... assistant production coordinator
Aren Ophoff .... first assistant coordinator
Mavis Quek .... key production assistant
Genevieve Sparling .... story editor
Julia Swift .... story editor
Portia Tickell .... script supervisor
Andrea Fraser-Winsby .... assistant to the executive producer (uncredited)
Michael Aaron Keith .... production assistant (uncredited)
Winona Sim .... playback coordinator (uncredited)
Donna Umali .... writer production assistant (uncredited)
 

Series Crew
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Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Alfred Gough  creator
Miles Millar  creator

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Additional Details

Runtime:
42 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
First time Clark Kent changes his clothes in a public phone booth as shown in the comics.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Lois kisses Clark at the end of the episode, she has leg warmers on. Earlier when she is reading the Booster Gold folder, she doesn't have them on.See more »
Quotes:
Lois Lane:[to Clark] Booster Gold's star will burn off faster than you can say "up, up, and away."See more »
Movie Connections:
References Network (1976)See more »

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13 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Smart televisual roller coaster beyond fiction, 23 April 2011
Author: igoatabase from France

Season 9 had Warrior, now season 10 has Booster. The actor who portrayed the golden superhero should be listed in the top 5 of Smallville guests. From the outfit to the acting it's the most entertaining character of the season so far and I can't see anyone who could beat him. The few visual effects featured in his scenes were also both mind blowing and funny. The smile one was just hilarious. So I'm definitely a member of his fan club ! But beneath his mask we also perceived the mere mortal and the story he told Clark at the end was very moving. Things can get really intense on the show when you can relate fictional elements to real ones. As Geoff Johns wrote it my usual line would be to congratulate him but it would be disrespectful toward the other people who contributed to its tremendous success.

Indeed for once I have not a single complain about this installment. From top to bottom it was just superb. Comparing it to past episodes would be just pointless because it's almost a TV movie to itself. In fact it's the very first time I feel like being part of something special. How lucky for our generation to have both witnessed the beginning and ending of Smallville. Yes because as far as I'm concerned the show is over. Booster was the finale I was waiting for. In fact it can be considered as Tom Welling's testament as a director and actor on the show. His identity crisis was masterfully developed and its arc a perfect sequel to Masquerade. You thought you knew Superman ? Well think twice ! After Star Trek was cancelled back in 1969 Leonard Nimoy published two autobiographies. The first in 1977 and titled I Am Not Spock. Fans misunderstood it because it wasn't at all about Nimoy rejecting his character. However he heard their complains and in 1995 he published I Am Spock to atone for his mistake. Well in my humble opinion Welling is to Smallville who Nimoy is and will ever be to Star Trek. You Are Smallville ? Just a title I coined for you Tom because I know you've been watching us. The Blur is no fiction. He's real, pure flesh and bones.

Beside my whole role model theory there would be zillions of elements to mention but enumerating them seems just pointless. A bully turned into an Iron Man-like creature ? Please forgive my infinite knowledge when it comes to comics. Cat Grant versus Lois ? I'm in luv with Emilie Ullerup ! His high-pitched voice could break a bulletproof window and a blonde has never been so… well blonde but I can't help finding her attractive ? No way ! Irresistible ? Highly improbable ! Next in the pros list we have… Geeks are sleek ? Viewers who heard Lois saying "From sleek to geek" about Clark's metamorphosis got it all wrong. Trust me if you can ! Erica Durance is such a nerd at times she should just bunker herself in a… phone booth ? It leads us to the epic sequence featuring CK. Slow motion, VFX, shiny outfit… It had it all and even its editing was flawless ! Last but not least the end felt like the refreshing shower you take right after working out, or something else. Durance & Welling's chemistry has reached a level where you can't make the difference between reality and fiction. Abyssal immersion ! From their lines to acting it was just heavenly and full of emotional intelligence. Lois & Clark ? Forever.

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