Smallville (2001–2011)
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More than a dozen years ago, a meteor shower burst from the heavens, raining destruction on the unsuspecting citizens of Smallville, Kansas.


James Marshall


Jerry Siegel (character created by: Superman), Joe Shuster (character created by: Superman) | 4 more credits »

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Episode complete credited cast:
Tom Welling ... Clark Kent
Kristin Kreuk ... Lana Lang
Michael Rosenbaum ... Lex Luthor
Erica Durance ... Lois Lane
Allison Mack ... Chloe Sullivan
John Glover ... Lionel Luthor
Annette O'Toole ... Martha Kent
John Schneider ... Jonathan Kent
James Marsters ... Milton Fine
Terence Stamp ... Jor-El (voice)
Alana De La Garza ... Aethyr
Leonard Roberts ... Nam-Ek
Bud the Dog Bud the Dog ... Shelby (as BUD the dog)


Together with the meteor shower, two evil super powerful Kryptonians beings, Aethyr and Nam-Ek, arrive in Smallville from a black spaceship looking for Kal-El. Clark Kent is transported with Chloe from the Kawatche caves to the Artic and the Fortress of Solitude is built in the ice from the fully formed Knowledge Crystal. The spirit of Jor-El begins to educate Clark, but when he sees Chloe needing help, Clark stops the class and promises Jor-El to return until the sunset. Chloe discloses to Clark that she knows his secret. Back in Smallville, Lois helps Jonathan to rescue the severely injured Martha from the debris of their house in which Jason Teague was apparently killed by the blast. Lana lures Aethyr and Nam-Ek to the Luther mansion to try to stop them, and Clark arrives just in time to save Lana and trap the Kryptonian criminals in the so-called Phantom Zone, but Jor-El removes his abilities to punish Kal-El for not committing with his promise. Also, the comatose Lionel Luther ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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29 September 2005 (USA) See more »

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1.78 : 1
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This episode takes place from May 18 to May 19, 2005. See more »


The Kryptonian symbol that Lionel scratches into the floor is suddenly gone for all other subsequent scenes that take place in the room. See more »


Chloe Sullivan: There are still a few blind spots, though. Like, how did we get beamed from the Kawatche cave to the North Pole? And, uh, what was really going on in that 40-story igloo?
Clark Kent: Well, Chloe, there's a lot of things about me that even I don't understand. The meteor rocks... They didn't make me who I am.
Chloe Sullivan: So you're saying you were born this way?
Clark Kent: I wasn't born anywhere near Smallville. In fact, I wasn't born anywhere near this galaxy.
Chloe Sullivan: Okay. Okay, so that would then make you, like, an...
Clark Kent: Yeah.
Chloe Sullivan: Uh, but you....
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My burning question....
20 September 2018 | by LittleStorpingInTheSwuffSee all my reviews

One thing that remains unexplained. Apparently Jor-El, or some other Kryptonians, came to Earth at least 400 years ago (based on events in prior episodes) to create/set up all of these elaborate phenomena in the caves, one of them being the spirit of Clark's father Jor-El. The reason for all of this was to prepare for Clark's (Kal-El) coming to Earth. So they knew many years ago that Krypton was going to explode and that Kal-El would be sent to Earth. How did they know that? Clairvoyance? Also, if they came to Earth once before, why didn't they escape Krypton's destruction and come back to Earth? It just doesn't make sense. Sure, it's an X-files type of show geared to younger audiences and the comic book crowd. But, geez, at least make it somewhat plausible!

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