Smallville (2001–2011)
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Tempest 

Lex and Lionel engage in a struggle over closing down the fertilizer plant. Reporter Roger Nixon steals Clark's spacecraft and learns his secret. Whitney joins the Marines, and Clark takes ... See full summary »

Director:

Greg Beeman

Writers:

Jerry Siegel (character created by: Superman), Joe Shuster (character created by: Superman) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Welling ... Clark Kent
Kristin Kreuk ... Lana Lang
Michael Rosenbaum ... Lex Luthor
Eric Johnson ... Whitney Fordman
Sam Jones III ... Pete Ross
Allison Mack ... Chloe Sullivan
Annette O'Toole ... Martha Kent
John Schneider ... Jonathan Kent
John Glover ... Lionel Luthor
Robert Wisden ... Gabe Sullivan
Tom O'Brien ... Roger Nixon
Don Thompson ... LuthorCorp Employee
Scott Bellis ... Assistant Principal
Angelika Libera ... Erica Fox (as Angelika Baran)
Remy Zero Remy Zero ... Remy Zero
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Lex and Lionel engage in a struggle over closing down the fertilizer plant. Reporter Roger Nixon steals Clark's spacecraft and learns his secret. Whitney joins the Marines, and Clark takes Chloe to the prom, while a huge tornado approaches. Written by thesemann

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 May 2002 (USA) See more »

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Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Remy Zero, who performs the theme song "Save Me", make a cameo appearance as the band playing at Smallville High's spring formal, lip-syncing the hit song. See more »

Goofs

in the closing scene when Clark sees Lana in the truck he shouts her name, you can clearly see a filling on the bottom left of his mouth. being the man of steel surely he would not get cavities. See more »

Quotes

Lionel Luthor: You're not in a hurry to pack.
Lex Luthor: That's because I'm not leaving.
Lionel Luthor: Accept your fate, Lex. It's time to move on.
Lex Luthor: I'm forcing a vote of the board of directors to accept an employee buyout of the plant.
Lionel Luthor: [laughs] What are you gonna do? Convince the employees to take out a second mortgage? Cash in their IRAs?
Lex Luthor: Something like that.
Lionel Luthor: Even if you sell all your stock, and drain your trust fund, you still come up short, Lex. What are you going to do about the rest of the money, hmm?
Lex Luthor: Take the buyout now and you ...
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Featured in Smallville: Blank (2005) See more »

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What Do I Have to Do?
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Written and Performed by Stabbing Westward
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The Weakest Season, But a Solid Stary
29 October 2016 | by themanofhopeSee all my reviews

Smallville: Season 1 is the start of a great origin story for superman. The show is actually the best superhero show I have ever seen and the first season is no exception. The effects are actually great for a made for TV program and the acting is amazing especially from Michael Rosenbaum who plays Lex Luthor. The weakest actor in the first season is probably Lana Lang, who is played by Kristin Kreuk but after a couple of episodes she starts to get the hang of it. The biggest bugger in the season would probably be that their are way to many filler episodes and not enough continuous plot. But I could understand that coming from a show that just started but the freak of the weak story lines get old, fast and some of the action sequences are way too short. But the show is just so down to earth, relatable and fun to watch that the viewer forgets about the flaws and digs right into the excitement. The best episodes in the season were probably the pilot, rogue,leech, nicodemus and the finale. The worst episodes were probably craving and reaper. Otherwise the show is a great start to the superman legend with great casting, visual effects and just being so much fun. I'm giving season 1 of Smallville a 7.6/10.


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