Episode 56 - 3×12 Hereafter

June 13, 2018

This week Zach is joined by Matt Truex from Lois & Clark'd: The New Podcasts of Superman to discuss the fifty sixth episode of Smallville, "Hereafter." We talk the potential immortality of Superman and our first glimpse at his future costume, this ever confusing nature of Lana and Adam's relationship (and if he's really Batman or not), Jonathan Kent tendency towards heart attacks, an much more! It's your destiny to listen to this week's Always Hold On To Smallville!

Lois & Clark'd: The New Podcasts of Superman does for Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman what we do for Smallville, so if you're a Lois & Clark fan, a Superman fan, or just a fan of hilarious conversation, check out their website give them a listen! 
Lois & Clark'd: https://loisandclarkdpodcast.com/ 

EPISODE ROUNDUP 
Zach's Grade: B
Matt's Grade: B-
IMDB Grade: 8.6
Superman Homepage Grade: 4.5/5 
Bechdel Test: FAIL

SERIES TALLY BOARD 
Amazing Technicolor Kryptonite: 5 
Amnesia Count: 19
Blue Shirt/Red Jacket: 11
Chloe's Unseen Connections: 12
Clark Loses His Powers: 4
Episode Title Said In Episode: 20
Hospital Visits: 39
In Media Res: 1 
Kent Truck Accidents: 9
KOs to Keep Clark's Secret: 16
Lana Kills: 1 
Main Character Deaths: 2 
Mind Control Count: 13
Movie Plot As An Episode: 3
Product Placement Pete: 5
Shut That Laptop: 8
Smallville High School Faculty Deaths: 4 
Smallville High School Student Deaths: 9 
Under The Influence: 20
Weddings: 2
 
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Episode 55 - 3×11 Delete

June 6, 2018

This week Zach is joined by Jazz Keegan to discuss the fifty fifth episode of Smallville, "Delete." Before getting into the episode proper we have our customary Houston Rockets talk, reflect on their 2017-2018 season and falling just short of the NBA Finals. Then it's onto discussing the infamous Chlois Theory (in which Chloe Sullivan would become Lois Lane), Adam Knight's continuously Batman-esque character traits, and the most epic fight in the entire series. Don't check your emails before listening to the latest Always Hold On To Smallville!

EPISODE ROUNDUP 
Zach's Grade: B-
Jazz's Grade: C+
IMDB Grade: 8.2
Superman Homepage Grade: 3/5 
Bechdel Test: PASS

SERIES TALLY BOARD 
Amazing Technicolor Kryptonite: 5 
Amnesia Count: 19
Blue Shirt/Red Jacket: 11
Chloe's Unseen Connections: 12
Clark Loses His Powers: 4
Episode Title Said In Episode: 20
Hospital Visits: 40
In Media Res: 1 
Kent Truck Accidents: 9
KOs to Keep Clark's Secret: 16
Lana Kills: 1 
Main Character Deaths: 2 
Mind Control Count: 13
Movie Plot As An Episode: 3
Product Placement Pete: 4
Smallville High School Faculty Deaths: 3 
Smallville High School Student Deaths: 9 
Under The Influence: 20
Weddings: 2
 
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Episode 54 - 3×10 Whisper

May 30, 2018

This week Zach is joined by Daniel Proulx from The Nerd Party to discuss the fifty fourth episode of Smallville, "Whisper." Conversation topics include Smallville/Star Trek crossover casting, the introduction of super hearing, the tease of Clark Kent in glasses, and the idea of kidnapping and ransom being an effective strategy in the criminal justice system. Listen closely to the latest Always Hold On To Smallville!

*A couple of misspeaks here in the wrap up, I accidentally worked off of last week's stats so Hospital Visits is 38 not 35, and Smallville High SchooL Student Deaths is 9, not 8.

Check out Daniel's Star Trek podcast Ceti Alpha 3 on The Nerd Party: http://www.thenerdparty.com/

EPISODE ROUNDUP 
Zach's Grade: C-
Daniel's Grade: C-
IMDB Grade: 8.2
Superman Homepage Grade: 4/5 
Bechdel Test: FAIL

SERIES TALLY BOARD 
Amazing Technicolor Kryptonite: 5 
Amnesia Count: 14
Blue Shirt/Red Jacket: 11
Chloe's Unseen Connections: 12
Clark Loses His Powers: 4
Episode Title Said In Episode: 20
Hospital Visits: 38
In Media Res: 1 
Kent Truck Accidents: 8
KOs to Keep Clark's Secret: 16
Lana Kills: 1 
Main Character Deaths: 2 
Mind Control Count: 8
Movie Plot As An Episode: 2
Product Placement Pete: 4
Smallville High School Faculty Deaths: 3 
Smallville High School Student Deaths: 9 
Under The Influence: 20
Weddings: 2
 
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Episode 53 - 3×09 Asylum

May 23, 2018

This week Zach is again joined by multiple guests for an episode discussion! In studio with Lance Laster and direct from the west coast, Matt Truex from Lois & Clark'd: The New Podcasts of Superman to discuss the fifty third episode of Smallville, "Asylum." We talk returning villains, Chekhov's Camera, a Wonder Woman easter egg and the first appearance of would-be Batman Adam Knight! Don't let your memory of this episode of Always Hold On To Smallville be erased! 

Lois & Clark'd: The New Podcasts of Superman does for Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman what we do for Smallville, so if you're a Lois & Clark fan, a Superman fan, or just a fan of hilarious conversation, check out their website give them a listen! 
Lois & Clark'd: https://loisandclarkdpodcast.com/ 

EPISODE ROUNDUP 
Zach's Grade: B+
Lance's Grade: A-
Matt's Grade: B+
IMDB Grade: 8.8
Superman Homepage Grade: 5/5 
Bechdel Test: FAIL

SERIES TALLY BOARD 
Amazing Technicolor Kryptonite: 5 
Amnesia Count: 14
Blue Shirt/Red Jacket: 11
Chloe's Unseen Connections: 12
Clark Loses His Powers: 4
Episode Title Said In Episode: 20
Hospital Visits: 37
In Media Res: 1 
Kent Truck Accidents: 8
KOs to Keep Clark's Secret: 16
Lana Kills: 1 
Main Character Deaths: 2 
Mind Control Count: 8
Movie Plot As An Episode: 2
Product Placement Pete: 4
Smallville High School Faculty Deaths: 3 
Smallville High School Student Deaths: 8 
Under The Influence: 20
Weddings: 2
 
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Episode 52 - 3×08 Shattered

April 18, 2018

This week Zach is joined by Jon Lee Brody to discuss the fifty second episode of Smallville, "Shattered." We talk Kryptonsite message board names, recasting via plastic surgery, the brilliance of Michael Rosenbaum, and much more! If you start to lose your sanity, it starts to hurt, and you need one thing to cling to, remember to Always Hold On To Smallville!

Listen to Jon and Zach's podcast about Jon's career and time on the set of Star Trek Into Darkness on Trek.FM's Standard Orbit: http://trek.fm/standard-orbit/162

EPISODE ROUNDUP
Zach's Grade: A+
Jon's Grade: A+
IMDB Grade: 8.8
Superman Homepage Grade: 5/5 
Bechdel Test: FAIL

SERIES TALLY BOARD 
Amazing Technicolor Kryptonite: 5 
Amnesia Count: 13
Blue Shirt/Red Jacket: 11
Chloe's Unseen Connections: 12
Clark Loses His Powers: 3
Episode Title Said In Episode: 20
Hospital Visits: 34
In Media Res: 1 
Kent Truck Accidents: 8
KOs to Keep Clark's Secret: 16
Lana Kills: 1 
Main Character Deaths: 2 
Mind Control Count: 8
Movie Plot As An Episode: 2
Product Placement Pete: 4
Smallville High School Faculty Deaths: 3 
Smallville High School Student Deaths: 7 
Under The Influence: 20
Weddings: 2
 

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ITUNES: itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/always-hold-on-to-smallville/id1080260981

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Episode 51 - 3×07 Magnetic

April 11, 2018

This week Zach is joined by Victoria Male from Your Biggest Fangirl to discuss the fifty first episode of Smallville, "Magnetic." We talk Victoria's Smallville and Superman fandom, TV grade X-Men, ferris wheels, an much more! Get pulled in to the latest Always Hold On To Smallville!

Check out Victoria's podcast Your Biggest Fangirl: http://www.yourbiggestfangirl.com/

EPISODE ROUNDUP
Zach's Grade: C-
Victoria's Grade: C-
IMDB Grade: 7.7
Superman Homepage Grade: 2/5 
Bechdel Test: FAIL

SERIES TALLY BOARD 
Amazing Technicolor Kryptonite: 5 
Amnesia Count: 13
Blue Shirt/Red Jacket: 11
Chloe's Unseen Connections: 11
Clark Loses His Powers: 3
Episode Title Said In Episode: 20
Hospital Visits: 32
In Media Res: 1 
Kent Truck Accidents: 8
KOs to Keep Clark's Secret: 16
Lana Kills: 1 
Main Character Deaths: 2 
Mind Control Count: 8
Movie Plot As An Episode: 2
Product Placement Pete: 4
Smallville High School Faculty Deaths: 3 
Smallville High School Student Deaths: 7 
Under The Influence: 19
Weddings: 2
 
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Episode 50 - 3×06 Relic

April 4, 2018

This week Zach is joined by Lance Laster to discuss the fiftieth episode of Smallville, "Relic" aka. "1961." But that's not all...we give our report from Awesome Con 2018 which featured Tom Welling and Michael Rosenbaum in their first convention apperance together! We talk the Smallville panel, meeting Tom and Michael, Cress Williams and the Black Lightning panel, and all things Awesome Con before getting into the episode discussion proper. It's a long one, so you might be a relic by the time you're through listening to the latest Always Hold On To Smallville!

EPISODE ROUNDUP
Zach's Grade: B-
Lance's Grade: B+
IMDB Grade: 8.3
Superman Homepage Grade: 5/5 
Bechdel Test: FAIL

SERIES TALLY BOARD
Amazing Technicolor Kryptonite: 5 
Amnesia Count: 13
Blue Shirt/Red Jacket: 11
Chloe's Unseen Connections: 11
Clark Loses His Powers: 3
Episode Title Said In Episode: 19
Hospital Visits: 31
In Media Res: 1
Kent Truck Accidents: 8
KOs to Keep Clark's Secret: 16
Lana Kills: 1
Main Character Deaths: 2
Mind Control Count: 8
Movie Plot As An Episode: 2
Product Placement Pete: 4
Smallville High School Faculty Deaths: 3
Smallville High School Student Deaths: 7 
Under The Influence: 14
Weddings: 2
 

TWITTER: twitter.com/alwaysmallville
FACEBOOK: facebook.com/alwaysmallville
EMAIL: alwaysmallville@gmail.com
ITUNES: itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/always-hold-on-to-smallville/id1080260981

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Episode 49 - 3×05 Perry

March 28, 2018

This week Zach is joined by Daniel Proulx from The Nerd Party to discuss the forty ninth episode of Smallville, "Perry." Conversation topics include favorite Perry White interpretations, the always excellent Michael McKean, Superman's powers coming from the sun, and the odd location of Smallville bus stops. Sober up and listen to the latest Always Hold On To Smallville!

Check out Daniel's Star Trek podcast Ceti Alpha 3 on The Nerd Party: http://www.thenerdparty.com/

EPISODE ROUNDUP
Zach's Grade: A-
Daniel's Grade: A-
IMDB Grade: 8.4
Superman Homepage Grade: 5/5 
Bechdel Test: FAIL

SERIES TALLY BOARD
Amazing Technicolor Kryptonite: 5 
Amnesia Count: 13
Blue Shirt/Red Jacket: 11
Clark Loses His Powers: 3
Episode Title Said In Episode: 18
Hospital Visits: 30
In Media Res: 1
Kent Truck Accidents: 8
KOs to Keep Clark's Secret: 16
Lana Kills: 1
Main Character Deaths: 2
Mind Control Count: 8
Movie Plot As An Episode: 2
Product Placement Pete: 4
Smallville High School Faculty Deaths: 3
Smallville High School Student Deaths: 7 
Under The Influence: 14
Weddings: 2
 

TWITTER: twitter.com/alwaysmallville
FACEBOOK: facebook.com/alwaysmallville
EMAIL: alwaysmallville@gmail.com
ITUNES: itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/always-hold-on-to-smallville/id1080260981

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Superman Special #8 - Krypton (Pliot)

March 22, 2018

It's our eighth Superman Special! Krypton, the latest Superman television series not to feature Superman is here! A SyFy original, it has impressive production values but can it make us care about the planet Krypton before Superman, or even his father Jor-El were even born? Zach is joined by Lance Laster as they give their first impressions of this new series, point out familiar elements inspired by other interpretations of the Superman story and new twists on the history of Krypton, and if either if them can remember any of these characters names.

This podcast contains SPOILERS. You've been warned!

ROUNDUP
Zach's Grade: B 
Lance's Grade: B- 

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ITUNES: itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/always-hold-on-to-smallville/id1080260981

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Episode 48 - 3×04 Slumber

February 28, 2018

This week Zach is joined by Nancy Petru to discuss the forty eighth episode of Smallville, "Slumber." Our conversation covers Clark's inexplicable desire for a truck, the FIRST use of "The Traveler" as a proper noun on the series, A Nightmare on Elm Street connections, and of course the R.E.M. gimmick of the episode. We do our best not to put you to sleep listening to the latest Always Hold On To Smallville!

EPISODE ROUNDUP
Zach's Grade: C-
Nancy's Grade: B-
IMDB Grade: 8.3
Superman Homepage Grade: 3.5/5 
Bechdel Test: FAIL

SERIES TALLY BOARD
Amazing Technicolor Kryptonite: 5 
Amnesia Count: 13
Blue Shirt/Red Jacket: 10
Clark Loses His Powers: 2
Episode Title Said In Episode: 17
Hospital Visits: 30
In Media Res: 1
Kent Truck Accidents: 8
KOs to Keep Clark's Secret: 16
Lana Kills: 1
Main Character Deaths: 2
Mind Control Count: 8
Movie Plot As An Episode: 2
Product Placement Pete: 4
Smallville High School Faculty Deaths: 3
Smallville High School Student Deaths: 7 
Under The Influence: 14
Weddings: 2
 

TWITTER: twitter.com/alwaysmallville
FACEBOOK: facebook.com/alwaysmallville
EMAIL: alwaysmallville@gmail.com
ITUNES: itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/always-hold-on-to-smallville/id1080260981

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Episode 47 - 3×03 Extinction

February 21, 2018

This week Zach is joined by Matt Latham to discuss the forty seventh episode of Smallville, "Extinction." We talk the teaser being a meta microcosm of a season one episode, two of the most iconic moments in the series, if this is when Lana should've learned the secret, and of course..."KRYPTONITE BULLETS!" Be sure to listen to the latest Always Hold On To Smallville before you go extinct!

EPISODE ROUNDUP
Zach's Grade: B+
Matt's Grade: A
IMDB Grade: 8.3
Superman Homepage Grade: 2/5 
Bechdel Test: FAIL

SERIES TALLY BOARD
Amazing Technicolor Kryptonite: 5 
Amnesia Count: 13
Blue Shirt/Red Jacket: 10
Clark Loses His Powers: 2
Episode Title Said In Episode: 16
Hospital Visits: 29
In Media Res: 1
Kent Truck Accidents: 7
KOs to Keep Clark's Secret: 15
Lana Kills: 1
Main Character Deaths: 2
Mind Control Count: 8
Movie Plot As An Episode: 1
Product Placement Pete: 4
Smallville High School Faculty Deaths: 3
Smallville High School Student Deaths: 7 
Under The Influence: 14
Weddings: 2
 

TWITTER: twitter.com/alwaysmallville
FACEBOOK: facebook.com/alwaysmallville
EMAIL: alwaysmallville@gmail.com
ITUNES: itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/always-hold-on-to-smallville/id1080260981

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Episode 46 - 3×02 Phoenix

February 14, 2018

This week Zach is joined by Matt Truex from Lois & Clark'd: The New Podcasts of Superman to discuss forty sixth episode of Smallville, "Phoenix." This is a special two-part crossover with Lois & Clark'd; Matt talks Smallville's "Phoenix" with me here, and I talk Lois & Clark's "The Phoenix" with Matt and his co-host Ryan over there! Through our brilliant coordination and forward thinking, both podcasts have come out at the same time too! (Okay so it was pure coincidence..but it's still pretty cool!) We've risen from the ashes in the latest Always Hold On To Smallville!

*A couple of misspeaks here in the wrap up, Matt ups his grade from B+ to A but when I repeat our grades "for the record" I don't take that into account. Also I'm horrible at math and say this is the 48th episode of the series, it's the 46th.

Check out Matt's Lois & Clark podcast, Lois & Clark'd: The New Podcasts of Superman here: https://loisandclarkdpodcast.com/

EPISODE ROUNDUP 

Zach's Grade: A+
Matt's Grade: A
IMDB Grade: 8.7
Superman Homepage Grade: 4.5/5 
Bechdel Test: FAIL

SERIES TALLY BOARD
Amazing Technicolor Kryptonite: 5 
Amnesia Count: 13
Blue Shirt/Red Jacket: 10
Clark Loses His Powers: 2
Episode Title Said In Episode: 16
Hospital Visits: 29
In Media Res: 1
Kent Truck Accidents: 7
KOs to Keep Clark's Secret: 15
Lana Kills: 1
Main Character Deaths: 2
Mind Control Count: 8
Movie Plot As An Episode: 1
Product Placement Pete: 2
Smallville High School Faculty Deaths: 3
Smallville High School Student Deaths: 6
Under The Influence: 14
Weddings: 2
 

TWITTER: twitter.com/alwaysmallville
FACEBOOK: facebook.com/alwaysmallville
EMAIL: alwaysmallville@gmail.com
ITUNES: itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/always-hold-on-to-smallville/id1080260981

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Episode 45 - 3×01 Exile

February 7, 2018

This week Zach is joined by Tyler Patrick from Krypton Report to discuss the forty fifth episode of Smallville, "Exile." We discuss how the episode was restructured at the last minute, Rutger Hauer, the Cast Away and Arrow vibes from Lex's plotline, and much more! It's good to be back from Always Hold On To Smallville's Exile!

The Krypton Report talks all things Superman, check them out and give them a listen!
The Krypton Report: https://www.facebook.com/kryptonreport/

EPISODE ROUNDUP
Zach's Grade: A+
Tyler's Grade: A
IMDB Grade: 9.0
Superman Homepage Grade: 5/5 
Bechdel Test: FAIL

SERIES TALLY BOARD
Amazing Technicolor Kryptonite: 4 
Amnesia Count: 13
Blue Shirt/Red Jacket: 10
Clark Loses His Powers: 2
Episode Title Said In Episode: 15
Hospital Visits: 29
In Media Res: 1
Kent Truck Accidents: 7
KOs to Keep Clark's Secret: 15
Main Character Deaths: 2
Mind Control Count: 8
Movie Plot As An Episode: 1
Product Placement Pete: 2
Smallville High School Faculty Deaths: 3
Smallville High School Student Deaths: 6
Under The Influence: 13
Weddings: 2
 

TWITTER: twitter.com/alwaysmallville
FACEBOOK: facebook.com/alwaysmallville
EMAIL: alwaysmallville@gmail.com
ITUNES: itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/always-hold-on-to-smallville/id1080260981

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Mailbag #2

January 9, 2018

This week Zach is joined by Lance Laster as we open up the mailbag and read listener emails and iTunes reviews! Thank you all so very much for your feedback, and if you want your thoughts read on air...leave us some for next time!


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FACEBOOK: facebook.com/alwaysmallville
EMAIL: alwaysmallville@gmail.com
ITUNES: itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/always-hold-on-to-smallville/id1080260981

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Midvale Special #1

December 13, 2017

It's our first Midvale Special! Zach is joined by Craig Byrne, webmaster of Kryptonsite and K-SiteTV, to discuss a very special flashback episode of Supergirl that would fit right in the in early days of Smallville. This episode is a complete love letter rife with references, familiar sets, character name drops and even a special guest star! It's an open forum discussion that goes round and round from Tom Welling on Lucifer, Allison Mack, Crisis on Earth X, and much more! 

Kryptonsite has always been the hub of Smallville fandom, so if you've never heard of it or just haven't been in a while I highly recommend checking out both it and its sister site KSiteTV which covers all genre television currently on the air!
Kryptonsite: http://www.kryptonsite.com/
KSiteTV: http://www.ksitetv.com/

This podcast contains SPOILERS. You've been warned!

EPISODE ROUNDUP
Zach's Grade: A-
Craig's Grade: B+
IMDB Grade: 8.6
Superman Homepage Grade: 4/5 
Bechdel Test: PASS

SERIES TALLY BOARD
Episode Title Said In Episode: 1
KOs to Keep Kara's Secret: 1
Midvale High School Student Deaths: 1 
 

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FACEBOOK: facebook.com/alwaysmallville
EMAIL: alwaysmallville@gmail.com
ITUNES: itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/always-hold-on-to-smallville/id1080260981

 

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Superman Special #7 - Superman: The Movie - Extended Cut

December 5, 2017

It's our seventh Superman Special! Zach is joined by Mike Krause to discuss the extended cut of Superman: The Movie! In late 2017, the Warner Archive announced it was releasing the long lost three hour TV cut of what many consider (Krause and I certainly do) the greatest superhero film of all time. This came as a surprise and delight to many Superman fans who for years had only bootleg copies recorded off television in the 1980s to remember it by, and to many more who were unaware that an extended cut even existed! 

We discusses the differences between the three (yes, three!) version of Superman: The Movie, our thoughts on its interpretation of the Superman story and its characters, dissect the infamous climax, and much more!

Here's an in-depth breakdown of the differences between the theatrical cut, special edition, and extended cut of the movie by Movie Censorship. Fair warning, it gets extremely detailed and is not for the faint of heart: https://www.movie-censorship.com/report.php?ID=763192

ROUNDUP
Zach's Grade: A+ 
Krause's Grade: A+ 

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FACEBOOK: facebook.com/alwaysmallville
EMAIL: alwaysmallville@gmail.com
ITUNES: itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/always-hold-on-to-smallville/id1080260981

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Superman Special #6 - Justice League

November 21, 2017

It's our sixth Superman Special! Zach is joined by Lance Laster and Mike Damante to discuss Justice League, the lastest installment in the ever divisive DCEU. Have the powers that be learned from the mistakes of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, or is it SSDD for the DCEU? We do our best unpack the long road to DC finally bringing the league to the big screen, our thoughts on the movie as it is and as it could have been, and where we'd like to see the franchise go next.

This podcast contains SPOILERS. You've been warned!

If you're interested in the mysterious of the unexplained with an edgy twist, heck out Damante's self-described webite at: https://www.punkrockandufos.com/

ROUNDUP
Zach's Grade: B+
Lance's Grade: B+ 
Damante's Grade: B+ 

TWITTER: twitter.com/alwaysmallville
FACEBOOK: facebook.com/alwaysmallville
EMAIL: alwaysmallville@gmail.com
ITUNES: itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/always-hold-on-to-smallville/id1080260981

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Smallville Special #1 - The Chloe Chronicles

November 14, 2017

We're back! With our first Smallville Special! What are Smallville Specials? Any form of media set in the Smallville universe outside of the show itsellf. Webisodes, comics books, novels, etc. This will be the banner those topics will be discussed under on Always Hold On To Smallville.

First up, The Chloe Chronicles! Zach is joined by Lance Laster to discuss these webisodes set during the second season. Also we catch y'all up on what we've been up to during our long hiatus, forecast what to expect from the podcast for the rest of 2017, and address the disturbing and unfortunate news about Allison Mack that broke this past week. Perfect timing, right?

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FACEBOOK: facebook.com/alwaysmallville
EMAIL: alwaysmallville@gmail.com
ITUNES: itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/always-hold-on-to-smallville/id1080260981

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Episode 44 - 2×23 Exodus

July 19, 2017

This week Zach is again joined by Daniel Proulx from The Nerd Party to discuss the forty fourth episode of Smallville, "Exodus." Conversation topics include the pros and cons of an evil Jor-El, Kryptonian technology, The Mummy franchise, and the complicated character of Dr. Helen Bryce. Also, we forget when Daniel was last on the podcast. Before we embark on our end of the season exodus, be sure to listen to the latest Always Hold On To Smallville!

Check out Daniel's Star Trek podcast Ceti Alpha 3 on The Nerd Party: http://www.thenerdparty.com/

EPISODE ROUNDUP
Zach's Grade: B+
Daniel Grade: C
IMDB Grade: 9.2
Superman Homepage Grade: 5/5 
Bechdel Test: FAIL

SERIES TALLY BOARD
Amazing Technicolor Kryptonite: 3
Amnesia Count: 13
Blue Shirt/Red Jacket: 10
Clark Loses His Powers: 2
Episode Title Said In Episode: 15
Hospital Visits: 29
In Media Res: 1
Kent Truck Accidents: 7
KOs to Keep Clark's Secret: 15
Main Character Deaths: 2
Mind Control Count: 8
Movie Plot As An Episode: 1
Product Placement Pete: 2
Smallville High School Faculty Deaths: 3
Smallville High School Student Deaths: 6
Under The Influence: 12
Weddings: 2
 

TWITTER: twitter.com/alwaysmallville
FACEBOOK: facebook.com/alwaysmallville
EMAIL: alwaysmallville@gmail.com
ITUNES: itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/always-hold-on-to-smallville/id1080260981

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Episode 43 - 2×22 Calling

July 12, 2017

This week Zach is again joined by Matt Truex from Lois & Clark'd: The New Podcasts of Superman to discuss the forty third episode of Smallville, "Calling." We start out the conversation on a somber note as news broke about the passing of Adam West literally minutes before we sat down to record, so we reflect on the life and times of Mr. West and how truly iconic his portrayal of Batman was and will forever be. Our discussion proper gets into all the good stuff of this truly excellent episode, part one of the two part season finale. The day has come! Answer the call and listen to the latest Always Hold On To Smallville!

Check out Matt's Lois & Clark podcast, Lois & Clark'd: The New Podcasts of Superman here: https://loisandclarkdpodcast.com/

EPISODE ROUNDUP
Zach's Grade: A+
Matt's Grade: A+
IMDB Grade: 8.7
Superman Homepage Grade: 5/5 
Bechdel Test: FAIL

SERIES TALLY BOARD
Amazing Technicolor Kryptonite: 2
Amnesia Count: 13
Blue Shirt/Red Jacket: 10
Clark Loses His Powers: 2
Episode Title Said In Episode: 15
Hospital Visits: 28
In Media Res: 1
Kent Truck Accidents: 6
KOs to Keep Clark's Secret: 15
Main Character Deaths: 2
Mind Control Count: 8
Movie Plot As An Episode: 1
Product Placement Pete: 2
Smallville High School Faculty Deaths: 3
Smallville High School Student Deaths: 6
Under The Influence: 11
Weddings: 1
 

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ITUNES: itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/always-hold-on-to-smallville/id1080260981

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Episode 42 - 2×21 Accelerate

July 4, 2017

This week Zach is again joined by Matt Latham to discuss the forty second episode of Smallville, "Accelerate." One the best Lana centric episodes of the series, our conversation covers everything from the inconsistent science of cloning on Smallville to Avril Lavigne death conspiracies, as well as how we both mixed up events from this episode with those of its follow up, "Forsaken." Coming back from the dead is worth it just to hear this episode of Always Hold On To Smallville!

Matt has reviewed Smallville season-by-season for http://www.blackholemedia.online/!

Check out his season two review, which includes this episode, here: http://www.blackholemedia.online/tv/smallville-season-two-episode-by-episode/

EPISODE ROUNDUP
Zach's Grade: A
Matt's Grade: A-
IMDB Grade: 8.2
Superman Homepage Grade: 2/5 
Bechdel Test: PASS

SERIES TALLY BOARD
Amazing Technicolor Kryptonite: 2
Amnesia Count: 13
Blue Shirt/Red Jacket: 9
Clark Loses His Powers: 2
Episode Title Said In Episode: 14
Hospital Visits: 27
In Media Res: 1
Kent Truck Accidents: 6
KOs to Keep Clark's Secret: 15
Main Character Deaths: 2
Mind Control Count: 8
Movie Plot As An Episode: 1
Product Placement Pete: 2
Smallville High School Faculty Deaths: 3
Smallville High School Student Deaths: 6
Under The Influence: 11
Weddings: 1
 

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FACEBOOK: facebook.com/alwaysmallville
EMAIL: alwaysmallville@gmail.com
ITUNES: itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/always-hold-on-to-smallville/id1080260981

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Superman Special #5 - Supergirl (Nevertheless, She Persisted)

June 6, 2017

It's our fifth Superman Special! Superman...returns to Supergirl for its second season finale! Zach is again joined by Craig Byrne, webmaster of Kryptonsite and K-SiteTV, to discuss Man of Steel's third appearance on the series, shades of Smallville in this episode, as well as comparison to and discussion of finales of Smallville past.

Kryptonsite has always been the hub of Smallville fandom, so if you've never heard of it or just haven't been in a while I highly recommend checking out both it and its sister site KSiteTV which covers all genre television currently on the air!
Kryptonsite: http://www.kryptonsite.com/
KSiteTV: http://www.ksitetv.com/

This podcast contains SPOILERS. You've been warned!

ROUNDUP
Zach's Grade: B
Craig's Grade: B

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Episode 41 - 2×20 Witness

May 24, 2017

This week Zach is again joined by Nancy Petru to discuss the forty first episode of Smallville, "Witness." We get Nancy's perspective on the previous episode "Precipice," point out how much of a jerk Superman can be, discuss the logistics of running a high school newspaper, and with this being the second part of our Home Improvment two-pack, compare Zachery Ty Bryan's turn here to Jonathan Taylor Thomas' guest spot in "Dichotic." Go full Warboy and "Witness!" the latest Always Hold On To Smallville!

EPISODE ROUNDUP

Zach's Grade: A-
Nancy's Grade: B-
IMDB Grade: 7.9
Superman Homepage Grade: 2/5
Bechdel Test: FAIL

SERIES TALLY BOARD
Amazing Technicolor Kryptonite: 2
Amnesia Count: 13
Blue Shirt/Red Jacket: 8
Clark Loses His Powers: 2
Episode Title Said In Episode: 14
Hospital Visits: 26
In Media Res: 1
Kent Truck Accidents: 6
KOs to Keep Clark's Secret: 14
Main Character Deaths: 2
Mind Control Count: 8
Movie Plot As An Episode: 1
Product Placement Pete: 2
Smallville High School Faculty Deaths: 3
Smallville High School Student Deaths: 6
Under The Influence: 11
Weddings: 1


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FACEBOOK: facebook.com/alwaysmallville
EMAIL: alwaysmallville@gmail.com
ITUNES: itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/always-hold-on-to-smallville/id1080260981

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Episode 40 - 2×19 Precipice

May 16, 2017

This week Zach is joined by Jazz Keegan to discuss the fortieth episode of Smallville, "Precipice." Being a former podcaster about Zach's hometown basketball team the Houston Rockets, Jazz and Zach talk quite a bit of basketball in addition to his Superman and Smallville fandom. We share our thoughts on the new sheriff in town, the Lex/Helen relationship, alternate titles, and much more. The Legend of Chun-Li begins in the latest Always Hold On To Smallville!

If you enjoyed our NBA tangents in this episode, check out Jazz's Houston Rockets podcast, 3 Men and a Beard: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/3-men-and-a-beard-the-houston-rockets-podcast/id1057888645?mt=2

EPISODE ROUNDUP

Zach's Grade: C+
Jazz's Grade: B
IMDB Grade: 8.1
Superman Homepage Grade: 5/5
Bechdel Test: FAIL

SERIES TALLY BOARD
Amazing Technicolor Kryptonite: 2
Amnesia Count: 13
Blue Shirt/Red Jacket: 7
Clark Loses His Powers: 2
Episode Title Said In Episode: 14
Hospital Visits: 25
In Media Res: 1
Kent Truck Accidents: 6
KOs to Keep Clark's Secret: 13
Main Character Deaths: 2
Mind Control Count: 8
Movie Plot As An Episode: 1
Product Placement Pete: 2
Smallville High School Faculty Deaths: 3
Smallville High School Student Deaths: 6
Under The Influence: 11
Weddings: 1


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FACEBOOK: facebook.com/alwaysmallville
EMAIL: alwaysmallville@gmail.com
ITUNES: itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/always-hold-on-to-smallville/id1080260981

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Episode 39 - 2×18 Visitor

May 10, 2017

This week Zach is joined by Odd Shaped Panel blogger Billy Pollihan to discuss the thirty ninth episode of Smallville, "Visitor." We talk Billy's Smallville and Superman fandom, Reeve vs. Reeves, why Mon-El would've been a perfect character to appear in the series (and maybe even this episode), "Visitor"'s parallels to the movie K-Pax, and much more! Welcome Billy as our newest visitor to Always Hold On To Smallville!

Check out Billy's retrospective article on Smallville for Odd Shaped Panel: https://oddshapedpanel.wordpress.com/2016/12/06/no-tights-no-flights-a-10-year-look-at-smallville-by-billy-pollihan/

EPISODE ROUNDUP

Zach's Grade: B+
Billy's Grade: B-
IMDB Grade: 7.9
Superman Homepage Grade: 4/5
Bechdel Test: PASS

SERIES TALLY BOARD
Amazing Technicolor Kryptonite: 2
Amnesia Count: 13
Blue Shirt/Red Jacket: 7
Clark Loses His Powers: 2
Episode Title Said In Episode: 14
Hospital Visits: 24
In Media Res: 1
Kent Truck Accidents: 6
KOs to Keep Clark's Secret: 13
Main Character Deaths: 2
Mind Control Count: 8
Movie Plot As An Episode: 1
Product Placement Pete: 2
Smallville High School Faculty Deaths: 3
Smallville High School Student Deaths: 6
Under The Influence: 11
Weddings: 1


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FACEBOOK: facebook.com/alwaysmallville
EMAIL: alwaysmallville@gmail.com
ITUNES: itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/always-hold-on-to-smallville/id1080260981

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Episode 38 - 2×17 Rosetta

May 3, 2017

This week Zach is again joined by very special guest Craig Byrne, webmaster of Kryptonsite and K-SiteTV and author of several companion books on the series, to discuss the thirty eighth episode of Smallville, "Rosetta." This is an episode the truly needs no introduction as it is without exaggeration, the most iconic episode of the entire series. We delve into this love letter to the Superman mythos, honor the incredible legacy of Christopher Reeve, and of course have a good bit of fun along the way including what becomes a recurring joke about Tom Welling's birthday. It's always a joy podcasting with Craig, our rosetta stone to the behind the scenes stories of the series and the Dr. Swann of Always Hold On To Smallville!

Kryptonsite has always been the hub of Smallville fandom, and I highly recommend checking out both it and its sister site KSiteTV which covers all genre television currently on the air!
Kryptonsite: http://www.kryptonsite.com/
KSiteTV: http://www.ksitetv.com/

EPISODE ROUNDUP
Zach's Grade: A+
Craig's Grade: A+
IMDB Grade: 9.2
Superman Homepage Grade: 5/5
Bechdel Test: FAIL

SERIES TALLY BOARD
Amazing Technicolor Kryptonite: 2
Amnesia Count: 13
Blue Shirt/Red Jacket: 6
Clark Loses His Powers: 2
Episode Title Said In Episode: 14
Hospital Visits: 22
In Media Res: 1
Kent Truck Accidents: 6
KOs to Keep Clark's Secret: 13
Main Character Deaths: 2
Mind Control Count: 8
Product Placement Pete: 2
Smallville High School Faculty Deaths: 3
Smallville High School Student Deaths: 6
Under The Influence: 11
Weddings: 1


TWITTER: twitter.com/alwaysmallville
FACEBOOK: facebook.com/alwaysmallville
EMAIL: alwaysmallville@gmail.com
ITUNES: itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/always-hold-on-to-smallville/id1080260981

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Episode 38 - 2×17 Brimstone

April 1, 2017

This week Zach discusses the fourty third episode of Superboy, "Brimstone." Points of conversation include this episode's Eisner Award winning writers, long nails on Superman villains, Key & Peele, and much more! Also we briefly touch on Superboy's spiritual successor series Smallville and which show was truer to the character of Superman. You know our answer...Always Hold On To Superboy!

EPISODE ROUNDUP
Zach's Grade: D
IMDB Grade: 7.1
Superman Homepage Grade: N/A
Bechdel Test: FAIL

SERIES TALLY BOARD
Episode Title Said In Episode: 1
Under The Influence: 4


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EMAIL: alwaysmallville@gmail.com
ITUNES: itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/always-hold-on-to-smallville/id108026

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Episode 37 - 2×16 Fever

February 8, 2017

This week Zach is again joined by Lance Laster to discuss the thirty seventh episode of Smallville, "Fever." Our extended conversation covers Lance's recent appearance on Madame Secretary, thoughts on IMDB shutting down its message board, and Lance's favorite scene in all of Smallville. Hint, it's in this episode! Also in what might become a new feature on the podcast stemming from Zach and Lance's love for sports talk radio, the Always Hold On To Smallville Soundboard! It'll definitely be back whenever Lance is our guest, and we'll see about phasing it into the rest of the podcast. We've got a fever, and the only perscription...is Always Hold On To Smallville!

EPISODE ROUNDUP
Zach's Grade: B+
Lance's Grade: A
IMDB Grade: 8.3
Superman Homepage Grade: 2/5
Bechdel Test: FAIL

SERIES TALLY BOARD
Amazing Technicolor Kryptonite: 2
Amnesia Count: 13
Blue Shirt/Red Jacket: 5
Clark Loses His Powers: 2
Episode Title Said In Episode: 13
Hospital Visits: 21
In Media Res: 1
Kent Truck Accidents: 6
KOs to Keep Clark's Secret: 12
Main Character Deaths: 2
Mind Control Count: 8
Product Placement Pete: 2
Smallville High School Faculty Deaths: 3
Smallville High School Student Deaths: 6
Under The Influence: 11
Weddings: 1


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FACEBOOK: facebook.com/alwaysmallville
EMAIL: alwaysmallville@gmail.com
ITUNES: itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/always-hold-on-to-smallville/id1080260981

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Episode 36 - 2×15 Prodigal

February 1, 2017

This week Zach is again joined by Nick Ryan Magdoza to discuss the thirty sixth episode of Smallville, "Prodigal." Zach and Nick are joined by Always Hold On To Smallville listener and (if we may be so bold) fan Taylor Evanoff who made a special request to be part our discussion on "Prodigal" as it's his favorite episode of the entire series. We talk about Taylor's Smallville fandom and how he discovered the series, if the chronology of this episode taking place the day after "Rush" makes any sense, and of course the big one...the most infamous dropped character and plotline in Smallville history...LUCAS LUTHOR! Reports of our death have been greatly exaggerated in this all new Always Hold On To Smallville!

EPISODE ROUNDUP
Zach's Grade: B+
Nick's Grade: A-
Taylor's Grade: A+
IMDB Grade: 8.0
Superman Homepage Grade: 5/5
Bechdel Test: FAIL

SERIES TALLY BOARD
Amazing Technicolor Kryptonite: 2
Amnesia Count: 13
Blue Shirt/Red Jacket: 5
Clark Loses His Powers: 1
Episode Title Said In Episode: 13
Hospital Visits: 20
In Media Res: 1
Kent Truck Accidents: 5
KOs to Keep Clark's Secret: 12
Mind Control Count: 8
Product Placement Pete: 1
Smallville High School Faculty Deaths: 3
Smallville High School Student Deaths: 6
Under The Influence: 11
Weddings: 1

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FACEBOOK: facebook.com/alwaysmallville
EMAIL: alwaysmallville@gmail.com
ITUNES: itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/always-hold-on-to-smallville/id1080260981

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Episode 35 - 2×14 Rush

January 19, 2017

This week Zach is again joined by Tyler Patrick from Krypton Report: The Supergirl Podcast to discuss the thirty fifth episode of Smallville, "Rush." We talk Superman related Christmas gifts, the return of Red Kryptonite, unexpected continuity, song covers, and much more! It's an adrenaline fuled conversation in this episode of Always Hold On To Smallville!

The Krypton Report talks all things Superman with an emphasis on Supergirl, check them out and give them a listen!
The Krypton Report: http://www.southgatemediagroup.com/kryptonreport/

EPISODE ROUNDUP
Zach's Grade: B-
Tyler''s Grade: C+
IMDB Grade: 8.3
Superman Homepage Grade: 2/5 
Bechdel Test: FAIL

SERIES TALLY BOARD
Amazing Technicolor Kryptonite: 2
Amnesia Count: 13
Blue Shirt/Red Jacket: 5
Clark Loses His Powers: 1
Episode Title Said In Episode: 12
Hospital Visits: 20
In Media Res: 1
Kent Truck Accidents: 5
KOs to Keep Clark's Secret: 12
Mind Control Count: 8
Product Placement Pete: 1
Smallville High School Faculty Deaths: 3
Smallville High School Student Deaths: 6
Under The Influence: 11
Weddings: 1

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FACEBOOK: facebook.com/alwaysmallville
EMAIL: alwaysmallville@gmail.com
ITUNES: itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/always-hold-on-to-smallville/id1080260981

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Episode 34 - 2×13 Suspect

December 25, 2016

This week Zach is joined Tony Black to discuss the thirty fourth episode of Smallville, "Suspect." Tony is the host of our "sister podcast" The X-Cast, which does the same thing for The X-Files that we do for Smallville. We discuss Tony's background with Smallville, episodic versus serilized television, the wasted character of Henry Small, and much more! Plus, Tony recounts how he and fellow friend of the podcast Matt Latham recently met Allison Mack at a comic con! There's more than one point of view in this episode of Always Hold On To Smallville!

Check out The X-Cast, of which I'm a semi-regualr guest, here!
The X-Cast: http://directory.libsyn.com/shows/view/id/xfcast

EPISODE ROUNDUP
Zach's Grade: B+
Tony's Grade: B
IMDB Grade: 8.3
Superman Homepage Grade: 3.5/5 
Bechdel Test: FAIL

SERIES TALLY BOARD
Amazing Technicolor Kryptonite: 1
Amnesia Count: 11
Blue Shirt/Red Jacket: 5
Clark Loses His Powers: 1
Episode Title Said In Episode: 11
Hospital Visits: 18
In Media Res: 1
Kent Truck Accidents: 5
KOs to Keep Clark's Secret: 12
Mind Control Count: 8
Product Placement Pete: 1
Smallville High School Faculty Deaths: 3
Smallville High School Student Deaths: 5
Under The Influence: 7
Weddings: 1

TWITTER: twitter.com/alwaysmallville
FACEBOOK: facebook.com/alwaysmallville
EMAIL: alwaysmallville@gmail.com
ITUNES: itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/always-hold-on-to-smallville/id1080260981

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Episode 33 - 2×12 Insurgence

December 24, 2016

This week Zach is again joined by Matt Latham to discuss the thirty third episode of Smallville, "Insurgence." Another huge mythology episode of for the series, we get out first proper look inside Luthorcrop, see the Daily Planet for the first time, and Clark's leaps his first tall building in the single bound...sort of. So lots of firsts in this episode, and we also meet DC Comic character Maggie Sawyer! We have no problems with you listening to us without our knowledge in this episode of Always Hold On To Smallville!

Matt has been reviewing Smallville season-by-season on his website www.bottleepisode.co.uk, he's now up to season 9!
Season 1: http://www.bottleepisode.co.uk/reviews/episode-reviews/smallville-season-one-episode-by-episode/
Season 2: http://www.bottleepisode.co.uk/reviews/episode-reviews/smallville-season-two-episode-by-episode/
Season 3: http://www.bottleepisode.co.uk/reviews/episode-reviews/smallville-season-three-episode-by-episode/
Season 4: http://www.bottleepisode.co.uk/reviews/episode-reviews/smallville-season-four-episode-by-episode/
Season 5: http://www.bottleepisode.co.uk/reviews/episode-reviews/smallville-season-five-episode-by-episode/
Season 6: http://www.bottleepisode.co.uk/reviews/episode-reviews/smallville-season-six-episode-by-episode/
Season 7: http://www.bottleepisode.co.uk/reviews/episode-reviews/smallville-season-seven-episode-by-episode/
Season 8: http://www.bottleepisode.co.uk/reviews/episode-reviews/smallville-season-eight-episode-by-episode/
Season 9: http://www.bottleepisode.co.uk/reviews/episode-reviews/smallville-season-nine-episode-by-episode/

EPISODE ROUNDUP
Zach's Grade: A
Matt's Grade: A+
IMDB Grade: 8.7
Superman Homepage Grade: 5/5 
Bechdel Test: FAIL

SERIES TALLY BOARD
Amazing Technicolor Kryptonite: 1
Amnesia Count: 11
Blue Shirt/Red Jacket: 5
Clark Loses His Powers: 1
Episode Title Said In Episode: 10
Hospital Visits: 16
In Media Res: 1
Kent Truck Accidents: 5
KOs to Keep Clark's Secret: 12
Mind Control Count: 8
Product Placement Pete: 1
Smallville High School Faculty Deaths: 3
Smallville High School Student Deaths: 5
Under The Influence: 7
Weddings: 1

TWITTER: twitter.com/alwaysmallville
FACEBOOK: facebook.com/alwaysmallville
EMAIL: alwaysmallville@gmail.com
ITUNES: itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/always-hold-on-to-smallville/id1080260981

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Episode 32 - 2×11 Visage

December 14, 2016

This week Zach is again joined by Mike Krause to discuss the thirty second episode of Smallville, "Visage." This marks the return of two characters from the first season, Whitney Fordman and (spoiler) Tina Greer! This was one of our favorite episodes back in the day and one of Smallville's most quotable, but does it hold up? From shape shifters and spaceships to the Iraq War and the friend zone, we "STAY AWAY FROM LANA!" in this episode of Always Hold On To Smallville!

EPISODE ROUNDUP
Zach's Grade: B
Krause's Grade: C+
IMDB Grade: 8.3
Superman Homepage Grade: 4/5 
Bechdel Test: FAIL

SERIES TALLY BOARD
Amazing Technicolor Kryptonite: 1
Amnesia Count: 11
Blue Shirt/Red Jacket: 4
Clark Loses His Powers: 1
Episode Title Said In Episode: 10
Hospital Visits: 16
In Media Res: 1
Kent Truck Accidents: 5
KOs to Keep Clark's Secret: 12
Mind Control Count: 8
Product Placement Pete: 1
Smallville High School Faculty Deaths: 3
Smallville High School Student Deaths: 5
Under The Influence: 7
Weddings: 1

TWITTER: twitter.com/alwaysmallville
FACEBOOK: facebook.com/alwaysmallville
EMAIL: alwaysmallville@gmail.com
ITUNES: itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/always-hold-on-to-smallville/id1080260981

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Mailbag #1

December 6, 2016

This week Zach is joined by Nick Ryan Magdoza as we open up the mailbag and read listener emails, messages and iTunes reviews! Thank you all so very much for your feedback, and we'll be making this mailbag show a regular thing so if you want your thoughts read on air...leave us some for next time!


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ITUNES: itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/always-hold-on-to-smallville/id1080260981

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Episode 31 - 2×10 Skinwalker

November 30, 2016

This week Zach is again joined by Lance Laster to discuss the thirty first episode of Smallville, "Skinwalker." This is an extremely important episode in the mythology Smallville as it introduces the Kawatche caves which go on to play a HUGE role in the series moving forward. We talk Ancient Aliens, the implications of Kryptonians and Kryptonite being on Earth before Clark, favorite movie quotes we like to use as often as possible in real life, and much more. We also take a few minutes to discuss the Dakota Access Pipeline, a social injustice close to my heart and a controversy which has parallels to this episode that are too strong to ignore.

For more information about the Dakota Access Pipeline, we highly recommend The Young Turks' coverage here:

To listen to Zach talk about werewolves on The X-Cast, check out their podcast on "Shapes" here:
The X-Cast: https://www.acast.com/thexcast/file19-shapes

EPISODE ROUNDUP
Zach's Grade: C+
Lance's Grade: C+
IMDB Grade: 8.4
Superman Homepage Grade: 2/5 
Bechdel Test: FAIL

SERIES TALLY BOARD
Amazing Technicolor Kryptonite: 1
Amnesia Count: 11
Blue Shirt/Red Jacket: 3
Clark Loses His Powers: 1
Episode Title Said In Episode: 10
Hospital Visits: 16
In Media Res: 1
Kent Truck Accidents: 5
KOs to Keep Clark's Secret: 11
Mind Control Count: 8
Product Placement Pete: 1
Smallville High School Faculty Deaths: 3
Smallville High School Student Deaths: 4
Under The Influence: 7
Weddings: 1

TWITTER: twitter.com/alwaysmallville
FACEBOOK: facebook.com/alwaysmallville
EMAIL: alwaysmallville@gmail.com
ITUNES: itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/always-hold-on-to-smallville/id1080260981

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Episode 30 - 2×09 Dichotic

November 23, 2016

This week Zach is again joined by Nancy Petru to discuss the thirteth episode of Smallville, "Dichotic." We talk Home Improvment, shop class, beepers, and the questionable physics at play in this episode's climax. Also, if you're wondering what dichotic means, we have the definition! It took two of us to get the job done in this episode of Always Hold On To Smallville!

EPISODE ROUNDUP
Zach's Grade: C
Nancy's Grade: C-
IMDB Grade: 8.0
Superman Homepage Grade: 2/5 
Bechdel Test: PASS

SERIES TALLY BOARD
Amazing Technicolor Kryptonite: 1
Amnesia Count: 11
Blue Shirt/Red Jacket: 2
Clark Loses His Powers: 1
Episode Title Said In Episode: 9
Hospital Visits: 16
In Media Res: 1
Kent Truck Accidents: 5
KOs to Keep Clark's Secret: 11
Mind Control Count: 8
Product Placement Pete: 1
Smallville High School Faculty Deaths: 3
Smallville High School Student Deaths: 4
Under The Influence: 7
Weddings: 1

TWITTER: twitter.com/alwaysmallville
FACEBOOK: facebook.com/alwaysmallville
EMAIL: alwaysmallville@gmail.com
ITUNES: itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/always-hold-on-to-smallville/id1080260981

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Episode 29 - 2×08 Ryan

November 16, 2016

This week Zach is again joined by Tyler Patrick from Krypton Report: The Supergirl Podcast to discuss the twenty ninth episode of Smallville, "Ryan." We talk VHS tapes, Clark's wardrobe, crying when watching TV, and a little bit of Superman on Supergirl. We can't read your minds, but hopefully you'll enjoy this episode of Always Hold On To Smallville!
 
The Krypton Report talks all things Superman with an emphasis on Supergirl, check them out and give them a listen!
The Krypton Report: http://www.southgatemediagroup.com/kryptonreport/

EPISODE ROUNDUP
Zach's Grade: A
Tyler's Grade: A
IMDB Grade: 8.8
Superman Homepage Grade: 4/5 
Bechdel Test: PASS

SERIES TALLY BOARD
Amazing Technicolor Kryptonite: 1
Amnesia Count: 11
Blue Shirt/Red Jacket: 2
Clark Loses His Powers: 1
Episode Title Said In Episode: 9
Hospital Visits: 15
In Media Res: 1
Kent Truck Accidents: 5
KOs to Keep Clark's Secret: 10
Mind Control Count: 8
Product Placement Pete: 1
Smallville High School Faculty Deaths: 2
Smallville High School Student Deaths: 4
Under The Influence: 7
Weddings: 1

TWITTER: twitter.com/alwaysmallville
FACEBOOK: facebook.com/alwaysmallville
EMAIL: alwaysmallville@gmail.com
ITUNES: itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/always-hold-on-to-smallville/id1080260981

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Episode 28 - 2×07 Lineage

November 3, 2016

This week for the first time in an episode discussion, Zach is joined by multiple guests! Craig Byrne, webmaster of Kryptonsite and K-SiteTV, and Matt Truex, from Lois & Clark'd: The New Podcasts of Superman, to discuss the twenty eighth episode of Smallville, "Lineage." We amaze at Clark using heat vision to make toast, Lucas Luthor being arguably the series biggest dropped ball, all things Patrick Cassidy, Lexcorp, and of course...Sheriff Ethan's sideburns. We're jumping all around the Smallville timeline in this episode of Always Hold On To Smallville!

Kryptonsite has always been the hub of Smallville fandom, so if you've never heard of it or just haven't been in a while I highly recommend checking out both it and its sister site KSiteTV which covers all genre television currently on the air!
Kryptonsite: http://www.kryptonsite.com/
KSiteTV: http://www.ksitetv.com/

Lois & Clark'd: The New Podcasts of Superman does for Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman what we do for Smallville, so if you're a Lois & Clark fan, a Superman fan, or just a fan of hilarious conversation, check out their website give them a listen!
Lois & Clark'd: https://loisandclarkdpodcast.com/

EPISODE ROUNDUP
Zach's Grade: A-
Craig's Grade: A
Matt's Grade: A
IMDB Grade: 8.2
Superman Homepage Grade: 5/5
Bechdel Test: PASS

SERIES TALLY BOARD
Amazing Technicolor Kryptonite: 1
Amnesia Count: 11
Blue Shirt/Red Jacket: 2
Clark Loses His Powers: 1
Episode Title Said In Episode: 8
Hospital Visits: 14
In Media Res: 1
Kent Truck Accidents: 5
KOs to Keep Clark's Secret: 10
Mind Control Count: 8
Product Placement Pete: 1
Smallville High School Faculty Deaths: 2
Smallville High School Student Deaths: 4
Under The Influence: 7
Weddings: 1

TWITTER: twitter.com/alwaysmallville
FACEBOOK: facebook.com/alwaysmallville
EMAIL: alwaysmallville@gmail.com
ITUNES: itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/always-hold-on-to-smallville/id1080260981

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Superman Special #4 - Supergirl (The Adventures of Supergirl, The Last Children of Krypton)

October 25, 2016

It's our fourth Superman Special! Supergirl has moved networks for its sophomore season, coming home to The CW where it probably always belonged and going all out by featuring Superman himself in its premiere episodes! No longer a shadowy stunt double or a far away CGI special effect, the Man of Steel has a new face on television: Tyler Hoechlin. Zach is again joined by Craig Byrne, webmaster of Kryptonsite and K-SiteTV, to discuss this monumental occasion, what we thought of the latest incarnation of Superman, and the expansion of the Supergirl universe as a whole.

Kryptonsite has always been the hub of Smallville fandom, so if you've never heard of it or just haven't been in a while I highly recommend checking out both it and its sister site KSiteTV which covers all genre television currently on the air!
Kryptonsite: http://www.kryptonsite.com/
KSiteTV: http://www.ksitetv.com/

This podcast contains SPOILERS. You've been warned!

ROUNDUP
Zach's Grade: A+
Craig's Grade: A+

TWITTER: twitter.com/alwaysmallville
FACEBOOK: facebook.com/alwaysmallville
EMAIL: alwaysmallville@gmail.com
ITUNES: itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/always-hold-on-to-smallville/id1080260981

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Episode 27 - 2×06 Redux

October 19, 2016

This week Zach is again joined by Matt Latham from The Bottle Episode to discuss the twenty seventh episode of Smallville, "Redux." This episode has a unique production history as it was filmed during the first season, after "Tempest," and aired sixth in the second season. This lead to MANY continuity errors that we of course have fun pointing out. But the fun doesn't end there! Despite compelling guest stars, interesting themes, and plot set-ups for future episodes, "Redux" fails to live up to its potential and is generally considered one of Smallville's worst outings. An overcrowded story (at least FOUR simultaneous plot-lines) and one of the most ridiculous freaks of the week of the entire series will do that. We grew a lot older during this episode of Always Hold On To Smallville!

Matt has been reviewing Smallville season-by-season on his website www.bottleepisode.co.uk, covering the first 7 seasons so far.
Season 1: http://www.bottleepisode.co.uk/reviews/episode-reviews/smallville-season-one-episode-by-episode/
Season 2: http://www.bottleepisode.co.uk/reviews/episode-reviews/smallville-season-two-episode-by-episode/
Season 3: http://www.bottleepisode.co.uk/reviews/episode-reviews/smallville-season-three-episode-by-episode/
Season 4: http://www.bottleepisode.co.uk/reviews/episode-reviews/smallville-season-four-episode-by-episode/
Season 5: http://www.bottleepisode.co.uk/reviews/episode-reviews/smallville-season-five-episode-by-episode/
Season 6: http://www.bottleepisode.co.uk/reviews/episode-reviews/smallville-season-six-episode-by-episode/
Season 7: http://www.bottleepisode.co.uk/reviews/episode-reviews/smallville-season-seven-episode-by-episode/

EPISODE ROUNDUP
Zach's Grade: D+
Matt's Grade: D
IMDB Grade: 7.6
Superman Homepage Grade: 2/5
Bechdel Test: PASS

SERIES TALLY BOARD
Amazing Technicolor Kryptonite: 1
Amnesia Count: 11
Blue Shirt/Red Jacket: 2
Clark Loses His Powers: 1
Episode Title Said In Episode: 8
Hospital Visits: 13
In Media Res: 1
Kent Truck Accidents: 5
KOs to Keep Clark's Secret: 9
Mind Control Count: 8
Product Placement Pete: 1
Smallville High School Faculty Deaths: 2
Smallville High School Student Deaths: 4
Under The Influence: 7
Weddings: 1

TWITTER: twitter.com/alwaysmallville
FACEBOOK: facebook.com/alwaysmallville
EMAIL: alwaysmallville@gmail.com
ITUNES: itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/always-hold-on-to-smallville/id1080260981

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Episode 26 - 2×05 Nocturne

October 11, 2016

This week Zach is joined by KSiteTV's Ian Gildersleeve to discuss the twenty sixth episode of Smallville, "Nocturne." Ian is the author of KSiteTV's Beauty & The Beast episode reviews, a series which has several Smallville connections including star Kristin Kreuk and executive producers Brian Peterson and Kelly Souders. It also has some striking similarities to this episode (the first Peterson and Souders wrote for Smallville). We talk Ian's Superman and Smallville fandom, his love for Beauty & The Beast, an interesting theory on how this episode could tie into the Veritas mythology from season seven, and much, much more! We stayed up all night recording this poetic episode of Always Hold On To Smallville!

EPISODE ROUNDUP
Zach's Grade: C+
Ian's Grade: B-
IMDB Grade: 7.8
Superman Homepage Grade: 3/5
Bechdel Test: FAIL

SERIES TALLY BOARD
Amazing Technicolor Kryptonite: 1
Amnesia Count: 11
Blue Shirt/Red Jacket: 2
Clark Loses His Powers: 1
Episode Title Said In Episode: 8
Hospital Visits: 13
In Media Res: 1
Kent Truck Accidents: 5
KOs to Keep Clark's Secret: 8
Mind Control Count: 8
Product Placement Pete: 1
Smallville High School Faculty Deaths: 2
Smallville High School Student Deaths: 1
Under The Influence: 7
Weddings: 1

TWITTER: twitter.com/alwaysmallville
FACEBOOK: facebook.com/alwaysmallville
EMAIL: alwaysmallville@gmail.com
ITUNES: itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/always-hold-on-to-smallville/id1080260981

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Episode 25 - 2×04 Red

October 4, 2016

This week Zach is again joined by Mike Krause to discuss the twenty fifth episode of Smallville, "Red." This marks the first (and best) use of Red Kryptonite on the series and welcomes writer Jeph Loeb into the Smallville family. Loeb is a prolific comic book writer, and was a huge get for the series. Our conversation touches on Loeb's work in comic books, class rings and when you're actually supposed to get them in your high school career, and if it was implied Clark and Jessie...well, you know. We've lost our inhibitions and are telling it like it is in this episode of Always Hold On To Smallville!

EPISODE ROUNDUP
Zach's Grade: A-
Krause's Grade: B+
IMDB Grade: 9.0
Superman Homepage Grade: 5/5
Bechdel Test: FAIL

SERIES TALLY BOARD
Amazing Technicolor Kryptonite: 1
Amnesia Count: 10
Blue Shirt/Red Jacket: 1
Clark Loses His Powers: 1
Episode Title Said In Episode: 8
Hospital Visits: 11
In Media Res: 1
Kent Truck Accidents: 5
KOs to Keep Clark's Secret: 7
Mind Control Count: 8
Product Placement Pete: 1
Smallville High School Faculty Deaths: 2
Smallville High School Student Deaths: 1
Under The Influence: 7
Weddings: 1

TWITTER: twitter.com/alwaysmallville
FACEBOOK: facebook.com/alwaysmallville
EMAIL: alwaysmallville@gmail.com
ITUNES: itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/always-hold-on-to-smallville/id1080260981

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Episode 24 - 2×03 Duplicity

September 27, 2016

This week Zach is again joined by Lance Laster to discuss the twenty fourth episode of Smallville, "Duplicity." The series went deep into the thesaurus for the title of this episode where Pete learns Clark's secret! Our discussion hits on the role of Pete in the series, Lana's second season self taking root, tying up old plot threads from season one while launching into new ones, and would you REALLY think Clark's ship from Smallville was a spaceship if you found it in a cornfield? A cornfield that no one visited and had no maintenance for over three months apparently. We're not keeping any secrets in this completely honest episode of Always Hold On To Smallville!

EPISODE ROUNDUP
Zach's Grade: A-
Lance's Grade: A-
IMDB Grade: 8.4
Superman Homepage Grade: 4/5
Bechdel Test: PASS

SERIES TALLY BOARD
Amnesia Count: 10
Blue Shirt/Red Jacket: 1
Clark Loses His Powers: 1
Episode Title Said In Episode: 8
Hospital Visits: 11
In Media Res: 1
Kent Truck Accidents: 5
KOs to Keep Clark's Secret: 7
Mind Control Count: 8
Product Placement Pete: 1
Smallville High School Faculty Deaths: 2
Smallville High School Student Deaths: 1
Under The Influence: 6
Weddings: 1

TWITTER: twitter.com/alwaysmallville
FACEBOOK: facebook.com/alwaysmallville
EMAIL: alwaysmallville@gmail.com
ITUNES: itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/always-hold-on-to-smallville/id1080260981

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Episode 23 - 2×02 Heat

September 20, 2016

This week Zach is again joined by Daniel Proulx to discuss the twenty third episode of Smallville, "Heat." Episodes where Clark gains a new ability are always fun, and this one especially so. We talk the look of Smallville's heat vision, the prevalent awkwardness throughout the episode, the time Zach was set on fire, and how breaking up with your long distance boyfriend at the end of a video letter from all this friends kind of ruins the entire thing. All that and more in this HOT new episode of Always Hold On To Smallville!

EPISODE ROUNDUP
Zach's Grade: A
Dan's Grade: B+
IMDB Grade: 8.7
Superman Homepage Grade: 5/5
Bechdel Test: FAIL

SERIES TALLY BOARD
Amnesia Count: 10
Blue Shirt/Red Jacket: 1
Clark Loses His Powers: 1
Episode Title Said In Episode: 8
Hospital Visits: 10
In Media Res: 1
Kent Truck Accidents: 5
KOs to Keep Clark's Secret: 7
Mind Control Count: 8
Product Placement Pete: 1
Smallville High School Faculty Deaths: 2
Smallville High School Student Deaths: 1
Under The Influence: 6
Weddings: 1

TWITTER: twitter.com/alwaysmallville
FACEBOOK: facebook.com/alwaysmallville
EMAIL: alwaysmallville@gmail.com
ITUNES: itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/always-hold-on-to-smallville/id1080260981

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Episode 22 - 2×01 Vortex

September 13, 2016

We're back! Much like Smallville itself, we've returned from hiatus to discuss the twenty second episode of the series, "Vortex." To kick off our second season coverage, Zach is joined by very special guest Craig Byrne, webmaster of Kryptonsite and K-SiteTV and author of several companion books on the series. Craig tells us his long history covering television dating back to the Lois & Clark days, and we go on SEVERAL tangents throughout our conversation but they're well worth it as Craig is a venerable fountain of knowledge when it comes to the series, and we had a lot of fun talking not only "Vortex" but really all things Smallville. What planned cliffhangers were dropped in "Tempest"? What second season episode was filmed BEFORE "Vortex"? DID Clark fly in the tornado? What alternate castings would we have liked to see on the series? All this and much, much more!

Kryptonsite has always been the hub of Smallville fandom, so if you've never heard of it or just haven't been in a while I highly recommend checking out both it and its sister site KSiteTV which covers all genre television currently on the air!
Kryptonsite: http://www.kryptonsite.com/
KSiteTV: http://www.ksitetv.com/

EPISODE ROUNDUP
Zach's Grade: A
Craig's Grade: A
IMDB Grade: 8.8
Superman Homepage Grade: 5/5
Bechdel Test: PASS

SERIES TALLY BOARD
Amnesia Count: 10
Blue Shirt/Red Jacket: 1
Clark Loses His Powers: 1
Episode Title Said In Episode: 7
Hospital Visits: 10
In Media Res: 1
Kent Truck Accidents: 5
KOs to Keep Clark's Secret: 7
Mind Control Count: 8
Product Placement Pete: 1
Smallville High School Faculty Deaths: 2
Smallville High School Student Deaths: 1
Under The Influence: 4

PREDICTIONS
Kent Truck Accidents: Zach - 25, Lance - 50
Blue Shirt/Red Jacket: Zach - 130, Craig - 155

TWITTER: twitter.com/alwaysmallville
FACEBOOK: facebook.com/alwaysmallville
EMAIL: alwaysmallville@gmail.com
ITUNES: itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/always-hold-on-to-smallville/id1080260981

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Episode 21 - 1×21 Tempest

July 20, 2016

"Always hold on to Smallville..."

Those were Jonathan Kent's final words in Smallville, which from 2001 to 2011 chronicled the trials and tribulations of a young Clark Kent on his journey from farm boy to Superman. Host Zach Moore is taking them to heart and will be covering each and every episode of the hit TV series than ran for 10 seasons and over 200 episodes on the WB/CW...and ushered in the golden age of superhero television we're currently enjoying today!

This week Zach is joined by Matt Truex from Lois & Clark'd: The New Podcasts of Superman to discuss the twenty first episode of Smallville and the first season finale, "Tempest." As with all first time guests we open up discussing Matt's Superman fandom, his thoughts on Lois & Clark and Smallville overall, then jump into talking "Tempest"; from annoying Superman references, the ages of the main characters (they're HIGH SCHOOL FRESHMEN) and Matt's Green Arrow costume, we have a lot of fun discussing what is in my opinion Smallville's best episode yet! We cap it all off reading listener email and bidding you adieu for a month or so. Just like Smallville did after this episode...I'm going on hiatus!

EPISODE ROUNDUP
Zach's Grade: A+
Matt's Grade: A
IMDB Grade: 9.1
Superman Homepage Grade: 4/5
Bechdel Test: FAIL

SERIES TALLY BOARD
Amnesia Count: 10
Clark Loses His Powers: 1
Episode Title Said In Episode: 7
Hospital Visits: 8
In Media Res: 1
Kent Truck Accidents: 5
KOs to Keep Clark's Secret: 6
Mind Control Count: 8
Smallville High School Faculty Deaths: 2
Smallville High School Student Deaths: 1
Under The Influence: 4

TWITTER: twitter.com/alwaysmallville
FACEBOOK: facebook.com/alwaysmallville
EMAIL: alwaysmallville@gmail.com
ITUNES: itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/always-hold-on-to-smallville/id1080260981

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Episode 20 - 1×20 Obscura

July 11, 2016

"Always hold on to Smallville..."

Those were Jonathan Kent's final words in Smallville, which from 2001 to 2011 chronicled the trials and tribulations of a young Clark Kent on his journey from farm boy to Superman. Host Zach Moore is taking them to heart and will be covering each and every episode of the hit TV series than ran for 10 seasons and over 200 episodes on the WB/CW...and ushered in the golden age of superhero television we're currently enjoying today!

This week Zach is joined by Daniel Proulx from Trek.fm to discuss the twentieth episode of Smallville, "Obscura." We talk Daniel's Smallville fandom and his love for the series' Lois Lane, then dive into our episode discussion where our topics of conversation include the stubbornness of Jonathan Kent, Whitney as the prototype for the current CWverse "first season boyfriend" and of course the first appearance of the infamous octagonal disc!

EPISODE ROUNDUP
Zach's Grade: B
Daniel's Grade: C+
IMDB Grade: 8.2
Superman Homepage Grade: 4/5
Bechdel Test: FAIL

SERIES TALLY BOARD
Amnesia Count: 10
Clark Loses His Powers: 1
Hospital Visits: 8
In Media Res: 1
Kent Truck Accidents: 4
KOs to Keep Clark's Secret: 6
Mind Control Count: 8
Smallville High School Faculty Deaths: 2
Smallville High School Student Deaths: 1
Under The Influence: 4

TWITTER: twitter.com/alwaysmallville
FACEBOOK: facebook.com/alwaysmallville
EMAIL: alwaysmallville@gmail.com
ITUNES: itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/always-hold-on-to-smallville/id1080260981

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Episode 19 - 1×19 Crush

July 5, 2016

"Always hold on to Smallville..."

Those were Jonathan Kent's final words in Smallville, which from 2001 to 2011 chronicled the trials and tribulations of a young Clark Kent on his journey from farm boy to Superman. Host Zach Moore is taking them to heart and will be covering each and every episode of the hit TV series than ran for 10 seasons and over 200 episodes on the WB/CW...and ushered in the golden age of superhero television we're currently enjoying today!

This week Zach is again joined by Nancy Petru to discuss the nineteenth episode of Smallville, "Crush." We lead off the show reading more iTunes reviews and listener emails then jump into our main conversation in which we discuss one of the series' most recognizable guest stars in Adam Brody, ponder the mechanics of a hit and run car accident resulting in such specific hand injuries, and rant a bit about Heroes. And if you're cover band in need of a name, we think we found one for you: The Wrong Kwan.

EPISODE ROUNDUP
Zach's Grade: B+
Nancy's Grade: A-
IMDB Grade: 8.2
Superman Homepage Grade: 4/5
Bechdel Test: FAIL

SERIES TALLY BOARD
Amnesia Count: 10
Clark Loses His Powers: 1
Hospital Visits: 7
In Media Res: 1
Kent Truck Accidents: 4
KOs to Keep Clark's Secret: 6
Mind Control Count: 8
Smallville High School Faculty Deaths: 2
Smallville High School Student Deaths: 1
Under The Influence: 4

TWITTER: twitter.com/alwaysmallville
FACEBOOK: facebook.com/alwaysmallville
EMAIL: alwaysmallville@gmail.com
ITUNES: itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/always-hold-on-to-smallville/id1080260981

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Superman Special #3 - Batman v Superman - Ultimate Edition

July 2, 2016

It's our third Superman Special! The Always Hold On To Smallville crew had the good fortune to attend a special screening of the Ultimate Edition of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice this week, and we're here to deliver our report! We recount our experience at the screening, discuss the changes made to this extended version of the film, and where we stand on Batman v Superman now after a few months to digest it and a second, superior version now available to us.

Here's the link to Screen Rant's article we used for reference in the podcast, a very helpful breakdown of all the differences between the theatrical and ultimate cuts of the film:
http://screenrant.com/batman-v-superman-ultimate-edition-changes-differences/

This podcast contains SPOILERS. You've been warned!

ROUNDUP
Zach's Grade: B
Lance's Grade: B
Krause's Grade: B-
Damante's Grade: A

TWITTER: twitter.com/alwaysmallville
FACEBOOK: facebook.com/alwaysmallville
EMAIL: alwaysmallville@gmail.com
ITUNES: itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/always-hold-on-to-smallville/id1080260981

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Episode 18 - 1×18 Drone

June 21, 2016

"Always hold on to Smallville..."

Those were Jonathan Kent's final words in Smallville, which from 2001 to 2011 chronicled the trials and tribulations of a young Clark Kent on his journey from farm boy to Superman. Host Zach Moore is taking them to heart and will be covering each and every episode of the hit TV series than ran for 10 seasons and over 200 episodes on the WB/CW...and ushered in the golden age of superhero television we're currently enjoying today!

This week Zach is again joined by Nick Ryan Magdoza to discuss the eighteenth episode of Smallville, "Drone." Our discussion includes the limited roles for Asians in Hollywood, an alternative way to introduce Lois Lane onto the series, and how this episode inspired Zach to run for band president in high school. And we read more listener email off the top!

EPISODE ROUNDUP
Zach's Grade: C+
Nick's Grade: C+
IMDB Grade: 7.6
Superman Homepage Grade: 2/5
Bechdel Test: PASS

SERIES TALLY BOARD
Amnesia Count: 10
Clark Loses His Powers: 1
Hospital Visits: 6
In Media Res: 1
Kent Truck Accidents: 4
KOs to Keep Clark's Secret: 5
Mind Control Count: 8
Smallville High School Faculty Deaths: 1
Smallville High School Student Deaths: 1
Under The Influence: 4

TWITTER: twitter.com/alwaysmallville
FACEBOOK: facebook.com/alwaysmallville
EMAIL: alwaysmallville@gmail.com
ITUNES: itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/always-hold-on-to-smallville/id1080260981

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