Always Hold On To Smallville
Episode 87 - 4×21 Forever

Episode 87 - 4×21 Forever

June 13, 2019

This week Zach is joined by John Curcio to discuss the eighty seventh episode of Smallville, "Forever." We talk about John's Superman and Smallville fandom, the end of the series' high school days, Lionel's evolution over the course of the season, the last hoorah of the Teagues, and much more! Settle in, this week's Always Hold On To Smallville lasts...forever!

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

SERIES TALLY BOARD
Amazing Technicolor Kryptonite: 8
Amnesia Count: 42
Blue Shirt/Red Jacket: 24
Chloe's Unseen Connections: 22
Clark Loses His Powers: 6
Episode Title Said In Episode: 35
Hospital Visits: 66
In Media Res: 
Kent Truck Accidents: 9
KOs to Keep Clark's Secret: 24   
Lana Kills: 
Main Character Deaths: 3  
Mind Control Count: 13
Movie Plot As An Episode: 8
Possession Count: 15 
Product Placement Pete: 6
Season 4 Showers: 6
Shut It Down: 10
Shut That Laptop: 10
Smallville High School Faculty Deaths: 4 
Smallville High School Student Deaths: 17 
Under The Influence: 28
Weddings: 3
"You Weren't Yourself": 17

Always Hold On To Smallville is brought you to by listeners like you. Special thanks to these Meteor Freaks on Patreon who's generous contributions help produce the podcast!

Tim Miller / @timjmills
John Curcio
Jazz Atmaja / @HeadBandBrother
Chris Fuchs
John Loyd
Atif Sheikh
Justin Maitner
Kevonte Chilous / @chill_us
Mollie Ficarella
Thomas Naven
Mike Franz
Nathan MacKenzie / @maccamackenzie
Joe McIndoe / @joemcindoe92
Trevon Brady / @T_Brady94
Steve Rogers / @SteveJRogersJr
Eddie Bissell / @Kal_Ed11
Cameron Mynard
Nick Ryan Magdoza / @nickryan
Tee Hamill / @GroovySpiderHam
Becca Ziefle / @becca_zee9
Nicholas Coso
Tom Gehrke / @tomgehrke
Nicholas Fansler
Jarrett Gibbs
Erika Flynn / @ErkaF

PATREONpatreon.com/alwaysmallville
TWITTERtwitter.com/alwaysmallville 
FACEBOOKfacebook.com/alwaysmallville 
EMAILalwaysmallville@gmail.com 
ITUNESitunes.apple.com/us/podcast/always-hold-on-to-smallville/id1080260981

Episode 86 - 4×20 Ageless

Episode 86 - 4×20 Ageless

June 5, 2019

This week Zach is joined by Michael Ortiz from Titan Radio to discuss the eighty sixth episode of Smallville, "Ageless." We talk about Michael's Superman and Smallville fandom, Smallville's windmills, if Clark himself is ageless, and more! Listen to this week's Always Hold On To Smallville before it gets too old!

Check out Michael's radio station Titan Radio: titanradio.org

EPISODE ROUNDUP
Zach's Grade: D+
Michael's Grade: C+
IMDB Grade: 7.8
Superman Homepage Grade: 1.5/5 
Bechdel Test: FAIL

SERIES TALLY BOARD
Amazing Technicolor Kryptonite: 8
Amnesia Count: 42
Blue Shirt/Red Jacket: 24
Chloe's Unseen Connections: 22
Clark Loses His Powers: 6
Episode Title Said In Episode: 34
Hospital Visits: 66
In Media Res: 
Kent Truck Accidents: 9
KOs to Keep Clark's Secret: 24   
Lana Kills: 
Main Character Deaths: 3  
Mind Control Count: 13
Movie Plot As An Episode: 7
Possession Count: 15 
Product Placement Pete: 6
Season 4 Showers: 6
Shut It Down: 10
Shut That Laptop: 10
Smallville High School Faculty Deaths: 4 
Smallville High School Student Deaths: 15 
Under The Influence: 28
Weddings: 3
"You Weren't Yourself": 17

Always Hold On To Smallville is brought you to by listeners like you. Special thanks to these Meteor Freaks on Patreon who's generous contributions help produce the podcast!

Tim Miller / @timjmills
John Curcio
Jazz Atmaja / @HeadBandBrother
Chris Fuchs
John Loyd
Atif Sheikh
Justin Maitner
Kevonte Chilous / @chill_us
Mollie Ficarella
Thomas Naven
Mike Franz
Nathan MacKenzie / @maccamackenzie
Joe McIndoe / @joemcindoe92
Trevon Brady / @T_Brady94
Steve Rogers / @SteveJRogersJr
Eddie Bissell / @Kal_Ed11
Cameron Mynard
Nick Ryan Magdoza / @nickryan
Tee Hamill / @GroovySpiderHam
Becca Ziefle / @becca_zee9
Nicholas Coso
Tom Gehrke / @tomgehrke
Nicholas Fansler
Jarrett Gibbs
Erika Flynn / @ErkaF

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TWITTERtwitter.com/alwaysmallville 
FACEBOOKfacebook.com/alwaysmallville 
EMAILalwaysmallville@gmail.com 
ITUNESitunes.apple.com/us/podcast/always-hold-on-to-smallville/id1080260981

Episode 85 - 4×19 Blank

Episode 85 - 4×19 Blank

May 30, 2019

This week Zach is joined by Lance Laster and Nancy Petru to discuss the eighty fifth episode of Smallville, "Blank." We talk about the tropes of amnesia in fiction, email addresses, a worse parent than Lionel Luthor and much more! Don't forget to listen to this week's Always Hold On To Smallville!

EPISODE ROUNDUP
Zach's Grade: A-
Lance's Grade: A-
Nancy's Grade: A-
IMDB Grade: 8.7
Superman Homepage Grade: 2/5 
Bechdel Test: PASS

SERIES TALLY BOARD
Amazing Technicolor Kryptonite: 8
Amnesia Count: 42
Blue Shirt/Red Jacket: 23
Chloe's Unseen Connections: 20
Clark Loses His Powers: 6
Episode Title Said In Episode: 34
Hospital Visits: 65
In Media Res: 
Kent Truck Accidents: 9
KOs to Keep Clark's Secret: 24   
Lana Kills: 
Main Character Deaths: 3  
Mind Control Count: 13
Movie Plot As An Episode: 7
Possession Count: 15 
Product Placement Pete: 6
Season 4 Showers: 6
Shut It Down: 10
Shut That Laptop: 10
Smallville High School Faculty Deaths: 4 
Smallville High School Student Deaths: 13 
Under The Influence: 28
Weddings: 3
"You Weren't Yourself": 17

Always Hold On To Smallville is brought you to by listeners like you. Special thanks to these Meteor Freaks on Patreon who's generous contributions help produce the podcast!

Tim Miller / @timjmills
John Curcio
Jazz Atmaja / @HeadBandBrother
Chris Fuchs
John Loyd
Atif Sheikh
Justin Maitner
Kevonte Chilous / @chill_us
Mollie Ficarella
Thomas Naven
Mike Franz
Nathan MacKenzie / @maccamackenzie
Joe McIndoe / @joemcindoe92
Trevon Brady / @T_Brady94
Steve Rogers / @SteveJRogersJr
Eddie Bissell / @Kal_Ed11
Cameron Mynard
Nick Ryan Magdoza / @nickryan
Tee Hamill / @GroovySpiderHam
Becca Ziefle / @becca_zee9
Nicholas Coso
Tom Gehrke / @tomgehrke
Nicholas Fansler
Jarrett Gibbs
Erika Flynn / @ErkaF

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TWITTERtwitter.com/alwaysmallville 
FACEBOOKfacebook.com/alwaysmallville 
EMAILalwaysmallville@gmail.com 
ITUNESitunes.apple.com/us/podcast/always-hold-on-to-smallville/id1080260981

Episode 84 - 4×18 Spirit

Episode 84 - 4×18 Spirit

May 22, 2019

This week Zach is joined by Tyler Patrick from Krypton Report to discuss the eighty fourth episode of Smallville, "Spirit." We talk about the prom, some familiar faces as guest stars, Clark's selective memory about the spring formal (and if that was the prom after all), and  who Clark ultimately shared a dance with to the music of Lifehouse! We're just super pumped about this week's Always Hold On To Smallville, laters!

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: D+
Tyler's Grade: C-
IMDB Grade: 8.4
Superman Homepage Grade: 1/5 
Bechdel Test: PASS

SERIES TALLY BOARD
Amazing Technicolor Kryptonite: 8
Amnesia Count: 36
Blue Shirt/Red Jacket: 22
Chloe's Unseen Connections: 20
Clark Loses His Powers: 6
Episode Title Said In Episode: 34
Hospital Visits: 65
In Media Res: 
Kent Truck Accidents: 9
KOs to Keep Clark's Secret: 24   
Lana Kills: 
Main Character Deaths: 3  
Mind Control Count: 13
Movie Plot As An Episode: 7
Possession Count: 15 
Product Placement Pete: 6
Season 4 Showers: 6
Shut It Down: 10
Shut That Laptop: 10
Smallville High School Faculty Deaths: 4 
Smallville High School Student Deaths: 13 
Under The Influence: 28
Weddings: 3
"You Weren't Yourself": 17

Always Hold On To Smallville is brought you to by listeners like you. Special thanks to these Meteor Freaks on Patreon who's generous contributions help produce the podcast!

Tim Miller / @timjmills
John Curcio
Jazz Atmaja / @HeadBandBrother
Chris Fuchs
John Loyd
Atif Sheikh
Justin Maitner
Kevonte Chilous / @chill_us
Mollie Ficarella
Thomas Naven
Mike Franz
Nathan MacKenzie / @maccamackenzie
Joe McIndoe / @joemcindoe92
Trevon Brady / @T_Brady94
Steve Rogers / @SteveJRogersJr
Eddie Bissell / @Kal_Ed11
Cameron Mynard
Nick Ryan Magdoza / @nickryan
Tee Hamill / @GroovySpiderHam
Becca Ziefle / @becca_zee9
Nicholas Coso
Tom Gehrke / @tomgehrke
Nicholas Fansler
Jarrett Gibbs
Erika Flynn / @ErkaF

PATREONpatreon.com/alwaysmallville
TWITTERtwitter.com/alwaysmallville 
FACEBOOKfacebook.com/alwaysmallville 
EMAILalwaysmallville@gmail.com 
ITUNESitunes.apple.com/us/podcast/always-hold-on-to-smallville/id1080260981

Episode 83 - 4×17 Onyx

Episode 83 - 4×17 Onyx

May 8, 2019

This week Zach is joined by Chris Clow from Comics on Consoles and Discovery Debrief to discuss the eighty third episode of Smallville, "Onyx." We talk Chris' Superman and Smallville fandom, the character of Lex Luthor and his many iterations, the seeds of the Lex/Lana relationship, how to pronounce Luthor and much, much more! Mr. Kent was right all along...Always Hold On To Smallville!

You can check out Chris' many movie, video game and comic book reviews as well as his podcasts at his website: bychrisclow.com

EPISODE ROUNDUP
Zach's Grade: A
Chris' Grade: B+
IMDB Grade: 8.9
Superman Homepage Grade: 3/5 
Bechdel Test: FAIL

SERIES TALLY BOARD
Amazing Technicolor Kryptonite: 8
Amnesia Count: 27
Blue Shirt/Red Jacket: 22
Chloe's Unseen Connections: 20
Clark Loses His Powers: 6
Episode Title Said In Episode: 33
Hospital Visits: 64
In Media Res: 
Kent Truck Accidents: 9
KOs to Keep Clark's Secret: 24   
Lana Kills: 
Main Character Deaths: 3  
Mind Control Count: 13
Movie Plot As An Episode: 7
Possession Count: 6 
Product Placement Pete: 6
Season 4 Showers: 6
Shut It Down: 5
Shut That Laptop: 10
Smallville High School Faculty Deaths: 4 
Smallville High School Student Deaths: 12 
Under The Influence: 28
Weddings: 3
"You Weren't Yourself": 15

Always Hold On To Smallville is brought you to by listeners like you. Special thanks to these Meteor Freaks on Patreon who's generous contributions help produce the podcast!

Tim Miller / @timjmills
John Curcio
Jazz Atmaja / @HeadBandBrother
Chris Fuchs
John Loyd
Atif Sheikh
Justin Maitner
Kevonte Chilous / @chill_us
Mollie Ficarella
Thomas Naven
Mike Franz
Nathan MacKenzie / @maccamackenzie
Joe McIndoe / @joemcindoe92
Trevon Brady / @T_Brady94
Steve Rogers / @SteveJRogersJr
Eddie Bissell / @Kal_Ed11
Cameron Mynard
Nick Ryan Magdoza / @nickryan
Tee Hamill / @GroovySpiderHam
Becca Ziefle / @becca_zee9
Nicholas Coso
Tom Gehrke / @tomgehrke
Nicholas Fansler
Jarrett Gibbs
Erika Flynn / @ErkaF

PATREONpatreon.com/alwaysmallville
TWITTERtwitter.com/alwaysmallville 
FACEBOOKfacebook.com/alwaysmallville 
EMAILalwaysmallville@gmail.com 
ITUNESitunes.apple.com/us/podcast/always-hold-on-to-smallville/id1080260981

Episode 82 - 4×16 Lucy

Episode 82 - 4×16 Lucy

May 1, 2019

This week Zach is joined by Lauren Winn from the Metropolis Podcast to discuss the eighty second episode of Smallville, "Lucy." We talk Lauren's Superman and Smallville fandom and how it came to be, the Lane family dynamics, arguably Erica Durance's best performance yet and much more! You don't have to sneak out in the middle of the night to listen to the latest Always Hold On To Smallville!

Check out Lauren's podcast the Metropolis Podcast: metropolispod.com

EPISODE ROUNDUP
Zach's Grade: B
Lauren's Grade: B-
IMDB Grade: 8.0
Superman Homepage Grade: 1/5 
Bechdel Test: PASS

SERIES TALLY BOARD
Amazing Technicolor Kryptonite: 7 
Amnesia Count: 26
Blue Shirt/Red Jacket: 21
Chloe's Unseen Connections: 19
Clark Loses His Powers: 6
Episode Title Said In Episode: 33
Hospital Visits: 61
In Media Res: 
Kent Truck Accidents: 9
KOs to Keep Clark's Secret: 23    
Lana Kills: 
Main Character Deaths: 3  
Mind Control Count: 13
Movie Plot As An Episode: 7
Possession Count:
Product Placement Pete: 6
Season 4 Showers: 6
Shut That Laptop: 10
Smallville High School Faculty Deaths: 4 
Smallville High School Student Deaths: 12 
Under The Influence: 28
Weddings: 3
"You Weren't Yourself": 13

Always Hold On To Smallville is brought you to by listeners like you. Special thanks to these Meteor Freaks on Patreon who's generous contributions help produce the podcast!

Tim Miller / @timjmills
John Curcio
Jazz Atmaja / @HeadBandBrother
Chris Fuchs
John Loyd
Atif Sheikh
Justin Maitner
Kevonte Chilous / @chill_us
Mollie Ficarella
Thomas Naven
Mike Franz
Nathan MacKenzie / @maccamackenzie
Joe McIndoe / @joemcindoe92
Trevon Brady / @T_Brady94
Steve Rogers / @SteveJRogersJr
Eddie Bissell / @Kal_Ed11
Cameron Mynard
Nick Ryan Magdoza / @nickryan
Tee Hamill / @GroovySpiderHam
Becca Ziefle / @becca_zee9
Nicholas Coso
Tom Gehrke / @tomgehrke
Nicholas Fansler

PATREONpatreon.com/alwaysmallville
TWITTERtwitter.com/alwaysmallville 
FACEBOOKfacebook.com/alwaysmallville 
EMAILalwaysmallville@gmail.com 
ITUNESitunes.apple.com/us/podcast/always-hold-on-to-smallville/id1080260981

Episode 81 - 4×15 Sacred

Episode 81 - 4×15 Sacred

April 24, 2019

This week Zach is joined by Craig Byrne, webmaster of Kryptonsite and K-SiteTV and author of several companion books on the series, to discuss the eighty first episode of Smallville, "Sacred." We talk writing Dr. Swann out of the show (and Margot Kidder's lack of involvement), Jensen Ackles and his future on the WB after Smallville, how the season four story arc is really starting to fall apart, and much more! You don't have to fly to China for the latest 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: kryptonsite.com
KSiteTV: ksitetv.com

EPISODE ROUNDUP
Zach's Grade: C+
Craig's Grade:C+
IMDB Grade: 8.4
Superman Homepage Grade: 2.5/5 
Bechdel Test: PASS

SERIES TALLY BOARD
Amazing Technicolor Kryptonite: 7 
Amnesia Count: 26
Blue Shirt/Red Jacket: 20
Chloe's Unseen Connections: 19
Clark Loses His Powers: 6
Episode Title Said In Episode: 32
Hospital Visits: 61
In Media Res: 
Kent Truck Accidents: 9
KOs to Keep Clark's Secret: 23    
Lana Kills: 
Main Character Deaths: 3  
Mind Control Count: 13
Movie Plot As An Episode: 7
Possession Count:
Product Placement Pete: 6
Season 4 Showers: 6
Shut That Laptop: 10
Smallville High School Faculty Deaths: 4 
Smallville High School Student Deaths: 12 
Under The Influence: 28
Weddings: 3
"You Weren't Yourself": 13

Always Hold On To Smallville is brought you to by listeners like you. Special thanks to these Meteor Freaks on Patreon who's generous contributions help produce the podcast!

Tim Miller / @timjmills
John Curcio
Jazz Atmaja / @HeadBandBrother
Chris Fuchs
John Loyd
Atif Sheikh
Justin Maitner
Kevonte Chilous / @chill_us
Mollie Ficarella
Thomas Naven
Quinten Tracy / @QuintenTracy
Mike Franz
Nathan MacKenzie / @maccamackenzie
Joe McIndoe / @joemcindoe92
Trevon Brady / @T_Brady94
Steve Rogers / @SteveJRogersJr
Eddie Bissell / @Kal_Ed11
Cameron Mynard
Nick Ryan Magdoza / @nickryan
Becca Ziefle / @becca_zee9
Nicholas Coso
Tom Gehrke / @tomgehrke
Nicholas Fansler

PATREONpatreon.com/alwaysmallville
TWITTERtwitter.com/alwaysmallville 
FACEBOOKfacebook.com/alwaysmallville 
EMAILalwaysmallville@gmail.com 
ITUNESitunes.apple.com/us/podcast/always-hold-on-to-smallville/id1080260981

Episode 80 - 4×14 Krypto

Episode 80 - 4×14 Krypto

April 18, 2019

This week Zach is joined by Victoria Male from Your Biggest Fangirl to discuss the eightieth episode of Smallville, "Krypto." We talk our mutual love for dogs, the Lois and Clark dynamic on the show at this point, a scene crucial to the fourth season story arc that was left on the cutting room floor, and much more! There's nothing cryptic about the latest Always Hold On To Smallville!

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

EPISODE ROUNDUP
Zach's Grade: B+
Victoria's Grade: B-
IMDB Grade: 8.2
Superman Homepage Grade: 4/5 
Bechdel Test: PASS

SERIES TALLY BOARD
Amazing Technicolor Kryptonite: 7 
Amnesia Count: 25
Blue Shirt/Red Jacket: 19
Chloe's Unseen Connections: 19
Clark Loses His Powers: 6
Episode Title Said In Episode: 32
Hospital Visits: 61
In Media Res: 
Kent Truck Accidents: 9
KOs to Keep Clark's Secret: 23    
Lana Kills: 
Main Character Deaths: 3  
Mind Control Count: 13
Movie Plot As An Episode: 7
Possession Count:
Product Placement Pete: 6
Season 4 Showers: 6
Shut That Laptop: 9
Smallville High School Faculty Deaths: 4 
Smallville High School Student Deaths: 12 
Under The Influence: 28
Weddings: 3
"You Weren't Yourself": 13

Always Hold On To Smallville is brought you to by listeners like you. Special thanks to these Meteor Freaks on Patreon who's generous contributions help produce the podcast!

Tim Miller / @timjmills
John Curcio
Jazz Atmaja / @HeadBandBrother
Chris Fuchs
John Loyd
Atif Sheikh
Justin Maitner
Kevonte Chilous / @chill_us
Mollie Ficarella
Thomas Naven
Quinten Tracy / @QuintenTracy
Mike Franz
Nathan MacKenzie / @maccamackenzie
Joe McIndoe / @joemcindoe92
Trevon Brady / @T_Brady94
Steve Rogers / @SteveJRogersJr
Eddie Bissell / @Kal_Ed11
Cameron Mynard
Nick Ryan Magdoza / @nickryan
Becca Ziefle / @becca_zee9
Nicholas Coso
Tom Gehrke / @tomgehrke
Nicholas Fansler

PATREONpatreon.com/alwaysmallville
TWITTERtwitter.com/alwaysmallville 
FACEBOOKfacebook.com/alwaysmallville 
EMAILalwaysmallville@gmail.com 
ITUNESitunes.apple.com/us/podcast/always-hold-on-to-smallville/id1080260981

Episode 79 - 4×13 Recruit

Episode 79 - 4×13 Recruit

April 3, 2019

This week Zach is joined by SYFY Wire's Tricia Ennis to discuss the seventy ninth episode of Smallville, "Recruit." We discuss NCAA recruiting practices, the end of Clark's football career, helpful tips if you get into legal trouble and much more! Listen to the latest Always Hold On To Smallville on your three hour drive to Metropolis!

Tricia is a columnist for SYFY Wire, check out her articles here: https://www.syfy.com/author/tricia-ennis

EPISODE ROUNDUP
Zach's Grade: B-
Tricia's Grade: B+
IMDB Grade: 8.0
Superman Homepage Grade: 1.5/5 
Bechdel Test: PASS

SERIES TALLY BOARD
Amazing Technicolor Kryptonite: 7 
Amnesia Count: 25
Blue Shirt/Red Jacket: 18
Chloe's Unseen Connections: 19
Clark Loses His Powers: 6
Episode Title Said In Episode: 31
Hospital Visits: 60
In Media Res: 
Kent Truck Accidents: 9
KOs to Keep Clark's Secret: 23    
Lana Kills: 
Main Character Deaths: 3  
Mind Control Count: 13
Movie Plot As An Episode: 7
Possession Count:
Product Placement Pete: 6
Season 4 Showers: 6
Shut That Laptop: 9
Smallville High School Faculty Deaths: 4 
Smallville High School Student Deaths: 12 
Under The Influence: 28
Weddings: 3
"You Weren't Yourself": 13

Always Hold On To Smallville is brought you to by listeners like you. Special thanks to these Meteor Freaks on Patreon who's generous contributions help produce the podcast!

Tim Miller / @timjmills
John Curcio
Jazz Atmaja / @HeadBandBrother
Chris Fuchs
John Loyd
Atif Sheikh
Justin Maitner
Kevonte Chilous / @chill_us
Mollie Ficarella
Thomas Naven
Quinten Tracy / @QuintenTracy
Mike Franz
Nathan MacKenzie / @maccamackenzie
Joe McIndoe / @joemcindoe92
Trevon Brady / @T_Brady94
Steve Rogers / @SteveJRogersJr
Eddie Bissell / @Kal_Ed11
Cameron Mynard
Nick Ryan Magdoza / @nickryan
Becca Ziefle / @becca_zee9
Nicholas Coso
Tom Gehrke / @tomgehrke
Nicholas Fansler

PATREONpatreon.com/alwaysmallville
TWITTERtwitter.com/alwaysmallville 
FACEBOOKfacebook.com/alwaysmallville 
EMAILalwaysmallville@gmail.com 
ITUNESitunes.apple.com/us/podcast/always-hold-on-to-smallville/id1080260981

Episode 78 - 4×12 Pariah

Episode 78 - 4×12 Pariah

March 28, 2019

This week Zach is joined by Matt Latham from Pick A Disc and Lance Laster to discuss the seventy eighth episode of Smallville, "Pariah." We discuss what if Alicia had been a full-season or half-season character like so many of Lana's boyfriends, Chloe being shown Clark's powers as opposed to discovering them on her own, and what Sarah Carter is up to these days on The Flash! Go tell the sheriff about the latest Always Hold On To Smallville!

Check out Matt's podcast Pick A Disc: spreaker.com/show/pick-a-disc

EPISODE ROUNDUP
Zach's Grade: B
Lance's Grade: B+
Matt's Grade: B-
IMDB Grade: 9.1
Superman Homepage Grade: 3/5 
Bechdel Test: PASS

SERIES TALLY BOARD
Amazing Technicolor Kryptonite: 7 
Amnesia Count: 25
Blue Shirt/Red Jacket: 17
Chloe's Unseen Connections: 19
Clark Loses His Powers: 6
Episode Title Said In Episode: 30
Hospital Visits: 59
In Media Res: 
Kent Truck Accidents: 9
KOs to Keep Clark's Secret: 23    
Lana Kills: 
Main Character Deaths: 3  
Mind Control Count: 13
Movie Plot As An Episode: 7
Possession Count:
Product Placement Pete: 6
Season 4 Showers: 6
Shut That Laptop: 9
Smallville High School Faculty Deaths: 4 
Smallville High School Student Deaths: 12 
Under The Influence: 28
Weddings: 3
"You Weren't Yourself": 13

Always Hold On To Smallville is brought you to by listeners like you. Special thanks to these Meteor Freaks on Patreon who's generous contributions help produce the podcast!

Tim Miller / @timjmills
John Curcio
Jazz Atmaja / @HeadBandBrother
Chris Fuchs
John Loyd
Atif Sheikh
Justin Maitner
Kevonte Chilous / @chill_us
Mollie Ficarella
Thomas Naven
Quinten Tracy / @QuintenTracy
Mike Franz
Nathan MacKenzie / @maccamackenzie
Joe McIndoe / @joemcindoe92
Trevon Brady / @T_Brady94
Steve Rogers / @SteveJRogersJr
Eddie Bissell / @Kal_Ed11
Cameron Mynard
Nick Ryan Magdoza / @nickryan
Becca Ziefle / @becca_zee9
Tom Gehrke / @tomgehrke
Eric Eells / @ericeells1

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TWITTERtwitter.com/alwaysmallville 
FACEBOOKfacebook.com/alwaysmallville 
EMAILalwaysmallville@gmail.com 
ITUNESitunes.apple.com/us/podcast/always-hold-on-to-smallville/id1080260981

Episode 77 - 4×11 Unsafe

Episode 77 - 4×11 Unsafe

March 20, 2019

This week Zach is joined by Victoria Male from Your Biggest Fangirl and Lance Laster to discuss the seventy seventh episode of Smallville, "Unsafe." We talk one of the best return appearances of one of the best freaks of the week in Alicia Baker, the continued disfunction of Lana and Jason's relationship, Red Kryptonite...again and much more in what might be Smallville's strongest use of pop music in an episode yet! It's safe to listen to the latest Always Hold On To Smallville...we're all better now!

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

EPISODE ROUNDUP
Zach's Grade: A-
Lance's Grade: A-
Victoria's Grade: A-
IMDB Grade: 8.8
Superman Homepage Grade: 2/5 
Bechdel Test: FAIL

SERIES TALLY BOARD
Amazing Technicolor Kryptonite: 7 
Amnesia Count: 25
Blue Shirt/Red Jacket: 16
Chloe's Unseen Connections: 19
Clark Loses His Powers: 6
Episode Title Said In Episode: 30
Hospital Visits: 57
In Media Res: 
Kent Truck Accidents: 9
KOs to Keep Clark's Secret: 23    
Lana Kills: 
Main Character Deaths: 3  
Mind Control Count: 13
Movie Plot As An Episode: 7
Possession Count:
Product Placement Pete: 6
Season 4 Showers: 5
Shut That Laptop: 9
Smallville High School Faculty Deaths: 4 
Smallville High School Student Deaths: 11 
Under The Influence: 28
Weddings: 3
"You Weren't Yourself": 13

Always Hold On To Smallville is brought you to by listeners like you. Special thanks to these Meteor Freaks on Patreon who's generous contributions help produce the podcast!

Tim Miller / @timjmills
John Curcio
Jazz Atmaja / @HeadBandBrother
Chris Fuchs
John Loyd
Atif Sheikh
Justin Maitner
Kevonte Chilous / @chill_us
Mollie Ficarella
Thomas Naven
Quinten Tracy / @QuintenTracy
Mike Franz
Nathan MacKenzie / @maccamackenzie
Joe McIndoe / @joemcindoe92
Trevon Brady / @T_Brady94
Steve Rogers / @SteveJRogersJr
Eddie Bissell / @Kal_Ed11
Cameron Mynard
Nick Ryan Magdoza / @nickryan
Becca Ziefle / @becca_zee9
Tom Gehrke / @tomgehrke
Eric Eells / @ericeells1

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EMAILalwaysmallville@gmail.com 
ITUNESitunes.apple.com/us/podcast/always-hold-on-to-smallville/id1080260981

Episode 76 - 4×10 Scare

Episode 76 - 4×10 Scare

March 13, 2019

This week Zach is joined by Matt Truex from Lois & Clark'd: The New Podcasts of Superman to discuss the the seventy sixth episode of Smallville, "Scare." We talk our main characters' worst nightmares, the status of Lana and Jason's relationship, some interesting deleted scenes and much more! Don't be scared of 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: loisandclarkdpodcast.com/ 

EPISODE ROUNDUP
Zach's Grade: B+
Matts Grade: C
IMDB Grade: 8.6
Superman Homepage Grade: 1/5 
Bechdel Test: FAIL

SERIES TALLY BOARD
Amazing Technicolor Kryptonite: 6 
Amnesia Count: 25
Blue Shirt/Red Jacket: 16
Chloe's Unseen Connections: 19
Clark Loses His Powers: 6
Episode Title Said In Episode: 30
Hospital Visits: 56
In Media Res: 
Kent Truck Accidents: 9
KOs to Keep Clark's Secret: 23    
Lana Kills: 
Main Character Deaths: 3  
Mind Control Count: 13
Movie Plot As An Episode: 7
Possession Count:
Product Placement Pete: 6
Season 4 Showers: 5
Shut That Laptop: 9
Smallville High School Faculty Deaths: 4 
Smallville High School Student Deaths: 11 
Under The Influence: 27
Weddings: 2
"You Weren't Yourself": 13

Always Hold On To Smallville is brought you to by listeners like you. Special thanks to these Meteor Freaks on Patreon who's generous contributions help produce the podcast!

Tim Miller / @timjmills
John Curcio
Jazz Atmaja / @HeadBandBrother
Chris Fuchs
John Loyd
Atif Sheikh
Justin Maitner
Kevonte Chilous / @chill_us
Mollie Ficarella
Thomas Naven
Quinten Tracy / @QuintenTracy
Mike Franz
Nathan MacKenzie / @maccamackenzie
Joe McIndoe / @joemcindoe92
Trevon Brady / @T_Brady94
Steve Rogers / @SteveJRogersJr
Eddie Bissell / @Kal_Ed11
Cameron Mynard
Nick Ryan Magdoza / @nickryan
Becca Ziefle / @becca_zee9
Tom Gehrke / @tomgehrke
Eric Eells / @ericeells1

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ITUNESitunes.apple.com/us/podcast/always-hold-on-to-smallville/id1080260981

Episode 75 - 4×09 Bound

Episode 75 - 4×09 Bound

February 27, 2019

This week Zach is joined by Lance Laster to discuss the the seventy fifth episode of Smallville, "Bound." We talk first appearance of Jane Seymour on the series setting up our big bad for the rest of the season, a before-she-was-famous Colbie Smulders, how glasses a suit and a different hairstyle (...get it?) can fool Lex Luthor and much more! Pull out your pink MP3 player to listen to this week's Always Hold On To Smallville! 

EPISODE ROUNDUP
Zach's Grade: B-
Lance's Grade: B-
IMDB Grade: 8.0
Superman Homepage Grade: 1/5 
Bechdel Test: PASS

SERIES TALLY BOARD
Amazing Technicolor Kryptonite: 6 
Amnesia Count: 25
Blue Shirt/Red Jacket: 16
Chloe's Unseen Connections: 19
Clark Loses His Powers: 6
Episode Title Said In Episode: 29
Hospital Visits: 51
In Media Res: 
Kent Truck Accidents: 9
KOs to Keep Clark's Secret: 23    
Lana Kills: 
Main Character Deaths: 3  
Mind Control Count: 13
Movie Plot As An Episode: 7
Possession Count:
Product Placement Pete: 6
Season 4 Showers: 5
Shut That Laptop: 9
Smallville High School Faculty Deaths: 4 
Smallville High School Student Deaths: 11 
Under The Influence: 27
Weddings: 2
"You Weren't Yourself": 13

Always Hold On To Smallville is brought you to by listeners like you. Special thanks to these Meteor Freaks on Patreon who's generous contributions help produce the podcast!

Tim Miller / @timjmills
John Curcio
Jazz Atmaja / @HeadBandBrother
Chris Fuchs
John Loyd
Atif Sheikh
Justin Maitner
Kevonte Chilous / @chill_us
Mollie Ficarella
Thomas Naven
Quinten Tracy / @QuintenTracy
Mike Franz
Nathan MacKenzie / @maccamackenzie
Joe McIndoe / @joemcindoe92
Trevon Brady / @T_Brady94
Steve Rogers / @SteveJRogersJr
Eddie Bissell / @Kal_Ed11
Cameron Mynard
Nick Ryan Magdoza / @nickryan
Becca Ziefle / @becca_zee9
Tom Gehrke / @tomgehrke
Eric Eells / @ericeells1

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TWITTERtwitter.com/alwaysmallville 
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EMAILalwaysmallville@gmail.com 
ITUNESitunes.apple.com/us/podcast/always-hold-on-to-smallville/id1080260981

Episode 74 - 4×08 Spell

Episode 74 - 4×08 Spell

February 14, 2019

This week Zach is joined by Cory Moore to discuss the the seventy fourth episode of Smallville, "Spell." We talk Cory's Smallville fandom and how he found the podcast, why he wanted to be part of the discussion about this infamously bad episode, the stones of power and Kryptonian artifacts on Earth pre-Krypton's destruction, the use of magic in the series (and in particular this season) and much more! Get caught under the spell of this week's Always Hold On To Smallville! 

EPISODE ROUNDUP
Zach's Grade: D
Cory's Grade: C+
IMDB Grade: 8.1
Superman Homepage Grade: 1/5 
Bechdel Test: PASS

SERIES TALLY BOARD
Amazing Technicolor Kryptonite: 6 
Amnesia Count: 25
Blue Shirt/Red Jacket: 15
Chloe's Unseen Connections: 18
Clark Loses His Powers: 6
Episode Title Said In Episode: 29
Hospital Visits: 51
In Media Res: 
Kent Truck Accidents: 9
KOs to Keep Clark's Secret: 23    
Lana Kills: 
Main Character Deaths: 3  
Mind Control Count: 13
Movie Plot As An Episode: 7
Possession Count:
Product Placement Pete: 6
Season 4 Showers: 5
Shut That Laptop: 9
Smallville High School Faculty Deaths: 4 
Smallville High School Student Deaths: 11 
Under The Influence: 27
Weddings: 2
"You Weren't Yourself": 13

Always Hold On To Smallville is brought you to by listeners like you. Special thanks to these Meteor Freaks on Patreon who's generous contributions help produce the podcast!

Tim Miller / @timjmills
John Curcio
Jazz Atmaja / @HeadBandBrother
Chris Fuchs
Atif Sheikh
Justin Maitner
Kevonte Chilous / @chill_us
Mollie Ficarella
Thomas Naven
Nathan MacKenzie / @maccamackenzie
Joe McIndoe / @joemcindoe92
Trevon Brady / @T_Brady94
Steve Rogers / @SteveJRogersJr
Eddie Bissell / @Kal_Ed11
Cameron Mynard
Nick Ryan Magdoza / @nickryan
Becca Ziefle / @becca_zee9
Adam Parker /  @Adam_E_Parker
Tom Gehrke / @tomgehrke
Eric Eells / @ericeells1

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TWITTERtwitter.com/alwaysmallville 
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EMAILalwaysmallville@gmail.com 
ITUNESitunes.apple.com/us/podcast/always-hold-on-to-smallville/id1080260981

Episode 73 - 4×07 Jinx

Episode 73 - 4×07 Jinx

January 30, 2019

This week Zach is joined by Jazz Atmaja to discuss the the seventy third episode of Smallville, "Jinx." We of course talk some Houston Rockets basketball off the top as we always do with Jazz, then move on to discussing Mr. Mxyzptlk and how Smallville's version of the character stacks up against other interpretations, missed opportunities with the Clark playing football plot line of the season, the continuing Lana /Jason drama and much more! Don't let the frequency of this week's Always Hold On To Smallville get jammed! 

EPISODE ROUNDUP
Zach's Grade: B-
Jazz's Grade:  C+
IMDB Grade: 8.3
Superman Homepage Grade: 1/5 
Bechdel Test: FAIL

SERIES TALLY BOARD
Amazing Technicolor Kryptonite: 6 
Amnesia Count: 22
Blue Shirt/Red Jacket: 15
Chloe's Unseen Connections: 18
Clark Loses His Powers: 5
Episode Title Said In Episode: 28
Hospital Visits: 51
In Media Res: 
Kent Truck Accidents: 9
KOs to Keep Clark's Secret: 22
Lana Kills: 
Main Character Deaths: 3 
Mind Control Count: 13
Movie Plot As An Episode: 7
Possession Count:
Product Placement Pete: 6
Season 4 Showers: 5
Shut That Laptop: 9
Smallville High School Faculty Deaths: 4 
Smallville High School Student Deaths: 11 
Under The Influence: 27
Weddings: 2
"You Weren't Yourself": 12

Always Hold On To Smallville is brought you to by listeners like you. Special thanks to these Meteor Freaks on Patreon who's generous contributions help produce the podcast!

Tim Miller / @timjmills
John Curcio
Jazz Atmaja / @HeadBandBrother
Chris Fuchs
Atif Sheikh
Justin Maitner
Kevonte Chilous / @chill_us
Mollie Ficarella
Thomas Naven
Nathan MacKenzie / @maccamackenzie
Joe McIndoe / @joemcindoe92
Trevon Brady / @T_Brady94
Steve Rogers / @SteveJRogersJr
Eddie Bissell / @Kal_Ed11
Cameron Mynard
Nick Ryan Magdoza / @nickryan
Becca Ziefle / @becca_zee9
Adam Parker /  @Adam_E_Parker
Tom Gehrke / @tomgehrke
Eric Eells / @ericeells1

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ITUNESitunes.apple.com/us/podcast/always-hold-on-to-smallville/id1080260981

Superman Special #11 - Elseworlds

Superman Special #11 - Elseworlds

January 23, 2019

It's our eleventh Superman Special! Zach is joined by Craig Byrne, webmaster of Kryptonsite and K-SiteTV, to discuss the Arrow, The Flash and Supergirl crossover "Elseworlds" featuring Superman! We talk Smallville connections, John Wesley Shipp, Batwoman and what we want to see in next year's Crisis On Infinite Earths!

Plus! The second half of this podcast is the"Elseworlds" post-game talk Zach and Lance Laster recorded for the Patreon the night of the crossover's conclusion, so if you haven't heard it...it's new to you!

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: kryptonsite.com
KSiteTV: ksitetv.com

This podcast contains SPOILERS. You've been warned!

Always Hold On To Smallville is brought you to by listeners like you. Special thanks to these Meteor Freaks on Patreon who's generous contributions help produce the podcast!

Tim Miller / @timjmills
John Curcio
Jazz Atmaja / @HeadBandBrother
Chris Fuchs
Atif Sheikh
Justin Maitner
Kevonte Chilous / @chill_us
Mollie Ficarella
Thomas Naven
Nathan MacKenzie / @maccamackenzie
Joe McIndoe / @joemcindoe92
Trevon Brady / @T_Brady94
Steve Rogers / @SteveJRogersJr
Eddie Bissell / @Kal_Ed11
Cameron Mynard
Nick Ryan Magdoza / @nickryan
Becca Ziefle / @becca_zee9
Adam Parker /  @Adam_E_Parker
Tom Gehrke / @tomgehrke
Eric Eells / @ericeells1

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ITUNESitunes.apple.com/us/podcast/always-hold-on-to-smallville/id1080260981

Episode 72 - 4×06 Transference

Episode 72 - 4×06 Transference

January 16, 2019

This week Zach is joined by Matt Truex from Lois & Clark'd: The New Podcasts of Superman to discuss the the seventy second episode of Smallville, "Transference." We talk Tom Welling's shining hour, Kryptonian stones of power theories, Lana and Jason's inappropriate relationship, Margot Kidder and much more! That ringing in your head is 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: loisandclarkdpodcast.com/ 

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

SERIES TALLY BOARD
Amazing Technicolor Kryptonite: 6 
Amnesia Count: 22
Blue Shirt/Red Jacket: 15
Chloe's Unseen Connections: 18
Clark Loses His Powers: 5
Episode Title Said In Episode: 28
Hospital Visits: 50
In Media Res: 
Kent Truck Accidents: 9
KOs to Keep Clark's Secret: 22
Lana Kills: 
Main Character Deaths: 3 
Mind Control Count: 13
Movie Plot As An Episode: 7
Possession Count:
Product Placement Pete: 5
Season 4 Showers: 5
Shut That Laptop: 9
Smallville High School Faculty Deaths: 4 
Smallville High School Student Deaths: 11 
Under The Influence: 27
Weddings: 2
"You Weren't Yourself": 12

Always Hold On To Smallville is brought you to by listeners like you. Special thanks to these Meteor Freaks on Patreon who's generous contributions help produce the podcast!

Tim Miller / @timjmills
John Curcio
Jazz Atmaja / @HeadBandBrother
Chris Fuchs
Atif Sheikh
Justin Maitner
Kevonte Chilous / @chill_us
Mollie Ficarella
Thomas Naven
Nathan MacKenzie / @maccamackenzie
Joe McIndoe / @joemcindoe92
Trevon Brady / @T_Brady94
Steve Rogers / @SteveJRogersJr
Eddie Bissell / @Kal_Ed11
Cameron Mynard
Nick Ryan Magdoza / @nickryan
Becca Ziefle / @becca_zee9
Adam Parker /  @Adam_E_Parker
Tom Gehrke / @tomgehrke
Eric Eells / @ericeells1

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TWITTERtwitter.com/alwaysmallville 
FACEBOOKfacebook.com/alwaysmallville 
EMAILalwaysmallville@gmail.com 
ITUNESitunes.apple.com/us/podcast/always-hold-on-to-smallville/id1080260981

Episode 71 - 4×05 Run

Episode 71 - 4×05 Run

January 10, 2019

This week Zach is joined by Jon Lee Brody from Gegghead to discuss the seventy first episode of Smallville, "Run." We talk The Flash being the first DC Comics superhero to guest star, which version of the character Bart is supposed to be, the state of Clark and Lex's friendship at this point in the series, and much more! Also some fun tales from the set from Smallville's Flash himself, Kyle Gallner, delivered via Jon! Try to keep up with the latest Always Hold On To Smallville!

Check out Jon's YouTube channel Gegghead: youtube.com/GEGGHEAD
Also, Jon's production company Iron Will Productions is now the official sponsor of Kryptonsite! Check out the news: ksitetv.com/site-news/please-welcome-iron-will-productions-ksitetvs-newest-sponsor/188804/

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

SERIES TALLY BOARD
Amazing Technicolor Kryptonite: 6 
Amnesia Count: 21
Blue Shirt/Red Jacket: 15
Chloe's Unseen Connections: 18
Clark Loses His Powers: 5
Episode Title Said In Episode: 27
Hospital Visits: 49
In Media Res: 
Kent Truck Accidents: 9
KOs to Keep Clark's Secret: 22
Lana Kills: 
Main Character Deaths: 3 
Mind Control Count: 13
Movie Plot As An Episode: 7
Product Placement Pete: 5
Season 4 Showers: 5
Shut That Laptop: 9
Smallville High School Faculty Deaths: 4 
Smallville High School Student Deaths: 11 
Under The Influence: 27
Weddings: 2
"You Weren't Yourself": 11

Always Hold On To Smallville is brought you to by listeners like you. Special thanks to these Meteor Freaks on Patreon who's generous contributions help produce the podcast!

Tim Miller / @timjmills
John Curcio
Jazz Atmaja / @HeadBandBrother
Chris Fuchs
Atif Sheikh
Justin Maitner
Kevonte Chilous / @chill_us
Mollie Ficarella
Thomas Naven
Nathan MacKenzie / @maccamackenzie
Joe McIndoe / @joemcindoe92
Trevon Brady / @T_Brady94
Steve Rogers / @SteveJRogersJr
Eddie Bissell / @Kal_Ed11
Cameron Mynard
Nick Ryan Magdoza / @nickryan
Becca Ziefle / @becca_zee9
Adam Parker /  @Adam_E_Parker
Tom Gehrke / @tomgehrke
Eric Eells / @ericeells1

PATREONpatreon.com/alwaysmallville
TWITTERtwitter.com/alwaysmallville 
FACEBOOKfacebook.com/alwaysmallville 
EMAILalwaysmallville@gmail.com 
ITUNESitunes.apple.com/us/podcast/always-hold-on-to-smallville/id1080260981

Episode 70 - 4×04 Devoted

Episode 70 - 4×04 Devoted

December 26, 2018

This week Zach is joined by Victoria Male from Your Biggest Fangirl to discuss the seventieth episode of Smallville, "Devoted." We talk season four being "thirsty," how Clark playing football might not be so bad after all, our very own "one shining moments" in high school and much more! Stay devoted to us and listen to the latest Always Hold On To Smallville!

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

*Note: Victoria had an unfortunate technical glitch with her recording so we had to use a back up recording for her mic during the second half of the podcast, hence the lower sound quality. It happens to the best of us, myself included, so just listen a little closer and enjoy! 

EPISODE ROUNDUP
Zach's Grade: C-
Victoria's Grade: C
IMDB Grade: 8.2
Superman Homepage Grade: 2/5 
Bechdel Test: FAIL

SERIES TALLY BOARD
Amazing Technicolor Kryptonite: 6 
Amnesia Count: 21
Blue Shirt/Red Jacket: 15
Chloe's Unseen Connections: 17
Clark Loses His Powers: 5
Episode Title Said In Episode: 26
Hospital Visits: 49
In Media Res:
Kent Truck Accidents: 9
KOs to Keep Clark's Secret: 21
Lana Kills:
Main Character Deaths: 3 
Mind Control Count: 13
Movie Plot As An Episode: 7
Product Placement Pete: 5
Season 4 Showers: 4
Shut That Laptop: 8
Smallville High School Faculty Deaths: 4 
Smallville High School Student Deaths: 11 
Under The Influence: 27
Weddings: 2
"You Weren't Yourself": 11

Always Hold On To Smallville is brought you to by listeners like you. Special thanks to these Meteor Freaks on Patreon who's generous contributions help produce the podcast!

Tim Miller / @timjmills
John Curcio
Jazz Atmaja / @HeadBandBrother
Chris Fuchs
Atif Sheikh
Justin Maitner
Kevonte Chilous / @chill_us
Mollie Ficarella
Thomas Naven
Nathan MacKenzie / @maccamackenzie
Joe McIndoe / @joemcindoe92
Trevon Brady / @T_Brady94
Steve Rogers / @SteveJRogersJr
Eddie Bissell / @Kal_Ed11
Cameron Mynard
Nick Ryan Magdoza / @nickryan
Becca Ziefle / @becca_zee9
Adam Parker /  @Adam_E_Parker
Tom Gehrke / @tomgehrke
Eric Eells / @ericeells1

PATREONpatreon.com/alwaysmallville
TWITTERtwitter.com/alwaysmallville 
FACEBOOKfacebook.com/alwaysmallville 
EMAILalwaysmallville@gmail.com 
ITUNESitunes.apple.com/us/podcast/always-hold-on-to-smallville/id1080260981

Batman Returns (1992) Commentary - PATREON SPECIAL

Batman Returns (1992) Commentary - PATREON SPECIAL

December 24, 2018

Merry Christmas! To give all our listeners a taste of our Patreon content, we're releasing our second commentary track on the main podcast feed! Zach and Lance Laster watch Batman Returns (1992)! Sync up the movie and watch along, or just listen audio only...we did our best to make it work either way. Come what may, Merry Christmas. Goodwill toward men. And women.

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

Episode 69 - 4×03 Facade

Episode 69 - 4×03 Facade

December 19, 2018

This week Zach is joined by Nancy Petru to discuss the sixty ninth episode of Smallville, "Facade." We talk Clark playing football (again), Lois Lane: High Schooler, the student/teacher relations at Smallville High School, and the tonal shift of season four from the rest of the series. Don't wait three years to listen to this week's Always Hold On To Smallville!

EPISODE ROUNDUP 
Zach's Grade: D-
Nancy's Grade: D
IMDB Grade: 8.1
Superman Homepage Grade: 4/5 
Bechdel Test: PASS

SERIES TALLY BOARD 
Amazing Technicolor Kryptonite: 6 
Amnesia Count: 21
Blue Shirt/Red Jacket: 15
Chloe's Unseen Connections: 17
Clark Loses His Powers: 4
Episode Title Said In Episode: 25
Hospital Visits: 49
In Media Res:
Kent Truck Accidents: 9
KOs to Keep Clark's Secret: 21
Lana Kills:
Main Character Deaths: 3 
Mind Control Count: 13
Movie Plot As An Episode: 7
Product Placement Pete: 5
Shut That Laptop: 8
Smallville High School Faculty Deaths: 4 
Smallville High School Student Deaths: 11 
Under The Influence: 24
Weddings: 2

Always Hold On To Smallville is brought you to by listeners like you. Special thanks to these Meteor Freaks on Patreon who's generous contributions help produce the podcast!

Jordan Valdes / @SmallvilleFanJV
Tim Miller / @timjmills
Jazz Atmaja / @HeadBandBrother
Chris Fuchs
Thomas Naven
Nathan MacKenzie / @maccamackenzie
Joe McIndoe / @joemcindoe92
Trevon Brady / @T_Brady94
Steve Rogers / @SteveJRogersJr 
Cameron Mynard
Eddie Bissell / @Kal_Ed11
Kevonte Chilous / @chill_us
Nick Ryan Magdoza / @nickryan
Becca Ziefle / @becca_zee9
Adam Parker /  @Adam_E_Parker
Tom Gehrke / @tomgehrke

Episode 68 - 4×02 Gone

Episode 68 - 4×02 Gone

December 12, 2018

This week Zach is joined by Craig Byrne, webmaster of Kryptonsite and K-SiteTV and author of several companion books on the series, to discuss the sixty eighth episode of Smallville, "Gone." We talk the the state of Smallville going into season four, Lois Lane and why she works in her initial two episodes but not necessarily after that this season, Dr. Swann's intended role in this episode and much more! Also, Craig reads excerpts from "Gone"'s original script which not only feature Dr. Swann but other short moments and lines that would have help this story a great deal. Whether you're digging up a grave or chilling out in your safe house, this week's Always Hold On To Smallville is easy listening!

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: B-
Craigs's Grade: B
IMDB Grade: 8.7
Superman Homepage Grade: 2/5 
Bechdel Test: PASS

SERIES TALLY BOARD 
Amazing Technicolor Kryptonite: 6 
Amnesia Count: 21
Blue Shirt/Red Jacket: 15
Chloe's Unseen Connections: 17
Clark Loses His Powers: 4
Episode Title Said In Episode: 24
Hospital Visits: 48
In Media Res:
Kent Truck Accidents: 9
KOs to Keep Clark's Secret: 21
Lana Kills:
Main Character Deaths: 3 
Mind Control Count: 13
Movie Plot As An Episode: 7
Product Placement Pete: 5
Shut That Laptop: 8
Smallville High School Faculty Deaths: 4 
Smallville High School Student Deaths: 11 
Under The Influence: 24
Weddings: 2

Always Hold On To Smallville is brought you to by listeners like you. Special thanks to these Meteor Freaks on Patreon who's generous contributions help produce the podcast!

Jordan Valdes / @SmallvilleFanJV
Tim Miller / @timjmills
Jazz Atmaja / @HeadBandBrother
Chris Fuchs
Thomas Naven
Nathan MacKenzie / @maccamackenzie
Joe McIndoe / @joemcindoe92
Trevon Brady / @T_Brady94
Steve Rogers / @SteveJRogersJr 
Cameron Mynard
Eddie Bissell / @Kal_Ed11
Kevonte Chilous / @chill_us
Nick Ryan Magdoza / @nickryan
Becca Ziefle / @becca_zee9
Adam Parker /  @Adam_E_Parker
Tom Gehrke / @tomgehrke

Batman (1989) Commentary - PATREON SPECIAL

Batman (1989) Commentary - PATREON SPECIAL

December 8, 2018

To give all our listeners a taste of our Patreon content, we're releasing our first commentary track on the main podcast feed! Zach and Lance Laster watch Batman (1989)! Sync up the movie and watch along, or just listen audio only...we did our best to make it work either way. B89 "always puts a smile on my face" and I hope this commentary does the same to you!

And if you're good, we might also post our Batman Returns (1992) commentary on the main podcast feed as a Christmas gift...

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

Episode 67 - 4×01 Crusade

Episode 67 - 4×01 Crusade

December 5, 2018

This week Zach is joined by Daniel Proulx from The Nerd Party to discuss the sixty seventh episode of Smallville, "Crusade." We talk the introduction of Erica Durance's Lois Lane into the series, an Allison Mack-less opening credits now lost to time, Margot Kidder's special guest appearance and much more! Don't wait for the sign to listen to this week's 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's Grade: B
IMDB Grade: 9.1
Superman Homepage Grade: 5/5 
Bechdel Test: PASS

SERIES TALLY BOARD 
Amazing Technicolor Kryptonite: 6 
Amnesia Count: 21
Blue Shirt/Red Jacket: 15
Chloe's Unseen Connections: 17
Clark Loses His Powers: 4
Episode Title Said In Episode: 24
Hospital Visits: 47
In Media Res:
Kent Truck Accidents: 9
KOs to Keep Clark's Secret: 21
Lana Kills:
Main Character Deaths: 3 
Mind Control Count: 13
Movie Plot As An Episode: 7
Product Placement Pete: 5
Shut That Laptop: 8
Smallville High School Faculty Deaths: 4 
Smallville High School Student Deaths: 11 
Under The Influence: 24
Weddings: 2

Always Hold On To Smallville is brought you to by listeners like you. Special thanks to these Meteor Freaks on Patreon who's generous contributions help produce the podcast!

Jordan Valdes / @SmallvilleFanJV
Tim Miller / @timjmills
Jazz Atmaja / @HeadBandBrother
Chris Fuchs
Thomas Naven
Joe McIndoe / @joemcindoe92
Trevon Brady / @T_Brady94
Steve Rogers / @SteveJRogersJr 
Cameron Mynard
Kevonte Chilous / @chill_us
Nick Ryan Magdoza / @nickryan
Becca Ziefle / @becca_zee9
Adam Parker /  @Adam_E_Parker
Tom Gehrke / @tomgehrke

Smallville Special #2 - The Chloe Chronicles Volume II

Smallville Special #2 - The Chloe Chronicles Volume II

November 28, 2018

We're back with another Smallville Special! Next up, The Chloe Chronicles Volume II! Zach is joined by Lance Laster to discuss these webisodes set during the third season. We talk the role of cross-platform media, Pete Ross' screen time, "returning" freaks of the week, and how the best part of Volume II wasn't really part of it at all! 

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

Mailbag #3

Mailbag #3

November 21, 2018

This week Zach is joined by Nick Ryan Magdoza 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!


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

Episode 66 - 3×22 Covenant

Episode 66 - 3×22 Covenant

November 14, 2018

This week Zach is joined by Craig Byrne, webmaster of Kryptonsite and K-SiteTV and author of several companion books on the series, to discuss the sixty sixth episode of Smallville, "Covenant." We talk the first of Smallville's two Supergirls, the logistics of the twist of her true identity, Craig's Smallville Official Companions, and take a moment to recognize an important event in Smallville history that took place on the same day we recorded this podcast. Listen to this week's Always Hold On To Smallville, or we'll send a faux Supergirl after you!

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: 4.5/5 
Bechdel Test: FAIL

SERIES TALLY BOARD 
Amazing Technicolor Kryptonite: 5 
Amnesia Count: 20
Blue Shirt/Red Jacket: 15
Chloe's Unseen Connections: 17
Clark Loses His Powers: 4
Episode Title Said In Episode: 23
Hospital Visits: 45
In Media Res: 1 
Kent Truck Accidents: 9
KOs to Keep Clark's Secret: 21
Lana Kills: 1 
Main Character Deaths: 3 
Mind Control Count: 13
Movie Plot As An Episode: 7
Product Placement Pete: 5
Shut That Laptop: 8
Smallville High School Faculty Deaths: 4 
Smallville High School Student Deaths: 12 
Under The Influence: 23
Weddings: 2
*NO TALLY BOARD ENTRY EPISODES: 1
 
Episode 65 - 3×21 Forsaken

Episode 65 - 3×21 Forsaken

November 7, 2018

This week Zach is joined by Lance Laster to discuss the the sixty fifth episode of Smallville, "Forsaken." We talk deleted and repurposed scenes, Pete's exit from the series, the writers potentially getting confused about Lana's necklace, and what a narrative mess this episode is. And stay tuned till the end for a SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT about the future of the podcast! Don't forsake this week's Always Hold On To Smallville!

EPISODE ROUNDUP 
Zach's Grade: C+
Lance's Grade: C+
IMDB Grade: 8.3
Superman Homepage Grade: 1/5 
Bechdel Test: PASS

SERIES TALLY BOARD 
Amazing Technicolor Kryptonite: 5 
Amnesia Count: 19
Blue Shirt/Red Jacket: 14
Chloe's Unseen Connections: 16
Clark Loses His Powers: 4
Episode Title Said In Episode: 22
Hospital Visits: 45
In Media Res: 1 
Kent Truck Accidents: 9
KOs to Keep Clark's Secret: 21
Lana Kills: 1 
Main Character Deaths: 3 
Mind Control Count: 13
Movie Plot As An Episode: 7
Product Placement Pete: 5
Shut That Laptop: 8
Smallville High School Faculty Deaths: 4 
Smallville High School Student Deaths: 11 
Under The Influence: 22
Weddings: 2
*NO TALLY BOARD ENTRY EPISODES: 1
 
Episode 64 - 3×20 Talisman

Episode 64 - 3×20 Talisman

October 24, 2018

This week Zach is joined by Lance Laster to discuss the the sixty fourth episode of Smallville, "Talisman." We talk Ken Biller's Smallville resume, Clark's deleted surprise party, the coming storm of Lexana, and of course Naman and Segeeth. We also rank all the Spider-Man movies, including Venom! Don't misinterpret this week's Always Hold On To Smallville!

EPISODE ROUNDUP 
Zach's Grade: C
Lance's Grade: C
IMDB Grade: 8.2
Superman Homepage Grade: 2.5/5 
Bechdel Test: PASS

SERIES TALLY BOARD 
Amazing Technicolor Kryptonite: 5 
Amnesia Count: 19
Blue Shirt/Red Jacket: 14
Chloe's Unseen Connections: 16
Clark Loses His Powers: 4
Episode Title Said In Episode: 22
Hospital Visits: 45
In Media Res: 1 
Kent Truck Accidents: 9
KOs to Keep Clark's Secret: 20
Lana Kills: 1 
Main Character Deaths: 3 
Mind Control Count: 13
Movie Plot As An Episode: 7
Product Placement Pete: 5
Shut That Laptop: 8
Smallville High School Faculty Deaths: 4 
Smallville High School Student Deaths: 11 
Under The Influence: 22
Weddings: 2
*NO TALLY BOARD ENTRY EPISODES: 1
 
Episode 63 - 3×19 Memoria

Episode 63 - 3×19 Memoria

October 12, 2018

This week Zach is joined by Matt Latham to discuss the the sixty third episode of Smallville, "Memoria." We talk this episode's deleted subplot, the influences of the mothers of Smallville, red trunks vs. no red trunks on Superman, Clark's earliest memory and the overall brilliance of one of the series' finest hours. Don't repress your memory of this week's Always Hold On To Smallville!

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

SERIES TALLY BOARD 
Amazing Technicolor Kryptonite: 5 
Amnesia Count: 19
Blue Shirt/Red Jacket: 14
Chloe's Unseen Connections: 14
Clark Loses His Powers: 4
Episode Title Said In Episode: 22
Hospital Visits: 44
In Media Res: 1 
Kent Truck Accidents: 9
KOs to Keep Clark's Secret: 19
Lana Kills: 1 
Main Character Deaths: 3 
Mind Control Count: 13
Movie Plot As An Episode: 7
Product Placement Pete: 5
Shut That Laptop: 8
Smallville High School Faculty Deaths: 4 
Smallville High School Student Deaths: 11 
Under The Influence: 22
Weddings: 2
*NO TALLY BOARD ENTRY EPISODES: 1
 
Episode 62 - 3×18 Truth

Episode 62 - 3×18 Truth

October 3, 2018

This week Zach is joined by SYFY Wire's Tricia Ennis to discuss the sixty second episode of Smallville, "Truth." We talk Tricia's Smallville fandom, the distance between Smallville and Metropolis, Pete's big non-Clark secret, and much more! No lies are told in this week's Always Hold On To Smallville!

Tricia is a columnist for SYFY Wire, check out her articles here: https://www.syfy.com/author/tricia-ennis

EPISODE ROUNDUP 
Zach's Grade: B
Tricia's Grade: B-
IMDB Grade: 8.7
Superman Homepage Grade: 4/5 
Bechdel Test: PASS

SERIES TALLY BOARD 
Amazing Technicolor Kryptonite: 5 
Amnesia Count: 19
Blue Shirt/Red Jacket: 14
Chloe's Unseen Connections: 14
Clark Loses His Powers: 4
Episode Title Said In Episode: 22
Hospital Visits: 44
In Media Res: 1 
Kent Truck Accidents: 9
KOs to Keep Clark's Secret: 19
Lana Kills: 1 
Main Character Deaths: 3 
Mind Control Count: 13
Movie Plot As An Episode: 7
Product Placement Pete: 5
Shut That Laptop: 8
Smallville High School Faculty Deaths: 4 
Smallville High School Student Deaths: 11 
Under The Influence: 22
Weddings: 2
 
Episode 61 - 3×17 Legacy

Episode 61 - 3×17 Legacy

September 21, 2018

This week it's a special two segment, two guest podcast! Zach is first joined by Lance Laster to discuss our time at the Fandemic Tour Houston convention featuring a Smallville reunion of Tom Welling, Michael Rosenbaum, John Schnieder and Lois & Clark's Dean Cain!

Then Zach is joined by Craig Byrne, webmaster of Kryptonsite and K-SiteTV and author of several companion books on the series, to discuss the sixty first episode of Smallville, "Legacy." We talk the return of Christopher Reeve to the series, what might have been with Dr. Swann, Jeph Loeb's contributions to the series, and much more! The legacy of Superman is strong in the latest 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: B-
IMDB Grade: 8.4
Superman Homepage Grade: 3/5 
Bechdel Test: FAIL

SERIES TALLY BOARD 
Amazing Technicolor Kryptonite: 5 
Amnesia Count: 19
Blue Shirt/Red Jacket: 13
Chloe's Unseen Connections: 14
Clark Loses His Powers: 4
Episode Title Said In Episode: 21
Hospital Visits: 43
In Media Res: 1 
Kent Truck Accidents: 9
KOs to Keep Clark's Secret: 17
Lana Kills: 1 
Main Character Deaths: 3 
Mind Control Count: 13
Movie Plot As An Episode: 7
Product Placement Pete: 5
Shut That Laptop: 8
Smallville High School Faculty Deaths: 4 
Smallville High School Student Deaths: 11 
Under The Influence: 21
Weddings: 2
 
Superman Special #10 - Supergirl (The Movie)

Superman Special #10 - Supergirl (The Movie)

September 5, 2018

It's our tenth Superman Special! Zach is joined by SYFY Wire's Tricia Ennis to discuss 1984’s Supergirl! The Warner Archive, who brought us the Extended TV Cut of Superman: The Movie to Blu-ray last year, have now released The International Cut of Supergirl in HD for the first time. Before she was Eliza Danvers on the CW's Supergirl or Lara on Smallville, Helen Slater starred in her own film as the Girl of Steel herself! 

We discuss Tricia's Superman fandom, the absence of Superman from his cousin's big screen debut (aside from as a poster), how female superheroes have been approached and presented in Hollywood vs. their male counterparts, if Seaquest DSV ripped off the music of Supergirl, and much more!

This podcast contains SPOILERS. You've been warned! 

Tricia is a columnist for SYFY Wire, check out her articles here: https://www.syfy.com/author/tricia-ennis

ROUNDUP 

Zach's Grade: D+ 
Tricia's Grade: C

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

Episode 60 - 3×16 Crisis

Episode 60 - 3×16 Crisis

August 29, 2018

This week Zach is joined by KSiteTV's Ian Gildersleeve to discuss the sixtieth episode of Smallville, "Crisis." We talk the end of Adam Knight, time travel (with some Star Trek comparisons thrown in), if this is the show's lamest use of Kryptonite yet, and much more! Stay tuned to this week's Always Hold On To Smallville and you never know, you might hear next week's Always Hold On To Smallville!

EPISODE ROUNDUP 
Zach's Grade: B-
Ian's Grade: B-
IMDB Grade: 8.4
Superman Homepage Grade: 3/5 
Bechdel Test: FAIL

SERIES TALLY BOARD 
Amazing Technicolor Kryptonite: 5 
Amnesia Count: 19
Blue Shirt/Red Jacket: 13
Chloe's Unseen Connections: 14
Clark Loses His Powers: 4
Episode Title Said In Episode: 21
Hospital Visits: 43
In Media Res: 1 
Kent Truck Accidents: 9
KOs to Keep Clark's Secret: 17
Lana Kills: 1 
Main Character Deaths: 3 
Mind Control Count: 13
Movie Plot As An Episode: 7
Product Placement Pete: 5
Shut That Laptop: 8
Smallville High School Faculty Deaths: 4 
Smallville High School Student Deaths: 11 
Under The Influence: 20
Weddings: 2
 
Episode 59 - 3×15 Resurrection

Episode 59 - 3×15 Resurrection

August 8, 2018

This week Zach is joined by Billy Pollihan to discuss the fifty ninth episode of Smallville, "Resurrection." We talk repeat actors in different roles, Smallville Medical Center staff names, a suprise appearance by one of The Lone Gunmen and much more! Despite Always Hold On To Smallville's many hiatues, rest assured we have plenty of vials of serum on hand to keep bringing us back!

*Note: Apologies for the poor audio quality of this episode. I had a mic issue on my end and had to use a back up recording, which sounds like I'm podcasting from a public bathroom stall.

EPISODE ROUNDUP 
Zach's Grade: B-
Billy's Grade: C+
IMDB Grade: 8.0
Superman Homepage Grade: 4/5 
Bechdel Test: FAIL

SERIES TALLY BOARD 
Amazing Technicolor Kryptonite: 5 
Amnesia Count: 19
Blue Shirt/Red Jacket: 12
Chloe's Unseen Connections: 13
Clark Loses His Powers: 4
Episode Title Said In Episode: 20
Hospital Visits: 43
In Media Res: 1 
Kent Truck Accidents: 9
KOs to Keep Clark's Secret: 17
Lana Kills: 1 
Main Character Deaths: 2 
Mind Control Count: 13
Movie Plot As An Episode: 6
Product Placement Pete: 5
Shut That Laptop: 8
Smallville High School Faculty Deaths: 4 
Smallville High School Student Deaths: 11 
Under The Influence: 20
Weddings: 2
 
Episode 58 - 3×14 Obsession

Episode 58 - 3×14 Obsession

August 1, 2018

This week Zach is joined by Lance Laster to discuss the fifty eighth episode of Smallville, "Obsession." We talk all things Sara Carter, Smallville High School field trips, and much more...including what movie premiered the same week as this episode that featured an epic cameo from a Smallville star. Also brace yourself for a lot of singing in this epsiode too. Get obsessed with the latest Always Hold On To Smallville!

EPISODE ROUNDUP 
Zach's Grade: A
Lance's Grade: A
IMDB Grade: 8.7
Superman Homepage Grade: 3.5/5 
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: 41
In Media Res: 1 
Kent Truck Accidents: 9
KOs to Keep Clark's Secret: 17
Lana Kills: 1 
Main Character Deaths: 2 
Mind Control Count: 13
Movie Plot As An Episode: 5
Product Placement Pete: 5
Shut That Laptop: 8
Smallville High School Faculty Deaths: 4 
Smallville High School Student Deaths: 10 
Under The Influence: 20
Weddings: 2
 
Episode 57 - 3×13 Velocity

Episode 57 - 3×13 Velocity

July 25, 2018

This week Zach is joined by actress Rose Liston from The Magicians to discuss the fifty seventh episode of Smallville, "Velocity." We talk Rose's Smallville fandom, photography apparently being one of Pete's skill sets, and what could have been a very interesting episode with a complicated moral dilemma that gets dumbed down by the forced The Fast and The Furious angle. Slow down and take a minute (well, technically an hour) to listen to the latest Always Hold On To Smallville!

Check out Rose as young Jane Chatwin on The Magicianshttp://www.syfy.com/themagicians

EPISODE ROUNDUP 
Zach's Grade: C+
Rose's Grade: B-
IMDB Grade: 7.8
Superman Homepage Grade: 1/5 
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: 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: 4
Product Placement Pete: 5
Shut That Laptop: 8
Smallville High School Faculty Deaths: 4 
Smallville High School Student Deaths: 10 
Under The Influence: 20
Weddings: 2
 
Superman Special #9 - Krypton (Season 1)

Superman Special #9 - Krypton (Season 1)

July 18, 2018

It's our ninth Superman Special! Krypton, the SyFy original series about Superman's home planet before he was born wrapped it's first season earlier this year. Zach is joined by Matt Truex to discuss how the show quickly won them over, its interpretations of classic Superman villains, expectations for future seasons, and much more. Also, we talk the new DC Comics streaming service DC Universe for about the first third of the podcast as well as a few other random topics that come up but we promise it's a fun conversation regarless of us burying the lead.

This podcast contains SPOILERS. You've been warned! 

This is a crossover with Matt's podcast Lois & Clark'd, so if you enjoyed this discussion so much you that you want to listen to it one more time, check it out again over there: https://www.facebook.com/loisandclarkd/

ROUNDUP 

Zach's Grade: A 
Matt'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

Episode 56 - 3×12 Hereafter

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
 
Episode 55 - 3×11 Delete

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
 
Episode 54 - 3×10 Whisper

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
 
Episode 53 - 3×09 Asylum

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
 
Episode 52 - 3×08 Shattered

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

Episode 51 - 3×07 Magnetic

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
 
Episode 50 - 3×06 Relic

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
 

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

Episode 49 - 3×05 Perry

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

Superman Special #8 - Krypton (Pliot)

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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Episode 48 - 3×04 Slumber

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
 

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

Episode 47 - 3×03 Extinction

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
 

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

Episode 46 - 3×02 Phoenix

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
 

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