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That Title Is "Lois," Then "Clark"

by Omar G November 7, 2005
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman: Pilot

City street backlot. Clark takes a peek around before taking off his glasses and ducking down an elevator. He jogs down the alley, raises a fist, and floats about a foot off the ground before a homeless man notices him and asks, "Buddy, you got a buck?" Clark, still floating mid-air, digs in his pockets and casually opens his wallet as he air-steps toward the guy. The bum chuckles and says that Clark must be some kind of angel. The floaty kind. Clark flies up to the sky, looking like some sort of air-eel, and takes off. The homeless man, holding a fiver, says, "Some kind of angel!" again.

Cheesy percussive music plays as Clark flies through the city. He holds out both fists in front of him, and it looks pretty dorky that he's wearing a business suit whilst flying. Bad duplication effect as Clark zips slowly out of frame.

Wow, they really hadn't perfected CGI or green screens back then, huh? What looks like a cardboard cut-out of Clark lands on a patch of land in front of a barn and tractor. Clark doesn't look like he's in this scene at all. He goes to a farmhouse and walks right in.

Dinnertime. Clark is praising MamaKent for dinner as he sips from a cute Dutch cup. "More than I get these days," Pa Kent grumbles. He complains that Clark's mom is now an "artiste." MamaKent, balancing dishes, shows Clark an enormous metal sculpture in the dining area that looks like a spire with Swiss cheese holes in it. "I call it 'Too Much, Too Soon, Tortured Heart, Waning Moon.'" Dude, MamaKent is adorable. I want her to come make me breakfast. She asks Clark if it's too cerebral. Clark hesitates on an adjective before settling on "imaginative." As the folks clear the table, MamaKent asks about Clark's date to the Lex Luthor ball. If this were Smallville, it would be Lex Luthor's balls that Clark would be invited to, but that's for another recap on another day. Clark starts describing Lois as "complicated, domineering, uncompromising, pigheaded...brilliant." MamaKent makes about four faces in two seconds to indicate that she understands it's not just "business" as Clark claims. Clark thanks her for sewing up his jacket; an electrical storm over Cleveland tore it up, apparently. Hugs.

Outside, Pa Kent and Clark stare up at the sky. They talk about Metropolis and the "rat race," as Pa calls it. Pa says he couldn't live out there. Clark expresses his excitement about the hustle and bustle of the city. "Impatient, like you," Pa calls Metropolis. Pa's glad Clark is finally happy somewhere. Clark gushes about the newspaper and the city. Clark is frustrated that even though he's gotten what he wants, he still doesn't fit in. Clark kicks a rock and it sails away in a comically cartoonish way, and then kills a man in Luxembourg. Clark whines that he has to hold back all the time and not use his powers. He wants a normal life like his parents have. With less chicken feed. Clark wants to meet someone and have a family. Well, if Cat's reproductive system wasn't awash in vodka and VD, you might have a shot with her. Pa grimly says that they don't even know if Clark's wish is possible. Guess he didn't knock anybody up in high school. He says that nobody can find out about Clark's secret. Clark says he can't hide forever. He wishes there were a way he could be Clark Kent but still do some good with his powers. Clark sighs and goes to hug his old man. "You'll find a way, boy," Pa tells him. Something tells Pa that the way will involve tights.

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That Title Is "Lois," Then "Clark"

by Omar G November 7, 2005
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman: Pilot

City street backlot. Clark takes a peek around before taking off his glasses and ducking down an elevator. He jogs down the alley, raises a fist, and floats about a foot off the ground before a homeless man notices him and asks, "Buddy, you got a buck?" Clark, still floating mid-air, digs in his pockets and casually opens his wallet as he air-steps toward the guy. The bum chuckles and says that Clark must be some kind of angel. The floaty kind. Clark flies up to the sky, looking like some sort of air-eel, and takes off. The homeless man, holding a fiver, says, "Some kind of angel!" again.

Cheesy percussive music plays as Clark flies through the city. He holds out both fists in front of him, and it looks pretty dorky that he's wearing a business suit whilst flying. Bad duplication effect as Clark zips slowly out of frame.

Wow, they really hadn't perfected CGI or green screens back then, huh? What looks like a cardboard cut-out of Clark lands on a patch of land in front of a barn and tractor. Clark doesn't look like he's in this scene at all. He goes to a farmhouse and walks right in.

Dinnertime. Clark is praising MamaKent for dinner as he sips from a cute Dutch cup. "More than I get these days," Pa Kent grumbles. He complains that Clark's mom is now an "artiste." MamaKent, balancing dishes, shows Clark an enormous metal sculpture in the dining area that looks like a spire with Swiss cheese holes in it. "I call it 'Too Much, Too Soon, Tortured Heart, Waning Moon.'" Dude, MamaKent is adorable. I want her to come make me breakfast. She asks Clark if it's too cerebral. Clark hesitates on an adjective before settling on "imaginative." As the folks clear the table, MamaKent asks about Clark's date to the Lex Luthor ball. If this were Smallville, it would be Lex Luthor's balls that Clark would be invited to, but that's for another recap on another day. Clark starts describing Lois as "complicated, domineering, uncompromising, pigheaded...brilliant." MamaKent makes about four faces in two seconds to indicate that she understands it's not just "business" as Clark claims. Clark thanks her for sewing up his jacket; an electrical storm over Cleveland tore it up, apparently. Hugs.

Outside, Pa Kent and Clark stare up at the sky. They talk about Metropolis and the "rat race," as Pa calls it. Pa says he couldn't live out there. Clark expresses his excitement about the hustle and bustle of the city. "Impatient, like you," Pa calls Metropolis. Pa's glad Clark is finally happy somewhere. Clark gushes about the newspaper and the city. Clark is frustrated that even though he's gotten what he wants, he still doesn't fit in. Clark kicks a rock and it sails away in a comically cartoonish way, and then kills a man in Luxembourg. Clark whines that he has to hold back all the time and not use his powers. He wants a normal life like his parents have. With less chicken feed. Clark wants to meet someone and have a family. Well, if Cat's reproductive system wasn't awash in vodka and VD, you might have a shot with her. Pa grimly says that they don't even know if Clark's wish is possible. Guess he didn't knock anybody up in high school. He says that nobody can find out about Clark's secret. Clark says he can't hide forever. He wishes there were a way he could be Clark Kent but still do some good with his powers. Clark sighs and goes to hug his old man. "You'll find a way, boy," Pa tells him. Something tells Pa that the way will involve tights.

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