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That Title Is "Lois," Then "Clark"

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

Lois and Clark are in the newsroom. They're going through stacks of papers and are sitting cattycorner to each other. Lois is already frustrated, and says that nothing in the papers match and that they're never going to get through all this information. Oh, and she's starving, by the way. ["Still is, from the looks of things." -- Wing Chun] She could go for some Chinese take-out. Clark, wearing a denim shirt with the sleeves rolled up, says he knows a place, and that he'll be right back. He offers to bring an assortment of stuff. We zoom in, for no apparent reason, on a stack of Post-Its and folded papers that we can't really read.

Cut to -- a world map! It's fairly three-dimensional: a globe where we see a big dot next to "Metropolis" on the map somewhere around New York and Boston. An animated comet-shaped streak goes from there, west across the U.S., past the Pacific, and into Shanghai. Very cute with the adventure music.

We cut immediately back to the stack of papers. Clark sets down a big bamboo box of food, one of several tied together with string. "That was quick!" Lois says. Man, I don't even know what's in there and I'm salivating. Why are you so tasty, Chinese food? Why are you so far away? Lois takes a bite of a dumpling and exclaims, "This is out of this world!" Indeed. Clark says he took a shortcut.

Later. The food's all eaten. Lois pulls out a fortune cookie, but is disappointed when she sees that the fortune is in Chinese. Do they really give those out in Shanghai? ["According to my sister's boyfriend, no: 'Fortune cookies are for white people.'" -- Wing Chun] "Oh, don't tell me you --" Lois begins when Clark takes the slip of paper to read: "A good horse is like a member of the family." Lois hates that it's not a real fortune. Clark laughs. Lois smiles at him and says he's "a strange one." Just one? Lois thinks she has him figured out. It's very hard to tell who's prettier in this scene. Lois, cockily, advises Clark the farmboy not to fall for her: "I don't have time for it." She suggests that they go find Platt to help them decipher all these pages. Couldn't they have just done that in the first place?

Clark and Lois arrive by cab at night to Platt's dingy place. As they enter, we can see some light flickering. Clark tries to get ahead of Lois to keep her from seeing something bad. She brushes him aside and says she's seen "war, crime, famine." But have you ever seen...MAGIC? Someone -- Platt, we think -- sits in a chair facing the other way, with a flickering light bulb on a lamp in front of him. Oh, David Lynch was here. There's electricity coursing outside of cables around his feet. His feet are in a canister of water. This won't end well. We slowly circle with Lois and Clark around the chair. Yeah, he's dead. He's even got electricity beams coursing through his hair. That's pretty dead. Lois turns away and leans on Clark. This is worse than famine, huh?

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That Title Is "Lois," Then "Clark"

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

Lois and Clark are in the newsroom. They're going through stacks of papers and are sitting cattycorner to each other. Lois is already frustrated, and says that nothing in the papers match and that they're never going to get through all this information. Oh, and she's starving, by the way. ["Still is, from the looks of things." -- Wing Chun] She could go for some Chinese take-out. Clark, wearing a denim shirt with the sleeves rolled up, says he knows a place, and that he'll be right back. He offers to bring an assortment of stuff. We zoom in, for no apparent reason, on a stack of Post-Its and folded papers that we can't really read.

Cut to -- a world map! It's fairly three-dimensional: a globe where we see a big dot next to "Metropolis" on the map somewhere around New York and Boston. An animated comet-shaped streak goes from there, west across the U.S., past the Pacific, and into Shanghai. Very cute with the adventure music.

We cut immediately back to the stack of papers. Clark sets down a big bamboo box of food, one of several tied together with string. "That was quick!" Lois says. Man, I don't even know what's in there and I'm salivating. Why are you so tasty, Chinese food? Why are you so far away? Lois takes a bite of a dumpling and exclaims, "This is out of this world!" Indeed. Clark says he took a shortcut.

Later. The food's all eaten. Lois pulls out a fortune cookie, but is disappointed when she sees that the fortune is in Chinese. Do they really give those out in Shanghai? ["According to my sister's boyfriend, no: 'Fortune cookies are for white people.'" -- Wing Chun] "Oh, don't tell me you --" Lois begins when Clark takes the slip of paper to read: "A good horse is like a member of the family." Lois hates that it's not a real fortune. Clark laughs. Lois smiles at him and says he's "a strange one." Just one? Lois thinks she has him figured out. It's very hard to tell who's prettier in this scene. Lois, cockily, advises Clark the farmboy not to fall for her: "I don't have time for it." She suggests that they go find Platt to help them decipher all these pages. Couldn't they have just done that in the first place?

Clark and Lois arrive by cab at night to Platt's dingy place. As they enter, we can see some light flickering. Clark tries to get ahead of Lois to keep her from seeing something bad. She brushes him aside and says she's seen "war, crime, famine." But have you ever seen...MAGIC? Someone -- Platt, we think -- sits in a chair facing the other way, with a flickering light bulb on a lamp in front of him. Oh, David Lynch was here. There's electricity coursing outside of cables around his feet. His feet are in a canister of water. This won't end well. We slowly circle with Lois and Clark around the chair. Yeah, he's dead. He's even got electricity beams coursing through his hair. That's pretty dead. Lois turns away and leans on Clark. This is worse than famine, huh?

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