The Al Gough Interview
OG: Not so much in song.
AG: [Laughs.] Right. There was that Superman musical.
AG: We'll break into song in Season Eight. We have a few rules. No dwarfs, no doppelgângers until Season Eight. You really have to understand the characters to have them break into song. I love musical theater. I was really excited to see that Buffy episode. I thought it was very cool.
OG: There you go, jumping ahead again. I was going to ask about future seasons. What happens after four years of Smallville? I'm assuming those first four years will be the high-school years.
AG: Obviously. Then the kids go to college. I'm sort of speaking a little off the top of my head. Some kids might go to K-State or the University of Metropolis. That's the natural progression, anyway. The way we built the show, you have seen Metropolis -- some a little more closely than I was hoping -- from a window. [Laughs.] We had some problems with the scale and I didn't make it clear to the designers how far it's supposed to be. Metropolis is supposed to be three hours away.