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OG: Not so much in song. AG: [Laughs.] Right. There was that Superman musical. OG: We're just jumping ahead in my list of questions. I was going to ask about music. Buffy did a musical episode this season. Will we see Lex Luthor do a song-and-dance number anytime soon? 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. OG: Yeah, People on the forums caught that. AG: [Laughs.] Exactly. When they're on the windmill, it looks like Metropolis is just over yonder. OG: What's the relationship with DC Comics like? Do you have a Superman comics canon that you work from? How close will the series follow the comics? Will Pete marry Lana? AG: Neither Miles nor myself were huge comic book fans. We were fans of the movies. For us, we're sort of not going to follow comics continuity in that way. They look at us as sort of separate from the comics. They look at Smallville as a different line, like they do their comic lines. They've been great. [President and Editor-in-Chief] Jenette Kahn and everyone at DC has been supportive about the show. They're the people who know Superman the best. To get their blessing was great for us. We're glad they've been so enthusiastic. OG: There was an allusion to Lex being in the White House and some other comic-book touches. AG: If you notice, we mixed continuity in the White House, and with the glove he wears, because of the radioactive ring and the infected hand. We merged a couple of things. We sometimes borrow from the comics, sometimes we throw lines to the fans. But we're following our own continuity.