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OG: Do you feel, though, that the huge fan community can ruin the experience of watching the show by putting out spoilers and filling in casual viewers on future storylines before they happen? JL: Nope. The internet and the fan base is very respectful to the show and to the other fans as well. If you want to know what's happening next week, you can find out, but the greater majority of folks like the experience as it unfolds. And we welcome that. OG: Lana has been a huge bone of contention among fans of the show. Some people love her, others wish she'd move to Grandville. I myself would be willing to purchase the ticket. Was she originally intended to be such a central character? Will she continue to be? JL: I love Lana and Kristen [sic] is amazing in the role. 'Nuff said. OG: Have you gotten any indication of what might happen to the show or how it may tie in with the long-delayed Superman movie that Warner Bros. has been trying to get off the ground? JL: Again, that's Al and Miles's territory. I think that both can peacefully co-exist. I find it curious that, given the success of Smallville, they don't involve Al and Miles more directly -- but hey, that's Hollywood. I wouldn't mind having a say on it as well, given my background both in writing the character in comics and on the show. It's a titanic franchise waiting to bust out and it will. Believe me, it will. OG: Have the producers and the writing staff, then, been thinking about the show past its five-year (plus?) run? Do you all have ideas on how the movie could transition from TV to film? JL: Actually, the writing staff spends most of its time figuring out where we want to have lunch. This stuff is a big-picture thing we leave to Al and Miles. OG: You wrote "Red" and "Insurgence," two of my favorite episodes of the second season. Looking back, what do you think sets the best episodes of Smallville apart? JL: Well, first off, thanks for the kind words about "my" episodes. I put "my" in quotes because I really feel that nothing is done on Smallville in a vacuum. We're a team, and Al and Miles are our coaches, who happen to also play better than anyone on the show. And they should -- it's their ball club. We all have fingers in each other's pies, and that's what makes a good show. The best episodes are the ones where we all joined together to bring the episode up, up and away! (Sorry, geek moment.)