23 Facts About Smallville


Smallville is an American superhero television series developed by writer-producers Alfred Gough and Miles Millar, based on the DC Comics character Superman created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster.

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Smallville follows the coming-of-age adventures of teenage Clark Kent in his fictional hometown of Smallville, Kansas, before he formally becomes the Man of Steel.

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Smallville was primarily filmed in and around Vancouver, British Columbia, with local businesses and buildings substituting for Smallville locations.

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Smallville spawned a series of young adult novels, a DC Comics bimonthly comic-book, soundtracks and series-related merchandise.

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Smallville's Main Street is a combination of two locations in the town of Merritt and Cloverdale.

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Smallville then sent the music to the producers, who sent it back for recomposition if needed.

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Main Smallville theme was not composed by Snow, although he composed opening themes for other shows.

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Febre said that since he began composing for Smallville there was a shift to "thematic development" in the score, paralleling the characters' growth: "As Clark grew emotionally and intellectually more complex, I found a need to comment musically on his growth, and as he drew closer to his Superman persona, it became obvious that a 'Superman' theme would be required".

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Smallville premiered at 9:00 pm on Tuesday, October 16,2001 on the WB.

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Smallville set a WB record as its highest-rated series debut, with 8.

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Smallville appeared on the cover of Entertainment Weekly as one of five new shows to watch.

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Levin, acknowledging early concerns that Smallville had become a villain of the week series, said that season two would introduce "smaller mini-arcs over three to four episodes" and become less of a "serialized show".

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In 2008, Smallville again won an Outstanding Sound Editing for a Series Emmy for season seven's "Bizarro".

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In 2008, Smallville won Leos for Best Dramatic Series and Best Cinematography.

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Millar stated that Smallville "visually and aesthetically, was a celebration of Americana", with aspects such as Clark's red, white, and blue apparel.

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Smallville has generated other media and spin-offs, from young-adult novels and comic books to Internet-based mini-episodes with characters from the series.

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The series tied into the TV series, the Chloe Chronicles webisodes and Smallville-related webpages, with cast and crew interviews and information on the episodes' production.

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Season-three premiere, the Smallville producers teamed up with Verizon to enable its registered users to view plot updates, quizzes and games related to the show with Verizon product placement.

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In season seven Smallville again worked with Sprint, bringing its customers "mobisodes" titled Smallville Legends: Kara and the Chronicles of Krypton with Clark's cousin Kara.

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The crossover retroactively establishes the events of Smallville as taking place on Earth-167 and reveals that in the years since the finale, Clark has given up his powers and taken over the Kent farm, where he and Lois raise their two daughters.

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Since Smallville began airing, a variety of merchandise connected with the series has been produced.

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In December 2002 autographed Smallville merchandise was listed for auction on eBay, with the proceeds going to charity.

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Smallville described the episodes' plots, discussing the neglect of the Martha Kent character and the failure of the Adam Knight storyline.

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