Smallville (2001–2011)
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Baby Clark (Kal-El) arrives on Earth. Teen Clark starts high school, saves Lex's life after a car accident, and finds out about his past and birth parents.


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Jerry Siegel (character created by: Superman), Joe Shuster (character created by: Superman) | 4 more credits »

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Welling ... Clark Kent
Kristin Kreuk ... Lana Lang
Michael Rosenbaum ... Lex Luthor
Eric Johnson ... Whitney Fordman
Sam Jones III ... Pete Ross
Allison Mack ... Chloe Sullivan
Annette O'Toole ... Martha Kent
John Schneider ... Jonathan Kent
John Glover ... Lionel Luthor
Sarah-Jane Redmond ... Nell Potter (as Sarah Jane Redmond)
Adrian Glynn McMorran ... Jeremy Creek / The Electric Scarecrow (as Adrian McMorran)
Jade Unterman Jade Unterman ... Young Lana Lang
Malkolm Alburquenque Malkolm Alburquenque ... Young Clark Kent
Matthew Munn Matthew Munn ... Young Lex Luthor
Dee Jay Jackson ... Bill Ross


Clark Kent is no ordinary kid and he knows it. All he has ever wanted was to be normal. He can't go near the girl he has had a crush on for years. Then one day Lex Luthor hits something in the road and hits Clark. Clark saves him and soon finds out that he isn't just superhuman, he finds out he is actually an alien. Then things really get weird. This kid finally wakes up from a coma but has a grudge on all former football players. Then he decides to get revenge and stop it from happening again by killing the football players now. Can Clark save the football players? Written by Black Wolf

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Official Sites:

The WB [United States]





Release Date:

16 October 2001 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


In the scène where Clark is seen reading an article on his computer, the piece shown is about 'the fastest man alive'. Though there is not a name it is a hint to the Flash. See more »


The Porsche that strikes Clark has no sign of impact when it goes over the side of the bridge. Clark is meant to be a "Man of Steel" and definitely would have caused visible damage to the Porsche as it flies over the edge. See more »


Jonathan Kent: Your real parents weren't exactly from around... here.
Clark Kent: Where are they from?
[Jonathan looks up at the sky]
Clark Kent: What are you trying to tell me, Dad? That I'm from another planet?
Clark Kent: I suppose you stashed my spaceship in the attic?
Jonathan Kent: Actually... it's in the storm cellar.
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Featured in Smallville: Blank (2005) See more »


Performed by Embrace
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The start of something great
15 February 2016 | by CharlottaGSee all my reviews

I remember watching this a couple of years back when I got home from school, but my young age restricted my from seeing this show from the beginning. So I got sick, had all the time in the world and figured I'd give it a shot, from the beginning.

Even though I already have a love for the show based, on nostalgia, I was taken aback by how good this actually is. And even more so considering this was made 15 (FIFTEEN) years ago. Yes, sure, the effects and everything isn't something to hooray for, but they're good enough not to take any value from the show as a whole. Tom Welling really is the perfect guy to play Clark Kent and the rest of the cast are doing a pretty darn good job too.

This episode is a really good pilot and shows just how you get people to like and want more of something. It makes a good recap of who this mysterious boy is, but leaves enough questions for the person watching to want more. It also gives a taste of how the episodes are gonna be like (I know this since I've watched quite a few of them before I watched the pilot).

To summarize; this really does it's job as a pilot and shows what to expect. It sets the vibe, shows what the actors are capable of and gives you an urge to find out more.

If you haven't watched Smallville, where have you been? Go watch it! And if you already have, re-watch some (or all idk), it's worth it!

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