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Always Hold On To Smallville is a podcast dedicated to discussing every episode of the series that ushered in the renaissance of superhero TV...Smallville!

Always Hold On To Smallville Zach Moore

    • TV & Film
    • 4.8 • 223 Ratings

Always Hold On To Smallville is a podcast dedicated to discussing every episode of the series that ushered in the renaissance of superhero TV...Smallville!

    Episode 193 - 9x19 Charade

    Episode 193 - 9x19 Charade

    This week Zach is joined by Leah Vogel to discuss the one hundred ninety third episode of Smallville, “Charade." They talk Leah's Smallville ans Superman fandom, if In Media Res helped or hurt this episode, Franklin Stern's ever-so-short tenure on the series, and the first of many live actions Maxwell Lords. This won't be the last time you hear from the latest Always Hold On To Smallville!

    EPISODE ROUNDUP
    Zach's Grade: B
    Leah's Grade: C+
    IMDB Grade: 7.8
    Superman Homepage Grade: 5/5
    Bechdel Test: FAIL

    SERIES TALLY BOARD
    ...From Metropolis: 17
    Amazing Technicolor Kryptonite: 17
    Amnesia Count: 73
    Blue Shirt/Red Jacket: 89
    Chloe's Unseen Connections: 29
    Clark Loses His Powers: 15
    Episode Title Said In Episode: 79
    Hospital Visits: 148
    In Media Res: 8
    Injection Count: 55
    Kent Truck Accidents: 10
    KOs to Keep Clark's Secret: 59
    KOs to Keep Oliver's Secret: 4
    Lana Kills: 7
    Let's Do The Time Warp Again: 9
    Lois Arm Punches: 10
    Lois' Costume Closet: 17
    Main Character Deaths: 24
    Mind Control Count: 26
    Movie Plot As An Episode: 21
    Not The Last Son Of Krypton: 46
    Possession Count: 30
    Product Placement Pete: 32
    Queen Airways: 8
    Shirtless Oliver: 11
    Shower Count: 25
    Shut It Down: 10
    Shut That Laptop: 34
    Smallville High School Faculty Deaths: 5
    Smallville High School Student Deaths: 17
    Under The Influence: 45
    Wakes Up Tied Up: 11
    Weddings: 4
    "You Weren't Yourself": 37

    Always Hold On To Smallville is brought you to by listeners like you. Special thanks to these Meteor Freaks on Patreon who's generous contributions help produce the podcast!

    Chris Fuchs / @crfuchs7
    Kevonte Chilous / @chill_us
    Joey Dienberg / @JoeyD94_13
    DJ Doena / @DjDoena
    Isaiah Goodridge
    Cory Moore
    Nathan Rothacher
    Atif Sheikh
    Thomas Naven
    John Curcio
    Andrew Parker / @parkerstpaul
    MadameRouge
    Marc-ids Foppen
    Patricia Carrillo / @MsCarrillo92
    Tim Miller
    Michael Hartford
    Jim Crawford
    Kasey Vach / @ThePandaSupreme
    Megan Rich
    Rouie Humphrey
    Alex Hamilton
    Matt Douglas
    Daniel Curiel
    Bish Bash Bosh
    Jan Rollins
    Trevis Hull
    David Forshaw
    Martin Ryan
    Nathan MacKenzie / @maccamackenzie
    Steve Rogers / @SteveJRogersJr
    Mollie Ficarella
    James Lee / @Jae_El_52
    Jo Michael / @jweissbrod86
    Jason Davis / @superjay_92
    Patrick Bravo
    Jacob Stevenart
    Dana Bius
    Tae Tae / @doomsday994
    Meryl Smith / @MelXtreme84
    Daryn Kirscht / @darynkirscht16
    Dylan DiAntonio
    Nick Ryan Magdoza / @nickryan
    Eddie Bissell / @Kal_Ed11
    Jim Thomas
    Clunk Kant / @clunkKant
    Nicholas Fansler
    John Long
    Ruth Anne Crews
    Travis Kill / @tjkill81
    Mike Thomas
    Nicholas Coso
    Jarrett Gibbs
    Anthony Anderson / @NigandNog
    Jasmine Magele / @Jas mindaMT_NZ
    Keith Fauls
    Rob O'Connor / @TheGothamite
    James Hart / @jaoharts
    Anthony Desiato
    Crystal Cross
    Jake C.
    John Sweitzer
    Kirin Kumar

    PATREON: patreon.com/alwaysmallville
    TWITTER: twitter.com/alwaysmallville
    FACEBOOK: facebook.com/alwaysmallville
    EMAIL: a...

    • 2 hr 9 min
    Episode 192 - 9x18 Upgrade

    Episode 192 - 9x18 Upgrade

    This week Zach is joined by Rob O'Connor from the All Star Superfan Podcast and Craig McKenzie from Kneel Before Blog to discuss the one hundred ninety second episode of Smallville, “Upgrade." They talk Craig's Smallville fandom, the return of Brain Austin Green's Metallo, the John Corben/Lois Lane dynamic, Red Kryptonite and the episode's alternate ending. Jor-El might be silent this week, but the latest Always Hold On To Smallville isn't!

    Check out the Rob on the All Star Superfan Podcast!

    Check out Craig and his work including the Kneel Before Pod podcast at Kneel Before Blog!

    EPISODE ROUNDUP
    Zach's Grade: A-
    Rob's Grade: C
    Craig's Grade: B
    IMDB Grade: 7.8
    Superman Homepage Grade: 4.5/5
    Bechdel Test: FAIL

    SERIES TALLY BOARD
    ...From Metropolis: 17
    Amazing Technicolor Kryptonite: 17
    Amnesia Count: 73
    Blue Shirt/Red Jacket: 89
    Chloe's Unseen Connections: 29
    Clark Loses His Powers: 15
    Episode Title Said In Episode: 79
    Hospital Visits: 148
    In Media Res: 7
    Injection Count: 55
    Kent Truck Accidents: 10
    KOs to Keep Clark's Secret: 58
    KOs to Keep Oliver's Secret: 4
    Lana Kills: 7
    Let's Do The Time Warp Again: 9
    Lois Arm Punches: 10
    Lois' Costume Closet: 16
    Main Character Deaths: 24
    Mind Control Count: 26
    Movie Plot As An Episode: 21
    Not The Last Son Of Krypton: 46
    Possession Count: 30
    Product Placement Pete: 32
    Queen Airways: 8
    Shirtless Oliver: 11
    Shower Count: 25
    Shut It Down: 10
    Shut That Laptop: 34
    Smallville High School Faculty Deaths: 5
    Smallville High School Student Deaths: 17
    Under The Influence: 45
    Wakes Up Tied Up: 11
    Weddings: 4
    "You Weren't Yourself": 37

    Always Hold On To Smallville is brought you to by listeners like you. Special thanks to these Meteor Freaks on Patreon who's generous contributions help produce the podcast!

    Chris Fuchs / @crfuchs7
    Kevonte Chilous / @chill_us
    Joey Dienberg / @JoeyD94_13
    DJ Doena / @DjDoena
    Isaiah Goodridge
    Cory Moore
    Nathan Rothacher
    Atif Sheikh
    Thomas Naven
    John Curcio
    Andrew Parker / @parkerstpaul
    MadameRouge
    Marc-ids Foppen
    Patricia Carrillo / @MsCarrillo92
    Tim Miller
    Michael Hartford
    Jim Crawford
    Kasey Vach / @ThePandaSupreme
    Megan Rich
    Rouie Humphrey
    Alex Hamilton
    Matt Douglas
    Daniel Curiel
    Bish Bash Bosh
    Jan Rollins
    Trevis Hull
    David Forshaw
    Martin Ryan
    Nathan MacKenzie / @maccamackenzie
    Steve Rogers / @SteveJRogersJr
    Mollie Ficarella
    James Lee / @Jae_El_52
    Jo Michael / @jweissbrod86
    Jason Davis / @superjay_92
    Patrick Bravo
    Jacob Stevenart
    Dana Bius
    Tae Tae / @doomsday994
    Meryl Smith / @MelXtreme84
    Daryn Kirscht / @darynkirscht16
    Dylan DiAntonio
    Nick Ryan Magdoza / @nickryan
    Eddie Bissell / @Kal_Ed11
    Jim Thomas
    Clunk Kant / @clunkKant
    Nicholas Fansler
    John Long
    Ruth Anne Crews
    Travis Kill / @tjkill81
    Mike Thomas
    Nicholas Coso
    Jarrett Gibbs
    Anthony Anderson / @NigandNog
    Jasmine Magele / @Jas mindaMT_NZ
    Keith Fauls
    Rob O'Connor / @TheGothamite
    James Hart / @jaoharts
    Anthony Desiato
    Crystal Cross
    Jake C.
    John Sweitzer
    Kirin Kumar
    br...

    • 2 hr 29 min
    Episode 191 - 9x17 Checkmate

    Episode 191 - 9x17 Checkmate

    This week Zach is joined by Eric Folk, Forrest Yesnes, and Brandon Lytle to discuss the one hundred ninety first episode of Smallville, “Checkmate." They talk Eric, Forrest and Brandon's Smallville fandoms, Martian Manhunter's finest hour on the series, the best live action Amanda Waller, and Oliver?Tess > Oliver/Chloe! Your next move should be to listen to the latest Always Hold On To Smallville!

    EPISODE ROUNDUP
    Zach's Grade: A
    Eric's Grade: A
    Forrest's Grade: B+
    Brandon's Grade: A-
    IMDB Grade: 8.0
    Superman Homepage Grade: 5/5
    Bechdel Test: PASS

    SERIES TALLY BOARD
    ...From Metropolis: 17
    Amazing Technicolor Kryptonite: 16
    Amnesia Count: 73
    Blue Shirt/Red Jacket: 89
    Chloe's Unseen Connections: 29
    Clark Loses His Powers: 15
    Episode Title Said In Episode: 78
    Hospital Visits: 148
    In Media Res: 7
    Injection Count: 54
    Kent Truck Accidents: 10
    KOs to Keep Clark's Secret: 58
    KOs to Keep Oliver's Secret: 4
    Lana Kills: 7
    Let's Do The Time Warp Again: 9
    Lois Arm Punches: 10
    Lois' Costume Closet: 16
    Main Character Deaths: 24
    Mind Control Count: 25
    Movie Plot As An Episode: 21
    Not The Last Son Of Krypton: 46
    Possession Count: 30
    Product Placement Pete: 32
    Queen Airways: 8
    Shirtless Oliver: 11
    Shower Count: 25
    Shut It Down: 10
    Shut That Laptop: 34
    Smallville High School Faculty Deaths: 5
    Smallville High School Student Deaths: 17
    Under The Influence: 44
    Wakes Up Tied Up: 11
    Weddings: 4
    "You Weren't Yourself": 37

    Always Hold On To Smallville is brought you to by listeners like you. Special thanks to these Meteor Freaks on Patreon who's generous contributions help produce the podcast!

    Chris Fuchs / @crfuchs7
    Kevonte Chilous / @chill_us
    Joey Dienberg / @JoeyD94_13
    DJ Doena / @DjDoena
    Isaiah Goodridge
    Cory Moore
    Nathan Rothacher
    Atif Sheikh
    Thomas Naven
    John Curcio
    Andrew Parker / @parkerstpaul
    MadameRouge
    Marc-ids Foppen
    Patricia Carrillo / @MsCarrillo92
    Tim Miller
    Michael Hartford
    Jim Crawford
    Kasey Vach / @ThePandaSupreme
    Megan Rich
    Rouie Humphrey
    Alex Hamilton
    Matt Douglas
    Daniel Curiel
    Bish Bash Bosh
    Jan Rollins
    Trevis Hull
    David Forshaw
    Martin Ryan
    Nathan MacKenzie / @maccamackenzie
    Steve Rogers / @SteveJRogersJr
    Mollie Ficarella
    James Lee / @Jae_El_52
    Jo Michael / @jweissbrod86
    Jason Davis / @superjay_92
    Patrick Bravo
    Jacob Stevenart
    Dana Bius
    Tae Tae / @doomsday994
    Meryl Smith / @MelXtreme84
    Daryn Kirscht / @darynkirscht16
    Dylan DiAntonio
    Nick Ryan Magdoza / @nickryan
    Eddie Bissell / @Kal_Ed11
    Jim Thomas
    Clunk Kant / @clunkKant
    Nicholas Fansler
    John Long
    Ruth Anne Crews
    Travis Kill / @tjkill81
    Mike Thomas
    Nicholas Coso
    Jarrett Gibbs
    Anthony Anderson / @NigandNog
    Jasmine Magele / @Jas mindaMT_NZ
    Keith Fauls
    Rob O'Connor / @TheGothamite
    James Hart / @jaoharts
    Anthony Desiato
    Crystal Cross
    Jake C.
    John Sweitzer
    Kirin Kumar

    PATREON: patreon.com/alwaysmallville
    TWITTER: twitter.com/alwaysmallville
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    • 2 hr 26 min
    Episode 190 - 9x16 Escape

    Episode 190 - 9x16 Escape

    This week Zach is joined by Matt Truex from Always Hold On To DC's Legends Of Tomorrow and Rob O'Connor from the All Star Superfan Podcast to discuss the one hundred ninetieth episode of Smallville, “Escape." They talk the Lois/Clark/Chloe/Oliver love square, Tess and Zod's out-of-place but strangely compelling subplot, theme park rides, and if the Silver Banshee is Irish, Scottish...or both! Escape into the latest Always Hold On To Smallville!

    Check out Matt's work including Lois & Clark'd: The New Podcasts of Superman at The Daily Knockoff.

    And his current podcast Always Hold On To DC's Legends Of Tomorrow.

    Check out the Rob on the All Star Superfan Podcast!

    EPISODE ROUNDUP
    Zach's Grade: B+
    Matt's Grade: B+
    Rob's Grade: B
    IMDB Grade: 7.5
    Superman Homepage Grade: 2.5/5
    Bechdel Test: PASS

    SERIES TALLY BOARD
    ...From Metropolis: 17
    Amazing Technicolor Kryptonite: 16
    Amnesia Count: 73
    Blue Shirt/Red Jacket: 89
    Chloe's Unseen Connections: 29
    Clark Loses His Powers: 15
    Episode Title Said In Episode: 77
    Hospital Visits: 147
    In Media Res: 7
    Injection Count: 54
    Kent Truck Accidents: 10
    KOs to Keep Clark's Secret: 57
    KOs to Keep Oliver's Secret: 3
    Lana Kills: 7
    Let's Do The Time Warp Again: 9
    Lois Arm Punches: 10
    Lois' Costume Closet: 16
    Main Character Deaths: 24
    Mind Control Count: 25
    Movie Plot As An Episode: 21
    Not The Last Son Of Krypton: 46
    Possession Count: 30
    Product Placement Pete: 32
    Queen Airways: 8
    Shirtless Oliver: 11
    Shower Count: 25
    Shut It Down: 10
    Shut That Laptop: 34
    Smallville High School Faculty Deaths: 5
    Smallville High School Student Deaths: 17
    Under The Influence: 44
    Wakes Up Tied Up: 11
    Weddings: 4
    "You Weren't Yourself": 37

    Always Hold On To Smallville is brought you to by listeners like you. Special thanks to these Meteor Freaks on Patreon who's generous contributions help produce the podcast!

    Chris Fuchs / @crfuchs7
    Kevonte Chilous / @chill_us
    Joey Dienberg / @JoeyD94_13
    DJ Doena / @DjDoena
    Isaiah Goodridge
    Cory Moore
    Nathan Rothacher
    Atif Sheikh
    Thomas Naven
    John Curcio
    Andrew Parker / @parkerstpaul
    MadameRouge
    Marc-ids Foppen
    Patricia Carrillo / @MsCarrillo92
    Tim Miller
    Michael Hartford
    Jim Crawford
    Kasey Vach / @ThePandaSupreme
    Megan Rich
    Rouie Humphrey
    Alex Hamilton
    Matt Douglas
    Daniel Curiel
    Bish Bash Bosh
    Jan Rollins
    Trevis Hull
    David Forshaw
    Martin Ryan
    Nathan MacKenzie / @maccamackenzie
    Steve Rogers / @SteveJRogersJr
    Mollie Ficarella
    James Lee / @Jae_El_52
    Jo Michael / @jweissbrod86
    Jason Davis / @superjay_92
    Patrick Bravo
    Jacob Stevenart
    Dana Bius
    Tae Tae / @doomsday994
    Meryl Smith / @MelXtreme84
    Daryn Kirscht / @darynkirscht16
    Dylan DiAntonio
    Nick Ryan Magdoza / @nickryan
    Eddie Bissell / @Kal_Ed11
    Jim Thomas
    Clunk Kant / @clunkKant
    Nicholas Fansler
    John Long
    Ruth Anne Crews
    Travis Kill / @tjkill81
    Mike Thomas
    Nicholas Coso
    Jarrett Gibbs
    Anthony Anderson / @NigandNog
    Jasmine Magele /...

    • 2 hr 1 min
    Superman Special #28 - Superman (2025) Update VI: New Title, Costume Reveal

    Superman Special #28 - Superman (2025) Update VI: New Title, Costume Reveal

    It's our twenty eighth Superman Special! Zach is joined by Lance Laster from Always Hold On To Arrow for the latest Superman (2025) update. We talk Superman: Legacy's new title, the first peak at the new Superman costume, and a short but adorable TikTok from Rachel Brosnahan.

    Check out Lance on Always Hold On To Arrow.

    Always Hold On To Smallville is brought you to by listeners like you. Special thanks to these Meteor Freaks on Patreon who's generous contributions help produce the podcast!

    Chris Fuchs / @crfuchs7
    Kevonte Chilous / @chill_us
    Joey Dienberg / @JoeyD94_13
    DJ Doena / @DjDoena
    Isaiah Goodridge
    Cory Moore
    Nathan Rothacher
    Atif Sheikh
    Thomas Naven
    Andrew Parker / @parkerstpaul
    MadameRouge
    Marc-ids Foppen
    Patricia Carrillo / @MsCarrillo92
    Tim Miller
    Michael Hartford
    Jim Crawford
    Kasey Vach / @ThePandaSupreme
    Megan Rich
    Rouie Humphrey
    Alex Hamilton
    Matt Douglas
    Matt B
    Daniel Curiel
    Bish Bash Bosh
    Jan Rollins
    Trevis Hull
    Nathan MacKenzie / @maccamackenzie
    Steve Rogers / @SteveJRogersJr
    Mollie Ficarella
    John Curcio
    James Lee / @Jae_El_52
    Jo Michael / @jweissbrod86
    Jason Davis / @superjay_92
    Patrick Bravo
    Jacob Stevenart
    Dana Bius
    Tae Tae / @doomsday994
    Meryl Smith / @MelXtreme84
    Daryn Kirscht / @darynkirscht16
    Dylan DiAntonio
    Nick Ryan Magdoza / @nickryan
    Eddie Bissell / @Kal_Ed11
    Jim Thomas
    Clunk Kant / @clunkKant
    Nicholas Fansler
    John Long
    Ruth Anne Crews
    Travis Kill / @tjkill81
    Ken Hui
    Nicholas Coso
    Jarrett Gibbs
    Anthony Anderson / @NigandNog
    Jasmine Magele / @Jas mindaMT_NZ
    Keith Fauls
    Rob O'Connor / @TheGothamite
    James Hart / @jaoharts
    Anthony Desiato
    Crystal Cross
    Jake C.
    John Sweitzer
    Kirin Kumar

    PATREON: patreon.com/alwaysmallville
    TWITTER: twitter.com/alwaysmallville
    FACEBOOK: facebook.com/alwaysmallville
    EMAIL: alwaysmallville@gmail.com

    • 50 min
    Superman Special #27 - Superman: Legacy (Casting & News, Part V)

    Superman Special #27 - Superman: Legacy (Casting & News, Part V)

    It's our twenty seventh Superman Special! Zach is joined by Lance Laster from Always Hold On To Arrow to talk the Superman: Legacy cast selfie, Otis being part of the cast, composer, favorite Superman and Batman symbols, Superman & Lois ending because of the movie, and WB rejecting a Batman Beyond pitch.

    Check out Lance on Always Hold On To Arrow.

    Always Hold On To Smallville is brought you to by listeners like you. Special thanks to these Meteor Freaks on Patreon who's generous contributions help produce the podcast!

    Chris Fuchs / @crfuchs7
    Kevonte Chilous / @chill_us
    Joey Dienberg / @JoeyD94_13
    DJ Doena / @DjDoena
    Isaiah Goodridge
    Cory Moore
    Nathan Rothacher
    Atif Sheikh
    Thomas Naven
    Andrew Parker / @parkerstpaul
    MadameRouge
    Marc-ids Foppen
    Patricia Carrillo / @MsCarrillo92
    Tim Miller
    Michael Hartford
    Jim Crawford
    Kasey Vach / @ThePandaSupreme
    Megan Rich
    Rouie Humphrey
    Alex Hamilton
    Matt Douglas
    Matt B
    Daniel Curiel
    Bish Bash Bosh
    Jan Rollins
    Trevis Hull
    Nathan MacKenzie / @maccamackenzie
    Steve Rogers / @SteveJRogersJr
    Mollie Ficarella
    John Curcio
    James Lee / @Jae_El_52
    Jo Michael / @jweissbrod86
    Jason Davis / @superjay_92
    Patrick Bravo
    Jacob Stevenart
    Dana Bius
    Tae Tae / @doomsday994
    Meryl Smith / @MelXtreme84
    Daryn Kirscht / @darynkirscht16
    Dylan DiAntonio
    Nick Ryan Magdoza / @nickryan
    Eddie Bissell / @Kal_Ed11
    Jim Thomas
    Clunk Kant / @clunkKant
    Nicholas Fansler
    John Long
    Ruth Anne Crews
    Travis Kill / @tjkill81
    Ken Hui
    Nicholas Coso
    Jarrett Gibbs
    Anthony Anderson / @NigandNog
    Jasmine Magele / @Jas mindaMT_NZ
    Keith Fauls
    Rob O'Connor / @TheGothamite
    James Hart / @jaoharts
    Anthony Desiato
    Crystal Cross
    Jake C.
    John Sweitzer
    Kirin Kumar

    PATREON: patreon.com/alwaysmallville
    TWITTER: twitter.com/alwaysmallville
    FACEBOOK: facebook.com/alwaysmallville
    EMAIL: alwaysmallville@gmail.com

    • 1 hr 8 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
223 Ratings

223 Ratings

Jtypatrick ,

Always hold on to good stuff!

This podcast has been a great time. Zach and his guest have love and passion for the series and lots of knowledge. If you have the smallest love for this show then you’ll enjoy the podcast!

Bis_EL9912 ,

Legends review.

Great job. Loved listening to the 3 of you doing the review.

Boycotting MFF ,

Fun podcast to listen to

This is a fun podcast to listen to. I love how Zach has other co-host, oops I meant family, on to share their opinions of smallville as well as other Superman and DC related shows and movies. I love listening to Zach and Lance on the show they both bring a positive energy to the show and makes my day better. I also appreciate them keeping this and the other podcast clean. Keep up the good work.

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