1 hr 34 min

Episode 137 - 7×05 Action Always Hold On To Smallville

    • TV Reviews

This week Zach is joined by Lance Laster from Always Hold On To Arrow and Joey Dienberg to discuss the one hundred thirty seventh episode of Smallville, "Action." We talk Joey's Smallville fandom, the extremely meta nature of the episode, a return of the mythology of Warrior Angel, Lionel in a bear trap, and much more! Don't worry, the latest Always Hold On To Smallville stays true to the comic book source material!

Check out Lance on his other podcasts...
Always Hold On To Arrow: spreaker.com/show/always-hold-on-to-arrow
Training Montages: thenerdparty.com/training-montage

*Note: We recorded this podcast before the events on the set of Rust that took the life of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins. It felt appropriate to address considering such a similar plot point in "Action," so I share a brief commentary and reflection on the tragedy at the top of the podcast.


EPISODE ROUNDUP
Zach's Grade: A
Lance's Grade: A
Joey's Grade: A-
IMDB Grade: 8.1
Superman Homepage Grade: 1/5
Bechdel Test: PASS



SERIES TALLY BOARD
...From Metropolis: 16
Amazing Technicolor Kryptonite: 10
Amnesia Count: 58
Blue Shirt/Red Jacket: 63
Chloe's Unseen Connections: 28
Clark Loses His Powers: 9
Episode Title Said In Episode: 54
Hospital Visits: 108
In Media Res: 4
Injection Count: 47
Kent Truck Accidents: 10
KOs to Keep Clark's Secret: 45
KOs to Keep Oliver's Secret: 3
Lana Kills: 6
Lois Arm Punches: 6
Lois' Costume Closet: 5
Main Character Deaths: 16
Mind Control Count: 22
Movie Plot As An Episode: 15
Not The Last Son Of Krypton: 8
Possession Count: 24
Product Placement Pete: 18
Shirtless Oliver: 2
Shower Count: 21
Shut It Down: 10
Shut That Laptop: 27
Smallville High School Faculty Deaths: 5
Smallville High School Student Deaths: 17
Under The Influence: 32
Wakes Up Tied Up: 11
Weddings: 4
"You Weren't Yourself": 32


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
Dallas Hernandez
Casey Cochran / @CaseyCochran53
Daryn Kirscht / @darynkirscht16
Joey Dienberg / @JoeyD94_13
JJ Hodges / @ForComicJunkies
DJ Doena
Jason Skipper / @skipper818
Nathan Rothacher
Mateo Jerrell Santiago / @mattsantiago88
Alvin Ortland
Nathan MacKenzie / @maccamackenzie
Tim Miller / @timjmills
Joe McIndoe / @joemcindoe92
Steve Rogers / @SteveJRogersJr
Mollie Ficarella
Atif Sheikh
John Curcio
Mike Franz
Dylan DiAntonio
Mariana Sacchi / @sacchifx
Andrew Parker / @parkerstpaul
James Lee / @Jae_El_52
Jonathan England / @England422
Adam Sullins
Jo Michael / @jweissbrod86
Zachary Burkhalter / @ZGBurk
Marc-ids Foppen
Alex Ramsey / @aramsey1992
Jason Davis / @superjay_92
Patrick Bravo
Jacob Stevenart
Cory Moore
Nick Ryan Magdoza / @nickryan
Eddie Bissell / @Kal_Ed11
Jim Thomas
Nicholas Fansler
Katherine Caldwell / @TheNinjaKate
Will Hunt / @superman100987
Clunk Kant / @clunkKant
Tee Hamill / @GroovySpiderHam
Alana Gibbs
Patricia Carrillo / @MsCarrillo92
Omar / @bboypsyklone
Tom Gehrke / @tomgehrke
Nicholas Coso
Jarrett Gibbs
Erika Flynn / @ErkaF
Anthony Anderson / @NigandNog
Jasmine Magele / @Jas mindaMT_NZ
Keith Fauls
Jay Paquet
Lauren D.

 



PATREON: patreon.com/alwaysmallville
TWITTER: twitter.com/alwaysmallville 
FACEBOOK: facebook.com/alwaysmallville 
EMAIL: alwaysmallville@gmail.com 
ITUNES: itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/always-hold-on-to-smallville/id1080260981

This week Zach is joined by Lance Laster from Always Hold On To Arrow and Joey Dienberg to discuss the one hundred thirty seventh episode of Smallville, "Action." We talk Joey's Smallville fandom, the extremely meta nature of the episode, a return of the mythology of Warrior Angel, Lionel in a bear trap, and much more! Don't worry, the latest Always Hold On To Smallville stays true to the comic book source material!

Check out Lance on his other podcasts...
Always Hold On To Arrow: spreaker.com/show/always-hold-on-to-arrow
Training Montages: thenerdparty.com/training-montage

*Note: We recorded this podcast before the events on the set of Rust that took the life of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins. It felt appropriate to address considering such a similar plot point in "Action," so I share a brief commentary and reflection on the tragedy at the top of the podcast.


EPISODE ROUNDUP
Zach's Grade: A
Lance's Grade: A
Joey's Grade: A-
IMDB Grade: 8.1
Superman Homepage Grade: 1/5
Bechdel Test: PASS



SERIES TALLY BOARD
...From Metropolis: 16
Amazing Technicolor Kryptonite: 10
Amnesia Count: 58
Blue Shirt/Red Jacket: 63
Chloe's Unseen Connections: 28
Clark Loses His Powers: 9
Episode Title Said In Episode: 54
Hospital Visits: 108
In Media Res: 4
Injection Count: 47
Kent Truck Accidents: 10
KOs to Keep Clark's Secret: 45
KOs to Keep Oliver's Secret: 3
Lana Kills: 6
Lois Arm Punches: 6
Lois' Costume Closet: 5
Main Character Deaths: 16
Mind Control Count: 22
Movie Plot As An Episode: 15
Not The Last Son Of Krypton: 8
Possession Count: 24
Product Placement Pete: 18
Shirtless Oliver: 2
Shower Count: 21
Shut It Down: 10
Shut That Laptop: 27
Smallville High School Faculty Deaths: 5
Smallville High School Student Deaths: 17
Under The Influence: 32
Wakes Up Tied Up: 11
Weddings: 4
"You Weren't Yourself": 32


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
Dallas Hernandez
Casey Cochran / @CaseyCochran53
Daryn Kirscht / @darynkirscht16
Joey Dienberg / @JoeyD94_13
JJ Hodges / @ForComicJunkies
DJ Doena
Jason Skipper / @skipper818
Nathan Rothacher
Mateo Jerrell Santiago / @mattsantiago88
Alvin Ortland
Nathan MacKenzie / @maccamackenzie
Tim Miller / @timjmills
Joe McIndoe / @joemcindoe92
Steve Rogers / @SteveJRogersJr
Mollie Ficarella
Atif Sheikh
John Curcio
Mike Franz
Dylan DiAntonio
Mariana Sacchi / @sacchifx
Andrew Parker / @parkerstpaul
James Lee / @Jae_El_52
Jonathan England / @England422
Adam Sullins
Jo Michael / @jweissbrod86
Zachary Burkhalter / @ZGBurk
Marc-ids Foppen
Alex Ramsey / @aramsey1992
Jason Davis / @superjay_92
Patrick Bravo
Jacob Stevenart
Cory Moore
Nick Ryan Magdoza / @nickryan
Eddie Bissell / @Kal_Ed11
Jim Thomas
Nicholas Fansler
Katherine Caldwell / @TheNinjaKate
Will Hunt / @superman100987
Clunk Kant / @clunkKant
Tee Hamill / @GroovySpiderHam
Alana Gibbs
Patricia Carrillo / @MsCarrillo92
Omar / @bboypsyklone
Tom Gehrke / @tomgehrke
Nicholas Coso
Jarrett Gibbs
Erika Flynn / @ErkaF
Anthony Anderson / @NigandNog
Jasmine Magele / @Jas mindaMT_NZ
Keith Fauls
Jay Paquet
Lauren D.

 



PATREON: patreon.com/alwaysmallville
TWITTER: twitter.com/alwaysmallville 
FACEBOOK: facebook.com/alwaysmallville 
EMAIL: alwaysmallville@gmail.com 
ITUNES: itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/always-hold-on-to-smallville/id1080260981

1 hr 34 min