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Official Discussion Thread: Escape (possible spoilers)

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    JordanElliot

    [41]Apr 4, 2010
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    lol... Not my theory, the book quoted above may not be strict superman cannon, but Larry Niven is a pretty prolific and prominent SciFi writer. Unless you typify the Saturday Night Live "sex guru" sketch or at a master of Tantric sex or the karma sutra... I somewhat doubt your claims. Sadly the writers of Smallville are probably not as world class as the aforementioned author, so I certainly wouldn't rule out any of the above appearing in future episodes as Smallville attempts to "jump the shark" to season 10. My only question would be would it be Clo teaching Lois, or vice versa, Kegel exercises, or maybe Tess in an upcoming episode.

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    Kalel18

    [42]Apr 4, 2010
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    JordanElliot wrote:


    Granted this episode was not stellar but it didn't entirely suck...

    Broaching the subject that is/was covered in great humor and detail if you google:

    Man of Steel, Woman of Kleenex
    By Larry Niven


    I'll have to read the full essay. lol. Larry Niven has penned some of my favotite sci-fi novels, on his own, and jointly with Jerry Pournelle and Steven Barnes. But I agree with RustyBattleship that we really don't need the details on this forum.

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    olderSVfan

    [43]Apr 4, 2010
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    Thank you writers...and take note!!! Learn a lesson from this episode.!!! If you are going to insist on creating filler episodes...this is the way to do it....I laughed my @ss off!!! I LOVED it...I didn't care that it was a filler because I was entertained! I have to admit...the banchee chick was lame...and it was a very stupid plot...but I didn't give a rip...I was too busy laughing at the scenes with the couples in it!!! Is it me or is Justin Hartley a master at comedic timing....I thought he did great!!! But all the actors did a really good job! The brunch scene, the shower scene, the super sex talk scene, and Oliver running into Lois in that outfit...OMG...all classic!!! Yeah, Yeah, complain all you want...it was a filler...but for me it was hilarious!!!


    P.S...I haven't laughed that hard at an episode since Season 4's "Spirit" when Martha Kent was possessed by that prom queen pyscho!! LOL!

    Edited on 04/04/2010 2:02pm
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    that70sshow2000

    [44]Apr 4, 2010
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    I guess I'm in the minority of liking the episode. I mean, to me, it's episodes like these that remind me of the glory days/early seasons of light-hearted, funny episodes. Not every episode can be all dramatic and pushing the mythology storyline forward.

    I like when we get to see these characters in their daily lives, taking a vacation. And of course, this being a sci fi drama of course there has to be SOME kind of alien-ish-whatever. But I loved the Chloe/Clark interactions--hilarious! The shower scene! Talking about Clark/Lois' love life! GREAT! I'm definitely liking Chloe/Oliver, too. Imo, these two have WAY mor chemistry than Jimmy and Chloe did even in their best of times.
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    kott3n

    [45]Apr 4, 2010
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    Away on a weekend together and no porn scenes with Lois... :-/
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    olderSVfan

    [46]Apr 4, 2010
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    that70sshow2000 wrote:
    I guess I'm in the minority of liking the episode. I mean, to me, it's episodes like these that remind me of the glory days/early seasons of light-hearted, funny episodes. Not every episode can be all dramatic and pushing the mythology storyline forward.

    I like when we get to see these characters in their daily lives, taking a vacation. And of course, this being a sci fi drama of course there has to be SOME kind of alien-ish-whatever. But I loved the Chloe/Clark interactions--hilarious! The shower scene! Talking about Clark/Lois' love life! GREAT! I'm definitely liking Chloe/Oliver, too. Imo, these two have WAY mor chemistry than Jimmy and Chloe did even in their best of times.


    I totally agree..the glory days indeed..and I don't care if it means being in the minority...fillers are inevitable...this episode was a classic example of how they should be. And I forgot to mention my favorite part...during the shower scene...Clark singing in the shower about Lois!!!! OMG! I thought I was gonna lose it....so out of character for him to start with and then for Chloe to walk in on that...I mean...what's not to love!!! It was Great!!!
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    Jacks_Son

    [47]Apr 5, 2010
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    Does ED enjoy wearing costumes and the writers are just obliging or do the writers enjoy putting ED in costumes because they all have this fetish? What's up with the collection of costumes? It's ridiculously so not sexy. ED in the blue negligee WAS perfect. Why ruin perfection with some silly Scottish lassie outfit? Besides, I thought they were leaving for the B&B right after work, did Lois ALREADY have this costume in her luggage? Enough already.

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    jwgrlrrajn

    [48]Apr 5, 2010
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    Sorry to go off topic, but is that Col. Mitchell in your avatar? Cause if it is, that makes your screen name absolutely hilarious.

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    KingofIPirates

    [49]Apr 5, 2010
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    Meh, looks to me like a scene from Farscape so it's probably John Crichton inside Moya.
    Edited on 04/05/2010 7:40pm
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    alirk

    [50]Apr 6, 2010
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    I liked this episode. It didn't move the storyline forward much, but I thought it was entertaining enough

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    Jacks_Son

    [51]Apr 6, 2010
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    KingofIPirates wrote:
    Meh, looks to me like a scene from Farscape so it's probably John Crichton inside Moya.


    Well, the picture IS of the actor Ben Browder, who played both Col. Mitchell from "Stargate: SG-1" and John Crichton from "Farscape". However, KingofIPirates is correct, the picture is John Crichton inside of the Leviathan Moya. My screen name is Jack's_Son because John Crichton is indeed the son of Jack Crichton, but my also because me real last name is Jackson.

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    jwgrlrrajn

    [52]Apr 6, 2010
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    Wow, that means your screen name and avatar are 10 times funnier if you watch one of the scenes from an episode of SG-1 called "200" and have that knowledge of Farscape.

    Watch this clip...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R6N2PRbAOl4

    Anyway, back on topic.

    Another thing I liked about this episode was the small talk between Clark and Ollie at the breakfast table, the episode was just so funny in so many ways, despite its flaws.
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    Kalel18

    [53]Apr 7, 2010
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    The shower scene was great, and the banter during brunch was funny, Otherwise this episode was painful to watch (except for Lois in a blue nightie). It was so hamhanded. The Silver Banshee was horribly realized! I guess they blew their special effects budget on the last couple of episodes, leaving no money for the banshee.
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    jrsgalaxy

    [54]Apr 7, 2010
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    Nice special effects when banshee possesed someone but overall sucky dialogue and acting.( Yeah and I thougt Jacks Son screen name was a tie in from the SG-1 episode of 200 as well. And if you're a fan of both shows it does make it ten times funnier.)

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    Enthropii

    [56]Apr 10, 2010
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    Really stupid episode. Somebody should burn the person who wrote the scenes with Zod and Tess.

    And sad thing? It had better dialogue than Smallville usually has.
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    19mariela64

    [57]Apr 16, 2010
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    I think this episode was terrible. The whole thing was too "Supernatural". I was expecting "Dean & Sam Winchester" to jump into scene. Not that I would mind seeing them.

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