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September 3, 2015


Doomsday Predictor Harold Camping Plans to Watch the Apocalypse Unfold on TV

by Catherine Lawson, posted May 20th 2011 7:45AM
Harold CampingChristian broadcaster Harold Camping sparked worldwide controversy when he predicted that the Christian Rapture (a.k.a. Doomsday) will happen tomorrow, May 21, sparking off a chain of events that will lead to total global destruction a few months later, on Oct. 21.

While many skeptics are planning to mark the day by partying like there's no tomorrow, Reuters reports that the Family Radio President plans to watch the apocalypse unfold on TV.

Camping said that he's sure events will be sparked by a massive earthquake on May 21 -- "We know without any shadow of a doubt it is going to happen," he said.

Camping added that, "I'll probably try to be very near a TV or a radio ... I'll be interested in what's happening on the other side of the world as this begins."

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Smallville: Doomsday (season finale)

by Brad Trechak, posted May 15th 2009 3:03AM
Jimmy Olsen R.I.P.(S08E22) Let me start with the obvious question: why is the middle name of the eldest Olsen boy the same as the first name of the youngest?

Obviously, the creators of Smallville wanted to create an unseen twist to the myth while at the same time giving a giant middle finger to the comic book geeks who are concerned that the show isn't following established continuity.

I'll give them points on the twist of having the elder Henry James Olsen not be the same James Bartholomew Olsen that later joins the Daily Planet (was the bowtie on the younger enough of a hint?). As much as I hate to admit this, it makes more sense for that because in the comics it is pretty well established that Clark and Jimmy have a far greater age difference than Clark and Henry James.

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New Smallville season finale clip blames Chloe for everything

by Mike Moody, posted May 11th 2009 3:02PM
I'm not even gonna try to guess who will die in Thursday's season finale of Smallville. If the show wants to line up with Superman lore, then Clark will definitely bite it and be resurrected next season. If not, then almost anyone could be dead by episode's end (except Lois, Erica Durance has already signed on for season nine).

Of course, I wouldn't mind seeing Chloe go. I don't hate the character, but it seems like she's caused nothing but problems for Clark this season. It looks like the latest preview clip for this week's season ender, "Doomsday" agrees with me.

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Smallville: Beast

by Brad Trechak, posted May 1st 2009 12:58AM
Smallville(S02E20) When the season began, I had hopes that it would progress the series beyond its high school thinking and emo roots. Sadly, tonight's episode proved me wrong. It also proved that people in their mid-20's (as Clark and Chloe are, supposedly) can still act like self-absorbed teenagers until the correct, or indeed any, circumstances.

I had hoped that some progress was being made in the beginning when Clark's half-eaten carcass was hanging in the Talon basement, but that ended up being a (COP OUT!) dream. I did note the red "S" symbol drawn on his chest as it was on the pilot episode of the series.

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Smallville: Eternal

by Brad Trechak, posted Apr 3rd 2009 12:15AM
Smallville(S01E18) So what did we learn tonight? We learned that Davis Bloome had a pretty crappy childhood. We learned that Doomsday is the Judas to Clark's Jesus. We learned yet again that the cops in Metropolis suck (why can Clark solve mysteries that they can't?). We learned that being an unstoppable monster doesn't necessarily preclude a person from using emotional blackmail to get his way. It's a good thing Davis is unaware of Chloe's link to the Justice League, or I doubt she'd still be breathing.

The episode started very retro with glimpses from the pilot. It was good to see Martha, Jonathan and Lionel again as a reminder of how things were.

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Why do we need a Doomsday TV movie?

by Mike Moody, posted Jan 1st 2009 5:29PM
doomsday universalReason #1: Because the Sci Fi Channel wouldn't be the Sci Fi Channel without those craptastic movies-of-the-week.

Reason #2: Because it might star Marina Sirtis (Star Trek: TNG's Counselor Troi) and Luke Goss (the pastey prince from Hellboy II).

Reason #3: Because TV could use more evil mohawk-sporting, Fine Young Cannibal-rockin' punks and medieval mad scientists.

Am I wrong?

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Smallville: Bride

by Brad Trechak, posted Nov 20th 2008 11:24PM
Smallville (S08E10) In an episode that started with an homage to Cloverfield, we finally get a look at Doomsday. Not surprisingly, he looks like he did in the comic books. I thought they were going to use CGI to create the character, but obviously, that was cost-prohibitive (we did get a nice CGI of the bones growing out of Bloome's hand). They settled for a rubber suit and make-up, a la Michael Chiklis in the Fantastic Four movies.

Only someone from Smallville would find it romantic to get married in the Kent barn. It did probably help save on the cost, though.

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Doomsday attacks in Thursday's Cloverfield-esque Smallville

by Mike Moody, posted Nov 18th 2008 5:08PM
Smallville Sam Witwer DoomsdayToday's stream of Smallville-related news continues. We reported earlier that the show's former producers, Al Gough and Miles Millar, are writing a movie version of the Robotech TV series. Now, it looks like their small screen predecessors are looking to the big screen for inspiration.

Actually, Smallville has never shied away from ripping off borrowing ideas and concepts from movies. Just last week, Chloe (Allison Mack) experienced a memory meltdown right out of Michel Gondry's Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. This Thursday, the show will dip into J.J. Abrams territory with a monster attack shot in Cloverfield POV style. That's monster's name, of course, is Doomsday.

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Smallville: Abyss

by Brad Trechak, posted Nov 15th 2008 12:03AM
Smallville(S08E09) Apologies to all for the tardiness of this review. My local cable station preempted Smallville with a football game, thus showing the priority the show is given by my local CW affiliate as compared to sports.

This episode contained a lot of retro-Smallville. From the little things, such as photos of Martha Kent and Lionel Luthor and a mention of Lana, to the big things such as complete reenactments of scenes from various past episodes (and scenes from Chloe and Clark's childhood). But that's what you get when Chloe is losing her memory in an episode that seems like a cross between The Matrix and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.

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The Smallville Panel - Comic-Con Report

by Richard Keller, posted Jul 29th 2008 10:01AM

The cast of Smallville at Comic-Con 2008

In one of the rowdiest panels of the Con, the stars and writers of the CW's Smallville took to the stage on the last day of the convention. Moderated by Joseph Loeb, the panel featured Allison Mack (Chloe), Justin Hartley (Green Arrow), new stars Sam Witwer (Doomsday), Cassiday Freeman (Tess), and showrunners Kelly Souders, Brian Peterson, Todd Slavkin and Darren Swimmer. It was a panel full of spoilers, fan appreciation, and a good amount of name plaque requests.

Some of what is upcoming during season 8 can be found after the jump.

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BSG's Crashdown cast as Smallville's Doomsday

by Isabelle Carreau, posted Jun 19th 2008 10:21AM
Sam WitwerIn early May, we told you that Smallville was looking at adding two new characters to fill in the void left my some major departures (read here Lex, less Lana, and no more Lionel, since the character got killed). The two characters were that of Doomsday, the only DC Comics character to have killed Superman, and Tess, a female villain set to take care of Lex's estate.

Gossip columnist Michael Ausiello reports on his website that the show finally cast both roles. Battlestar Galactica's Sam Witwer was cast as a reviewed/revamped version of Doomsday while newcomer Cassidy Freeman will play Tess.

Slight spoilers about both roles coming up!

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