Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Smallville-Heroes Connections

I have recently just started watching NBC's Heroes (currently on its 3rd season) because of the beautiful and very talented actress Ali Larter (her mysterious and multiple characters are my favorite to watch on this show...unfortunately, her original character Niki Sanders has been killed-off on the S2 Finale cliffhanger. She at least died a Hero. RIP Niki Sanders :-/), and I've noticed two familiar names in the producers' staff (Greg Beeman and Jeph Loeb) who used to be part of Smallville's crew as co-executive producers, consultant, and supervising producers. The show and title itself is very interesting. Not too mention, most of the characters' superpowers/abilities reminds me of the original and super iconic/comic book character... the one and only, Superman, who in my opinion, with its super powers and super heroic deeds was and is to this day, still unmatched. Still, Heroes is different and very interesting to watch on its own. Basically, the premise of Heroes was about, Ordinary people with extraordinary abilities. They thought they were like everyone else... until they woke up with incredible abilities. They are people who wake up with extraordinary powers and how it effect themselves, their perceptions, their lives, and their relationships with others. This show wasn't meant to be solely about superheroes though, it's all really centered around the characters and the people around them. It's really an interesting show to watch and I'm glad I'm watching it now even though I'm a lil' late, lol...Thank goodness for DVDs, I'm catching up with the current season and have already seen some past season 1 & 2 episodes.

Anyways...enough with my Heroes rant as it's an entirely different show and not quite Smallville/Superman related subject to talk about here, lol.

Now, lets get to the actual...

Smallville - Heroes Crew Connection

Greg Beeman
(Ex-Smallville Co-Exec Producer and current Heroes Co-Exec Producer) and Jeph Loeb (Ex-Smallville Consultant/Supervising Producer and current Heroes Co-Exec Producer) are not the only ones with Smallville - Heroes connection though...Check out actors/guest stars from Smallville with Heroes connection below ...

Cast Promotional Photos/Posters Similarities...

Smallville (S8) and Heroes (S3)

Smallville (S5) and Heroes (S2 DVD cover)

Smallville (S1) and Heroes (S1)

Smallville (S4) and Heroes (S1)

Smallville - Heroes Actors Connections

Leonard Roberts guest starred as Kryptonian's Nam-Ek
in Smallville's
Season 5, Episode 5.01 - Arrival
and Season 6, Episode 6.01 - Zod


Leonard Roberts (as D.L. Hawkins) & Ali Larter (as Niki Sanders)

with Noah Gray-Cabey (as Micah Sanders) in Heroes

(they played husband and wife with son Micah Sanders)

[source: ali larter fan]


Lois & Clark - Desperate Housewives -
Band From TV - Heroes Connection

Teri Hatcher (Desperate Housewives and Lois & Clark)
& Greg Grunberg (Heroes) are members of Band From TV

Greg Grundberg with Heroes co-star Hayden Panettiere
@ Band From TV's Netflix Concert


Michael Landes (Lois & Clark) &
Ali Larter (Heroes) in Final Destination 2

[source: ali larter fan]


Michael Landes with co-stars

Dean Cain & Teri Hatcher in Lois & Clark (Season 1)

Misc. Smallville - Superman Returns
- Lois & Clark - Heroes Connections

Public Appearances/Red Carpet Events/Movies

Tom Welling (Smallville)
and Kristen Bell (Heroes)
@ Teen Choice Awards

Michael Rosenbaum (Smallville)
with Milo Vintemiglia (Heroes)

and Kristen Bell (Heroes) @ the Heroes Set

Hayden Panettiere (Heroes)
and Brandon Routh (Superman Returns)

@ Spike TV Awards

Ian Somerhalder (Lost and Smallville guest star)
& Kate Bosworth (Superman Returns)
co-starred In Young Americans

and Rules of Attraction


Ian Somerholder (Lost) was a recurring guest star
in Smallville as Adam Knight
(He appeared in 6 episodes in Smallville's Season 3)

(as previously posted here:
Cross Clois Pictures: When Clark Kent meets Lois Lane)

Smallville - Lois & Clark -
Superman Returns

Dean Cain (Lois & Clark) and Tom Welling (Smallville)
in Smallville's Season 7's Episode 5.04 - Cure

Dean Cain (Lois & Clark)
and Michael Rosenbaum (Smallville)

@ Superman Returns Movie Premiere in 2006

Kevin Spacey (superman Returns)
and Michael Rosenbaum (Smallville)

@ Superman Returns Movie Premiere in 2006

and Heroes' Superman References...

(Heroes quotes taken from
"Heroes: Chapter Six 'Better Halves' (#1.6)" (2006/II)
Micah Sanders: Dad, how'd you get out of jail?
D.L. Hawkins: Between you and me... I walked out.
Micah Sanders: Out of prison? How'd you do it?
D.L. Hawkins: Ain't no jail can hold your old man.
Micah Sanders: Why not?
D.L. Hawkins: Cause I got a secret.
Micah Sanders: Like Superman?
D.L. Hawkins: Yeah. Just like Superman.

Micah Sanders: [to DL] Mommy's got a secret too.

Also, another episode, Episode 2.10 - Truth & Consequences in Season 2, Monica mentioned Clark Kent when she was talking to brother Damon and cousin Micah (Niki Sanders' son) about secret identities, comic book superheroes. Here are the quotes:

Damon: Six hundred bucks for a comic book?
Micah: In mint condition. That's not why I collect them, I just like the stories.
Monica: Hey, if St. Joan's a good guy, they why is she wearing a hood?
Micah: Well, every superheroes has to have a secret identity. How else could they have a normal life? But if your enemies knew who you really were, then, they'd be coming after you at home. Maybe even take revenge on your family.

Monica: That's why Clark Kent wears those glasses.

Micah: Right.

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