Can you believe is has been more than 15 years since the Smallville pilot first aired? Season 1, Episode 1 of Smallville appeared on The WB on October 16, 2001, with more than 8 million viewers tuned in.
On today’s podcast, we look back on the first episode of the long-running series. In this episode, we quickly see how Clark Kent is a hero, Lex Luthor is a villain, and how important the supporting cast is to the origin of Superman.
This episode sets up 10 seasons of television as well as the origin of the most iconic superhero of all-time. Oh, and we also see a Kryptonite meteor shower and our first “freak of the week”.
While comic book and superhero television is incredibly common now, that wasn’t always the case. While Smallville wasn’t the first DC Comics television series, it is one of the most popular and definitely one of the most important.