okay i am not a fan of smallville but this is completely ridiculous. my sister watches it all the time, so i was watching an episode with her yesterday, and there was this storyline that there is this gas exposed which i donno gets you hallucinated, and you have dreams when exposed to it. so they show lex luther's dream, i think he dreams that he is president, but then all of a sudden, we see t3's judgment day scene, the one where we see from the farm in the end, when rockets are being launched, and we get to see them from a plain field, and if that is not it, they also show the scene in which the rockets are being launched and we get a view from space, of what the rockets are causing destruction on earth,
i think this is pretty cheap to say the least, and i am 100% sure that those are scenes from t3, infact i know its true. why the hell would they do that? but i guess its a WB show, its cheap anyway they cant afford to make their own effects. even my 29 year old brother was like, OH YA U R RIGHT THOSE ARE SCENES FROM T3
Now that you mention it though, have you guys ever seen the episode of Smallville where they tried to produce a generic version of T2? They had a man who could produce stabbing weapons from his arms, was destroyed the same way the T-1000 was, and the T2 theme music was used as well. I believe it was episode 2 or 3 of Smallville season 4.
(A) Its all meant as tribute to the Terminator franchise because a person(s) think very highly of the films and decided they wanted to display his/her/their love for it.
(B) They are running out of ideas and decided they would just run back to some of the best Science Fiction films for inspiration or to honestly just copy what they had all previously done in their films.
As would I . I watched that episode of Smallville with the T-1000 esqe freak of the weak and thought "you lazy, lazy writers!"
Oh my God, this is so freaky! I was watching that very episode yesterday for the first time, and was gonna make a thread about this blatant theft of material! What are the odds?
I did some research, and apparantly the producers ARE allowed to do this since T3 is also a Warners property.
This isn't the first show to do this, either; I was watching an episode of Voyager the other day, and they showed supposed "nightmare visions" that were from Event Horizon! I guess these shows will do anything to save a few bucks ...
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I saw the clip provided in the forum. I have seen T2 25 times since the first year, and T3 about 5 times. I can tell you that if Small ville, which I heard is the stories of Superman in his teen years, is using a clip from another movie, it is a bad idea. Not only could Warner Brothers be sued, but the originality of the show could be soured. However, having said that, Warner Brothers was one of the corporations involved with the film and for Warner Brothers to sue themselves, that is if Warner Brothers is responsible for Small ville, that would be ridiculous.
We all like to think that our society is so advanced and that things like this just don't happen. It's like when your a child you think that everything everyone does is good and right. That the people running things are making sure they are doing the best job possible. You get older and realise "wow, there are a lot of dumb asses out there."