1.01 Pilot

Airdate: October 16, 2001
Written by Alfred Gough & Miles Millar; Directed by David Nutter

Episode Info

So what are you: Man or Superman? – Lana

A spaceship crashes in Smallville, Kansas during a meteor shower. A boy emerges from the ship. He is adopted and named Clark. When he is fourteen, he learns where he came from. He has a crush on Lana. He saves Lex’s life. Chloe records the strange things that have happened since the meteor shower. The football team makes Clark a scarecrow by tying him to a cross in a cornfield. Jeremy Creek tries to electrocute everyone with his bare hands.

Guest Stars

John Glover (Lionel Luthor)
Sara-Jane Redmond (Aunt Nell Potter)
Adrian McMorran (Jeremy Creek)

Featured Music

The Way It Is by Bruce Hornsby
Long Way Around by Eagle Eye Cherry
Eight Half Letters by Stereoblis
Unstoppable by The Calling
Wonder by Embrace
Inside The Memories by Fear The Clown
Let’s Go by Capitol Eye
Maybe by Stereophonics
Everything I Own by Jude
Everything by Lifehouse


Cynthia Ettinger was the original Martha Kent.

Annette O’Toole, who plays Martha Kent, previously played (adult) Lana Lang in Superman III.

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One Response to “1.01 Pilot”

  1. Custom avatar Elijah Hummel says:

    The begining of a legendary Superman……i really like why they chose Tom Welling to play Clark Kent in the first place……But all in all, Smallvill is still the top Number One show in the world!

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