• Tom Welling discussing the 4th season one episode of "Smallville," "X-Ray," on the podcast. Photo courtesy of the "Talk Ville" team
  • Michael Rosenbaum discussing the 4th season one episode of "Smallville" on the podcast. Photo courtesy of the "Talk Ville" team
  • Rosenbaum also hosts an interview podcast called "Inside of You," which you can find on most platforms. Photo courtesy of the "Talk Ville" team
  • Tom Welling reenacting his X-Ray stare. Photo courtesy of the "Talk Ville" team

Talk Ville 1×04 — X-ray

Michael Rosenbaum and Tom Welling discuss cast member crushes, frustration and criticism in an upcoming episode of "Talk Ville."

Actors Michael Rosenbaum and Tom Welling discuss “Smallville’s” season one episode “X-Ray” in the latest episode of their new podcast, “Talk Ville.”

“Talk Ville” is a weekly podcast about “Smallville” (2001-2011), featuring costars Tom Welling (Clark Kent) and Michael Rosenbaum (Lex Luthor) as they take you behind the scenes of one of the greatest shows of all time.


In their upcoming episode, which drops tomorrow wherever podcasts are available, the duo discuss cast member crushes, frustrations with “X-Ray’s” director and harsh criticism on the show’s effects.

Tom also talks about what he had to go through in order to get the X-Ray “pretending” scenes mastered and a scene he messed up but ultimately made the final cut of the episode.

In “Smallville’s” “X-Ray,” Clark (Welling) discovers that he has X-Ray vision, but struggles to use it properly. Meanwhile, shape-shifter Tina Greer (Lizzy Caplan) robs a bank impersonating Lex Luthor (Rosenbaum), and then decides that she wants to become Lana Lang (Kristin Kreuk) — permanently.

Currently, “Smallville” is available to stream on Hulu. Learn more about “Talk Ville” and subscribe on their website. “X-Ray” aired Nov. 6, 2001.


Photos from “Smallville” — 01×04 X-Ray


Zack Benz

Zack Benz has been a fan of the Daily Planet since he was eight years old. The Daily Planet has always been a beacon of hope for him and it’s his life’s mission to make it shine in a similar light to so many around the world. Zack graduated with a degree in journalism and art from the University of Minnesota Duluth in 2019.

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