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Old 01-10-2012, 03:40 AM   #26
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I'm surprised too he's not well known (or so it appears from this thread!) ............... granted, he's a supporting character, but he's featured in many, many Superman stories in different media.

Good casting call nonetheless, I can definitely see Schiff as Professor Hamilton.

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Because he's just one of those supporting professor characters. Like Peter Parker's teacher in Spiderman...or any other professor of whatever in a comic-based movie.

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I was kindof surprised by this thread really. I thought he was relatively well known, atleast by Superman fans. He recurred in both the DCAU and on the last few seasons of Smallville, as well as being a regular fixture of the post crisis era.

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I'm surprised too he's not well known (or so it appears from this thread!) ............... granted, he's a supporting character, but he's featured in many, many Superman stories in different media.

Good casting call nonetheless, I can definitely see Schiff as Professor Hamilton.
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e he's just one of those supporting professor characters. Like Peter Parker's teacher in Spiderman...or any other professor of whatever in a comic-based movie.
And I bet the people in the Spiderman forums would know his name!

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And I bet the people in the Spiderman forums would know his name!
And....?

Like Tucci in Cap, or the guy in the start of Iron Man. They probably know his name too. His name could be George Washington...he's still just a professor dude.


Ain't like he's Charles Xavier....or Lucius Fox or something.



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I was kindof surprised by this thread really. I thought he was relatively well known, atleast by Superman fans. He recurred in both the DCAU and on the last few seasons of Smallville, as well as being a regular fixture of the post crisis era.
There were actually two Hamilton's in Smallville.

Proffessor Hamilton in the first and second series, who was obsessed with the meteor rocks and eventually died of kryptonite poisoning.

And Doctor Hamilton from the last few series, who was much more like the usual version.

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And....?

Like Tucci in Cap, or the guy in the start of Iron Man. They probably know his name too. His name could be George Washington...he's still just a professor dude.


Ain't like he's Lucius Fox or something.


AND I would expect Superman fans in the Superman forums to know who he is, since he's been featured so regularly in many interpretations of Superman...

Not a huge deal, I'm just surprised is all.

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AND I would expect Superman fans in the Superman forums to know who he is, since he's been featured so regularly in many interpretations of Superman...

Not a huge deal, I'm just surprised is all.
Well...now they do...he's that professor guy.

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Old 01-10-2012, 04:27 AM   #34
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Phillips....or something....

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Why does no one know who Hamilton is?

He is one of Superman's most consistent minor supporting characters.

Just off the top of my head, he's been in STAS, Lois and Clark, Smallville (twice!) and I have a funny feeling he was in Superboy too!

Btw, PERFECT casting for him IMO.
The first Hamilton in Smallville was named Steven Hamilton. I think it was one of those throw in the surnames for a nod to the comics.

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Never seen the guy who is playing him act but he certainly looks the part, very happy we are getting Hamilton though, as it means we now have a chance of seeing Ruin in this series!

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i do not like the character

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There were actually two Hamilton's in Smallville.

Proffessor Hamilton in the first and second series, who was obsessed with the meteor rocks and eventually died of kryptonite poisoning.

And Doctor Hamilton from the last few series, who was much more like the usual version.
I suppose the first Hamilton was a re-imagining, but Emil took his place and so he was no longer an adaptation of the comic character.

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Wow this is great. Here's a little taste of Superman and Hamilton interaction from JLU:

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I suppose the first Hamilton was a re-imagining, but Emil took his place and so he was no longer an adaptation of the comic character.
Well Smallville was terrible for 'reimagining' all the way through.

I think Emil was one of the only characters I felt was handled well.

I mean, just look at Doomsday the paramedic

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Well Smallville was terrible for 'reimagining' all the way through.

I think Emil was one of the only characters I felt was handled well.

I mean, just look at Doomsday the paramedic
I think Smallville really gets a bad wrap. It had the contraints of a TV budget and sometimes you have to drag the story out and change things to keep the longevity of a tv show.

Admittedly Doomsday the paramedic as you called him wasn't handled all that well and was pretty much a Hulk rip off but the show did do some wonderful things and should be viewed as yet another alternate take on the superman mythos.

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What was so awkward about it was they set out to make something different from the comics but then they made a sudden U-turn and tried to make everything line-up with established canon. Jimmy's one of the more glaring examples. They introduce him as the same-age friend of Clark Kent and then kill him off and his younger brother turns out to be the real Jimmy. Then there's Jor-El, who started out with seemingly more sinister goals for Clark, then he turns into Marlon Brando who wants Clark to be the savior of humanity rather than it's iron fisted ruler.

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Why's that?
First of all, in my world the origin doesn't mean sense because no way Lex Luthor would have to buy his stuff and sell it as his own. And then I neither need a scientific genius to invent gadgets against Superman (that's Lex Luthor's job) or who invents stuff for Superman himself (that's Superman'job).

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Hamilton can do other things besides invent gadgets for Superman. And who's to say that even with all of Superman's intellect that he would necessarily be a scientist? It's not like having a high IQ automatically means your brain is full of knowledge.

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I like it. I was hoping for star labs, and Thats looking very likely now.

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Surprised no more people other than me have mentioned the possibility we might see Ruin in sequels, I thought he was a great bad guy and would love to see him show up at some point.

There are other villains I want to see first of course but possibily seeing him would be exciting to me.

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Really solid character actor. Interesting nod too the comics. However the role he is playing is rather generic. What superhero flick doesn't have a doctor/professor in it? I mean it's really more the fault of comic book heroes as a whole, similar the parents of that particular hero being...not there.

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IMO I think hes kind of a 2nd aid to Jor-el

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