‘Smallville’ Creators Use Lex Luthor as Bait for Fans in WGA Strike

  • Nov 29, 2007
  • Buddy TV

If you’ve been paying careful attention online during the WGA writers’ strike, you may know about the Pencils2MediaMoguls campaign.  Besides the silly way in which the campaign is worded (Does it need to be one word, and can’t we just spell out the number two?  Is it an Avril Lavigne song?), Pencils2MediaMoguls is notable because it is a campaign being run by United Hollywood that is a show of support for the writers during the strike.  The basic idea is this – everyone who wishes to donate should send a butt load of pencils to the six heads of the major studios/conglomerates.  It’s kind of like the Jericho campaign with nuts, except that pencils are far more deadly.  Anyway, Smallville creators Al Gough and Miles Millar have an idea to boost support for the Pencils2Moguls campaign: use Lex Luthor.

In an e-mail sent out to Smallville fans this morning, Al Gough lent his support to the pencil campaign, thanked everyone for everything they’ve done, but then gave an idea as to how they could make the pencil campaign more popular. For every box of environmentally friendly pencils fans purchase in support of the writers at United Hollywood, those fans would be entered in an online lottery.  The winner, chosen at random, would receive a congratulatory phone call from Lex Luthor himself.  Not Gene Hackman, though that would be awesome, but Smallville’s very own Michael Rosenbaum. 

This is a pretty cool prize, I suspect, for any big time fan of Smallville.  The series has some more episodes left and, if the strike can get settled before the end of the year, there’s a very good chance fans will get to see the entire season, perhaps even uninterrupted.  To buy some pencils, head to UnitedHollywood.com.

See also Is Somebody Leaving Smallville?

-Oscar Dahl, BuddyTV Senior Writer
Source: United Hollywood
(Image Courtesy of The CW)

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