Remembering Carrie Fisher’s “Smallville” Appearance

Carrie Fisher passed away on December 27 after suffering a major heart attack on a flight from London.

While she will forever be remembered as Princess Leia from the “Star Wars” films, Fisher was also part of the Superman family, having starred in an episode of “Smallville”.

Carrie Fisher appeared in “Thirst”, the fifth episode of Season 5, playing the role of Pauline Kahn, the Editor-in-Chief of the Daily Planet.

In this episode, after initially giving her a hard time, Kahn gives Chloe Sullivan (played by Allison Mack) a job at the Daily Planet newspaper.

The name “Pauline Kahn” was most likely a nod to two of DC Comics’ high ranking executives of the time in Paul Levitz and Jeannette Kahn.

Carrie Fisher will be greatly missed by all her fans. Our condolences to her family and friends.

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December 28, 2016 6:39 pm

She will be sorely missed. Despite the turbulent and depressive life she has had, she managed to pull through and still be a wonderful personality.
Rest in peace, ma’am! You will always be our princess and always in our hearts. Gone but not forgotten.

December 29, 2016 7:17 am
Reply to  Kal-Ed

Indeed RIP to her and her dear mother

December 29, 2016 5:15 pm

Lets see…..that would have been around 2005 or 6 the she was on the show. About 10 years ago. She certainly changed a bunch in 10 years. I could hardy recognize her. 40 years of hard core smoking cigarettes will eventually catch up with anyone. But it was her choice.

December 29, 2016 6:05 pm

The first two movies I have real memories of having watched in theaters are the original Star Wars and Superman. For both the experience of hearing John Williams music in a theater gives me butterflies in my stomach in the best way. I count myself very lucky in that respect being at such a perfect age to have these great works spark my imagination. Carrie Fisher was obviously so much more as a human being that just the actress who played Princess Leia but like all those characters she’s been a part of the culture I know for so long… Read more »

December 30, 2016 2:13 pm

Redcape…any one of us here as a member would also have a mother, father, brother, sister, friend, relative who also went down this road and struggled to get back on track. Miss Fisher was a human being like any of us with flaws only thing is her life was more prominent than any of us and the world watched. It could happen to any of us. We’re only human. Suffice to say she was not the only one. Robin Williams took his own life because he probably thought this was the only way to end his mental suffering and depression.

December 31, 2016 12:20 pm

Kal….I meant no dig against her. My point was that cigarettes are the worst habit anyone can pick up. They are truly the most debilitating drug you can legally buy. 40 years worth of her smoking is a lot to ask a body to put up with.

December 31, 2016 9:03 pm
Reply to  redcape

Duly noted. I was not trying to dis your point. Just stating the point normal people also go down that road like celebrities do and they are also human. I quit smoking 5 years ago due to the fact that I know it isn’t healthy and not only because you jeopardise your health but also the wallet.

Steve Wright
January 2, 2017 8:45 am

This one hurts. Next to Leonard Nimoy, this one hurts. Maybe more so because it wasn’t expected. We knew Nimoy was sick and not much longer for this world. But, losing Carrie really is like losing a best friend from my childhood. My parents divorced when i was 7 (1984), and Star Wars/Star Trek/Superman was my escape. When I needed to forget about the fact that I missed my dad I would start playing with my Star Wars action figures or watch the movie on VHS. Or listen to the soundtrack. Her Jedi poster was one of the first posters… Read more »

January 3, 2017 7:24 pm
Reply to  Steve Wright

It’s like part of your childhood has already died with your favourite heroes gone. It truly hurts that she is gone way too soon along with Debbie Reynolds, just a day apart. I can imagine what it’s like for a generation before us when idols and heroes such as Jimmy Hendrix, Elvis Presley, Steve Mcqueen, John Lennon, Marilyn Monroe and countless others, were gone too soon. One thing is for sure: gone…but shall never be forgotten. Especially our hero, Chris.