The Amazing Spider-Man (1977–1979)

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With the powers given by the bite of a radioactive spider, a young man fights crime as a wall-crawling superhero.

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 Peter Parker / ... (14 episodes, 1977-1979)
Robert F. Simon ...
 J. Jonah Jameson (13 episodes, 1978-1979)
Chip Fields ...
 Rita Conway (13 episodes, 1978-1979)
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 Julie Masters (8 episodes, 1978-1979)
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 Captain Barbera (6 episodes, 1977-1978)
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Peter Parker has a laboratory accident that changes his life. He finds himself with greatly increased strength, the ability to stick to walls to climb them without needing hand and footholds and a "spider-sense" (presented in this series as clairvoyance) that allows him to sense danger. Designing a costume and a webshooter that allows him to fire a strong artificial web, he fights crimes as Spider-Man. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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Contrary to popular belief, "Spider-Man" was not canceled because of low ratings. In fact, the series performed well in the ratings, but TV politics were believed to have played a role in the cancellation; CBS executives apparently wanted to shed the network's image as "The Superhero Network," so they canceled the show, in addition to "Wonder Woman." (However, "The Incredible Hulk" remained at the network until 1982.) See more »

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The Amazing Spiderman DVD
14 November 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Does anyone know the status of a potential DVD release of Spiderman with Nicholas Hammond. It seems like everyone has forgotten about this series. Granted the F/X were not like they are now and it was played as camp. I know that a lot of Spiderman fans think of this series as a bad stepchild. I disagree, just part of the Spiderman legacy. I wish that whoever has the rights to release this on DVD will do this. I hope it is not another rights issue like the Superboy series. While we are at it. Sam Raimi if you are out there, contact Nicholas for a cameo in Spiderman 3. To some of us who grew up with Nicholas as Spiderman, it would be a treat. Bring Spidey back.


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