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Spider-Man 

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Original cartoon series based on the web-slinging Marvel comic book character, Peter Parker, who, after being bit by a radioactive spider, assumes extraordinary powers.

Creators:

Stan Lee, Steve Ditko
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3   2   1  
1970   1969   1968   1967  

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Series cast summary:
Paul Soles Paul Soles ...  Spider-Man / ... 52 episodes, 1967-1970
Peg Dixon Peg Dixon ...  Betty Brant / ... 52 episodes, 1967-1970
Paul Kligman Paul Kligman ...  J. Jonah Jameson / ... 52 episodes, 1967-1970
Bernard Cowan Bernard Cowan ...  Police officer / ... 51 episodes, 1967-1970
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Student Peter Parker is bitten by a spider while witnessing an experiment in radiology and finds that the radiation has transferred the properties of the spider (ability to scale walls and swing on webs) to him with a strength proportional to his body. Peter now has super spider powers and is so preoccupied with their possibilities that he fails to help the police stop a thief, who later robs the house of Peter's guardians, Aunt May and Uncle Ben, and kills Ben. Furious, Peter tracks down the culprit at a warehouse, and, on seeing the man's face, Peter realizes that if he had acted earlier to help stop the crook, Ben would be alive now. So, Peter vows to use his new powers to fight crime, as the super-heroic Spider-Man. Written by Kevin McCorry <mmccorry@nb.sympatico.ca>

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Trivia

After Season 2 ended, the series continued to air on ABC's Saturday morning line up until August 30, 1969 when it was dropped by the network after 39 episodes aired. For the show to have a successful run in syndicated reruns, a minimum of 52 episodes was needed. After a year hiatus, a 3rd Season of 13 episodes was commissioned for production and slated to air in first run syndication, but Krantz films was running low on money and had the budget slashed even more than in was in Season 2. As a result, many of the episodes in Season 3 had heavily recycled animation footage from Season 1 & 2 episodes and just added new dialogue to make a new episode. See more »

Goofs

In the opening title sequence of the show, Spider-Man is shown, "in the chill of night", looking out of a window at a jewelry store. The store's sign displays the words "FINE JEWLERY". When Spider-Man swings down and kicks the door open, the sign has become "FINE JEWELRY". See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Spider-Man: Wallopin' websnappers!
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Connections

Referenced in The Simpsons: I Am Furious Yellow (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Spider-Man
Opening and Closing Theme Song
Words by Paul Francis Webster
Music by Bob Harris, Stu Phillips and D. Kapross
Published by Buddah Music, Inc.
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Bakshi is Better (IMHO)
4 October 2005 | by EyeDunnoSee all my reviews

I grew up watching this series in the early 1970s, and I'm happy that someone finally placed them onto DVDs. The set of 6 discs is rather deep, with all the episodes filling the DVDs. It's rather thin on extras. But there are what, 3 hours per disc? And the episodes are in chronological order, from the first to the final episode.

Some of the episodes weren't digitally remastered, as most seem to have been, but heck, when I compare them to the VHS tapes I used to purchase at comic book shows where the tapes were recorded from UHF stations yielding poor reception, I won't complain. I'm just glad they're here. For the price, it's plenty of bang for the buck.

As for the episodes, Ralph Bakshi took over as producer midway through the run of the original episodes (his cartoons can be found about midway through the third DVD). Reading through postings on the net, people have said that Bakshi took over and operations moved from Canada to the US when it was cheaper then to produce the animation in the states... and some staff cutting was done while the episodes were still cranked out at a good pace. Hence, people claim, a good bit of regurgitation of characters and plot lines increased. FYI, the Canadian episodes had Spidey webbing in clear skies, while the Bakshi episodes introduced eerie, watercolored skies.

I'm a visual guy, and love the vibrant tones. Plus, it seems as though the music picked up a lot with the change. I just "dig" the way the music sounded. You can even hear a musician yelp every now and then in some jam sessions. So, I can't go Bakshi bashing. Usually, it's the networks that trim budgets, and Bakshi, I feel, had to make due. He did the best he could, I think, and I bet that if the budget had been fat, Bakshi would have had the animators take time and add depth and detail.


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9 September 1967 (USA) See more »

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