When Rita's former boss James Colbert is released from jail, she is there to support him. Shortly afterwards, a prison riot breaks out and Colbert volunteers to act as negotiator. Peter Parker goes ...
Peter covers the arrival of a foreign President who comes to attend the beauty pageant his daughter is joining. He sees a man who was approaching the President abducted but fails to save him. Later ...
The super-elastic Mr. Fantastic, the force field-wielding Invisible Girl, the orange rock-covered Thing and the data-crammed robot H.E.R.B.I.E. make up a team of superheroes dedicated to thwarting would-be world-dominating villains.
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
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In an attempt to keep the show rooted in reality and keep costs controllable, the show's producers decided for better or worse have Spider-Man take on "real-life" criminals instead of the super villains from the comics. This was a wasted opportunity considering that there are numerous major Spider-Man villains who are relatively down-to-earth in concept and could have been depicted inexpensively such the Chameleon, Kraven the Hunter, Mysterio and Wilson Fisk the Kingpin. See more »
One of my favourite Spider-Man adaptations to date...
Honestly I can't get over how so many people disliked this show. I can understand why, but I still think they're being a bit unfair. Granted, the lack of actual comic book villains may be off-putting, and there are a great deal many differences between the comic book Spider-Man and this Spider-Man adaptation BUT the core of the character is still intact and and that is the most important thing. Also, you have to remember that this TV-Series was made in the 70's. You honestly can't expect to be wowed by special effects. And hey, I'm a 90's kid and yet I still love it.
Nicholas Hammond actually fits the role of Peter Parker rather perfectly, he even looks like him from the 90's animated series. Granted, he lacks Spidey's witty humour that we all love but I think in this show's case, that's a good thing. This show can be a lot of fun and has a very catchy theme song.
I hope that someday this show will get an official DVD release but until that day comes I'll just have to make do with my VHS copy.
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