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The Amazing Spider-Man 

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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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Nicholas Hammond ...  Peter Parker / ... 14 episodes, 1977-1979
Robert F. Simon ...  J. Jonah Jameson 13 episodes, 1978-1979
Chip Fields ...  Rita Conway 13 episodes, 1978-1979
Ellen Bry ...  Julie Masters 8 episodes, 1978-1979
Michael Pataki ...  Captain Barbera 6 episodes, 1977-1978
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Storyline

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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TV-PG
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 September 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Spider-Man See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(15 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Trivia

CBS wanted to land Nicholas Hammond to play Peter Parker after seeing him perform in an English play at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles. Hammond accepted the role and told them he wanted to do a realistic portrayal of the character. He did not want it to be set up as a comedy like the 60's Batman TV show. See more »

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Followed by Spider-Man: The Dragon's Challenge (1979) See more »

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Guilty Pleasure...
29 June 2000 | by Shield-3See all my reviews

Yes, it's campy. Yes, the acting wasn't very good and the scripts were dull. Yes, the special effects are *very* dated.

It doesn't matter. "Amazing Spider-Man" is one of those time capsules that perfectly captures late 1970s action TV. It was funky, it was campy, it was cheesy, and it was great.

Sure, it could have been better. Given time, the series could have hit its groove and easily been as good as the other Marvel TV series of the day, "The Incredible Hulk." Legend has it this show was cancelled because of low ratings, but I heard CBS both wouldn't commit to a consistent timeslot, and they didn't want to be known as the Superhero Network (they had "Hulk," "Wonder Woman," and showed the hideous "Captain America" and "Dr. Strange" movies). They could have had a real winner...


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