Spectacular, Secular Spider-Thread

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edited September 2009 in Graphic Violence
We've been sort of hijacking the Ultimate Spider-Man thread to discuss the new cartoon, so it seemed to warrant it's own topic.

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Synopsis (From Wikipedia
The Spectacular Spider-Man was announced by Kids' WB Senior Vice President and General Manager Betsy McGowen and Sony Pictures Television Co-President Zack Van Amburg in March, 2007. The series is produced by Culver Entertainment. It premiered on March 8, 2008 on Kids' WB on The CW, one week after it was originally scheduled to premiere.

According to writer Greg Weisman the timeline of the original Spider-Man story-arcs, which the series is based on, will be condensed in order to move the series forward and include such classic and important characters as Flash Thompson, Gwen Stacy, Mary Jane Watson, Betty Brant, Harry Osborn, Jean DeWolff, J. Jonah Jameson, Aunt May Parker, Joe 'Robbie' Robertson, and Liz Allan. The new series will not follow the same continuity as the Spider-Man film series. Greg Weisman says that the episodes will have three to four episode arcs for DVD release reasons. The tie-ins will be slight, but present. The first episode arc will feature Vulture, Hammerhead, The Enforcers and Electro. Weisman wrote the first episode.[5]

Hasbro will release a toy line of Action figures in April 2008.[6]

Cast
Regular cast
  • Josh Keaton - Peter Parker/Spider-Man
  • Lacey Chabert[15] - Gwen Stacy
  • James Arnold Taylor[16] - Harry Osborn

Supporting cast
  • Irene Bedard - Jean DeWolff
  • Clancy Brown[17] - Captain George Stacy
  • Grey DeLisle[18] - Sally Avril, Betty Brant[19]
  • Brian George - Aaron Warren
  • Dorian Harewood - Doc Bromwell[20]
  • Tricia Helfer[21] - Felicia Hardy/Black Cat
  • Phil LaMarr - Joseph "Robbie" Robertson, Randy Robertson [22]
  • Joshua LeBar[23] - Flash Thompson
  • Andrew Kishino[24] - Kenny "King" Kong
  • Vanessa Marshall [25] - Mary Jane Watson
  • Daran Norris[26] - J. Jonah Jameson, John Jameson
  • Kath Soucie[27] - Martha Connors, Anna Watson
  • Deborah Strang [28] - Aunt May
  • Cree Summer - Glory Grant [29]
  • Alanna Ubach[30] - Liz Allan
  • BJ Ward[31] - Mayor Waters
  • Andrew Kishino - Ned Lee[32]
  • Kelly Hu - Sha Shan Nguyen[33]

Villain cast
  • Thom Adcox - Phineas Mason/Tinkerer
  • Jeff Bennett - Montana/Shocker[34]
  • Dee Bradley Baker[35] - Dr. Curt Connors/Lizard
  • Xander Berkeley[36] - Quentin Beck
  • Steven Blum[37] - Chameleon
  • Clancy Brown[38] - Alex O'Hirn/Rhino, Ox
  • Keith David - Big Man (Episode 1)
  • Benjamin Diskin[39] - Eddie Brock/Venom
  • John DiMaggio - Flint Marko/Sandman, Hammerhead[40][41]
  • Robert Englund[42] - Adrian Toomes/Vulture
  • Crispin Freeman[43] - Max Dillon/Electro
  • Phil LaMarr - Fancy Dan
  • Peter MacNicol[44] - Otto Octavius/Doctor Octopus
  • Alan Rachins - Norman Osborn [45]
  • Kevin Michael Richardson - Lonnie Lincoln/Tombstone, Big Man (Episode 4-) [46],
  • Eric Vesbit - Kraven the Hunter[47]
  • Thomas F. Wilson[48] - Stan Carter
  • ??? - Mark Raxton/Molten Man[49]
  • ??? - Calypso[50]

Season One Episode Breakdown
  • "Survival of the Fittest[8]" Spider-Man has to save industrialist Norman Osborn from the high-flying Vulture while being pursued by The Enforcers.[7]
  • "Interactions[9]" Peter Parker tutors Liz Allen, while Spider-Man tries to stop the former Lab Electrician, Max Dillion who became Electro after an accident involving Bio-Current Generation.
  • "Natural Selection[10]" Peter Parker and Spider-Man both must learn to make own their choices when decisions made by Dr. Curt Connors transform Pete's mentor into The Lizard.
  • "Market Forces[11]" While Peter Parker resists taking on the responsibility of helping Aunt May pay the bills, Montana -- the Big Man's Enforcer -- becomes the stunning Shocker to fulfill his responsibility: eliminating Spider-Man.
  • "Competition[12]" Flint Marko becomes Sandman.
  • "The Invisible Hand" Alex O'hirn is transformed into the Rhino[13]
  • "Catalysts" Spider-man meets the Green Goblin.
  • "Reaction" Dr. Otto Octavius turns into Doctor Octopus.
  • "The Uncertainty Principle"
  • "Persona[14]" Black Cat and Quentin Beck appear.
  • "Group Therapy" The Sinister Six form (instead of Kraven the Hunter, this version has Shocker).
  • "Intervention"
  • "Nature vs. Nurture" Kraven the Hunter appears.

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  • DarkWarriorDarkWarrior __BANNED USERS
    edited March 2008
    That's a pretty good disguise there. I mean Petey looks like he's actually morphed his body to become Spider-Man, its entirely different.

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  • ServoServo Registered User, ClubPA
    edited March 2008
    peter does actually look like scott pilgrim

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  • NogsNogs Crap, crap, mega crap. Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    this show is good.

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  • MugenmidgetMugenmidget Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    I wonder when Venom's showing up...

    Everything is in place and we even know what he'll look like, I just don't see it happening in any of the Season One episodes yet (although there's the few with vague/no descriptions).

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  • NogsNogs Crap, crap, mega crap. Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    hopefully not until the end of the season, or next season.

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  • KyouguKyougu Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    This show has really surprise me.
    It's not as kiddy as I thought it would be, the animation is great (Loved this week's shocker fight) and what's even better is that the characters just feel right. I really liked Osborn's talk with his son this week, and Spider-man has quips that are actually funny.
    Really, I can't say enough good things about this show at the moment.

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  • DVGDVG Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    "I'm mocking you! I'm a mocker!"

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  • dcleedclee Registered User
    edited March 2008
    Saw this for the first time this morning. They turned Shocker into a hick. wtf.

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  • DMACDMAC Moderator mod
    edited March 2008
    Montana can't be Shocker! He's already Montana! You can't have two villain nicknames!

    I liked the "spider-themed onesie" comment from the Lizard episode. Little touches like the "spider web sunsets" are nice too.

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  • TeriferinTeriferin Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Does anyone else find it somewhat odd that the shocker taught Peter a lesson about responsibility?

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  • deadonthestreetdeadonthestreet Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Dr. Robot Arm Connors?

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  • DVGDVG Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Dr. Robot Arm Connors?

    It's actually Edward Elric in his later years.

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  • DJ EebsDJ Eebs Moderator mod
    edited March 2008
    "kiddy" is my least favorite descriptor of all time

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  • FCDFCD Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    As I said on the other thread, I like that Gwen is apparantly the main female character, rather than MJ. And having her be a fellow brain alongside Peter(at least, that's how I've heard they'll be using her) seems interesting.

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  • RuinsRuins Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    What time is this on and how many episodes have there been?

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  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited March 2008
    Is there an option to watch this online somewhere? Something like the adult swim fix?

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  • Robos A Go GoRobos A Go Go Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Ruins wrote: »
    What time is this on and how many episodes have there been?

    4 episodes so far. Vulture, Electro, Lizard, Shocker appear in that order. As for when it airs, I believe it's 10:30 AM on Saturdays. I record it on my DVR, though, so i could be wrong.

    As for watching it online, you can't without, presumably, breaking copyright laws.

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  • PantheraOncaPantheraOnca Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    if it weren't on at a godawful time i might watch it.

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  • ZombieAsumaZombieAsuma Registered User
    edited March 2008
    TIVO TIVO TIVO!!! That and most cable companies practically hand out DVRs now.

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  • Robos A Go GoRobos A Go Go Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    I'd heard the Kids WB! block had been sold to 4Kids. What does that mean for Spider-Man?

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  • Mr PinkMr Pink I got cats for youRegistered User regular
    edited March 2008
    I just watched the Shocker episode on YouTube. Good stuff.

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  • The Muffin ManThe Muffin Man Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    I'd heard the Kids WB! block had been sold to 4Kids. What does that mean for Spider-Man?

    4Kids seems to have a vendetta against anything they didn't dub or create (because it wasn't done with their charming condescension), so chances are good it's going to be shunted off.

    Here's hoping Cartoon Network scoops it up.

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  • SlicerSlicer Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    I'd heard the Kids WB! block had been sold to 4Kids. What does that mean for Spider-Man?

    Well, so far there's plans for two 13 episode seasons. Considering that 4Kids won't start using it until September, that sounds like ample time for airing all of the episodes. Of course, this is just some speculation on my part, as nothing official has been said about what will happen to Spider-man.

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  • The Muffin ManThe Muffin Man Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    I don't think they'll be able to show 2 13 episode seasons in the span of 6 months, unless they mold them into a 26 episode season.

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  • PantheraOncaPantheraOnca Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    well, if its on once a week, 26 is half of 52 so it could just technically fit, but i doubt there wouldn't be a gap in between each season.

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  • UnbreakableVowUnbreakableVow Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Saw all four episodes of this today at a friend's house. I was skeptical, and the theme song is godawful, but the rest of the show was pretty damn good.

    And that quarterback may be the best character ever with his cheesy one-liners. "You want some aloe vera for that burn?"

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  • JacobColeJacobCole Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    I like the show, I thought it did a good job introducing the cast in the first two episodes and then dove head first into the Peter Parker's life sucks no matter which path he takes. The theme is fucking recockulously stupid, but my friend likes it and I enjoy making fun of him so it works in a way that I can make fun of him for liking a stupid theme.

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  • NogsNogs Crap, crap, mega crap. Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    JacobCole wrote: »
    I like the show, I thought it did a good job introducing the cast in the first two episodes and then dove head first into the Peter Parker's life sucks no matter which path he takes. The theme is fucking recockulously stupid, but my friend likes it and I enjoy making fun of him so it works in a way that I can make fun of him for liking a stupid theme.

    well, you used the word 'recockulously' so...

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  • wirehead26wirehead26 Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    If the show gets a second season I wonder if Marvel would put some of its "current" characters in like Echo or even the Sentry. Seeing him animated would be a trip.

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  • Robos A Go GoRobos A Go Go Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    On that note, check out Cheeks Galloway's renditions of Marvel characters and others on his deviant art page.

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  • KlykaKlyka DO you have any SPARE BATTERIES?Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Why does everyone hate on the theme song? Yes,the lyrics are kinda stupid but I think it is hilariously catchy and completely sets the mood for 20 minutes of Spidey hijinks.

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  • Robos A Go GoRobos A Go Go Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
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  • KlykaKlyka DO you have any SPARE BATTERIES?Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    "Spider blood with spider blood with radioactive spider blood, spider blood with spider blood with radioactive spider blood"

    And the old theme is still the winner!

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  • DMACDMAC Moderator mod
    edited March 2008
    I arrive everywhere in the speed of time.

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  • KlykaKlyka DO you have any SPARE BATTERIES?Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    DMAC wrote: »
    I arrive everywhere in the speed of time.

    But are you "living on the edge, fighting crime,spinning webs?"

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  • DMACDMAC Moderator mod
    edited March 2008
    One thing at a time.

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  • TankTank Registered User
    edited March 2008
    I really like how they are slowly building up some of the supporting characters in the show.

    Like for example, in the latest episode they had Flint Marko show up sans powers. And Spidey just laughs in his face about how many times he has put him in jail. And next week we get to see Marko become the Sandman.

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  • Robos A Go GoRobos A Go Go Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Tank wrote: »
    I really like how they are slowly building up some of the supporting characters in the show.

    Like for example, in the latest episode they had Flint Marko show up sans powers. And Spidey just laughs in his face about how many times he has put him in jail. And next week we get to see Marko become the Sandman.

    I love it too. It makes the transformations that much more meaningful and brings established relationships to the fights rather than having them be generic heroic encounters.

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  • KlykaKlyka DO you have any SPARE BATTERIES?Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Tank wrote: »
    I really like how they are slowly building up some of the supporting characters in the show.

    Like for example, in the latest episode they had Flint Marko show up sans powers. And Spidey just laughs in his face about how many times he has put him in jail. And next week we get to see Marko become the Sandman.

    Marko and his partner (who will become Rhino) have been shown in the first episode too.

    I really like how they are doing the Mary Jane thing. "Nice personality..." *shiver* and then when she turns up Peter will fall head over heels for her.

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  • TeriferinTeriferin Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    I have to wonder, how in the world will Peter patch things up with Gwen and Harry after being a total ass to them?

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