5/25/12

The 1977 TV Version of Spider-Man is Amazing

I'm familiar with the cartoon from the 1980s.  I used to watch it every Saturday morning.  I'm also familiar with the original animated series from the 1960s because I used to watch it my Grandma's house because she had cable and got all the awesome old cartoons.  But I had never seen or even heard of this live-action version of The Amazing Spider-Man that consisted of 13 episodes from 1977 to 1979.  Until now.

It's easy to gauge how awesome this show must have been just by watching the intro.  The '70s porn music, the creepy-as-fuck spider suit, the super realistic climbing and jumping effects all point to one truly amazing Spider-Man show.  Thankfully these episodes are all over the YouTube so I can enjoy them at my leisure.  And I will.  Probably when I'm drunk.

Quit judging me. 


8 comments:

D4 said...

I can't tell what other TV show I've seen with that font. Maybe Full House.

Have you given a look at the 70's Japanese show? It's on the marvel website, I think. Good stuff.

Banacek said...

@D4 - I think they used it on The Dukes of Hazzard. And no, I'll have to check it out. Thanks for the heads up.

Jay said...

i'd watch that. :D

meandmythinkingcap said...

No judging, to tell the truth this hammond guy looks lot better than milksop Peter Parker of today.
I never knew this one. Looks like i need to tune to youtube to watch, thank you :)

Film Geek Bastard said...

This actually aired? Amazing.

That Bastard From Bellingham said...

You should feel bad, Banacek. This is a guilty pleasure that you shouldn't share so openly.

Seriously. You need some hail Mary's and a few rosaries for this one, sirrah!

G said...

I'd forgotten about this...pure 70's brilliance

ApacheDug said...

I remember watching this show as a kid in the 1970s but for some reason I could never make myself believe that was him in the Spiderman get-up. Plus I kinda hated him for his role as "Doug, BMOC" on the Brady Bunch, he dumped Marcia after Peter bonked her in the nose with that football & I don't care how swelled her nose got, no Doug in his right mind would break a date with Marcia Brady!

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