Shows : Spider-Man TV (1977) (Introduction)
The Spider-Man TV series consisted of a pilot, and thirteen subsequent episodes which aired haphazardly over two seasons on CBS between 1977 and 1979. Several of the shows were edited to make three movies, as indicated. The story was only loosely based on the comics. The villains were all newly created, and most of the cast was re-invented.
Apparently, CBS was reluctant to commit to a regular time-slot, as they didn't want to become known as "The Super-Hero Channel", since they were running a glut of Super-Hero movies and TV series at the time. The program wasn't pulling good numbers, and it was canned before it really hit its stride.
If you're looking for more detail, we recommend Mark Rathwell's The Amazing Spider-Man Live Action TV Series Page.
The core cast was was rather small compared to the comic cast from which it was taken.
Aunt May didn't feature heavily. Jonah Jameson didn't appear in the pilot. Judy Tyler
was added as a fellow reporter for romantic interest, and had no real equivalent in the
Peter Parker/Spider Man - Nicholas Hammond Judy Tyler - Lisa Elibacher Julie Masters - Ellen Bry Major Collins - Ted Danson Captain Barbera - Michael Pataki J. Jonah Jameson - Robert F. Simon Aunt May - Irene Tedrow Rita Conway - Chip Fields Executive Producer - Charles W. Fries Executive Producer - Daniel R. Goodman Producer - Robert Janes Producer - Ron Satlof Original Music - Dana Kaproff Original Music - Stu Phillips (also theme) Original Music - Johnnie Spence Written by - Alvin Boretz
The following MP3 files are provided for your retro-listening pleasure.
- Live Movie Theme (MP3, 101 Kb)
- Live Action Season 1 Theme (MP3, 119 Kb)
- Live Action Season 2 Theme (MP3, 119 Kb)
DVD & Video
This series and the double-episode movies were generally available on VHS through the 70's and 80's. It is not currently available on official DVD, but bootleg copies of the series can be obtained.
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