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The Spectacular Spider-Man

Post by Zoltar on Mon Jun 29, 2009 5:29 pm

Is anyone else watching this series?

Greg Weisman of Gargoyles fame is the story editor for the series. It makes use of elements from the full history of Spidey, mixing the 616 and Ultimate versions rather well. The character designs on paper did nothing for me, but they work much better in motion. The second season is playing right now on one of the Disney cable nets.

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Re: The Spectacular Spider-Man

Post by Colin Hicks on Mon Jun 29, 2009 11:49 pm

Best. Spidey adaptation. EVER.

At first, I wasn't sure about the visual style, but I got over that halfway through the first episode. I love the characterisation, the pacing of the story arcs, the plot twists

(
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Harry NOT having been the Green Goblin
is a thing of absolute genius), the choreography of the fight scenes, the reworking of the villains (how cool is this Doc Ock?)...

...why haven't they recommissioned this yet? Weissman is brilliant, as I knew anyway from Gargoyles.

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Re: The Spectacular Spider-Man

Post by Zoltar on Tue Jun 30, 2009 5:19 pm

Colin Hicks wrote:...why haven't they recommissioned this yet? Weissman is brilliant, as I knew anyway from Gargoyles.
I believe they just started playing Season 2 on Disney XD. I think the commissioning of a third series will depend on how the ratings go. Personally, I think they'd be nuts not to do another season.

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Re: The Spectacular Spider-Man

Post by Horizon Chaser on Sun Jul 05, 2009 8:45 pm

I am enjoying S2. I hope it's not the last one. I fear it will be.

BTW, the time-line seems messed up. Is it supposed to be taking place between events of S1?
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Re: The Spectacular Spider-Man

Post by Zoltar on Sun Jul 05, 2009 8:51 pm

Horizon Chaser wrote:I am enjoying S2. I hope it's not the last one. I fear it will be.

BTW, the time-line seems messed up. Is it supposed to be taking place between events of S1?
I don't think so. What part of the continuity seems wrong to you?

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Post by Horizon Chaser on Mon Jul 06, 2009 7:26 am

OK, Gwen kisses Peter on Thanksgiving day in S1. Then in S2 it's snowing and Christmas time. BUT, S1 seemed to end in the spring closer to the end of the schoolyear with Venom's defeat and so on.

Have I got my timelines mixed?
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Re: The Spectacular Spider-Man

Post by Zoltar on Mon Jul 06, 2009 4:50 pm

Horizon Chaser wrote:OK, Gwen kisses Peter on Thanksgiving day in S1. Then in S2 it's snowing and Christmas time. BUT, S1 seemed to end in the spring closer to the end of the schoolyear with Venom's defeat and so on.

Have I got my timelines mixed?
If memory serves, Venom's defeat took place around Thanksgiving as well. I would assume that S2 picks up around Christmas and that it's playing in chronological order.

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Re: The Spectacular Spider-Man

Post by Horizon Chaser on Wed Jul 08, 2009 7:30 pm

Hmmm, so over the planned 86 episodes they're going to do a year or two in the life of Peter Parker.
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