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The Spectacular Spider-Man

The Spectacular Spider-Man

The Spectacular Spider-Man
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First Aired (USA): March 8, 2008
Last Aired (USA): 2009

Seasons: 2
Episodes: 26

Franchise: Spider-Man
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skeletonking1234
said at 7:50 AM on Thu Sep 4 2014
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After finally seeing the show after buying the series on DVD, I can say it is a great show, my only major problem with it is that I feel they rush a few things or they don't explain a couple things, like with the transformation of the Lizard, they discover he's growing scales and then 1 minute later he becomes the lizard, there's one detail about Harry Osborne they show out of nowhere which I won't explain as it would be a spoiler, but it does come somewhat out of left field, but aside from that it still is a good show and I do recommend it.
skeletonking1234
said at 9:39 AM on Thu Sep 4 2014
@skeletonking1234 I also forgot to mention that some of the characters they introduce they seem to expect you to know or care about who they are, like the Vulture who is introduced in the first episode and he says things like we're supposed to know who he is and feel sorry for him, it's the same way with Electro, they act like you're supposed to know who they are or feel bad for them when something goes wrong for them.

Not saying I don't like these characters or their performances (Though Freeman's acting as Electro can go way too over the top at points,) I'm just saying they don't really show these characters emotions or personalities at all until you just meet them, which is usually only in a 3 minute scene and then they just become evil. We know nothing about Max Dillon before he turns into electro, at least with Doctor Octopus we had seen Otto Octavius a few times before he became Doc Ock, same goes for Sandman and Rhino.

the worst example of the character coming out of nowhere in my book is Chameleon. Steve does a good performance in the role but he is literally just introduced out of the blue with no buildup at all and we find out he has two henchmen who are also introduced out of the blue, and you find out he might have a few other people behind him. We already had Tombstone and his goons and we had built up him for 5 episodes prior to seeing him which I felt the show did really well, but here it is just incredibly sporadic.

Again, this doesn't ruin the show at all it's just something that has bothered me as I've watched the show
TheLemsterPju
said at 9:50 AM on Thu Sep 4 2014
@skeletonking1234 Speaking of Harry Osborn, I really didn't like this version of him.

He came across and whiney and rude a lot of the time.
MaskedMarvel89
said at 10:33 AM on Sat Mar 1 2014
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Although this series is AMAZING and makes my Top Three easily, I admit that it wasn't perfect. I didn't like the design for Green Goblin's mask, Doc Ock they made too short, in my opinion Thom A. Hernandez as Tinkerer was a miscast, it didn't last long enough (but that wasn't it's fault), and I wish they had brought back Aunt May's fear of Spider-Man from the Silver Age, and a few seasons in have Spidey save her so that she trusts him like in ASM #200, because I think that that was a good sub-plot. Of course, these are little things, and they don't interfere with my love for his show.
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 10:46 AM on Mon Feb 24 2014
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Did somebody say complete series blu-ray?

http://worldsfinestonline.tumblr.com/post/77716959254/the-spectacular-spider-man-the-complete-series
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 4:18 PM on Mon Feb 24 2014
Good way to tie in to the new movie coming out, too.
GothamRed
said at 5:22 PM on Mon Feb 24 2014
@TheLemsterPju Not every series will leave an impact. Look at the Zeta Project, a lot of the fan of the DCAU never knew it existed in the first place and some of those that do don't really remember much from it. Some series will impact the audience and some won't, it just depends really. If US leaves an impact good for it, if not then that's that.

Though honestly not all the previous shows had a impact, Unlimited and the MTV series never really caught on.
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 11:57 AM on Sat Apr 26 2014
It's out, and it's selling pretty well.
MaskedMarvel89
said at 8:38 PM on Sun Jan 26 2014
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In my opinion, this is the best Spider-Man show, because, like I said in my "Reason", it got all the characters and their relationships down perfectly. And for ones like Harry and Gwen, they looked at their personalities in college to figure out what they were probably like in high-school. And, while most of the characters were almost just like their classic counterparts, the stories were updated and modernized so that you wouldn't know what'll happen next. It's like seeing almost the same characters, in a world where these stories from the 1960's and 70's had happened somewhat differently and in modern times; and the result... IS PURE AWESOMENESS. Nuff' Said.
spencermalley935
said at 6:46 PM on Mon Nov 11 2013
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"Ultimate" Spider-Man doesn't hold a candle to this
Regomania
said at 3:02 PM on Sun Jan 26 2014
@spencermalley935 I agree with you on so many levels.

For one, the design for the show is very simple, no need for vibrant animation to complement your great script writing. And TSSM's script is well written out as well, and it has great acting to complement it, props going to Crispin Freeman as Electro.

And another thing, some of the villain redesigns are just a great breath of fresh air, it makes them look so menacing and scary, Ultimate didn't have any of this.

In all, TSSM is possibly one of the finest in Spiderman's run of cartoons. The Acting, the Script, the Designs and the Characters really step it up from the rest. And, Ultimate Spiderman doesn't even hold a matchstick to this!
TheLemsterPju
said at 3:19 PM on Sun Jan 26 2014
@spencermalley935 I like both equally.
spencermalley935
said at 2:32 PM on Thu Feb 13 2014
@TheLemsterPju I don't mind it being a more light-hearted retelling of the Spider-Man mythos, My problem is the humor itself and the characterization of Spider-Man.
Ross123
said at 2:48 PM on Sat Oct 19 2013
This is my 2nd favourite Spiderman tv series (right next 2 Animated) & I must the story lines were excellent & the voice acting was really good. I was annoyed when it got cancelled as it had ended at a cliff hanger. I also think this would be my favourite Spiderman tv series if it had a few more seasons but sadly not. Would have ended in early 2012 anyway so it would be over by now but I would have loved 2 see how it would have ended.
Lpfan120
said at 3:10 PM on Thu Aug 15 2013
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You guys might want to take a look at this...
https://twitter.com/vanmarshall/status/368124852856573954
PsychicVoiceSpy
said at 7:54 AM on Wed Aug 21 2013
@Lpfan120 I guess there is some tiny glimmer of hope for the show after all if they're doing reruns after all this time.
D.A.V.E.
said at 10:08 PM on Fri Aug 23 2013
@PsychicVoiceSpy I doubt they'll do anything new with the show and will probably be some time filler.

Though its fine that there are reruns and that it may attract new fans.
risingson
said at 2:33 PM on Wed Jun 26 2013
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Well I've thought about it and I've come to think these are the voice actors they would've gotten for the villains of the next season. Of course this is just my opinion and I could be wrong.

Hobgoblin: Kevin M. Richardson
Scorpion: either Brian Bloom or Thomas Wilson
Jackal: Tim Curry
Hydro-man: Bill Fagerbakke
Carnage: either Nick Chinlund or Brent Spiner or maybe they would've gotten Fred Tatasciore back. Carnage is the most difficult casting choice.
Fulgore2005
said at 5:18 PM on Fri Jul 5 2013
@risingson Late for the party, much?

Spectacular Spider-Man has been cancelled for a few years now. There is no chance of it having a new season.
risingson
said at 11:38 PM on Fri Jul 5 2013
@Fulgore2005 I'm very aware of that. Since everyone keeps bringing up its untimely end. I was just saying who I thought they would have gotten for the characters had the show continued. It was a hypothetical casting choice on my part.
Fulgore2005
said at 5:45 AM on Sat Jul 6 2013
@risingson I do apologise. I didn't know it was casting choice.
risingson
said at 4:11 PM on Sat Jul 6 2013
@Fulgore2005 Ha don't worry about it.
Tyler Reznik
said at 4:43 PM on Mon Aug 26 2013
@risingson I heard a rumour about Sam Witwer doing the voice of Scorpion. It's bunk, in all likelihood, but it's still a nice idea.
risingson
said at 1:18 PM on Tue Aug 27 2013
@Tyler Reznik yeah I heard that too way back. He wouldn't be bad but I actually see Sam more as Venom. God that would be epic!
BlankSlate
said at 11:35 AM on Tue Jan 22 2013
I knew those pupil-less eyes looked familiar! One of the character designers, Thomas Perkins, also did character designs for Transformers Animated!
D.A.V.E.
said at 1:35 AM on Thu Jan 31 2013
@BlankSlate I assume IMDb gave that info?

It doesn't list Sean Galloway (Cheeks) as the main character designer, though.
Metabad
said at 2:27 PM on Sat Dec 1 2012
I swear Netflix seems to have every Spider-man series EXCEPT this one.
pete
said at 2:04 AM on Thu Dec 6 2012
@Metabad Might be a right issue or all the episodes aren't on DVD due to an issue with Disney? Is Ultimate on there as well?.
Metabad
said at 9:23 AM on Thu Dec 6 2012
@pete Yeah, Ultimate is there.
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 3:18 AM on Fri Dec 7 2012
@Metabad So the worst Spidey show is there while the best Spidey show isn't?


...I don't want to live on this planet anymore.
D.A.V.E.
said at 10:52 PM on Wed Dec 12 2012
@pete It isn't. Sony also has the rights to the MTV show, yet it's there with no problems.
Comicfan117
said at 1:41 PM on Sat Dec 21 2013
@TheVengeanceKnight I know that feel bro
coolgeek176
said at 10:01 PM on Fri Sep 21 2012
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This was the best spiderman show ever.
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 7:22 AM on Fri Jan 20 2012
Always thought this version of Spidey looked...cute.
BlankSlate
said at 3:34 AM on Tue Oct 25 2011
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Very frightening the way the characters' eyes have NO PUPILS.
Jackson_H (Admin)
said at 10:52 PM on Mon Apr 26 2010
wow... clueless much?

Please explain how a visitor would "suspend" an administrator of this site?

I'll even be nice enough to provide proof that the show was canceled by Disney and you're wrong. :)

http://s8.org/gargoyles/askgreg/search.php?rid=859

But if you're too lazy to click on a link I'll post the message for you.

So...

I've heard nothing directly from Marvel, Disney or Sony, but I think the recent announcement that an "Ultimate Spider-Man" animated series is in the works at Marvel Animation, makes it fairly clear that The Spectacular Spider-Man is over.

I can't say that I'm surprised, but that doesn't mean I'm not disappointed. But guys... all of you so quick to rush to my defense (sometimes in the most heated of terms)... it's appreciated, of course, but not necessary. This is the business I've chosen to work in. It comes with the job.

Sure, I think Spectacular kicked some ass! But there's no reason to assume that Ultimate Spider-Man won't kick ass too! I'd recommend giving it a chance. I remember when we were first announced, a bunch of MTV Spider-Man fans were screaming about why they were creating a new series and not continuing that one. Heck, there were even a bunch of 90s Spider-Man the Animated Series fans who felt they should still be continuing THAT show. Some of those folks wound up giving us a chance. Some didn't, I'm sure. Some of those who loved those and other old Spidey series found they liked or loved Spectacular. Others didn't, I'm sure. But we found our audience, and now we've got nostalgia working on our side. But I wouldn't want Ultimate Spidey to be judged on anything other than itself. Because that's all I wanted for Spectacular.

It's just the way of things. I try to take the long view and be philosophical about it. Don't always succeed, but I try. I had more stories I was dying to tell, but anyone who's familiar with this website due to a certain series beginning with a "G" knows that this isn't the first series I've felt that way about. I rarely run out of tales to tell. I had more Spidey stories to tell. More Gargoyles stories to tell. More W.I.T.C.H. stories to tell. More Captain Atom stories to tell. More Starship Troopers stories to tell. Even more Max Steel stories to tell. And if and when I get a new series -- no matter how long it lasts -- I'll probably STILL have more stories of that puppy to tell too.

So I try to be grateful for what I did get. I got to tell 26 fun stories. And those led directly to me writing for The Amazing Spider-Man, which puts me in some pretty august company and fulfilled a life-long dream, even if it was only half of one issue. So it's all good.

For those who loved and will miss, alongside me and pretty much all of its cast and crew, The Spectacular Spider-Man, I appreciate all your support and kind words. Let's celebrate what we achieved and not stress over what we didn't get to do.

Thanks, everyone.

Greg Weisman
April, 2010
markson (Guest)
said at 9:29 PM on Mon Apr 26 2010
How dare you defy me jackson

youre a fool
weisman canceled season 3 because he was lazy and dumb to not think of any ideas so don't correcct me or you're suspended for good!
Jackson_H (Admin)
said at 6:49 PM on Mon Apr 26 2010
@ markmarino

Wrong!
Greg Weisman did want to continue. He even said he planned on introducing Hob Goblin and Scorpion in season 3. Unfortunately Disney's ownership ruined it for everyone.
Disney also screwed the man over with Gargoyles.
markmarino (Guest)
said at 1:11 PM on Wed Apr 21 2010
let's just hope the ultimate spidey series continues this series from where it was left off

I do admit that the cancelation was caused by the partnership but it still was weisman's fault for not attempting to continue

I was looking forward to see carnage
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 1:19 PM on Mon Apr 19 2010
@markmarino according to an article I read, one unofficial reason for it's cancellation was because of the Marvel/Disney partnership. I think something about Sony's animation contract expiring which is why Spectacular is dying too. Also, hence why Ultimate Spider-Man will be on Disney XD
markmarino (Guest)
said at 12:38 PM on Mon Apr 19 2010
hate to disappoint but there won't be a third season because it got cancelled for no reason.

Greg Weisman is nothing but a fraud because he made the series a complete faliure but let's hope the next Spiderman series continues this one from where it left off.
spawnguy (Guest)
said at 10:06 PM on Sun Mar 28 2010
Thank God for this show.
unclebob (Guest)
said at 11:10 PM on Tue Nov 17 2009
best spiderman show ever. Even kicks the movies' asses
justin (Guest)
said at 9:07 PM on Thu Aug 6 2009
the Legendary Grey DELISLE fAIRLYODD pARENTS iS bETTY bRANT AND sALLY
jrcarter (Guest)
said at 11:03 PM on Sun Apr 26 2009
Also:

Joseph "Robbie" Robertson
Betty Brant
Ned Lee
thomas (Guest)
said at 8:04 PM on Mon Apr 13 2009
Your'e missing Flash Thompson, Sally Avril, Liz Allan, George Stacy, Aunt May Parker, Norman Osborn, King Kong, Randy Robertson.


#1 favorite TV Show
for 4 members.

A favorite TV Show
for 76 members.
Latest Reason:

"My top favorite spider-man show"

- Blackwing2040
VOICE COMPARES
Listen to all the actors who have voiced the following The Spectacular Spider-Man characters.
Spider-Man
Mary Jane Watson
Green Goblin
Venom
Tombstone
Gwen Stacy
Norman Osborn
Flash Thompson
J. Jonah Jameson
Liz Allan
Doctor Octopus
Silver Sable
Black Cat
Kraven the Hunter
Shocker
Vulture
Hammerhead
Tinkerer
Crusher Hogan
Mysterio
Electro
Sandman
Silvermane
Glory Grant
Rhino
John Jameson
Joe (Robbie) Robertson
Randy Robertson
Ox
Montana
Eddie Brock
Chameleon
Harry Osborn
Dr. Curt Connors
Martha Connors
Billy Connors
Betty Brant
Ned Leeds
Dr. Miles Warren
Jean DeWolff
Aunt May
Uncle Ben
George Stacy
Ashley Kafka