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Re: The 1967 Spider-Man Animated Series
« Reply #75 on: April 06, 2010, 12:07:07 AM »
Episode 68: Knights Must Fall

The Plot: Spidey jousts with a motorcycle-riding knight in armor who is robbing theatre box offices, armored trucks, and museum officials receiving a medieval artifact.

My Thoughts: Very interesting concept. A robber whose a knight  first appearing at King Arthur. Entertaining as the show may be, I only wish they had gotten into why someone from our time is dressing as a knight, claiming to be a "do-gooder" no doubt!  Still, pretty fun with a joke my uncle didn't get until half a minute later!! :P

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Re: The 1967 Spider-Man Animated Series
« Reply #76 on: April 06, 2010, 12:19:02 AM »
Episode 69: The Devious Dr. Dumpty

The Plot:Dr. Dumpty, a corpulent jewel thief, attacks a parade with knock-out gas released from balloons, and he and his thugs, wearing gas masks, steal the jewels of actress Rachele Wells and abscond in a hot air balloon.

My Thoughts: A guy whose schtik is balloons.......um, ok? The part where Spidey was saved by his own parade balloon was amusing, and more so how the girl in the mix just couldn't keep a secret! But I have to ask.........was the doc's first name by any chance Humpty? :laugh:

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Re: The 1967 Spider-Man Animated Series
« Reply #77 on: April 06, 2010, 12:39:11 AM »
Episode 70: Up From Nowhere

The Plot: The weird Dr. Atlantian rises out of the ocean near New York City in his hive-like machine, which derives its power from Lunar motion. Atlantian represents the lost continent of Atlantis, which has developed an advanced technology in its centuries of undersea existence and now intends to conquer the surface world. 

My Thoughts: Off hand, why does the representative for Atlantis look exactly like the SkyMaster from one of the previous episodes?? ;) Average episode asie from that. Its ok.

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Re: The 1967 Spider-Man Animated Series
« Reply #78 on: April 06, 2010, 12:43:49 AM »
Episode 71: Rollarama

The Plot: A remake of Season 2's "Vine", virtually identical in plot; the only difference is that instead of a giant plant threatening New York, the menace is a series of enormous, rolling pods that grow from boxes in a missing scientist's house. The scientist has used a time portal located in his house to journey into another dimension, and the rolling pods have come from that dimension, the Land of Crystal Creation.

My Thoughts: I usually hate reusing plots and scenes and such, and this is no exception. See Vines for review of this one too, cuz it really wouldn't be any different. ::)

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Re: The 1967 Spider-Man Animated Series
« Reply #79 on: April 06, 2010, 12:47:01 AM »
Episode 72: Rhino

The Plot: In a cheater story comprised of footage from both Rhino episodes from Season 1, the Rhino again steals gold shipments with which to build a 14 karat statue of himself.

My Thoughts: Remember what I said last review? Same here, see The Golden Rhino for my review of this, again, the same. :headscratch:

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Re: The 1967 Spider-Man Animated Series
« Reply #80 on: April 06, 2010, 12:57:56 AM »
Episode 73: The Madness of Mysterio

The Plot: Spiderman tussles once more with master-of-illusion Mysterio. This time, Mysterio causes Spidey to think that he has shrunk the web-swinger and placed him in a miniature amusement park.

My Thoughts: Well, for one, Mysterio isn't even in costume in this episode, so I gotta ask why! Sure, he's got a fishbowl on his head, but it was his choice! ;) (And while I'm asking questions, why are so many bad guys green?) The shrinking/illusion thing was pretty neat, I gotta admit! :yahoo: Even after reading the plot, there was a moment I thought he was tiny!

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« Reply #81 on: April 06, 2010, 01:20:12 AM »
Episode 74: Revolt in the Fifth Dimension

The Plot: A dying scientist from the destroyed planet Garth in the deceased galaxy of Kamosah must land his crippled spaceship on Earth and, before expiring, entrusts Spiderman with a tiny but encyclopedic library of information, including the secrets of a dimension of living thought, whose one-eyed, skeletal ruler, Infinata, wants this information destroyed.

My Thoughts: Finally, we get to see this. It was either not aired, or waited a while to air it, not sure which. Sci-fi usually isn't something I'm into, but this episode really grabs your attention! A dimension of pure illusion and evil, I'd like to see a sequel! ;)

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Re: The 1967 Spider-Man Animated Series
« Reply #82 on: April 06, 2010, 01:35:03 AM »
Episode 75: Specialists and Slaves

The Plot: An old enemy of Spidey's, a radiation specialist who once lifted Manhattan into the sky, has been released from jail and promptly revisits Manhattan's nuclear power plant, stuns the outdoor guards with his ray gun, and again commandeers the reactor.

My Thoughts: A newbie bad guy from one of my favorite episodes comes back!! (Another dude colored green ::) ) After I while, I gotta ask, what is it with this guy and lifting Manhattan? :P Here everyone is against Spider-Man, a slight change from his usual status, and I gotta say he came in for quite a few close calls, and was put in the prison's infirmary again! Now I'm seeing reruning scenes of To Cage a Spider too! :slaphead: Still, pretty interesting. :)

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« Reply #83 on: April 06, 2010, 01:52:04 AM »
Episode 76: Down to Earth

The Plot: Jameson orders Peter to fly in an airplane with Daily Bugle pilot Osa Olsen to the North Pole to locate a fallen meteor with bizarre antennae, but a thunder-snowstorm cripples Parker and Olsen's airplane, and it crashes in a wasteland populated by a tribe of savages, who have appropriated the meteor and are planning to drop it into a volcano as an offering to their fire god in return for warmth.

My Thoughts: Wow, I'm seeing a lot of reruns now!! This is just like Neptune's Nose Cone. For one, it's supposed to be at the North Pole, and we have men only half dressed in fur? And people try to pass them off as Snowmen?? :slaphead:

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Re: The 1967 Spider-Man Animated Series
« Reply #84 on: April 06, 2010, 01:58:05 AM »
Episode 77: Trip to Tomorrow

The Plot: A bolt of lightning breaks Spidey's web, causing him to fall into a boxcar at a rail yard. In the boxcar, Spidey meets a young runaway who plans to ride a freight train out of New York City and become "the Caped Protector of Podunk". 

My Thoughts: This is yet another favorite of mine!! (Nice way to finish off the series! ;) ) Nice to see a good message of "Don't Try This, Kids" being sent through the airwaves. Teaches kids a good lesson here. Put them in his shoes, shows how hard it can be to be him. You can barely tell its a recap episode! Big :thumbup: for this one, definitely!!