"The Spectacular Spider-Man" Appreciation Thread (possible spoilers) - Part 1

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  1. UltimateWebhead Black's the new Red&Blue

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  2. UltimateWebhead Black's the new Red&Blue

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    I listened to the podcast. Pretty cool episode. I always enjoy listening to Cook and his back and forth with Weisman, it's easy to see how they make a good team.

    So this podcast was recorded awhile ago. Just after Ditko's death and so they spent the first several minutes paying respects to him and making aware of the Ditko inspired elements of the show, i.e. the web pits and the half Spidey mask that would appear at times.

    For the rest, there were a couple of interesting tidbits. When Spidey shoves the gene cleanser down Venom's throat, the symbiote leaves Eddie not because the gene cleanser hurt it but rather cause the symbiote was afraid of what it might do. It only knew what Eddie knew, that it would rob Spider-Man of his powers and so it was fearful the same would happen to it. But as Weisman pointed out, it wouldn't have actually hurt the symbiote.

    Another cool bit was that the fight between Spidey and Venom was unedited. Cook explained that for most episodes the would go over the time limit and had to make cuts and so a lot of the time they'd trim small amounts of the action scenes. But for this episode they made cuts elsewhere and left this particular action intact.

    Cook also talked about how he liked to incorporate Spider-Man using his webs more in creative ways, i.e. webbing something behind an enemy and then pulling it into the back of him.

    And speaking about cuts, they talked about how the most frequently cut thing was scenes showing a romantic development between Ned and Betty.
     
  3. shinlyle King of the Haters

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    Is it wrong that, even though I already have all the episodes on disk, that I consider getting the Blu-Ray + digital every time I see it? I know it's a waste of money, but...digital is nice when you want to watch something and don't feel like rummaging through the Disks to find the one you want to watch...
     
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    I'll admit the Blu Ray doesn't add anything to the show in terms of content so yes in that regard one might say it's a waste of money. But it does improve the PQ and AQ by a substantial amount and for me that's enough to buy the series over again.

    If you're looking just for portability then digital makes sense. If you don't want to buy the series again you could look into purchasing a downloadable mp4 conversion tool for your DVDs. I don't know which is cheaper, the converter or the digital episodes.

    Either way my man, I follow the 'if you like something, support it with your wallet' philosophy. So, imo it was an easy decision to purchase TSSM again on blu ray. After all, it is the best Spidey media ever ;)
     
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  5. shinlyle King of the Haters

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    I think I'm just going o keep an eye out for it. I'd personally love to just be able to carry the whole series on vacation. You know, just in case. I just keep hoping that Sony will say "screw it", and start it up again. Each version of Spidey since has gotten significantly worse. It's weird.
    90's Spidey was good, but then we had Unlimited and the MTV series, which kind of sucked. Then we got Spectacular, which was awesome, then we got Ultimate and Spider-Man, which sucked (and Ultimate had a few decent episodes, to be fair). Now, I'm just hoping this means the next one will be good.
     
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    Yeah if you're mostly concerned about travel then digital is the way to go. I have the show on all 3 platforms.

    Whenever we take road trips though I have these portable DVD players that attach to the rear of the headrests. Amongst the DVDs we bring I usually will have Spectacular in there. My oldest daughter loves the show. But should I be worried that her favorites are the black suit episodes?
     
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    Worried about her being AWESOME, maybe!
     
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    The Vudu app has season 1 available for watching with ads or purchase for $14.99
     
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  9. Spider-Aziz Gomez Adams and Mulan

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    I'm rewatching Batman Beyond, and the episode 'Heroes' has one moment that made me watch 'Shear Strength', or that one scene in it that Batman Beyond paid homage to.
    I don't know. The episodes are memorably awesome, especially episode 12.
     
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    Has anyone noticed that in this series, despite being on the lower end of the high school social cliques, Peter has a bit of a mouth on him in comparison to other “downtrodden nerd” archetypes? I’ve seen him say something back to Flash quite a few times in this series. Even saying stuff under his breath when it comes to Jonah...
     
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  11. Spider-Aziz Gomez Adams and Mulan

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    I've been saying that for years. The old comics, Ultimate, this series, and even the 67 cartoon... he always talks back, Raimi refused to adapt that and made him too soft. I understand wanting to toning down him feeling like a jerk, but he overdid it.
     
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    I'd love to listen to the podcast, but recording is not in good quality and I have difficulty hearing a lot of the words.

    I was thinking of the episodes Intervention and Nature vs Nurture in the relationship between Peter and Flash, and then thought of how it is handled in other episodes, and I just adore this version of Flash Thompson. Though I feel bad for Kenny (and even Hobie) being underused as they are, I love Kenny in the comics cause he has enough differences to separate him from Flash that make him worth further exploring in adaption, while still being the true Flash Thompson of Ultimate comics.
     
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    Taking the time to develop the supporting cast of characters is part of the reason this show shines.
     
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