SEPTEMBER 1977

 

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The Amazing Spider-Man is the first live-action TV series based on the popular comic book The Amazing Spider-Man, not counting Spider-Man's appearances on the educational The Electric Company series, and was shown in the USA between 1977-1979. It consisted of 13 episodes, which included a pilot movie in the fall of 1977; five one-hour episodes in the spring of 1978; six one hour episodes aired in the fall of 1978 and early 1979; and then a final two-hour episode in the summer of 1979. None of the episodes are available on DVD, but almost all of them have been released on VHS. Despite being set in New York City, the series was mostly filmed in Los Angeles..

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Season 1

Sep. 14, 1977
Pilot
When an extortionist threatens to force a multi-suicide unless a huge ransom is paid, only Peter Parker can stop him with his new powers as Spider-Man.
Apr. 5, 1978
The Deadly Dust: Part 1
Apr. 12, 1978
The Deadly Dust: Part 2
Apr. 19, 1978
The Curse of Rava
 
Apr. 26, 1978
Night of the Clones
Peter goes and takes photos of a scientist who has perfected the art of cloning, cloning a frog. At the same time, a member of a scientific group who gives scientific awards is killed. And the police get a of description of the person who did it and it's the scientist. But how could have been there when he was at the demonstration. Later another attempt is made on another member of the group but Spiderman saves her, but the woman refuses to implicate the scientist who called her to the meeting. Peter suspects that the motive is that the group refuses to honor the ...
 
May 3, 1978
Escort to Danger
Peter covers the arrival of a foreign President who comes to attend the beauty pageant his daughter is joining. He sees a man who was approaching the President abducted but fails to save him. Later he gets to be his daughter's escort. Later she's abducted and the President wants the whole thing kept quiet. The President is later visited by a woman who happens to be the sister of the tyrannical President he deposed who wants him to resign and name her the new President.

 

Season 2

Sep. 5, 1978
The Captive Tower
Peter and Jameson are attending the opening of a new building which is automated. Some men come in and they take control of the computer and lock everybody in a room. The leader then calls and demands money or he will kill them. Peter then turns into Spiderman and goes outside the building to try and save them.
Sep. 12, 1978
A Matter of State
 
Nov. 25, 1978
The Con Caper
Dec. 30, 1978
The Kirkwood Haunting
 
Feb. 7, 1979
Photo Finish
Peter is interviewing a coin dealer and is showing Peter a valuable collection when someone breaks in and knocks Peter out. When he comes to, the police ask for the pictures he took. When Peter develops the film, he discovers a picture he didn't take which appears to be of the robber and it appears to be a woman. Peter chooses not to give it. Peter talks to the dealer ex wife who could resemble the woman in the picture. It turns out the dealer was behind it and is trying to frame his ex wife. The police think Peter didn't give them all the pictures so he is arrested.
Feb. 21, 1979
Wolfpack
When a man discovers a compound that can make people do whatever he wants, he makes them commit crimes. He starts by making three people including Rita steal something. Later he plans to steal something from a former employer.
 
Jul. 6, 1979
The Chinese Web: Part 1
A Chinese official who's a friend of Jameson comes to New York to locate three men who during the war approached him and offered him money for secrets about Mao. Which he refused. But now it appears the incident is being investigated and he needs to find one of them to verify his innocence. He asks Jameson to help him find them but he wants it done quietly because it seems that there are elements who want him convicted, so Jameson asks Peter Parker to talk to someone in the military to find them discretely. But it seems one of those elements is an industrialist who is...
 
Jul. 6, 1979
The Chinese Web: Part 2
Peter goes to China with Dent and Emily so that Dent can prove Emily's uncle's innocence. But the industrialist tries to stop them.

 

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