Thursday, July 3, 2014

Super Mates Episode 10: Spider-Man TV Pilot Film with Andrew Leyland

This episode, Chris and Cindy Franklin are joined by Andrew Leyland of such fine podcasts as Hey Kids, Comics!, The Fantasticast, and Palace of Glittering Delights to discuss Andy’s topic of choice; the 1977 Spider-Man TV pilot film!

Journey with Andy and the Super Mates on a free-wheeling trip back to the decade of polyester and see how the Spidey legend was reinterpreted through 70s eyes…and low TV budgets!

The trio explores the history of the series, and how it measures up to Spidey comics of the time, and contemporary comic-to-TV adaptations like Wonder Woman and the Incredible Hulk. Do they, as Andy would say “take the Mick out of it”? Or do they give it a radioactive thumbs up? Listen on True Believers!!!

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Next time: Evil Twins episode! Super Friends: Universe of Evil and Justice League: A Better World!


  1. Thoroughly enjoyed this episode (as I do all of them), but I felt that Cindy was a little harsh on the Spidey show! Sure, it's pretty lame, but I felt like they were trying to do something cool, but they just lacked the money. Maybe the CBS Dr Strange movie will be more to her liking!

  2. Heck, I thought Cindy and Andy were a little hard on it myself, but then I'm a sucker for things I loved as a kid. I do think they are right, there seems to be a lack of passion for the material.

    I haven't seen the Dr. Strange flick in years. I just remember his perm...