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* AdaptationalNiceGuy: The show features what is probably the happiest portrayal of J. Jonah Jameson ever, as he's best friends with a Chinese spy.



* AdaptationalNiceGuy: The show features what is probably the happiest portrayal of J. Jonah Jameson ever, as he's best friends with a Chinese spy.
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* AgeLift: Robbie is much younger, being closer in age to Peter than Jameson and seems to be in his early 30s.

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* AgeLift: Peter was bitten by the spider while as a college student, instead of being a high school student. Robbie is much younger, being closer in age to Peter than Jameson and seems to be in his early 30s.
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Not to be confused with the [[Series/SpiderManJapan Japanese tv series]] that aired a year after this.
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* AgeLift: Robbie is much younger, being closer in age to Peter than Jameson and seems to be in his early 30s.
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* AdaptationalBadass: Peter's spider-sense is significantly more powerful here than in the comics, as instead of simply warning him of danger it now alerts him to any crimes near him and occasionally even several miles away.

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* AdaptationalBadass: Peter's spider-sense is significantly more powerful here than in the comics, as [[AdaptationalSuperpowerChange instead of simply warning him of danger it now alerts him to any crimes near him and occasionally even several miles away.away]].

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* AdaptationDistillation: Here, Peter created the radioactive Spider that gave him powers on his own.

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* AdaptationalBadass: Peter's spider-sense is significantly more powerful here than in the comics, as instead of simply warning him of danger it now alerts him to any crimes near him and occasionally even several miles away.
* AdaptationDistillation: Here, Peter created the radioactive Spider spider that gave him powers on his own.
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''The Amazing Spider-Man'' was the first LiveActionAdaptation of ''Franchise/SpiderMan'' that aired on Creator/{{CBS}} from 1977 to 1979, starting with a pilot movie titled simply ''Spider-Man'' and starring Nicholas Hammond as the web-slinger. Two pairs of episode were also released as ''Spider-Man Strikes Back'' (1978) and ''Spider-Man: The Dragon's Challenge'' (1981). Officially, this series takes place on Earth-730911 in the Marvel multiverse.

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''The Amazing Spider-Man'' was the first LiveActionAdaptation of ''Franchise/SpiderMan'' that aired on Creator/{{CBS}} from 1977 to 1979, starting with a pilot movie titled simply ''Spider-Man'' and starring Nicholas Hammond as the web-slinger. Two pairs of episode were also released as ''Spider-Man Strikes Back'' (1978) in 1978 and ''Spider-Man: The Dragon's Challenge'' (1981).in 1981. Officially, this series takes place on Earth-730911 in the Marvel multiverse.
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''The Amazing Spider-Man'' was the first LiveActionAdaptation of ''Franchise/SpiderMan'' that aired on Creator/{{CBS}} from 1977 to 1979, starting with a pilot movie titled simply ''Spider-Man'' and starring Nicholas Hammond as the web-slinger.

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''The Amazing Spider-Man'' was the first LiveActionAdaptation of ''Franchise/SpiderMan'' that aired on Creator/{{CBS}} from 1977 to 1979, starting with a pilot movie titled simply ''Spider-Man'' and starring Nicholas Hammond as the web-slinger.

web-slinger. Two pairs of episode were also released as ''Spider-Man Strikes Back'' (1978) and ''Spider-Man: The Dragon's Challenge'' (1981). Officially, this series takes place on Earth-730911 in the Marvel multiverse.

Peter Parker is a photographer working his way through college, and during a science experiment is accidentally bitten by an irradiated spider. This bite grants him all the same powers as a spider, which he uses to become the crime fighter known as Spider-Man.
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* AdaptationDistillation: Here, Peter created the radioactive Spider that gave him powers on his own.
* AdaptationalNiceGuy: The show features what is probably the happiest portrayal of J. Jonah Jameson ever, as he’s best friends with a Chinese spy.
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* TrackingDevice: This series has so far the only appearances of the spider-tracers that Peter designed himself. As it is, Peter makes regular use of them.

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* TrackingDevice: This series has so far the only appearances of the spider-tracers that Peter designed himself. As it is, Peter makes regular use of them.
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* DiesDifferentlyInTheAdaptation: Max Parker is completely absent from Spider-Man's origin story indicating that unlike Ben Parker he died of old age before the series began.

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* DiesDifferentlyInTheAdaptation: DiesDifferentlyInAdaptation: Max Parker is completely absent from Spider-Man's origin story indicating that unlike Ben Parker he died of old age before the series began.
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* AdaptationNameChange: Instead of Ben, Peter's uncle's first name is Max in this series.


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* DiesDifferentlyInTheAdaptation: Max Parker is completely absent from Spider-Man's origin story indicating that unlike Ben Parker he died of old age before the series began.
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* ForHalloweenImGoingAsMyself: In "Night of the Clones" after Peter breaks his Errol Flynn -costume he was going to take into a costume party, he resorts to using his Spider-Man outfit himself.

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* ForHalloweenImGoingAsMyself: ForHalloweenIAmGoingAsMyself: In "Night of the Clones" after Peter breaks his Errol Flynn -costume he was going to take into a costume party, he resorts to using his Spider-Man outfit himself.
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* ForHalloweenImGoingAsMyself: In "Night of the Clones" after Peter breaks his Errol Flynn -costume he was going to take into a costume party, he resorts to using his Spider-Man outfit himself.
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* TrackingDevice: This series has so far the only appearances of the spider-tracers that Peter designed himself. As it is, Peter makes regular use of them.
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''The Amazing Spider-Man'' was a LiveActionAdaptation of ''Franchise/SpiderMan'' that aired on Creator/{{CBS}} from 1977 to 1979, starting with a pilot movie titled simply ''Spider-Man'' and starring Nicholas Hammond as the web-slinger.

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''The Amazing Spider-Man'' was a the first LiveActionAdaptation of ''Franchise/SpiderMan'' that aired on Creator/{{CBS}} from 1977 to 1979, starting with a pilot movie titled simply ''Spider-Man'' and starring Nicholas Hammond as the web-slinger.



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* CompilationMovie: The show's two two-part episodes, "The Deadly Dust" and "The Chinese Web", were both edited into movies, the former into ''Spider-Man Strikes Back'' and the latter into ''Spider-Man: The Dragon's Challenge''.



* CompilationMovie: The show's two two-part episodes, "The Deadly Dust" and "The Chinese Web", were both edited into movies, the former into ''Spider-Man Strikes Back'' and the latter into ''Spider-Man: The Dragon's Challenge''.

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* CompilationMovie: The show's two two-part episodes, "The Deadly Dust" {{Expy}}: Rita Conway for Glory Grant, and "The Chinese Web", were both edited into movies, the former into ''Spider-Man Strikes Back'' and the latter into ''Spider-Man: The Dragon's Challenge''.Doctor Moon for Miles Warren (the Jackal).
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* TheCameo: The episode "Wolfpack" features an appearance by a scientist with a nametag reading "Stillwell", alluding to Dr. Farley Stillwell, who in the comics was responsible for the creation of the villain Scorpion.

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* TheCameo: ContinuityCameo: The episode "Wolfpack" features an appearance by a scientist with a nametag reading "Stillwell", alluding to Dr. Farley Stillwell, who in the comics was responsible for the creation of the villain Scorpion.
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* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Robbie Robertson makes no appearances outside of the pilot.

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* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: DroppedAfterThePilot: Robbie Robertson makes no appearances outside of the pilot.
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* PilotMovie: The 1977 television film ''Spider-Man'' served as a pilot for this series.

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* PilotMovie: The 1977 television film ''Spider-Man'' served as a pilot for this series.series.
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* {{Leitmotif}}: Spider-Man has his own theme music, which frequently plays while he's spying on and fighting criminals.

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* AdaptedOut: The only characters from the comic aside from Spider-Man himself to appear in the series are J. Jonah Jameson, Robbie Robertson, and Aunt May.

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* AdaptedOut: The only characters from the comic aside from Spider-Man himself to appear in the series are J. Jonah Jameson, Robbie Robertson, and Aunt May.May, and Farley Stillwell in a cameo role.
* TheCameo: The episode "Wolfpack" features an appearance by a scientist with a nametag reading "Stillwell", alluding to Dr. Farley Stillwell, who in the comics was responsible for the creation of the villain Scorpion.
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Robbie Robertson makes no appearances outside of the pilot.
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''The Amazing Spider-Man'' was a LiveActionAdaptation of ''Franchise/SpiderMan'' that aired on Creator/{{CBS}} from 1977 to 1979, starting with a pilot movie titled simply ''Spider-Man'' and starring Nicholas Hammond as the web-slinger.

The series goes for a more realistic route and has Spider-Man tackle ordinary criminals rather than supervillains.
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* AdaptedOut: The only characters from the comic aside from Spider-Man himself to appear in the series are J. Jonah Jameson, Robbie Robertson, and Aunt May.
* CompilationMovie: The show's two two-part episodes, "The Deadly Dust" and "The Chinese Web", were both edited into movies, the former into ''Spider-Man Strikes Back'' and the latter into ''Spider-Man: The Dragon's Challenge''.
* PilotMovie: The 1977 television film ''Spider-Man'' served as a pilot for this series.

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