Sunday, March 13, 2016

Nostalgia Theater: The Best Spider-Man Fight Scene of all Time

The Internet lit up this past week thanks to the brief glimpse of Spider-Man at the tail end of the new trailer for May's Captain America: Civil War. Certainly for me, as a fan of the character going back to practically when I was in the cradle, it was kind of surreal to see a depiction of Marvel's webhead that truly feels like he swung right off the comic book page, looking for all the world like a John Romita drawing come to life.

Anyway, that got me thinking about the old CBS Spider-Man TV series from the '70s, when our options were far more limited. I'll spend a bit more time on this show at a later date, so I'll keep most of my powder dry, but for now watch the fight scene below from the pilot movie, featuring Spidey (Nicholas Hammond and/or a stuntman) taking on various bald martial arts guys. Watch, and be grateful for how far we've come. (Though I defy you not to have that twangy '70s music stuck in your head the rest of the day.)


One Year Ago in Nostalgia Theater: TV's Hunter -- The Poor Man's Dirty Harry

Two Years Ago in Nostalgia Theater: The Adventures of Brisco County Jr. Rides into the Sunset

Three Years Ago in Nostalgia Theater: Beastmaster -- Walk With the Animals, Talk With the Animals

Four Years Ago in Nostalgia Theater: Highlander: The Series -- Weekly Beheadings on a TV Budget

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