Spider-Man s1e6: When Magneto Speaks… People Listen

Air Date: October 17, 1981

Rating: 3.5/10

Magneto attacks all of America’s satellites and launches a plan to take over the world! Spider-Man has to stop him before he can carry out his evil plan.

Being that magneto was the headliner of the show I’m more than a bit disappointed they downgraded him to a generic evil guy. No one mentions that he’s a mutant, or that he has a very heavy handed political agenda. Just some dude with magnet powers trying to rule the world, pretty every day stuff for ol’ Spidey, but not a very good inclusion of one of the best villains of all time. Also, just making up space science, and power stuff for both Magneto and Spider-Man, but I should just be used to that for this show by now…

I like that the quips are actually funny again, so that’s something. I was a little worried after the last episode they might have fired all the comedy writers off the team, or something. But it wasn’t anything to turn your head.

SCORING:

+5: For the most part, I didn’t like it, but it had a few moments that I thought were okay

-1: Totally blew it on their Magneto cameo

-1: Deus Ex WTF

+0.5: Had a couple moments that made me laugh, though I’m not sure all of those were intentional

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