The Spectacular Spider-Man "Shear Strength" Talkback (Spoilers)

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Munkiman

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#44
The problem with the Master Planner arc is that, while the arc's story definitely didn't need four episodes (would have been much better if the Gang War arc had gotten that much more room to breathe), I loved those episodes individually. Kraven's episode does the least to advance the arc's story and at the same time it's one of my favorite episodes of the show.

Dammit, why didn't this show go on... it was everything good about Spider-Man.
 

Medinnus

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#48
I assume he's referring to the Greg Weisman list of theme titles that he revealed on his web site in the Ask Greg section, in which the episode titles were named after principles in the following areas:

BIOLOGY 101
ECONOMICS 101
CHEMISTRY 101
PSYCHOLOGY 101
ENGINEERING 101



More to the point, if they aren't on the episodes themselves (like the subtitle story arc titles in the Spider-Man: The Animated Series episodes), how official are the arc names? I don't recall seeing an official list anywhere - and if there is one, its kind of presumptuous to chastise someone just because they don't have the "official" list that isn't widespread, even if there is one.

Just as a quick example:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_The_Spectacular_Spider-Man_episodes

No canonical arc names listed there. There is a mention of the themes, and a link to the "Ask Greg" feature, but how canonical the arc names are is highly speculative.

Granted, I'm new to the series, catching them on DVD - but starting in on fans because they don't use your preferred nomenclature just makes them less likely to want to talk about it, not remedy their behavior.
 

Stu

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#50
We're all part of a Masterplan...

The Spectacular Spider-Man
Episode #17 "Shear Strength"
Original Airdate - July 6th, 2009

It's New Year's Eve, and all is not right with world. The Master Planner and his henchmen are literally planning to take over the world! A highly motivated Spider-Man takes the fight to the Planner's secret lair. But once he gets there, can he survive?

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Light Lucario

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#51
I thought that this was a great episode. The action was intense, especially once Spider-Man got into the Master Planner's lair. I thought that Dr. Octopus being the Master Planner was anticlimactic, but I was expecting someone else to fill in that role too. You could really tell how worried Spider-Man was for Gwen and seeing Gwen's father get a bit more of a role was good too. Gwen being able to help Spider-Man after he saved her was great. I really didn't like that Peter went with Liz though. The whole love triangle is pretty annoying in itself, but seeing Gwen in danger should have made Peter realize that he cares about her more than Liz. They have more of a history together, but he just went with the easier option, which was disappointing. Overall, it was a great episode though.