Here Comes the Spider-Man Theme Covers: Fuego Indio

18 days, 18 goddamn glorious 1967 Spider-Man TV show theme song covers! Because a spider has eight legs, and if you take the 1 away from 18 you get 8! Here’s Day 5:

While Oscar winner Paul Francis Webster did the lyrics to the 60’s Spider-Man theme, Bob Harris was responsible for its music. Harris is also known as the composer of Love Theme for Lolita, found in Stanley Kubrick’s 1962 Lolita, a film about a middle-aged professor who falls for the charms of a spicy teenager. Speaking of hotness, from Monclova, Mexico comes Fuego Indio with their Spanish version of Harris’ theme.

Swinging in on Day 1 was: Michael Bublé
Swinging in on Day 2 was: The Ramones
Swinging in on Day 3 was: Aerosmith
Swinging in on Day 4 was: Moxy Früvous

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Here Comes the Spider-Man Theme Covers: Moxy Früvous

18 days, 18 goddamn glorious 1967 Spider-Man TV show theme song covers! Because a spider has 8 legs, and if you take the 1 away from 18 you get 8! Here’s Day 4:

Walloping Websnappers! I’m not sure why so many Canadians are showing up on a list of Spidey theme covers, but maybe there just wasn’t that much to watch on Canadian television so everyone remembers the cool-weird TV show in re-runs in the 70’s and 80’s. At any rate, here are the Canadian clown princes of acapella doing their rendition, with that patented Früvous silliness thrown in. It really packs a punch.

Swinging in on Day 1 was: Michael Bublé
Swinging in on Day 2 was: The Ramones
Swinging in on Day 3 was: Aerosmith

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Here Comes the Spider-Man Theme Covers: Aerosmith

18 days, 18 goddamn glorious 1967 Spider-Man TV show theme song covers! Because a spider has 8 legs, and if you take the 1 away from 18 you get 8! Here’s Day 3:

Rockers Aerosmith did the 60’s Spider-Man theme song thing for the first theatrical Spidey film in 2002, and a lively tune it is, at that. Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry would later compose the theme to the 1994 Spider-Man animated show, containing some guitar riffs and lyrics that reference the 1967 original. Aerosmith’s version disappointedly never got an official music video, but trust someone on YouTube to cut one for us. Walk this way and we’ll take a look at it:

Swinging in on Day 1 was: Michael Bublé
Swinging in on Day 2 was: The Ramones

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Here Comes the Spider-Man Theme Covers: The Ramones

18 days, 18 goddamn glorious 1967 Spider-Man TV show theme song covers! Because a spider has 8 legs, and if you take the 1 away from 18 you get 8! Here’s Day 2:

Now 50 years old, the animation in the 60’s Spider-Man TV show was pretty rough, done in a shoe-string limited animation style to save money. So a jangly Ramones cover of the theme song seems just perfectly apropos. The song showed up as a hidden track on their 1995 farewell studio album ¡Adios Amigos!, as well as the 1996 live album We’re Outta Here! Here is the awesome video for the song as it aired on MTV. Yes kids, MTV once played music videos:

Swinging in on Day 1 was: Michael Bublé

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Here Comes the Spider-Man Theme Covers: Michael Bublé

18 days, 18 goddamn glorious 1967 Spider-Man TV show theme song covers! Because a spider has 8 legs, and if you take the 1 away from 18 you get 8! Here’s Day 1:

Cartoon theme songs are, of course, designed to get into the heads of children quickly and have them singing it endlessly between shows, but I think you’d be pretty hard-pressed to find another one that has earwormed pop-culture so thoroughly than that of the late 1960’s Spider-Man TV show […]

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1975 ‘Wonder Woman’ TV Pilot Opening

Chad once mentioned on the podcast that as a child watching ‘Wonder Woman’ on TV, he never realized it was a period piece. Maybe it was the disco music, maybe it was the scantily-clad heroine […] Click here to see the whole post.

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‘Wonder Woman’ 1974 TV Show Starring Cathy Lee Crosby

A year before Lynda Carter wore her star-spangled diapers, Cathy Lee Crosby wore her red, white and blue sweater as Wonder Woman. This earlier version was the first live-action DC project from Warners, but unlike WW’s invisible jet, this one-off pilot didn’t fly. Not until Carter was cast in the title role […] Click here to see the whole post.

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There’s a new trailer for ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ and It’s Terrible

I don’t think they could have repulsed me more with a tractor beam. The trailer fails to tell any kind of story, falls into the prequel trap of having tech that looks newer than the stuff Starfleet had ten years later, and the “Klingons”[…] Click to see the whole post.

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Nerdstalking Video: Here’s to Star Trek’s Lt. Barclay

If you think the Star Trek franchise is nothing but squeaky-clean, always do-right specimens of humanity, think again. In this video, Bill takes a look at the exception, perpetual screwup Lt. Reginald Barclay.

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1989 Batman TV Commercial, Featuring Alfred Pennyworth

One thing I don’t think I ever realized is that the man who played Bruce Wayne’s manservant Alfred Pennyworth in the 90’s Batman films was a Hammer Films star. Michael Gough made many films […] You can click here to see the whole post.

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Trailer for the TV Series of Stephen King’s ‘The Mist’ Materializes

You’d expect a TV series to deviate from a novella and movie, fill things out and whatnot, but this series from Spike TV really seems to be doing its own thing with King’s ‘The Mist’. It would be interesting though to get a deeper glimpse into the military Arrowhead Project, from whence sprang the evil fog that quietly rampages across the Eastern Seaboard of the United States. I guess all things will become clear when the series premieres on June 22, on Spike TV.

For an uncloudy look at the works of Stephen King, including ‘The Mist’ novella and the movie by Frank Darabont, you can listen to the Nerdstalking episode on King here on Podomatic and here on iTunes.

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Nerdstalking Podcast Ep. 018

Now that the dust has settled, we dissect the latest King Kong film and consider its place in the wider world of Kong movies. We also throw Aquaman under the boat in our discussion of the ‘Justice League’ trailer and take a trip to the Satellite of Love in anticipation of the new version of ‘Mystery Science Theatre 3000’.

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Nerdstalking Podcast Ep. 017

With the recent passing of actor Richard Hatch, we take a look at Battlestar Galactica, the epic 1978 TV series that he starred in, which also brought Star Wars caliber visual effects to television. Ross also gives us his take on The LEGO Batman Movie, and Chad pokes a few holes in the plotline for the original Star Wars movies. Bill just generally smiles and nods his head.

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Check Out This Teaser Video for Ep. 11 – CGI in the Original ‘Star Trek’

Where we debate the value of the CGI additions to the remastered, original ‘Star Trek’ series, and Chad shows his

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Nerdstalking Podcast Ep. 016

Where we take a trip to Pandora and meet a bloated action star hiding in the jungle. With the help of Telly Savalas we also uncover the treasures from Cameron’s other obsession, the Titanic, and ponder what it’s like to be a nerd these days.

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