Spider-Man (1981)

Season 1 Episode 8

The Doctor Prescibes Doom

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The Doctor Prescibes Doom
Across New York, delegates from the U.N. Security Council are kidnapped and replaced by android duplicates. Meanwhile, in the distant kingdom of Latveria a peasant, known as Johan, frees his father from captivity, vowing to also free his country from Doctor Doom, who is the one responsible for the replacement of the U.N. members. Soon, Doom is invited to the U.N. assembly to make a speech, where he claims that the true answer to the world's problems is to have a single leader in charge of the world. Since he replaced the U.N. members with android duplicates, Doom is elected master of the world, apparently legally. It isn't long before Spidey realizes what has happened, and he goes to Robbie for help. In a battle with Doom's henchmen, Robbie accidentally falls out of one of the Bugle's windows, when it is revealed that he too was an android duplicate. With this unknown to Spidey however, he vows to get revenge on Doom for the death of his best friend. Doom himself also has plans to steal the Black Diamond from the U.N. building using his androids. Spidey confronts Doom at the U.N., and attempts to show the world of Doom's treachery, and to stop Doom himself.moreless

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    Buster Jones

    Buster Jones

    Robbie Robertson

    Guest Star

    Ralph James

    Ralph James

    Dr. Doom

    Recurring Role

    Michael Sheehan

    Michael Sheehan


    Recurring Role

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      • Dr. Doctor was a voice that sounds very similar to Darth Vader from the Star Wars films. Dr. Doom also appeared in the Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends series and it was always a toss up as to which version of Dr. Doom was better. The Doom in this show had a better voice, but the Doom in the other show fired hand lasar beams that looked more liked they did in the comics.

      • It is never revealed exactly what Doom wanted the Black Diamond for, but nevertheless, he did successfully manage to steal it!

      • The secretary-general of the U.N. in this episode appears to be different from the one who appeared in "Dr. Doom, Master Of The World".

      • This episode is the first appearance of Robbie Robertson, the Daily Bugle's editor, in this series. It is interesting to note that he was apparently not considered as a regular character when the series started, only appearing from the eighth episode onwards.

      • This is the first part of the five-part "Doom-saga" spread through the series and written entirely by Larry Parr.

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