Spider-Man: The Animated Series

Season 2 Episode 14

Neogenic Nightmare (14): The Final Nightmare (2)

Aired Saturday 10:00 AM Feb 24, 1996 on FOX
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Neogenic Nightmare (14): The Final Nightmare (2)
Spider-Man seeks Curt Connors aid to help reverse the aging effects of the Vulture's talons. The Vulture meanwhile sporadically turns into the man-spider from the mutagenics he absorbed with Spidey's youth. At the same time, the Scorpion grabs Dr. Farley Stillwell to seek a cure for his own mutation. With Doc Connors in the middle, feeling the onset of his own his reptilian transformation, will everyone be cured in time for Peter to meet up with Mary Jane as she confronts her wayward father???moreless

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  • Very interesting

    An interesting end to the Neogenic Nightmare. Toomes, at the beginning of the episode, shows how he’s a vulture, as he plans to use a very weak and old Peter Parker over and over again to retain his youth. It’s interesting to see the old Peter, with an old voice and weakened abilities. He even looses his Spider sense. Meanwhile, Farley Stillwell is kidnapped from an insane asylum by the Scorpion, while the vulture continues to mutate into the Man-Spider. Strange to see Conners trick Toomes at Toomes Aerodynamics, as he gives Spider-Man back his youth and super powers while leaving the mutating part of his DNA in the vulture, after Toomes force him to reconfigure his talons. This seemed out of Conners’ character to leave someone else, even though evil, to suffer. In the end Stillwell also blows up the Neogenic Recombinator, which causes a chain reaction that blows up all the buildings in Toomes Aerodynamics. This leaves Conners, Scorpion, and the Vulture all with Neogenic problems, but Spider-Man finally cured. It’s a shame to me that they never aired the Shriek of the Vulture or this episode on ABC Family. It is a very unexpected, but interesting, ending to the season.moreless
Michael Rye

Michael Rye

Dr. Farley Stillwell

Guest Star

Peter Mark Richman

Peter Mark Richman

Old Peter Parker

Guest Star

Rodney Saulsberry

Rodney Saulsberry

Joseph "Robbie" Robertson

Recurring Role

Linda Gary

Linda Gary

Aunt May Reilly-Parker

Recurring Role

Eddie Albert

Eddie Albert

Adrian Toomes/ Old Vulture

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • The Vulture's talon gloves go from damaged to undamaged at several points in this episode, when they should have remained damaged due to the Vulture's transforming.

    • During the scene where The Vulture is negotiating with The Scorpion, the Vulture's sleeves are missing.

  • QUOTES (11)

    • Aunt May: (Offering and older Peter a jacket) Here you are, you might need this.
      Peter: Thank you.
      Aunt May: It's my nephew Peter's, but I don't think he'll mind.
      Peter: I'm sure he won't mind, and thank you for everything.

    • Peter: (Still an old man) The worst part of all this is, I can't be there with Mary Jane when she meets her father. At least I'll leave her a note. It's amazing how aging fifty years can change your plans.

    • Spider-Man: (After attacking the Lizard) I don't want to hurt you doc. I don't know if I could if I wanted to.

    • The Vulture: End game, Norman.
      Norman Osborn: Who are you?
      The Vulture: Your worst nightmare. I am Adrian Toomes.
      Norman Osborn: That's impossible!
      The Vulture: It's a long story, and I don't have time, neither do you.

    • Bus Driver: (To an aged Peter Parker) Hey mac, climb in. It's okay if you forgot your senior pass. These streets aint safe at night for an old fellow like yourself.

    • The Vulture: (After saving Spider-Man from a fall) Did you really think I'd let you go that easily? You see, I'll be needing you and your strength again, and again, and again! Ha, ha, ha, ha!

    • (After a youth drained Spider-Man scares some thugs away)
      Old Lady: Thank you Spider-Man, you saved me.
      Spider-Man: Really, it was nothing. I guess, we old folks have to stick together.
      Old Lady: I had no idea you were a senior citizen.
      Spider-Man: It's the job, it ages you.

    • Newspaper Stand Owner: (To the Scorpion) Hey, you didn't pay. Hey!
      The Scorpion: (After smashing the newspaper stand) Keep the change.

    • The Vulture: (To Spider-Man, as he flies him high up into the air) There's a word we old aviators once said. Geronimo!
      (Drops Spider-Man)

    • The Vulture: (To Spider-Man, as he tests out his newly acquired youth and strength) Now I know how you must feel. Correction! How you used to feel. Ha, Ha, Ha!

    • Scorpion: (Raises tail) I got a little somethin' for ya, creep!
      Spider-Man: I sense hostility. Go with your feelings--vent!

  • NOTES (3)


    • Bus Driver: Hey mac, climb in. It's okay if you forgot your senior pass.
      In the United States, once a citizen reaches the age of 65 they are allowed to apply for senior citizen passes. In the New York City area, senior citizen passes are color coded and allow at least 50% off the standard rate.

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