Spider-Man: The Animated Series

Season 2 Episode 4

Neogenic Nightmare (4): The Mutant Agenda (1)

Aired Saturday 10:00 AM Sep 30, 1995 on FOX
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Neogenic Nightmare (4): The Mutant Agenda (1)

Spider-Man's progressing neogenic mutation is making him ill and he seeks the aid of a man known to help all mutants...Dr. Charles Xavier. In doing so he meets the X-Men but is disappointed to learn that Xavier does not 'cure' mutancy, only helps those born that way to accept and control their abilities. In the process of this endeavor, he crosses paths with Herbert Landon, who plans on destroying mutants everywhere. Will he be able to stop this hideous plan with the help of the X-Men?


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  • This is awesome.

    And they even used the Theme Music of the X-Men series, I loved that one too !
  • Spidey meets the X-Men in this outstanding episode.

    This episode was definitely one of the best crossovers the show ever made. Featuring a cast of not only Spidey and the return of the Hobgoblin (like I said one of the coolest villains featured on the show), but also all the (important) X-Men, together with my all time favorite, Wolverine. Thanks to the quality of the animation this show had (far superior to the one used on the X-Men show), the X-Men looked awesome. The opening was really intense, and exciting. Spidey arrives at the X-Mansion, only to be captured and attacked by the X-Men. He has a little fight with them, and somehow gets lost in the Danger Room, where he has to face a Sentinal. Once again, its design was a little changed but it looked cool anyway. And seeing Spidey go up against a Sentinel isn't something you see any day.

    It was nice to see the continuity between the episodes, as Spidey actually has a reason to come to the X-Mansion: wanting to learn more about his mutation, his "disease" as he calls it. However, he is not in the right place, as Xavier admits he does not try to cure mutants at his Institute. Spidey notices he is not wanted there, and leaves. The scene is really well done, as he finally says that he is supposed to be a hero and save everyone millions of times, but when he needs help, there's nobody to actually help him.

    Beast still wants to help Spidey, and goes after him to tell him to visit an old friend of his, at the Landon Foundation. This sets up the plot, as Landon's real plan is to capture mutants and destroy all of them. He is sponsored by Wilson Fisk, the Kingpin, who believes Landon will create an army of mutants for him.

    Beast is the one who is captured by Landon's men, and soon he will be the first test subject for Landon's experiment. A nice touch was using Beast as one of the main characters in this and the next episode, as he never had too much screen time on his own show. Not only that, but they even mentioned his origin on Spidey's show. Another one of those priceless moments that made this show so great.

    The Hobgoblin was the real villain, after all. Once again he does what he does best, tricking and blackmailing others. This time, Landon is his target. In the meantime, Wolverine is worried about Beast, since he never came back from his talk with Spidey. Using his super developed tracking powers (you know what I mean; he's Wolverine, after all), he manages to track Spidey down. Right when Spidey was fighting the Hobgoblin. Wolverine doesn't care, he wants to know what happened to Beast, and fight Spidey again. The episode ends with a cliffhanger, but a good one nevertheless.

    Overall a superb episode, even though it only serves as a pilot for the actual episode (the second part). Seeing the Hobgoblin again, all the X-Men and (of course) Spidey, made this episode truly great.moreless
Cal Dodd

Cal Dodd


Guest Star

Alyson Court

Alyson Court


Guest Star

Alison Sealy-Smith

Alison Sealy-Smith


Guest Star

Mark Hamill

Mark Hamill


Recurring Role

David Warner

David Warner

Herbert Landon

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


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  • QUOTES (30)

    • Hobgoblin: (Watching Spider-Man and Wolverine fight) How entertaining, a fight to the bitter end. Problem is, in this fight nobody's gonna win, except me. (Holds up a pumpkin bomb)

    • Wolverine: Spider-Man, what have you done with beast?
      Spider-Man: I don't know what you're talking about.
      Wolverine: Yeah, sure. Beast told you about this place, that's how I knew to find you here. Looks like your memory needs a little help. (Releases claws)

    • Hobgoblin: You! How did you know I come here?
      Spider-Man: Lucky guess.

    • Hobgoblin: Remember Landon, we've still got our arrangement. But now I intend to quintuple your fee.

    • Spider-Man: (After knocking the Hobgoblin off his glider) Air arachnid, the only way to fly.

    • Hobgoblin: (To Spider-Man) I didn't come here for you, but I'll gladly take a two for one.

    • Peter: (To himself, as Hobgoblin scares the people out of the auditorium) Hobgoblin! I guess this meeting's adjourned.

    • Peter: (As his spider-sense wakes him during Landon's speech) Just when it was starting to get interesting.

    • Wolverine: Either of you see Beast this morning? His bed ain't been slept in.
      Cyclops: Did you try the lab?
      Jubilee: Yeah, he gets working on something and forgets about little things like sleep.

    • Uncle Ben: Did you think things were going to be easy boy, huh, did ya?
      Young Peter: (Trying to reel in a fish) But I can't do it Uncle Ben. You know my rotten luck.
      Uncle Ben: Boy, good or bad luck is nothing but the right or wrong mix of opportunity, preparation, and confidence. Now I know you're prepared because I had a hand in that. Now son, what you lack is confidence. Peter, you can do anything, as long as you don't give up on yourself.

    • Spider-Man: (To himself, as he looks at Mary Jane through her window) Mary Jane, why do I torture myself with thoughts of us being together? Why would you want to be with a mutated thing like me? I should just leave here and spare everyone the pain.

    • Spider-Man: Why are you going out of you're way for me?
      Beast: No one can turn his back on another's pain. I may be a mutant, but I'm still human.
      Spider-Man: That's where we're different. I'm not sure I still am.

    • Beast: Penny for your thoughts, Spider-Man? I mean you no harm. I just want to talk.
      Spider-Man: I've heard that I want to hear from you X people. X-cuse me.

    • Smythe: (About Landon) I don't trust him.
      Kingpin: You don't trust anyone.
      Smythe: And I'm usually right.

    • Kingpin: (Over the phone) My informants tell me that you have left the Brand cooperation premises.
      Landon: Kingpin, are you spying on me?
      Kingpin: Of course. I like to keep a close eye on my investments.

    • Hobgoblin: (About Landon, after the warehouse explodes) Nice try bucko, but the price of my silence just went up.

    • Landon: Alright, here's the money.
      Hobgoblin: Excellent, now beat it. I want to be alone with all my favorite presidents.

    • Wolverine: Come on Beast, this ain't like you.
      Beast: And what makes you think you know me so completely?

    • Wolverine: (About Spider-Man) Forget it, he's too much of a loner.
      Beast: I don't know that I agree, Wolverine. I found him somewhat reminiscent of you when you crossed our doorstep.

    • Professor Xavier: I wish I had an answer for you. I am sorry for your pain.
      Spider-Man: Don't worry about my pain, worry about yours if I mutate into a dangerous creature and you have to stop me. It's always the same. I can save the world ten times over, but when I need help I'm on my own. Thanks, for nothing.

    • Spider-Man: (After falling off a disappearing sentinel hologram) Huh, guess the ride's over.
      Wolverine: Not for you it ain't.

    • Rogue: (To a sentinel) How's a gal suppose to keep a boy interested if ya'll keep scaring him away?

    • Spider-Man: (Looks up to see two giant sentinels) Okay, so I'm gonna be a little late getting home.

    • Spider-Man: (Runs into a room of doors) Gotta pick a door, any door. (Goes through door) New rule, never visit the Pentagon without a roadmap.

    • Spider-Man: (Running through the X-Men mansion) Nice, I come to the peaceful countryside and I wind up in the Pentagon.

    • Spider-Man: (To the X-Men) Who are you guys anyway?
      Rogue: Name's Rogue suga. You seem kinda cute in a creepy sorta way. Or maybe ya'll tell me whatcha up to, hmm?
      Wolverine: He ain't gonna talk. How 'bought we go diggin for an explanation?
      Spider-Man: What an interesting plan, but how about this one? (Busts out of his constraints)

    • Wolverine: Well, whad'ya know. Put out flypaper, catch a spider. Make one wrong move, please, and you're shish kabob.

    • Spider-Man: (After being dragged down into the X-Men mansion by a metal clamp) Okay Spidey, next time use the front door.

    • Hobgoblin: (To Landon) What kind of a fool do you take me for?
      Spider-Man: Personally, I'd never call you a fool. That'd be an insult to fools everywhere!

    • [After striking a Sentinel]
      Storm: Power of lighting strike again!
      Spider-Man: Uhh...power of webshooters! Get real sticky!

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