The Amazing Spider-Man (1977–1979)
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The Deadly Dust: Part 1 

A group of students steal plutonium from NYU. To make matters worse, a Miami reporter arrives in New York to get an exclusive interview with Spider-Man and won't leave Peter alone until she gets it.


Ron Satlof


Robert Janes


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Episode credited cast:
Nicholas Hammond ... Spider-Man / Peter Parker
Robert F. Simon ... J. Jonah Jameson
Chip Fields ... Rita Conway
Michael Pataki ... Captain Barbera
JoAnna Cameron ... Gale Hoffman (as Joanna Cameron)
Robert Alda ... Mr. White
Randy Powell ... Craig
Sidney Clute ... Inspector DeCarlo (as Sid Clute)
Steven Anderson Steven Anderson ... Ted
Anne Bloom ... Carla Wilson
Herbie Braha ... LeBeau (as Herb Braha)
Simon Scott ... Dr. Baylor
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Wil Albert Wil Albert
Gino Ardito Gino Ardito ... Assistant Cameraman


A physicist at the university where Peter goes announces he is bringing some plutonium onto the campus to conduct experiments. Some of the students including Peter object to it. But the physicist refuses to listen. Three of the students decides to steal it to show that the physicist is being irresponsible. Peter goes to Jameson to ask him if they can do a story on it. Jameson refuses. Then a reporter from out of town comes and says she was sent to get a interview from Spiderman and since Peter is the one who gets photos of him, she wants to stick with him. Peter goes to the university and when the alarm at the lab goes off he turns into Spiderman and goes but is too late they've left with the plutonium. The police suspect Spiderman of being the one who stole the plutonium but a Fed shows up and says that he spoke to the physicist and the man says Peter was vocal about his plans for the plutonium so they bring him in. A man who upon learning about the theft goes to New York and plans ... Written by

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There are a few shots in which Spider-Man is missing both his utility belt and outside-the-glove web shooter. Each shot is stock footage from the pilot, which was mostly prior to either device being added to Spider-Man's outfit. See more »


Peter Parker: Excuse me, Sir, you say you saw Spider-Man right here in this lab?
Security Guard: No, on the roof!
Captain Barbera: What difference does it make? Who else whould come in the window?
Gale Hoffman: Most cat burglars come in windows.
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Alternate Versions

The two parts of this story were edited together and released as a feature film under two different titles. As the TV movie/theatrical release Spider-Man Strikes Back and on video using the on screen title 'The Deadly Dust'. See more »


Edited from The Amazing Spider-Man: Spider-Man (1977) See more »

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5 April 1978 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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