"Why would Marvel agree to this?"
January 21, 2006 7:08 AM   Subscribe

Mighty Morphin' Spider Ranger. In 1978, Japanese company Toei produced a TV show for a live-action version of Spider-Man. It's like the American version, with just a few small differences, such as Spider-Man gaining his powers from a bracelet given to him by an old man in a cave. Also, he has a giant robot and fights aliens. The entire first episode is viewable online, which has been accentuated with deliberately incorrect subtitles.
posted by XQUZYPHYR (16 comments total)
Credit due here: I first found out about the existence of the show when logovisual linked to a video of just the opening sequence on his blog. After some looking I was ecstatic to discover the entire show was on the interweb.
posted by XQUZYPHYR at 7:10 AM on January 21, 2006

"OMFG there's a robot.....why is there a robot?"

Brilliant, thank you so much for this!
posted by biscotti at 7:48 AM on January 21, 2006

This reminded me of 3 Dev Adam for some reason... except with a much less violent Spiderman.
posted by Dr-Baa at 8:01 AM on January 21, 2006

posted by robocop is bleeding at 8:05 AM on January 21, 2006

Have you ever seen anyone get such sweet, sweet speed on a bike?
posted by itchylick at 8:20 AM on January 21, 2006

Don't forget to clean youe ears!
posted by Dillenger69 at 8:37 AM on January 21, 2006


Ten kinds of awesome.
posted by Foosnark at 8:42 AM on January 21, 2006

the way that guy moves when he's fighting is shameful. why did stan lee do this to our friendly neighborhood spiderman? this is probably worse than the clone saga!
posted by Doorstop at 9:48 AM on January 21, 2006

"How could Marvel ever agree to something like this?"

Funniest thing I've seen in a long time.
posted by pombe at 10:23 AM on January 21, 2006

posted by TwelveTwo at 11:01 AM on January 21, 2006

Seems to be loading slowly, but there is no way I am missing this.
posted by jenovus at 11:23 AM on January 21, 2006

Pretty, pretty, pretty good.
posted by I Foody at 11:49 AM on January 21, 2006

That was gay on so many levels!

But also great!

I like the monster: "I am the one that reaserches naked 8-year old for M.O.E.!"

posted by Meccabilly at 12:47 PM on January 21, 2006

The subtitles are retarded. It would be hilarious otherwise. Why do kids always feel they have to put their clever stamp on everything? Most things like this are funnier if left alone.
posted by cribcage at 7:28 PM on January 21, 2006

[OMFG... This is good.]
posted by Effigy2000 at 9:01 PM on January 21, 2006

Ditto what cribcage said. They couldn't make up their minds whether they were using the subtitles to:
- Editorialize and/or mock the material
- Spoof the material (i.e. translate it "funny")
- Translate it straight.

Pick one and stick with it. Given that the real humor of this is innate rather than anything they thought they could add to it, the last choice would have been by far the best.
posted by George_Spiggott at 11:34 PM on January 21, 2006

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