i was reading a post on heere that said "new spiderman >>>>old spiderman" what the f**k?:angry12:
this show had like Venom having roid rage evry episode and Carnage looked like he had AIdS,swine flu,lukemia,lou grigs and all that and that show wasnt gold to you??
im not knockin the older spider-man at all. its good and i still lik it. but the new series is better. censorship f**ked up the old spider-man series which makes it laughable. you cant honestly watch that show and see what they actually censored and not be disgusted.
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By 1994, heavy censorship was being enforced by Fox because certain shows were being banned for excessive violence in some countries. So in a bid to make Spider-Man as politically correct as possible, the producers of the show were instructed to abide by their extensive list of requirements. Among the notable restrictions were:
 Not mentioning "death", "die", "dead" or "kill"
death and words with strong negative meanings were to be avoided, leading Semper to skirt around the issue. "Destroy" and "destruction" were frequently employed as synonyms. For example:
* Rather than explicitly stating that Uncle Ben was k!lled the show only says that he "was shot" and that Peter "let him down."
* It is stated that the Punisher's family was "caught in a crossfire between rival gangs", and the same applied to the wife of the Destroyer.
* In "Night of the Lizard," after the Lizard is transformed back into Dr. Conners, he is unconscious. His wife asks Spider-Man, "Is he-" and Spider-Man says, "He'll be okay." cutting her off.
* In "Hydro-Man," when Hydro-Man is defeated and evaporated, Mary Jane askes "Is he-?" Spider-Man cuts her off by saying "Not necessarily." He goes on to explain that water that evaporates always eventually returns to the earth in the form of rain.
* In "Turning Point," when the Green Goblin returns after seemingly perishing, Spider-Man says, "You?! But I thought you were-" and the Green Goblin cuts him off with, "I'm not.. but you'll soon be!" before throwing a Pumpkin bomb at Spider-Man.
* In "Sting of the Scorpion", when J. Jonah Jameson offers Gargan to get back at Spider-Man, he replies by saying that he'd "kill for the chance."
* In "Hydro Man", Liz Allan says "kill" in pig latin to Mary Jane.
* In "The Return of Kraven," when Felicia's mother is attacked by Kraven, she says "That madman nearly k!lled you."
* In "Enter the Green Goblin," Mary Jane suggests that Harry is trying to "avenge the death of his father."
* In "The Spot," when trying to reason with The Spot, Spider-Man says "You're no k!ller."
* In "Farewell, Spider-Man," Spider-Carnage, an insane version of Peter Parker combined with the Carnage symbiote, is snapped to his senses by a still-living Uncle Ben related to the rich Spider-Man of that reality. Because the Carnage Symbiote is trying to regain control, Spider-Carnage commits suicide by detonating a 'reality bomb' in a small portal.
* Several other characters, including Mysterio, Jameson's wife and the Kingpin's father are implied to have died off-screen.
* death words are used regularly in the Six Forgotten Warriors five-part episode saga.
 Not using realistic weapons
Many realistic guns were not allowed, and no firearms could shoot bullets, so instead they fired lasers complimented by 'futuristic' sound effects. This often led to scenes in which ordinary policemen wielded futuristic pistols. However, in Episode 3.09, Robbie Robertson's son Randy finds a real-looking gun in his father's desk, though it is never fired on screen, and in Episode 56, when Keane Marlow is telling the story of how he lost his wife, the bank robbers are firing a pistol and a semi-automatic. In "Day of the Chameleon", the Chameleon is about to pull out a realistic looking pistol from behind his back before Spider-Man stops him. In "Sting of the Scorpion" a flashback shows Jameson's wife's k!ller supposedly using a realistic gun in a drive by shooting. In the episode "Make a Wish", a police officer is also pointing a realistic looking pistol at Spider-Man. It is worth noting that the roughly contemporary Batman: The Animated Series, which also aired on Fox Kids, portrayed realistic firearms onscreen throughout that show's run without ever having an episode banned or censored as a result. Kasidy however threw a realistic grenade in "The Return of Venom pt.1"
 Other restrictions
* Spider-Man was not allowed to hit anyone with his fist, however there were a few exceptions. In "The Spot," he uses his spider-sense to guide a punch through a dimension portal and knock out the Spot. He also punches the Scorpion's tail near the end of the episode, "The Sting Of The Scorpion," and punches the villain twice in "The Final Nightmare."
* No crashing glass was allowed. However, in "The Cat," when Spider-Man and Doc Ock are battling in Felicia and Anastasia Hardy's home, Ock accidentally smashes a glass window with one of his tentacles.
* No children in peril, although in "Rocket Racer," there is a scene where the Rocket Racer, a teenager named Robert, is stuck to the bottom of an elevator, about to be crushed until Spider-Man saves him.
* No vampires were allowed on the show. This created complications with the use of the characters Morbius the living vampire and Blade the vampire hunter. Consequently, Morbius only drains victims through suckers on his hands, rather than by biting them in the traditional vampire style on the neck, and instead of blood, his sustenance is referred to only as "plasma." The word "blood" is used regularly in non-vampire episodes. True vampires later appeared anyway, primarily in the form of Blade's vampire mother, but they are not shown actually biting anyone.
* Spider-Man was not allowed to harm any pigeons when he landed on rooftops.
* Cletus Kasady a.k.a. Carnage is not a serial k!ller in the series, just a madman. Carnage never actually uses his symbiotic blades to harm anyone, he is either stopped or dodged. He also absorbs people's energy rather than k!lling them outright. He has made a few references to attempts to murder. For instance in "Carnage," when Baron Mordo states to him that he needs to absorb a few more life forces, Carnage says "Only a few? Too bad!". He also refers to his process of draining life force as "feeding".
After the September 11, 2001 attacks, ABC Family heavily edited the season one finale "Day of the Chameleon" to remove the World Trade Center buildings, parts of the New York skyline, and a helicopter crashing into a building, exploding, and falling to the ground below, among other shots. This resulted in the first scene being impossible to comprehend as it was originally intended. Dialogue was re-looped to match the new, shorter version. Some production credits from the episode are missing as well, due to their being on screen during the omitted footage. Another noticeable edit can be viewed in season three's "Enter the Green Goblin." In the original, the Goblin Glider slams into a building with Spider-Man riding on top. In the newly edited version, the scene is cut, and Spider-Man is shown simply emerging from a hole in the side of the building. Yet another edit occurs near the end of season two's "Duel of the Hunters," when it is revealed that Kraven and Punisher's last battle with the "Man-Spider" is in fact inside the parking garage of the World Trade Center, and that Kraven had deduced the location by smelling some webbing left at a previous battle and detecting remnant soot in it from the terrorist bombing of the early 1990s. The whole sequence of Punisher finding out where they are and Kraven's explanation of how he knew where to look for them was cut.
^^^ruined the 90s series
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