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Printed from https://www.writing.com/main/books/entry_id/962811-That-Spider-Man-Project
by Seuzz
Rated: 18+ · Book · Other · #2156493
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#962811 added July 17, 2020 at 11:01am
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That Spider-Man Project
So it starts today. Quick links first, followed by some discussion:

The project itself: "Marvel Spider-Man: The Alternate Series
Today's installment: "S01E01 "The Tilting Horizon"
Bonus link: The original episode  

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Today's installment is based pretty closely on the original episode. I've altered the villain's motivation, built things toward a different climax, and introduced a few elements that are supposed to build in later episodes. But in its main outlines, the plot is pretty close to the original. About half of the treatments I'll be posting will be like this: a skeleton much like the original, but with musculature that twists it about to give it a different thrust and theme.

How much else is supposed to be carried over from the original series?

Well, no treatment (and not even a script) can capture the mood, tone or color of a finished piece of cinema. The written documents can only tell the story, and it's up to the other craftsmen to give it flesh and life. But there are a few things I would say.

There is already a note in that episode about how to characterize Flash Thompson, who I find borderline unwatchable in the IRL cartoon. More generally I would prefer a series with a lot less goofy slapstick, though overall I do like the light touch. The only other thing I'd stress (if you're familiar with the Disney XD series) is that I'd put in a lot less science technobabble. This is something I have some little control over in the treatments, and the science and engineering projects I allude to should be a lot less over-the-top than in the IRL series. The assumption should be that nowhere are there moments of high school sophomores using "quantum genetics to reconfigure the polarity of the computer code so as to set off a reverse vibranium reaction in order to stabilize the decaying orbit of the neutron-positive singularity"--stuff that the IRL series is otherwise bloated with.

But yeah, there will still be robot spiders and man-wolves. It's a superhero cartoon for the young-at-heart.

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