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Spider-Man

Spider-Man on the TARDIS scanner. (COMIC: The Stockbridge Horror)

Spider-Man [or Spiderman (PROSE: Only Human)] was a fictional superhero with the ability to scale buildings by crawling along their sides, not unlike a spider. (PROSE: To the Slaughter) The Seventh Doctor once stated that "with great power, comes great responsibility," a quote that he thought came from Marvel Comics. (PROSE: Timewyrm: Genesys)

Completing the argument that Jason was making about the immortality of fictional characters, the Seventh Doctor said that if Spider-Man aged, he would be collecting his pension. (PROSE: Conundrum) During an attack on the Fifth Doctor's TARDIS, a Spider-Man cartoon show was playing on the scanner screen, shortly before the screen's destruction. (COMIC: The Stockbridge Horror)

In 1972, Maxwell Collins had a shirt with Spider-Man on it. (COMIC: The Pestilent Heart)

In 1977, Billy Wilkins, finding the Eighth Doctor's methods of dealing with the Morg ineffectual, claimed that Spider-Man would've finished it off by now. (COMIC: Doctor Who and the Nightmare Game)

Spiderman was a film about the fictional superhero Spiderman. Das watched the film and thought the character Spiderman was real. Jack Harkness told Das that Spiderman was a fictional character in the movie and was played by an actor. (PROSE: Only Human)

Other references Edit

When Clyde Langer accidently walked into a spider's web in one of Ashen Hill Manor's secret passages Rani Chandra laughed and said "Very spider-man!" (TV: The Eternity Trap)

Behind the scenes Edit

Comics Edit

TV series Edit

  • The 1967 cartoon show can be recognised by the quoted line from its theme song. Technically, it isn't possible to tell in The Stockbridge Horror whether this is a cartoon with a song or if someone is warning him about the coming of the Spider-Man.

Parallel universes Edit

Films Edit

  • One idea for The Lazarus Experiment was a mad scientist working on developing invulnerable synthetic skin; it was dropped because Davies feared that this might be part of the plot of the movie Spider-Man 3, which was due for release around the same time that Greenhorn's episode would likely air. [1]
  • Andrew Garfield played Spider-Man in the 2012 film The Amazing Spider-Man and its 2014 sequel The Amazing Spider-Man 2.

whoisdoctorwho.co.uk Edit

The website whoisdoctorwho.co.uk had a list of sightings of the Doctor from which people had ostensibly been submitting to Clive, a conspiracy theorist character from TV: Rose.

A submission from Gustavo Lugo said that Gustavo saw the version of the Doctor shown on Clive's website — the Ninth Doctor — "a couple of weeks ago", trying to sell Spider-Man comics from the 1960s and 1970s. The store owner refused because "they looked too brand new to be original copies." [1]

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Footnotes Edit

  1. Contact Us. whoisdoctorwho.co.uk. Retrieved on 9 August 2013.

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