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Attack Of The Octobot
Review by Amazing Spidey, Media By Kolbar

Episode #30 - Attack Of The Octobot
Original Airdate May 11, 1996

With an amnesiac Spidey under Doc Ock's control, it's up to Tina to rescue him. Trouble is, nobody will pay any attention to a little girl telling wild stories about the infamous Spider-Man. Can Tina, with the help of Mousie the cab driver, defeat Doctor Octopus and rescue Spider-Man?

Story By: John Semper
Written By: Meg McLaughlin
Music Composed By: Shuki Levy and Kussa Mahchi
Animation Services By: Toyko Movie Shinsha (TMS)
Guest Starring: Christopher Daniel Barnes as Spider-Man/Peter Parker, Ed Asner as J. Jonah Jameson, and Efrem Zimbalist Jr as Dr. Octopus

Review: Part 2 took the story into a different direction, and unfortunately it became one of those typical cartoon clichés which this series was usually very good at avoiding, the amnesia episode. I usually don't like amensia episodes, and here was no exception. It was pretty dull throughout.

The focus of the episode shifted towards the little girl, whilst Doc Ock had Spider-Man help him steal things. Why Doc Ock couldn’t do it himself, no one knows. The little girl continued to annoy, and now she was joined by a Cab driver who had an incredibly humorous voice. Every word she uttered was hilarious, for all the wrong reasons. There's over the top, and then there's Mousie, the cabbie.

Thank god for J Jonah Jameson, and his hate campaign against Spider-Man. His “very reliable sources tell me” speech was easily the highlight of the episode. You can always count on Ed Asner to save the day. This version of Jonah was nothing short of hilarious, and had everything the MTV Spider-Man version lacked.

It was a little too hard to believe that Tyina could beat Doc Ock, especially after episodes such as Dr. Octopus: Armed And Dangerous, when Doc Ock would Spidey with minimal effort. I couldn't help but roll my eyes when Tinia beat him. It was almost as bad as I've Got Batman In My Basement.

The ending scene was surprisingly touching, considering most of the episode was fluff, especially the music as Spidey left her house. The terminally ill part came as a shock. I just wasn’t expecting it. Which is odd, as it's in the comic, which I had read. Weird.

Overall, it was a mediocre storyline. Some nice touches here are there, but nothing special at all.