Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Deadly Dust began as the opening episode of the live-action TV series The Amazing Spider-Man. Nicholas Hammond stars as Peter Parker, who after being bitten by a radioactive spider is transformed into the web-slinging, wall-crawling Spider-Man (a character created for the Marvel Comics line by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby). In his first TV adventure, Spider-Man is accused of stealing plutonium from a university lab, but the real culprits are terrorists who demand a one-billion-dollar ransom, lest they expose New York City to plutonium poisoning. Featured in the cast is JoAnna Cameron, who'd once played a "super" character herself, a do-gooder named Isis, on Saturday morning TV. Deadly Dust was first telecast as a Spider-Man two-parter on April 5 and 12, 1978.
Superhero, terrorism, plutonium, ransom, spider