The Incredible Hulk: Season 1, Episode 1

The Incredible Hulk (4 Nov. 1977)

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A troubled scientist's accidental overexposure to gamma radiation curses him with the tendency to change into a bestial green brute under extreme emotional stress.

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Susan Batson ...
Mrs. Maier
Mario Gallo ...
Mr. Bram
Eric Server ...
Policeman
Charles Siebert ...
Ben
Terence Locke ...
Young Man (as Terrence Locke)
June Whitley Taylor ...
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Man at Lake
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Jerry
William Larsen ...
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David Banner, a research scientist who is haunted by the death of his wife whom he couldn't save in a car accident is researching how to tap the hidden reserves of incredible strength all humans have. While investigating episodes of people who have displayed such strength under times of great stress, he discovers that each one coincided with a solar flare spike of gamma radiation. Convinced by the link, Banner decides to put it to the test when he deliberately doses himself with gamma radiation. Unknown to him however, the machine was modified to give a far higher dose than he anticipated. While there was no immediate effect, that soon changes when on the way home, he forced to change a tire in the rain. He injures himself and the result anger and frustration transforms him into a massively powerful green giant, the Hulk. He eventually changes back and, now he must investigate what did this thing and face the consequences. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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A scientist is exposed to a massive dose of gamma rays - and becomes a superhuman beast...


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Shot in 18 days. See more »

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The Hulk, in destroying David Banner's car, flings his fist through the windshield; it breaks into large shards, revealing it to be breakaway glass that actor Lou Ferrigno could smash without serious injury to himself. Automotive glass is required, by law, to be safety glass, and whenever it is actually broken, it would form a "spider-web" pattern. This is a revealing mistake that Kenneth Johnson himself pointed out in his commentary on the home DVD release. See more »

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Title card: Within each of us, ofttimes, there dwells a mighty and raging fury.
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Great By TV Standards
21 June 2003 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

The 1977 Hulk adaptation done as a pilot for the TV series was, by TV standards...well, incredible. Lou Ferrigno and Bill Bixby were perfectly cast in their roles. The "special effects" were about all they could do at the time, so you can't hold the body paint or Tina Turner wig against them. They didn't detract from the story at all, but rather, boosted it: making them superior to most special effects today. The origin, of course, was rewritten, as was Hulk's level of power, to make them more believable. Well, it worked, and this version of the Hulk is still a favorite among Hulk fans to this day. Interesting to note is the music and sound. First of all is the opening "Dr.David Banner...physician...scientist..." segment. It's not present in this movie, since this was only the pilot. Also, you'll notice the sound of wailing voices as he transforms, in contrast to the weird Twilight Zonish-noise used from mid-1st season until its end. "The Lonely Man" theme (played at the end of each episode) gave this show its own signature, and helped to boost otherwise lame episodes, giving them more poignancy than deserved (of the series run, "The First," and "Bride of the Incredible Hulk" were the best [both 2parters]). I really felt the lack of a signature sound/theme is one of the key factors holding back the big-budget movie that just came out.


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