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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George Brenlin ...
Man at Lake
Jake Mitchell ...
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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The scenes in the opening montage used for the show's entire run are all from the pilot episode. See more »

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Obvious "lady" stunt double for little girl, when she is in water on long shots. See more »

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Dr. David Banner: [recreating the conditions of his first Hulk-out] Hey wait a minute, last night was an electrical storm!
Dr. Elaina Marks: Oh brother, you really do have a Ben Franklin complex, don't you?
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Why Were There Chemicals In The Lab ?
6 January 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I love this episode of course.

But I do have to wonder, the explosion took place in a lab that was equipped with a pressure chamber and was supposedly for oceanographic type research.

So why did it have such volatile chemicals without any sort of safety protocols ? Obviously the answer is that without the chemicals there wouldn't be an explosion, but it would not really make much sense for this type of lab to have such a chemical supply (indeed in most cases they have separate storage).

A fun episode but I have always wondered.


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