The Incredible Hulk (1978–1982)
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The Incredible Hulk 

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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Episode complete credited cast:
Susan Batson ...
Mrs. Maier
Mr. Bram
Eric Server ...
Charles Siebert ...
Terence Locke ...
Young Man (as Terrence Locke)
June Whitley Taylor ...
George Brenlin ...
Man at Lake
Jake Mitchell ...
William Larsen ...
Girl at Lake
Eric Deon ...


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 <>

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


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4 November 1977 (USA)  »

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While Dr. David Banner is vastly more intelligent than his Hulk alter ego, the Hulk has greater memory retention of Banner's memories than vice versa. Throughout the series, David Banner conveys that he has virtually no memory of the what the Hulk does while he is in Hulk-form. Banner is greatly distressed by the uncontrollable nature of his Hulk alter ego, and its potential to harm innocent people, in spite of the fact that the Hulk is a gentle giant who must be provoked to anger in order to be a menace. The Hulk on the other hand, retains all or most of Banner's primitive memories for as long as he is in creature-form. The Hulk recognizes the threat that harmed the Banner-facet of himself, even though he does not understand that he and Banner are one. Conversely, Banner has no memory of the individuals who may have harmed or distressed him while he was in Hulk-form. See more »


In her interview B.J.'s mother displays burn marks/skin grafts and discusses being burned in the accident but her flashbacks to the accident show no burns to her face. See more »


Dr. Elaina Marks: David?
Dr. David Banner: [wincing in pain] Yeah?
Dr. Elaina Marks: When did you say you were shot?
Dr. David Banner: I don't know, sometime early this morning.
Dr. Elaina Marks: Well I'll tell you, this wound looks like it's been healing for a few days.
Dr. David Banner: I know.
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Referenced in Mister Rogers' Neighborhood: 1468: Superheroes (1980) See more »

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A Cool Looking Monster In The Pilot
21 April 2010 | by See all my reviews

This is a lot better than the television show that followed and that footage in the rain with David transforming into The Hulk for the first time is outstanding! Note the editing and music used in this footage. Right after this scene we cut to the lake scene with the direction and music still on a very high standard: even the green paint on The Hulk's skin looks more impressive than usual! But this high standard of production could never last in the lower budget weekly television series, which is too bad as this movie displayed what The Incredible Hulk series could of been if more money was put into it! I am told The Incredible Hulk series got more female viewers than male viewers so maybe I was the wrong sex for it?

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