A fugitive scientist has the curse of becoming a powerful green monster under extreme emotional stress.


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Complete series cast summary:
 Dr. David Banner / ... (82 episodes, 1977-1982)
 Jack McGee (82 episodes, 1977-1982)
 The Incredible Hulk / ... (82 episodes, 1977-1982)
 Hulk / ... (49 episodes, 1979-1982)


Dr. David Banner is a brilliant scientist but, one day, a laboratory experiment that he is working on goes terribly awry. Since that time, whenever he is under extreme stress, his body undergoes a transmogrification and he morphs into the Incredible Hulk. The Hulk is about seven feet tall, hugely muscular and powerful, and has bright green skin. After destroying whatever threatens Dr. Banner, he morphs back to normal human form with only amnesia and tattered clothing as evidence of what just transpired. As you can well imagine, this situation is quite troubling for Dr. Banner and causes him a great amount of problems. All the while, he is pursued by Jack McGee, an investigative reporter who believes that the Hulk is a deadly menace whose exposure would enhance his career. Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>

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During the second half of the show's run, Bill Bixby was forced to face personal tragedy with the sudden illness and subsequent death of his young son, as well as the suicide of his ex-wife. Lou Ferrigno observed that as a result Bixby wasn't really the same and that his heart wasn't really into it during the show's final two seasons. See more »


When the Hulk breaks through a brick wall, (typically at the end of the show) the clothing that he wears changes between his approach to the wall, and to the view of him running down the alley, and this is repeated in several different episodes, which clearly looks like the same stock footage being re-used. See more »


Jack McGee: Human interest stories do not make front page.
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Great acting, needs a little more action, but otherwise top notch
7 May 2012 | by (Japan) – See all my reviews

I faithfully watched this show as a kid and I've come to appreciate it more as an adult.

Bill Bixby plays the role of David/Bruce Banner perfectly. As a kid I always wanted to be like him and as an adult I really admire his acting.

The only real complaint I have is the action. The Hulk is far from super human in most scenes (he mostly grows and throws chairs, which just about anybody could do). And they use the worst trick in the 70's TV play book; slow motion. The Six Million Dollar Man started it, and The Incredible Hulk copied it, having the Hulk do everything in slow motion. It's less than impressive and actually makes the action scenes less interesting than the conflicts that David/Bruce gets into.

But the plots were well written, and the show had a lot of lasting drama that has remained with me years later. Great show.

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