It's been two years since the Hulk has surfaced, and Dr David Bruce Banner is on the verge of curing himself of the Hulk. A device he helped create, the Gamma Transponder, will rid him of ... See full summary »
The finale of the television series about Dr. David Banner, a scientist who transforms into a mighty, larger-than-life creature called the Hulk when he gets angry. Desperately attempting to... See full summary »
David 'Belson' drifts into New York City and goes on a subway. And with him is a woman and two guys. When the two guys attack the woman, David tries to help but is beaten and turns into The... See full summary »
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>
The opening credits show the Hulk picking up a car and rolling it down the hill. This was not a special effect... the actor playing the Hulk really did pick up the car all by himself. When they were filming the scene the steel cable that was supposed to help Lou Ferrigno lift the car broke. It was 4 in the morning, cold, wet and Ferrigno had been working 18 hour days to refilm all the Hulk scenes for the pilot (the role had originally been played by Richard Kiel, best known as Jaws from the James Bond films, who producers had realized was not muscular enough for the part). World champion body builder Ferrigno was so frustrated that he decided to lift the car himself rather than wait for the special effects team to try to reset the cable. 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 »
Great acting, needs a little more action, but otherwise top notch
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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