The Incredible Hulk: Season 1, Episode 4

The Beast Within (17 Mar. 1978)

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David 'Bradburn' is researching control methods for animal aggression with a female doctor at a zoo. She gets into trouble when new animals keep dying from a mysterious illness.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Jack Colvin ...
Dr. Claudia Baxter
Richard Kelton ...
Dr. Malone
Charles Lampkin ...
Jean Durand ...
Norman Rice ...
1st Zoo Security Guard
Joe De Nicola ...
2nd Zoo Security Guard (as Joe DeNicola)
Billie Jean Beach ...
Rita (as Billie Beach)


David 'Bradburn' is researching control methods for animal aggression with a female doctor at a zoo. She gets into trouble when new animals keep dying from a mysterious illness.

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The recurring atmosphere player (blonde, middle-aged lady) can here be seen playing a tour bus passenger: she is sitting at the front of the tour bus that visits the zoo. See more »


"The Beast Within" Carl is suspended by wires when the beast throws him in to the pool. See more »


Jack McGee: Dr. Baxter, it is worth reminding you that the power of the press can be used to your advantage or to your disadvantage.
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References Dumbo (1941) See more »

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The Zoo
18 November 2014 | by (North America) – See all my reviews

David Banner(Bill Bixby) travels to a zoo and gets a job as a cleaner, but really seeks to enlist the help of Dr. Claudia Baxter(played by Caroline McWilliams) who is doing research on aggression in animals, in hopes that they can isolate the aggression in him that leads to the emergence of the Hulk. Unfortunately, there is a mysterious rash of animal deaths, and her research is threatened with cancellation. Even worse, her boss(played by Dabbs Greer) is involved with illegal animal selling, and both her and David's lives are put in jeopardy as a result... Good episode shows how David will accept any job to reach his goal of a cure, though the inclusion of the gorilla is almost silly, but fight between it and the Hulk comes off fine.

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