The Incredible Hulk: Season 4, Episode 12

The First: Part 1 (6 Mar. 1981)

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David 'Barr' travels to Vissaria where another Hulk was sighted years before. He finds the lab where the creature originated, a man claims to have been the 'first' Hulk and most importantly, a cure.



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Episode cast overview:
Jack Colvin ...
Jack McGee (credit only)
Harry Townes ...
Lola Albright ...
Elizabeth Collins
Bill Beyers ...
Chip Frye ...
Kari Michaelsen ...
Jack Magee ...
Julie Marine ...
Hank Rolike ...
Dick Durock ...


David 'Barr' travels to Vissaria where another Hulk was sighted years before. He finds the lab where the creature originated, a man claims to have been the 'first' Hulk and most importantly, a cure.

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The names "Jeffrey Clive" and "Dell Frye" are tributes to actors Colin Clive and Dwight Frye, who played Dr. Frankenstein and his assistant Fritz in Universal's Frankenstein (1931). See more »


Dirt on the Hulk's pants suddenly disappears as Frye is leading him out of the forest. See more »


Dell Frye: How did this happen to you?
Dr. David Bruce Banner: An experiment... radiation.
Dell Frye: Who did it?
Dr. David Bruce Banner: I did.
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References Frankenstein (1931) See more »

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25 November 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

have just watched this 2 parter on DVD - very enjoyable despite or because of the low budget feel - seems like a tribute to all the old 30s/40s universal monster movies - even though the "first" creature reminds me more of Harry h Corbett's Mr Hyde character in "carry on screaming!". This story has everything - creepy old house (well at first), interfering kids up to no good, bullying local heavies (without pitchforks), mad scientists laboratory, werewolf type monster and Frankenstein versus the wolfman type confrontation between the two hulks! David Banner (surely the CAMPEST ever, tragic, eccentric boffin?)and the journalist McGee do seem slightly lost and out of place in all this mayhem of nostalgia.

2 of the characters in this story are named after actors in the 1931 Frankenstein - Frye and Clive. Full marks to Harry Townes for a true scenery chewing performance as Dell Frye! What a script! What an accent! A gem.

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