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The Incredible Hulk 

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

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Kenneth Johnson
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Wednesday, May 5, 1982

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1982   1981   1980   1979   1978   1977  
Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Bill Bixby ...  Dr. David Banner / ... 82 episodes, 1977-1982
Jack Colvin ...  Jack McGee 82 episodes, 1977-1982
Lou Ferrigno ...  The Incredible Hulk / ... 82 episodes, 1977-1982
Charles Napier ...  Hulk / ... 49 episodes, 1979-1982
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Storyline

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 November 1977 (USA) See more »

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Universal Television See more »
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Runtime:

(87 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Trivia

It has been claimed that Kenneth Johnson had planned to film a two-hour series finale in which David Banner was put on trial for the death of Elaina Marks (who was killed in the pilot). However, in an interview that was taped for the show's fifth season DVD set, Johnson said that a finale was never written, due to the surprise cancellation of the series. Nevertheless, he admitted that he had wanted to do a final episode in which David Banner would have been successfully cured of the Hulk. See more »

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Not like the comic book? Who cares?
27 July 2003 | by matlock-6See all my reviews

A primary complaint about this TV show is that it wasn't like the comic book. Whether or not the TV show was like the comic book is irrelevant. The Hulk performed physical feats in the comic that would have been impossible to duplicate when this series was running, and comic books are so simplistic and often violent, they never would have allowed it on prime time TV.

That said, the Incredible Hulk was a good TV show with strong acting by Bill Bixby and Lou Ferrigno that was, mostly, harmless fun for the whole family. The Hulk represented a kind of "Elephant Man" character, who certainly looks scary, but is genuinely kind and gentle and wants to help people in trouble (sort of a one man A-Team). I don't remember him ever seriously hurting anyone, and most of the physical parts involved him bending gun barrels so they couldn't be fired or turning cars over on their roofs. With the kind of strength the Hulk had, he could have torn people in half, but he settled for bending steel piping around them and leaving them helpless for the police to take to jail. He was gentle with animals and young people as well as old.

The story is a very sad one: Bixby, playing scientist David Banner, is stuck in a life on the run from an obsessed reporter who wants to become famous by photographing the Hulk. Banner and the Hulk represent the ultimate misunderstood hero/antihero: someone who is a better person than most of us are, yet is persecuted because of other people's misunderstandings.

Harmless fun for the whole family, and some good lessons for youngsters about kindness and not judging others for their appearance.


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