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>
Whenever Dr. Banner chose an alias, he always used the first name of David, his own first name, and his last name always began with a "B", since his last name was Banner. Strangely, nobody thought of using the name David Bixby. See more »
Banner's problem is compounded severely throughout the course of the series in that not only is he the Hulk, but people either know he's the Hulk or know he has some connection to the Hulk. He departs them at the end of each episode with unspoken trust that they won't say anything.
Normally in super hero movies, there is the occasional episode where someone finds out the protagonist's secret identity and the central story revolves around him/her trying to cover it up. See more »
Damn! Car, you're making me angry, now if you get me angry, you know what I'm gonna do? I'm gonna turn you into a tin sandwich!
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In the opening sequence, the lit up gamma ray display can be seen with the word "anger" on it, which is zoomed out to show the full word is "danger". See more »
_Incredible Hulk, The (1977) (TV)_ (The pilot), _Incredible Hulk: Death in the Family, The (1977) (TV)_ and _Incredible Hulk: Married, The (1978) (TV)_, which all originally aired as two-hour TV-movies, are edited for syndication, allowing each installment to be seen as two-part episodes. See more »
THE INCREDIBLE HULK series was much like the series KUNG FU -- a sympathetic humanitarian and seemingly meek outcast rights wrongs using his very special abilities. However, THE INCREDIBLE HULK ran for 5 years with only three regular cast members. I am not sure if any other long running TV drama ever had a smaller cast.
Interestingly, Bill Bixby's COURTSHIP OF EDDIE'S FATHER co-star Brandon Cruz appeared in the first season of the HULK in the episode "747."
Bixby oozed charm and charisma, and made believable the idea that he could so easily win trust and find employment in a new town each and every week.
The music was exceptional. Among the best Hollywood TV has ever produced.
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