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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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Complete series cast summary:
...  Dr. David Banner / ... 82 episodes, 1977-1982
...  Jack McGee 82 episodes, 1977-1982
...  The Incredible Hulk / ... 82 episodes, 1977-1982
...  Hulk / ... 49 episodes, 1979-1982
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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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4 November 1977 (USA)  »

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Der unglaubliche Hulk  »

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The Inredible Hulk was nominated for several emmies during it's run, including Outstanding Music Composition - Series 1982 · Joe Harnell; Outstanding Cinematography - Series 1980 · John McPherson; Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series 1979 · Mariette Hartley. There were several nominations but no wins; but it still set a record for emmy nominations for a superhero Television show up to that point. See more »

Goofs

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 »

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[opening sequence to the episode: "A Death in the Family"]
Narrator: Dr. David Banner, Physician/Scientist, searching for a way to tap into the hidden strengths that all humans have. Then an accidental overdose of gamma radiation interacts with his unique body chemistry. And now, when David Banner grows angry or outraged, a startling metamorphosis occurs.
[while trying to change a tire during a thunderstorm, David changes into the Hulk]
Narrator: The creature is driven by rage and pursued by an investigative ...
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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 »

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The Lonely Man
End titles by Joe Harnell
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Bill Bixby Was The Heart Of This Show.
30 July 2013 | by See all my reviews

I remember watching this series growing up, and feeling so bad for poor David Banner, who was played to perfection by the late Bill Bixby; without him, this series would not have worked, and would likely be forgotten. He was able to convey the melancholy plight of this man remarkably well, and was aided immeasurably by Joe Harnell's haunting and poignant piano theme "The Lonely Man", which suited his performance perfectly. The sight of David walking away alone on another road, duffel bag over his shoulder, as he hitchhikes or walks into the next episode is so powerful it can make the viewer cry, yet Bixby portrayed David with dignity and respect to balance out the pathos.

It should be mentioned that Hulk actor Lou Ferrigno was highly effective in his performance and huge body made him perfect casting. Creator Kenneth Johnson was inspired to present this premise seriously, and ground the plots and action in reality. The contribution of these men should not be overlooked! A great pity this series was canceled without proper closure, but it is available on DVD, so can be viewed and appreciated by all.


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