The Incredible Hulk (1977)

A scientist is exposed to a massive dose of gamma rays and becomes a superhuman beast...

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Podcast Release Date:
Feb 28, 2012

Hulk Series Episode 1

Hulk smash hit on TV!

The Incredible Hulk has been a staple in Marvel Comics since his first appearance in 1962, but to many The Hulk is less known for his comic book persona than his portrayal by Lou Ferrigno in CBS’ hit prime time series The Incredible Hulk. Starring Bill Bixby as David Banner, a scientist who overdoses on gamma radiation, the series ran for five years, and it’s impact can still be seen through references in both the Eric Bana and Edward Norton Hulk film adaptations. Now, as Now Playing starts its next leg of it’s Marvel Comic Movie Retrospective, leading up to The Avengers, Jakob, Arnie, and Stuart are reviewing the television movie that started it all–The Incredible Hulk. Does this incarnation of the green giant make our reviewers angry? And would you like them when they’re angry? Listen to find out!

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Movie Details

Series
Avengers
Series
Comic Book Movies
Series
Avengers - Some Assembly Required
Series
Hulk
Series
Marvel Comics
Original Title
The Incredible Hulk
Title
The Incredible Hulk
Director
Kenneth Johnson
Author
Producer
Writer
Kenneth Johnson
Actors
Bill Bixby, Lou Ferrigno, Susan Sullivan, Jack Colvin, Susan Batson, Mario Gallo, Eric Server, Charles Siebert, Terence Locke, June Whitley Taylor, George Brenlin, Jake Mitchell, William Larsen, Olivia Barash
Runtime
1 h 35 min
Release Date
4 November 1977
Genres
Action, Science Fiction, TV Movie
Overview
An accidental overdose of gamma radiation causes a mutation in scientist David Banner's DNA: now whenever he becomes angry, he metamorphoses into a seven-foot-tall, 330-pound, mindless muscular green creature.

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