February 28, 2012

The Return of the Incredible Hulk (Death in the Family) Review

The Return of the Incredible Hulk (Death in the Family) Review

While searching for his mysterious condition’s cure, David doesn’t shy away from battling a wealthy and powerful ranching family, a grizzly bear and, most importantly, his own temper in this action-packed two-hour movie. Gerald McRaney guest stars.

The Return of the Incredible Hulk
The Return of the Incredible Hulk
(
renamed Death in the Family for syndication)
Season: 1
Episode: 2
Air Date: November 27, 1977
Director: Alan J. Levi
Writer: Kenneth Johnson
David’s Aliases: David Benton,
David Benchley
Hulk-Outs: 4
•Fired from job and beaten
•Hit over the head with tin
water pitcher
•Attacked by a bear
•Trapped in quicksand

In November 1977, The Incredible Hulk premiered on CBS.  But just a few weeks later, a second pilot movie aired to gauge audience reception to the now-famous Incredible Hulk formula.  David Banner, on the run and searching for a cure, stumbles into a murder plot.  Julie’s stepmother and doctor are slowly poisoning the girl.  Can David and old coot Michael save the girl?  With such future TV stars as William Daniels (voice of KITT on Knight Rider) and Gerald McRaney (Major Dad), is this an Incredible series launch?  Listen to Jakob, Arnie, and Stuart’s review to find out!

 

 

 

 

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    […] Hulk.  Previously he was Denny, the foreman and Julie’s suitor in the second pilot episode The Return of the Incredible Hulk (aka Death in the Family).  In 1978 McRaney was not a known actor.  Sporting the thick beard he wears in this episode I […]

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