Type
Scripted
Premiered
Mar. 10, 1978
Status
Canceled/Ended
Runtime
60 min.
Country
USA
Network
CBS TV Network

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The Incredible Hulk (1978)

David Banner is a scientist trying to find a way to tap into the hidden strength that all humans possess. One night in his lab an experiment goes wrong, causing him to be overexposed to gamma radiation. Now, whenever angered or distressed, the mild-mannered scientist finds himself transforming into a powerful creature known as The Incredible Hulk.

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TV Movie: The Death of the Incredible Hulk Aired: Feb. 18, 1990

Desperately trying to rid himself of his monster-like alter ego once and for all, David 'Bellamy' sneaks into a government research lab run by …

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The show had 5 seasons and 86 episodes air between 1978 and 1982.

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  • In the comic book, the Hulk's alter ego is named Bruce Banner (although his full name is Robert Bruce Banner). For the show, however, the character was renamed David, leading to an Urban…
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    In the comic book, the Hulk's alter ego is named Bruce Banner (although his full name is Robert Bruce Banner). For the show, however, the character was renamed David, leading to an Urban Legend that it was because the name "Bruce" was considered too homosexual. Stories that claim the name Bruce was considered too gay for the series are grounded in Urban Legend. Ken Johnson has never said that was the case in changing Banner's first name to David, and there's no evidence that the Network or Studios asked for such a change. In the comics, Banner's full name was Robert Bruce Banner, and Bruce was established as Banner's middle name on the series as well. A contributing factor to the name change was series producer Kenneth Johnson's dislike for alliterative names, which are typically used in comic books; Johnson decided that "David" (his son's name) was more solid.
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  • When the show was established as a hit, Producer 'Kenneth Johnson (I') was rumored to be considering creation of a female version of the Hulk. The character would be used on the series with…
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    When the show was established as a hit, Producer 'Kenneth Johnson (I') was rumored to be considering creation of a female version of the Hulk. The character would be used on the series with the intent of possibly spinning her off into her own series (as Johnson had done with the The Six Million Dollar Man/The Bionic Woman). Their plan was to take David's sister, a character already established by early episodes, and have her receive an emergency blood transfusion from him. Due to the show's cancellation, this story never came to pass. However, Marvel Comics learned of this development and created She-Hulk so they would own the rights to any such character. The character's comic-book origins turned out to be similar to the plan in the comics. The blood transfusion is still the reason for her mutation, but she is Dr. Banner's cousin rather than his sister.
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  • Bill Bixby was fond of bringing actors on who had been co-stars in his previous TV shows. The Incredible Hulk features a recurring atmosphere player (blonde, middle-aged lady), an extra who…
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    Bill Bixby was fond of bringing actors on who had been co-stars in his previous TV shows. The Incredible Hulk features a recurring atmosphere player (blonde, middle-aged lady), an extra who is prominently featured in some scenes, and who was previously an atmosphere player in Bixby's 1973 TV series, The Magician (1973). She is not credited and, to this day, her name remains a mystery. Since she appeared in "The Incredible Hulk" (1978) {Mystery Man (#2.15)}, fans have dubbed her the "mystery woman".
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