Incredible Hulk, The

The Incredible Hulk TV Show

The Incredible Hulk TV series, based on the Marvel Comics character, aired from 1978 to 1982, for a total of five seasons and 82 episodes.  The series starred Bill Bixby as Dr. David Banner, Lou Ferrigno as the Hulk, and Jack Colvin as Jack McGee.  Prior to the series airing, there was a full feature film, split into two episodes, which aired in 1977.  After the show was canceled, three more made-for-TV movies were produced:  The Incredible Hulk Returns (1988), The Trial of the Incredible Hulk (1989), and The Death of the Incredible Hulk (1990).  Bixby died of cancer in 1993.

Fans of the show will remember that Bill Bixby, who played the role of Dr. David Bruce Banner, ended up in a freak scientific accident.  The result of this accident was that when Dr. Banner got pissed off, he turned into a hulking monster (played by Lou Ferrigno).  Bruce then wanders aimlessly across America, helping people out of jams along the way, while at the same time trying to find a cure for his condition.  The whole time the Hulk is off helping people out, a reporter from a tabloid magazine, named Jack McGee (Colvin), is trying to prove his existence, thinking the Hulk to be a murderous monster.