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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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February 28, 2012 Posted by | Comic Books, Movies, Reviews, Television, The Incredible Hulk TV Series Reviews | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

The Incredible Hulk – Pilot TV Movie Review

In this thrilling two-hour movie, Dr. David Banner inadvertently exposes himself to a high amount of gamma radiation and is horrified to discover that in moments of frustration and anger he is transformed into the incredibly powerful Hulk. Susan Sullivan guest stars.

Hulk smashes a car in the pilot movie
The Incredible Hulk
Season: 1
Episode: 1
Air Date: November 4, 1977
Director: Kenneth Johnson
Writer: Kenneth Johnson
David’s Alias: None
Hulk-Outs: 3
•Frustration changing a tire
•A Bad Dream
•Seeing his friend caught in
a fire

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!


 Read my other Incredible Hulk Series Reviews

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Incredible Hulk Series Review Index

The Incredible Hulk
The Incredible Hulk TV Series
Seasons: 5
Episodes: 82
Air Dates: 1977 – 1982
Series Creator: Kenneth Gilbert
Stars: Bill Bixby, Lou Ferrigno, Jack Colvin

In anticipation of The Avengers opening in May, 2012, Jakob, Stuart, and I are doing a podcast retrospective series of all the movies based on the Marvel Comics Superheroes at Now Playing.

With Now Playing’s current Incredible Hulk Retrospective Series I will also be looking back at every episode of The Incredible Hulk TV series that ran from 1978 to 1982.

Pilot TV Movies
The Incredible Hulk (Pilot)
The Return of the Incredible Hulk (aka Death in the Family)
Season 1
Final Round
The Beast Within
Of Guilt, Models and Murder
Terror in Times Square
The Hulk Breaks Las Vegas
Never Give a Trucker an Even Break
Life and Death
Earthquakes Happen
The Waterfront Story

Season 2
Married (aka Bride of the Incredible Hulk)
The Antowuk Horror
Rainbow’s End
A Child in Need
Another Path
Alice in Disco Land
Killer Instinct
Stop the Presses
Escape from Los Santos
A Solitary Place
Like a Brother
The Haunted
Mystery Man (1)
Mystery Man (2)
The Disciple
No Escape
Kindered Spirits
The Confession
The Quiet Room
Vendetta Road

Season 3
Blind Rage
Brain Child
The Slam
My Favorite Magician
Behind the Wheel
The Snare
Captive Night
Broken Image
Proof Positive
Long Run Home
Falling Angels
The Lottery
The Psychic
A Rock and a Hard Place
Nine Hours
On the Line

Season 4
Prometheus (1)
Prometheus (2)
Free Fall
Dark Side
Deep Shock
Bring Me the Head of the Hulk
Fast Lane
Goodbye Eddie Cain
King of the Beach
Wax Museum
East Winds
The First (1)
The First (2)
The Harder They Fall
Interview with the Hulk
Half Nelson

Season 5
The Phenom
Two Godmothers
A Minor Problem

Reunion TV Movies
The Incredible Hulk Returns
The Trial of the Incredible Hulk
The Death of the Incredible Hulk

February 28, 2012 Posted by | Comic Books, Movies, Reviews, Television, The Incredible Hulk TV Series Reviews | , , , , , , , , , , , , | 19 Comments