Friday, November 4, 2016

THE INCREDIBLE HULK (1977)

On this day in 1977, CBS aired Kenneth Johnson's first Incredible Hulk television movie, which led to a five year, 82 episode weekly series. My thirteen year-old mind was blown... and I've never been quite right since.

6 comments:

  1. Blew my mind as well! Thanks for noting this anniversary.

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  2. I picked one episode at random to watch recently (and now I've forgotten which one) and was very surprised to see it packed to the rafters with rather obviously gay characters. That seems pretty progressive for a late Seventies network show.

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  3. In this day of multi-million dollar superhero motion picture extravaganzas, it may be hard for some people to realize what a big deal the Incredible Hulk TV series was for fans in the 70s. It was the first successful dramatic, prime time adaptation of a comic book series since George Reeves' Superman of two decades earlier, and the first ever live action Marvel Comics adaptation. I grew up on 1960s Marvels, and to see a series based upon a Lee/Kirby creation was a dream come true.
    I recently watched the 2008 Hulk movie for the first time and was pleased to see Lou Ferrigno in a cameo role; an affectionate tribute to the man who was the Hulk to millions of viewers.

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  4. During the show’s production, a family friend gave me an intact styrofoam brick from one of Hulk’s break-away walls! I probably didn’t care about 95% of the show since I was only in it to see the Hulk, but my folks found the melodrama entertaining. Looking at it today, I see how well Bill Bixby sold it.

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  5. guest starring the delightful susan sullivan!

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  6. Now available on Blu-ray in the U.K.!

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