The Incredible Hulk (1982)

The Cyclops Project

Season 1, Ep 5, Aired 10/16/82
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  • Episode Description
  • Cyclops, the largest and most powerful computer on Earth, is due to be granted full control over the U.S. entire military defenses. Banner, while on his way with Rick with the de-activation codes for Cyclops, accidentally crashes his car, destroying the codes, injuring Rick and causing him to turn into the Hulk. The Hulk takes Rick and heads towards Cyclops Mountain, where the computer is located. Meanwhile, Cyclops' defense systems are turned on by its creator, Dr. Kurt Donovan, and the computer controls all of the military's systems. The Hulk breaks into Cyclops Mountain, and is quickly dealt with by some defense robots. The Hulk trashes the robots, and soon a stray mouse interferes with Cyclops' circuits, causing a chain reaction. Cyclops becomes sentient and decides that machines are superior to mankind. He seals off the mountain, trapping Donovan, Betty, Rick and the Hulk. Donovan agrees to help Cyclops, while the computer makes its intentions to take control over all machines on Earth clear to General Ross. The Hulk calms down and becomes Banner, whilst being observed by Cyclops, who decides to create a series of booby-traps to increase Banner's stress level again. Bruce and Rick meet up with Betty and head towards the Brain Room. Major Talbot uses an earth mole to dig into the mountain, and after General Ross loses contact with him, the general considers blowing the mountain up. On their way to the Brain Room, Banner and Rick fall down a large shaft, leaving Betty to go on alone. Banner becomes the Hulk, and he and Rick are subjected to more ordeals by Cyclops, who eventually uses Gamma rays to turn the Hulk back into Banner. Banner then enters the Brain Room and has to deal with Cyclops by himself before the computer can rule the whole world.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Michael Horton

    Rick Jones

  • Robert Ridgely

    General Thaddeus Ross

  • June Foray


  • Michael Bell

    Dr. Bruce Banner

  • Stan Lee


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    • How exactly would General Ross detonate the explosives under Cyclops Mountain if the computer has complete control of all radio, television, and telephone? Surely, it could prevent their detonation if it has complete control of the entire Army, as stated, too.

    • General Ross at one point says "We buried enough explosives under Cyclops Mountain to blast it into orbit!" He considers detonating them as a last ditch effort to stop the computer. Cyclops was always intended to eventually take complete control of "the military might of an entire nation," aka the United States. Seems rather silly then to purposefully bury explosives under your own HQ, doesn't it?

    • Inexplicably, Dr. Donovan's voice changes from that of actor Pat Fraley to that of Alan Young for the lines "Banner's stress levels are close to critical! This is most interesting!"

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