Dr. David Banner, a physician and scientist, is haunted by the death of his wife whom he couldn't save in a car accident. While he is researching the hidden immense strength of all humans, he discovers that super-human strength can be related to solar flares. In a dangerous experiment, he gives himself a dose of gamma radiation. However the dosage is accidentally set too high. Now under circumstances of extreme emotional stress such as anger, fear, rage, pain or frustration he transforms into a rampaging beast know as "The Incredible Hulk."moreless
Dr. David Banner
Goof: When the Hulk is at the lake you can see the green on his hand is washing off.
When Jack McGee first arrives outside the labs and introduces himself to David Banner, the audio of his dialogue does not match with his lip movements; seemingly, it was redubbed in post production with the name of the newspaper that he works for, being changed.
When David has the flat tire right before his first transformation, he gets out, looks at the tire and the hub cap is missing , after he gets the jack and spare tire he goes to the front of the car and the hub cap is on.
Alias: none. David went by his own identity in this episode.
Job: Reasearch Scientist, Phisician at Culver Institute
City/State: Sacramento, CA
During the scene in which the Hulk smashes Banner's car, the headlights are off in one scene, back on again in another.
Look carefully when the Hulk jumps down into the burning Lab when he goes to rescue Elaina Marks, it is not Lou Ferrigno!! A Stunt Double was used but you can tell it's not Lou's Body!!
(McGee asks to come inside Elaina's home for an interview)
Elaina: I'm afraid not. To be quite honest with you, I don't particularly like your newspaper, or its reputation.
(Seeing a reflection of David's tattered state in Elaina's bedroom mirror)
McGee: Yeah, well yeah. "Reputation's" a very important thing. Uhh, I won't bother you, since you're, uh, otherwise "involved."
Elaina: Look, I think we should put this particular interview off for today.
David: No, no, we're going to do it. So...why don't you bring them in while I go buy a doughnut?
Elaina: Why don't I go bring them in while you go buy a doughnut?
Elaina: (carrying a very thick book) Well. We've got the myoglobin analysis back. I tell you, I think that computer ought to run for Congress. You ask it a simple question, it gives you back a ten-pound answer, takes you a month to decipher.
Ben: Hey, a reporter named Jack McGee called.
Elaina:Yeah, he's from The National Register, wants to interview us.
Ben: Oh, National Register is not exactly The Washington Post.
Elaina: No, not exactly. That's why we've been ducking him.
Elaina: As I told you on the phone Mrs. Maier, what we're trying to learn is how to tap into that really incredible reserve of human strength that all of us have and only use about twenty percent of.
Elaina: How can you hope to examine a medical phenomenon with a cool scientific objectivity...
David: If I keep losing my cool. You know, my mother always used to tell me getting angry doesn't help.
Elaina: Well, I always liked your mother.
David: Do you think we will ever find where that strength comes from?
Elaina: I don't know.
(Talking about David's research.)
McGee: My newspaper's very interested.
David: Mr. McGee, your newspaper is only interested in reporting murder, rape, horoscopes, UFOs, and Farrah Fawcett. I don't happen to fit into any of those categories, and I wish not to be interviewed.
(Talking to David about his alter ego.)
Elaina: How this... this creature is an outgrowth of David Banner. It's his... it's his primitive emotions run wild. It may be undisciplined, It may tear the hell out of a pressure chamber, but it won't kill because David Banner won't kill.
(Talking about a large footprint.)
McGee: There's a girl and her father over at the lake, who say that they saw the thing that made this.
Elaina: Did they? Well, what was it? Bigfoot?
McGee: Sounded more like the Jolly Green Giant. Only I wouldn't call him too jolly. Big hulk, about seven feet tall, greenish tinge to the skin. Pretty mean-looking.
(Elaina talks to the Hulk.)
Elaina: Oh, God. My poor David. Who will take care of you now? It's okay, it's okay, it's okay. I don't know if you can understand me, but I want you to know something. Dear David, I have loved you for such a very long time. And I always will. And I always will. (Elaina dies.)
David: (About his love for the late Elaina Marks) I Love you Elaina, I think you Loved me too, although you never said it.
Policeman: (to Jack McGee about the first sighting of the Hulk) We have no proof that those footprints are real and we do not want to start a panic.
David: (describing what his eyes looked like the first time he is changing back into himself) My Eyes Were White.
David Banner: Mr. McGee, don't make me angry. You wouldn't like me when I'm angry.
As well as doing the narration for the series, Ted Cassiday also did the Voice/Growl of The Hulk, and did so for 2 seasons until he passed away.
The scenes of the Culver Institute, where Drs. Banner and Marks do a majority of their research, were filmed at the California Institute of the Arts (Cal Arts) campus in Valencia, CA. Cal Arts was the first institution in the United States to confer degrees for the visual and performing arts. Funded in large part by Walt Disney, Cal Arts is the school of merit for many of the current animation giants working at Pixar.
David´s mother is spoken of in the past tense, implying that she is deceased. This would later be confirmed in the episode "Homecoming."
Richard Kiel was originally cast as the Hulk, but as production on the pilot began, he didn't appear bulky enough to the producers. Although Kiel's scenes were re-shot with Lou Ferrigno, there is a brief shot of Kiel as the Hulk as he looks up a tree before he rescues a drowning girl.
As with several TV Pilots in the late 1970s (Battlestar Galactica and Buck Rogers In The 25th Century being two other cases), this pilot film was slightly re-edited and shown in cinema theatres in some countries.
Official feature-length and two-part versions of this story exists; with the two-part version containing a narration from Bill Bixby previewing scenes of part two at the end of part one; and a re-cap of part one's events at the start of part two.
Originally the 2 hour pilot movie, but shown as 2 part episode in syndication.
The scene where Hulk meets the little girl at the lake is a reference to the infamous deleted (but later restored) scene from Frankenstein where Frankenstein's monster sees a girl at a lake.
No results found.
No results found.
No results found.
User Score: 193
User Score: 649
User Score: 591
User Score: 466
User Score: 133
User Score: 65
User Score: 59
User Score: 43
User Score: 17
User Score: 17