The Incredible Hulk

The Incredible Hulk (1978)

  • Genre: Action & Adventure, Drama
  • Creator: Kenneth Johnson, Jack Kirby, Stan Lee
  • First Air Date: 1978-03-10
  • Last Air Date: 1982-05-12
  • Total Seasons: 5
  • Total Episodes: 83
  • Status: Ended
  • Episode Runtime: 60 min.
  • Production Company: Universal Television
  • Networks: CBS
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The Incredible Hulk is an American television series based on the Marvel Comics character, the Hulk. The series aired on the CBS television network and starred Bill Bixby as David Banner, Lou Ferrigno as the Hulk, and Jack Colvin as Jack McGee. In the TV series, Dr. David Banner, a widowed physician and scientist, who is presumed dead, travels across America under assumed names, and finds himself in positions where he helps others in need despite his terrible secret: in times of extreme anger, he transforms into a huge, incredibly strong green creature, who has been given the name "The Hulk”. In his travels, Banner earns money by working temporary jobs while searching for a way to control his condition. The series was originally broadcast by CBS from 1978 to 1982, with 82 episodes over five seasons. The two-hour pilot movie, which established the Hulk's origins, aired on November 4, 1977. It was developed and produced by Kenneth Johnson, who also wrote or directed some episodes. After the series ended, the fate of David Banner was a cliffhanger until 1988. The franchise was purchased from CBS by rival NBC. They produced three made-for-television films: The Incredible Hulk Returns, The Trial of the Incredible Hulk and The Death of the Incredible Hulk. Since its debut, The Incredible Hulk series has garnered a worldwide fan base.

  • Keywords: superhero, based on comic, scientist
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    The Incredible Hulk Seasons

    Season 0

    First Air Date: 1977-11-04
    7 Episodes

    Season 1

    First Air Date: 1978-03-10
    12 Episodes

    Season 2

    First Air Date: 1978-09-22
    23 Episodes

    Season 3

    First Air Date: 1979-09-21
    23 Episodes

    Season 4

    First Air Date: 1980-11-07
    18 Episodes

    Season 5

    First Air Date: 1981-10-02
    7 Episodes

    The Incredible Hulk Episodes

    Title Air Date Duration
    Season 1Episode 1The Return of the Beast (1)30 min
    Season 1Episode 2The Return of the Beast (2)30 min
    Season 1Episode 3Raw Power30 min
    Season 1Episode 4Helping Hand, Iron Fist30 min
    Season 1Episode 5Innocent Blood30 min
    Season 1Episode 6Man to Man, Beast to Beast30 min
    Season 1Episode 7Doomed30 min
    Season 1Episode 8Fantastic Fortitude30 min
    Season 1Episode 9Mortal Bounds30 min
    Season 1Episode 10And the Wind Cries… Wendigo!30 min
    Season 1Episode 11Darkness and Light (1)30 min
    Season 1Episode 12Darkness and Light (2)30 min
    Season 1Episode 13Darkness and Light (3)30 min
    Season 2Episode 1A Hulk of a Different Color30 min
    Season 2Episode 2Down Memory Lane30 min
    Season 2Episode 3Mind Over Anti-Matter30 min
    Season 2Episode 4They Call Me Mr. Fixit30 min
    Season 2Episode 5Fashion Warriors30 min
    Season 2Episode 6Hollywood Rocks30 min
    Season 2Episode 7The Lost Village30 min
    Season 2Episode 8Mission: Incredible30 min
    • Bill Bixby

      as Dr. David Bruce Banner
    • Jack Colvin

      as Jack McGee
    • Lou Ferrigno

      as The Incredible Hulk
    • Charles Napier

      as Hulk voice/roar
    Writing Jack Kirby Writer
    Writing Stan Lee Writer
    Writing Richard Christian Matheson Writer
    Writing Kenneth Johnson Writer
    Writing Tom Szollosi Writer
    Production Kenneth Johnson Producer
    Production James D. Parriott Producer