Episodes: 82 (hour)
TV show dates: November 4, 1977 – May 12, 1982
Series status: Cancelled/ended
Performers include: Lou Ferrigno, Bill Bixby, Jack Colvin, Michael Santiago,
TV show description:
Based on the Marvel comic, this live-action series features the life of Doctor David Bruce Banner (Bill Bixby), a physician/scientist who is overcome with grief after the tragic death of his adoring wife.
Preoccupied with the thoughts that he was unable to protect her from harm, he studies people that were in similar situations and who gathered superhuman strength to save their loved ones. He comes to the conclusion that high levels of gamma radiation is the cause of the strength and injects himself with it to test his speculation.
But unbeknownst to him, David dispenses a much higher dose than intended. Now, when he’s irritated or stressed, he transforms into a seven-foot, muscular, green being named The Incredible Hulk (Lou Ferrigno). Once he’s calm again, he returns to his normal appearance with no memory of what happened.
Banner seeks the help for a cure from research partner Dr. Elaina Marks (Susan Sullivan) and she helps keep his secret from the world. In an attempt to stay a few steps ahead of tabloid reporter Jack McGee (Jack Colvin) while he tries to find a cure, David travels the country and ends up helping those in need in his own way.