Sunday, July 18, 2010

don't make him angry, don't make him shake...

I have always thought Alice Cooper's song "Nuclear Infected" from 1980s "Flush the Fashion" was an ode to the Hulk.
montage from part 1
anyway, I am watching the fourth season of "The Incredible Hulk" and am really enjoying it, for what it is.  as a kid I liked the show but was always a bit put out that there were no superpowered foes for our hero to fight.

being older, I realize the reasons now (budget, the damned "realism" thing, etc) so I can appreciate it for what it is.

so this "Prometheus" is the first episode of of the fourth season. a meteor lands and the radiation affects Banner- he only changes back halfway to himself.  there's a lot of money spent on this episode, lots of extras, machinery, helicopters, you name it, even an asteroid special effect (which is very nicely done).

the recent movie sure seems to have taken a lot of cues from this tv show.

1 comment:

Danny Coffin said...

Yeah,David,like you it kinda bugged me that The Hulk(like Spidey in HIS 70's live-action CBS series)never got to take on any supervillains.However,the performances by Bill Bixby(RIP)as Banner&Lou Ferrigno as Ol' Jade Jaws made this show something really special.