WHAT WAS THE PLAN? Over the years hit TV series The Incredible Hulk saw Dr David Banner endlessly searching for a cure to his Hulk transformation.The plan was that by the conclusion of the series Banner would have finally found a cure for his affliction, causing the viewers to rejoice! Hurrah!
OH. SO WHAT WOULD HAVE HAPPENED?
Well apparently executive producer Kenneth Johnson had planned to have the show conclude with a two-hour finale where Banner would have gone on trial for the murder of his former colleague Dr Elaina Marks and been cured of his Hulk-outs.Oh and the story of Jack McGee would have been concluded as well, tying up all of the series’ loose ends.
BUT WHAT DID HAPPEN? In the midst of a union strike, a slight dip in ratings and with only a few episodes of season five shot, the show got cancelled, causing the story to be left open ended.
WAS THIS SUCH A BAD THING? Yes, this was a bad thing.A very bad thing.Naughty, naughty.
The show did get a conclusion of sorts with a short series of TV movies that followed, but the last of those, Death of The Incredible Hulk (1990) was a poor ending to a fantastic series.Oh and Jack McGee’s story never did get resolved, which was annoying beyond belief.
BUT WHAT IF? Well if The Incredible Hulk had of received a satisfactory conclusion then fans everywhere wouldn’t have had to buy the crappy TV movies, and their ‘Complete TV Series Collection Boxset’ would have actually felt complete!These people would no doubt live happier lives and would have been more productive members of society.