December 21, 2007

Native medicine couldn't cure Hulk

Watch Hulk videos onlineThe television series opened each week with the following opener: “Doctor David Banner, physician, scientist, searching for a way to tap into the hidden strengths that all humans have. Then an accidental overdose of gamma radiation alters his body chemistry and now when David Banner grows angry or outraged, a startling metamorphosis occurs. The creature is driven by rage and pursued by an investigative reporter. The creature is wanted for a murder he didn’t commit. David Banner is believed to be dead and he must let the world think that he is dead until he can find a way to control the raging spirit that dwells within him.”

Episode 2.5: Rainbow’s End: October 13, 1978: This episode focused on Banner’s attempt to use a Native American medicine to control the Hulk. In a sense, rather than use science to combat a problem brought on by science, he seeks to use an organic means to control the Hulk. Back when this episode aired, a lot of people believed in the power of natural medicines to cure modern ailments (it was a hot topic issue in cancer research). Other than that, the story dealt with a horse racing matter.

2 comments:

dmarks said...

With only the headline scrolled into view, at first I thought this was yet another recent Hulk Hogan story.

russell said...

Writerfella here --
Come to think of it, Native medicine probably would not have helped the TV series' star, either. Bill Bixby died of prostate cancer, perhaps meaning that any organ's being bigger isn't always better...
All Best
Russ Bates
'writerfella'