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747

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Episode
7 of season 1
Director
Sigmund Neufeld Jr.
Writers
Thomas E. Szollosi, Richard Christian Matheson
Original airdate
April 7, 1978
Alias
David Brown
Locations
San Francisco, CA; Denver, CO
Preceded by
Followed by


747 is episode seven of the live-action TV series The Incredible Hulk. It originally aired on April 7, 1978 on CBS.

SynopsisEdit

Traveling across the country in pursuit of a potential cure for his affliction, David boards a passenger plane that is carrying a priceless Egyptian exhibit. When the pilot and a stewardess attempt to steal the artifacts, David finds himself forced into the unenviable position of having to land the plane safely before the strain induces his transformation into the Hulk.

CastEdit

  • Bill Bixby ... David Banner
  • Lou Ferrigno ... The Hulk
  • Edward Power ... Phil
  • Sondra Currie ... Stephanie
  • Denise Galik ... Denise
  • Brandon Cruz ... Kevin
  • Howard Honig ... Mr. Leggit
  • Don Keefer ... Mr. MacIntire
  • Susan Cotton ... Cynthia Davis
  • Del Hinkley ... Pilot
  • Ed Peck ... Capt. Bob Brandes
  • J. Jay Saunders ... Controller
  • Shirley O' Hara ... Mrs. MacIntire
  • Barbara Mealy ... Nurse

HighlightsEdit

1-5 747

Ending sequence

  • Reunites Bill Bixby with Brandon Cruz, his young co-star from "The Courtship of Eddie's Father"
  • Some terrific scenes of Bixby struggling with the plane's controls while trying to fight off his transformation into the creature
  • Hulk out 1: Being pushed out of a plane at 30,000 feet by a mean guy who yells “You’re gonna land a lot sooner than the rest of us!”
  • Hulk out 2: Being forced to land a 747 without any training and only an air traffic controller to help, at the risk of his, the Hulk's, and everybody else on the plane's lives.

TriviaEdit

  • The first episode in which Jack McGee/Jack Colvin does not appear
  • Airplane footage from the 1975 film Airport is used (Both the series and the movie were produced by Universal Pictures)
  • Co-writer Richard Christian Matheson (who would also co-write "Like A Brother" and "The Snare") is the son of screenwriter/short story writer/novelist/philosopher Richard Matheson (who, among his many other credits, wrote 16 episodes of The Twilight Zone)