Growing increasingly desperate to rid himself of the Hulk, Banner impersonates a nuclear safety inspector due for a visit at a nearby power plant, where he hopes to expose himself to another burst of radiation to try to cure himself. One of the plant’s staff members suspects something is amiss and double checks, discovering that Banner is an impostor, but before she can sound the alarm, a major earthquake strikes – and the nuclear plant is sitting directly over the fault line. Safety systems lock the facility down, but a runaway reaction is imminent…and unleashing the Hulk in this situation may make it even more dangerous for those trapped in the plant with him. Meanwhile, reporter Jack McGee is on the premises as a routine story about nuclear safety begins to spiral out of control.
Cast: Bill Bixby (David Bruce Banner), Jack Colvin (Jack McGee), Lou Ferrigno (The Hulk), Sherry Jackson (Dr. Diane Joseph), Peter Brandon (Ted Hammond), Gary Wood (Turner), Kene Holliday (Paul), Lynne Topping (Nancy), Brett Hadley (Ron Harris), Roberta Sherwood (Mrs. Waverly), John Alvin (Dr. Patterson), Arthur Rosenburg (Larry Saenz), Diane Markoff (Janet), Robbyn Stuart (Reporter), Pamela Nelson (Marsha), Michael Wirick (Gate Guard)
Notes: This episode uses extensive footage from Universal Pictures’ 1974 disaster film Earthquake. (Universal’s television division also produced The Incredible Hulk.)
LogBook entry by Earl Green