This week, in the Quantum Cave, we are screening of Marvel’s Trial of the Incredible Hulk. The Trial of the Incredible Hulk is a 1989 TV movie continuation of the 1970’s “Incredible Hulk” TV series directed by Bill Bixby. It featured both the Hulk and Daredevil, who join forces to defeat Wilson Fisk, the Kingpin. Daredevil needed a vehicle to launch into a series all his own but this wasn’t to be. Like many productions, it was filmed in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada [a beautiful place that I wouldn’t mind moving to]. I remember when this first came aired on TV; I had some nerd rage about Matt’s outfit. Flash forward to 2015, I had zero issues with the outfit that they put on Matt Murdock. Once they announce the new Daredevil show for Netflix I posted an image of the old suit from this movie (https://twitter.com/Darran_Hight/status/504689799530549248). I was still a bit snarky in that twitter post. I’ve come a long way in my appreciation for both old and new attempts at doing movies/TV shows of this sort in the past year.
So this movie is moving along a bit slow but Rex Smith, as Matt Murdock/Daredevil, is pretty damn good in the role. The actions scenes for the character are not half bad either. The music is very late 80’s and the bad guys are written very one dimensionally. The new Kingpin is such a rich tapestry that he makes so many villains that have come before look laughably bad. John Rhys-Davies is an excellent actor but, once again, you need good writing to have something to play off of. Plus the fact that they chose to hide him behind those ridiculous sunglasses was a mistake.
Long story short… I really dig this movie. It had so much promise, even though it failed on many levels, it still delivered on a pure nostalgia level. Lou Ferrigno did his thing perfectly and he will be the ONLY man to ever have played, or will play a live action version of the Incredible Hulk. I don’t know enough about the director’s side of things to make any intelligent remarks about Bill Bixby’s vision for this film but there are more than a few great shots and angles that, within the confines of the small screen, are very cool. This makes me want to see at least one season of what a 1989 Daredevil show could have been like.
So here at Quantum Multiverse, as you might have discovered, we are geeks. As geeks we partake in geek media. No surprises there 😉 This is just a list of current shows, TV-YouTube-Netflix-Amazon Prime-ETC, that keep us going. There are movies, audio books/plays, Podcasts (& SMODcasts), Comics, Blog posts, Books, Toys, Games, and what-not that are also a factor. I may get to breaking those down at some point but this is a simple and easily digested post and a good place to begin.
This one is fun to make fun of. Saturday nights on MeTV has a block of time reserved for this great old show.
Since Top Gear (BBC) is now defunct, I found a new appreciation for classic cars and the art that Danny’s crew can create with them.
A great YouTube channel that contains the Jedi Council and more.
The oldies are still the best. This series holds a special place in my heart and in my Netflix que. I’ll also watch it on Saturday nights on MeTV (over the air digital antenna channel)
I am speechless. THIS is Daredevil. It’s like Frank Miller opened up his arteries and out sprang this Netflix series, magically.
This is one of those shows that I can watch all the way through the eight seasons and then start it all over again.
Chuck is a fun, Sci-Fi take on a Nerd gaining superhuman abilities. As the intersect, Chuck, is a powerful tool in the international spy scene.
I’ve fallen behind on my view of this show but it is a pretty great show about a young Ninja who’s actual special ability is turning foes into friends.
Wonder Woman! Another MeTV Saturday night staple. Lynda Carter was one of my first crushes and her smile still makes my evening better. My wife has that effect on me every day 🙂
Although not as good (doesn’t even touch it) as the previous Avengers cartoon, this has just enough obscure characters involved that keeps my interest, for the most part.
At first I didn’t like this version of the TMNT. I was a huge fan of the 2003 version of the show. After a few episodes I was sold. The show pays homage to old cartoon, including the 2003 version of the title.
This show is still one of the best written and directed shows of its kind. It could almost be a story created by Stan Lee. I watch this on Netflix, over and over.
We recently began our Amazon Prime account and this is one of the shows that we stream from there. I like it better than the original Stargate SG-1 for the depth that it has.
Kevin Smith and the guys at the Secret Stash in New Jersey. I can’t get enough of this program.
I found RetroBlasting on YouTube in the Autumn of 2014. I can’t say enough great things about this channel. They cover a very wide variety of vintage toys, cartoons and movies. The sardonic wit and the clever comedic element is what keeps me coming back for more of their videos. I now know shit about My Little Pony than I ever knew I wanted to know. #RetroBlasting has reinforced my geekness, affirmed my nerdiness, and informed my dorkieness. For that, I thank them.
This show was my weekly go-to show about Star Wars news for a year now. The host, Ken Napzok, is moving on to bigger and better things but I’ll keep tuning in to see what the Popcorn Network has in store.
Four thirteen-episode series, plus one mini-series! The four series are Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist, and Luke Cage, culminating in an Avengers-style team-up mini-series called The Defenders. I bet they go with “Heroes-For-Hire” when the dust settles but this is awesome news.