2018 line-up for
|The Incredible Hulk TV series (1978)
Tuesday, June 5, 2018 - 7:00pm
Hillsdale Public Library
509 Hillsdale Avenue
Hillsdale, NJ 07642
This group meets on the first Tuesday of each month to view SF and other genre
"Mr. McGee don't make me angry. You wouldn't like me when I'm angry." —Dr.
David Banner (tagline for the series)
The Incredible Hulk was a live-action science-fiction drama that ran on CBS from
1978 to 1982. It was created by Kenneth Johnson. The series was preceded by a
pair of two-hour made-for-TV movies starting in November 1977.
"Dr. 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."
|Johnny Dangerously (1984)
Our theme for the month, Crime Spree, was represented by Johnny Dangerously (1984)
starring Michael Keaton. It was corny but fun. The title character told the story as a
flashback, so you knew he was going to survive. A nice change of pace from the predictable
gangster crime story, Johnny Dangerously pokes fun at gangsters in over-the-top fashion
making for silly fun. Festivities continued at the Ridge Diner.
|Local Hero (1983)
April's theme of Labor Relations: corporate/unions and workplace related topics began with
a screening of the 1983 film Local Hero starring Peter Riegert and Burt Lancaster. The
premise is an American oil company's proposed buyout of a small Scottish seaport. The oil
company sends a man to Scotland to buy up an entire village to be replaced with a refinery.
Things don't go as expected. A whimsical comedy was well received by the attendees.
Conversation continued at the Ridge Diner until quite late. Fun evening.