The made-for-TV flick was one of three movies that followed the Bill Bixby/Lou Ferrigno TV show (1977-82), and it was planned as backdoor pilots for other potential Marvel Comics properties, like Thor and Daredevil – a precursor to a live-action Marvel Universe that would happen 20 years later.
Filmed in Vancouver, The Trial of The Incredible Hulk features some peak late ‘80s Vancouver, including a shot of Dr. David Banner walking along Kits Beach – with Downtown Vancouver looming in the background – and the Granville Street London Drugs playing a jewelry shop that gets held up by goon robbers.
But the most prominent Vancouver location is the Burrard Street Skytrain station, graffitied with a rad Daredevil tag.
After boarding the train, Dr. David Banner hulks out to save a lady getting harassed by some thugs. Hulk promptly beats down the thugs, rips up some chairs and kicks open the door like a champ before fleeing transit cops.
It would be epic damage unlike anything ever done to the Skytrain, except for every time there’s a BC Lions game.