INCREDIBLE HULK x SkyTrain

There can be a lot to be angry about riding the Expo Line SkyTrain, from constant shutdowns and the weird smells that haunt the train. But take solace that you’re not the angriest to ever ride the transit line: that would be the Incredible Hulk in 1989’s The Trial of the Incredible Hulk.

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.

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It would be epic damage unlike anything ever done to the Skytrain, except for every time there’s a BC Lions game.