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Hollywood Rocks
Review And Media by Stu

Episode #19 - Hollywood Rocks
Original Airdate 9th November, 1997

Dr. Doom plans plans to take over the world as She Hulk beings to star in her own movie.

Written By: Diane Fresco
Directed By: Ron Myrick
Music Composed By: Shuki Levy and Kussa Mahchi
Animation Services By: Sae Rom Productions
Guest Starring: Neal McDonough as Dr. Robert Bruce Banner, Lou Ferrigno as The Hulk, Cree Summers as She Hulk and Simon Templeman as Dr. Doom.

Review: Dear Lord, where to start…

I’ve always loved Dr. Doom. Whether it be on the good Fantastic Four, his appearance on Spider-Man in Secret Wars or his original appearance in the first season of The Incredible Hulk, I think he’s one of the coolest villains ever. This however, is nothing but a stain on Doom’s good name.

Now, usually I’d have gone for a revamp on this design, as I was never too impressed with it on Fantastic Four, but God, they managed to make a mediocre design terrible. Doom’s jaw now moved whenever he spoke, and it simply looked absolutely ridiculous.

I’d have loved to see someone take a proper stab at this story. I think the return of Doom; the man responsible for Jen Walter’s transformation into She Hulk to begin with, could’ve made for a fantastic story. Instead, it’s lost in a stupid story filled with terrible Hollywood puns.

This episode arguably features one of the stupidest moments in the entire series. Hulk stuck in space jumps down to Earth. Y’know space, the place where there’s no bloody gravity to pull him down. That’s ignoring the fact that space is thousands of miles away, and Hulk’s limited air supply would’ve run out before he managed to get anywhere.

Such a terrible, terrible episode. Possibly the worst the show had to offer.