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The Lost Village
Review And Media by Stu

Episode #20 - The Lost Village
Original Airdate 16th November, 1997

Banner travels to a small village in Tibet, where he hopes to finally find his cure.

Written By: Ann Knapp Austen, Douglas Sloan
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 and Cree Summers as She Hulk.

Review: In case youíre wondering if this episode is good or not, itís not. Whilst itís not as atrocious as some of the other previous season 2 episodes, itís still not a good episode, nor is a patch on the previous seasonís standard.

It does feature one of the seasonís worst lines, the dreadful ďGarbage in, garbage outĒ speech, commonly mocked throughout the Internet. I understand that this season was supposed to be a lighthearted buddy comedy, but thereís no excuse for anything being this bad.

The beginning segment didnít actually feature She Hulk at all which left me with hope that they might leave the silly cow at home, but alas, she appeared and the episode became all the more excruciating for it.

The villain wasnít anything memorable, despite a great performance from Tom Kane. Kane is probably best known to Marvel fans for his portrayal as HOMER, the smart ass A.I computer over in Iron Man.

Once again the episode fails to heed to the most basic of Hulk characterisations. This time, Hulk fails to turn back into Banner when heís calm. Itís a simple thing to rememberÖ Hulk smash. He doesnít do a whole lot else, thatís Banner time.

Oh, and for those of you who havenít seen it, Banner gets cured this episode. Itís lost in some other story about 2 relics and a disobedient family member. It doesnít last long, and neither did my attention span, unfortunately.

One of the better season 2 episodes. And itís still terrible!