The original Incredible Hulk TV series ran from 1978-1982 (not including repeats) with a total of 79 episodes. In 1988 it was decided to revive the brand with the first of a series of TV films (only 3 were made across 3 consecutive years).
The first of the movies was "The Incredible Hulk Returns". This movie was to serve as the pilot for the TV series "Thor", but this was never produced.
For several years Dr David Bruce Banner (Bill Bixby) has kept himself out of sight working for a company on a Gamma Transponder which he believes can cure him of the Hulk (Lou Ferrigno). Of course things are never going to be that easy for Dr Banner, especially after he is interrupted by a former student, Donald Blake (Steve Levitt) and his "friend" Thor (Eric Allan Kramer). Also returning as the pain in the you-know-what journalist Jack McGee (Jack Colvin).
The majority of the film is spent establishing the relationship between Blake and Thor.
In 1989 came the second film - "The Trial of the Incredible Hulk". This was supposed to be the starter for a TV series on the DareDevil character - once again this did not come to fruition.
A woman, Ellie Mendez (Marta DuBois), is attacked on a subway train. David Banner tries to help her but comes off worse until he changes into the Hulk. Unfortunately, as thanks for his trouble, Banner is arrested after the woman identifies him as her attacker. His appointed lawyer Matt Murdock (Rex Smith - Streethawk) tries to help but has a secret of his own. Appearing as bad guy Wilson Fisk (aka Kingpin) is John Rhys-Davis (Gimli - Lord of the Rings trilogy).
Once again the majority of the film is aimed at building the Matt Murdock character.
Of the two I prefer the latter film now that I have seen it in the full, uncut version. I say uncut because I have a copy on VHS (from about 10 years ago when ITV showed it on a Saturday afternoon) and it has a running time of 72 minutes - the actual running time 93 minutes, that's 21 minutes longer than the TV version.
These films were never meant to be anything but light, entertaining, fun, escapist, family films and this is what they achieve. They are great for those rainy afternoons when you want something to watch that requires no brain power what-so-ever.