Monday, June 23, 2003
Another quickie: I've noticed on a couple of blogs that have, when mentioning the new Hulk film, don't understand why the TV show producers changed Doc Banner's name to David. Well, since I was around when that show originally aired, I'll tell you: because the name "Bruce" was considered, by a lot of people who should know better, to be an effiminate (read: gay) name and they decided to change it. Also there was a connotation from the comedic Batman TV series, which has had its share of dumbass gay connotations as well, and the Hulk TV show was intended to be played more or less as a drama. These are the reasons I remember from back in the day. I'm glad that the movie people changed it back.