The first television series produced by eiji tsyburaya,the special effects man behind Godzilla.In the vein of the outer limits and the twilight zone except with giant rubber suited monsters.The show revolves around three recurring characters and the situations they get into with said monsters.The show is the precursor to the ultra man series.
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Various Toho movie monsters have been modified into new monsters for several episodes of this show. They include Godzilla (as "Gomess" in Episode 1, "Defeat Gomess!"), King Kong (as "Goro" in Episode 2, "Goro and Goro"), Manda (as "Mystic Dragon" in Episode 6, "Grow, Turtle!"), Baragon (as "Pagos" in Episode 18, "The Rainbow Egg"), Magma (as Todola in Episode 27, "Flight 206 Vanishes"), and the Giant Octopus from _Kingukongu tai Gojira (1962)_ (as "Sudar" in Episode 23, "Fury of the South Seas"). See more
In the mid-60s, United Artists licensed the series for broadcast on American TV. The whole series was dubbed into English but never released. Reportedly, UA wasn't interested in showing a black and white program while the three networks were pushing for more color programs. An English-dubbed version of episode 3 was released on laserdisc in Japan, but the rest of the English dub remains unreleased in the US or Japan. Only a few other episodes have ended up in the hands of 16mm collectors. See more
Followed by The Ultraman
Urutora Q Mein Têma
(Ultra Q Main Theme)
Music by Kunio Miyauchi See more