I still love Ultraman

I don’t feel like blogging tonight, so, instead, I’ve decided to force you to watch a clip from one of my favorite childhood television shows, Ultraman.

While we’re on the subject, I should also mention that the best Christmas present I ever got was from Linette about fourteen years ago, when we lived in Atlanta. She found a guy who had all the episodes of the 1966 Ultraman on videotape and paid him to make me a bootleg. How cool is that?

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7 Comments

  1. Posted February 15, 2009 at 9:08 pm | Permalink

    Sorry, but, for some reason, the video isn’t showing up.

    I don’t have time to look into it now.

    Here’s the link though:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UNb7o6x7hEU

  2. Kevin B
    Posted February 15, 2009 at 9:29 pm | Permalink

    You could tell the monster lost its equilibrium when the phallic laser beams shot off the monsters ear.

  3. Posted February 15, 2009 at 9:56 pm | Permalink

    I liked that episode where the kids draw monsters with chalk on the sidewalk and the one drawing somehow gets irradiated and turns into a real monster.

  4. Dave
    Posted February 15, 2009 at 11:22 pm | Permalink

    No need for a bootleg. Your local Ypsilanti District Library has a copy.

    http://ipac.ypsilibrary.org:8080/ipac20/ipac.jsp?menu=search&aspect=basic_search&npp=50&ipp=20&profile=whit&ri=&index=.GW&term=ultraman&x=0&y=0&aspect=basic_search

  5. Posted February 16, 2009 at 6:46 am | Permalink

    That’s my favorite episode too, Ken… Or at least that’s the most memorable.

    And I can’t tell from the listing, Dave, if those are videos of the original 1966 series from Japan, but I will definitely check them out. Thanks.

  6. Robert
    Posted February 16, 2009 at 10:26 am | Permalink

    It was annoying that Ultraman’s low battery charge warning light would start going off seconds after he powered up. I never understood why they had to do that. It became like the boy who cried wolf. That fucking thing was going off continuously.

  7. Andy C
    Posted February 16, 2009 at 4:59 pm | Permalink

    My wife did the same for me once. I also got some Johny Socko too.

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