That is... painful..
Give me a cool rubbery monster suit and I'll make a better show. :)
Oh, you just want the rubbery suits! ;oP
Who says there can't be secondary benefits? :)
Edited at 2010-12-22 05:07 pm (UTC)
Wait... what? He died because he was under some power lines that had a higher voltage than he did? Its amazing what we can learn from the japanese.
I'm pretty sure Jondi is an RL kaiju. You should see him at school, when he's surrounded by tiny Asians scurrying out of his way.
Heehee. Yes, they spent half their budget on the effects for the "boy" and he still can't quite emote.
Back when I was in elementary school, I watched stuff like Johnny Sokko and Ultraman. I suspect that even back then I'd have had a 'wtf' reaction to The Space Giants.
It's like whoever imported it just pulled random scenes from all the episodes out of a bag and strung them together. Wow.
Yeah. I sometimes wonder if the people who imported them even bothered with the original story and dialogue or just played the video and took whatever scenes seemed exciting. And this one is particularly choppy.
That was just horrible.
BTW, I got your Monty Python reference!
Hee. Figured a few people would catch it. :)
Whaaa, I remember watching and actually liking this show as a kid. I'd have probably been doomed to like Power Rangers if they had come out at the right time.
I think the voice of the kid was the voice for Marine Boy as well.
was a -fine- piece of work, even after being hacked-and-slashed by the American distributor! Big, rubbery monster suits, epic battles with big, rubbery monsters and stuff. Ultraman -did- kick that show's butt...however I digress. Down with CGI, up with foam and latex!!1!
You want cheeze? Have some rat-monsters! Or even giant, inflateable rats you can order!
Awww, you know I've got a soft spot for this stuff! :D Though much less of a soft spot for horribly edited and dubbed versions...
Love the monster cheesiness! Where are those rat critters from?
Nevermind -- the image URLs were easily parsed once I thought to look.
Hey, that first one also features a tapir monster and a pair of flying squirrel monsters! Awesome. :D
Yeah, the first is from the Kamen Rider series "Skyrider" and the second from the Sentai series, "Jetman" (dunno what incarnation of Power Rangers they turned Jetman into). Two of my favorite Japanese live series. Rats were a pretty common creature to be found in the series where mutated animals or legendary beasts were the monsters. These are just two of my favorite rat-villains.
Aww, that second one from Kamer Rider is terrific! He's nibbling on his tail and soooo cute... *coughs* Err, I mean, he's a fierce horrible monster and I don't want a big hug from him or anything. Yeah. :D
Back when I was a little chick, in 1981...or so, my family got cable TV. It was a wondrous invention, to have 31 channels!
WSBK was one of those channels. And they showed Little Marine Boy, Speed Racer, and Space Giants!
I watched every damn episode of Space Giants they showed in America as a little kid, eating up the entire story from start to finish. I 'LOVED' that show and would kill to get it on DVD.
Used to watch this on the Captain Cosmic show on channel 2 when I was a kid. They also showed Ultraman, Spectraman, and Captain Scarlet (of all things) on that show. I loved it all (except Captain Scarlet, sorry to say), though in retrospect, yeah, I'm sure it was quite butchered from the original.
Ayup, grew up watching them too.
one of the failed professor experiments was a redubbing of these shows into a Brady-esque sit com. potential for amusement, but the script wound up being too racist to be funny.
Back when TBS was young, they aired this show in the late 70's. But I still recall their "accurate" promo for this show:
"It looks rough for Japan and the rest of the world, when the evil Rodak keeps sending moster after monster! Destroying toy trains, model tanks and cardboard cities!! Who can stop them?? How 'bout a 50-foot giant who can turn into a gold bunsen burner? Or a kid with a flashing light in his head? Or an old man who wanders around a cave and bumps into the walls? Are Goldar and his friends enough to defeat Rodak and his cunning Luuuuuugo-Men? Find out...on Space Giants...on the Superstation!"