11.28.2017: Ultra Q The Movie Daikaiju Discussion

Rachel, Kyle, Clancy, Gretchen & Dave try to make heads, tails or claws of Ultra Q The Movie.

This episode takes a look at a film that has yet to be subtitled neither by official nor fan-run sources — and that’s too bad, as I was mistakenly under the impression that we’d be able to grok what was happening on the screen. How wrong I was!

We’re trying our best to cover the obscure, and hardly covered by the fans, ULTRA Q THE MOVIE: LEGEND OF THE STARS (1990). Thanks to listener Mike Keller for sharing an article on the film from Bob Johnson via Markalite Magazine (issue #2). Because of this article we were able to piece together some more details, although that ending… still not exactly sure what to think about the meaning of that.

Watching this movie was confusing, to say the least.

1. 172 Targeted Star ~ Space Command M-11 by Kuniyo Miyauchi from Ultra Q (1966)
2. Ultra Q Theme by Ukulele Cafe Quartet from Ukulele Ultraman (2006)
3. Ultra Q The Movie trailer (1990)
4. Recollections by Sasaki Rico from Kaiju Club (2017)

Godzilla Monster Planet Review on SlashFilm [spoiler alert]
Polygon Pictures reveals Sequel Opponent [spoiler alert]
SciFi Japan Showcases Godzilla Monster Planet production stills
TV Asahi Hosts Godzilla General Election Variety Program
Criterion/Janus Films acquires Godzilla films
Tsuburaya Wins US Court Case in Copyright Battle
Godzilla x SuperGroupies Fashion Collaboration

12/7 – 12/10 COMIC CON EXPERIENCE in San Paolo, Brazil w/ Bin Furuya (Ultraman) & Ken Ohba (Space Sheriff Gavan)
11/10 – 01/08 GODZILLA SHOW SPACE in Tokyo, Japan

Since we aren’t getting a look at Godzilla Monster Planet this month, I was unsure of what to do for December. Luckily, I screwed up the schedule a little and the 1960s Danish kaiju film, REPTILICUS (1961) was never properly added to the list. Thanks again to Mike Keller for pointing that out! If you’d like to send in your thoughts, questions and reviews (aka your homework) for this film, please do so before December 23rd to be included in our discussion episode.