Sunday, June 12, 2011

'Ultra Q's' triumphant return to Japanese TV


Kenji Sahara, the star of the smash TV series Ultra Q (Tsuburaya Productions, 1966) answers questions posed to him by yours truly at G-FEST XVI in 2009. Photo by Mark Williamson.

Kaiju fans in the Land of the Rising Sun, rejoice! While fanciers on both sides of the Pacific of Japanese SFX movies and TV programs are aware of the impending July release of Ultra Q to DVD and Blu-ray (in both original black and white and a new colorized version!), WOWOW, the popular satellite channel in Japan, will broadcast all 28 episodes in June and July!

Ultra Q's 45th anniversary just got even more special!


Kaiju suit actor Haruo Nakajima, who played Gomess in episode #1 of Ultra Q, shares a tender moment with your humble blogmeister at G-FEST XV in 2008. Photo by Stan Hyde.

Episode #1 "Defeat Gomess!" (featuring previous G-FEST guests Kenji Sahara and Haruo Nakajima) broadcasts on June 26 at 10:00 am, with an encore showing on June 27th at 4:45 pm. A complete listing of broadcast dates and times for all Ultra Q episodes can be found here.

More information about WOWOW's broadcast of episode #1 can be found by following this link.

WOWOW certainly earned its name this time!

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