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Brett Summers

Crawled out of the Black Lodge in 1976, only to find himself in the Village.

Cult TV Essentials: J.A.K.Q. Dengekitai

Following on from Himitsu Sentai Gorenger came J.A.K.Q. Dengekitai. Airing from April 9, 1977 to December 24, 1977, and once again created by Shotaro Ishinomori, J.A.K.Q. Dengekitaiit ran for 35 episodes. Once again an evil criminal syndicate, this time known as “CRIME,” are ready to take over the world. Leading them […]

Cult TV Essentials: Ultraman Ginga

Ultraman Ginga was a Japanese television series produced by Tsuburaya Productions which celebrates the 50th anniversary of the company and is part of the New Ultraman programming block on TV Tokyo. All of the Ultramen and monsters have been turned into figures known as Spark Dolls and become […]

Cult TV Essentials: Ultraman Mebius

Ultraman Mebius is a Japanese television series produced by Tsuburaya Productions and Chubu-Nippon Broadcasting. It is the 17th TV series and 40th anniversary production in the Ultra Series, which first began in 1966. It premiered on the Tokyo Broadcasting System on April 8, 2006. Unlike the two prior entries, […]

Cult TV Essentials: Ultraman Max

Ultraman Max was an Ultraman TV series which started airing on 7 July 2005, and produced by Tsuburaya Productions and Chubu-Nippon Broadcasting Co., Ltd. The show tried to return to the true formula of new monsters every week and being a fast paced show like previous series with […]

Cult TV Essentials: Ultraman Nexus

Ultraman Nexus was produced by Tsuburaya Productions, Chubu-Nippon Broadcasting (CBC), and Dentsu. It was the 20th entry in the Ultra Series. The series aired on Tokyo Broadcasting System, including TBS, CBC, MBS, etc. The show ran from October 2, 2004 until June 25, 2005, with a total of […]

Cult TV Essentials: Ultraman Cosmos

Ultraman Cosmos is a Japanese tokusatsu TV show being the 17th show in the Ultra Series. Produced by Tsuburaya Productions, Ultraman Cosmos aired from July 7, 2001 to September 28, 2002, with a total of 65 episodes, which currently makes it the longest running Ultra Show to date. Ultraman […]

Cult TV Essentials: Ultraman Nice

Ultraman Nice is a spin-off of the Ultra Series. Produced by Tsuburaya Productions, Ultraman Nice was released in a series of commercials on October 20, 1999, with a total of 40 “episodes”. Ultraman Nice arrives from the planet TOY-1 in a series of “infomercials” (1-minute toy commercials) presented […]

Cult TV Essentials: Ultraman Gaia

Ultraman Gaia is a Japanese tokusatsu TV show and is the 13th show in the Ultra Series. Created by Chiaki J. Konaka and produced by Tsuburaya Productions and Mainichi Broadcasting System (MBS TV), Ultraman Gaia was aired on JNN TV stations (TBS, CBC, MBS, etc.) from September 5, 1998 […]