Cult TV Essentials: Ultraman Ace

Ultraman Ace is the 5th show in the Ultra Series. Produced by Tsuburaya Productions, the series aired on Tokyo Broadcasting System from April 7, 1972 to March 30, 1973, with a total of 52 episodes. Starting with this show, the Ultra Series heads in a notably different direction, […]

Cult TV Essentials: Ultra Seven

Ultra Seven is tokusatsu science fiction TV series that aired on Japanese TV in 1967. Created by Eiji Tsuburaya, this follow up to Ultraman went on to become one of Japan’s greatest fantasy TV series. Such is his popularity that Ultra Seven (or simply ‘Seven’) has appeared or at […]

Cult TV Essentials: Ultraman

Ultraman was a Japanese Tokusatsu television series that first aired in 1966. Ultraman is a follow-up to the television series Ultra Q, though not technically a sequel or spin-off. The show was produced by the Tsuburaya Productions, and was broadcast on Tokyo Broadcasting System (TBS) from July 17, 1966 […]

Cult TV Essentials: Whiz Kids

Whiz Kids was an American science-fiction adventure television series that aired on CBS in the United States. The 60-minute series was created by Philip DeGuere and Bob Shayne and originally aired from October 5, 1983 to June 2, 1984, lasting one season and consisting of 18 episodes. Richie Adler […]

Heroes of Cult: James Hong

You probably know longtime Hollywood character actor James Hong as either David Lo Pan in Big Trouble In Little China or Cassandra’s Dad in Wayne’s World 2 – but the man is a prolific icon in the biz, working well over 500 roles in his 50-year-plus career, spanning from […]

Heroes of Cult: El Santo

El Santo is arguably the most famous Mexican who ever lived. EL Santo was born Rodolfo Guzmán Huerta (September 23, 1917), in Tulancingo in the Mexican state of Hidalgo; he moved to Mexico City in the 1920s, where his family settled in the Tepito neighbourhood. He practiced baseball […]

My Top 5 Christmas movies…

With December almost upon us I thought I share my five favourite Christmas films… #5: Scrooged / Dir: Richard Donner / 1988 A 1980s ‘greed is good’ take on the Charles Dickens classic. Bill Murray stars as the Scrooge like character Frank Cross. Frank is a stressed, uptight, […]

Cult Cartoon Essentials: Speed Racer

Speed Racer (aka Mach GoGoGo) was a Japanese anime/manga franchise about automobile racing. Mach GoGoGo was originally serialized in print in Shueisha’s 1958 Shōnen Book. It was released in tankōbon book form by Sun Wide Comics, and later re-released in Japan by Fusosha.  It was adapted into anime by Tatsunoko […]

Who are The Inhumans?

We all know about Marvel’s current urgency to make The Inhumans the centre of their universe. It is clear to see that with the upcoming rebranding of Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver to Inhumans in The Avengers movies, as well as Agent Coulson sketching maps of The Inhumans main […]