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Ultra Q introducing Garamon…

Posted in Tokusatsu, Tokusatsu Music, Ultra Q with tags , , , , , , , , on August 15, 2008 by REdYOdA

Here’s a little video thingy I made set to music!
If you’ve never seen Ultra Q (the FIRST X-Files), this video will hopefully introduce you to the look and feel of the show.
I was really surprised to find a lack of Ultra Q on youtube!

I posted about Garamon earlier… so I used his debut episode to make this little musical 1:25 tribute video…

EDIT: Well… Tsuburaya Productions didn’t like my little music video and it got taken down…sorry.

Unfortunately the series has yet to be subtitled or dubbed for release in the U.S…. to my knowledge.
The ingenious Ultra Q was created by Eiji Tsuburaya and had a run of 28 episodes in 1966.
The episode used for the video: Episode 13 ‘Garadama’

I wish I could just start uploading episodes… but that would probably get me in trouble.

Ultra Q

Click the Ultra Q logo to visit the gallery and look at some monsters!

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Kaiju Garamon!

Posted in The Kaiju Art Collection, Tokusatsu, Ultra Q with tags , , , , , , , , on August 9, 2008 by REdYOdA

Garamon!

…and speaking of Pigmon, here is my Kaiju Art Collection photograph of the curious creature.

The Pigmon character is actually a repurposed suit from the ground breaking Tsuburaya tokusatsu series ‘Ultra Q’.
In Ultra Q, Pigmon was not the friendly, pint sized kaiju that we’ll see in the more widely known Ultraman series.
Ultra Q Title Screen

In the kaiju’s first UQ appearance, he is a terrifying, alien controlled, 100 ft. tall robot, named ‘Garamon’.
The unsightly robot comes to Earth via an asteroid called ‘Garadama‘ …which is also the name of the episode.

Garamon… actually two Garamon (Garamen??… just kidding) will appear in one more episode of Ultra Q called “Garamon’s Counter Attack“.

Trivia:

Scorpion Fish!

  • In the Ultra Q credits for Garadama, Garamon’s vocal credit is just given as ‘The Monster
  • The Bullmark figure, used in the Kaiju Art at the top of the post, is actually ‘Garamon’ …not Pigmon.
  • The little symbol seen clearly on the chest of the figure, was removed from the Ultra Q Garamon suit for the character’s use as ‘Pigumon’ or ‘Pigmon’ in the Ultraman series.
  • Garamon’s facial features are rumored to be modeled from the sourpuss face of the Scorpion Fish.