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After the destruction of their own planet, Peaceland, the Zone Family,
battle the Garoga Army to save Earth.
This is a fun series, with the strangest monsters on television. Better than any of the Ultras because the hero is actually on screen for more than the last 2 minutes of every episode.
Guest appearances by Godzilla, Gigan and King Ghidorah.
Toho, in my opinion, has created the more unique superhero shows, including RAINBOWMAN (which they did the previous year), but this particular tokusatsu series not only looks like a cross between an Ultra Series and a pre-Sentai Series (the first Sentai Series, GORANGER, came out in 1975), but what makes this series a treat among fans of giant monsters is that Godzilla appears in five episodes of this show, as does King Ghidorah (in another two episodes) and Gigan! Aside from that, this show's got the usual hard-hitting superhero action punctuated by innovative shows from that period like MASKED RIDER (1971) and KIKAIDER (1972)! Aside from Godzilla's pairing with Jet Jaguar in GODZILLA VS. MEGALON, it's rare to see Godzilla team up with a superhero kicking evil monster hiney! In this case, Godzilla teams up with Zone Fighter (the leader of a trio of superpowered Zone Siblings from the planet Peaceland, which was destroyed by the show's villains, the Garoga Army, who send out monsters every week), and the results are really fun and cute, but it's really a shame that more sophisticated fans take it too seriously. Don't let that bother you and give this series a chance! Not just the Godzilla episodes, but reccommendably every episode, which have some amusing treats and interesting guest appearances that people who only watch it for Godzilla would miss (ie. the late Baku Hatakeyama, who played Ooiwa Daita/Ki-Ranger in GORANGER a couple years later, made a guest appearance in one episode)!
Check out METEOR MAN ZONE! I highly reccomend it, to fans of both monsters and superheroes!
*** This review may contain spoilers ***
The Zone family are a group of heros that have come to earth, because
their planet is destroyed by the Garoga Army. That pretty much sums up
the story. Godzilla, Gigan, and King Ghidora all make an appearance in
The series was cut off with only 26 episodes to it's name due to Japans' energy crisis at the time. But the ones they made are pretty good. Zone Fighter definitely fights better than Ultraman, whom takes occasional dives on the monsters.
Anyway if you like sci-fi and giant monsters (Kaiju) like I do, then do yourself a favor and check this out. There are other shows like this such as Mirror Man, Godman, Jamborg Ace and 9, Fire Man, Green Man, Kamen Rider, and the Ultraman series.
This is, I repeat, This is not for the people with small minds and hate for the series anyway. If you are a fan then enjoy. If you are just wanting to trash this with nothing better to do, then to H E double Hockey Sticks with you.
Plot concerns a bunch of kids called the Zone family who become power ranger like superheroes to battle evil bugmen. One of the teens can become a giant ultraman superhero to take on giant monsters. Every episode of this show is painful to watch. After watching a two hour tape of this I felt so depressed (now I know how Joel, Mike and the bots feel after watching a bad movie). The only thing that saves this show are appearances by some of Toho kaiju often. Godzilla, King Ghidorah, Gigan, and Megalon all make appearaces.
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