The alien robot King Joe (which combines from four floating alien machine crafts) is named after "Tetsuo Kinjô", who wrote the two-parter it appeared in. See more »
The main title credits begins with a backwards "crumbling sand" effect of the Japanese "Ultra Seven" title, in white with a colorful psychadelic background. In later episodes, a "paint-swirl" title almost identical to that of Ultraman: A Special Effects Fantasy Series (1966) was used. In either case, the subsequent opening credits (which usually start with the name of the weekly episode) are accompanied with black silhouettes of the Ultra Garrison mecha against a colorful looped liquid background. The last silhouette is of Dan Moroboshi (the show's hero, decked out in Ultra Garrison uniform and helmet), which transforms into a silhouette of Ultra Seven. See more »
Ultra 7 was very much ahead of its time. A few years back it was playing on TBS at 3am on Saturdays. It was very cool watching it as an adult and still enjoying it. I am not sure if it was brought back in the late 70's but that is when I was watching it as a kid. I lived in Hawaii for a few years growing up and was fortunate enough to watch other Japanese "superhero" television...Getaroba G, the Five Rangers (pre power ranger), raydene, robot man etc.. All were great in my opinion. Would love to see some of them today. I remember back and think that the subject matter was a little more adult than some of the knock offs today are??? Anyways if you get the chance to see any of these enjoy them.
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